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.

I have been so blessed to have Alicia Brown as one of my physical therapists. Her compassion, deep listening, knowledge and skills are aiding my body to heal. Three weeks ago her family’s life turned upside down when her husband Chris was diagnosed with leukemia. They found out yesterday that he will need a bone marrow transplant later this summer and will be out of work for a very long time after that. This loving family of four (they have two sweet little girls) could really use our financial support at this time. When I asked Alicia if I could add a link to their Go Fund Me page on my blog, being a person of humility, she replied, “No, you don’t need to do that.” I responded, “I don’t need to, but I want to. There are few things I can do in the world to assist others, because of my own illness. Please let me do this small thing and ask others to join in, give us a chance to do something good. This is why we are here on earth, to help one another.” She cried in appreciation and agreed to allow me to share their story and post this. That said, I hope like me you will open your hearts and pockets, click the link below, read more about her family and offer a donation.

Chris And Alicia Brown's Fund


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Sunday, July 10, 2011

A River of Stones: July 10

New sensations of tingling through both arms and hands created a tightening of concern and annoyance in my mind before bed, but not enough to dim the awareness of light forming delicate shadow patterns on the white window sashes and blinds by morning; observing simple beauty eases worry, for this blessing I am grateful. Typing is difficult and I am praying this is temporary as most things in life are.


  1. I hope that it's fleeting and that you feel better. Seeing beauty everywhere does lift our spirits . Sending good wishes your way :)

  2. Prayers are on the wing...flying your way.

  3. holding you in my heart, Laura.
    Praying for grace and peace.

  4. Saying prayers that the tingling doesn't last!

  5. I hope the ailment is temporary Laura. I have missed your writing and am so glad to be back reading your posts.

    I thought of you often during my absence. Thinking of your high spirit and courage gave me a little courage too.

    Hope you feel better soon.

  6. It's really fun to read a bunch of these in a row. Such powerful pictures painted in a few words. Sending prayers for your tired body. Feeling gratitude for your amazing attitude.

  7. this is a beautiful stone Laura. and yes, most things in life are temporary, some lasting longer than others. thanks for sharing. take good care.

  8. You are just a sweet perfect example of human being and soul to be followed, dear Laura.
    Thanks for sharing how you always can look at the other side of life.
    Warm and sweeter hugs



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