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.


Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Hakarat Hatov #22

touching breath lightly
rain a steady companion
a new day begins

loam enriched by tears
sorrows sink low we rise sing
grateful for this life

breath comes unbidden
letting go is not a choice
its just what happens

Please visit the 2013 Gratitude Quilt 

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  1. "letting go is not a choice, it just happens..." Wow!!! Wishing you a wonderful day and looking forward to the quilt!!

  2. Stunning, Laura, especially "it's just what happens". The photos are incredibly beautiful, as always, but with an extra bit of November color that is really gorgeous.

  3. Oh my but these images are gorgeous, Laura. So much depth and colour in the first two and mystery in the third.

  4. I didn't enter your quilt (I don't really enjoy gratitude posts - childhood bad memories of forceful thanking), but I'll say that I'm happy we don't have to do Thanksgiving and Chanukah together next year.

    The trees on top are mystical and magical.

  5. I love this, it is very ethereal!

  6. letting go seems to be a theme in my life right now. i look to the bright leaves of autumn and ask them to teach me the beauty of their grace.
    i feel you too wrestle with this poignant dance, sometimes we stumble into ecstasy, other times we dance.

  7. nice haiku and photos; visited your quilt, have a nice Friday

    much love...

  8. The gratitude quilt is wonderful. I took time yesterday to stop by and read many of the entries. Thank you dear one for giving this lovely gift to us.

  9. Beautiful! Your page always calms my heart. Thank you for that. The quilt is beautiful!

  10. Beautiful photos ~ so creative and your lovely haiku ~ thanks, carol, xxx

  11. Beautiful Laura. I read and I'm there.

  12. Great photos and words. I oo especially love the "letting go is not a choice". And those boots! ;)

  13. Lovely haikus, the first is my favorite - and I just love your photos of the misty woods in the early morning! I almost feel like I'm there, and it brought back wonderful memories of hiking in the dense woods on Whidbey Island last summer. So peaceful!

  14. Beautiful photos. I love the mention of rain as a companion. That's the pluviophile in me speaking.


  15. lovely nature and words.

    you remain in my thoughts and prayers. ((hugs))


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