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.

Translate

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Eyes on the Sky



As always on our road trips north to see my neurologist or have an MRI, the skies entertained me on our journey. Endlessly shifting clouds in ribbons and stacks of fluff, the sun playing hide-and-seek. (Do you see the ballerina cloud in the image below?) It soothes me to watch the sky and her endless ballet as we travel.
 

I finally heard from the "care coordinator" this afternoon. My next test is scheduled for next Friday! Hopefully the results will allow me to start on the new medicine soon. It will be what it will be, and we’ll make decisions accordingly.

I'm wicked tired today...I had a wonderful visit with a dear friend and she helped me so much around the house with some projects I couldn't tackle on my own. But now I'm totally wiped out. If I don't stop by to visit your blog or respond to your comments, I'm truly sorry. I just need to kind of crash for a while.

Lift your eyes toward the skies  and enjoy the dance wherever you happen to be.



linking to:

Skywatch Friday

Click to see the rules and to take a badge for yourself.

50 comments:

  1. yip, keep your eye on the sky... and holding thumbs for all your tests.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Beautiful! And good luck with the tests.

    ReplyDelete
  3. I love this sky post! I agree, look to the sky, it is beautiful.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Beautiful pictures and an inspiring post, keep looking up :)

    ReplyDelete
  5. Oh Laura....thank you for the reminder to keep looking up...I have so missed you...even though I haven't been here you have been in my thoughts frequently. Thank you for thinking of me too. I do need to keep looking up instead of getting caught up in the muck and allowing it to make me weary. Here's to looking up! Love you my friend. ((((Laura))))

    ReplyDelete
  6. We have had many gray, overcast days this spring, and I miss the clouds when they are absent. I miss the light fluffy ones and their interesting shapes, but I also miss the dark rolling ones that tell me a storm is coming. I like it when the sky has a story to tell and wonder what I'm missing when the "screen" is blank.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Laura, I hope all goes well with your tests. The skies are beautiful and certainly remind us of all the beauty and hope in the world. Have a lovely day. Mickie :)

    ReplyDelete
  8. beautiful views. and uplifting thoughts. :)

    ReplyDelete
  9. Laura,
    I, too, am a fan of the sky. I live outside of Tucson, AZ and our sky is incomparable. Clouds, brilliant blues, sunsets, sunrises, bright moon, millions of stars. It is a constant gift... as is each moment we live, each experience we are offered.

    ReplyDelete
  10. i will. promise. and i see the ballerina!

    on another note, i'm sorry for your temporary "invisibility." another blogger (whose beautiful daughter must travel in a wheelchair due to severe epilepsy) wrote about this same phenomenon the other day... but in that case it was strangers averting their eyes. it hurts even more when it's people you know.

    i'm actually sorry for them... they missed out on the chance to speak with an amazing person.

    ReplyDelete
  11. Beautiful, Laura, I have always been a sky-watcher too. I hope those tests bring positives, and that treatment can improve your comfort level. Take care.

    ReplyDelete
  12. I can't believe I actually saw the ballerina:)

    Your skies, the skies over us all are sp precious.

    ReplyDelete
  13. Gorgeous sky Laura!
    Hugs
    Joo

    ReplyDelete
  14. Such exquisitely beautiful..dreamy sky-scapes. Yes - look to the sky for life's enjoyment!

    ReplyDelete
  15. Beautiful, yes I can see the ballerina.
    I hope all goes well with your tests.
    Have a nice weekend.

    ReplyDelete
  16. I'm glad you make the most of your trips for checkups! Lovely clouds in those New England skies!

    ReplyDelete
  17. Good luck with your test results.

    Delightful collection of photos with your view of the summer sky.

    ReplyDelete
  18. I see a ballerina too. Happy sky watching!

    Liz @ A Simple Life

    ReplyDelete
  19. Always keep your eyes on the sky.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Katelen

    ReplyDelete
  20. beautiful... laura cloud dancer!

