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My Secret For Successful Living:

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Window Altar – Arrangement/Photography by Toni Roberts

 

put the Ego in service of the Heart

 

 

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Humanity In The Grips Of Existential Fear…

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Grandfather Wisdom – Photograph by Toni Roberts

 

I stopped myself just in time as I was getting ready to fire off an angry, hateful response to an angry, hate-filled bigot who commented on one of my Facebook comments.

Ignore him,” my Better Self whispered. “Do you really want to engage at that level?”

I didn’t. And so, I decided to ignore his hateful remarks and if he persisted with comments, I would send him some “Love.” And, if I ultimately had to block him, I would.

No negative engagements for me—ever—end of report! I don’t have the space in my heart in which to hold both LOVE and HATE. And, furthermore, I understand the source of his hateful words: fear and insecurity. Neither is a stranger to this heart. Hateful racist words spring from feelings of being less than…of not mattering; from unmet needs and frustrations and from a sense of being threatened by people who are not members of one’s “tribe;” people who do not look like one. And who, to add to one’s frustration, may not even speak the same language. So there goes one’s last hope of communication, understanding or brotherhood.

I was not infected with this man’s fear-based anger because I am “Divinely Vaccinated.” And so, my initial angry impulse transformed into tears of sadness…sadness that we humans have strayed so far from who and what we essentially are. We have divided ourselves into warring tribes—now called nations—based on skin color and religions—which are all in essence, stories made up by the men of the tribes (differing slightly according to geographical location) in their unsuccessful attempts to assuage their own and others’ existential fear: not knowing who and what we are and why we are here.

And so, in false, fear-fueled bravado, we kill one another bolstered by the belief that Our God loves us best among all others and will surely smite our enemies.

Oh, humanity…with your childish hubris. Perhaps it’s time we all admit that we don’t know “jack” about anything; that we are all the frightened children of an unknown “Creator.” Perhaps it is time for us to turn within…to the heart…to that beating, pulsating organ at the center of our beings…whose activity or stillness defines life or death.

Perhaps the heart is the holder of the meaning of life…Toni Roberts

 

(Copyright: 1/23/2019-Toni Roberts)

 

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Listen to Your Heart…

 

Goddess-Spirit – Artwork & Photograph by Toni Roberts

for

only

IT

can

prove

to

you…

that

you

are

GOD/DESS…

 

incarnate…

 

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The Mind:

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Flowers On Altar – Photo by Toni Roberts

 

   a

tool

created for use by the

   heart

 

 

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The Prodigal Daughter Has Returned Home…

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Long Island Sound – 5-29-2017 – Photo by Toni Roberts

my

*38-year-journey

in the

wilderness

has led me in

a

   circle…

right back to my

Ancient Home:

the

heart

that

beats

at the

center

of my

   being

*3+8 =#11; research numerology for significance of the number 11

Once Again At Another Fork In The Road…

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Do I go

Right?

And perhaps find myself once again

Walking the path of

Same ol’…Same ol’

Repeating the mistakes of yesteryear?

   Or…

Do I venture off to the

Left?

What does my heart say?

Which is the path that Spirit would have me tread?

I close my eyes and

Count to three

For this is a place of

Radical Trust

Where I must put aside all

Rational thought

and

   Allow my heart to direct my feet

   Step by very careful step

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