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Life Is So Strange…

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Day Three Summer Solstice 2017 – Altar – Photo by Toni Roberts

 

 

such a mystery

an

incomprehensible mystery

unfolding from the

inside

out

 

 

 

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Reborn…

 

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Day Two Summer Solstice 2017 – Photo by Toni Roberts

I have torn away the

Veil

I have abandoned the

Dead remnants of the old self

I have surrendered all

Illusion

Of

Control

 

I am the New WomanReborn…Born-Again…and again and again and again…

 

I am Consciously…Deliberately…IrrevocablyAt-One with First-Cause…with the

Creator of Heaven…And the Earth

 

I am the New Woman

Re-Born

Born-Again

The Prodigal Daughter Has Returned Home…

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Long Island Sound – 5-29-2017 – Photo by Toni Roberts

my

*38-year-journey

in the

wilderness

has led me in

a

   circle…

right back to my

Ancient Home:

the

heart

that

beats

at the

center

of my

   being

*3+8 =#11; research numerology for significance of the number 11

Each Time This Prodigal Daughter Returns Home…

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The Ol’ Crone Who Resides Within – Original drawing/photo by Toni Roberts

to the

   HEART

she finds

SOMEONE

there to come

HOME

to

 

 

Today, I Am Learning…

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Bridges Opening Over Hutchinson River/Long Island Sound – Photo by Toni Roberts

to live in

peace

balance

and

harmony

despite the

doubt

confusion

and

   uncertainty

   inherent in the living of human life on planet earth…

for therein lay the only path to:

health

vitality

and

joy

in the full

ex-pression

of

    BEING…

from the

   inside…

   out

Memories…

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Memories – Photo of photo on altar; by Toni Roberts

Windswept beach

Moonlight walks

   Drumming

with

My

   Lover

Time

to clear out

Inner Space

for

New

Life

New

   Love

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Before Entering 2017…

I take this moment to look back over

2016…

 

I focus only on the blessings

The miracles both small and grand

Wrought by Some Great Mystery…

 

Like the miracle of this view…

Twenty stories above the Hutchinson River and Long Island Sound

A $12,000-a-month vista if viewed from a Manhattan High-Rise…

Instead of from a bedroom window in the “Boogie-Down Bronx…”

 

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View from My Window: Hutchinson River & Long Island Sound/Photo by Toni Roberts

 

And the miracle of this spaciouspalatial apartment

That has been totally renovated

Over the past two months…

Right down to the hardwood floors

And brand new kitchen

Whose countertops may be fake granite…but HELL

The entire apartment makeover was

FREE OF CHARGE

 

And so…

I bid adieu to the pain of yesterday…

As I leave my Dearly Departed in peace…

And turn my vision forward on this mysterious journey

Called human life on planet earth…

A journey filled as much with painuncertainty…and confusion

As it is with inexplicable joy and unasked for

Gifts of The Spirit!

 

Adios…

2016!

Y muy bienvenido…

2017!

I Am Slowly Easing Out…

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Reflections Of Light On The “Hutch”; photo by Toni Roberts

 

of the box

into which I squeezed myself

more years ago

   than I care to remember

   bit by bit…

   day by day…

      slowly climbing out of the confines of the past…

leaving the old stories behind

   as I create new ones...

it is not a

violent revolution

but a quiet

slowly moving

   evolution…

as I follow that which I cannot

see

along a path I do not

   know…

 

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

 

New Year…New Life…New Way of Being…

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(photo by Toni Roberts)

I spent so many years of my life

turned outward

looking to the world for a way out of the

misery

of

existence…

searching outside of

Self

for the answers…

      for the solutions to life’s dilemmas…

   another job…

   in the classroom…

   out of the classroom…

   to the corporate world…

 no!

the non-profits!

back and forth up and down round and round

until finally

battered

beaten

bruised

   knocked down…but not out…

by stage 3 breast cancer

   I gave up…

   gave in…

surrendered

to

WHATEVER IT IS

THAT

CAUSED ME INTO

BEING

   in the first place…

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(photo by Toni Roberts)

  and since then…

IT and i

   have been caught up in a loving embrace…

totally and completely

   AT-ONE…

 

i have relinquished the lead

and now follow that

   Inner Directive…

   right out of the box of the past…

into a new year

a new life

   a new way of being

Happy 2016 to one and all!

The Crone Who Dwells Within…*

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the crone who dwells within…

Come, She beckoned,

Come here, my child,

Come sit beside me…

Here in the Soul-protected

Silence of

Solitude.

Listen, my daughter,

Can you hear the Sound

of

Silence?

The beating

of

Your

Heart?

The sound of

Your

Breath?

Psst.

Come sit with me in

Love-filled

Solitude,

Away from the

Din

of

the

World.

Sit quietly and

Listen to the

Sound of

Your

BEING.

And when I turned my

Ear inward and

Allowed myself to

Hear beyond the

Devastating cries of my

Pained and Wounded Heart,

I heard Her whisper:

YOU MUST BE IT…

NOT JUST SAY IT.

*Poem and Drawing by Toni Roberts. Originally published in the Crone Chronicles magazine. Winter Solstice (1998-99)

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