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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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Saturday, June 1, 2013

I Heart Macro 3



memories briefly held
dew drops on forget-me-nots
evaporating




"Pure awareness transcends thinking... It allows you to look at the world once again with open eyes. And when you do so, a sense of wonder and quiet contentment begins to reappear in your life."~Mark Williams and Danny Pennman, from Mindfulness An Eight-Week Plan For Finding Peace In A Frantic World


Enjoy slowing down with your camera, paying full attention, observing beauty and curiosities many people pass right by. Your generosity of spirit and keen eyes may open the door to miniscule miracles and mirth others would not have access to otherwise. Feel free to include poetry, prose and thoughts your macro photo or series inspire(s) in you. Writing is completely optional for participation. Straight out of the camera (SOC), edited, color, black and white; anything goes as long as you bring the viewer near to whatever it is that attracted your heart and woke up delight.

It is time for YOU to share the love up-close with your 
I Heart Macro offerings!


Shine the Divine



Please link back to my blog either using the button provided or by linking the words "I Heart Macro" back to my blog with this link: shinethedivinecreativityisaspiritualpractice.com. By sharing the link, visitors to your blog will learn about this meme and have a chance to participate as well if they so choose. S  p  r  e  a  d  the  LOVE. Thanks:-)

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54 comments:

  1. Hello Laura
    Thank you for hosting.
    I like the colour variations and water droplets you captured in the first photo of the forget-me-nots.
    Judith

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  2. Hi,Laura. Thank you very much for your information. I could not find your meme last time.
    Beautiful Forget-not-me flower photos. Thank you for hosting.
    Wishing you a wonderful Sunday.

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  3. Joined in to share the love with fellow bloggers. Thank you:)

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  4. FMN's are one of my favourite flowers. Lovely macros Laura!

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  5. That is one amazing picture. the last picture looks dramatic as you able to capture that single flower blooming out of the buds. gorgeous

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  6. wow Laura the first photo is amazing

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  7. Hi Laura, great meme. I shall link up in a little while. Love the flowers and thanks for linking with Today's Flowers :)

    Denise
    Today’s Flowers
    An English Girl Rambles

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  8. Beautiful flower shots, both in color and b&w!

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  9. das 3. Bild des Vergissmeinich's hat mir besonderes gefallen

    LG vom katerchen der einen schönen Sonntag wünscht

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  10. OK, I took up your offer Laura. Love the last shot of the little forget-me-not nestled protectively in it's hairy leaves.

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  11. Beautiful pictures, and words to go with...
    Thank you for hosting this wonderful meme.

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  12. Wonderful pics - have a great day, Inge

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  13. Hi Laura, such pretty macros, those blues are divine! Thank you for hosting, hope you're having a great weekend :)

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  14. Laura, these are wonderful little macros, beautifully captured :)

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  15. I am enjoying this macro link party. Your forget me nots are lovely.

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  16. Macro photography forces me to slow down and be more observant, something I need to apply to other aspects of my life.

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  17. memories as moments held briefly evaporating...i like...and ocassionally they become rain and return when we need a drink...smiles.

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  18. Laura, I love the macro and the haiku. I like the meme though i don't take such nice photos, it's making me focus on getting up close to beauty and appreciating the details.

    (I listened to your web cast. Thank you for all the credit you gave me. I enjoyed the meditation.)

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  19. Your flowers are a feast for the eyes, and the soul! :)

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  20. Beautiful pics and haiku as always.

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  21. So very true...memories are held for a while and then oftentimes evaporate like the dew. Beautiful photos once again.

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  22. Inquiring minds want to know, and this explains it all...

    http://mjjoachim.blogspot.com/2013/06/einstein-moment.html

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  23. The mindfulness quote is perfect (in itself) and perfect for the purpose of this meme!

    Your forget-me-nots are beautiful...I can almost feel the water drops! Thank you so much for hosting! I am trying to learn more about macro photography and am so happy to find this place to practice and learn from the experts.

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  24. Some pictures with exquisite colors, beautiful flowers, pure delicacy!

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  25. I really like "Forget Me Not"!

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  26. I do love macro photography...I'll have to find something to post!

    Thanks for coming by!

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  27. Very beautiful, Laura. A feast for the eyes.

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  28. Beautiful images! My favourite is the first one - I love that rich blue colour of the flowers.

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  29. Beautiful macros! I'm sorry, but I do not know to take pictures macro :-(

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  30. ...very beautiful.... thanks for sharing!!! smiles...

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  31. Wonderful Macro Flowers and gorgeous photos !
    Best regards, Synnöve

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  32. Beautiful photographs. And the words did add up the beauty

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  33. Beautiful photos. Hope to join next week. Sorry for the late visit. Hope you'd find time to visit my Duranta Repens.

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  34. Thanks for hosting this meme, Laura. It's on my list!

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  35. "whatever it is that attracted your heart and woke up delight" - I love that sentiment!
    Beautiful shot!


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  36. dew drops... yes - so worth slowing down and observing. I will have to see what I have for Macro photos... :)

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  37. so much beauty here! i am humbled to find you all at postcards from paradise, micro or macro!

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  38. That is beautiful ~ Thank you for your pictures and words ~

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  39. Your haiku and images are beautiful.

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  40. I'm so glad you've taken over the Macro Monday!!! And thanks for visiting me at MammothLakesDP.blogspot.com

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  41. You have one that others are struggling to perfect. Great pics from you all the time! Nicely Laura!

    Hank

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  42. stunning shot of Forget-Me-Nots! I love the play between water and light.

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  43. Beautiful images and the poem on the first one is lovely! I may visit with my own macro shots on occasion. :)

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  44. Love your little "Vergißmeinnicht" :) Thanks for this wunderful meme!

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  45. What a beautiful capture in words and pictures.

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  46. I love your blue flowers! They are gorgeous!!!

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