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The Healing Potential Of ADVERSITY…

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According to my observations of the Rhythm of Life over the past forty-odd years of my paying any real attention to the rhythm and flow of my own life

I have observed that Life is an Upwardly Spiraling Ascension… (See visual above.)

If one follows the spiral on its journey upward…one sees that the spiral takes a downward dip (01) (02) (03) just before it continues its upward journey

And so…before each ascension…the spiral descends downward…Thus it is in this human Journey to Wholeness of Being…regularly…like clockwork…we meet Adversity time after time…as we spiral upward

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Although these inevitable sojourns into hardshipillnessfinancial struggle and the myriad other devastating events of our lives may feel like Death ItSelf…as if there is no hope…that we are cursed and doomed…these dips in the Spiral are as natural and inevitable as up and downlight and darksummer and wintersun and moon

If we do not lose hope as we stumble through the dark periods of our lives…we shall find…time after time…that we emerge from the darkness strongerwiser…and more powerfully able to ride the inevitable adversities of human existence...victoriously…as we continue on this upwardly spiraling journey  to the “Heavenly Realms” of Consciousness and Existence

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Between A Rock And A Hard Place – Photographed by Toni Roberts Central Park, NYC

And so…fear not when once again you find yourself “between a rock and a hard place…”

Do not give in to fearful…negative thoughts…hang on for dear life to that one scrap of deeply buried Hope…use all of your Emotional Energy to renew every bit of forgotten Faith…hang on to the Knowledge that you are not a “human having a spiritual experience…”

But Spirit ItSelf…expressing inas…and through your humanity…

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Rememberthe Spiral periodically dips downward in its Journey of Ascension

As will your human experience in this man-created world

 

Toni Roberts

What Has Your Disease Come To Tell You?

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Winter Altar – Arrangement & Photograph by Toni Roberts

My experience with breast cancer some thirteen years ago taught me one thing…without a doubt

Disease is a messenger from the Soul!

Today as I sat before my altar in contemplative meditation…wondering about the cause of this sudden painful stiffness in my right thumb…and recent erratic blood pressure readings…the following Understandings drifted across the landscape of my mind:

All dis-ease is a physical manifestation of internalspiritual and/or psychological conditions…

Arthritis mirrors rigidity…an unwillingness to yield…to bend…to surrender to the realities of your physical existence…resistance and stubbornness…instead of non-resistance and surrender…

High or erratic blood pressure is a manifestation of your reacting emotionally to that which you find unpleasant and unacceptable…instead of rationally accepting that which you cannot change within the limitations of your human power…it is a result of emotionalism…of your repeating dysfunctional emotional patterns modeled by your immature parents…

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We must learn to accept that which we cannot humanly change

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Seek within for solutions…ask and you shall be answered…directed by Wisdom higher than the rational mind…

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Nonresistancesurrenderacceptance…are the keys

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And so, my Soul imparted this bit of Wisdom which I shall surely follow…for my Soul has never led me astray along this lifelong Journey to Wholeness

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Whatever your stumbling blocks in life may be…I encourage you to seek within for solutions…for understanding…for guidance and wisdom

And then wait in quiet acceptance for the responding Message from your Soul

For your Soul will never lead you astray

Ase

 

“God” Has A Plan…

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On A Clear Summer Day In My Neighborhood – Photograph by Toni Roberts

As one surrenders every millisecond of one’s Life to Divine Management

Truly “letting go and lettingGod…'”

Releasing all Ego-generated FearsImaginingsPrejudgements….Prejudices…and Preferences

One’s True Life Purpose can then begin to unfold from withinout

Organically...naturally...joyfully…as one’s everyday experiences in the material world

One is then WHOLE…and truly FREE

And that is the Purpose of all of this BEING…and DOING

Toni Roberts

 

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If You Think What You’re Going Through Now Is Bad…

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Altar by Candlelight – Arrangement & Photograph by Toni Roberts

 

wait until you cycle through the same challenge ten years down the line…

we are never finished while in these flesh bodies…

so just sit back…relax…and try to understand what it is you still don’t get

 

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The Most Difficult Lesson On The Journey To Wholeness…

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Clouds Over Long Island Sound – Photograph by Toni Roberts

is learning to simply…

BREATHE

BE

LET

LOVE

 

and to let LOVELOVE...

in...as…and through

all that we are

 

when we have mastered that…

we shall have learned…

how to LIVE

 

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Today’s Prayer…

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“Pondering” – Photograph by Toni Roberts

show me…please…

clearlyso there is no misunderstanding

gently and free of pain

exactly what IS my part…

and what is YOURS…

on this JOURNEY to WHOLENESS…?

 

“what is mine and what is thine…?”

 

thanking you in advance for the clarity of your response

Ase…

 

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Our Prayers…

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Sky At Dusk – Photograph by Toni Roberts

for

WHOLENESS

HEALING

and

SELF-UNDERSTANDING

never

go

UNANSWERED

(we cannot, however, have one without the others!)

 

   in fact…

as a

bonus

from the

REALMS OF THE DIVINE…”

we also learn…via answered prayer…that we are the only thing standing in our way

blocking

the

BLESSINGS

that

are

our

natural

   INHERITANCE…

 

 

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A Lesson From An Albino Caterpillar…

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Albino Caterpillar Crawling On Branch  –  Photo by Toni Roberts

One of the most difficult lessons for me on this

JOURNEY TO WHOLENESS

is learning to let all

THINGS

EVENTS

and

PEOPLE

who enter my life

BE

WHATEVER

they came into my life

to

  BE

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Albino Caterpillar Looking at me as I am looking at it – Photo by Toni Roberts

without

interferencefearprejudice

or

judgement

on my part…

 

thus I become a

participating observer

in my own life…

exactly like this magnificent

albino caterpillar…

 

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A Bit of I Ching Wisdom for These Trying Days of Our Lives…

(From Hexagram 33: RETREAT)

“…the behavior of the superior (wo/)man toward a climbing inferior; (s/)he retreats into (her/)his own thoughts as the inferior…comes forward. (S/)he does not hate…for hatred is a form of subjective involvement by which we are bound to the hated object. The superior (wo/)man shows strength in that (s/)he brings the inferior to a standstill by (her) his dignified reserve.

(Note: italics are mine)

The I Ching has become a wise and dependable guide on this lifelong Journey to Wholeness. Those interested in learning (remotely) how to use this ancient Chinese oracle in their own spiritual growth and development may contact Toni Roberts, via “message” on her Facebook Page: https//:www.facebook.com/gaiadaughters

 

May our hearts fill with love and our souls remain peacefully connected with the Divine as we follow that deep and ancient Inner Knowledge that knows from whence we came and why. 

I send Peace and Love out to my troubled world. 

Toni Roberts

 

 

 

For Peace of Mind and Wholeness of Being…

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My Man Marley & The Grandfather Hanging Out In My Sacred Space – Photo by Toni Roberts

 

unfurl

the

   brow

relax

the

   gut

 

breathe slowlyrhythmicallydeeply

from

the

   belly

understand

that

it

is

not

your

job

   to make shit happen

chill…remain relaxed and attentive

your next move will unfold naturally...organically

   inas

and

through

ALL

that

you

thinksay...and do

do…be…do…be…do…

 

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