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As I Sit Gazing At My Beloved River…

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A Storm A-Brewing – Photography by Toni Roberts

It occurs to me as I sit at my Altar…beholding in wonderment…the ever-changing beauty…Of my Beloved River

That the obstacles we humans now face…cannot be pummeled into submission by the sheer…Violent Force of our Human Will…or Anger 

But must be TRANSCENDED

 For beating our collective heads against the insurmountable mountain of troubles now confronting us…Will simply give us a headache

 Then how…I ask…do we escape the horror…the devastation of what is coming towards us from a-not-too-distant future? 

 

My questions are answered in the Silence

PeaceBe still…for Understanding is not contained within the rational mind of wo/man…

But accessed via the Silence of the Heart

 Breathe…Surrender…

Allow that same MysteriousIntelligentCreative Force

That moves your Beloved River

To also guide you…

 

The Way to Salvation shall then unfold

InAs…and Through…all that you ThinkSayFeel…or Do

 Trust

Allow

Release

 Let go of all false human notions of what is Wise…and Good… and Holy

 

Stop doing

Simply Be

For you are a Human Being

And not a Human Doing

 

Being

Therein lies the Secret and the Way Out of all this misery that Man has wrought

 Be…

We must simply learn…

how

to

Be…

Toni Roberts

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Food For Thought…

Morning Light – Altar Arrangement/Photograph by Toni Roberts

A REACTION is emotional...

It is usually fear or anger-based…

It is spontaneous...lower brain...primitive

 

Whereas…

A RESPONSE is intelligent…balanced…unemotional…

And usually well thought-out

 

For the most part…HUMANITY appears to be REACTING to COVID 19

Instead of RESPONDING to it….

 

In which camp do you fall?

Toni Roberts

 

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On Relinquishing The Illusion Of Human Rulership…

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My Sacred Space – Photograph by Toni Roberts

Today…I am in FULL CONNECTION…at peacecalmreceptivenon-resisting…resting in the knowledge that “God’s” got this…all of it…this body with its aches and pains…my finances and other insecurities…the kids…grandkids…my People…my country…the insane, dangerous asshole in the White House with his threat of WWIII…the fate of the planet and all its living beings…

All of this…and so much more…I surrender this day…

I turn it over to Whomever…Whatever…I have no idea…I do not know…all that I do know is that it’s too much for me to carry on these puny human shoulders…

And furthermore…I do not have a clue as to the solution to any of it…So…here…”You” take it…WhoeverWhatever Caused me into being human in this timespace called planet earth

On this day…I quit…I relinquish all belief in human rulership…I replace ego-command…with Divine Command…and rest in the Knowledge that this release triggers…

Your Response

And for that I am most grateful

Ase.

Toni Roberts

 

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My Path…

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Night Prayers – Altar Arrangement and Photography by Toni Roberts

unfolds before me as I place one foot before the other

Today’s Prayer:

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New Prayer Altar – Arrangement/Photography by Toni Roberts

 

show me what to give this day…

where…?

and to whom…?

Thank You

 

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The Silence…

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“Night Altar” – Altar Arrangement/Photograph by Toni Roberts

 

There is nothing more filled or fulfilling as SILENCE

Drink long, deeply and often

From your Inner Well of SILENCE 

From thence flows the FORMATION of the world…

  

(A bit of hard-earned Wisdom from the pen of Toni Roberts.)

 

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I Am Learning To Accept The TRUTH…

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Morning Altar – Arrangement & Photograph by Toni Roberts

 

That I do not know what will happen in the next moment…much less tomorrow…

And so…I turn inward to That Which knows all there is to know

To That Which will deliver me safely

Into all of my tomorrows

 

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Today…At My Altar…

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Today At My Altar… – Photo by Toni Roberts

 

under the sacred guidance of the Ancestors

whose spirits yet live within the heart of this woman…

I reconnected with…rededicated my soul to…

the Divine Mystery of Creation

todayat my altar

I re-pledged my life to

the

Great Renovation

now underway…

right hereright now

in this “melting pot” of humanity…

amidst the turmoildarkness…and confusion

the “Gods” are “cooking up

   a new people

   a new

   “race…”

 

bringers

of

a

   new dawn

a

   kinder

more

loving

way

of

being

   human

Ase!

 

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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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“…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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