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.


Monday, November 18, 2013

Hakarat Hatov: Recognizing the Good #15

one small seed released
carried on a moment's breeze
patiently i watched

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For the remainder of the month of November, I will post a photo (or perhaps a few) each day that I DO have internet access, of something that invited me to pause and lifted up gratitude, joy, perhaps a quiver of awe in my heart the moment I stopped to be present and really see. By reviewing the image/images to share with you, the experience is engraved deeper in my consciousness, strengthening a reserve of gratitude and goodness to savor and draw upon when gloomy weather outside echoes inside, or vice versa. For me this is a devotional photographic journey for developing the soul quality of Hakarat Hatov…recognizing the good, a Jewish spiritual practice for cultivating gratitude. 

I look forward to receiving your written patches of thanks for this year's:

5th Annual 
(Instructions for how to participate at the top of this blog.)
There is no actual quilting involved and EVERYONE is invited. 

If you are looking for the I Heart Macro Week 27 link, it is open here, and will remain open until Wednesday evening… don't worry, you haven't missed it!

Please forgive me for not visiting your blogs right away, I have a lot of work to do this week, but will visit you soon.


  1. Lovely macro shots!
    Thanks for sharing Laura.

    Have a great week.

  2. Interesting!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

  3. This is a totally awesome shot. To have the patience to wait for a photo op like this is amazing. I loved seeing it and it's now burned into my memory of wonderful things seen.

  4. Love the zen like quality to your photography ~ beautiful! ~ carol, xxx

  5. Nice catch of the seed release! Beautiful photo in your header.

  6. Wow - this is gorgeous!

  7. Lovely image, Laura! The colors are just beautiful. Have a happy week!

  8. Beautiful macro pictures, Laura!

  9. Makes me think about the power behind small things. We sometimes overlook the power of small :)

  10. i agree with lori...we tend to overlook the power of small...and it needs often patience to see these little seeds bloom and develop - and we live in such an impatient time...ugh

  11. reminds me of the parable of the mustard something so very small can grow to produce greatness

  12. Beautiful photo. The lighting is so pretty.


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