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, September 14, 2013

I Heart Macro Week 18



Eighteen petals unfold on this eighteenth week. Eighteen, chai in Hebrew means life. I am mindfully aware that some will be inscribed in the book of life as this year moves forward, and some will not. Eighteen petals unfold a prayer: compassion.



Welcome to our Eighteenth 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 drew your heart's attention and "woke you up" to full presence.

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. 

I will be offline through Monday evening, due to Yom Kippur and travel, I scheduled this in advance. I look forward to visiting you later in the week. In the mean time:


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

26 comments:

  1. Beautiful flowers--I love that purple/blue color. Interesting about the number 18. Thank you for hosting! :)

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  2. These looks like my New England asters...lovely.. Michelle

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  3. Beautiful...love the blue. Thanks for sharing about the number 18

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  4. ...may this new week unfold eighteen petals of bliss! ~ blessed be! ~ dear kindred sister!...(O:

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  5. wonderful small, colorful + precious moments, especially on this grey and drizzly sunday. thanks for inviting me to join!

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  6. Twinkle,twinkle little stars!

    Thank you Laura......enjoy your day,
    Ruby

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  7. Absolutely beautiful colors of those macro photos ~ certainly divine ~ carol, xo

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  8. They are such a pretty shade of blue!

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  9. Great pics, I love that kind of small flowers.
    Have a good time.
    Sunny

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  10. such lovely flowers! beautiful macros!

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  11. Such lovely little blue flowers. Interesting lesson about the number eighteen.

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  12. How enchanting - these are all beautiful, and a lovely look at summer closing.

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  13. Wonderful photos of the changing time in the nature. Fantastic blue blossom. Best regards, Synnöve

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  14. LOVE the slow-mode, Laura... These are happy images. I've been exploring more with photography. Using Exploring... LOVE as a key--for really capturing/discovering the extraordinary in the ordinary; finding the heart & soul, the intimacy within subject matters. It's good for slowing down. :o) Happy Days ((HUGS)) P.S. I’m needing to take an extended digital sabbatical due to health reasons. But I hope to be around when I can.

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  15. Looks like lots of flowers this week. Your blue flower is very pretty, I like the detail of the tiny disc flowers. It is special adding the spiritual aspects too.

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  16. Gorgeous gorgeous macros, Laura. Taking the time to stop and really look at something is truly enlightening.

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  17. The flowers are very beautiful and makes a great macro subject.

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  18. These are truly....can I say it?.........divine!!!

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  19. how wonderful that you are doing this.
    your flowers are so beautiful.
    I will have to join you some time....

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  20. The flowers capture the philosophy perfectly Laura.

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  21. Lovely flowers and images, Laura! I always enjoy your post. Have a happy day!

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  22. Very pretty, Laura. I like that you spoke about chai - 18. My Hebrew name is Chaya.

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