Emergence

 

“Letting go isn’t a one- time thing, it’s something that you have to do everyday, over and over again.”  Dawson’s Creek.

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Emergence by Bridget Cameron

 

I’ve been getting rid of clutter from my life, letting go of unnecessary things that only weigh me down. It is something that I like to do as frequently as I can.  Each time I let go of things,  I feel lighter and more focused upon the things that I really enjoy doing.

Sometimes even, I find lost treasures, things that I had forgotten about. Today, I discovered this painting of mine, that has been hiding in the shadows collecting cobwebs, and it filled me with such joy, that I’ve hung it in my bedroom!

It’s quite fitting that it is a newly emerged butterfly, the symbol of freedom! 🙂 ❤

 

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Clear Water

 

“Her thoughts are like the lotus, abloom by sacred streams, where quiet sits and dreams..” Tara Teasdale

I invite you to listen and watch my new meditation video, of  wind and trickling stream, bird songs and butterflies…💗

To rise above

“To succeed it is necessary to accept the world as it is and rise above it.” Michael Korda

I am always impressed by the sheer size of a pelican and how it can muster the strength to take off and fly. Despite its large size, they are deceptively light. This makes them buoyant and they float effortlessly on the water. And although, they may, at times, have trouble taking off from the water’s surface, they persevere, not allowing themselves to get bogged down in the water :).

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An Australian pelican gets ready to fly

Our Bird Friends

 

“The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated.” Mahatma Gandhi

2018, is officially the Year of the Bird, and this week 22-28 October is also National Bird Week here and in other countries too, so I’ve written this poem to respect and protect birds! 🙂 ❤

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Yellow-tailed black cockatoo couple

 

Our Bird Friends

 

Song birds, pretty birds, birds in flight,

Messengers, ambassadors, bringers of light,

The joy within is what you ignite.

 

They torch the embers in our souls,

As they ascend on thermals and then roll,

Adjusting to what is, within the flow,

In the moment, embracing the highs and the lows,

Reeling and soaring feeling what blows,

Lifting and making our spirits soar and grow.

 

Birds of colour, birds of light,

Your palette brings us a glorious sight,

Scarlet, orange, yellow, aqua,  gold, white,

Black, vermilion, cobalt and purple gleaming bright,

In Iris’s rainbow expression both day and night,

Arching across city and country with wings in flight.

 

Birds of chatter, birds of song and seer,

You delight and intrigue and bring us cheer,

and remind us of all we hold dear.

Your orchestral melodies, elates our hearts and our ears,

and, invites nature’s symphonies loud and clear,

Together as ONE, singing out across all spheres.

 

Whether birds are in a tree, that’s nice,

Or on the ground, sea, sky or crevice,

You remind us that you rule the ‘skies’ paradise,

and have a rightful place in our cities, forests, seas and on ice.

So let’s say, “Hip, Hip, Hooray,” thrice.

And, protect you and us before we pay the price.

 

Translators, communicators, travelers both near and far,

You bring us beauty, joy and sing upon the wind and stars,

Bird magicians and friends are what you are…

 

© 2018 Bridget Cameron

 

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Blood moon and Mars encounter brings in a new dawn.

“Each time dawn appears, the mystery is there in its entirety.”  Rene Daumal

On the morning of 28 July 2018, myself, and lucky observers around the globe, witnessed a once-in-a-lifetime meeting in the sky: the longest “blood moon” eclipse of the 21st century, flanked by a big, brilliant Mars as it heads toward its closest approach to Earth since 2003. 

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Mars and blood moon 28 July 2018

 

I especially enjoyed watching the lunar eclipse, as the atmosphere was really ‘still’ and quiet. This silence pervaded all, as the eclipse slowly unfolded within the night.

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Lunar eclipse 28 July 2018, 2:30-5:55 a.m. Adelaide, South Australia

 

As the moon turned blood red and was in darkness, a kookaburra broke the silence and announced a new dawn, as the moon slowly began to brighten again, and a new day dawned.

