Shine the Divine:

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 29, 2013

I Heart Macro Week 7







viewed through the heart’s eyes
the ordinary becomes
extraordinary



Welcome to our seventh week of I Heart Macro

"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

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


Shine the Divine


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.

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. Visit each other... S  p  r  e  a  d  the  LOVE. Thanks:-)


39 comments:

  1. Lovely post..you do find things that make me smile and breathe.... hugs..Michelle

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  2. Those are beautiful macros! These photos are indeed extraordinary :)
    Wishing you a very happy Sunday!
    Denise
    Today’s Flowers
    An English Girl Rambles

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  3. Heisann! Wonderful close up of the little sweet "sukkertopp".
    Have a nice Sunday ;:OD)

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  4. What a beautiful series of purple clover, and I love your poem!

    Jorunn Norway

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  5. I love your close-up work.
    Wow.
    The beauty is amazing.

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  6. Gorgeous macro shots ~ Divine photos of nature's gems .

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  7. Clover is so beautiful....and bees love it!

    Have a lovely week,
    Ruby

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  8. I love the detail in your red clover shots. So beautiful!

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  9. Those flowers are gorgeous clover, excellent approach and exquisite colors! Wonderful photos!

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  10. the beauty of the ordinary and oft overlooked, stunning macros!

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  11. I love your macro view. And the ordinary is indeed extraordinary, sacred - if we allow it.

    Hope you're enjoying the busy - ness of your summer.

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  12. Wonderful macro shots of the clower!

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  13. Thank you so much for popping by my blog as I have now found you! I'm looking forward to seeing more of your amazing macros. Take care. Chel x

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  14. very beautiful macro shots, indeed extraordinary!

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  15. All of your clover views are absolutely gorgeous but my favorite is the last one.
    Sorry I'm running late but this weekend has gone by way too fast.

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  16. Such spectacular shots of the 'ordinary' clover!

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  17. Stunning photos of the clover and the last one is my favourite with all the detail right down to the tiny water droplets.
    Judith

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  18. Nice details, especially your last shot. You've done a great job capturing the beauty of this flower.

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  19. Beautiful flower, not seen it before.

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  20. Clover is so beautiful! Thanks for hosting this blog, Laura. I love seeing things close up.

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  21. Stunning shots. I kept scrolling up and down to find my faves. Ahhh they are all faves!

    Hazel

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  22. hi laura these are fantastic shots!
    very nicely done:)

    have a great week ahead~

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  23. Hi! Very beautiful captures. Your macro shots are stunning cool.
    Wishing you a wonderful week ahead.

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  24. Simply STUNNING! You've really gotten to the heart of this sweet flower, Laura! :o) Happy Day ((HUGS)) P.S. I will soon be closing my PranaLight blog, but I'm creating a new online place to be... more soon!

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  25. Laura, such beautiful images. The beauty of looking through the heart...lovely.

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  26. Such an apt illustration of your quote. I never realized the beauty in small ordinary things until I began taking photos. Now it's a daily preoccupation. I love how you've arranged these shots, going more and more deeper into the image.

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  27. Stunning and so gorgeous!! So much beauty here!!

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  28. OMG....I like your macro photos....But i not enough time for macros at the Moment...


    The day must have more hours... :(

    Greetings from Germany

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  29. Beautiful flowers and plants.

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  30. Indeed it does become extraordinary ~ Love the words and macro shots ~

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  31. Love all the macro views...my camera is not shooting macro too well lately so I will soak it all up here.

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  32. a beautiful serie ... but the last makes it all !

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  33. ah trying to see with those hearts eyes...love your macro shots too...what a beautiful flower...

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  34. I'm living in a whirligig ... summertime always leaves me little time but I will try and notice something small, something otherwise unnoticed and come back next week with the ordinary made extraordinary :)

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