Incredible Nature

You ever set out to be the best at something?!  You have a passion and it excites you to share and express your love, your vision and the Joy is in the sharing? Yup this sums it up for me.

Grew up in a small town and knew one had to be schooled to be the best. Learning was essential, being around the best, “the best rubbed off” and of course this is where you meet competition and judgement. Yup the race was on . . . however one must never compete with “the others” or else their voice will rule in your heart. The still small voice of who you are  (and why you are here) will become muffled. This happened to be once in my youth, when my first love announced; “You must earn respect”. 

“Respect was invented to cover the empty place where love should be.”
Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina

Not sure exactly what his point was at the time, all I knew is I was lying to myself.  A wife, mother, sister, caregiver, daughter and for the life of me,  had no idea who “I” really was. Slated to bring home a paycheck, I now was functioning to maintain “their happiness” while losing my vision.

Did you know Armadillo’s are the only living mammals that wear shells? Happened upon this one foraging on the side of the road. He was actually right in front of me so jumped out of my car and filmed him with my phone. He was PRECIOUS beyond words, long hair on him and claws.

So many people I met said they never saw one in the wild before, it’s a joy to share and then come across my ancestors writings about the Armadillo which I found comforting.

Armadillo teaches you how to protect yourself
and when to let your defenses down.

It is time to define your space

You may have trouble saying “no” and are being taken for granted.
Learn to guard your personal spac

My ancestors trusted Nature to reveal the lessons,  “Nature was sacred and her revelations allow one to see into the hidden wisdom of heaven on earth”  and today would be no different.  An Eagle swooped down and drank from a pond, following her I find a nest and two babies staring down right at me. It was an honor to witness.

We know nature is all around us and like my grandchildren would say “But where are they Granny” my reply, “Just sit and listen and watch how she will come right before you, just what you need to see. Keep your camera ready and more importantly your heart open to see” All of a sudden a tear forms, familiar nose burn, my inner voice was speaking. Sacred seeds were planted.

And they saw, even a blue eyed hermit crab appeared to say hello! Did you know these even existed? I didn’t until now! Didn’t know he was on the rock until I came home to upload and saw those eyes looking right at me!

Was thinking about how much I have missed in life and then chuckled knowing everything revealed was perfect timing as my purpose was being solidified. Encouraging others to see and documenting adventures was just this; letting the light shine  Let the adventure and sacred intimacy, continue!

About Brenda

"Brenda adores the birds. She is enchanted with their grace, their beauty. It was the birds and being out among them that gave her the peace she so needed and forged a new passion She uses a camera to capture those incredible moments, to savor them and share them with others. For her the camera was freedom. Brenda spent her life healing others, and dealing with incredible pain and despair. The world of birds and nature and photography was what she turned to in order to see the beautiful side of the world" -Eric Curtis Cummings
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