Bridget Cameron 🙂

The look of love

 

Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.” -Maya Angelou

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Heart’s Dream

 

( Dedicated to the love that unites us all)

 

Before we can return to the light from whence we came,

We must come to terms with the instinctive flow of the universe.

 

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Surf, surf, the waves of life,

up, down, up, down,

swirl in, swirl out, swoosh.

Rip curl, surfing hollow tubes,

tunnel of water flows around me,

I see light all ‘round me.

What an adventure,

a journey through space,

we are time travelers warped by vibration.

In, out, in, out,

up, down, up, down,

wind rides my body,

Fire in my heart!

 

As morning broke, I lay on the soft green grass in my garden,

Naked under an azure sky, thinking of you,

My Mother of my physicality, Heart of the Earth.

Together, we emote in lovers’ embrace, beloved song of my Heart.

Deep down, I feel your grief, your loss, your suffering, caused by us.

 The ocean and land is dying, the ozone is being depleted, the mass extinction of

Animals and plants, that can never be replaced.

This torments and saddens me, so deeply, intensely and intimately.

I hurt, my heart breaks, and I cry deep tears of sorrow and loss :(…

I also feel your joy and celebration, and know that you feel me too.

With body pressed heavily to Earth, I feel, that,

 this is the purpose of our physicality.

Our ruby lips joined in sensuality,

our presence in the moment.

Together we embrace the passing of time,

Experiencing nature’s ebb and flow, as seasons come and go.

 In this I am most grateful and thankful to you. I love you <3.

 

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Heart love by Bridget Cameron

 

Am I a flower in a field of weeds, or a weed in a field of flowers?

Or, am I just growing towards the light like everybody else?

 

We come with love and joy in our Hearts, to this Earth,

So often a place of pain, disappointment and suffering.

We feel the full gamut of emotions, the love, the joy,

 The trauma, the agony and the fragility of our mortality.

We come to learn, to experience, to grieve, to let go of,

This beautiful Life, such Grace,

This painful World, such Tragedy.

Within the paradox I embraced the hope that grief gives us. That is,

The wonder, the magnificence, the miracle of life!

Life that is given to us from the death of stars, for

We are made from the elements created from the heart of dying stars!

And, the recognition that we are more than just flesh,

United we are, within the heart beat that connects everything,

To the threads of consciousness that ignites the cosmic breath.

 

For, when our final curtain closes,

our elements are recycled back to the Earth, and

our consciousness back to the eternal hum,

as we embrace our new Heart’s Dream journey,

upon the waves of love. It is, love without end… amour sans fin…

 

© 2018 Bridget Cameron

Rainbow shower

 

“It’s when I see a rainbow, that I was in the sky to swim amongst its colours.”  Anthony T. Hincks.

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Adelaide Rosella beauty

“Faith is the bird that feels the light when the dawn is still dark.” Rabindranath Tagore

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Beautiful Adelaide Rosella ( Platycercus elegans adelaidae)

A little bit of brightness to cheer, on this wet and cold day! It’s a beautiful Adelaide rosella! 

Universal Sea

I invite you to listen and watch my new meditation video. Happy meditating and blessings to you, Bridget ❤  🙂

FLOW WITH LIFE

Before we can return to the light from whence we came,

  We must come to terms with the instinctive flow of the universe.

© 2018 Bridget Cameron

 

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Self portrait

 

Whispering Trees

“Oh sweet beauty manifest before my eyes, your silence calls me to be still.”  Bridget Cameron

Take an island retreat during this Easter break and relax watching birds and gently waving ripples upon a calm soothing lake. Surrender, and listen to the whispering trees…. Happy meditating and blessings to you, Bridget 💝💜💖 🙂

Cosmic Weaver

“Tis true without lying, certain and most true. That which is below, is like that which is above, and that which is above is like that which is below.” Isaac Newton

This adage is traditionally attributed to the Emerald Tablets of Hermes Trismegistus.

