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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, January 31, 2012

One More Stone: Jan 31, 2012

A small stone:
brass strikes brass
sustained resonance
a spark for dry kindling
hypnotic inner flame
gently now on the floor the vibration 
i watch
thoughts dance wildly no stillness in
flames rising and twisting
writhing resisting drawn into
joy and suffering fiery tango
dies down into peaceful warmth
even ember glow contentment
at last until lost again in the trance
of thinking thinking thinking thinking
forget remember
forget remember
forget return
sustaining one note forever
never intended in tending this hearth
for how else would we learn?
Thank you to Fiona and Kaspa for hosting "a river of stones". I deeply enjoy this practice, and learn more and more each time I step into the healing waters. And speaking of healing...

The Healing Womb, a newly forming meditation circle for women on a healing journey, begins February 10th. For more information about this tele-circle offering click here, if you would like to join us "live" please send me an email 

so I have enough phone lines available and know who is sitting with us.


  1. "joy and suffering fiery tango"

    this is so perfect--expressing Life. Yes.

    Blessings to you. Thank you.

  2. very good.

    life is not a lone sustained note, rather to me, augmented notes scattered on a lined page, forever changing.

    your remain in my thoughts and prayers.

  3. I love these and suffering fiery tango
    dies down into peaceful warmth............I have felt that before!

  4. What a visual, intense, and deeply moving poem!!!

  5. Laura, what a beautiful description of meditation. I tend to go immediately to that silent place whenever I hear a bell or a chime. Your poem made me want to go to my quiet place and just be there for a few moments.

  6. I enjoy reading your 'Small Stone' posts as much as you love writing them :o)

  7. wow your words took off there and began to blend together...glad you found that contentment there in the end...

  8. Hello my friend...I've been thinking about you more than usual as of late. A few nights ago when I was up during the night you came to my mind and were heavy on my heart the rest of the night. So I prayed...but you haven't left me since. Haven't been back to my blog in months...surprised I remembered the password. :)But I just had to cause I needed to visit you here. So here I am. A warmth wrapped itself around me as I entered your special place here.

    I didn't realize how much I've missed writing and connecting and reading what others have to say, until the moment I found myself on my blog and found my way here.

    I spent the spring/summer preparing for my son's wedding and it took everything in me to do that and having all my children and grands here all at precious my time with them but it drained me. Fall came and since then I have been fighting to get my life pain has been with me like a vengance which has brought more court battles and dealing with a system that is not for people to get well or heal. Just when I thought I might start writing again the hashimoto's flared up again and so between the 2 of them I have stayed silent.

    My little's are growing up so and are more content and settled as ever but when they are not in school they take up all of me.

    I am so thankful for this moment to stop by and say hello. I hope you know that I have never forgotten you and how much your words have encouraged me even now in my silence.

    Much love to you and yours my sweet friend. Some day I will be back. :) XXOO

  9. magical flames and words to warm the heart and soul. Thanks Laura, good luck with the group.

  10. Like your word play in this Laura. Looking forward to the circle. (i find it kinda weird that my word verification for this comment is "suffer". (smiles)


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