one woman's journey to wholeness…

Posts tagged ‘self-reflection’

Today…As I Sat In The Silence…

jan 27 2012 084

Photo by Toni Roberts

I realized that

I...

We

Either live in

Knowledge

Wisdom…

And

Understanding …

Or

Die

in

   Ignorance

The

Choice

Is

   Ours

And therein lay the

Limits

of our

   Human

Power

And

   Fate

 

I Have No Doubt Whatsoever…

009

Daughters of Gaia; collage/photo by Toni Roberts

 

that there is an entire

BATTALION

of

Goddess-Warriors

on the

   “Other Side“…

   supporting me…

   fighting my battles…

   guiding…

   guarding…

protecting

   me…

especially from

   myself

thank

   You...

thank

   You

 

.

Gemini Moon…

full moon image stock photo

Full Moon; Stock Photo

 

   Gemini Moon…

in the fullness of

Your Light

the hidden self

   is revealed…

and as the dark self wanes before

   Your Brilliance…

the

Goddess Self

   expands…

illuminating the world

with the

    Healing Light

of

   Your Love…

Toni Roberts’ Artwork and Photography are available at:

http://www.cafepress.com/DaughtersofGaia

http://www.cafepress.com/orishatreasures

http://www.fineartamerica.com/art/all/toni+roberts/all

http://toniroberts.imagekind.com

SURRENDER…

clouds 10 18 15 033

Photo by Toni Roberts

 

IS

A

BITCH!

“Rainy Days & Sundays…”

rainy day river 001

Rainy…River…Day; Photo by Toni Roberts

 

Nothing like a rainy day to turn one’s attention inward…

I was sitting here at my window altar

Exploring

Heart

   Soul…

and

Consciousness

When I uncovered tiny pockets of

Anger

Sadness

and

Rage

   That remained

Hidden

Within the dark recesses of my being…

   Buried…

   Stinking…

SHIT

Some of it dating back to childhood

   (And we all know how long ago that was!)…

Oh, how well I know

and remember

How

Unexpressed

Anger

Sadness

and

Rage

   Can…

   Will…

Eventually manifest in the

Flesh

as

   Disease…

And so…

On this rainy day

I got busy with the necessary

   Inner Work

Scrubbing

Cleansing

Mopping up

Vacuuming

Clearing

and

Cleaning out

The tons of stinking…festering…rotting

   SHIT…

I unloaded every speck that I could find of that

Inner Garbage

So that I may walk

Free

Clear

Light

   Unburdened

By yesterday’s pain

   Into tomorrow’s sunshine

A Day Of Thanksgiving…

Hutchinson River; Photo by Toni Roberts

Hutchinson River; Photo by Toni Roberts

I give thanks this day

As I reap the gifts of

SPIRIT

During this season of the

HARVEST

Long Island Sound; Photo by Toni Roberts

Long Island Sound; Photo by Toni Roberts

I am, indeed, enjoying a

CORNUCOPIA

Of

BLESSINGS

From past

LABOR

Thank you to

WHATEVER!

   I am, indeed, most

      GRATEFUL...

Toni Roberts’ Artwork and Photography May Be Viewed & Purchased at:

 http://www.cafepress.com/DaughtersofGaia

http://www.cafepress.com/orishatreasures

http://www.fineartamerica.com/art/all/toni+roberts/all

http://toniroberts.imagekind.com

And Yet Another Lazy Day Of Cloud-Gazing…

10/18/15 Photo by Toni Roberts

10/18/15 Photo by Toni Roberts

What?

Get up, you say?

The kitchen floor needs mopping?

My work area is a jumbled confusion of

Unfinished projects that need tending to?

10/18/15 Photo by Toni Roberts

10/18/15 Photo by Toni Roberts

Summer’s gone, you say?

And it’s time for the

Seasonal closet switch from summer to winter garb?

10/18/15 Photo by Toni Roberts

10/18/15 Photo by Toni Roberts

Hold on a second!

Look at how those clouds shift lazily across the sky

   Creating beauty that brings tears to one’s eyes…

The kitchen floor can wait and I’ll switch the clothes tomorrow!

And this is my current creative project:

Cloud-gazing

Toni Roberts’ Artwork and Photography May Be Viewed & Purchased at:

 http://www.cafepress.com/DaughtersofGaia

http://www.cafepress.com/orishatreasures

http://www.fineartamerica.com/art/all/toni+roberts/all

http://toniroberts.imagekind.com

I Accused Her Of Being Selfish…

Photo by Toni Roberts

Photo by Toni Roberts

   And then…

Just this morning

I realized that

Photo by Toni Roberts

Photo by Toni Roberts

She and I

Are merely

   Reflections

Of

Each other...

Toni Roberts’ Artwork and Photography May Be Viewed & Purchased at:

 http://www.cafepress.com/DaughtersofGaia

http://www.cafepress.com/orishatreasures

http://www.fineartamerica.com/art/all/toni+roberts/all

http://toniroberts.imagekind.com

Watching The River Flow…

watching the river flow...

watching the river flow

Another day of

sitting here in my favorite spot…

watching the river flow.

Slowly.

Easily.

Peacefully.

Effortlessly pressing forward

despite the disturbance

less than two minutes ago

caused by

three water scooters racing

along its surface.

I wonder…

had the river not been disturbed by those scooters,

wouldn’t it now be calm? At peace?

Its movement imperceptible to my eyes?

Is what I perceive as a disturbance

as a negative occurrence–

in truth–neither good nor bad

as regards the life of the river?

The boys have had their fun

and the river, now adjusting to the “disturbance”

is slowly falling back into equilibrium…

into its natural rhythm.

The “disturbance” has not in the least

veered the river from its steady course or

made it different from what it is.

And so, I take a lesson this day from the river

and allow  every person, event, experience, emotion and

appearance-of-the-moment

to pass through me as easily

as those  boys passed through the river below…

leaving it ultimately untouched, undisturbed

and pressing ever forward

in an unobstructed flow

towards its destiny.

The Mist…

my river is hidden in a sea of mist…

like my life

everything covered…

hidden

shrouded in mystery and uncertainty

as much as I strain

 I cannot see past the mist to that which is invisible…

not for me to see

or know

and so I am forced into Patience

into sitting here in contemplation of the mist

waiting in Time

the medium through which

the Creator works

Tag Cloud

%d bloggers like this: