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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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Thursday, April 4, 2013

In a Day















 All this in a moment
~all this in a day.

Each inhalation unbidden arrives enlivening us.
Perhaps we exhale a song a sigh a word a laugh a cry
and breath
~continues to come to flow with the fullness of this life
this gift this moment and the next unfolding.

Everything we feel see hear taste smell touch think we know
and that which is beyond comprehension mysteriously unravels
invisible knots. And the not’s (without the "k" the shoulds and shouldn’ts
the coulds the couldn’ts the woulds the wouldn’ts fall away 'til blessing
~only blessing exists.

The expansive selfless Self bigger than hopes or dreams or the tiny boxes we’ve believed far too long contained us and others open wide to the whole holy Is-ness. The wisdom of love floods each biological cell as the prison walls shatter because all that matters ~all that matters is being here now; breathed by breath rising from empty potential.

All this in a moment
~all this in a day.




96 comments:

  1. Oh those tiny boxes.. we carry them around. Hoping to hold onto or capture the isness. SO fearful that we might loose it. Once again lovely images, lovely words.xo

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  2. it is exciting isn't it? everything on the verge of emerging... xx

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  3. Gorgeous macros! love your bw treatment... but they're all SO pretty. Very exciting that temps are rising (in DC), getting out and taking in all this beauty :)

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  4. Ah, Laura--what lovely words...what beautiful pictures. They fill my eyes to the brim. ((hugs))

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  5. I am praying for your pup. ((hugs)) So sorry to hear she's been ill. I pray she will be better very soon. Lots of love and warmth coming your way.

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  6. So much can happen in a moment when we're not paying attention. I'm glad you were!

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  7. what divine images! the color of your sky is the direct opposite of the one I entered today.

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  8. All of nature is emerging
    in the woods and garden
    surrounding this cottage.
    A reminder that nothing remains the same.
    Your words and images
    always so very special...

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  9. Beautiful macro photography Laura.

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  10. I just love that bare tree against the blue sky!

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  11. Hi Laura, love those buds as always! :)

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  12. What a lovely series of shots. That first one is stunning!

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  13. Beautiful series. I like the 9th one best - the colour and atmosphere are lovely.

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  14. lovely signs of spring :) I wish we had some of those, instead of snow!

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  15. I love the winter architecture of deciduous trees and the vast numbers of shades of green in the spring.

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  16. this is wonderful, with the change of light and mood from image to image. thanks for sharing!

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  17. It looks as if spring arrives in your part of the world ! How wonderful ! In Belgium not even the weeds are growing yet !

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  18. Beautiful. I am happy to know that Ellie is doing well. She is being so lovingly cared for. Bless you. I love hearing about well-loved dogs.

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  19. Thanks for sharing all beauties.
    Happy weekend too.

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  20. Spring is just around the corner ; fabulous pictures !

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  21. What a lovely collection and I live your header picture so much!

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  22. Such beautiful words to compliment the beautiful photos. Life renewing...

    Shabbat Shalom!

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  23. Such beautiful buds! Spring is on the way - new life and new hope.

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  24. Yes, the spring is near.
    Wonderful-
    Best whishes
    Mormor

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  25. Absolutely beautiful and perfect for early spring.

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  26. All these buds hold so much promise! Thanks for visiting my blog Laura, and have a wonderful weekend!

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  27. Such a quietly beautiful photo journal of approaching spring. I fully understand your priority for caring for a faithful pet. About this time last year I was helping my Good Old Dog ease through his last days. Best wishes to yours.

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  28. Wonderful light and color macros in these beautiful photos!

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  29. Spring is just so much fun for the camera, huh!? Love these, Laura. Beautiful tones and bokeh.

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  30. you are a wonderful tribute to Life, to honoring the thus-ness of being here, witnessing. Love.

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  31. Great shots! Must have been a wonderful day.
    Spring is coming, I'd say. :-)

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  32. One of my life's great pleasures is seeing the new life spring up each year at this time. You've captured it well. Enjoy your weekend.

