Healthy and Healing and Peaceful and Love Vibes and Trees and Holding Space

May 28 2018:

Sunset walk yesterday. Nature = Healthy, Healing, Peaceful, Love Vibes

including one accidentally zoomed in photo that turned out pretty cool!

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May 30 2018:

…. from yesterday’s walk … I love these trees. And, found a friend on the pedestrian bridge. Love, love, love …….

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June 2 2018:

Trees holding space for the sun … from a walk a couple of days ago. Forgot I made this photo. I can hardly walk by these trees and this spot and not take a picture.

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Awakens and Amazing and Magnify and Instant Calm and Beauty

May 20 2018:

There’s really not much I truly know. Yet. This. I do know. Nature awakens the Knowing of my Heart. xoxo

Not much I truly know Sunset Photo Vintage Lake 5.20.18

May 20 2018:

Team TLC walk this afternoon. Lillian heads to Surprise, Arizona later this week with The Romano Duo so we made sure to have a walk with the whole team before she leaves. And look at the amazing cloud show we got to see!!

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May 21 2018:

….. from a walk this morning …. Nature. Magnified. Take pause. Zoom out and See the Whole. Simply beautiful. xoxo

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May 23 2018:

Brings instant calm. The shoulders and jaw relax. The neck releases. And, if one chooses, whatever it is, can be released and let go.

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May 25 2018:

Beauty amongst the pins and needles.

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The Walk of Alchemy by Camilla Downs

May 20 2018:

I went for walk this morning.

Not unlike many mornings over the past 17 years. The meaning and depth of the walk has shifted throughout the years. What began as a way to exercise and get fresh air has shifted to be much deeper than that.

I have experienced many mindful walks. Walking slower than usual, listening, feeling, and smelling in silence.

Yet, this morning I knew it was …

The Walk of Alchemy

Reflections and Let It Roll and Neither Side and Awaken the Imagination and Holding Space

May 14 2018:

…. from a walk this morning …… Reflections. Cloudy and clear at the same time? Ahhhh. Such is it.

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Don’t hold onto it. Let it roll right off your back.

Nature always has a perfect message for us when we stop, be quiet, and listen. I mean, look at those cute little water droplets. How could I not stop, take it in, and capture the moment? …. from a walk this morning …

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May 15 2018:

This side. That side. Neither side holds the answer. That lies within.

….. from a walk with Thomas yesterday afternoon.

Thomas and I spent quite some time in this spot discussing things that were on his mind. Approaching from the other side was a group of wildly loud and profanity spewing kids ranging from a toddler to teenager.

They stopped to throw huge rocks at the geese and goslings. I could not sit idly by and observe this. I felt anger brewing, yet knew this not to be the answer as that must be all these kids know to be behaving in such a manner.

They dispersed from scaring the geese and goslings as I approached. Fortunately, none were injured. I do not remember the exact words that came forth. Yet, I channeled my inner Buddha and asked them to search for the love and kindness in their heart. And I pointed out that the geese are living beings and should not be treated in this way.

Some scattered. Some stood tall and laughed. Yet, if my calmness and non-threatening communication touched just one of them. Then, that’s one. They need a different way modeled. xoxo

As I attempted to fall asleep last night I mulled over and over how I could have handled this differently, perhaps more effectively, and even woke up thinking about it. I finally “woke up” and let it go knowing that I did the best I could do. xoxo

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May 16 2018:

This found me on a walk yesterday morning. Lots of goose quills around, yet have never seen two like this before.

I just had the chance to research online a bit and found that the quill of a goose has long been a preferred writing instrument. Apparently it awakens the imagination and intuition flows. The writer travels through time capturing stories of past, future and present.

I’ll take it! Time to write more. I’ll imagine my fingers are goose quills and that I’m writing like the wind as I type. My fingers and hand begin to hurt after about 5 minutes of handwriting so I just can’t do it.

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May 17 2018:

More reflections ….This time with trees …. xoxo

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May 19 2018:

Trees holding space for the moon ….. xoxo

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New Beginnings and New Buds and Sweet Goslings and Beautiful Moon and Magnificent Trees and Pink Blossoms and Never Ending Artwork

April 24 2018:

Today’s Walk With Me theme was all about new beginnings. Brand new buds opening so tender and delicate. Fluffy and sweet goslings eating and being protected by their parents. Spring is a wonderful time for new beginnings …..

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April 25 2018:

The pool is being filled with water!!!! We went to the lodge after dinner just to watch the water pouring in for a few minutes. It takes days for it to get full. So cool!! We get to swim soon. Yay! We also saw the beautiful moon framed by these magnificent trees.

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April 27 2018:

These two have their “hands” full!! 14 babies!!! That’s the most I’ve seen so far! So sweet and cute!

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April 27 2018:

Thomas and I had a wonderful walk in the rain yesterday afternoon!

He’s created an entire new country of the lake with the sandbar as home base. Complete with ports, a capital, currency, military (ducks and geese), and much more. We spent much much time discussing this.

And, squeal!!! Got to see our first duckling!! Cutest lil peep peep sound!! Topped off with a carpet of pink blossoms. They’re even beautiful when the wind blows them from the trees.

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April 28 2018:

Sunset walk with Thomas last night. Perfect timing. Such a beautiful never ending art show from Mother Nature. xoxo ….

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Spring Beauty and Almost Tennis and Windy and Amazing and Breathtaking

April 2 2018:

More Spring beauty …… One of my favorites!

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April 3 2018:

Thomas and I visited one of our favorite parks yesterday afternoon to hit tennis balls ….. Except …… Thomas put his racket down right before leaving so we arrived with one racket! Oh well … We made the best of it and had fun anyway! xoxo

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April 5 2018:

Windy afternoon walk with amazing clouds. Plus, the white blooms have arrived! Nature’s art is truly breathtaking!

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The Space Within by Camilla Downs

There is a space within
A space occupied, it was.

Occupied with judgment
Occupied with harshness
Occupied with unkind thoughts
towards others.

There is a space within
where the darkness
of judgment used to live.

Judgment lives
here no more.
Evicted.
It has been.

There is a space within.

A soft space of love
of compassion
of empathy
of understanding.

For a journey
of a thousand miles has …. Go below to read further …

Poetry and Photography: The Space Within

Beauty and Feelings and Emotions and Nature’s Art Show and Amazing and Fun and Snow and Bright Blue

March 12 2018:

Team TLC sunset walk. Incredible variety of beauty by way of colors, clouds, ducks, coots, the sun, and dried mud. And this wee little wood fragment heart.

Check out the heart shaped mud clump I found.

At Thomas’ request we had a great time moving through feelings and emotions as we dug up chunks of dried mud. And we brought our clumps home with us! Just cause.

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March 16 2018:

Trees and snow …. Nature’s art show is incredibly amazing and beautiful today.

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March 16 2018:

This lil cutie that I get to walk … She loved the snow today! Bouncing through it and chomping big mouthfuls. So fun watching her!

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March 16 2018:

Fun in the snow …. Beautiful and fluffy soft!!

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Bright blue background is incredibly beautiful! And look! I found a cotton ball tree. Haha!

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Can I Handle the Changes by Camilla Downs

Can I?

The changes.
Create fear,
they do.

We’re all getting older,
life is not as it was.

What is this strange
thing happening?

It is true things change,
nothing stays the same.

What is happening?

Can I handle the changes?

It’s all changing
I’m changing
they are changing
nothing is as it was.

There’s no stopping
the changes.

It’s the one thing
we can be sure will
arrive – changes.

Why do the changes
create such suffering?
Why do the changes
have to be experienced
in …..

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Poetry and Photography: Can I Handle The Changes