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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.

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Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Sea of Dreams




full moon lit a path that night


the sun too rose
-dawn awakening
wavering swath of pure light
across sea shimmer
 and in those lost luminous hours
while we slept
a sweet
soul
breathed his last
release


surely another was born
in the same
moment
on this side of the ocean
or that


El Rachum
Compassionate ONE
Womb Who Births All the Worlds
anew each morning
BE
the sinking soft sand
cradle
rocking
waves of sorrow
of joy
of love
always love
as the sea of living and dying and living
rolls in and out
along the shore
the edge of what we can and cannot
understand



may tender hearts
feel YOUR embrace
from the first shock of dry waking air 
 to the silent sigh
back into the sea of dreams









Skywatch Friday

studio waterstone



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I have a lot of blog visiting to catch up on as I've had sparse internet access recently. I look forward to seeing what you've been up to. Please forgive my absence and inability to reciprocate with comments on your beautiful blogs.

78 comments:

  1. I'm particularly drawn to that last B&W photo of the ocean...wow...

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  2. 'The edge of what we can and cannot understand.'
    This was all so wonderful in both pictures and, prose.

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  3. there is a rhythm to the ocean, like the rhythm to life...waves coming in, and receding like life as well...and grace takes us...and brings us...

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  4. Lovely post, Laura! Your poem is beautiful and the images are gorgeous. Thanks for sharing, hope you are having a great week!

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  5. Visiting from Poetry Pantry, glad I found this luminous poem of restful letting go...

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  6. Gorgeous shots and beautiful post.

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  7. A magical song of dreaming, stirring all the senses into an exquisite reverie!

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  8. Lovely Laura and talk about heart...I am usually liking my ocean photos in color, but there is something very appealing about the black and white that speaks to me...Hmm..I will have to think about that.. It seems that you are doing OK... hope it continues for both of us...hugs..Michelle

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  9. This was a wonderful meditation. Thanks.

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  10. i feel like a wave of beauty just washed over me in words and images. thank you for this sharing.

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  11. rolls in and out
    along the shore

    like a heartbeat :) The b&w waves with reflected light are stunning!

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  12. This is absolutely stunning, Laura. The cycle of life is a beautiful thing.

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  13. sweet!


    Wishing you a pleasant thoughts &
    Aloha from Waikiki
    Comfort Spiral
    > < } } ( ° >

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  14. Beautiful as always, Laura.. your photography and your words. Thanks for this.

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  15. Thank you so much for this gift of beauty, Laura :o) Happy Summer Days ((HUGS))

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  16. Lovely pictures and words...and dawn is my fav time of the day ~

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  17. moonlight is so beautiful as your photos show so perfectly

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  18. The photos are beautiful, as are your lovely words.

    Glad you got internet back, I miss your inspiring thoughts.

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  19. These are great shots...somehow sooting and energizing at the same time!

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  20. Beautiful words and gorgeous photos.

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  21. Oh Laura, your photos today are just the sort I love to view, I oohed and ahed over all of them. Have a lovely summer and enjoy more time in the real world.

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  22. Fiquei encantada com a beleza de suas imagens, são perfeita e bem focadas.
    Gostei tanto do seus blog e do seu trabalho que ja estou te seguindo para voltar outras vezes pra ver e ler suas postagens.
    Parabéns!
    Grande abraço aqui do Brasil!

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  23. What a lovely peaceful meditation. --a treat way to start my day.

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  24. Hello Laura,
    I was very happy that you returned my visit and this following my blog. I really liked your blog too, and you'll always be visiting and commenting on his posts. Your pictures are lovely and wonderful and your blog. I enjoyed knowing.
    I leave a big hug for you here in Brazil!

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  25. I think my favorite in this series is the black and white ocean tide. Lovely photo.

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  26. Such a beautiful post! Real soul soothing... Thank you!