    ReplyDelete
  21. Beautiful series. That first shot is truly magical in the way it bends space and draws your eye upward.

    Wishing you a peaceful Shabbat my friend.

    -----------------------------------
    My photography is available for purchase - visit Around the Island Photography and bring home something beautiful today!

    ReplyDelete
  22. You are such an amazing and beautiful person, Laura. It refreshes my soul to come here.

    ReplyDelete
  23. Beautiful photos of the sky, I saw the ballerina to :) I wish you goodluck with your test :)

    ReplyDelete
  24. I love sky photos and take them myself.

    there is so much love and hope to be found above.

    ReplyDelete
  25. Very cool shots, and love the reflection in the first one...

    ReplyDelete
  26. Beautiful captures of the sky, Laura! I love the first reflection shot and the the ballerina. I hope you are doing well and have a great weekend.

    ReplyDelete
  27. I did indeed see the ballerina! As for crashing, go right ahead! We all need to every now and then :o)

    ReplyDelete
  28. Gorgeous sky dancers Laura. Love that top reflection too!

    ReplyDelete
  29. I love seeing skies like this - I think people wonder about me when I point my camera upwards. I love that first photo with the reflected sky.

    ReplyDelete
  30. ballerinas and reflections
    you see the most wonderful things LauraX

    ReplyDelete
  31. i see tinkerbell laura!!!

    i am always amazed at the art in the sky!!!

    be well!!! xo

    ReplyDelete
  32. As always loving what your heart sees-xo teri

    ReplyDelete
  33. Dear Laura, beautiful words and images. I too love to watch the clouds as they pass in the heavens above me, creating shapes and objects.
    Sorry to hear that you are not feeling too well, but I hope you will have a lovely weekend,
    xoxo

    ReplyDelete
  34. Lovely skies and I am praying for you and will hold you in my thoughts on Friday.

    ReplyDelete
  35. You poor darling...hope things go well today...keep your eyes on the skies...they heal the mind if not the body.

    ReplyDelete
  36. Beautiful reflections for the day, Laura! I'm holding good thoughts for you today and, yes, keep you eyes on the skies!

    Sylvia

    ReplyDelete
  37. Beautiful clouds. I like the vertical reflections. I hope you get the meds and rest that you need.

    ReplyDelete
  38. beautiful shots for skywatch.
    enjoy the weekend

    ReplyDelete
  39. Looking up yeah. Beautiful skies and reflection.
    Hope you have a great weekend, hugs from Tania

    ReplyDelete
  40. The photos are very nice, but even more, I hope things work out for you and that you feel better!

    ReplyDelete
  41. I hope you are feeling better. It is hard to be living with pain all the time.

    Thanks for following

    ReplyDelete
  42. Your photos are really lovely!

    ReplyDelete
  43. Blessings -- and a prayer for energy for you.

    ReplyDelete
  44. I love your last sentence which goes so well with your sky reflections and personal challenges... Thinking about you and hope that the tests provided needed answers.

    ReplyDelete
  45. Serenity of the clouds. I like the strong composition of your reflection -- and the vignettes of the sky.

    ReplyDelete
  46. Bless you, Laura, I hope you have recovered from your crash. I had CFS for 6+ years, have a bit of an understanding of chronic illness, although I'm sure MS is a different saucepan of salmon altogether.

    I totally understand what you mean about having an illness making you a better person. I feel somewhat *less* of a better person since I've been well, which sounds sorta strange, I know!

    Thanks for that beautiful haiku in the post above and for your comments on my blog :)

    ReplyDelete
  47. lovely skies indeed.
    I couldn't see the ballerina though, but instead saw a hint of a bird. ^0^
    i think the 1st foto created a dramatic effect to it.

    ReplyDelete
  48. You captured them all beautifully!

    Thanking you for visiting my Sky Watch Friday entry.

    ReplyDelete
  49. you ,
    a seeker of beauty,
    a giver of love

    hugs to feeling better .

    ReplyDelete

Bright Sparks: