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Wounded People…

“Third Eye” – Colored Pencil Drawing/Photograph by Toni Roberts

raising wounded people…

giving us generation

after generation

of wounded people…

each wondering why s/he is so misused by

Life

the world

other people

treated as if we were not people

but objects for target practice

disrespect

and

abominable

acts

of

inhumanity

 

my

People

it is long past TIME for a Healing

Healing

of

Self

from the individual to the collectiveHealing from the generational wounds that date to the Kidnapping from the MotherLand to the Middle Passage to an Enslavement in a “new world…” the savage cruelty of which humanity had never before known…

 

it is Time for a Healing from wounds we do not know we have…

but from which we suffer still…

unknowingly

but

no

less

tragically

 

come

my

People

let

us

turn

Inward

where the Ancestors wait to guide us…one by one by one…through a Process of Self-Healing…to Wholeness of Being…to Knowledge of Who and What we are…and our Rightful Place on Planet Earth

 

come

my

People

let us change the projection of our Destiny

Toni Roberts

 

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To Know True Freedom…

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Realizations At The Altar – Altar Arrangement/Photograph by Toni Roberts

 

is to

release oneself

from the

tyrannical preoccupation

with

SELF

 

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Healing…TRUE Healing…

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Opening the Ancestral Gates – Lighting the Cauldron Fires of Transformation – Altar Arrangement/Photograph by Toni Roberts

of body...soul…or mind

is…

and always has been…

from the inside

the Goddess-side

out

all other externally applied efforts can only result in temporary “cures…”

at best

 

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Let Us Lay Our Collective Pain At The Altar Of Love…

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Altar of Love – Photograph by Toni Roberts

This Path I’ve chosen to walk is indeed, a “straight and narrow “one!

No longer can I stray onto the familiar side streets of anger and sarcasm: my old defenses…my old way of covering up hurt, disappointment, or emotional pain. All of those feelings that strong “Black” women (and women of any hue…truly…) have been conditioned to swallow. From childhood we become experts in covering up…in camouflaging our emotional pain. We swallow it until we are choking with a rage and anger that must be released lest we burst into a million pieces.

***

I have learned to take ‘time out” when I feel that inner volcano getting ready to explode. I then explore what lies below the rage. Ultimately, I discover hurt feelings or suppressed emotional pain. I then give myself permission to be human and vulnerable without the shame of feeling weak.  I allow my heart to hold both pain and righteous anger. For each is both justified and valid. I then lay them both at the Altar of Mother WisdomLady Peace…and Sister Harmony.

***

Ultimately, words of wisdomlovecompassionunderstandingforgiveness and kindness…begin to flow into consciousness; words that wash away any residue of pain or anger that might still lay hidden in the secret recesses of my heart.  Thus, instead of wounding words born of anger, my response becomes a healing balm to the heart of whoever wounded me. For underneath the attacker’s anger and harsh words or actions was her/his own hidden pain. For s/he too has been acculturated just as I; and has learned that it is safer to go into attack mode than to show the weakness of one’s human vulnerability.

***

It’s time to break this vicious cycle. Let us be courageous enough to feel our painindividual and collective. Let us weep together. Let us acknowledge to ourselves and to each other our human fears and vulnerabilities. Let us stop and think before uttering those hurtful words or otherwise inflicting pain upon each other.

Let us lay our collective pain at the Altar of Love.

(copyright: 2019 – Toni Roberts)

 

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Like Any Good Surfer…

 

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CHAKRA BALANCING – Artwork & Photography by Toni Roberts

I am learning to remain balanced and upright

As I ride the crest of building-high-waves-of-emotion

Which carry me from the land of Devastation

To the far shores of Peace

 

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Where The MIND Goes…

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New Life Altar & Photograph by Toni Roberts

the body follows

 

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Living With Gratitude…

A Gathering of Spirit Power – Artwork & Photography by Toni Roberts

 

I am finally learning to live truly

in

humble gratitude

100%…

24/7…

in

total

OBEDIENCE

to

WHATEVER-IT-IS

that is proving

ITSELF to be far GREATER…

more

POWERFUL and LOVING

than

i

could ever be…

 

I

am

finally

conscious

or

WOKE…”

as this new generation says…

my

life

has

purpose and meaning

beyond

what shall I eat…where shall I lay my weary head…with what shall I clothe this naked body…how shall I earn my daily bread…this day?

I know that I shall be

clothedshelteredprotectedguided...

and

lovingly cared

for

by

a

POWER

I

cannot

seetouchtastehear

or

smell

but which takes care of me far better than my human…flesh parents ever did

or

could

 

and for all of

that

and

more

I AM SO VERY GRATEFUL

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A Bit of I Ching Wisdom for These Trying Days of Our Lives…

(From Hexagram 33: RETREAT)

“…the behavior of the superior (wo/)man toward a climbing inferior; (s/)he retreats into (her/)his own thoughts as the inferior…comes forward. (S/)he does not hate…for hatred is a form of subjective involvement by which we are bound to the hated object. The superior (wo/)man shows strength in that (s/)he brings the inferior to a standstill by (her) his dignified reserve.

(Note: italics are mine)

The I Ching has become a wise and dependable guide on this lifelong Journey to Wholeness. Those interested in learning (remotely) how to use this ancient Chinese oracle in their own spiritual growth and development may contact Toni Roberts, via “message” on her Facebook Page: https//:www.facebook.com/gaiadaughters

 

May our hearts fill with love and our souls remain peacefully connected with the Divine as we follow that deep and ancient Inner Knowledge that knows from whence we came and why. 

I send Peace and Love out to my troubled world. 

Toni Roberts

 

 

 

These “Dark Days of the Soul…”

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Clouds Over The River & Sound – Photograph by Toni Roberts

this

blessing

of a

view

is the only thing that pulls me through

these

dark days of the soul..”

 

I thank

You

Goddess Mother

Gaia

Creatress

of

all

there

   is…

for the

soul-stirring beauty

that only

YOU

can create…

and

for the

peace of mind

and

stillness of heart

that the

MAJESTY

of

YOUR CREATON

imparts

 

   this

  daughter

most

humbly

thanks

   YOU

 

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Today…At My Altar…

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Today At My Altar… – Photo by Toni Roberts

 

under the sacred guidance of the Ancestors

whose spirits yet live within the heart of this woman…

I reconnected with…rededicated my soul to…

the Divine Mystery of Creation

todayat my altar

I re-pledged my life to

the

Great Renovation

now underway…

right hereright now

in this “melting pot” of humanity…

amidst the turmoildarkness…and confusion

the “Gods” are “cooking up

   a new people

   a new

   “race…”

 

bringers

of

a

   new dawn

a

   kinder

more

loving

way

of

being

   human

Ase!

 

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