Walk With Me by Camilla Downs

Thomas and Camilla July 2016 Date Day 8.4.16 #2

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

Peaceful and Beautiful

June 26 2017:

Sunset walk with Lillian yesterday. Incredibly peaceful and beautiful. Nature is a blessing. She does her best to fill us up when we’re feeling empty. She also adds to our joy and peace when we’re joyful and peaceful. Mother Nature is the Best!!

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Passing Through by Camilla Downs

View Between Trees 2016

Passing Through

Light and peace
await you dear one.
I know this is
your heart’s desire.

It’s there.
It never leaves you.
It cannot leave you
for it is what you are.

The light is the source.
And you are the light.

At times you choose
to recede into the darkness,
and disconnect from the light.

Pass through the darkness,
you must,
if you wish to
emerge into the light.
The darkness can always
be transcended.

And emerge you will.
Emerging into the light.
Merging with the light.
BEing the light.

You will know this.
You will feel it.
As the light embraces you
and becomes you,
all else will lift
and you shall be set free.

Free to be you,
free to come home
to the true you,
free to share divine love
in the way only you can share.

Come,
Be in the glory
of peace and light
for this is your inheritance.

Ever there,
Patiently waiting
for your awakening. ~2017 Camilla Downs, Lessons from Nature

Wonderful and Balancing and Gratitude and Sunset

June 18 2017:

Sunset visit to one of our favorite parks to throw frisbee and for Thomas to test the drone that a friend gifted to him. He got it up a few times, just needs to study it a bit more.

Then we took our family walk. It was such a beautiful sunset. Wonderful clouds and birds with a light breeze. It was the perfect balance to an arguing Thomas and Lillian.

Incredibly grateful to nature for having been with us all these years …. for being my partner in holding a space for joy, complaining, fun, peace, forgiveness, and transmuting.

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June 21 2017:

Sunset walk with Lillian on Monday night. Just when I think there are no more pictures to be made here. I just can’t stop! xoxo

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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

Sun and Shadows and Magical and Bissful and Refreshing and Treasures

June 4 2017:

Sunset walk with Lillian. Playing with the sun and shadows. xoxo

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June 5 2017:

Another wonderful sunset walk with Lillian. Magical sun and clouds captured our attention this time …. xoxo

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June 7 2017:

Cloudy sunset walk with Thomas … Felt so good and cool …. refreshing.

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June 9 2017:

One wonderful thing about our morning weather …. The beautiful pool all to myself for a blissful, refreshing, and invigorating swim. Thank you. And bring me more please. xoxo

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June 9 2017:

Treasures from this mornings walk. Bunches of love … xoxo ….

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Beauty and Heavenly and Hugging and Incredibly Beautiful

May 30 2017:

Such a beauty …. and smells oh so heavenly. This cutie has a heart shaped petal plus she’s hugging herself! You go! ….. from a walk yesterday. xoxoxo

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June 2 2017:

Sunset walk yesterday. Incredibly beautiful. Grateful to nature as there was complaining and grumpiness along the way. Nature is amazing at absorbing and transmuting. xoxoxo

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Stardust and Moonbeams by Camilla Downs

San Antonio Tree with Stardust and Moonbeams Poem 2016

Stardust and Moonbeams

At times when I look at you,
I’m instantly taken to the
Heart of knowing
That we are friends.
You and I, oh yes,
Friends for an eternity.
Friends, lovers, siblings,
Parents, cousins, and
Everything in between.
We are all of these
And stardust and
Moonbeams too. Oh yes.
An eternity, oh yes.
2016, Camilla Downs, Lessons from Nature

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