November 22 2017:
Solo walk this morning. Such beauty. No matter the weather. xoxo
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.
November 21 2017:
Solo walk on this cloudy and cool morning.
This beauty caught my eye. Hanging out all alone while the other leaves are off playing in the distance.
On the one hand it displays beauty and confidence … and on the other, isolation and loneliness.
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
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
September 6 2016:
Lillian wanted to turn the video on me yesterday. At first, I told her we’d do it next time .. Then changed my mind and said “yes!” I also told her to surprise me with a question. xoxo
July 21 2016:
Walk with Lillian on Tuesday evening and she found 28 shadows to stop and look at/play with. HA! I love our walks. xoxo
Wonderfully exciting news! We’ve completed the first book trailer for Thomas’ upcoming book, Biggest Little Photographer. You can learn more and pre-order here.