Poetry: Brother, One Day You Shall Be Released

Bench in Snow Vintage Lake Brother Poem 2017

Some of you, many of you, may not know I have a brother who is five years younger than me. Well, I do. And his name is Robert …

This is dedicated to my younger brother and all in a similar situation. Please pray and meditate for them.

Brother, One Day You Shall Be Released

I feel your pain.
I feel the sadness
that penetrates
deep into your soul.

The unfulfilled longing
to feel loved,
appreciated,
and validated.

I do not judge
you for the hunger
so extreme that
you have chosen to fill
that inner void
with addictive substances.

All of us need this
necessary soul-food of
unconditional love.

I do not judge
for giving your
soul temporary relief
with these substances.

I only send you
unconditional love,
as you are worthy
to receive this love.

As are your brothers and
sisters who walk
beside you in this
path littered with
unconsciousness
and the broken pieces
of your life.

I feel the fear you feel.
We have all felt this
fear at some point
in our lives.

I do not judge
for the hurtful
decisions you
make for I know
your heart is clouded
by these substances.

I send and hold for
you what you are worthy
and deserving of receiving.
Unconditional love.

Yet, you may not feel
this love as your heart is
closed and frozen.

Perhaps in this lifetime
your heart will thaw and open
to the unconditional love
that surrounds you, that is within
you, that YOU ARE.

Perhaps not. Only you
and the Divine know what
your path is to be.

Either way, I wrap
your beautiful heart
in unconditional love.

And there I will hold it
for you until you are
released from the fear
that binds you to
these addictive substances.

I love you.
Your Earth Sister, Camilla.
-2017 Lessons from Nature, Camilla Downs

**It has taken me years; yes, years, to finally confront and feel the anxiety I felt when Robert tried reaching out to me. His addiction has been ongoing for around 15 years now.

Robert had messaged me through facebook earlier this week. Then, I experienced a huge shift on Wednesday where I finally GOT that the anxiety I felt when he reached out was within me and had to do with ME … not him. I sat with it and then let it go …

I was finally able to respond back to him and I had a knowing that I was to write this poem dedicated to him. I sent this poem to him first before posting on here. I knew others needed to see this.

I write this poem having had a completely different view and attitude in years past. I now know I was wrong … I was unconscious of the oneness of all of humanity.

There are those who ponder, “Why bother with people who have addictions.” People who feel that way are disconnected from the oneness of humanity. All we can do is send them love also.

Why bother? Because we are all souls inside of these human bodies. Addictions, prejudices, unkindness is NOT who we are. People have addictions due to feeling as if no one cares (even though that’s not the case) and this creates fear.

Fear is the root of addiction and fear is the root of those who ponder, “Why bother?” Both, those who think this and those with the addiction, need and deserve unconditional love.

Once we have more people receiving and knowing unconditional love, their disconnectedness (addictions, prejudices, etc) will simply melt and their hearts will thaw. And then they will share unconditional love and we will have an awakened humanity … xoxo

Blessings,

Camilla
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Plus I make mention of e.e. cummings … Didn’t see that coming! This was off the cuff, no prep! I’m still working with whether to stand or sit, etc.

This time I used a selfie stick stacked on a block of wood and leaning against a tree! Thank you Mother Nature! It’s about 3 minutes. Enjoy! xoxoxo

Blessings,

Camilla
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**THROWBACK POST**

March 3 2014:

Sunset and Clouds 3.3.14

Stunning sunset last night!

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March 11 2014:
Sunset WOW 3.11.14
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Poetry: I Am Certain of Nothing

March 4 2016

Pink Blossoms 3.4.16

“I am certain of nothing but the holiness of the Heart’s affections and the truth of the Imagination.” -John Keats

Deep within E.E. Cummings a mysterious bird began to sing when he read the above words written by John Keats.

love is a place

love is a place
& through this place of
love move
(with brightness of peace)
all places

yes is a world
& in this world of
yes live
(skilfully curled)
all worlds.
e.e. cummings

“His poems were his way of saying YES.” -from the book “enormous Smallness”.

xoxo

Blessings,

Camilla
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**THROWBACK POST**

February 18 2012:

Galena Creek 2.18.12

Adventures at Galena Creek Park … So much enjoy this sound!

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February 22 2014:

Tree Sunset 2.22.14

Amazing sky, amazing tree, amazing sunset …. love ….. from our walk yesterday.

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February 25 2014:

Trees Sunset 2.25.14

More trees from our park visit. Remember going to the park and playing on the seesaw and the monkey bars?

Blessings,

Camilla
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February 17 2016:

“On the same spot I sit today
Others came, in ages past, to sit.
One thousand years, still others will come.
Who is the singer, and who the listener?” -Nguyen Cong Tru

View from Near TMCC Spring 2015
(View from North Reno, near TMCC campus, Spring 2015)

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Camilla
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Vintage Lake 12.2015

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Blessings,

Camilla
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Snow Covered Bridge Bartley Ranch 2.2016

“Like little wandering trails that stray
From off the road and make away
Beneath green leaves, and never say
What they are meaning – where they go –
But tempt me ever till I know –
So in yourself I am aware.
Of trodden ways that vanish where
Yourself is secret – O beware!
My feet pursue you – I must go
Forever deeper till I know.” -Unknown

Discovered in the book titled, “You” by Frances Wilshire
(Picture taken at Bartley Ranch, Reno, Nevada, January 2016)

Blessings,

Camilla
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Looking Up Tree 2016

Blessings,

Camilla
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“Come forth into the light of things, let nature be your teacher.” -William Wordsworth ….

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Blessings,

Camilla
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