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  27. Podoba mi się to co napisałaś , a zdjęcia są cudowne. Pozdrawiam.
    I like what you write and the photos are wonderful. Yours.

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  28. Love the pic with the waves rolling in.

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  29. Very beautiful and diverse set of photos! Thank you so much for stopping by my place and saying hello...how nice. Just like your post..I agree with siga...very soothing.

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  30. very thoughtful and peaceful series...love the ocean one...the photos you put in are like a meditation.

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  31. Beautiful photos and words, so spiritual :)

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  32. Dearest Laura...
    Friday Flash 55 is starting back tonight.
    If you and your beautifully talented mind is feeling creative....:-)

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  33. This is such a beautiful and touching poem!

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  34. Wow! Gorgeous photos and beautiful poetry to go with them. Thanks for sharing these.

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  35. Oh Laura - once again you've touched my heart and soul with your words and exquisite photos. So very very beautiful. So very very comforting. So very very true.

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  36. Beautifully captured sky!

    Fire in the Sky
    Have a great weekend.

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  37. So beautifully taken sky shots.

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  38. Your photos and words are stunning!

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  39. All of them are amazing shot!Have a great weekend!

    Shantana

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  40. So wonderful photos! Have a nice Friday, and great weekend!:)

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  41. Wonderful photos!
    Have a nice weekend!

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  42. Beautiful, beautiful piece, like an installation...wonderment.

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  43. Another wonderful post Laura! I think my favorite photos are the one with the tree in it, and the one after that, there is such balance and harmony in them. They perfectly complement your words that also express balance and harmony.
    Thanks for keeping us in your thoughts and prayers, as you are in mine :-)

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  44. This is a truly beautiful post - thank you.

    Anna :o]

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  45. Beautiful photos. Very good catches of nice tasty light skies at sunset, exquisite places. Greetings.

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  46. Lovely collection of pictures and poems!

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  47. A lovely serie of photos. The sky is so good both in B&W and in colours!
    Have a great weekend!

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  48. Stunning shots! Have a great weekend.

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  49. Beautiful. You've caught a very special light here, and I love the black and white sea.

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  50. All your pictures are stunning, and words fabulous..!
    Plz check mine at:http://amitaag.blogspot.in/2012/07/skywatch-over-ganges.html

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  51. Such beautiful light. I especially love the sparse tree at sunrise.

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  52. I hope you're having a wonderful summer. Your pictures seem to get richer and more full of light and meaning all the time.

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  53. Amazing shots .... the beauty is breathtaking!

    Irene :)

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  54. A great post Laura, I never tire of returning to revel in her beauty.

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  55. Laura, these photos are exquisite. Such gorgeous sundown captures.

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  56. Wonderful words and sea side images, Laura! Have a lovely week. :)

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  57. Beautiful photos.

    'The edge of what we cannot understand.'

    Most of us don't, but I get the feeling you do:)

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  58. Laura- the interconnection of our lives with that which feel like death. What for so many is a terror-you turn into sheer beauty. Grace filled words, and stunning images. You have been with me these last three weeks more than you know. xo teri

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  59. Difficult keeping up when the Internet is down!
    Good luck!
    Greetings from Cottage Country!

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  60. These photos are magnificent!!!

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  61. Saw your image on the Weekend in Black and White - fabulous! Love your blog too.

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  62. I like how you have concentrated upon line and light for your mono contribution,Laura. Worthy to go on DragonStar's Wall.

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  63. Fantastic black and white shot of the waves!

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  64. you are not showing up in my reader? i will check it out. I suppose it is possible i have overlooked your post.

    sea of dreams. indeed, the sea is forever filled with life and death, a bringer of laughter or wailing loss. the sea is mysterious, exciting, always moving. bringing gifts to the shore and taking them back, and yet, not an indian giver.

    you remain in my thoughts and prayers.

    happy summer.

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  65. Absolutely exquisite tribute and comfort shining through this time of pain and darkness. A beautiful poem and stunning photographs.

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