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Alone…We Are Not Enough…

 

Consejo del Otro Lado – Window Altar Photograph by Toni Roberts

 

to win these battles of the flesh…

 

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A Must-Read Bibliography For All Goddesses and Goddesses-In-Training…

Suggested Reading List/Bibliography

For Practicing Goddesses & Goddesses-In-Training

Prepared by: Toni Roberts (2018)

 

The Nature of Personal Reality (and all other titles by): Jane Roberts

The Women’s Spirituality Book by Diane Stein

The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley

The Time Falling Bodies Take to Light by William Irwin Thompson

Return of the Goddess by Edward C. Whitmont

The Divine Feminine by Virginia Ramey Mollenkott

Hands of Light by Barbara Ann Brennan

Ibase Orisa: Ifa Provers; Folk Tales, Sacred History & Prayers by Awo Falokun Fatunmbi

A Course In Miracles (Foundation for Inner Peace)

Steps to Knowledge by MV Summers

All of Carlos Casteneda’s work

The Bringers of the Dawn by Barbara Marciniak

The Pleiadian Initiations of Light by Christine Day

The Pleiadian Agenda by Barbara Hand Clow

(Do research the Dogon Tribe of Mali, Africa re: Sirius; the Dog Star; the Pleaides; etc.)

The Pregnant Virgin by Marion Woodman

Wheels of Light: Chakras, Auras & the Healing Energy of the Body by Rosalyn L. Bruyere

Joy’s Way by W. Brugh Joy, MD

The Varieties of the Meditative Experience by Daniel Goleman

Meditation & the Mind of Man by Herbert B. Puryear, PH.D. and Mark A. Thurston, PH. D.

The Secret Life of Money by Tad Crawford

The Lucid Dreamer by Malcolm Godwin

Journeys Out of the Body (and all other books by) Robert A. Monroe

Science of Mind by Ernest Holmes

The Book of Secrets by Osho

 Crystals & Stones

Love is in the Earth (Updated) by Melody

The Crystal Trilogy by Katrina Raphael: Crystal Healing; Crystal Enlightenment; The Crystalline Transmission

Health/Physical Well-Being

You Are the Placebo by Dr. Joe Dispenza

The MindBody Self by Dr. Mario Martinez

Will I Ever Be Good Enough? By Karyl McBride, PH.D.

Heal Your Body by Louise L. Hay

The Holistic Herbal by David Hoffman

(The most recent edition of): Healthy Healing An Alternative Healing Reference by Linda G. Rector-Page, PH.D.

Prescription for Nutritional Healing by James F. Balch, MD & Phyliss A. Balch, CNC

Menopause

Menopausal Years…for Women 30 to 90 by Susan Weed

Tarot

The Rider Waite Tarot Deck

Numerology and the Divine Triangle by Faith Javane and Dusty Bunker

Jung and the Tarot by Sallie Nichols

The I Ching

The I Ching or Book of Changes, the Richard Wilhelm Translation

The I Ching Workbook by R. R. Wing

The Runes

The Book of Runes by Ralph Blum (comes with a bag of Runic Tiles)

 

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Cloud Gazing…

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Cloud Gazing I – Photograph by Toni Roberts

Although we have three days to go

I am already feeling the influence and impact of the Cancer Full Moon:

“I build a house of Light and therein dwell.” (Lucis Trust)

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Cloud Gazing II – Photograph by Toni Roberts

 

buried and forgotten hurts…

deep-seated-emotional-wounds

I’ve not been aware of…

now coming to the surface

as I sit here at my

Healing Altar

Cloud Gazing

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Cloud Gazing III – Photograph by Toni Roberts

the

sweet

Light

of

La Diosa Adentro

dissolving

old

caked

debris

of

the

   heart and soul

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Cloud Gazing IV – Photograph by Toni Roberts

 

this

body-mind-soul-self

being filled

with

the

clear

Brilliance

Of

Her Light

 

I am

made anew

a

house of light

a

beacon

in

the

darkness

 

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Still Following…

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Trees…Trees…Trees… – Photograph by Toni Roberts

the sage advice of the

   I Ching

Hexagram 8changing into 52

Unity…holding fast to La Diosa Adentro

following Her instead of my over-ambitious Ego

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More Summer Blossoms In My Neighborhood – Photograph by Toni Roberts

