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When we see through our hearts, we recognize that every single one of us is infused with creativity. Divine Sparks are embedded in everyone and everything. It's up to us to be courageous, to look and listen deeply, to find the sparks, gather and release them back into the universe, transformed into something new. Join me as we wake up to the sacred-ordinary blessings waiting to greet us each and every day.


Sunday, October 17, 2010


when the world outside me moves too fast
 and my mind inside is faster still
 I gradually find equilibrium knowing
that within all the distraction
I have a choices
I can allow it to bother me, make me dizzy, frightened, confused
or I can see the beauty of the colors & sounds & textures passing by
I may not be able to quiet it all down or create the stillness I desire
  no, but I can love the abstract beauty of it all
I can open to clarity and stillness in the acceptance 
of what 
simply is

gentle steps,

ps. sorry I've not been round visiting your posts a lot lately...I'm really tired from being sick and the meds and well, I'm just doing the best I can. XO


  1. Blogging and commenting on others' blogs are always done "Without Obligation," as the blog phrase goes. Whatever you do or don't do is perfectly fine! Living life always comes first!

  2. Hi sweet Laura, just stopping by and saying hi and sending a great big hug!! Much love, Silke

  3. ah, hang on to the walls cause they only look like they are falling.

    rainbows and sunshine and balance prayers your way

  4. Reading your post I know you know exactly how I am feeling. I can appreciate the beauty despite it all, especially knowing you're there with me, sharing that warm cup of tea. Thank you, all the way to America. oxo

  5. Take care of yourself first. Just visiting your blog is a joy.

  6. It takes time and rest to heal. It is important for you to put your energy into healing.

    May you feel restful,
    May you feel peaceful and at ease.

  7. Such amazing and beautiful photos! Thank you for this moment of peace.


  8. Your photos are amazing.
    Rest and feel better.

  9. You take care of you, Laura. I can't imagine what it must be like to view the world that way - even temporarily...but I love how you find the beauty in the abstract.

  10. You may have seen where I've said that one of my favorite mantras is "Receive what you are given." Your reaction to this uncontrolled movement that you're experiencing really exemplifies that. You control whatever you can, and you roll with the rest, taking whatever grace and beauty that you can find in the experience, where so many would simply be futilely raising their fists at the heavens. This is a beautiful lesson for all of us. Thank you, Laura. To echo Sharon: May you feel restful. May you feel peaceful and at ease.

  11. You teach and inspire. Rest. Heal. Know you are loved.

  12. Laura,
    If I ever experience vertigo I will think of this and you - and how you so gracefully navigate something that would freak me out, definitely! I do NOT like the sensation of being dizzy and do not handle it well. You invite me to take it to a new level - to find some "mindful moments" within it xo

    I am truly hoping this is easing for you today.

  13. What beautiful words and photos. Sending positive thoughts and LOVE your hair!

  14. These photos are lovely. The words inspire. I pray that you may have grace for this time, but I'm still praying for it to lift.

    P.S. Stop apologizing! We are happy just to see you existing here, right now.

  15. This is a great post describing how you feel. Thee photos explain a lot! I hope you feel better soon.

  16. These are wonderful thoughts! Life does seem so fast now and it can be easy to get dizzy from it all.

  17. "I'm just doing the best I can." That's good enough for me.

    Be well.


  18. that's all any of us can do at any given moment ... your photos say so much

  19. i know this feeling..its part of the reaction i can get from the chemicals in perfumes...sometimes being surrounded by it out and about in the town, it can be overwhelming..and quite frightening when it takes hold.

    yes, you look after you first.. you're visitng everyone in your lovely posts. take care.. much love and hugs..xx

    p.s. those pics are beautiful..the colours..the mystery..


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