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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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My Rude Awakening…

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“The Land,” The Berkshires, MA; Photo Seven by Toni Roberts

 

there is no magic potion

witchy chant

pill

or

prayer

for keeping this flesh body at peak performance through my 80s

and hopefully my 90s and beyond

IT TAKES EXERCISE!

EFFORT

SWEAT

AND

TEARS

 

So let me just get up and get at itboo…hoo…hoo...

 

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On Overcoming Dis-Ease…

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All Boxed-In! – Photographed Washington Square Park, NYC by Toni Roberts

The question I ask my ailments is: What have you come to teach me?

The last time I initiated such a conversation was a few weeks ago when I noticed stiffness, pain and discomfort in my right knee.

Upon being questioned the knee answered:

“Get off your ass and go back to walking a mile a day! And puleeze, try to be more flexible and adaptable with people—and in your acceptance of life in general. You do realize, don’t you, that the world is not made in the image of Toni Roberts!?”

And so…In addition to changing my attitude…I got up off my lazy butt; bundled up against the bitter cold, New York City-wind-chill temperatures in the low 20s; and ventured outdoors. Well…perhaps I haven’t been doing the whole mile each day but I have been doing at least ¼ of a mile before heading to the Stop & Shop for my reward…

And as you would know it, one day recently, while walking against the push of the icy winds, I noticed that the right knee had stopped hurting…

I’ve been using this process of questioning physical and emotional pain or discomfort for a whole lot of years. It has not kept me free from all human ailments. That’s not the point. What I have discovered is that pain…diseases…even cancer…any and all discomforts and imbalances of  mind-body-soul…are the direct result of a disconnect  on our part, with the Energetic Frequency which underlies and maintains the balanced, harmonious, homeostatic equilibrium of the mind-body-spirit collective that we humans call “my body.” In Truth, it is neither “my” body nor “my” life. These “bodies” are manifestations of a Creative Energetic Intelligence that has Its own Mysterious Purpose. (Yeah…I know your Pastor has all the answers!) We humans are Its tools for the accomplishment of that Unknown Purpose. And surprise, surprise! We are not here to serve ourselves but as servants to that which has caused us into being.

When I am consciously in alignment with this Great Mystery of Life I am ageless being and whenever I fall out of alignment through errors of thought, belief or action; my imbalance manifests as dis-harmony and dis-ease of the body, mind or soul.

And when I am in-alignment how glorious and wondrous this existence becomes…and surprisingly without any conscious effort on my part…

Put that in your pipe and smoke it!

 

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When Your Consciousness Changes…

Rising…Rising… – Photography by Toni Roberts

So does your life!

 

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I, Too…

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Albino Caterpillar Looking At Camera – Photo by Toni Roberts

am

the

mechanism

through

which

the

DIVINE

  works

 

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A Bit of I Ching Wisdom for These Trying Days of Our Lives…

(From Hexagram 33: RETREAT)

“…the behavior of the superior (wo/)man toward a climbing inferior; (s/)he retreats into (her/)his own thoughts as the inferior…comes forward. (S/)he does not hate…for hatred is a form of subjective involvement by which we are bound to the hated object. The superior (wo/)man shows strength in that (s/)he brings the inferior to a standstill by (her) his dignified reserve.

(Note: italics are mine)

The I Ching has become a wise and dependable guide on this lifelong Journey to Wholeness. Those interested in learning (remotely) how to use this ancient Chinese oracle in their own spiritual growth and development may contact Toni Roberts, via “message” on her Facebook Page: https//:www.facebook.com/gaiadaughters

 

May our hearts fill with love and our souls remain peacefully connected with the Divine as we follow that deep and ancient Inner Knowledge that knows from whence we came and why. 

I send Peace and Love out to my troubled world. 

Toni Roberts

 

 

 

The Journey From Bruja To Goddess…

Portrait of the Artist – Collage/Photograph by Toni Roberts

When we first begin to awaken, we BrujasWomen of GodGoddesses and Divine Feminine Beings, we realize that this 3-D “reality” is not static…unbending or unyielding to our human will; and that we not only influence what becomes form but can actually “will” or “create” with our minds what becomes form—much to the ego’s delight.

Years are then spent manipulating our reality plus the realities of those who come to us in droves, paying us cold hard cash to manipulate their realities for them and/or teach them how to smooth out the rough spots in their own lives, i.e., lack of money, no lover, horrible lover, terrible job and on and on and on.

Finally, if we are not too ego-maniacal, we tire of creating and recreating the same nonsense over and over again, never finding that deep, soul-satisfying and lasting human scenario that would make living in this third dimension truly meaningful, purposeful and fulfilling. And that is when the ego begins the process of awakening to itself and to the falseness of its self-appointed ruler-ship of our being. Thus, begins the slow and painful death of the ego’s rule and the emergence of the rule of The Divine Feminine (or, what I, affectionately refer to as: La Diosa Adentro) which has lain hidden all of one’s life, in a secret fold of the heart; waiting for just this season of change…this death and rebirth that comes before the Resurrection of Inner Wisdom, Knowledge and Understanding: the beginning of one’s Sacred Role of Service to one’s “tribe” and to humanity in general.

Thus, in the sunset years of our lives, we become Brujas AncianasWise WomenTribal EldersGoddesses-in-the-flesh and the real Holy Work and purpose of this journey to the here-now begins to unfold inthrough and as all that we are and do…in these temporary and temporal roles of human beings on planet earth. Aşe.

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Happiness…

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Happiness Altar – Photo by Toni Roberts

 

one

of

LIFE’S

free

   GIFTS

 

 

 

 

 

Taking A Walk…

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My Neighborhood – Photo by Toni Roberts

 

through my neighborhood…

 

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My Neighborhood II – Photo by Toni Roberts

 

it’s a day like today

that makes me realize

just how

blessed

I am…

 

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My Neighborhood III – Photo by Toni Roberts

 

to be able to enjoy such

freedom

peace

and

beauty

 

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My Neighborhood IV – Photo by Toni Roberts

 

unsullied

by

TRUMP

and other such

MADNESS…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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