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A Bit Of Wisdom From Poet, THETA BURKE…

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Portrait of the Artist – Collage/Photo by Toni Roberts

 

I was going through my bookcases earlier today in search of a book that I did not find. Instead, I came upon an old, yellowed book of poetry: SOUNDS OF YOURSELF by Theta Burke. (Copyright 1977 by Theta Burke. Publisher: Delafield Press.) I had made a notation on the title page that the book was a gift from…either Larry or Surry in May of 1979. My handwriting is abominable and my memory not much better for I remember neither a Larry nor a Surry. My apologies to whomever it was who obviously knew my spirit so well.

The poet speaks to my heart. It’s as if her thoughts and words were lifted from my own soul. I hope you get the same pleasure as I from Ms. Burke’s deep understanding of this journey we share as human beings. You will be seeing more of her work in future blogs.

The following poem is from the last section of the book entitled: CONTEMPLATION. I dedicate it to all of you seekers of eternal youth.

Sometimes it appears

that concern with the accumulation of years

is more prevalent with those

who have sought gratification

from physical attributes

and fear their deterioration.

 

They are ageless

whose beauty of mind

has properly assigned priorities

so that the  passing of the years

only adds facets

which contribute to the richness of the glow.”

 

Artwork by Toni Roberts available for viewing and purchase at:

http://toniroberts.imagekind.com

http://www.fineartamerica.com/artist/toni+roberts

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The Beauty Of Being Alive!

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Spring Blossoms – Photo by Toni Roberts

I realized today, as I walked the beautiful grounds of the co-op in which I live, that this Great Mystery we name “God” or “Mother Nature,” has, indeed, gifted us humans with all we really need. And that I am here on earth not to “earn my living” but to serve the living. And for this Holy Work, I am automatically paid from “God’sStorehouse of never-ending abundance.

Take time out today to enjoy the beauty of being alive on this magnificent planet earth.

 

Photography by Toni Roberts:

http://www.fineartamerica.com/artist/toni+roberts

http://www.toniroberts.imagekind.com

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Today, I Surrender…

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Yemaya! Mother of the Fishes – Photo by Toni Roberts

 

my need to

UNDERSTAND

my need to make

ORDER

out

of

CHAOS

 

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This Day…

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Patience…Endurance…  Central Park, NYC – Photo by Toni Roberts

I practice

PATIENCE

and

ENDURANCE

 

in

SWEET SURRENDER

to

an

INNER DIRECTIVE

 

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Today’s Lesson…

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Virgin Mary With Child; African Prototype – Photo by Toni Roberts

 

FREEDOM

is

not

LICENSE

 

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In This Season Of Change…

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La Madonna – Photo by Toni Roberts

I am learning to let

uncertainty

be

and to

maintain

resilience and flexibility

as the sands of time

shift

beneath

my

feet

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Finding Answers…

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Healing Altar Series by Toni Roberts

I am discovering  that the answer to any of life’s dilemmas can be found on the opposite side of the question. And the only way to flip the shit is to ask the question; and then wait patiently for the answer to “come through” into physical reality and your own personal experiencefrom the inside out.

Remember, if you already knew the answer, you’d be experiencing it.

Accept that you don’t know what to do and that the answer does not lie within your human, individual, ego-consciousness. That there is a Consciousness beyond the ego that knows all there is to know: KNOWLEDGE ITSELF.

Test this. What do you have to lose? Ask within in the Inner SilenceThen put the problem or question out of mind  as you go about your daily business…

 

Healing Altar Series by Toni Roberts: http://toniroberts.imagekind.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today, I Clear…

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Kundalini Rising – Sketch/Photo by Toni Roberts

the

inner

passageway

of all

man-created

   debris…

 

allowing

the

winds

of

heaven

to

blow

through

this

   body-mind-soul…

 

carrying

peace…love…wisdom…healing

and

understanding

in

its

   wake…

 

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Consejo del Otro Lado…

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Consejo del Otro Lado – Photo by Toni Roberts

 

“Rome was not built in a day”

transformation and re-creation

unfold

in

TIME

from the

INSIDE

OUT

slow down

breathe

be

 

Healing Altar Art by Toni Roberts:

http://toniroberts.imagekind.com

 

 

Night Prayers

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Night Prayers – Photo by Toni Roberts

 

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