Shine the Divine:

Creativity IS a Spiritual Practice

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.


Thursday, May 12, 2011



blessed by rain and sun
miraculous things happen
clouds and flowers bloom

linking to:

Skywatch Friday


  1. Blessed by your friendship
    Blessed by your words
    Blessed by your courage and strength
    Blessed by your images
    Blessed by your light
    Blessed by the beauty you share

    With love and light,

  2. Gorgeous. Gorgeous.

    and I am so thrilled to know that you are up and around and doing....

    Have a beautiful love filled weekend.



  3. What a beautiful thought. I love that idea about the smallest kindness being part of a greater positive power!
    Thank you,

    My Blog

  4. Lusciously beautiful.....we had the clouds and rain, and then fragrant wisteria and lilacs.
    Can it be much better?
    I think not...


  5. I would call this a jewel tree!


    The sky’s a most wonderful thing,
    Within it some strange creatures sing:
    The angels and such;
    But dragons? Not much—
    They’d rather breathe fire and take wing.

    © 2010 by Magical Mystical Teacher


  6. I just got caught up on your last few posts. I love your series of flower photos, particularly the ones in this post and the previous one of the crab apple blossoms. May, when these flowers come out and fill the air with their sweet scent before raining down like confetti, is my favorite month and I've always known that I wanted to get married in mid-May some day and have my photo taken with my husband under a flowering crab apple tree :o)

  7. Blossoms against a blue sky after a gentle bath - is there anything finer? Gorgeous shots!

    Hope you have a beautiful weekend, Laura.

  8. marvelous shots..I love the first one and the last.

    Laura...When I look one tree I think about the life...and the way that we walk since our birth until our death...pure reflection.

    Everyday I learn more and more with the nature...
    nice day

  9. so beautiful Laura! love your eye, your heart, your mind - YOU!! xoxox K

  10. Wonderful shots of the blossoms against the lovely sky. Beautiful words too!

  11. We are all "blessed " by your posts. Awesome shot of that beautiful sky--and lovey haiku. Have a pleasant weekend. Mickie :)

  12. Gorgeous Laura! And I love your words! This sunday started with sunshine, but it turned to a rainy day. But all the plants needed it! And I guess miraculous things will happen when the sun comes back :o)

    Wish you a great weekend!

    Love Irene

  13. So much beauty here, Laura -- I just read through your past several posts. And I am prayin for the dear boy Jack and his precious family. Love to you...

  14. Many blessings to you Laura. Thanks for the pictures.

  15. What a beautiful flowering tree! We have been tracking the clouds a lot in recent days, trying to predict what the weather will be. After all the rain that is predicted for the next few days I am looking forward to blooming flowers and clouds.

  16. So beautiful photos and so lovely flowers...

  17. Gorgeous spring blossoms!!!

  18. that first photo is absolutely breathtaking. illustrates your small stone thought so very very well...

  19. Oh so beautiful! Both~ pictures and words!

  20. Thank you for sharing your beautiful light.

  21. Laura, I love how you take us from the divine to the particular in these gorgeous apple blossom photographs. And then as I look into the face of the blossoms--there is the face of the divine once again!

  22. Isn't the earth a most generous force?

  23. What a truly powerful comment. We are truly bless. It is good to be reminded about the beauty all around. It is good to hear that your daughter is feeling better and you are more active.

  24. I have tried to comment since last week but either blogger having issues or my computer or an interuption kept me from doing finally I am here. :) When I read what you had written about being up and about...and "doing mom stuff" so you are not able to read and comment like normal, I literally cried tears of joy. My friend, this made my day. Please don't ever apologize about living life.

    Such beautiful captures...and yes such a blessing...just as you are to bless me with your heart and the love and sweetness you have shared so freely with me.

    I love you my friend. I am hugging you through my screen and sending you lots of love. (((Laura)))

    PS And just so you know...I know that even when you don't comment or have a chance to read, that you are thinking of me and others...just as I am of you when I am not able to make the connection through reading or words. :)

  25. that first shot is stunning... love them all... miraculous things indeed x

  26. Amazing, a whole season captured in one little verse! The blooming tree is wonderful!


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