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The Ultimate Leap In Life…

 

Is to let go of all the bullshit

And know that LIFE’S “gotcha!”

 

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Change Your Consciousness And Change Your Life…

Morning Prayers – Altar/Photography by Toni Roberts

You are the creator of all that you experience

Including the condition of your body

Your life

Your finances

So stop bellyaching…symbolically and literally

And get to work clearing out all of that mentalemotional…and spiritual garbage to which you’ve been clinging all of your life…

Let in some fresh Creative Energy

Remember…

Consciousness is the only Creative Force

 

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Getting Through Life’s Dark Moments Unscathed…

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Melancholy – Photograph by Toni Roberts

No more reaching…no more preaching…no more stretching beyond Self

Beyond wherever I find myself at any given moment in TIME

Instead…I waitstill…patient…knowing that we exist in an ever-changing Now

Knowing that there is no need to waste precious Energy in futile attempts to change whatever the current Reality…by means of the human will

Thus it is that I walk this daily path guided by neither desire nor fear

Nor by the egoistic hubris of believing that I have knowledge of what should be

Instead…I humbly partake of whatever distasteful dish that Life presents to me…

Knowing that I have helped prepare it in some hidden kitchen…of my subconscious mind

And so…with one prayerful…careful step after the other…I continue on…at peace…in the darkness of this Great Unknown…with only the Light of my Faith as guide…

Toni Roberts

 

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The Healing Potential Of ADVERSITY…

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According to my observations of the Rhythm of Life over the past forty-odd years of my paying any real attention to the rhythm and flow of my own life

I have observed that Life is an Upwardly Spiraling Ascension… (See visual above.)

If one follows the spiral on its journey upward…one sees that the spiral takes a downward dip (01) (02) (03) just before it continues its upward journey

And so…before each ascension…the spiral descends downward…Thus it is in this human Journey to Wholeness of Being…regularly…like clockwork…we meet Adversity time after time…as we spiral upward

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Although these inevitable sojourns into hardshipillnessfinancial struggle and the myriad other devastating events of our lives may feel like Death ItSelf…as if there is no hope…that we are cursed and doomed…these dips in the Spiral are as natural and inevitable as up and downlight and darksummer and wintersun and moon

If we do not lose hope as we stumble through the dark periods of our lives…we shall find…time after time…that we emerge from the darkness strongerwiser…and more powerfully able to ride the inevitable adversities of human existence...victoriously…as we continue on this upwardly spiraling journey  to the “Heavenly Realms” of Consciousness and Existence

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Between A Rock And A Hard Place – Photographed by Toni Roberts Central Park, NYC

And so…fear not when once again you find yourself “between a rock and a hard place…”

Do not give in to fearful…negative thoughts…hang on for dear life to that one scrap of deeply buried Hope…use all of your Emotional Energy to renew every bit of forgotten Faith…hang on to the Knowledge that you are not a “human having a spiritual experience…”

But Spirit ItSelf…expressing inas…and through your humanity…

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Rememberthe Spiral periodically dips downward in its Journey of Ascension

As will your human experience in this man-created world

 

Toni Roberts

What Has Your Disease Come To Tell You?

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Winter Altar – Arrangement & Photograph by Toni Roberts

My experience with breast cancer some thirteen years ago taught me one thing…without a doubt

Disease is a messenger from the Soul!

Today as I sat before my altar in contemplative meditation…wondering about the cause of this sudden painful stiffness in my right thumb…and recent erratic blood pressure readings…the following Understandings drifted across the landscape of my mind:

All dis-ease is a physical manifestation of internalspiritual and/or psychological conditions…

Arthritis mirrors rigidity…an unwillingness to yield…to bend…to surrender to the realities of your physical existence…resistance and stubbornness…instead of non-resistance and surrender…

High or erratic blood pressure is a manifestation of your reacting emotionally to that which you find unpleasant and unacceptable…instead of rationally accepting that which you cannot change within the limitations of your human power…it is a result of emotionalism…of your repeating dysfunctional emotional patterns modeled by your immature parents…

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We must learn to accept that which we cannot humanly change

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Seek within for solutions…ask and you shall be answered…directed by Wisdom higher than the rational mind…

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Nonresistancesurrenderacceptance…are the keys

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And so, my Soul imparted this bit of Wisdom which I shall surely follow…for my Soul has never led me astray along this lifelong Journey to Wholeness

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Whatever your stumbling blocks in life may be…I encourage you to seek within for solutions…for understanding…for guidance and wisdom

And then wait in quiet acceptance for the responding Message from your Soul

For your Soul will never lead you astray

Ase

 

It Is Only When One Begins…

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Visitors In The Skies – Photograph by Toni Roberts

to catch a vision beyond one’s own creature needspreferencesambitions...desires…and goals

in other words…

when one’s concerns extend beyond mememe

and one’s attention turns within…to seek something highersomething more meaningfulthan…Self

that one is finally ready to take…those first first baby steps toward Self-Knowledge

towards WHOLENESS of BEING

 

for the Ego cannot gain entry to the Higher Realms

into the Sacred Knowledge of the whowhat…and why…of human existence on planet earth

so...

lift up your visionseek higher than this human realm for understanding...

lift up your vision into the Higher Realms of Consciousnessreach higher…and even higher

for the truth that lies beyond the limits of earthly concerns…

reach higher…

and 

still

higher

Ase.

 

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Wounded People…

“Third Eye” – Colored Pencil Drawing/Photograph by Toni Roberts

raising wounded people…

giving us generation

after generation

of wounded people…

each wondering why s/he is so misused by

Life

the world

other people

treated as if we were not people

but objects for target practice

disrespect

and

abominable

acts

of

inhumanity

 

my

People

it is long past TIME for a Healing

Healing

of

Self

from the individual to the collectiveHealing from the generational wounds that date to the Kidnapping from the MotherLand to the Middle Passage to an Enslavement in a “new world…” the savage cruelty of which humanity had never before known…

 

it is Time for a Healing from wounds we do not know we have…

but from which we suffer still…

unknowingly

but

no

less

tragically

 

come

my

People

let

us

turn

Inward

where the Ancestors wait to guide us…one by one by one…through a Process of Self-Healing…to Wholeness of Being…to Knowledge of Who and What we are…and our Rightful Place on Planet Earth

 

come

my

People

let us change the projection of our Destiny

Toni Roberts

 

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When All Of That LOVE…

 

“Lest We Become As Little Children” – Altar Arrangement & Photograph by Toni Roberts

and PASSION that currently drive you…

evolve into LOVE and COMPASSION

for your world and your sister-brother humans…

then…

and only then…

will you have finally found the

WAY

 

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Thank You For This Glorious Day Of Life…

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Giving Gratitude…In My Sacred Space – Photograph by Toni Roberts

Thank YOU for this moment in TIME

Thank YOU for yesterday

And for all of my yesterdays

 

Thank YOU for tomorrow

And for all the tomorrows to come

 

Thank YOUWHOEVERWHATEVER…?

Thank YOU

For this glorious day of LIFE

It Is Time For Humanity To Replace…

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FEAR with TRUST...

Trust in that which we cannot see…taste…touch…hear…or smell…

but Whose Presence is felt with every heartbeat...every breath

it is time to TRUST… 

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