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Meditation On Human Purpose…

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Sacred Space – Altar Arrangement/Photograph by Toni Roberts

Ever wonder what your role is on this Soul-Bound-in Flesh Journey of Mystery…?

Your Purpose in being…?

 

One awakens one day asking…who am I…?

For what earthly purpose has my Soul chosen imprisonment in this “flesh suit…?”

Why have I been thrust into this world of combatturmoilconfusion…and chaos…?

Why do I find myself in this Herenow…?

What purpose can I possibly serve in the bedlam…?

In a world gone mad…?

 

It is then…simply by the asking…that the answer appears

And one knowsbeyond any doubt…that we who suddenly become conscious

Finding ourselves Earthbound in  “suits of flesh…”

Are here to awakensurrender…and serve

That Which Fuels All LIFE

 

And so…without a second thought…one offers up all of one’s being

BodyMindSoul…as Fuel…to keep the Fire of Life ItSelf Burning…

For all Eternity

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The Time Has Come…

In Contemplation of GoddessHood – Collage/Drawing/Staging/Photograph by Toni Roberts

For us to lay our ourSelves down at the Altar

The Inner Altar of the IndwellingGod/dess…”

 For WE are the Required Sacrifice

 Our human Ego…Our Self-Centered DesiresGoalsAmbitionsGreedFear

Our Lust for Fame and PowerOur callous Disregard for the Welfare of “Others…”

 The Time has come for each of us to surrender all that we are and ever hope to be…a Total Surrender to That Which Creates and Sustains All There IsEver Was…and Ever Shall Be

 Let us all begin nowbit by bitstep by stepmoment by momentday by dayhour by hourminute by minutethought by thoughtword by wordaction by action

 100 %

 24/7

 Until

 We

 Are

 All

IN…”

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I Have Finally Surrendered…

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Altar To My Ladies – Arrangement/Photograph by Toni Roberts

The futility of trying to teach my language to those just learning to speak 

I will instead wait in patience for the day that my ears ring with familiar words

 Uttered by strangers

 Then…I shall know that I have reached the “Promised Land…”

 Where dwelleth my Soul Kin

 My Family…which art on Earth

 Ase.

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“God” Has A Plan…

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On A Clear Summer Day In My Neighborhood – Photograph by Toni Roberts

As one surrenders every millisecond of one’s Life to Divine Management

Truly “letting go and lettingGod…'”

Releasing all Ego-generated FearsImaginingsPrejudgements….Prejudices…and Preferences

One’s True Life Purpose can then begin to unfold from withinout

Organically...naturally...joyfully…as one’s everyday experiences in the material world

One is then WHOLE…and truly FREE

And that is the Purpose of all of this BEING…and DOING

Toni Roberts

 

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Sitting Out The Storm…

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Sitting Out The Storm – Photograph by Toni Roberts

sometimes…

there is nothing more that you can do…

but

sit out the storm

 

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On Becoming Whole…

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The River At Winter – Photography by Toni Roberts

The river at winter…

Makes me weep

 

“Black” boys killing each other…

Makes me weep

 

The genocide of my people…and other people-of-color…

Makes me weep

 

And, how well I know: “Of mine own selfI can do nothing…”

 

And that…

Makes me weep profusely

 

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Double Rainbow Over the River: Hope – Photograph by Toni Roberts

As it also gives me hope

For it is only when I give up the illusion of personal human power

It is in that moment of surrender: bodymind…soul…lifeego...

Surrender of my very Beingness…that I am assured that all is well

And I…and my dusty world are made Whole

 

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Overcoming The World…

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Overcoming the World – Photograph by Toni Roberts – Plant Life Growing From Between the Rocks – Central Park, NYC

Life is a series of adversities followed by abundant blessings

which cycle right back into adversity

the sun rises and then darkness descends

such is the rhythm and nature of human existence

we who would hope to emerge unscathed from Life‘s ups and downs must learn to bend

NONRESISTANCEACCEPTANCE...SURRENDER

lest ye be BROKEN by the ill-winds of misfortune…

 

(Copyright: Toni Roberts 1/8/2019)

 

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Words Of Courage…

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Companions In-Spirit – Window Altar Arrangement & Photograph by Toni Roberts

 

come drifting into consciousness as I sit here at my window altar…

turning the focus of my attention inward:

 

ARDOR...ZEALSTEADFASTNESS

now is not the time to be faint-of-heart

hold steadymy girlas you proceed along this Journey to Wholeness….

let LIFE carry youlet IT flow from withinout

relax

lean back into the WATERS of LIFE

float

trust LIFE to carry you wherever you need to go

 

breathereleasetrust your own INDWELLING WISDOM

 

know that you are a cherished part of a purpose beyond the scope of all human imaginings and suppositions…you are loved…you are neededjust as you are

 

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Life Shows Me…DAILY…

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River Gazing… – Altar Arrangement & Photography by Toni Roberts

that

to

LIVE TRULY

is

not

about

what I want…

desire

or

think I need…

but about

where

I

best

   SERVE

 

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Against All Odds…

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Plant Growing in Crevice in Dark, Filthy Bronx, NY Subway Station – Photograph by Toni Roberts

Despite the filth and darkness of it’s home

This baby plant keeps on…keeping on…

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Close-Up of Above Photography by Toni Roberts

 

growing

climbing…

overcoming all obstacles

the

INTELLIGENT LIFE FORCE

that keeps this baby plant thriving…

against all  odds…

also flows

within

  you

  ponder that…

 

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