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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If for some reason you are unable to attend Rosh Hashanah services this year, due to illness or for some other reason, please feel free to listen and meditate with this podcast offering Thursday and Friday morning: roshhashanah2014:5775.mp3 When I speak of looking around the room at other members of the congregation or standing with them to hear the shofar, take time to look at the people you love, who care for you when they are near. If standing is not possible for you, recline in your bed long and straight, listen for sounds in your environment, birds, passing cars, the wind or rain that invite you to wake up and pay attention. L'shanah Tova~Laura
Friday, July 22, 2011
A River of Stones: July 22
Bed covers smoothed
Sage matelesse blanket over sky blue sheets
Breakfast tray set across my lap by my beloved
Say motzi-- take a bite of toast
Exhale into a slender mug of tea
Steam rises up, the fragrance earthy, familiar
Swallow pills-Open emails
The world is filled with kind people
So many encouraging messages
Comfort washes over me
I’m ready for the home-health nurse to arrive
My favorite (they are all sweet, but she is especially dear)
The sun falls across the quilt my friend Sharon stitched with gentle hands for my birthday
It is directly in view, draped over the glider I nursed my daughters in as infants A surprise early phone call moments ago from my father My parents sister and brother-in-law are traveling in Norway My brother called early last evening to wish me well
I feel loved-Contented-Surrounded by blessing
Ready to meet this day with a grateful heart
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