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  33. Stunning shots, Laura - can almost feel the warmth of spring emanating from them! Erika x

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  34. Your leaf buds appear to be a bit further along than ours, and that first one looks like it's got BIG PLANS! :-)

    Fun signs of spring, and very lovely skies! I'm guessing it's a sunset. So pretty!

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  35. Beautiful sky! Thanks for the nice comment on Rantenhagen and good weekend to you!

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  36. Wonderful shots, great variety.

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  37. Gorgeous macros! What lovely words. Thanks for sharing, Laura.

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  38. Great serie, and all in a day!!
    Have a nice weekend.

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  39. Wonderful photo`s ! Have a nice weekwnd you too !!!

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  40. Great black and white shots, Laura!
    Have a nice weekend:)

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  41. I love the colors in the last two photos, so pretty! Living in the now, yes! Hope your dog feels better :)

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  42. The bugs are exciting, I can't wait for them to burst.

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  43. A wonderful day with buds of life.

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  44. I love all the sweet, hopeful buds

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  45. budding...emerging....BEcoming spring!!

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  46. Beautiful text and pictures! Great to see things growing:-)

    Hope you have a happy week!

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  47. Love that first shot with the sun flare behind the emerging bud!!! Well done!

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  48. beautiful new buds and GORGEOUS skies with the trees reaching up to write on them. :)

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  49. Spring is springing! I saw some signs myself today and it felt like a joyous miracle!

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  50. Yes! Beautiful! I find often once I get started my camera gets full of all manner of shots like these. Each season has a new accent, color, focus.

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  51. Seeing the swelling of buds is always thrilling. Nature's promise is fulfilled again.

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  52. Beautiful Spring and wonderful sky view!

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  53. Beautiful images ... loved it !!!

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  54. What a great and touching post! I love the poetry in your images. slowly, but it comes - Spring again!!!

    hugs from
    isabella

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  55. You have shown what it is like when spring is just about to burst into color. How is your dog doing? Perhaps next week an update?

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  56. I love the rhythm of your poem.

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  57. Lovely snaps... ! :)
    I loved your poetry as much as your snaps :D

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  58. Beautiful pictures :)
    Thank you for visiting my blog, i hope spring will surprise me soon ;)

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  59. Beautiful, both words and images...I'm so sorry about your Ellie and her challenges. We are also dealing with our sweet, elderly corgi and her failing health, so I deeply relate to all you're facing.

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  60. This is a most inspiring piece of prose poetry. Thank you for sharing your unique vision with us and your gorgeous images always add an extra dimension to your posts.

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  61. Ah,to unravel bit by bit, bud by bud, moment by moment.

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  62. Lovely captures and poem ... I'm still waiting for the snow to disappear. I will pray for higher temperatures :)

    Wish you a nice & creative week

    Irene

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  63. I long for the first buds on trees. We are still waiting for spring in Europe. It's be unusually late this year.

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  64. Very nice shots. The buds are like a promise of good things to come. - Margy

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  65. Lovely inspirational words.

    There's so much potential this time of year. Spring is about to leaf out and bloom.

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  66. Lovely work, Laura. Thanks for sharing.

    Happy Blue Monday!

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  67. Focus on the breath. YES! Key! Hope you're well.

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  68. Laura, your macros are stunning. How is Ellie doing?

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  69. Wonderful! The photography and words are both beautiful.

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  70. Yes... to cherish and appreciate each moment is a gift.

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  71. Such a beautiful post. Thank you for the beautiful narrative and breathtaking pictures.
    Thank you for following, I am a new follower.
    Blessings, Ginger

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  72. Really beautiful depth of field work.
    Have a lovely day!

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  75. What a lovely amount of comments you received on this great post....
    Happiest Blue Monday

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  76. Yay for buds and the first happy signs of spring

    Mollyxxx

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  77. Beautiful post and photos! Have a wonderful week :)

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  78. Happy Blue Monday! Lovely and crisp :)
    Autumn greetings from Australia♥ ~Pernilla

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