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Altars and Meditation…

Night Altar – Altar Arrangement and Photograph by Toni Roberts

 

Some view my altars and ask…

is she pagan?…

does she worship idols?…

My altars simply serve as a focal point during

MEDITATION

The candle flame draws me in…

It becomes a focal point…

My attention becomes single-focused

A requisite for deep

MEDITATION

The statues and other objects lend their unique and special energies

For everythinghuman or otherwise

is

   ENERGY…

ENERGY

is all there is…

One’s visual attention…drawn by the candle flame

remains focused on the altar…

while all of one’s conscious attention is focused on following one’s breath

simply breathe

in…and out…in…and out…in and out…

one follows one’s breath as one’s thoughts

become travellers along the pathway of the mind…

drawing no more attention than passing traffic on a highway…

simply breathe

 

in…and out…in…and out…in…and out…in and out…in…and out…in…and out…

one’s only job is to breathe

as one surrenders the ignorance of the human ego

to the

WISDOM

of the

INDWELLING DIVINE

simply breathe

in…and out…in…and out…in…and out…in…and out…in…and out…in…and out…

 

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Prayer to The Holy Mother Which Art in “Heaven…”

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African Prototype of the Virgin Mary with Child – Healing Altars by Toni Roberts – Photograph by Toni Roberts

 

I have so many

human needs

my

    Goddess-Mother-Queen…

I cannot begin to know how to meet them with

human power

alone…

my sole possession

is

this

   faith…

this

   belief…

that there is

   indeed…

a

   YOU

that

   hears my cries

and cares about…

   such a

wretched soul

as I…

 

 I beseech

   YOU…

   Holy Mother of All There Is…

Open the Windows of Heaven and

Pour Down Upon

your

wretched daughter

the

   Promised Blessing

for

I

am

finally

ready

to

   serve

THY

   WILL…

and

 not

   mine…

 

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“…As Little Children…”

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“…As Little Children…” – Photograph by Toni Roberts

Am realizing the full impact of spiritual surrender

of becoming once more as a child…

   innocent

   forgiving

leaping off

yet another of

   life’s

   cliffs

 

trusting

that there is

indeed

SOMETHING

to catch me

before

I

smash

into

the

rocks

   below

 

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“…Lest Ye Become As Little Children…”

“…Lest Ye Become As Little Children…” Photo by Toni Roberts

Although I am not a Christian, there is much wisdom and advice for us humans in the words of the man, Jesus—one of the mightiest revolutionaries known to humankind. Whether or not an historical Jesus existed—or was a hologram—is beside the point, for he left a roadmap, which if followed, can lead one to experiencing “Heaven on earth.” What do I mean by “Heaven on earth?” Certainly NOT an eternally blissful state of fun, joy, wealth and frolicking through the tulips. And how do I interpret “becoming as a child?”

It was not until I learned through many years of spiritual, emotional, psychological and physical struggle to release all delusion of control and to trust implicitly and totally in a Power greater than my human ego, that my life began to unfold in a more meaningful and effortless way. I am still very much on this journey of learning to surrender my human will and ego to Something or Someone I cannot see, touch, taste, smell or hear. I still struggle with this even after seventy-nine years on this journey of human life on planet earth. I believe that when one finally masters this process of both releasing fear and surrendering to an invisible, barely comprehensible but intelligent Creative Force, one then transcends the flesh and finds oneself in what we refer to as the world of Spirit. Clearly, I am not there yet. However, my foot is far enough in the door to have experienced the difference in my body, mind and life when I am mindful of the fact that I know nothing about nothing and cannot create that which is both worthwhile and lasting in joy and satisfaction by dint of my human mind and efforts alone.

So, to me, “becoming as a child” is that act of release to and trust in an almost parent-like Presence that loves, protects and creates the best possible life for me to live and world in which to live it. I.e., “Heaven on earth.” I am finding that the more I surrender and become childlike in my innocence and trust of this invisible and seemingly invincible Force, the more “Heaven-like” my life becomes. All the disparate pieces begin to fall beautifully into place. Things come together in a magical way, that I, at my most creative, could not even begin to imagine. Part of the difficulty, of course, in this process of learning to trust this Benevolent Intelligence, as a child would trust a parent, is that some of us were raised in a war zone and our parents were abusive and most untrustworthy. One must first work through a process of forgiving one’s flesh parents for they knew not what they did. Surely, they did not make a pack before your birth to do everything in their power and knowledge to destroy you as a human being. So, once one gets over that major hump and experiences the process of forgiving one’s human parents, one is then able to become once more: as a child; trusting and following the lead of this loving, mysterious and inwardly accessed Creative Force that then becomes manifest as the very essence of one’s life and being…as all that one issays…and does

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Life Is A Process…And “God” Is Who I Am…

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Healing Altar – Photo by Toni Roberts

Sitting at my Healing Altar in my Sacred Space is a daily ritual. Were it not for the time spent each day sitting in the Silence surrounded by my Companions-in-Spirit, I would surely be a mad woman. As it is, this daily ritual anchors me to the Divine within; and sets the Tone and Energy of my day. And each day, one step at a time, I move slowly towards total and complete At-One-Ment with That Which Causes All There Is Into Being. I am learning that life is a process and that “God” is who I am.

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Chillin’ With Bear & Turtle!

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Chillin’ With Bear & Turtle – Healing Altar Photo by Toni Roberts

 

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Consejo del Otro Lado…

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Consejo del Otro Lado – Photo by Toni Roberts

 

“Rome was not built in a day”

transformation and re-creation

unfold

in

TIME

from the

INSIDE

OUT

slow down

breathe

be

 

Healing Altar Art by Toni Roberts:

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Night Prayers

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Night Prayers – Photo by Toni Roberts

 

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Creating Sacred Space In 2018…

Burning Candle & Flowers On Altar – Photograph by Toni Roberts

 

One’s Sacred Space is

One’s shelter

One’s refuge

One’s fortress

 

It is the place to which one returns

Day after day…

At the same time each day…

 

It is the meeting place of

The Unseen Ones

The Inner Companions…

The Invisible Spirits that accompany one

On one’s journey through TimeSpace

 

The Altar is a Portal and the

Focal Point of one’s Sacred Space

One places upon the Altar three-dimensional objects that symbolize

Energetic Intelligences and Transmitters of Energetic Frequencies which

Stimulate and awaken aspects of humanity’s sleeping consciousness which are

Vital for the further evolution of humankind and preservation of planet earth

 

(More to come about the nature of personal Sacred Space and the compelling reasons during these difficult times for creating Sacred Space within one’s own home or office.)

(copyright: Toni Roberts; 1/01/1018)

Designate Sacred Space in your home and/or office with an original “Healing Altars” photograph by Toni Robertshttp://toniroberts.imagekind.com

 

 

Another Realization As I Rapidly Approach My 79th Birthday!

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Yemaya Works Her Own Kind Of Magic – Photo by Toni Roberts

Finally…

As the culmination of  79 years in this flesh body rapidly approaches…

 

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If It Weren’t For Grandfather, I’d Still Be Asleep – Photo by Toni Roberts

 

I’m beginning to get a glimmer...

Just a mere glimpse

Of what this HELL called human life on planet earth is TRULY all about…

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Carriers Of The Word…From One Realm To Another – Photo by Toni Roberts 

 

And so I pray that the current

awakening of human consciousness

from its eons of slumber

soon reach

Critical Mass

Lest humanity ultimately destroy itself

from the

ignorance and hubris

so reflected in

America’s 2016 presidential choice

wake up!

time is of the essence!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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