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 28, 2013

I Heart Macro Week 20



grace filled Mystery
shelters everything with love
rising deepening

longing - acceptance - joy - grief
o’ heart of transformation

sweet rhythm of life
beating endings beginnings
one song we all know

chant along - feel the pulsing
take my hand – we are the dance


haiku plus two transformed to tanka








Welcome to our Twentieth 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



 All photos from Ponemah Bog, 
a wonderful place to slow down with reverent presence.

Thank you everyone for your many kind words after last week's post. Your warmth is greatly appreciated, I'm ok really I am. And so are all of you. This is just life, energy in motion, e-motion. Now...


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. 

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

I thought this week and next we could do a little experiment and see if by leaving the linky open longer, from Saturday evening through Wednesday evening, more friends will participate, so that we can spread the love even wider!

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74 comments:

  1. Laura, your macros are so beautiful I am almost embarrassed to post my leaves.

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  2. A vibrant heart illuminated by sunshine! So beautiful!

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  3. Thank you so much, Laura to let me know :) I will try to remember next time too :)

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  4. These macros are so beautiful! Amazing details captured.

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  5. I love the way you captured the leaves.

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  6. I enjoyed all your leaf shots. Like the cover photo on this blog too. I would like both a macro lens and a wider angle lens too.

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  7. Such beautiful detail in these leaves Laura, they are wonderfull. Our leaves have just started changing. Thank you for hosting.

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  8. Så fina hjärtan!! Älskar dom!
    Anna

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  9. Gorgeous colours in your autumn leaves. Happy Sunday to you!

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  10. Such gorgeous leaf shots...I love the heart shape one. Beautiful inspiring words also.

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  11. Great image series you show. Wish you a good Sunday :) Hanne Bente

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  12. Such wonderful words and pics. Many thanks for sharing with us. Have a nice week ahead and take care, Inge

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  13. Beautiful shots, Laura. Thanks for hosting!

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  14. These photos are so well done. Beautiful! Love the leaves in autumn colors and the black and white too.

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  15. Thank you for sharing your beautiful photos Laura.These spider webs do make connections everywhere!

    Have a lovely week,
    Ruby

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  16. Life definitely has a rhythm to it, doesn't it? Endings follow beginnings. Beginnings follow endings. It is indeed a dance we all know. Have a good week, Laura.

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  17. we are the dance...beautiful photographs as well.

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  18. nice...this is life...the beginnings and endings....its all part of the cycles of life...your pictures as ever are so beautiful...nice eye...smiles.

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  19. Stunning pictures of autumn leaves ~ Life and death, how they remind us to be mindful of each moment ~ Happy Sunday Laura ~

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  20. lovely rhythm of life and beautiful photographs giving a glimpse of your insight......

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  21. I enjoyed the tone of your poem Laura and how you evoke the cycle of life!

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  22. Beautiful leaves and poetry, Laura! :)

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  23. Wonderful compositions, excellent fall colors in these beautiful red fantastic pictures!

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  24. So so beautiful! Thanks for sharing, Laura.

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  25. Your beautiful macros capture not only the colours but the varying light tones bathing the Autumn leaves. Beautiful.
    And love the romance in your poem..."we are the dance".

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  26. such beautiful autumn leaf shots! lovely colors and details.

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  27. Such beautiful words accompanying these wonderful leafy shots.

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  28. Such beautiful leaves. Some things is far better up close :)

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  29. Wow, i love the veins against the light, really awesome!

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  30. Lots of beauties can be seen on leaves.
    Thanks for visiting, Laura, have a great week ahead.

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  31. Exquisite leaves. I love fall in the sunshine.

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  32. Oh, this is the season of renewal for me. Such wise and wonderful words, Laura, and stunning images.

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  33. Beautiful series! I love the fall colours!

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  34. Beautiful macro photos! Great details!

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  35. I love the colours and the pattern of your leaves! They are beautiful!
    Thanks so much for making it possible to share all our photos!

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  36. Hi! Nice series of leaves. Thank you for hosting.Wishing you a wonderful week ahead.

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  37. fantastic macro's, laura!
    excellently done:)
    i am loving your photography!

    have a great week ahead~

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  38. Such beauty, here! I might have to participate in the future... xoxo Silke

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  39. Beautiful pictures and sentiments. Thanks. k.

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  40. Beautiful, beautiful leaves and colors of autumn!

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  41. Your final line... we are the dance ...delights and encourages me to do, be, become. Well done!

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  42. The photo dance you post is beautiful. So are the other entries in Heart Macro. Glad you're okay.

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  43. love the leaf and the concept of being the dance itself. quite lovely and delicate...

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  44. I came back to read ... and get inspired from ... your tanka and, again, your beautiful treatment of the leaves.

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  45. gorgeous photos and moving words. lovely!

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  46. beautiful leaves, and we all are the dance!!

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  47. I love heart-shaped leaves, which seem easy to find, and yours glowing red with so much texture and color nuances is so pretty!

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  48. I am so glad the grace-filled Mystery is ever present!

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  49. your images are beautiful laura, so nice to see you today!!

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  50. lovely vibrant pics....love the grace in those first couple lines...it gives life for sure...and the sweet rhythm of life...hold onto it when you find it...smiles.

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  51. Very beautiful and inspiring!
    Greetings,
    M.

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  52. We are the dance... I really appreciate that. I hope to participate here - I like the linky staying open a bit later - if I don't get to taking macro shots this week, I will keep my eye out for them this weekend and hope to link up next week.

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  53. Such an inspiration to us all. :)

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  54. We truly are the dance--beautiful work Laura!

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  55. Ah, I comment once again for dVerse....yes, we ARE the dance! Beautiful words.

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  56. Laura, lovely images! The heart shaped leaf is beautiful. Have a great evening!

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  57. Beautiful photos..."we are the dance" lovely!

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  58. I too thought of the circle of life! Beautiful Laura :D

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  59. I pay closer attention to individual leaves because of you and your lovely photos Laura.. Hope the IV helps...the stuff really made me feel ill but some people feel great.. but as long as it helps.. hugs.. Michelle

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