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Rainy Days And Sundays…

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Poder Feminina Africana*  – Photo by Toni Roberts

always wake me up!

*African Feminine Power

In Celebration Of The Winter Solstice…Season of Death And Re-birth…

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The Davin Collage: Journey to Manhood; A Visual Portrait of the Life of Davin Adonis Roberts by His Grandmother, Toni Roberts

 

If parents are not supposed to lose children

Then grandparents

Sure as

Hell

Should not have to lose a grandchild!

As I’ve lost my

Beloved Davin

   But…

You know what?

This is life in a human-created world

And in a human-created world

SHIT HAPPENS

And so today

As I sit here in celebration of my

78th Year

In this human-created world

I turn my attention from

Death

To the Re-birth theme of this

Holy Season

And to the welcoming of my

New grandchild

Who has chosen to enter this world on

The day of Her Nana’s Birth!

Tis’ indeed

A Time of Letting Go

As I welcome New Life into the Family…

   Anyway…who knows?

LIFE

   Is very tricky sometimes…

   Perhaps…

   Just…perhaps…

The arrival of my new

Beloved

On the day of my own birth

is a sign from my

Dearly Departed

that

   He’s back…

  

As I Sat In The Silence Today…

      as I sat listening within…

contemplating the new life that is about to enter the family…

so soon after the suicide of my beloved grandson…

   I heard these words:

“it is

BLOOD

and not the

CHURCH

or

STATE

that determines and defines what is

FAMILY

and the

“RIGHTNESS”

or

APPROPRIATENESS

   of relationships between and among humans…”

such is the strangeness that drifts into consciousness

when one’s mind sits idle and open…

such a re-making of one’s worldview

such a re-seeing of reality

and

re-ordering

of one’s

cultural indoctrinations

such strangeness

born of a mind and heart not engaged in the mindless madness of the world

such an exquisite awareness of what is

REAL

and what is

   NOT

What “The Land” Taught Me Yesterday…

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Driving North On Route 22; photo by Toni Roberts

 

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“The Land” Photo by Toni Roberts

 

   as I sat…breathed…waited…listened…

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“The Land” Photo Two by Toni Roberts

 

“follow the path of LOVE and not that of FEAR

for it is in the land of

LOVE

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“The Land” Photo Three by Toni Roberts

that one finds

   purpose

in

    being

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“The Land” Photo Four by Toni Roberts

 

have trust and faith in the wildest most chaotic aspects of the

   Self…

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“The Land” Photo Five by Toni Roberts

 

KNOW

that you are always

in all ways

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“The Land” Photo Six by Toni Roberts

 

   doing…

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“The Land” Photo Seven by Toni Roberts

 

   saying

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“The Land” Photo Eight by Toni Roberts

 

   being...

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“The Land” Photo Nine by Toni Roberts

 

exactly what you came

here-now

to

do

say

   be...

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“The Land” Photo Ten by Toni Roberts

 

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“The Land” Photo Eleven by Toni Roberts

 

   ignore the world

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“The Land” Photo Twelve by Toni Roberts

 

   for they are the

   crazy ones

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“The Land” Photo Thirteen by Toni Roberts

 

    you are more than enough...”

(I thank you, Y and N--my sisters from another mother–for the gift of yesterday on “The Land.”)

Sometimes A Picture…

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1.000 Words; drawing/photo by Toni Roberts

 

   is worth 1,000 words…

Another Day…

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Altar Photo by Toni Roberts

   in my

         Sacred Space

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Grandfathers and Drum–Photo by Toni Roberts

with the

Ladies…Grandfathers…Djembe…

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Altar #2–Photo by Toni Roberts

   sitting…breathing…waiting…listening…

   pen poised above journal…

ready for today’s

   Dictation

Toni Roberts’ Artwork and Photography are available at:

http://www.cafepress.com/DaughtersofGaia

http://www.cafepress.com/orishatreasures

http://www.fineartamerica.com/art/all/toni+roberts/all

http://toniroberts.imagekind.com

My New Spiritual Practice…

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Wetlands; Hutchinson River, Bronx, NY; photo by Toni Roberts

 

Sit

Breathe

Wait

Listen

Toni Roberts’ Artwork and Photography are available at:

http://www.cafepress.com/DaughtersofGaia

http://www.cafepress.com/orishatreasures

http://www.fineartamerica.com/art/all/toni+roberts/all

http://toniroberts.imagekind.com

I Am Learning To Lean Into…

Awakening; Artwork and Photo by Toni Roberts

Awakening; Artwork and Photo by Toni Roberts

the

    pain…   

to fully

feel

   grief...

   sadness...

to let it

wash

through

   me

leaving me

   cleansed

   purified

Toni Roberts’ Artwork and Photography are available at:

http://www.cafepress.com/DaughtersofGaia

http://www.cafepress.com/orishatreasures

http://www.fineartamerica.com/art/all/toni+roberts/all

http://toniroberts.imagekind.com

I Have No Doubt Whatsoever…

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Daughters of Gaia; collage/photo by Toni Roberts

 

that there is an entire

BATTALION

of

Goddess-Warriors

on the

   “Other Side“…

   supporting me…

   fighting my battles…

   guiding…

   guarding…

protecting

   me…

especially from

   myself

thank

   You...

thank

   You

 

.

Since I Now Know…

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Photo by Toni Roberts

 

that the

answer

is contained

within the

   question…

   I simply

ask…

   lean back…

   relax…

and say

YES

to the

      LETTING GO ENERGY…

Toni Roberts’ Artwork and Photography are available at:

http://www.cafepress.com/DaughtersofGaia

http://www.cafepress.com/orishatreasures

http://www.fineartamerica.com/art/all/toni+roberts/all

http://toniroberts.imagekind.com

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