August 19 2017:
Wonderful garden party for Camilla.
August 21 2017:
Sunset walk to end the day. Incredibly beautiful. Thomas had a great time directing the water as it made its way to the drain.
August 13 2017:
Sunset walk for Team TLC. Spotted this tree cradling an amazing cloud and more rock love. What an incredible sky tonight! Yum! Thank you and bring us more please.
August 15 2017:
Sunset meditation. Attempting to quiet the mind. And. Be still. So that I know. It’s there. In my heart. May a quiet night and dream time reveal the knowing. xoxoxo
The Light of Freedom
“It’s time to step into the flames of the fire. The time is now to connect with that which you fear from your past. The past no longer exists and cannot cause you harm. However, when it is avoided and sidestepped; it does indeed cause you harm.
This avoidance and sidestepping keeps you a prisoner of the past and held captive to a perceived smallness. As the flame grows, be still and know that you are not alone. Be still and know it cannot hurt you. It cannot consume you.
By bringing your light to the flames of the fire, it will be extinguished and transformed into the light of freedom.
The freedom to claim your power. The freedom to know who you are. The freedom to shine your light with others.
Be still. And Know.” – 2017, Camilla Downs, The Journal
July 2 2017:
Sunset walk at Washoe Lake tonight. Wow! There’s no beach. Just WOW!
As we were driving I mentioned how badly I wanted to take them to an ocean beach. What a surprise when we arrived! Wave after wave just like an ocean beach! It felt absolutely incredible.
Thank you SO much. And bring us more please.
July 3 2017:
First day of Water Camp for Thomas. We are incredibly grateful to Great Basin Institute for the scholarship! Doing it again on Wednesday! xoxoxo
July 3 2017:
Sunset walk with Lillian tonight. Shade from the trees, beautiful water, light breeze …. What a Wonderful World … xoxo
July 4 2017:
The morning of July 4th brought the return of the pelicans and their wisdom to the little lake.
Good reminders on this Independence Day … Freedom from the ego, letting emotions float through, and the ability to return from extinction. Wonderful …. xoxo ….
Cormorant wisdom visited too! I just adore these creatures. They are so graceful. Cormorants brought wisdom of patience and use of the sun as a healing agent. xoxo
July 5 2017:
Took my morning walk in the forest this time. After dropping Thomas at camp, had some me time.
Oh my yummy! Plus, that’s some darn ice cold water! My feet were resisting after I initially plunged them into it.
This is the kind of walk that lets you know just how out of shape ones body has gotten. Lots of chipmunk wisdom reminding me that I have the ability to see the light and the shadows, the ability to carry spiritual nourishment with me, and I have mobility.
Incredibly grateful to Mother Nature. What a blessing. Spent a few minutes with the amazing tree near the end of the pictures. Mr. Tree gracefully soaked in and transmuted some unlovely feelings. Whew!!!
Now for a quick swim with Lillian before a busy busy rest of the day.
Walk with me.
Do you not see,
that you have
tethered your self
That create the
suffering you experience.
The illusion that you
that you must
compete and attack
An illusion that comes
not from your soul.
Your soul knows the truth.
When you feel bliss,
when you feel time
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.
Walk with Me
And come home
to the Truth.
~2017 Camilla Downs, Lessons from Nature