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Australian garden orb weaver spider (Eriophora transmarina) and full moon

I’ve always been fascinated by the symbolism of spiders as master weavers of  destinies, and language, and the similarity of stories between different nations.  She is often called the mother of language and a great storyteller as she weaves her language upon her loom.

Spider’s web is akin to a mandala, the Sanskrit meaning of mandala is circle. The circle is a symbol of perfection, eternity, unity and completeness, and the mandala  is a spiritual and ritual symbol in Hinduism and Buddhism, representing the universe. In Hindu and Buddhist traditions, the centre represents the beginning point of contemplation of and devotion to the divine.

Creating mandalas help the focusing of attention of practitioners and adepts, and as a spiritual guidance tool, for establishing a sacred space, as an aid to meditation and trance induction. In ancient Greek and Roman traditions this central point often signified the self, as it is in Jungian psychology too. It is always at the centre in which we find our calm, and heart- centred sacred space!

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Sri Yantra mandala

Spiders have the extraordinary capability of creating, weaving and spinning their own webs. This ability shows and teaches us the gift of creation. We have the power to create what happens in our lives, to us and to others, by the choices we make. Consequently, we create our own reality according to our thoughts, feelings, actions, and reactions, and we make an impact upon the world and universe through our presence.

Existentially, the connection between spider and her web and the cosmos too, is intrinsically and extrinsically linked, as we are all connected through the heartfelt strings of love, the filaments of cosmic web.  They help remind us of our inter-connectedness to all life! Spider is thus, the cosmic weaver, in a cosmic web of universal galaxies. Awesome!  🙂 ❤

 

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A simulated galactic cluster threaded through with dark matter

 

Super Blue Blood Moon!

 

What a treat last night! For the first time in 152 years, there was a supermoon,
bluemoon, and a total lunar eclipse :) .

It was overcast for much of the eclipse here in Adelaide, South Australia, and I watched mostly behind veiled clouds, which made the transformation appear more mysterious. From super full moon’s brightest haloed light, to the gradually… darkening and disappearing moon; that then changed into blood red, rusty iron oxide red!

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Slowly, the moon became more orange/yellow and brightened, as the Earth’s shadow leisurely departed, and the eclipse came to a close leaving a bright Supermoon.

I was fortunate in capturing some clear images when the clouds dissipated briefly from time to time. This is what I saw! I hope you enjoy…   Did anyone else get to see it? ❤ 🙂

 

Crystal Lake

“Your calm mind is the ultimate weapon against your challenges, so relax.” Bryant McGill.

Sit back and relax and take some time for you!  Watch ducks and moorhens swim on a crystal clear lake whilst listening to moving water, bird song and relaxing music 🙂 <3.

Singing superb fairy wren

 

“I want to sing like the birds sing, not worrying about who hears or what they think.”― Jalaluddin Rumi

Singing Blue Fairy

 

Oh… for the chorus of spring…🙂

 

Echidna under a rainbow

“If we can teach people about wildlife, they will be touched. Share my wildlife with me. Because humans want to save things that they love.” ― Steve Irwin

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Echidna under a rainbow

I had the rare privilege of meeting up with an Echidna today, and I felt most honored. She shuffled around me for a long time and she really made my day! 🙂 ❤

Heart Cave

 

“The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.”  Joseph Campbell

“Spiritual life is like living water that springs up from the very depths of our own spiritual experience. In spiritual life everyone has to drink from his or her own well.”   St Bernard de Clairvaux

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Natural Arch(Bridge) and waterfall, Queensland, Australia.

 

“Diving into our darkness,

we find a well of everlasting life.”

