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The Real WORK…

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Night Altar – Arrangement/Photograph by Toni Roberts

is on the Self

once you get that in order

all else falls into place

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“God” Has A Plan…

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On A Clear Summer Day In My Neighborhood – Photograph by Toni Roberts

As one surrenders every millisecond of one’s Life to Divine Management

Truly “letting go and lettingGod…'”

Releasing all Ego-generated FearsImaginingsPrejudgements….Prejudices…and Preferences

One’s True Life Purpose can then begin to unfold from withinout

Organically...naturally...joyfully…as one’s everyday experiences in the material world

One is then WHOLE…and truly FREE

And that is the Purpose of all of this BEING…and DOING

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There Is Only…

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A Quiet Spot For Time Out… – Photograph by Toni Roberts

the

Eternal Now

 

Time

is

a

human construct

 

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Today’s Prayer…

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“Pondering” – Photograph by Toni Roberts

show me…please…

clearlyso there is no misunderstanding

gently and free of pain

exactly what IS my part…

and what is YOURS…

on this JOURNEY to WHOLENESS…?

 

“what is mine and what is thine…?”

 

thanking you in advance for the clarity of your response

Ase…

 

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The Ancestral Gates…

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Opening the Ancestral Gates – Altar Arrangement & Photograph by Toni Roberts

have been opened

the Sacred Marriage consummated

and

new lifeborn

 

the cauldron fires of transformation are lit

the Ancestors contacted

healing is imminenthowever…

we are just at the beginning

and must remain openreceptiveobedientto impulsessigns…and signals

 

and…”word-up…”

FREEDOM

is

the

BYPRODUCT

of

the

process

 

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OBEDIENCE…

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Grandfather and Marley – Photograph by Toni Roberts

is born of  TRUST

 

without TRUST

there can be no OBEDIENCE

for TRUST is the foundation and source out of which

OBEDIENCE  flows

naturally...organicallywithout human thought or effort

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From the New Moon…4-5-2019…

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Daughters of Gaia – Collage/Photograph by Toni Roberts

to the Full Moon4-19-2019

WISE daughters and sons of the Great One

will spend their days sitting in the Silence

listening within

 

(And as my Ol’ Auntie used to say, “A word to the Wise is sufficient.” N’cest pas?)

 

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Today’s Prayer…

I Am Mother…Earth…Giver of Life – Artwork & Photograph by Toni Roberts http://toniroberts.imagekind.com

Goddess Mother

Of all there is…ever was…and ever shall be…

Take care of those whom I love…

And those whom I do not…

Cleanse every hidden corner of

ill will

jealousy

or

envy

from my

heart

I

Now

Let goreleasegiveshare

 May this be my

New Way of Being

 This day…and all the days of my life…

One

Day

at

a

  Time

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Letting Go…

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Clouds Over River 9-13-15; photo by Toni Roberts

Perhaps the time has come for us humans to consciously and deliberately loosen our fear-basedlife or death grip on this third dimension of a greater REALITY

How we do cling to our earth experiences as if this is all there is to LIFE… as if this experience as flesh beings is the BE-ALL of existence…

How about trying something new for a month or so? Just to see what happens…

Take an hour each day in the Silence of the Now Moment…forget about your BODY…your LIFE…and the myriad PROBLEMS bombarding you…

Simply “Let go and let God’…”

And if you do not believe in any Power greater than your human power…or any reality other than your human reality…simply relax into the “nothingness” of your being as you observe your breath

Do this religiously…daily…for at least one month…and see what happens…

You have nothing to lose…n’cest pas? And you gain an hour of relaxation that can only benefit that body in which you so much believe…

 

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Let Us Lay Our Collective Pain At The Altar Of Love…

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Altar of Love – Photograph by Toni Roberts

This Path I’ve chosen to walk is indeed, a “straight and narrow “one!

No longer can I stray onto the familiar side streets of anger and sarcasm: my old defenses…my old way of covering up hurt, disappointment, or emotional pain. All of those feelings that strong “Black” women (and women of any hue…truly…) have been conditioned to swallow. From childhood we become experts in covering up…in camouflaging our emotional pain. We swallow it until we are choking with a rage and anger that must be released lest we burst into a million pieces.

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I have learned to take ‘time out” when I feel that inner volcano getting ready to explode. I then explore what lies below the rage. Ultimately, I discover hurt feelings or suppressed emotional pain. I then give myself permission to be human and vulnerable without the shame of feeling weak.  I allow my heart to hold both pain and righteous anger. For each is both justified and valid. I then lay them both at the Altar of Mother WisdomLady Peace…and Sister Harmony.

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Ultimately, words of wisdomlovecompassionunderstandingforgiveness and kindness…begin to flow into consciousness; words that wash away any residue of pain or anger that might still lay hidden in the secret recesses of my heart.  Thus, instead of wounding words born of anger, my response becomes a healing balm to the heart of whoever wounded me. For underneath the attacker’s anger and harsh words or actions was her/his own hidden pain. For s/he too has been acculturated just as I; and has learned that it is safer to go into attack mode than to show the weakness of one’s human vulnerability.

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It’s time to break this vicious cycle. Let us be courageous enough to feel our painindividual and collective. Let us weep together. Let us acknowledge to ourselves and to each other our human fears and vulnerabilities. Let us stop and think before uttering those hurtful words or otherwise inflicting pain upon each other.

Let us lay our collective pain at the Altar of Love.

(copyright: 2019 – Toni Roberts)

 

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