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The Power Of Focused Attention:

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Night Prayers – Altar Arrangement & Photograph by Toni Roberts

 

Is there something in your lifemindbody…that you no longer wish to experience?

Try withdrawing your attention from it each time that you find yourself thinking about it.

Instead of dwelling mentally and imaginatively on what you don’t wantswitch your thoughts and inner attention to something about yourself or your life…that makes you feel good.

Do this a “zillion” times a day if you must.

Be patient.

And one day you will suddenly realize:

  • the worrisome condition, circumstances, or person(s) have disappeared
  • you were so involved in newjoyfullife-giving thoughts that you can’t even remember when the troublesome condition…situation…or person…simply vanished

 

You can change your entire life and conditions of the body by simply changing the focus of your attention from what you do not wish to experience…to that which you do.

I’ve been practicing this for at least forty years now…

and although my life has never been trouble-free

I’m still standing

without a walker…or joint replacements

still youthfulvibrantvigorous

and useful

and squeezing every joyful drop of juice I can…

from this mysterious and mystical experience called human life on planet earth

 

(a bit more hard-earned wisdom from this very joyful Elder for you to take

or leave…)

 

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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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I Am Beginning To See…

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Yemaya Works Her “Magic” – Altar Arrangement & Photograph by Toni Roberts

how things unfold…

IN TIME

everything

is

PROCESS

Life

is

a

PROCESS

an

UNFOLDING

an

EX-PRESSION

or

pressing out

from

the

YINSIDE

   onto the 3rd Dimension…

FIRST CAUSE

can never be found in the material world…

for this is the realm of results only…

 

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“Resist Ye Not…”

Another Golden Sunset – Photography by Toni Roberts

 I am learning to

RESIST NOT

the

natural flow

of

LIFE

to

embrace

the

peopleevents

and

circumstances

that do not

please

this

Queen Mother

I am learning

to

lean into

every

difficulty

every

challenge

every seemingly

insurmountable obstacle

by

befriending

it

and

allowing it to tell me

what it has come to teach

and then letting

it

lead

me

in

a

direction

in which my

Ego

would

never

have

thought

of

going

 

I am thus discovering the

rewards

the previously

unimagined new ways of being human

 and the

countless

Divine Gifts

deeply hidden

within

LIFE’S

   CHALLENGES… 

 

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I Am Learning To Trust…

Healing Altar: Coniunctio – Arrangement & Photograph by Toni Roberts

 

and

follow

my

natural impulses

and

organic urges

now that they are led by

“LA DIOSA ADENTRO”

and

not

the

  EGO

 

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A Prayer for This Day:

I AM MOTHER…EARTH…GIVER OF LIFE… – Artwork & Photography by Toni Roberts

thank you

most

HOLY MOTHER

for

yesterday

please show me

how I am to

SERVE

this

 day

be

the

thoughts of my mind

the

emotions of my heart...

the

words of my lips

the

actions of my body

this day

this one day

one stepat a time

YOU

WHO GAVE BIRTH TO THE MULTIVERSE

EX-PRESS

THE FULLNESS of YOUR HOLINESS

  inas...

and

 through

all

that

I

AM

SAY…

and

DO…

this

  day

 

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“There Will Be An Answer…”

Under the Love and Protection of La Virgen Madre – Window Altar Arrangement & Photograph by Toni Roberts

 

sitting at my altar…

fretting over the state of the world…

and the needs of my own life…

 

the Beatles song drifts in:

When I find myself in times of trouble, Mother Mary comes to me
Speaking words of wisdom, let it be
And in my hour of darkness she is standing right in front of me
Speaking words of wisdom, let it be
Let it be, let it be, let it be, let it be
Whisper words of wisdom, let it be”

 

I

let go

of

all

thought

fear

anxiety

and

simply

let it be

 

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Faith…

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Shifting Clouds – Photo by Toni Roberts

 

is my

only

GUIDE

through the

DARK TUNNELS

of

LIFE

 

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The Divine Power…

“Creation” – Collage/Drawing/Photograph by Toni Roberts

that moves

inas and through

all that I amand do

is

now

GREATER

than

the

FEAR

   that walks silently by my side…

 

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There is… Without Doubt…

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Fog Over The Wetlands & Sound – Photo by Toni Roberts

an

underlying

GRACE

HARMONY

ORDER

and

RHYTHM

in this

world

with

WHICH

I am now

being 

brought

into

RESONANCE…

 

gradually

naturally

organically

 

 slowly

but

surely

 

by

a

POWER

GREATER

than

i…

me…

human…

 

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