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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.

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Friday, April 20, 2012

Tree of Life




who are we
offering what we have
ribbons unfurling
down the length of our spine
aren't we all
torn away
still clinging
curling into ourSelves and the
Tree of Life

offering what we choose
who we want to be
 withholding what we dare not shed
thin strips rent 
by the gravity of time 
liberated by the desire to give
cascading release and shadows cast
beneath textured layers on this
Tree of Life

who are we
offering what feels safe
simple complex beings
protecting what is dear
exfoliating cautiously
conscious though not always
radiance  is revealed with or without skin
each of us a
 Tree of Life

offering what we can
we are who
-le  holy vulnerable
afraid
firmly
rooted to beliefs
that strengthen
and weaken  the
Tree of Life

who are we
offering and relinquishing
love to all beings ourSelves too
perhaps it is not what we give freely
that is to be most treasured
but the armor sloughed
by the gravity of time 
deep wisdom grown on this
Tree of Life


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29 comments:

  1. ..."deep wisdom grown..." a process, planting, fertilizing, watering, and sunshine.

    body, soul, and spirit words.

    thank you......

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  2. Great photo. Perfect post for B&W!
    Happy Weekend in B&W!

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  3. Oh, Laura, what a lot of images you extracted from this beautiful, shredded bark.

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  4. Who are we indeed, but spirits branching from the Tree of Life. This was lovely Laura.

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  5. Very cool Shadow Shot! Have a good weekend.

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  6. Terrific shadow shot for the day, Laura! Hope you have a lovely weekend!

    Sylvia

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  7. the tree of life inspires me very much. curling into ourselves and the tree of life is my fav line here.

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  8. beautiful. lovely tree of life.

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  9. deep wisdom grown on this
    Tree of Life
    Those final words beautifully illustrate in metaphor the fascinating image of twists and curls! Lovely!

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  10. Love the symbolism here Laura, and the photo is exquisite! xox

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  11. Good idea, I have been very beautiful, delicious abstract, very good B & W. Greetings.

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  12. aren't we all
    torn away
    still clinging
    curling into ourSelves and the
    Tree of Life
    .
    wow. do you have to be so brilliant!
    i need new sunglasses. xo

    be good to you beautiful!

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  13. The tree moves about in many a direction, So should we - the idea of giving of ourselves van be as wide and tall as the tree. As much as possible from the roots to the trunk and as high as the sky. Endlessly under the sun...nice poetry!

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  14. Love the soft black and white!
    Beautiful poetry!
    The giving and taking of our 'tree of life' isn't always as simple as black and white. :)

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  15. What a joy to read and what an inspiring image!!

    My Shadow Link: RUDDY TURNSTONE

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  16. lovely! and beautiful image, Laura! hope you are feeling well! xo

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  17. This is gorgeous Laura! Thanks for your beautiful contribution to Shadow Shot Sunday 2.

    Come see the Flag in the Wood shadow. Have a blessed Sunday!

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  18. A bit of tree, a bite of shadow, a beautiful day. Thank you!

    “Shadowed Is My Way”

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  19. "...perhaps it is not what we give freely
    that is to be most treasured
    but the armor sloughed
    by the gravity of time..."
    I'd say so, Laura.
    Thoughtful poetry.
    Lovely image to accompany.

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