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Sunday, December 4, 2011

Devekut

 
devekut
to cling
to adhere
to connect
to cleave
to attach
to the ONE
devekut

 
to cling with awe and wonder
to adhere with clear intention
to connect with a grateful heart
to cleave with a faithful embrace
to attach mindfully with tenderness

 
devekut
to the ONE
to cling
to adhere
to connect
to cleave
to attach

perhaps
 



devekut

is letting go


a trusting release



into the expansive






IS-ness of Being

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61 comments:

  1. Oh cool, terrific shots! That first photo is excellent, rainbows, droplets, reflections!

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  2. I so love this whole poem...images and all. It just flowed through me...and I immeresed myself in all the words you used to describe connection..holding...but then the blessed release of letting go.
    LOVED it!

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  3. Love how the light is shining around the raindrop in the first photo. And the photo of the thorn and raindrop is stunning.

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  4. You have such a nice way with words and the camera. I always enjoy stopping by your blog.
    Happy MM!
    David/ :-)

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  5. your third macro of the water drop is magical

    displaying another world entirely

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  6. Oh, Laura! As I finished this, I felt a chill go up my spine and I started crying. To me, this piece speaks of our deep connection to the Divine and the strong faith it takes to let go of ego-based thinking and to trust in all that is with grateful acceptance, "a trusting release into the expansive IS-ness of being." Your words are guided by Spirit. Thank you!

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  7. Wow - these shots are magical. That first one is heavenly!

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  8. These are beautiful and poetic..I always check out a new blog to read about the person..I would have remembered if I had been here before because we share a diagnosis..I spend a lot of time in and around my yard and pond which I can do even if I can't get anywhere else..This summer I raised and released monarch butterflies for the first time..amazing.....You visited my spider post....thank you...Michelle

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  9. wow, you've taken my breath away with these words...

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  10. Great macros, thanks for sharing!

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  11. What a great gift you have Laura, thank you for sharing it.

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  12. Love this word, Love this post.

    Thanks for sharing your understanding.

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  13. Beautifully illustrated. Profound!

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  14. Beautiful shots and awesome words. Mickie :)

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  15. Lovely words and photos. I love waterdrop photo's like this.

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  16. Such beautiful shots and poem Laura!
    I really love it.
    Greetings,
    Anna (Netherlands) :-))

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  17. Perfect photos! The first photo is my fave/ ^_^

    Flower

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  18. i think to cling to Him is a sort of leap into the unknown, sometimes... such a beautiful illustration with your photos.

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  19. It is so nice to meet you Laura, and welcome to The Creative Exchange.

    This is a beautiful series of images. I love the simplicity in each of them.

    Thank you so much for sharing today at The Creative Exchange.

    Have a wonderful evening.

    lisa.

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  20. Absolutely gorgeous shots! Thank you!

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  21. Beaufiful images and words. Thanks for following my blog, hope to hear from you sometime.

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  22. Gorgeous details and light in these images, Laura.

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  23. Just beautiful, Laura. What a wonderful way to illustrate such thoughts.

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  24. Beautiful, absolutely beautiful and stunning!!!! I love your photo work very, very much. This is so poetic and lyrical. I love this wonderful softness and gentleness! Amazing.

    And words are so inspiring and touching.

    Greetings from Kaya.

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  25. Hi there - I think that I may have to try some of these water drop shots - they look great.

    Plagiarism being the sincerest form of flattery!

    Stewart M - Australia

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  26. I love that drop of water, she is a lifetime, beautiful photos.

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  27. Such a moving post, Laura. Your photos paired with the words -- amazing. xoxo

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  28. moves my heart with beauty... this word and this post from this most wonderful creator... you... xo

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  29. Lovely water droplets and the light in your first picture is wonderful.
    Like your poem too.

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  30. Thanks so much for visiting my blog and leaving such a great comment!

    You have such a wonderful blog here!
    Beautiful photos!

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  31. This is an aesthetic treat! I love the varying perspectives.

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  32. That first image is AMAZING!!!!! Is this your original photography? I love it!!!

    Kellie
    Follow me! @BackyardPonders

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  33. Wonderful shots and great little bit of verse to go along with them, nicely done!

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  34. I love the combo of photos and poem here--just so very beautifully expressive!

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  35. nice...love that opening bit with the new word onme...smiles...and always love your pics too...

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  36. the attaching, the clinging...so beautifully penned and underlined with the pic..just perfect together..

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  37. Beautiful pictures and words.

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  38. love these images, both word and photos!

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  39. awww, i think he's kind of cute, a little... okay, well, maybe not...
    but you made me laugh anyway.

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  40. You inspire me each time I come here friend. And so now, a gift to you - on my blog.

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  41. Lovely mediations -- both in words and photos -- upon the many levels of the Hebrew concept of Devekut, connectedness with the Divine.

    Thank you for this inspirational read!

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  42. What a magical discovery of divine images and words!
    Found you over at our wonderful friend Kristen’s place.

    ~ Peace and joy

    Debra

    http://debrasblogpureandsimple.blogspot.com

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  43. A wonderful post. Beautiful work, my friend.

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  44. Always always the deepest level of beauty and inspiration here Laura.

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  45. You always make me cry with your poems and posts, Laura. You release something in me that I have stuffed far down...life, you know.

    Bless you.

    Lady Nyo (Jane)

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  46. Expansive is-ness of being.. I could relate to that and the words and images are so lovely... thanks for sharing..


    Shashi
    ॐ नमः शिवाय
    Om Namah Shivaya
    http://shadowdancingwithmind.blogspot.com/2011/12/whispers-buddha-song.html
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