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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 24, 2012

A Small Stone Jan 24, 2012

i followed the light as it led toward the woods
crisp, clean crunch 'neath my boots
thorns tore at my coat
i kept on for
“this is a time of discovery”
she'd said
so i lay on my belly
ice and snow below my chin
viewed the world from down low
wide eyed child awakened within

~for Nancy, DoBeDoBeDoBeDo...following the rhythm of the song in my heart.

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  1. Beautiful words and photos; I feel like I am walking right through those woods in the frosty cold!


  2. Laura the photos are beautiful. I could feel the peace and quiet as I almost jumped inside of them.

    Your words are very soothing. Lovely as usual.

    Have a great day.

  3. "this is a time of discovery" ~ what a lovely invitation.

  4. WOW loved these photos... that magic light of a clean cleansing morning
    And loved that *child awakened within*
    Beautifful Laura...
    Thanks for sharing this part of you with us.


    Dulce xoxx

  5. You find beauty in unexpected places! The snow looks like diamonds and the leaves like beautiful parchment.

  6. Laura, your photos are fabulous! I love all of them, but the first one is glorious!

  7. And after the awesome photography, she rolled over to make the worlds most beautiful snow angel! Lovely winter adventure with you today...a precious small stone we should all be thankful for!

  8. oh i wish we had snow and i could lie on my belly and taste it... a time for this..and great pics..the fragility of the leaves...

  9. I love the pairing of your verse with your photos---a beautiful, clean sense to them for me!


  10. smiles...always cool to take on the perspective of a child to awaken ours within....

  11. My friend, this is beautiful!

  12. I love this... nothing like getting down on the ground for a fresh perspective. So fun!

  13. healing and wonderful

    Warm Aloha from Waikiki
    Comfort Spiral

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  14. 'This is a time for discovery!' - how often I too have heard that voice within my heart, at the outset of writing a new poem! Beautiful!

  15. AT first, I was drawn to the pictures, but the words were even better - loved the revelation at the end.

  16. The photos are EXQUISITE... and the words ... OMG ... "I lay on my belly... wide eyed child awakened within"

    I can see the little girl peering at everything close up ... and I LOVE the photos ;) Especially the second one!

  17. Laura, this poem, those marvelous pictures, and the heading...well, they set my morning, my day out on feet of discovery. I wish we had some's so warm here...unusual even for Atlanta this time of the year!

    And yes, Creativity IS a Spiritual Practice. I have been fighting with Christian fundamentalists (in my family) who just don't 'get' it. They are so narrowed down with dogma, doctrine, they can't acknowledge this in any one else....and I would suffer more IF I believed as they do...but luckily, for me...I DON'T! LOL!

    There is so much more in this Universe to explore, outwardly...and to learn from. Thank you, dear Laura, for these marvelous, beautiful pictures and for this lovely poem. We should look at the world as a we actually are!

    With love,

    Lady Nyo

  18. This poem I like as well as the photos. Well done.

    Many good wishes,

  19. Laura, Beautiful photos--I love the bright sunlight shining through the leaves--lovely, lovely. And the poem--beautiful-we should all view the world from the eyes of a child and feel the rush of "discovery" eveytime we see something of beauty. Mickie :)

  20. Beautiful. The first photo is so evocative for me; I see the long curving shadow as that of a lotus stem where the sun is the blossom...gorgeous!

  21. I love the transparency that lets the light through the leaves in the last two shots. A new angle changes many things.

  22. Laura, your words and images are beautiful, love to you , Karen


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