The Real Treasures are Happiness and Love and Friendship

**THROWBACK POST**

October 6 2012:

“I’m going to write a book about the real treasures being happiness, love and friendship” said Thomas earlier today …

Reminded me of something he said back in August … “The only real treasure is love and friendship …” – Thomas Darnell 8.4.12 …. When we’re HAPPY we just think differently y’all … In a DARN good way!

The Only Real Treasure is Love and Friendship 2012

The Great Universe by Lillian Darnell

September 24 2017:

Working on Lillian’s debut book, “Where Would You Fly and Other Magical Stories” ….

Thought I’d share one of the stories to be included (this one hasn’t been edited yet). It’s one of my favorites!:

Where Would You Fly Updated Cover 9.2017

The Great Universe

It all started on a warm summer night in a cozy home where a girl lay sleeping until she felt a jolt and she realized she wasn’t in her home anymore. She thought, “Why is there nothing?” and she got her answer. A echoing voice said,”You are where the universe began. It’s up to you to make the planets including Earth. Once you’ve made Earth, start creating. Have fun!”

So the girl quickly discovered she could use her mind and creativity to make everything. First she designed Earth to look sparkly, clean, and rainbow colored. Second, she made other planets look like the colors of the rainbow. She went into Earth and saw she needed to make the moon and stars. So she made the moon look and taste like cheese. She made stars look like glitter.

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She made the sky look indigo when it was daytime. She exited Earth to put the blue colored sun near Earth. She went entered Earth again and realized she needed to plant some plants. Luckily, she had some seeds in her pocket. She planted them. She added orange water to Earth to help the plant. She also needed rain. So she made red rain by circling her hand. She made green clouds too.

She realized she was lonely so she added animals of different colors. She created yellow grass so she could rest. Soon the animals became bored with just the little girl. The animals spoke to the girl about being lonely. She said, “No problem. I can make humans but first, I need to set aside some land for roads, buildings, homes, shops, stores and more.”

As she spoke, she created all the other things humans needed. After that, she formed the first 2 people. She also casted a spell to make a child and make it grow. The humans were magenta. The animals were amazed at how quickly the humans formed and adapted.

She thought she was done but the voice spoke to her saying that she would have to use creativity, quick thinking, and more. So she tried casting a spell to make the years speed by but it didn’t go as planned.

She made a makeshift bed and tried to get into her cozy home. That didn’t work so she tried to get the the people and animals to help her. They saw a note on the palm tree. The girl was able to reach it. She realized it was a riddle. She realized all she had do was fall asleep.

Before she fell asleep, she cast one final spell and it was the days of the week, months, and years. She fell asleep after that. There was a surprising jolt and she woke up. She was happy to find herself back in her bedroom. She couldn’t help thinking was it all a dream. Just then, a friendly voice explained that it wasn’t a dream. It was morning.

She went to the kitchen to tell her parents the most amazing thing happened to her. Her parents explained to her she had a real vision. Years later, she grew up to become a beloved author. Her name was Morgana and she had been 11 when the amazing thing happened. She lived in Australia at the time. She loved the book Anne of Green Gables. She thought it described her life perfectly.

The End!

More Than Simply a Haircut

September 21 2017:

On Monday I had a STRONG feeling I needed to get a hair cut. I messaged a friend hairstylist and asked if she had any openings this week as my hair felt “heavy”. (Took some pictures to show the beautiful pampering Kathy gave me as this ain’t happening by my hands! Two pictures from my morning walk this morning as the curls were still there!)

I woke up yesterday feeling grumpy, angry, and feeling defeated. In the afternoon I went to see my friend Kathy to get my haircut. We had meaningful conversation while she did her magic and then she decided to curl my hair.

I don’t even own a curling iron so this never happens and won’t happen again until I see her again. With her gift of pampering and loving kindness I left feeling incredibly lighter!

After what happened the rest of the day yesterday and today, I now know she didn’t just cut off hair; she cut off so many things that were weighing heavy on me. Things that had risen to the surface and were ready to go! Gone! Poof! Just like that! Now I know why I felt so strongly that I needed to get a haircut!

I went straight from there to the library volunteer job as Lillian could not go since her knee is still healing from the fall on Friday.

I felt as if I floated into the library and went straight into helping with setting up an Explore and Discover area; which they were behind on getting set up. I had just seen the same items set up at the Incline Village Library so I was familiar with it. I simply had a great time while there!

