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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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Sunday, November 27, 2011

Opening To You




All that I am I open to You,
Offering soft wisps and whispers
Released from the center of my being.
In precious moments such as this, love is
No longer held captive by fear. No pause hinders
The liberation of Divine sparks as seed by seed they
Drift with ease, touching down as blessings gently planted
In the wild world, cultivated by the shifting seasons and Your
Presence. I am awed and grateful for the beauty of each miracle seen
And unseen. This pod like a heart broken is a healing prayer quietly spoken.
I open to You, soft wisps and whispers released from the center of my being.


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41 comments:

  1. Beautiful verse to accompany some fine shots. I find myself photographing milkweed seeds a lot lately. They're so beautiful when they catch the sun. Nicely done, Laura.

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  2. Nature is so awe inspiring. I love the softness of the silky white strands. Neat captures.

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  3. Your words and nature photos show the stages of rough endings, hidden for the perfect time soft wispy fly away beauty, dropping seed for future generations.

    Left to our own devices, without the seasons change, we would again build a tower to the heavens. Our own tower of Babel.

    You remain in my thoughts and prayers.

    Your post turn me toward God, His name does not have to be mention, I see God everywhere you are.

    Thank you.

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  4. Entrancing...a beautiful poem that lends itself perfectly to passage meditation...

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  5. You're so right, Laura. Gratitude is everyday...and I purposely left the words connected.

    I hope you are well and happy and singing.

    What gorgeous shots of the milkweed - it's like a whole other universe in there.

    Right now I'm grateful to back blogging and catching up with friends. :)

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  6. you just can't beat the beauty nature provides!! xo

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  7. Such comforting words and inspiring photos!

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  8. Hi there - what a great set of pictures. I really like the second one. Lots of metaphors possible for seeds - but I won’t put any here!

    Cheers - Stewart M - Australia

    PS: glad you found the sweets a "playful" shot - I think we can take ourselves (and our pictures) all a little bit too seriously sometimes. Playful was the intention!

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  9. Thank you laura! Yes I'm a Jersey Girl! (born in the uk tho ;)

    Beautiful photos & words, it's good to take time to be thankful.

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  10. What a beauty, Laura!
    Have a great week ahead:)
    Hugs
    Joo

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  11. beautiful words out here,,,love these beautifully taken images too!

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  12. Beautiful in every way Laura.

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  13. Such a beautiful post!
    Yes, please do include my gratitude list in your wonderful quilt!!
    Love and hugs.xoxo

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  14. lovely, sharp images and your poem, prayer is breath-taking. I like the way you shaped it as well. Visually it works well with the photos. blessings to you.

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  15. Fabulous shots of the Milkweed Pod. I love the soft, feathery look they have. What wonderful words to go with the photo's.

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  16. that's lovely
    looks like real hair in a few of the shots
    so many amazing things in the world :)

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  17. such soothing beauty you give. happy week to you Laura. be safe, be well, be light.

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  18. Fantastic details of the milkweed.

    Happy MM

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  19. Beautiful photos and words!
    Have a great day.

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  20. lovely soft silky plant innards

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  21. The are so beautiful captures Laura!
    You reap what you sow... ;-))
    Greetings from Holland,
    Anna

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  22. Nice pictures, I love the light of these beautiful flowers, luscious colors and smooth textures, my favorites are the second and fourth. Greetings.

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  23. Milkweed silk is one of the tiny miracles in nature...beautiful photos!

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  24. Such a beautiful poem--and such a beautiful way to start a day--

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  25. lovely...it is amazing what happens when we open ourselves up like that...the seed can spread far and wide...

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  26. A spiritual, and natural piece, its words and its voice possessed of a soft and soothing flow. Beautiful.

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  27. I feel better already! What a gift you are...I'm going to read it again and keep the good feeling flowing...(loved the photo accompaniment as well!)

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  28. All that I am I open to You,
    Offering soft wisps and whispers
    Released from the center of my being.......just love this, Laura!

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  29. 'This pod like a heart broken is a healing prayer quietly spoken.'

    Breaking, opening. Both words have such opposite connatations. Yet, the breaking is necessary for opening, healing.

    Just wonderful, dear Laura.

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  30. Love the words you put with the dazzling photos, Laura. I have always had a soft spot for milkweed pods as they mature and "fall apart." I love the idea of "opening" that you present here. Blessings to you this day. May we all open ourselves to the fullness of life...

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  31. Gorgeous milk weed shots. So beautiful. and your words match perfectly. :)

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  32. Your pictures evoke such emotion in me, thank you.

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  33. this is one of the most beautiful prayers i've ever read, laura.

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  34. Ah Laura ...

    You always make me dig a little deeper inside myself to see who I am and who I want to be. I thank you for that.

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