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I Am Slowly Easing Out…

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Reflections Of Light On The “Hutch”; photo by Toni Roberts

 

of the box

into which I squeezed myself

more years ago

   than I care to remember

   bit by bit…

   day by day…

      slowly climbing out of the confines of the past…

leaving the old stories behind

   as I create new ones...

it is not a

violent revolution

but a quiet

slowly moving

   evolution…

as I follow that which I cannot

see

along a path I do not

   know…

 

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An Urban Shaman’s Tools Of Transformation…

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New Window Altar; Photo by Toni Roberts

 

she

opens each day with a

CREATIVE ACT

paying homage to the

MOTHER

of

the

     MULTIVERSE…

honoring the

DARKNESS

out of which 

LIFE

   emerges…

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Altar II; Photo by Toni Roberts

 

 the

shaman

plants...

   cooks

and

   waits patiently

   cleansing

   selfnourishing…

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Waxing, Crescent Moon; Stock Photograph

 

while

MOTHER MOON

fills with

LIGHT

from

HER HEAVENLY LOVER

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Altar III; Photo by Toni Roberts

 

the

shaman

takes her cues from

   within…

   never leading…

   ever-following…

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Altar IV; Photo by Toni Roberts

   in

complete surrender

and

   at-one-ment…

 

 

Toni Roberts’ Artwork and Photography are available at:

http://www.cafepress.com/DaughtersofGaia

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Reflections…

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The River 2 5 16; photo by Toni Roberts

 

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Photo by Toni Roberts

 

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Photo by Toni Roberts

 

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Photo by Toni Roberts

 

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Photo by Toni Roberts

 

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Photo by Toni Roberts

Sweet Surrender…

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1-29-16 Photo by Toni Roberts

 

I

am

not

of

this world

but simply

in

it

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1 19 16 Photo by Toni Roberts

 

and

oh

how much more

I enjoy my experiences

from this

new

position

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1 16 16 Photo by Toni Roberts

 

the trick

however

is

to

stay

awake

and not permit myself

to

be

lulled back into

the world’s way of

   seeing…

not allow myself to be

lulled

asleep

   again

by the

sensuous

glamour

of

the

   flesh

and

return

to

the

living

of

this

life

as if the

dream

we are

jointly

dreaming

is

   reality…

Spent All Day Photographing The River And…

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Photo by Toni Roberts 1/16/16

   weeping...

releasing deep pain

I didn’t know remained

      within

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Photo by Toni Roberts 1/16/16

probably brushing it aside

in prayer and meditation

   whenever it came up…

as if the release of psychic pain

   is not an ongoing job…

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Photo by Toni Roberts 1/16/16

   and so…

I have given myself this entire week

   OFF…

Saturday to Saturday

vacation

retreat

seclusion

no business

   no telephone calls…

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Photo by Toni Roberts 1/16/16

 

   just the

   river

   my

   tears…

and

this profound sense of

   mourning

for whom?

or what?

   can’t name it…

   only know that a part of me…

a

heavy load

I’ve carried deep within my heart

since the beginning of

   memory

   can now be released…

during this week of

vacation

retreat

   letting go...

this week of

   death…

and

    dying things

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

Me

From land to land

Seeking the wherewithal

With which to fill an

   Eternal yearning

My travels are here with

YOU

Who lifts me up

Making possible these

Daily Flights

To times and spaces unimaginable to my

Questing heart

Yea

My travels are right here with

YOU

   Beloved river

Ochun

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Caught In The Void…

Photo by Toni Roberts

Photo by Toni Roberts

 

Autumn

Waiting

Suspended animation

Between

Death of the

Old

And

Birth of the

New

Treading

Treading

Treading

This spinning wheel of

Decay and Renewal

How long this wait?

Suppressed impatience

Unexpressed desire

Not yet time

Fall back into the Void

Into the quiet stillness of the

Waiting

Soul

Join me. Come out as a Daughter of Gaia!

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The Rewards Of Surrender…

Photo by Toni Roberts

Photo by Toni Roberts

 

Courage

Understanding

Acceptance

Patience

Tolerance

Wisdom

Peace

Self-forgiveness

   Trust…

Finding one’s place on the

Wheel

of

Death

and

   Rebirth

On A Fall Day I Can See Forever…

Photo by Toni Roberts

Photo by Toni Roberts

 

Season of death and harvest

Time of decay and falling away…

Summer’s death in

Blazing fires of

Red and gold

That promise the return of glory

Photo by Toni Roberts

Photo by Toni Roberts

Peace…

Photo by Toni Roberts

Photo by Toni Roberts

A moment of Peace

Of the kind

Beyond

Understanding…

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