Spending these beautiful summer days

in mindfulmeditativecontemplation

appreciating the beauty of my surroundings

honoring the abundance of the natural world

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More Summer Blossoms In My Neighborhood II – Photograph by Toni Roberts

re-balancing

   body

   mind

   soul

 

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The Journey From Bruja To Goddess…

Portrait of the Artist – Collage/Photograph by Toni Roberts

When we first begin to awaken, we BrujasWomen of GodGoddesses 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 AncianasWise WomenTribal EldersGoddesses-in-the-flesh and the real Holy Work and purpose of this journey to the here-now begins to unfold inthrough and as all that we are and do…in these temporary and temporal roles of human beings on planet earth. Aşe.

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“Woman At Crossroads”

Woman At Crossroads – Artwork/Photography by Toni Roberts

 

” Woman At Crossroads” –There are those times in all of our lives when we come to a Crossroad…do I go left or right? This job or that one? Chemo or no chemo? Live or die?

You would think that after 79 years of living this human drama, a woman would be spared life’s complexities and dilemmas. That one’s sunset years could be spent in play; drumming, dancing on the summer grass, experiencing only the joys of life…loving…simply being…

That’s not the way of this journey in the Third Dimension. And I am finally learning to embrace Life’s challenges; to welcome each Crossroad, regardless of how challenging a choice I must make as I continue on this twisting, winding journey of unexpected events, people and circumstances.

These days, when I reach that inevitable Fork In The Road, I find my Spirit Companions right there waiting for me. Mother Goddess, my Guardian Angel, my Orisha, Elegua…and Love ItSelf. Right there in the Silence of my heart…waiting for me to ask: Which Path is my path to Fulfillment of Purpose in being in this Here-Now? All it takes is the asking. The acknowledgement that I DO NOT KNOW. And in that surrender to a Wisdom higher than my human Ego, I am led; step by step, day by day, breath by breath into a new and expanded experience of being human on planet earth.

Let us never forget that the Ancestors are always here to guide us. We need only to stop pretending that we have the answers…and ASK. Ashe.

 

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Life Is A Process…And “God” Is Who I Am…

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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.

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Slowly But Surely…

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Long Island Sound; Photo by Toni Roberts

 

I am learning to surrender

personal dreams

ambitions

and

desires of the flesh

to

a

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…

WHATEVER…

IT

is

that gives

form

and

substance

to

this

3-D-DRAMA

called: Human Life on Planet Earth

 

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In This Season Of Change…

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La Madonna – Photo by Toni Roberts

I am learning to let

uncertainty

be

and to

maintain

resilience and flexibility

as the sands of time

shift

beneath

my

feet

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How I’ve Maintained My Size 12 Figure For The Past 4 Decades…

Happiness – Healing Altar Series  – Photo by Toni Roberts

It’s all about my attitude towards food.

The only reason I eat is to maintain a healthy and useful body for as long as my Soul needs it’s “flesh suit” to navigate this third dimension.

And that will be for as long as SPIRIT needs the Soul to do ITS Work.

Food is neither my lover nor my emotional comfort in times of pain.

Nor is it a substitute for the understanding and acceptance of my life and self as they are. For understanding and acceptance…I go to SPIRIT…not food.

 

However…being the imperfect human that I am, there are times that I fall out-of-balance; become unglued and off-center. Those are the times I find myself living to eat instead of eating to live…I wake up one day realizing that the chocolate chip cookies and brownies to which I’ve been addicted for the past month or so…have taken the place of reaching out and giving…rather than seeking

I then wake up again and turn away from self-involvementself-interestsself-gratificationwhat I wantwhat I need

I turn once again to seeking how I may give…whom I can serveright now...right herewith who I am and what I currently possess

It is then that the hungry monster that demands appeasement with comfort foods and sweets disappears. And I continue eating to live…living to give

 

And that is how I’ve arrived at age 79, wearing the same size 12, that I did at age 40…and if I may add…a pretty fit and healthy 79 year old size 12…

 

Healing Altar Series by Toni Roberts: http://toniroberts.imagekind.com

 

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