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Mood Shifts…

the river so reflects my shifting moods

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The Descent Of Darkness – Photo by Toni Roberts

from the

deepest

melancholy

 

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The Light Enters – Photo by Toni Roberts

to the gentle rebirthing of

The Light...

all

phases

of

becoming

whole

 

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

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

 

Sometimes A Picture…

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1.000 Words; drawing/photo by Toni Roberts

 

   is worth 1,000 words…

I’m Doing It Again Today…

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Tugboats & Barges Along the Hutchinson River; photo by Toni Roberts

 

sitting

here at my window altar

watching the tugboats and barges

move silently up-river

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Boats on the Hutchinson River; photo II by Toni Roberts

     breathingwaitinglistening

for the Words of the

Teacher

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Boats on Hutchinson River, photo III, by Toni Roberts

whose dwelling place is my

   heart…

and

whose reflection

I

   am

 

 

 

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

Sitting…Breathing…Waiting…Listening…

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Sunset on the Hutchinson River…photo by Toni Roberts

none

of

   it…

not one moment of the entire

77

years

of

it

was ever about

the

writing

or

the

   doing...

it was

 always…

in

all

  ways…

solely

about the

   being...

about the

experience

itself…

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

 

.

In Other Words…

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Photo by Toni Roberts

the

question

is the

key

that

opens

the

   door…

once the question has been asked

the questioner must remain

   silent and alert…

so as not to miss the opportunity...

   once the door swings open…

to enter a heretofore

   dark…

   hidden…

   unexplored…

room

of

the

   mansion…

a room filled to capacity with

un-imagined

treasures…

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

An Urban Shaman’s Tools Of Transformation…

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New Window Altar; Photo by Toni Roberts

 

she

opens each day with a

CREATIVE ACT

paying homage to the

MOTHER

of

the

     MULTIVERSE…

honoring the

DARKNESS

out of which 

LIFE

   emerges…

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Altar II; Photo by Toni Roberts

 

 the

shaman

plants...

   cooks

and

   waits patiently

   cleansing

   selfnourishing…

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Waxing, Crescent Moon; Stock Photograph

 

while

MOTHER MOON

fills with

LIGHT

from

HER HEAVENLY LOVER

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Altar III; Photo by Toni Roberts

 

the

shaman

takes her cues from

   within…

   never leading…

   ever-following…

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Altar IV; Photo by Toni Roberts

   in

complete surrender

and

   at-one-ment…

 

 

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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