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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, April 17, 2012

Robed in Light

i saw the first one dangling high above
delight filled my heart as i gazed
longing to touch the softness
a miniscule colony of catkin flowers
embracing itself with 

it-they shivered in gentle morning breezes
fuzzy acrobats 
then i saw more
swinging gracefully
from their own tree branch 

they were too far out of reach
i released my urge to stroke them
sat on a nearby boulder
observing light gathered around their edges 
pondering what it was they were here to 

sensing life’s uncertain towers
suspended above an endless abyss of anxiety
my human inclination rose up
yet i felt no fear emanating
from these strange 

i contemplated light clinging to skin
illuminating the contours of each human 
you have to step back sometimes to see it
a radiant shimmer
that begins deep 

we wear this mantle Creation’s reflection
as we sway above and through the questions
drawn back again and again to the present
enveloped by the resplendent robe
of Divine 

Tonight we will count day eleven; netzach she b’gevurah, enduring strength. Read more about this quality here at around seven (est) this evening when Rabbi Yael's next teaching will be posted.


  1. Again and again....

    "drawn back again and again to the present
    enveloped by the resplendent robe of Divine

  2. This was so beautiful, gentle but not precious. I was one with you there, and apparently still am .

    Mosk :)

  3. I love your view of the world, and of spirit.

    Thank you Laura, for these pictures and your words.

  4. Ahh... these are indeed, Divine. Thank you for the birds-eye view of this beauty. xxoo

  5. i wanna touch them as the way that longing and their beauty made your mind wander...often things from outside move us deep in our this laura

  6. nice...i love to touch these as soft...these are the things that we saw on the high line in NYC...stroking their fur...

  7. I haven't seen these since my chidhood. Lovely to find them here, along with your inspired reflection.

  8. Love the acrobats and trapeze... sounds like great meditation was going on here... and I know the anxiety.

  9. More beautiful thoughts than I've ever heard expressed about catkins and the life within.

  10. Always a wonderful blend of poetry and pictures from you, and this offering no different, appealing to all senses.

  11. So tender-sweet, the catkins... Creativity in nature is just the same as with us humans... their inner radiance shines from the inside out. :o) Spring is a great time for reflecting on these things. Happy Week, Laura ((HUGS))

  12. These photos are gorgeous!! and thoughts too

  13. Beautiful poem & I love your blog! Thank you :) x

  14. A great way to celebrate the holidays. Your poem so thoughtful and pensive, and I loved how you took these flowers and thought their symbolism back into the life that we humans experience.


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