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 20, 2013

Hakarat Hatov: Recognizing the Good #17

You will search for me and you will find me,
When you seek me with your whole heart.

(Jeremiah 29:13) Translation Rabbi Yael Levy

Learn more from Rabbi Yael here

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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. 

Don't forget to share the love up close with I Heart Macro, the linky opens @ 7pm EST Saturday evening.

Shine the Divine


  1. Great photos from a great person!
    Have a nice day , Laura. I 'm glad I found you!:)

  2. Wow, beautiful photos!
    Laura, thank you so much for visiting my blog and for your nice comment and for following! I´m following you, too.
    Have a wonderful day!

  3. Gorgeous images, Laura! I love the title of your blog :)

  4. You put your whole heart into your life, Laura. Enjoy what's going on in the moment. The blogging world will be here ~

  5. These are amazing Laura!

    Love the words of Jeremiah



  6. Love all the wonderful macro shots ~ Wow ~ such beauty and textures ~ carol, xxx

  7. Your invite to participate means so much! Life is RUSHING! and should I miss departure time, you take my gratitude and best wishes! ♥


  8. Interesting shots...I really like that first even if it does look like a mess of fishing line!

  9. That lichen was a wonderful find♪ Have a wonder filled week♫

  10. You have a way with great pics that are just adorable Laura! Thanks for sharing!


  11. Thanks you for visiting and leaving a comment. Your post is very nice and inspiring.

  12. I really like coming here and quietly reading your posts. I enjoy the header words also. I like the quotes you put in. This is a great gentle soft place to fall into and rest with wonderful photos too. I find your site to be very uplifting and helpful to me at this time I am needing it. I hope you are not too busy and will always keep posting. cheers.

  13. I love seeing the beauty in detailed

  14. such pretty pictures! blessings.


  15. Laura, your photo in my sidebar caught my attention immediately. Stunning!

  16. It's really gorgeous, Laura!
    Warm greetings from Holland,

  17. Love the images which go so hand in hand with the quote.

  18. Oh I love these elusive images! So beautiful! thanks for visiting me earlier!

  19. I'll try one more time - it looks like my comments are not coming through! I love these elusive images. They are beautiful! And thanks for visiting me!

  20. Oh Laura - the lichen heart touched MY heart. Thank you for the reminder that to find ... we must first seek. I sometimes get so overwhelmed with life that I forget to seek. Or sometimes to even look. Again, thank you!

    My daughter has been suffering from horrible muscle spasms and other symptoms for the past year. Just last week the neurologist ruled out MS, peripheral neuropathy disease, and a few other big long words. This is good and bad. Good because there is some relief in knowing what it's NOT, but bad because they can't treat what they don't know. Sigh. I think it's time to go do some of that seeking!

  21. Thank you for coming by to share on Rurality Blog Hop #41!


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