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My Greatest Joy…

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Giving Thanks! – Altar Arrangement & Photography by Toni Roberts

is that I am not alone

on

this

journey to wholeness

and for that

I am most grateful

 

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Season Of Death And Rebirth…

Under the Love & Protection of La Virgen Madre – Window Altar Arrangement & Photograph by Toni Roberts

Todayas I sat at my altar…

Deep in meditation

I heard a Voice echoing from within:

IT’S CLEAN OUT TIME

And…although I shuddered at what I knew was to come…

I answered…bravely:

Do with me as YOU will…

For I am finally ready after these many years…

To begin living the life I came “here-now” to live…

 

Then came the realization

Something within inow deaduselessblocking further growth

The time has come to get rid of it’s rotting carcassto provide space

an inner emptiness…in which new life can take rootgrow strong and ultimately blossom into Springtime

I am ready…I whispered…show me the way and the what to be rid of…

How do I make ready the space in which new life can take seed and blossom?

Show me the waymoment by moment…thought by thought...word by worddeed by deedstep by step

As I walk with trepidation…this dark road

Guided solely by Your Faint Light

Show…

Me…

The…

Way

Aṣe!

 

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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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We Are Our Own “Oracles…”

In Contemplation of GoddessHood – Artwork & Photograph by Toni Roberts

 

When first the Goddess-Self begins to awaken …

We sense a quickening of the Soul at the HEART and SOLAR PLEXUS...

We then run to the corner Witch or Spiritual Advisor

So that she may consult her Oracles

On our behalf…

 

Never for a moment do we stop to realize…

That we, too, have access to the same…

GodsGoddessesOracles and Holy Beings…”

As does the neighborhood Consejera

 

Instead, how about trying something different the very next time you are confronted with an insurmountable challenge…one way beyond your human ability to comprehendmuch less solve?

How about trying this?

First…

Turn off all gadgets…

All media…

All means of communication…

Let there be no distractions from total attention…

And concentration…

On your own mind…

And body…

 

Next…

Sit your busy ass down…

Shut your mouth…

And think about the situation that has you in such a panic…

YES…actually think about it…Instead of trying to escape it…

 

*DO NOT take any substance

That is unnatural to the human body

In order tocalm your nerves…”

Orrelax your mind…”

 

Now…

BREATHE

Simply breathe

As you watch yourself breathing

 

FEEL the Breath-of-Life moving into your nostrils

Expanding your belly (not your chest)…

Filling your lungs…

Distributing Life-Giving Oxygen

To every nook and cranny of your being…

Breathe LIFE

In…and out…

In and out…

Nothing exists but you…

Breathing…

Life Itself

 

Watch your thoughts as they pass through your mind…

As you would watch traffic on a highway

They are not you…these thoughts

They are simply thoughts…moving through your mind

Do not engage with them emotionally

Instead…watch them running through your mind…

Like little drunken monkeys

The same thoughts…running mindlessly…

Back and forth …back and forth…

Across the highway of your mind

 

Just breathe

 

 

If you have gotten this far…Awakening One

You are well on your way to contacting La Diosa AdentroYour Inner Goddess-Self

Your very own private…Personal Oracle

She Who Dwells at the center of your being

 

Your next steps will soon follow…

 

In the meantime…Goddess-in-training

Keep on breathingBreath by Holy Breath

As you continue to move…through this Mystery of human Life on planet earth…

Step by stepbreath by breath

 

(*Human beings have cannabinoid receptors in their brains. Do the research.)

 

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We Are the Authors…

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Skyline At Dusk II – Photograph by Toni Roberts

of

our

own

lives

 

GOD

is

the

INK

in which we

dip

our

  PENS

 

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Our Prayers…

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Sky At Dusk – Photograph by Toni Roberts

for

WHOLENESS

HEALING

and

SELF-UNDERSTANDING

never

go

UNANSWERED

(we cannot, however, have one without the others!)

 

   in fact…

as a

bonus

from the

REALMS OF THE DIVINE…”

we also learn…via answered prayer…that we are the only thing standing in our way

blocking

the

BLESSINGS

that

are

our

natural

   INHERITANCE…

 

 

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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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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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“Resist Ye Not…”

Another Golden Sunset – Photography by Toni Roberts

 I am learning to

RESIST NOT

the

natural flow

of

LIFE

to

embrace

the

peopleevents

and

circumstances

that do not

please

this

Queen Mother

I am learning

to

lean into

every

difficulty

every

challenge

every seemingly

insurmountable obstacle

by

befriending

it

and

allowing it to tell me

what it has come to teach

and then letting

it

lead

me

in

a

direction

in which my

Ego

would

never

have

thought

of

going

 

I am thus discovering the

rewards

the previously

unimagined new ways of being human

 and the

countless

Divine Gifts

deeply hidden

within

LIFE’S

   CHALLENGES… 

 

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I Am Learning To Trust…

Healing Altar: Coniunctio – Arrangement & Photograph by Toni Roberts

 

and

follow

my

natural impulses

and

organic urges

now that they are led by

“LA DIOSA ADENTRO”

and

not

the

  EGO

 

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