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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, October 20, 2011

Field of Vision

Open sky, expansive field, narrow band of trees between. Separation and connection, the bridge we humans navigate with or without conscious discernment, moment by moment, our field of vision continuously shifting, outward, inward, earthward, skyward, future, past, to just this breath, just this.

 Skywatch Friday

I have been posting regularly, but not visiting many blogs for quite some time. I want you to know that it is not a lack of caring or concern for all of you on my part. The blogging community is very much the community in which I have found beautiful and very real friendships. It is simply that my attention is focused on a narrow band of trees, my family. For now that's where it needs to be. Thank you all for your gentle, generous comments, your praise and prayers humble me. As often seems to be the case at my house, it doesn't rain, it monsoons...and then we have a brief intermission before the next deluge. Perhaps it is the same for many of you? I will continue to post, as self expression heals, holds and grounds me. I hope that my words and images have a similar effect on you and are enough to maintain a connection between us until I am able to be more interactive again.

gentle steps,


  1. Beautiful sky there!
    I keep thinking of you, Laura and as always sending you god vibrations:)

  2. Such a lovely capture for the day, Laura! I, too, am holding good thoughts for you and your family! May everything go well for you all!


  3. I just sold a painting with the same title "field of vision" that looks remarkably similar in composition to your photo
    I love your take on the band of trees being the bridge linking heaven and earth
    may your bridge be planked firmly with boards of creative contemplation for the journey

  4. Stunning fall shot, Laura!
    Keep focusing on what's right for you now, and don't worry about the rest. I am grateful that you I will keep posting when you can, because I know I will continue to be encouraged and inspired by your thoughts. Hugs :-)

  5. What a beautiful photo!

    I woke this morning and all the windows were shut - my connection with the outside now muffled.

    Such is the nature of this life - we cannot connect to it all... except through faith. We are held together by the all but invisible thread of faith. Holding us steady when we feel adrift or consumed. You know we are here- you know you are where you need to be. hugs - teri

  6. We all go through periods where we feel we need to be in a family bubble :o) Your photo is lovely, as always. Take care of yourself and your family and I look forward to seeing you on my blog again soon when you are feeling better!

  7. Lovely capture and skywatch. I hope you are well and I am sure no one minds that you and your family come first. Take care and happy skywatching!

  8. Beautifully taken!

    Sky Watch at my page, please come and see. Have a nice weekend!

  9. Gorgeous fall shot, Laura. Happy weekend!

    Sky Watch

  10. lovely capture ~ hoping is well soon

  11. Beautiful photographs and philosophy as always Laura. Families as with life are always in a state of transition meaning parents very seldom ever get the chance to jut relax...

  12. Dear Laura, Your image is similar to my posting :) see we do not live far from one another.
    Missing you and continually lifting you up in pray...

  13. Take good care of yourself and your family, dear one. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

    I love that photo. This is my favorite time of year. There is so much beauty to absorb in such a short amount of time.

    Love and hugs,

  14. I look forward to your posts and photos, no worries about having to interact. This is the season when we begin to coccoon.

  15. In friendship, in community, those who have strength lift up those who need strength. May you have all you need to navigate the seas you are traveling right now. I pray for you...

  16. hi Laura. Love the image, the way the shadow looks almost deep as the sea on the landscape. Hope you are well. Was up your way most of October, the leaves didn't seem to be so brilliant this year but the scent and sights of home filled me to the core all through New England.

    Blessings and joy to you in Heart.

  17. Beautiful thoughts to compliment your picture. Thanks Laura.

    Glad that you know monsoons have endings and we rarely drown in them. So swim well and take care of yourself.

  18. You may know this is the right thing, I'm sure everyone will agree.

    It is so fun to visit and leave you little blog messages, in tiny little blog windows.

    ;-) wink-wink


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