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When Life Gets to Be Too Much…

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All-Boxed-In – Washington Square Park; NYC – Photograph by Toni Roberts

 

Slip silently into your cocoonAs does the wise caterpillar 

Allow the mystery of self-transformation to occur within the secret darkness of cocoon-turned-womb 

Emerge reborntransformed 

Butterfly-in-flight…

 

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On Overcoming Dis-Ease…

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All Boxed-In! – Photographed Washington Square Park, NYC by Toni Roberts

The question I ask my ailments is: What have you come to teach me?

The last time I initiated such a conversation was a few weeks ago when I noticed stiffness, pain and discomfort in my right knee.

Upon being questioned the knee answered:

“Get off your ass and go back to walking a mile a day! And puleeze, try to be more flexible and adaptable with people—and in your acceptance of life in general. You do realize, don’t you, that the world is not made in the image of Toni Roberts!?”

And so…In addition to changing my attitude…I got up off my lazy butt; bundled up against the bitter cold, New York City-wind-chill temperatures in the low 20s; and ventured outdoors. Well…perhaps I haven’t been doing the whole mile each day but I have been doing at least ¼ of a mile before heading to the Stop & Shop for my reward…

And as you would know it, one day recently, while walking against the push of the icy winds, I noticed that the right knee had stopped hurting…

I’ve been using this process of questioning physical and emotional pain or discomfort for a whole lot of years. It has not kept me free from all human ailments. That’s not the point. What I have discovered is that pain…diseases…even cancer…any and all discomforts and imbalances of  mind-body-soul…are the direct result of a disconnect  on our part, with the Energetic Frequency which underlies and maintains the balanced, harmonious, homeostatic equilibrium of the mind-body-spirit collective that we humans call “my body.” In Truth, it is neither “my” body nor “my” life. These “bodies” are manifestations of a Creative Energetic Intelligence that has Its own Mysterious Purpose. (Yeah…I know your Pastor has all the answers!) We humans are Its tools for the accomplishment of that Unknown Purpose. And surprise, surprise! We are not here to serve ourselves but as servants to that which has caused us into being.

When I am consciously in alignment with this Great Mystery of Life I am ageless being and whenever I fall out of alignment through errors of thought, belief or action; my imbalance manifests as dis-harmony and dis-ease of the body, mind or soul.

And when I am in-alignment how glorious and wondrous this existence becomes…and surprisingly without any conscious effort on my part…

Put that in your pipe and smoke it!

 

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As I Sit Here At My Altar…Watching The Sun Set…

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River Gazing – Photography by Toni Roberts

it becomes crystal clear that

I

am

but

one

of

myriad

instruments

upon which

LIFE

plays

ITS

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River Gazing III – Photograph by Toni Roberts

magnificent

SONG

 

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Turtle Totem…

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Turtle Totem With The “Ladies” – Altar Arrangement/Photograph by Toni Roberts

is teaching me how to live this life unscathed

how to take life easyslowlystep by careful step

and when in doubtuncertaintydanger…or confusion

how

to

retreat within

for the

wisdom, knowledge, understanding

and

courage

to

continue along

my

chosen

  PATH

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Lessons From Within…As I Sit…

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Morning Prayers – Healing Altars by Toni Roberts – Photography by Toni Roberts

at my

altar

in

contemplation

of

the

nature

of

BEING

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The Ol’ Crone Who Dwells Within – Drawing/Photograph by Toni Roberts

LESSON ONE:

the

WORK

the

REAL WORK

begins

with

the 

   SELF

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I Fly HIGHER and HIGHER Each Day…

Yemaya Works Her Eye-Opening Magic – Altar/Photograph by Toni Roberts

As I allow…

the

DISINTEGRATION…

DECONSTRUCTION…

CRUMBLING

and

RELEASE…

of

all

OLDOUTMODED…USELESS STRUCTURES of THOUGHT

originally

CONSTRUCTED on a FOUNDATION of FAULTY BELIEFS

about

the

TRUE NATURE OF REALITY

 

I was blind…and now can see

 

May these eyes ever remain open

Ashe

 

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Nothing Like A Hazy Fall Sunset…

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Autumn Sunset Over the Hutch and Long Island Sound – Photo by Toni Roberts

 

to

bring

everything

into

   clarity

 

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Reclaiming My WomanPower…

African Prototype of the Virgin Mary with Child – Altar Arrangement & Photography by Toni Roberts

Today…

I reclaim My WomanPower

In the name of My Mother

And Her Mother before Her…

And Her Mother before Her…

And all of my Mothers and Sisters

up and down the Bloodlines of

Humanity

Ase!

 

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When The Many Work…

Sunset In The City – Photograph by Toni Roberts

for

the

   “ONE…”

all

then

FIND

their

APPOINTED

PLACES

 

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We Are the Authors…

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Skyline At Dusk II – Photograph by Toni Roberts

of

our

own

lives

 

GOD

is

the

INK

in which we

dip

our

  PENS

 

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