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.

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YOU ARE INVITED TO ADD YOUR PATCH TO THIS YEAR'S 6TH ANNUAL GRATITUDE QUILT!

It is easy to participate in the Gratitude Quilt: Open a new word doc on your computer (or take out a sheet of paper and a pen). Close your eyes. Place one hand on your heart, then your other hand over that, giving yourself a gentle hug. Breathe into and out through the center of your heart for several breaths. Now, exhale slowly. Inhale deeply. Exhale again… type or write whatever you are most thankful for in that moment. Do not edit just let the words flow. There is no need to translate into English if that is not your native tongue. Copy and paste the words into an email and send them to me laura@shinethedivine.com by November 24th so I have time to "stitch" out words together. Please type the words "Gratitude Quilt" in the subject line.

Opening our hearts, connecting with many souls around the world in thankfulness is a generous, courageous, loving act, exposing light during a time in which we are facing some very real darkness on our planet, and for some, in our personal lives as well. I look forward to receiving your words of gratitude.

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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.

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

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

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

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

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  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.

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  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.

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  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.

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  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


    Dulce

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