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.
If you haven’t seen it yet you can view the 2013 Gratitude Quilt and a three-minute video, my contribution to the project here. Feeling the strong pull of quietude, I am entering blog silence, posting photos now and again for the rest of the month. I Heart Macro will continue.
I know it is only Tuesday and I'm posting early for some memes. I
won't see my doctor until Thursday. Waiting is hard. Patience is feeling thin. AND I'm so grateful to have
blue skies out my window today. I was able to walk in the back yard for a
few minutes this morning to take the leaf photos before returning to bed.
Connecting with nature is essential for my emotional wellbeing. My sweet
husband has taken me for a couple of car rides so I could shoot photos over the past
two weekends. He knows how much it helps to not be caged in the bedroom every
day. He's so busy even on the weekends. I greatly appreciate his kindness. It
is the little things that make a big difference. Thank you to everyone who has sent emails and left thoughtful comments on my blog. My friend Rabbi Nancy Flam reminded me of two important words in Lech Lecha, this week's Torah portion “vehiyey brachah," "be a
blessing.” And while she meant it in a general way of course, she also intended for me to turn it toward myself. Holy distractions, seeing the beauty of the world in the midst of inner and physical turmoil, is the best way I know to quiet the questions and rest in the comfort of here and now. Thank you Nancy. As Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel taught:
Just to be is a blessing.
So it isn't even a choice, we ARE. Noticing, that's the choice.
Don't forget to share the love up close with I Heart Macro, the linky opens @ 8pm EST Saturday evening. I may not have the energy to visit everyone, but I know you will visit one another.
PS. I'm not experiencing any pain. My symptoms are primarily related to my ability to speak, and move in a coordinated fashion, as well as deep, deep fatigue.