Then Thomas and I attended the Alchemist Theatre event last night. I volunteer with a group of other Reiki practitioners to give complimentary Reiki before the event. That was incredibly inspiring!

The show was amazing as always and I resonated with Jessica’s message of Trust and Spontaneity. Then, Then, Then, Today Happened. Oh my gosh! What an amazing day. But, that’s for another post cause it’s all about trust and being spontaneous. WOW!

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Private Wild Child Nature Session

September 16 2017:

Now I’m even more excited! Look at the nature gem at which I’ll be facilitating tomorrow’s private Wild Child Nature session. So incredibly blessed!

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September 17 2017:

What a wonderful Wild Child Nature Session this morning. I was blessed to meet young Brian, Protector of the Forest.

Brian describes grass as happy and has an amazing tree house at home and now has one in his imagination that he can visit anytime.

Now he knows how to ground himself using the Earth and knows he and Nature are one. He learned two new words to look up when he got home: nodule and blessed.

During our short walk I found a great rock for him to use as a worry stone; which I infused with Reiki. I was incredibly blessed he received it as a true treasure!

Thank you to Kari, Brian’s mom, and their friend Russell for a peaceful morning.

“Thank you Camilla Downs for a beautiful experience today!” – Kari, Reno, NVWild Child Private Session Thomas Creek Park 9.17.17 #1 Wild Child Private Session Thomas Creek Park 9.17.17 #2 Wild Child Private Session Thomas Creek Park 9.17.17 #3 Wild Child Private Session Thomas Creek Park 9.17.17 #4 Wild Child Private Session Thomas Creek Park 9.17.17 #5 Wild Child Private Session Thomas Creek Park 9.17.17 #6 Wild Child Private Session Thomas Creek Park 9.17.17 #7 Wild Child Private Session Thomas Creek Park 9.17.17 #8 Wild Child Private Session Thomas Creek Park 9.17.17 #9 Wild Child Private Session Thomas Creek Park 9.17.17 #10

 

Learning Patience and Fortitude and Stepping Into Oneself

**THROWBACK POST**

September 24 2014:

Congratulations Thomas! He has reached 200 days with his LEGO photographer project. That’s 165 more days of fun pictures for those of you enjoying it and only 165 more for those of you tired if it! HA! This is teaching him so much about patience, fortitude, and helping him step into who he is. xoxo

Lego Man Photographing Team TLC 2014

P.S. …. It’s a published book now too! Wahoo!! Go here to see the book and book trailer … Biggest Little Photographer

YOU Are a Shining Star

**THROWBACK POST**

September 22 2014:

Some days you feel shiny as a star. But some days you don’t feel shiny at all and can’t find your star. A little something dedicated to you, to me and anyone else who has misplaced their star!

Courtesy of Earth, Wind & Fire:

“Yeah, hey
When you wish upon a star
Dreams will take you very far, yeah
When you wish upon a dream
Life ain’t always what it seems, oh yeah
Once you see your light so clear
In the sky so very dear

You’re a shining star, no matter who you are
Shining bright to see what you can truly be
That you can truly be”

One Big Step for Independence and One Huge Step for Tenacity

September 15 2017:

Walked Lillian over to the lodge about 30 minutes ago. She packed her lunch, laptop, book, artwork and other items. Working on being solo in a semi-public area ….

She had a big fall on the way over and scraped her knee in a huge way! Pain is always triple for her as would be typically.

She sat in the grass and waited for me to get a napkin and wound spray and then she continued on to the lodge. She’s in pain but still over there. Next up is walking over with all her belongings without me. xoxo

She did awesome! Yet, she’s got a baseball size scrape and bruise on her knee. The fall she took was pretty rough on concrete as she was coming down a slight slope of a grassy hill …

We have indeed come a long way as in the past this would have caused her to throw up from the pain. Oceans of love and hugs to all of you! xoxo

**Update** October 3 2017: Lillian finally left the house for the first time since the fall. We went for a short walk! YAY! Her knee is still sore, yet, we’re almost there.

Camilla Offers Reiki Once Again

The winds of life have shifted and it is once again time to offer Reiki and I am so excited! I have a space in North Reno and a mobile table on the way as well for those with whom I have an established relationship.

Here are comments from a recent Reiki recipient:

“I am grateful to have been in your presence. Gratitude for the Reiki. My heart felt lifted today.” -J. Holland, Reno

I am not certain the length of time I will be offering Reiki, so let me know as soon as possible if this speaks to you. xoxoxo

Reiki Table September 2017