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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.


Tuesday, October 25, 2011


When it feels as if bit by bit,
Your reality is crashing down
The inner desire to “do something” arises
Yet there you stand frozen,
Witnessing, “what was” as it drifts to the ground in slow motion.
Ever watchful you see where the pieces of your life roll and settle.
You have choices to make and pick up the treasures that still hold value.
Time to rebuild a new dream.


  1. I opened this post just after scheduling tomorrow's post. It seems we both were talking about resilience though in perhaps different ways. It buoyed my spirits to find your post because it confirmed my hope and, sometimes, belief that one can recover from anything.

    Have a blessed day.


  2. You convey such courageousness of spirit, Laura, such peserverance and determination to conquer and step ahead no matter the losses or obstacles, you put many of us to shame. Hugs xoxo

  3. Timely words, we all have issues to deal with, rebuilding is almost daily. Good words, good photo.

    You remain in my thoughts and prayers.

  4. A serene and lovely piece, with a great spirit of positivity, and a sense of what matters. Enjoyed it much.

  5. So true. For what else can we do?

    Thinking of you ~

  6. I breathed in this poem and the photos in their perfection and feel filled with all the best things in the world.

    I love you!! You wonderful poetess, art lady you!


  7. thanks for this reminder, laura! we all must be like the grass or weeds, always persevering.

  8. Autumn is my favorite time of year. I have never thought of it as something ominous, nor have I ever dreaded the arrival of winter. It is in these seasons that we have time to truly reflect, let go of the old, start to rebuild and create our next reality. Beautiful prose Laura, and as always, lovely photos.

  9. you creep into my heart and warm it with your lovely words and photos. happy week to you Laura. take good care now.

  10. felt happens..and sometimes it is so far out of our control and the best we can do is sift through the pieces for what we can salvage...

  11. steady stand, GRAND!

    Aloha from Waikiki;

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  12. Laura, your words are timeless in their wisdom. Well said!

  13. A beautifully penned testament to what does matter in this every changing and more confusing world. A wonderful always :)

  14. so much of life is about endings and new beginnings. We grieve, but know renewal is inevitable.

    I always admire your courage to find renewal, to see the positive and to go on.

    Take care friend.

  15. Laura I feel the ache, the acceptance ... such a beautiful capture of this season, and our living.

  16. For most of my lifetime, autumn was the beginning of a new a student, as a mom of kids in school, married to a professor..everything changed and started over in Fall. NOw one day smashes into another and I miss it.

  17. oh, that inner desire to do something... when so often, i'm meant to just "be." you really captured the tension, here, friend, of the circle of life. you hold such wisdom. love you.

  18. You are an inspiration Laura. Love to you.

  19. Holding you in thought, heart and prayer as your life (and the life of your family) continues to shift and change. The image of rolling and settling is powerful, like waves, or hillsides. My heart is full of hope that you will continue to roll with what life offers up and take good care of yourself in the process. xo

  20. I can really relate to this laura.


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