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.

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Saturday, November 9, 2013

I Heart Macro Week 26 (Hakarat Hatov #7)


For the the month of November, I have been posting a photo (or perhaps a few) each day 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. 


Everyone is invited to the
5th Annual 
Mega Mobius GratitudeQuilt

We are up to 75 entries so far.  Last year over 200 people joined from all around the world, I hope you will add your words of gratitude again this year if you have in the past and for the first time if you haven't before. Instructions for how to participate can be found at the top of my blog.

Sorry if I am slow getting around to visit this week. We have been experiencing internet issues again, as in NO CONNECTION… but my hero husband has fixed it. Lets hope it stays on now.



Welcome to our Twenty Sixth Week of
I Heart Macro

"Pure awareness transcends thinking... It allows you to look at the world once again with open eyes. And when you do so, a sense of wonder and quiet contentment begins to reappear in your life."~Mark Williams and Danny Pennman, from Mindfulness An Eight-Week Plan For Finding Peace In A Frantic World

It is time for YOU to share the love up-close with YOUR

I Heart Macro offerings!


Shine the Divine

Enjoy slowing down with your camera, paying full attention, observing beauty and curiosities many people pass right by. Your generosity of spirit and keen eyes may open the door to miniscule miracles and mirth others would not have access to otherwise. Feel free to include poetry, prose and thoughts your macro photo or series inspire(s) in you. Writing is completely optional for participation. Straight out of the camera (SOC), edited, color, black and white; anything goes as long as you bring the viewer near to whatever it is that drew your heart's attention and "woke you up" to full presence.

Please link back to my blog either using the button provided or by linking the words "I Heart Macro" back to my blog with this link: shinethedivinecreativityisaspiritualpractice.com. By sharing the link, visitors to your blog will learn about this meme and have a chance to participate as well if they so choose. 

Visit each other...
S  p  r  e  a  d  the  LOVE. Thanks :-)

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41 comments:

  1. Beautiful post and love the heart photo ~ reminds me of the yin and yang of life ~ Happy Weekend to you , xxxx

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  2. Such a wonderful little heart, I love it!
    <3

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  3. The little ice laced heart is so beautiful. This is why I enjoy macro so much, we have to get up close and personal and really see the detail.

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  4. So joyful to see your frosted heart, what a wonderful gift!

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  5. Love your little frosty green heart!

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  6. Lovely shot, Laura! Thank you for hosting.

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  7. Great pictures you show of small heart leaves. Wish you a good Sunday Laura :) Hanne Bente

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  8. Thanks Laura for hosting. You have choosen a wonderful pic. Lovely! Have a good sunday.

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  9. such a cute little frozen heart !

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  10. How wonderful! The frosty leaf looks like a heart.

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  11. ooops ! I am sorry but I have just realized that I put the wrong link, I will try the good one but then I will have TWO publications this week !

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  12. I absolutely love the "frosted" heart-shaped leaf! Happy Sunday, Laura! :)

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  13. Your heart is so beautiful dear Laura. It could not be more fitting for your project.
    Many greetings Sabine

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  14. Heisann!

    I like to wish you a nice week, and what a lovely motif you have posted this weekend ;:OD)

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  15. Wow, the frost on that heart-shaped leaf is just a gorgeous image. It begs to tell a story...

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  16. Fabulous find Laura, and as always beautifully photographed.
    Thank you.

    Happy Sunday!
    Ruby

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  17. What a perfect heart and such a fabulous find! Have a super great week!

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  18. Wow, that is an amazing shot, a heart shaped leaf encrusted in 'jewels.' Thank you for coming by sharing your creative photography on the Weekly Top Shot, #108!

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  19. Beautifully! The frozen heart. Wish you a great new week! Regards Marit

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  20. such beautiful macro of the leaf, very exquisite!

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  21. What a lovely find, a beautiful heart leaf. Have a happy week ahead!

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  22. Thank you for your visit and invitation to participate in your quilt. I will give it serious thought! My best wishes!!! Cathy

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  23. Absolutely LOVE your little frosty heart! I will be sending you my gratitude offering soon :-)

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  24. So very lovely!
    Reminds me of a fine piece of jewelry - a heart shape edged with diamond chips. :)

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  25. Wonderful frozen heart, but full of hope!

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  26. Beautiful photo of this heart leaf! Nicely done!

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  27. I Love your little frosty green heart!
    Monday greetings from Holland , RW & SK

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  28. The frosty leaf looks so much like Nature's Christmas decoration. Enchanting.

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  29. What beautiful photography, and what a beautiful idea! I will try to participate in your gratitude quilt :)

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  30. So cute ... and very a beautiful capture!

    Love Irene

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  31. That is an amazing photo! Very beautiful!

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  32. WOW! A perfect heart shape! Beautiful capture…

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  33. That heart-shaped leaf is delightful.

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  34. What a terrific shot! I love everything about it!

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  35. I do not know how you do it, what a gift! Wonderful image.

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  36. Dear Laura,
    how wonderful and fragile this little, frosted, green, heart leaf is!!!
    This picture is touching my soul so much!
    I will write you my words of gratitude next weekend...
    Have a beautiful and good week,
    Katrin

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