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Ode To The River…Ode To Oshun…

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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

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Distant Tugboat…Cloudy Sky – Photo by Toni Roberts


my son says

but ma…

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

seasons marked

by the

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


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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





and the




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Storm Clouds Over The Wetlands & Sound – Photo by Toni Roberts


he does not see this




  as I do…

for it is


life itself

that is

reflected in the waters below…



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some days


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Nature’s Glory – View From My Window -Photo by Toni Roberts


I spend hours at my window altar


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The Setting Sun – Photo by Toni Roberts



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Blazing Sunset – Photo by Toni Roberts


totally mesmerized by

nature’s spectacular





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Before The Storm…

Photo by Toni Roberts

Photo by Toni Roberts

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Some Days…

Long Island Sound; photo by Toni Roberts

Long Island Sound; photo by Toni Roberts

there is glory

in just being alive

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Another Day Of River Gazing…

Hutchinson River & Wetlands; photo by Toni Roberts

Hutchinson River & Wetlands; photo by Toni Roberts

   Don’t have to travel…

Moving this body from place to place

Dragging this


From land to land

Seeking the wherewithal

With which to fill an

   Eternal yearning

My travels are here with


Who lifts me up

Making possible these

Daily Flights

To times and spaces unimaginable to my

Questing heart


My travels are right here with


   Beloved river


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Retreat…Day 5…”As Above So Below”

river 5 15 2014

river 5 15 2014


My cup runneth over…

Too much to be contained…

As I let

Lady C

  Guide me…

Taking me to places

She would have me see

I walk with increasing confidence

This path of

No Signs

As Above so Below

She reminds me of

This fundamental Rule of Being

You are all “chosen ones

Pre-programmed to

Awaken–NOW– from the dream

In order to serve

Our Common Purpose


You become the

Passageway from




As Above so Below


After The Rain…Light…Understanding…

after the rain...

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.

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