Time to Nourish the Soul


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

Tree Buddy and Dancing Sun Sparkles and Wind and Nature’s Grace

September 30 2017:

Solo walk this afternoon. Sat with my tree buddy for a good long while watching the sun sparkles dance on the lake ripples (video attached).

Then back to walking to take in the beautiful fall leaves, the sound of the leaves as the wind blew through them, the sound of the geese munching on grass, and the grace of nature.

Ended the walk by sitting on a big rock, feeling the breeze, soaking in the sun, overlooking the lake, and chatting with a complete stranger like we’d known one another for years. What a wonderful walk. xoxo

Solo Walk Camilla Vintage Lake 9.30.17 #1 Solo Walk Camilla Vintage Lake 9.30.17 #2 Solo Walk Camilla Vintage Lake 9.30.17 #3 Solo Walk Camilla Vintage Lake 9.30.17 #4

The Salt Doll Measures the Depth of the Ocean

Solo Sunset Walk Vintage Lake Salt Doll Quote May 2017

“Once a salt doll went to measure the depth of the ocean … It wanted to tell others how deep the water was. But this it could not do, for no sooner did it get into the water than it melted. Now who was there to report the ocean’s depth?” -Sri Ramskrishna

Solo sunset walk in May 2017. An orchestra of Love and Light performed for all. Amazing Grace.


Grow With Me by Camilla Downs

Sun Through Trees Fall 2016 Enhanced

Grow With Me

Go, Hurry, Hurry
Go, Hurry, Hurry
This is the mantra
You help me to release.

Stop, Slow, Slow
Stop, Slow, Slow
This is the mantra
You share with me.

Be quiet. Be still.
Listen. Be in silence.
Communicate without words.
Communicate from the divine heart.

Watch me. Learn with me.
Lean on me.
Ask of me assistance.
Grow with me.
We have much to learn
from one another.

Let us be the
Connected ones
We came here to BE.
Let us share divine love
In our own unique ways.
~2016 Camilla Downs, Lessons from Nature