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Today I Am…

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Hutchinson River Wetlands & Long Island Sound, NYC – Photo by Toni Roberts

 

replenished…

remade…

redone…

renewed…

restored…

renovated…

 

reborn

 

FROM THE INSIDE OUT!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I’ve Got A New Rhythm…

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Sacred Djembe – Photo by Toni Roberts

 

one day

in…

next day

out…

being…

doing…

being…

doing…

dobedobedobedo…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ode To The River…Ode To Oshun…

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Moody River & Sound – Photo by Toni Roberts

 

   Just took more photos of the river…

   the river and sound have such a hypnotizing pull on me…

season after season

   year after year…

day after day

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Distant Tugboat…Cloudy Sky – Photo by Toni Roberts

 

my son says

but ma…

you keeping on taking the same photo

over and over again…”

   he does not see the subtle changes from photo to photo

from day to day

season to season

the shifting shadows

the shimmering light

seasons marked

by the

absence or presence of sailboats on the sound

 

the stillness or gentle flow of the waters

the tugboat far off in the distance…

the mood of the sky

the shifting shapes of dancing clouds

 

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Oya Blowing Up A Storm Over The Long Island Sound, NYC – Photo by Toni Roberts

 

no…

he does not see the subtle differences

from year to year

for he sees only with eyes

while I see with heart and soul

this river and sound that are kin to me…

this river that has held-rocked-soothed-nourished-and-healed-me

through twenty-four years of

pain

sorrow

loss

agony

and the

deepest-of-soul-stirring

joy...

 

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Storm Clouds Over The Wetlands & Sound – Photo by Toni Roberts

no…

he does not see this

gift-from-the-“GODS”-view

with

   eyes-of-love

  as I do…

for it is

my

life itself

that is

reflected in the waters below…

 

 

Photos and More by Toni Roberts:

http://www.cafepress.com/orishatreasures

http://toniroberts.imagekind.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today’s Prayer…

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Burning Candle On Orisha Altar – Photo by Toni Roberts

 

plant

YOUR IDEAS

   within my mind…

use me as

   YOUR MOUTHPIECE

and speak

YOUR HEALING WORDS

through my lips…

 

let every action of this body be

INITIATED

by

   YOU…

its

   CREATOR…

 

Ashe!

 

 

 

 

More of Toni Roberts’ Art & Photography at:

http://www.cafepress.com/orishatreasures

http://www.fineartamerica.com/artist/toni+roberts

https://www.facebook.com/gaiadaughters

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I Am Learning…

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Reflections – Photo by Toni Roberts

 

to permit

 

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Fog Rolling In – Photo by Toni Roberts

 

each moment of my life

   to unfold…

 

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La Pareja Con El Arte de Kathy Vega – Photo by Toni Roberts

 

   as it may

 

 

 

 

More of Toni Roberts’ Work:

http://toniroberts.imagekind.com

 

Today I Am Learning To Be At Peace With…

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Sunset Over the Long Island Sound and Wetlands – Photo by Toni Roberts

the

vastness

of my

   ignorance

 

 

 

More Work by Toni Roberts:

http://toniroberts.imagekind.com

https://www.facebook.com/gaiadaughters

 

 

 

 

 

I Am Discovering…

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On A Clear Day One Can See Forever – Wetlands & L. I. Sound; NYC – Photo by Toni Roberts

 

that an

   INFLUX

and then immediate 

OUTFLOW

of

   DIVINE LOVE…

is the

ANTIDOTE

to

FEAR

ANXIETY

and all else that would do one

   HARM…

 

More Photos By Toni Roberts:

http://toniroberts.imagekind.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today I Am Learning To…

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Storm Clouds Over The Long Island Sound – Photo by Toni Roberts

 

be okay with not knowing or understanding

and simply resting in what is

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reborn…

 

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Day Two Summer Solstice 2017 – Photo by Toni Roberts

I have torn away the

Veil

I have abandoned the

Dead remnants of the old self

I have surrendered all

Illusion

Of

Control

 

I am the New WomanReborn…Born-Again…and again and again and again…

 

I am Consciously…Deliberately…IrrevocablyAt-One with First-Cause…with the

Creator of Heaven…And the Earth

 

I am the New Woman

Re-Born

Born-Again

Coniunctio…A Poem In Celebration Of The Summer Solstice 2017…

Summer Solstice Altar 2017 - Photo by Toni Roberts

Summer Solstice Altar 2017 – Photo by Toni Roberts

 

(DESCENT OF THE LIGHT)

She, speaking softly

From the folds

Of the wet, dark place

Tells of Her thousand pleasures

 

What perverse misconstruction, asks She

Tells You that I am not The Center?

The Seat of Your Being…of life itself?

Why know You not that Mine is the Passageway to Heaven?

Through Mine Divine Portals

The Breath of Life blows

To scatter Seeds

Of Being…

 

What say You? Asks He

This talk of Holy Entrance?

The Seat of Life?

The Passageway to Heaven?

The Way to Heaven is through Me

What know You of pleasure, indeed?

You, who are bound to earth

To moaning, groaning, writhing and wailing

In ecstasies of the flesh

What know You of the pleasure

Of a bursting star?

Of universes that explode into Being

From molten lava

Which rises from my peak?

 

Fool above

I hear You speak

Know You not the Source

Of the sun-kissed fluid

That ignites within You the spark of Life?

A sad and lifeless sack of dry grey matter

Would You be

Were it not

For Me…

 

Great Slut below,

O Wanton One of earth and flesh

Dare You imply

That rank and reeking place

Where You reside

The Source

Of my sweet elixir of Life?

 

To be sure, My Lord,

That’s what I speak.

Come down to see

How from a thousand ecstasies

Flows the golden fluid

So vital to

Both You and Me…

 

What say You, O’ Fierce and Fearless Ruler

Of the Realm above?

Pierce the dark, warm wetness

Of my Being

With Your shaft of Light

Descend to Me so that I may envelope You

In all the sweetness of my ecstasy

So that I may whisper in Your fair ear

Of a thousand unknown things…

 

Let me wrap my huge, dark loins

About Your stiff, unyielding back

And ride upon You

Waves of endless joy

Pleasure greater than the bursting stars

Of infinite universes

Is Yours to have

For acceptance of my Realm

As the Path to Immortality…

 

Lower Yourself, my Fearless One

Into the deep, dark waters of my Being

Penetrate deeply with the flame

Of your raging passion

Explode within

My

Center

 

Though resist He tries

Her liquid words have set Him

All a quiver

He turns this way, then that

But yet is sucked like shavings by a magnet

Through the Portals

Of Her Secret Place

 

Pray not, He moans

To be forever trapped

In fleshly prison

This Light

That once

Was

I…

 

 

(Note: Copyright 2017 by  Toni Roberts. Originally published by Toni Roberts as “The Fall Of The God” in The Crone Chronicles magazine; 1998)

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