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Thursday, February 23, 2012

Sweetness At The Roots





I sat looking up
awed by the immensity
of roots and blue sky

I am now sitting in a nest of cords, the mic cable, headphone cable, computer cable, external drive cable, and telephone-headset. I’ve been posting, but hardly visiting other blogs. There is this inner flutter of creative activity, wings that beat with my heart’s desire to express itself. I’ve been busy writing and recording music, creating meditation guidance for the two meditation circles I am now facilitating, editing podcasts, being sure to take time for photography and poetry writing along with my own meditation practice and a little yoga on days my body feels strong, and of course being Mom and partner to my beloved. Perhaps it is not a nest, but a hive, “buzzy-busy” collecting this honey that seems to be flowing with an intensity I’ve not known in many years. 

It is wonderful.
It is exhausting.
I am grateful.
I am filled with joy!
And humbled by the kindness of everyone who stops by to visit, leaves comments, attends the meditation circles, is part of my life.

I am realizing too, that I need to pace myself better. Next month, March, I will be blogging much less. Perhaps, only offering a photo every other day to make time and space for some other creative pursuits.

I will also be away at the end of March, at a silent meditation teacher’s training. This will be the first time I’ve gone away without a family member’s assistance in four years. It seems I’ve come full circle, as the last time I went away was a silent retreat at the very same place! I’m very excited and a little nervous, of course, about my energy level, for the full days of attention and presence I will be required to give…and curious about the heart opening teachings I will receive.

So if it seems I’ve gone missing, I'm here, diving deep into this honeycomb, exploring the golden treasure bubbling up from within. (Look closely at the tree roots, you will see a tiny heart hidden:-)



Skywatch Friday


haiku my heart at recuerda mi corazon

38 comments:

  1. sounds like you are in touch with what you need internally, and externally too. the creative flutters, now that is nice. enjoy yourself as you pull away and into other things. love the blue and silhouettes of those trees.

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  2. Great photos for SWF!Thank you for sharing and have a nice weekend!

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  3. Wonderful photos! Have a nice evening!:)

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  4. Beautiful photos here Laura just like you. Happy weekend.

    SWF

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  5. Beautiful skies and wonderful captures, Laura, as always! Hope you have a lovely weekend!

    Sylvia

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  6. While most people feel badly when they don't do much, God tells us to be still, and you know this because of all the meditation and Yoga you do! So I am glad you have looked at your life and are making it less frantic, it's a good thing!!

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  7. Så fint og himmelsk. Ønsker dig en god weekend.

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  8. I wish you well in all you are doing!

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  9. O wow, best wishes for your future meditation practice! I wish you well what a great gift for yourself. I am in the process of "action" myself.
    Peace~
    Dawn

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  10. Thanks to you, I can see the beauty of the root!
    Hope you're always happy, Laura

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  11. Black veins in a blue body. Laura aka Gaia:)

    May your body be in sync with her rhythms.

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  12. Best wishes on you endeavor. You are an inspiration.

    P.S. You got your comments working now. I could not, last week.

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  13. Beautiful photos. Happy sky watching.

    My Sky.

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  14. Nice!!!

    Thank You for following my Blog!

    Hugs.

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  15. En glad himmel är en blå himmel! :)

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  16. Poetic! I love them! :)
    Have a nice weekend!

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  17. Wow the blue sky in the first photo is awesome;-)

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  18. I came for Haiku MY Heart. I love the photos. Roots, under them, looking up at the tree limbs and blue sky. The haiku fit perfectly!

    Peace

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  19. I'm in awe too seeing this photo! Wonderful haiku too!

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  20. Hi Laura. Thanks for your comment on my photograph of polar bears. Beautiful himmelsk images :)

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  21. Great photos and wonderful text. Have a nice weekend!

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  22. Happy-busy is the best way to be!
    I found the heart♥

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  23. Beautiful photos.Have a nice weekend:)

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  24. Excellent photos ~ great haiku namaste, carol (A Creative Harbor)

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  25. Fantastic perspective in the first shot!

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  26. I see the tiny little heart ... not so well hidden from a heart seeker! :=}

    I don't blame you for needing time away for other pursuits - life does happen, doesn't it? I will miss you, though, you are such an inspiration to me!

    I wish you a time of rest, reflection and, of course, hearts!

    Love and Peace, dear Laura!

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  27. Dear Laura,

    Enjoy in everything you wish to do and in beautiful moments with your family.

    Warm greetings and best wishes

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  28. Beautiful photos and words. I read your biography and see that we have many things in common--including SoulCollage facilitation and spiritual direction. It sounds like you have beautifully kept on keeping on in spite of the M.S. It has been so nice visiting you.

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  29. i love your joyful outpouring!!! following your heart and passion, you are encouraging others to embrace theirs!
    thank you for sharing your joy and beauty with haiku my heart!

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  30. i adore the tiny heart! the rhythm of the eternal cycle reflected..

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  31. ~good morning my dear friend...full circle indeed...i am so happy you will be taking this journey...i wish for you safe travels to and fro...strength to get through each day...concentration and the ability to focus and absord the information given...i know how diificult it can be...you will be in the hands of many who will be there to support you...scary it can be to be away from home...but you are spreading your wings and showing this little thing you are moving forward...ripe and in full bloom...ready to continue seeking and exploring after so long at home...i wish you well my dear friend and can't wait to hear all about it when you return...for now i shall soak up the golden treasures here that have already been found...much love light and blessings~

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  32. What a rich and fertile time for you! Blessings as you continue on this spiritual journey. I will be thinking of you.

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  33. so glad you are feeling the inspiration & have the energy to follow it... long may it continue xo

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