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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

Toni Roberts

 

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With Each Breath…

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Altar to Oya…Oshun…Shango – Arrangement/Photograph by Toni Roberts

I create the world anew

Toni Roberts

 

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I Fly HIGHER and HIGHER Each Day…

Yemaya Works Her Eye-Opening Magic – Altar/Photograph by Toni Roberts

As I allow…

the

DISINTEGRATION…

DECONSTRUCTION…

CRUMBLING

and

RELEASE…

of

all

OLDOUTMODED…USELESS STRUCTURES of THOUGHT

originally

CONSTRUCTED on a FOUNDATION of FAULTY BELIEFS

about

the

TRUE NATURE OF REALITY

 

I was blind…and now can see

 

May these eyes ever remain open

Ashe

 

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As I Rapidly Approach Age 80…

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Fall Altar – Healing Altars by Toni Roberts – Altar Arrangement & Photography by Toni Roberts

I watch from the sidelines…

As my contemporaries begin to drop…

One by one…

From the sheer exhaustion of life…

We have reached that stage…

Human culture calls:

Old Age…”

 

As a participating observer in my own life…

I see clearly that these sunset years are merely a Time-In-Life

In which we humans are presented with the choice TO DO or TO DIE

 

The “DOING” requires a complete and total surrender

An At-One-Ment

With the Great Mystery from which all Existence flows

 

The “DYING” is the consequence of not “DOING…”

It is a slow…and usually painful process

In which the Soul withdraws from the human body

Its temporary home

To return to the SOURCE OF ALL THERE IS

EVER WAS… and EVER SHALL BE

 

I…of course…have chosen to DO…and look forward to whatever the “GODS” have in store for me in this re-birth…in this 8th chapter of the life of Toni Robertsfemale…human…resident of a wild and crazy place called planet earth!

 

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Letting Go…

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Grandfather Wisdom – Photography by Toni Roberts

Lead me

step by step

breath by breath

thought by thought

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The Many Guises of the Divine Feminine – Altar Arrangement & Photography by Toni Roberts

word by word

action by action

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Crossing the Waters of Life – Artist Unknown – Photography by Toni Roberts

through

the

murky waters

of

my

life

to

the

Ultimate Fulfillment

of

my

Divine Purpose

in

being

  Here-Now

Ase!

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For Peace of Mind and Wholeness of Being…

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My Man Marley & The Grandfather Hanging Out In My Sacred Space – Photo by Toni Roberts

 

unfurl

the

   brow

relax

the

   gut

 

breathe slowlyrhythmicallydeeply

from

the

   belly

understand

that

it

is

not

your

job

   to make shit happen

chill…remain relaxed and attentive

your next move will unfold naturally...organically

   inas

and

through

ALL

that

you

thinksay...and do

do…be…do…be…do…

 

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My Heart Is…

Woman At Crossroads – Artwork & Photography by Toni Roberts

the

meeting place

of my

brain

and

   gut

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“Woman At Crossroads”

Woman At Crossroads – Artwork/Photography by Toni Roberts

 

” Woman At Crossroads” –There are those times in all of our lives when we come to a Crossroad…do I go left or right? This job or that one? Chemo or no chemo? Live or die?

You would think that after 79 years of living this human drama, a woman would be spared life’s complexities and dilemmas. That one’s sunset years could be spent in play; drumming, dancing on the summer grass, experiencing only the joys of life…loving…simply being…

That’s not the way of this journey in the Third Dimension. And I am finally learning to embrace Life’s challenges; to welcome each Crossroad, regardless of how challenging a choice I must make as I continue on this twisting, winding journey of unexpected events, people and circumstances.

These days, when I reach that inevitable Fork In The Road, I find my Spirit Companions right there waiting for me. Mother Goddess, my Guardian Angel, my Orisha, Elegua…and Love ItSelf. Right there in the Silence of my heart…waiting for me to ask: Which Path is my path to Fulfillment of Purpose in being in this Here-Now? All it takes is the asking. The acknowledgement that I DO NOT KNOW. And in that surrender to a Wisdom higher than my human Ego, I am led; step by step, day by day, breath by breath into a new and expanded experience of being human on planet earth.

Let us never forget that the Ancestors are always here to guide us. We need only to stop pretending that we have the answers…and ASK. Ashe.

 

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Today, I Surrender…

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Yemaya! Mother of the Fishes – Photo by Toni Roberts

 

my need to

UNDERSTAND

my need to make

ORDER

out

of

CHAOS

 

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Night Prayers

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Night Prayers – Photo by Toni Roberts

 

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