© 1992 Bridget Cameron

A sprinkle of heaven meditation

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Red-rumped parrots

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male red-rumped parrot (Psephotus haematonotus)

I had a pair of red-rumped parrots fly up to me today and spend some time with me. I felt most honored. I just love their grace, colours and temperament 🙂 ❤

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female red-rumped parrot (Psephotus haematonotus)

Feasting Bee

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Bee drinking nectar from Aeonium Gomerense flower

Feasting Bee

I was observing the layers of flowers,

within a newly headed rosette bloom,

when I chanced upon a bee feasting,

and dance upon the blooms.

Her  labor was a tune , bzzz bzzz,

her idleness a boon, and

collecting all that nectar

was a joyful thing to do.  🙂

© 2017 Bridget Cameron

Sparkly Sea

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SPARKLY SEA

As the shimmering Sea

Sparkles

The more it is exposed

To the sun’s glorious rays

So too

Is our consciousness

More illuminated

When we direct it

Towards the LIGHT!

© 2017  Bridget Cameron

Fire Gazing

“Neither fire nor wind, birth nor death, can erase our good deeds.” Buddha.

Please watch my new video and be mesmerized by fire sprites dancing in the fire’s light, and relax to the rhythm of flames and the hypnotic music :).

It’s the perfect meditation for a cold Winter’s night, and the celebration of the fast approaching Winter Solstice( 21st June) here in the Southern Hemisphere.  Cheers also to those celebrating the Summer Solstice in the Northern Hemisphere. Blessings to all  🙂 ❤

Magpie lark and butterfly

“My heart is like a singing bird.” Christina Rossetti.
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Magpie Lark (Grallina cyanoleuca) and wanderer butterfly( Danaus plexippus).

 I was following a wanderer butterfly and I was fortuitous in catching it alight near a magpie lark 😃.

Gorgeous Sunset

“A beautiful sunset that was mistaken for a dawn.” Claude Debussy.

I am always thankful for the beauty that nature unfolds, changing as it does from moment to moment. I take great pleasure in saying farewell to the passing of each day, as each reflection presents a new picture upon the canvas of life. Nature is certainly the greatest artist indeed! 🙂 ❤

Day’s End

Relax and watch the changing golden light dance upon the sea, as the day slowly comes to an end; and be inspired by the uplifting and melodious music :).

Ode to beautiful sun orchids

Salmon Sun Orchids (Thelymitra rubra).

ODE TO BEAUTIFUL SUN ORCHIDS

Gently swaying in the breeze,

Your faces follow the warm sunlight.

With bright pink sparkled sepals you please,

You are a magnificent sight!

You are a feast to my eyes that you feed,

And, you fill my heart with wondrous delight.

Your simplicity and fragility are rare indeed,

And, to care and protect you is absolutely right!

Thank you sweet orchids for your beauty and ease,

You are certainly a pleasure, it is your birthright…

© 2017 Bridget Cameron

Nesting Rainbow Lorikeets

I was fortunate in capturing this gorgeous photo of nesting couple of Rainbow lorikeets. Aren’t they beautiful! ❤ 🙂

Nesting Rainbow lorikeets (Trichoglossus moluccanus)

Lesser Wanderer butterfly

“We are all butterflies. Earth is our chrysalis.”  ―LeeAnn Taylor

Lesser wanderer butterfly(Danaus petilia).

I came across this beautiful lesser wanderer butterfly (Danaus petilia) in a local park. It made my day! 🙂

Sea Chant

 

Relax and be mesmerized by sirens song and ocean waves lapping gently upon the shore, and enjoy the tranquility of this beautiful bay…:)

Yellow Admiral beauty

This beautiful Yellow Admiral Butterfly joined me in my garden. It was wonderful. 🙂 ❤
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Yellow Admiral Butterfly(Vanessa itea) beauty.

Tranquil Waters

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The silence of nature,

soothes the body and soul.

Become as quiet as a lake,

and keep peace with your soul.

© 2017 Bridget Cameron