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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.


Friday, November 22, 2013

Hakarat Hatov: Recognizing the Good #19

Canoes weathered to colorful perfection on a day that was otherwise quite gray, much like this rainy, sleep-in November morning.

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. beautiful photo, i love the colours and textures on these old boats

  2. What a wonderful splash of color to find in gray November. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Beautiful pic with lovely colours and textures on these old boats!

  4. Those colours are amazing. A fine photo, Laura.

  5. Nothing quite like an unexpected pop of color in the midst of drab November. Perfect words and photo, Laura. Wishing you a blessed and beautiful weekend.

  6. Wonderful photo! It's important to find any colour we can on a grey, November day...

  7. I love the beautiful. The palette of November here is so gray and brown. Any infusion of color is a welcome sight!

  8. What a great photograph Laura.


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