Time to Nourish the Soul

**THROWBACK POST**

November 6 2012:

Time to nourish the soul ….

As the butterfly swoops by, as the last remaining leaves rustle, as the sounds drift by, as the sun shares it’s warmth with me, as the soft breeze cools my face…

Pondering, accepting, releasing …. Soaking it in ….

As we choose to believe we must always be “doing” so hard and “doing” so much and choose to believe in lack and that we need something or someone to make us happy, the belief and obsession to have more and more ….

All we need do is return to nature so as to feel and see and know the abundance that surrounds us …. The abundance that is ours once we choose to live a true and authentic life.

Peace is ours once we discontinue to identify with what we have and what we accomplish. The search for this peace is a worthwhile quest. Knowing that we are valuable just because we ARE and not believing that we are valuable only when we have accomplished something … This is a concept that brings instant peace when we truly grasp it and live our life knowing this.

Add the ingredient of resilience …

Add the fortitude to stay true to this thought pattern when old negative thoughts and thought patterns rear their ugly head …. AND

Joy, Happiness, Contentment and Peace is YOURS.

Mt. Rose Damonte Ranch View 11.6.12

Isolation and Loneliness and Beauty and Confidence

November 21 2017:

Solo walk on this cloudy and cool morning.

This beauty caught my eye. Hanging out all alone while the other leaves are off playing in the distance.

On the one hand it displays beauty and confidence … and on the other, isolation and loneliness.

Speaks and mirrors how I have felt recently. Nature is so amazing. Nature also presented a beautiful heart shape too, yet I wanted this to have its own post. xoxoxo

Solo Walk and Solo Leaf 11.21.17

Whisperings by Camilla Downs

“Whisperings of the Heart”

The heart whispers secrets
Try not to hear it you do.

Continuing to be in this life’s game
Following the rules, filling out the papers,
conforming to the this-is-the-way-it’s-done norms.
Too busy for interruption
to hear the gentle whisperings of the heart.

Yet, the whisperings never quiet fully.
They are there.
The whisperings are ever delivered
with love and gentleness.

The whisperings of the heart judge not.
The whisperings of the heart
are …..

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Poetry and Photography: Whisperings of the Heart

 

Trees Are A Most Penetrating Preacher

This moved me to the core when I read it recently. My eyes were sweating droplets of love as it spoke to my soul. I have never felt the way about trees, and Nature in general, that I feel now and the connection continues to deepen. Thank you Hermann Hesse … xoxo “For me, trees have always been the most penetrating preachers … Go here to read more …

Trees Preach the Ancient Laws of Life

Thoughts on This Parenting Journey

November 13 2017:

The key for me has been the understanding that I have no idea what I’m doing … HA! ….

Improvising like crazy; and, in fact, letting myself BE Crazy! Along with finally understanding if something comes from my heart, it is always to be trusted and the right thing to do.

And as much as possible not giving a hoot what anyone else thinks … xoxo

A Drive Down Memory Lane by Camilla Downs

A Drive Down Memory Lane

Why did the beautiful and fun
memories hurt so badly
Why did her chest feel
heavy and her stomach in knots

The place where she and
her children had spent
seven years of their lives.

The place where her son
spent his young life
from one year old
through eight years old.

Driving past the many sidewalks
and trail where she had taken
walks alone, walks with
just her son, and walks
together as a family.

Driving past the home
her parents had lived in,
the home she and her kids had lived in,
the second home her parents had lived.

Remembering ….. Continue Reading Here …

Poetry: A Drive Down Memory Lane

What is Your Job and Other Questions

**THROWBACK POST**

October 31 2013:

I’m down to 743 unread messages in the great 2013 email purge y’all! Just found a fun email that Lillian sent to me in January 2013 and my response to her … It’s a keeper! That girl is on FIRE!! xoxo

From Lillian: Camilla’s questions

1. What is your job?
2. How did you become famous?
3. Did you have problems?
4. Would you get rich in your life-time?

My Responses: 1) First, I am a guide and mentor for Thomas and Lillian. My purpose is to spread love and kindness to all those I encounter, to write, and to guide special needs parents and anyone who needs my guidance.

2) By being ME!

3) Any problems I’ve ever had were opportunities for me to learn and grow.

4) I am already rich!!! And I do plan on being financially independent very soon!

Camilla

**Update** November 20 2017 – What a GREAT reminder this served for me this morning! Love it!

Magical and Significant Change – Reiki

Reiki Table September 2017

Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that can also contribute to healing. It is a form of energy work and balancing the chakras. It was discovered by Mikao Usui in March 1922.

It’s pronounced “ray-key” and most of my clients experience deep relaxation, similar to the benefits of meditation. I also incorporate a guided meditation during the session to correspond with areas that are called to be addressed.

Reiki: “I loved my session.” “Magical.” “Significant Change.” ….. Please reach out if you’re interested in a session!! xoxoxo

The Way of Pain by Camilla Downs

“The Way of Pain”

Experience the pain, we must.
Feel the pain, be with the pain,
so as to receive the shining gift
that awaits on the other side
of the pain.

Physical pain, emotional pain,
as long as we push against it,
fight against it, cover it up,
smother it, drown it with
numbing agents, we miss out
on the indescribable beauty
that awaits when we lovingly
embrace it and walk consciously
through it.

Pain is a ….

Poetry and Photography: The Way of Pain