The Sacred Camel Gardens joins this celebration, representing camels’ full sentience, intrinsic worthiness, intelligence, and beauty. The video below (both on YouTube and Vimeo – if YouTube is blocked) celebrates the true, sacred, nature of camels, horses, goats, fish, deer, turkeys, dogs, mountains, clouds, trees, and humans…
“There Is No Other” is filmed, edited, and produced by Lotte Braithwaite (Holland).
After three months of retreat with the camels, Lotte gifts the Sacred Camel Gardens, and the world, with this beautiful communication. Please watch and enjoy!
Here are some words from Lotte about her retreat:
Last year I visited the Sacred Camel Gardens for 3 months, and now this year I returned to serve and learn again with Stuart, Sara, the camels, the horses and the goat. Looking back on both my retreats, I feel like last year was the easy introduction and this year everything was starting to get down to business.
Working with the camels is very self-reflective. They are aware of every little change in your body language, energy, feeling and mind. Every few weeks or so I’d come to a point of having to go beyond myself, sometimes it was a small thing, sometimes it was more difficult. One thing I struggled with was fear; fear of being hurt by a camel, fear of feeling embarrassed, or being overly nervous about asking questions. Often when Stuart asked my opinion on something I’d just sort of dissolve into the background and not say anything at all for a while.
But as we went further along in the training of three young camels, Baraka, Spirit and Yes!, I began to feel how my fears were getting in the way of being able to really connect with them.
I began to see that what I was feeling with the camels reflected my relationships with everything else to some degree; including my spiritual relationship to Adi Da Samraj. Working with the camels has helped me find a deeper participation in spiritual practice.
A lot of my fear gradually fell away through time spent and lessons learned, with different animals and people. In the last few days something significant has shifted. I’m much more at ease with everything and finally feel a real connection is happening with the camels, and also with everyone else here, human and non-human. That’s not to say that the entire 3 months haven’t been happy and amazing. They have. Stuart has been great, guiding me through everything and sometimes pushing me hard when needed. I’m really grateful for that. I’m really grateful for everything, the opportunity to be here with Stuart, Sara, the camels, the horses, the goat and everyone else and to learn from them.
I hope to revisit the Sacred Camel Gardens every year and to fully be a part of this growing “Vision of Fear No More”.