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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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Yesterday…

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Reflections…Photography by Toni Roberts

I swam against the current

attempting to change the current to my rhythm and flow

Today

I am flexibleadaptable

I bend and flow with the current

Allowing It’s Wisdom

It’s Knowledge of the Way

To carry me to Joy and Fulfillment

 

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Today, I Remain Obedient…

""...Lest Ye Become As Little Children...""  (2018) by toniroberts

“Lest Ye Become As Little Children…” – Window Altar Arrangement & Photograph by Toni Roberts

I

maintain

a

stance

of

obedient surrender

to

the

MAGNIFICENCE

of

LIFEITSELF

 

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When The Many Work…

Sunset In The City – Photograph by Toni Roberts

for

the

   “ONE…”

all

then

FIND

their

APPOINTED

PLACES

 

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Letting Go…

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Grandfather Wisdom – Photography by Toni Roberts

Lead me

step by step

breath by breath

thought by thought

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The Many Guises of the Divine Feminine – Altar Arrangement & Photography by Toni Roberts

word by word

action by action

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Crossing the Waters of Life – Artist Unknown – Photography by Toni Roberts

through

the

murky waters

of

my

life

to

the

Ultimate Fulfillment

of

my

Divine Purpose

in

being

  Here-Now

Ase!

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“There Will Be An Answer…”

Under the Love and Protection of La Virgen Madre – Window Altar Arrangement & Photograph by Toni Roberts

 

sitting at my altar…

fretting over the state of the world…

and the needs of my own life…

 

the Beatles song drifts in:

When I find myself in times of trouble, Mother Mary comes to me
Speaking words of wisdom, let it be
And in my hour of darkness she is standing right in front of me
Speaking words of wisdom, let it be
Let it be, let it be, let it be, let it be
Whisper words of wisdom, let it be”

 

I

let go

of

all

thought

fear

anxiety

and

simply

let it be

 

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