Lillian and Camilla July 2017 Date Day

July 25 2017:

Lillian and Camilla July 2017 Date Day – Lunch at the park. Had the park all to ourselves. Pretty cool that it rained while we ate at the covered tables and stopped about the time we finished. Next up, throwing the frisbee.

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Then to pick up dessert, head home, and enjoy it at the lodge. Birthday bar for Lillian and vegan chocolate chip and ginger snap cookie for me.

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Finishing our date with a sunset walk.

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I Like Your Courage

**THROWBACK POST**

April 23, 2013

This young lady right here, the one holding the Sun ….

In my “Compliment” note tonight she wrote, “I like your courage to not give up.” WOW! Both of these little people in my life are so full of wisdom and are so intuitive …. They are part of my purpose and I part of their purpose … We are a Team indeed.

I’ve been sick with some kinda crud since last Thursday and these two have been awesome … Made my eyes sweat ….

Lillian Holding Sun 4.23.13

A Confidence Not of Myself by Camilla Downs

Musk Thistle #1

I know not what I am doing.

This requires more than
self-confidence could ever provide.

This beckons a confidence not of my self.

A confidence ruled by the force
that causes the musk thistle do what it does.
Sprout, grow, bloom, wither, blow
with the wind, and re-seed.

The force that holds the stars
in the sky and the same force
that grew two beings in my womb.

This beckons a confidence not of my self.

A confidence that compels one
to put aside ones personal preferences
and what one thinks one wants.

A strong force, it is.

Nature shows us how.

Be still.
Let go.
Surrender to not knowing.

And let the One confidence lead the Way. -2017 Camilla Downs, Lessons from Nature

Walk With Me by Camilla Downs

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Come,
Walk with me.

Do you not see,
that you have
tethered your self
to illusions.
That create the
suffering you experience.

The illusion that you
are little,
that you must
compete and attack
to survive.

An illusion that comes
not from your soul.
Your soul knows the truth.

When you feel bliss,
when you feel time
stand still,
When you are truly joyful,
When you know that all is well,
When you look into
the eyes of another
and see the universe.
When you give and receive
love to yourself,
your brothers and sisters,
animals and Mother Earth.

These are when you have
let illusion fall away
and experience the
Truth of Grandeur.

Practice, you must,
at letting go
of confusion, overwhelm,
and fear for these are
not of the Truth.

For only when you
release the tethered
cord of illusion
will you be set free.

Come,
Walk with Me
And come home
to the Truth.
~2017 Camilla Downs, Lessons from Nature

Do You See by Camilla Downs

Pink Flower with Poem

Do you see?

Slipped into the shadows
of your being, you have.
when sadness and lack
have settled within.
When comparison of
oneself with others
is the theme
of the day.

When appreciation
has faded and the
heart tightly closed,
you can be sure
the shadows have appeared.

When the light has
dimmed and you feel
smothered by the shadows.
Welcome the light back,
you can.

Remember all the times
Of living in the light
All the times of
joy and freedom.
All the times of
abundance and peace.
They are there too.
Do not forget them.

Remember those times
not with longing,
for this causes the
distance greater.
Remember those times
knowing they are
still there
simply awaiting
your return.

These thoughts are
the bridge that
connect the light
and darkness.

Comfortable you
are in the suffering
of the darkness.
So the first
step onto the bridge
out of darkness
is the most
difficult step.

My gift to you
if you choose to see … Life is a dance
with the light
and the shadows.
The dance of shadows cannot
be a dance sat out
if true freedom and peace
is the destination you seek.

For when you take the time
to dance with the shadows
with curiosity and patience
You will see that all of
life is a dance of contrast.

Have patience when
dancing with the shadows
of your being.

Love both the light and shadows
for one cannot
exist without the other.

Allow yourself to be free
and dance with me.” ~2017, Camilla Downs, Lessons from Nature

How Do You Let Your True Colors Shine

May 29 2017:

Fear ~~ Control ~~ Manipulation ~~ Conditional Love ~~ Smallness ~~ Victim These six have been my friends throughout this life. I unconsciously believed they were my protectors, my power, and what allowed me to live this life as I thought I wanted to experience it. In December 2016, I had an intuitive knowing that the year 2017 would bring with it a… [ 532 more words ]

One Way I Surrendered To My True Colors

The Pool is Open and Dancing Freedom

May 25 2017:

The pool is open!!! Yay!!! Happy Thomas and Lillian! xoxo

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May 26 2017:

Today is day 12 of the 21 Day Dancing Freedom Challenge. This is a wonderful, inspiring, awakening, and alchemizing experience.

First four days were Earth, next four Water, and today we finished Fire … which included alchemy. Next up is Air and then Ether.

I know this way isn’t the way for everyone. Yet, I feel each person has their own unique style of releasing, connecting, surrendering, accepting, and allowing.

One lesson I continue to learn throughout this journey is to listen to internal nudges, hunches, and inspirations. I have ignored the dancing nudge for years …. Listen and KNOW there is a reason. xoxo

Here’s the Dancing Freedom facebook page. They close the challenge group two days after the challenge begins, yet, I’m sure you can sign up for the next one! xoxoxo https://www.facebook.com/DancingFreedom/

Imlay Elementary School and Thunder Mountain Monument

May 24 2017:

Adventure time! We’re headed to Imlay, Nevada today to visit a great group of students!!

Looking forward to spreading loving kindness and laughs with these beautiful humans!

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Twelve students total from K-5. Cute little school!

Stopped at Thunder Mountain Monument before heading home. Incredibly interesting and funky, low, and creepy energy.

No one lives inside the building, yet there are a few camper trailers. Most likely those who just watch over the place. Here’s a link to read more about it … http://www.thundermountainmonument.com/…. Interesting. After reading about, I now know why it felt low energy … xoxo

We didn’t stay long. I felt rushed, anxious, nervous …. and we were the only people there!!! Thomas‘ stomach starting hurting and felt the same way I did.

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It was a wild n crazy day! Drove to Imlay to visit the twelve students at Imlay Elementary School. Their teacher ordered Thomas’ book and they enjoyed it so much we decided to pay them a visit.

Imlay is a two hour drive east of Reno so we had fun joking and laughing on the way there. Once there we talked about Thomas’ book, my book, creating a book, Lillian’s upcoming book, a bit about 18p-, and I ended with a great treehouse meditation! Then Thomas got a tour of the cute little school by the one and only fifth grade student.

Next, we made the short five minute drive to Thunder Mountain Monument; which was pretty wild!

The drive home = not so fun. Rosey (our car) began to overheat so I had to keep turning the air conditioner off. Thankfully it was just in the 80’s and not scorching yet!

And, we nearly ran out of gas before reaching Fernley. We coasted to the gas station on fumes! Thankfully, Thomas has read Rosey’s manual like 500 times and he knew how many miles we could go past empty. (He reads the manual every time he’s in the car!)

So …… another wild n crazy (and some not so fun) adventure for most of Team TLC. I missed Team Member L, yet, I’m thankful she chose to stay behind as she would not have handled it well. xoxo