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A Bit Of Wisdom From Poet, THETA BURKE…

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Portrait of the Artist – Collage/Photo by Toni Roberts

 

I was going through my bookcases earlier today in search of a book that I did not find. Instead, I came upon an old, yellowed book of poetry: SOUNDS OF YOURSELF by Theta Burke. (Copyright 1977 by Theta Burke. Publisher: Delafield Press.) I had made a notation on the title page that the book was a gift from…either Larry or Surry in May of 1979. My handwriting is abominable and my memory not much better for I remember neither a Larry nor a Surry. My apologies to whomever it was who obviously knew my spirit so well.

The poet speaks to my heart. It’s as if her thoughts and words were lifted from my own soul. I hope you get the same pleasure as I from Ms. Burke’s deep understanding of this journey we share as human beings. You will be seeing more of her work in future blogs.

The following poem is from the last section of the book entitled: CONTEMPLATION. I dedicate it to all of you seekers of eternal youth.

Sometimes it appears

that concern with the accumulation of years

is more prevalent with those

who have sought gratification

from physical attributes

and fear their deterioration.

 

They are ageless

whose beauty of mind

has properly assigned priorities

so that the  passing of the years

only adds facets

which contribute to the richness of the glow.”

 

Artwork by Toni Roberts available for viewing and purchase at:

http://toniroberts.imagekind.com

http://www.fineartamerica.com/artist/toni+roberts

http://www.cafepress.com/DaughtersofGaia

 

 

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Returning To Our Roots…

Night Prayers – Healing Altar Series – Photo by Toni Roberts

Bring

Healing Energy

Into your home and workspace with a framed photograph from:

Toni Roberts’ Healing Altar Series

 

Let SPRING 2018 be our time for CHANGE

A CHANGE in thinking

A CHANGE in being

Let’s bring HEALING into our world!

 

Morning Light – Healing Altar Series – Photo by Toni Roberts

 

Let us return to our Roots...

To the Roots of humankind

 

Take the links below to begin your journey

http://toniroberts.imagekind.com

http://www.fineartamerica.com/artist/toni+roberts

 

In addition to Toni Roberts’ Healing Altar Series, the above links take you to a varied selection of the artist-photographer’s original artwork and photography

 

 

 

I Have Finally Learned How To…

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Sacred Pipes – Photo by Toni Roberts

open

the

door

to the

   inner rooms…

where

knowledge

is

   stored…

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http://www.fineartamerica.com/artist/toni+roberts

http://www.cafepress.com/orishatreasures

 

I Am Learning To Live This Life As…

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Pigeon On Windowsill – Photo by Toni Roberts

 

a

participating

   observer

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http://www.fineartamerica.com/artist/toni+roberts

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today’s Inner Directive…From The Ladies…

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Feminine Wisdom – Photo by Toni Roberts

 

become

one

with the

breath

and remember….

breathing

is

diaphragmatic

 

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http://www.fineartamerica.com/artist/toni+roberts

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Frozen…

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Hutchinson River; Wetlands & Long Island Sound – 1/5/18 – Photo by Toni Roberts

 

like my beloved river

I too am frozen in time…

 

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Bear Totem & La Madonna – Photo by Toni Roberts

in retreat

like Bear

I take refuge in my cave of isolation

in this time of hibernation

this trancelike state in which I rest

as new life

develops and grows within

crafted and shaped by

Unseen Hands of an Invisible Creator

 

like Bear

it is not I who doeth the

Work

of

gestationgrowthdevelopment

and the eventual

springtime

birth

of what is new and vital and necessary

for the continued success of this

mysterious venture

of 

fleshbound

spirit

following the 

Creative Directive

of an

Unseen Force

that

simply

is

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Creating Sacred Space In 2018…

Burning Candle & Flowers On Altar – Photograph by Toni Roberts

 

One’s Sacred Space is

One’s shelter

One’s refuge

One’s fortress

 

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 Robertshttp://toniroberts.imagekind.com

 

 

Wisdom From Bear Totem…

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Bear & Madonna – Photo by Toni Roberts

   MONEY…

is

LOVE

   SOLIDIFIED…

 

humanity’s

shameless, naked

greed

is merely an

outward manifestation

of

humankind’s 

DEEP-SEATED

HUNGER

for

   LOVE…

 

to

   LOVE…

and

be

   LOVED…

 

 

 

 

 

Another Realization As I Rapidly Approach My 79th Birthday!

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Yemaya Works Her Own Kind Of Magic – Photo by Toni Roberts

Finally…

As the culmination of  79 years in this flesh body rapidly approaches…

 

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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…

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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

soon reach

Critical Mass

Lest humanity ultimately destroy itself

from the

ignorance and hubris

so reflected in

America’s 2016 presidential choice

wake up!

time is of the essence!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Transform Your Life…

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Grandfather With Bob Marley – Photo by Toni Roberts

 

by

shifting

your

focus

of

   attention

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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