More Work by Toni Roberts:
usually my lucky day
finally stopped trying to squeeze
and simply sat in the
I watched the sun set…
with the descent of darkness
I give the world and its cares to
or Whatever it is that holds the
sun and moon and stars
making sure that they arrive at their appointed places
I release the challenges, pain and fears of yesterday
I give them back to That Which Knows
from whence they came and why…
I focus on who and what I am and
why I came…
I focus on emptying my mind of all but the peace
I am experiencing
sitting here at my altar
watching the clouds as they drift slowly across the bluest of skies
as they roll slowly along their way…
I learn to shape-shift like the clouds above…
adapting…adjusting and re-adjusting…
bending to the winds of Heaven
so as not to break
The clouds teach me
how to yield gently to outside pressure
without losing my beauty…
my integrity of being…
As I sit here daily
“altared” at my altar
I am discovering that there is, indeed, Something here in my heart
that responds to me intelligently and oh, so lovingly
as I push valiantly along this path of no signs.
I have HELPERS as real as you and I…
whose words of wisdom and truth
keep me faith-filled and grounded:
God is in charge.
The only sane choice ever…in all matters…is to wait for God to act first.
Keep your focus off of that which you desire.
Turn your attention ever-inward to the Christ Indwelling…
to that “Place” within from which True Life and all Being unfolds.
Remember–you are only a vessel…an instrument…
the vehicle and not the driver…the clay and not the sculptor.
In this endlessly unfolding human drama…
you are neither playwright nor director…
you are merely an actor…and a bit part player, at that.
When you can be perfectly at peace with these Truths of your being…
when you are able to “chop wood and haul water” with joy and gratitude
for being so privileged as to be so used by the Creator…
then and only then will you experience peace beyond understanding and
“yeah, that kind of rich” abundance.
Remove your attention from the world of form and
keep it glued to the Power which underlies
all that you see.
I thank you, my Inner Teachers…Aspects of my Greater Self.
I pledge to You the same faithfulness and constancy that you show me
day by day, step by step as I move prayerfully and cautiously through this life.
And although I cannot see, touch or hear you with my physical senses
I know that You are indeed, with me always
in all ways.
I know beyond a shadow of doubt
that as I continue seeking the “kingdom” within…
all else shall be added unto me.