Moody River & Sound – Photo by Toni Roberts
Just took more photos of the river…
the river and sound have such a hypnotizing pull on me…
season after season
year after year…
day after day…
Distant Tugboat…Cloudy Sky – Photo by Toni Roberts
my son says
you keeping on taking the same photo
over and over again…”
he does not see the subtle changes from photo to photo
from day to day…
season to season…
the shifting shadows…
the shimmering light…
absence or presence of sailboats on the sound…
the stillness or gentle flow of the waters…
the tugboat far off in the distance…
the mood of the sky…
the shifting shapes of dancing clouds…
Oya Blowing Up A Storm Over The Long Island Sound, NYC – Photo by Toni Roberts
he does not see the subtle differences
from year to year…
for he sees only with eyes
while I see with heart and soul
this river and sound that are kin to me…
this river that has held-rocked-soothed-nourished-and-healed-me
through twenty-four years of
Storm Clouds Over The Wetlands & Sound – Photo by Toni Roberts
he does not see this
as I do…
for it is
reflected in the waters below…
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after the rain…
Instead of drumming this Saturday, I spent quiet time at my window altar–with the river.
Rising above the chatter of my “monkey brain,” I sat in the peaceful silence of my rain-washed world–listening within:
This drumming, my dear–just like the words that you write–comes through you. You, the ego-personality, are not the owner of your creative productions. The words, and sounds come through you from a Source that also determines the why, what, when, where and how of it all.
Do not attempt to order your gifts; trying to determine whence they come and go.
Life is not yours to order. It is yours to remain open, receptive and in service to That Which lies behind, beneath, above and at each side of all form.
You are learning to understand–and more importantly–to accept and live a reality which is the only authentic Reality there is.
It is a process of opening the heart in trust and releasing the pain you did not know was there.
It is truly living from the inside out: letting your 3-D world unfold in, as and through you; bypassing the ego.
It is not the human way of being.
It is a process of “un-conditioning” the mind.
Have patience with yourself.
I am with you.
We are with you.