“Wisdom” – Collage/Photograph by Toni Roberts
that’s the goal…
the “name of the game…”
the one and only aim…
in all of this drama called:
being human on planet earth…
all else is meaningless and will get you nothing but DEAD…
and back on the crazy wheel-of-life…
again and again and again…
(Some hard-earned Wisdom from this Tribal Elder…still trudging along on her personal Journey to Wholeness.)
Sunrise – Photo by Toni Roberts
you will know that you’ve finally reached
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 Wisdom…Lady Peace…and Sister Harmony.
Ultimately, words of wisdom…love…compassion…understanding…forgiveness 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 pain—individual 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)
The Cauldron – Healing Altars – Photo by Toni Roberts
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.
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…
Burning Candle & Flowers On Altar – Photograph by Toni Roberts
One’s Sacred Space is
It is the place to which one returns
Day after day…
At the same time each day…
It is the meeting place of
The Unseen Ones…
The Inner Companions…
The Invisible Spirits that accompany one
On one’s journey through TimeSpace…
The Altar is a Portal and the
Focal Point of one’s Sacred Space…
One places upon the Altar three-dimensional objects that symbolize
Energetic Intelligences and Transmitters of Energetic Frequencies which
Stimulate and awaken aspects of humanity’s sleeping consciousness which are
Vital for the further evolution of humankind and preservation of planet earth…
(More to come about the nature of personal Sacred Space and the compelling reasons during these difficult times for creating Sacred Space within one’s own home or office.)
(copyright: Toni Roberts; 1/01/1018)
Designate Sacred Space in your home and/or office with an original “Healing Altars” photograph by Toni Roberts. http://toniroberts.imagekind.com
Yemaya Works Her Own Kind Of Magic – Photo by Toni Roberts
As the culmination of 79 years in this flesh body rapidly approaches…
If It Weren’t For Grandfather, I’d Still Be Asleep – Photo by Toni Roberts
I’m beginning to get a glimmer...
Just a mere glimpse…
Of what this HELL called human life on planet earth is TRULY all about…
Carriers Of The Word…From One Realm To Another – Photo by Toni Roberts
And so I pray that the current
awakening of human consciousness
from its eons of slumber
Lest humanity ultimately destroy itself
ignorance and hubris
so reflected in
America’s 2016 presidential choice
time is of the essence!