Your Choice of Seats – Photograph by Toni Roberts
before or after
NOW MOMENT IN TIME
our only job
HIGHEST GOOD FOR ALL CONCERNED
Summer Blossoms In My Neighborhood (I) – Photo by Toni Roberts
(Lao Tzu, in the sixth century B.C. elaborates upon the meditative mood as follows:)
“(S/he) who knows does not speak.
(S/he) who speaks does not know.
Close the mouth.
Shut the door of desire.
Summer Blossoms In My Neighborhood (II) – Photo by Toni Roberts
Blunt the sharpness.
Untie the tangles.
Soften the light.
Become one with the dusty world.”
Against All Odds…
and I am all hemmed in and don’t know what to do…
where to go…
which way to turn…
who to listen to…
what to choose…
Portrait of the Artist – Collage/Photograph by Toni Roberts
When we first begin to awaken, we Brujas…Women of God…Goddesses and Divine Feminine Beings, we realize that this 3-D “reality” is not static…unbending or unyielding to our human will; and that we not only influence what becomes form but can actually “will” or “create” with our minds what becomes form—much to the ego’s delight.
Years are then spent manipulating our reality plus the realities of those who come to us in droves, paying us cold hard cash to manipulate their realities for them and/or teach them how to smooth out the rough spots in their own lives, i.e., lack of money, no lover, horrible lover, terrible job and on and on and on.
Finally, if we are not too ego-maniacal, we tire of creating and recreating the same nonsense over and over again, never finding that deep, soul-satisfying and lasting human scenario that would make living in this third dimension truly meaningful, purposeful and fulfilling. And that is when the ego begins the process of awakening to itself and to the falseness of its self-appointed ruler-ship of our being. Thus, begins the slow and painful death of the ego’s rule and the emergence of the rule of The Divine Feminine (or, what I, affectionately refer to as: La Diosa Adentro) which has lain hidden all of one’s life, in a secret fold of the heart; waiting for just this season of change…this death and rebirth that comes before the Resurrection of Inner Wisdom, Knowledge and Understanding: the beginning of one’s Sacred Role of Service to one’s “tribe” and to humanity in general.
Thus, in the sunset years of our lives, we become Brujas Ancianas…Wise Women…Tribal Elders…Goddesses-in-the-flesh and the real Holy Work and purpose of this journey to the here-now begins to unfold in…through and as all that we are and do…in these temporary and temporal roles of human beings on planet earth. Aşe.
Chakra Flowering – Artwork/Photo by Toni Roberts
“Chakra Flowering”–Original artwork by Toni Roberts. This piece is symbolic of the flowering of the Root Chakra and the rising of Kundalini Energy up the spine to the 7th Chakra at the top of the head. There are seven Spiritual Centers (Chakras) or “Wheels of Energy” along the human spine. These centers are aligned with the seven major endocrine/glandular systems in the body. During guided meditation workshop participants rotate the color of each Chakra in a circle as they move slowly up from the Root to the to the seventh Chakra at the top of the head. The benefits of this Chakra Color Meditation are a gradual spiritual awakening–or enlightenment–plus physical wellness–or a Wholeness of Being regardless of the number of years one has spent in the flesh body. And those are only two benefits of the practice of Kundalini meditation–there are many. One of which, as you can see by the accompanying photograph, is the awakening of one’s artistic/creative expression.
Healing Altar – Photo by Toni Roberts
Sitting at my Healing Altar in my Sacred Space is a daily ritual. Were it not for the time spent each day sitting in the Silence surrounded by my Companions-in-Spirit, I would surely be a mad woman. As it is, this daily ritual anchors me to the Divine within; and sets the Tone and Energy of my day. And each day, one step at a time, I move slowly towards total and complete At-One-Ment with That Which Causes All There Is Into Being. I am learning that life is a process and that “God” is who I am.
Una Mitad De La Pareja – Photo by Toni Roberts
thought by thought…
belief by belief…
emotion by emotion…
opinion by opinion…
prejudice by prejudice…
intolerance by intolerance…
judgement by judgement…
Long Island Sound; Photo by Toni Roberts
I am learning to surrender
desires of the flesh
HIGHER CONSCIOUSNESS…THE GREAT MYSTERY…THE COSMIC SOUP…GOD…ALLAH…THE FATHER…THE GREAT MOTHER…THE COSMIC WOMB…THE FORCE…KRISHNA…JESUS…A HIGHER POWER…THE MOTHER/FATHER…THE GODDESS…
called: Human Life on Planet Earth…
Sunrise…Sunset – Photo by Toni Roberts
no longer running through life as if the
were chasing me…
destiny and purpose
could be discovered in this
Kundalini Rising – Sketch/Photo by Toni Roberts