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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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“…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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I Am Reframing My Life…

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Una Mitad De La Pareja – Photo by Toni Roberts

thought by thought

belief by belief

emotion by emotion

opinion by opinion

prejudice by prejudice

intolerance by intolerance

judgement by judgement

and

thus…

RESTRUCTURING

my

BEING

 

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Today…

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La Pareja – Photo by Toni Roberts

I place

one

careful

foot

before

the

other

As I walk

this

Holy Way

this

Path of Uncertainty…

in

Peace

and

Surrender

 

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Today’s Inner Directive…From The Ladies…

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Feminine Wisdom – Photo by Toni Roberts

 

become

one

with the

breath

and remember….

breathing

is

diaphragmatic

 

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