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.


Saturday, November 30, 2013

I Heart Macro Week 29

My I Heart Macro offering this week is a video, my first with music, it is part of the 2013 Gratitude Quilt 

If you haven't seen it yet I do hope you will click the purple link and sit and read it. The quilt is really is an amazing outpouring of thankfulness, honesty, courage and love. It could not have happened without all of YOU who participated!

Truly we are all part of this quilt for in the words you will see your own humanity reflected.

Welcome to our Twenty-Nine 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: 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. 

I will be away by the time this is posted, and then from Sunday on immersed in eight days of silence at a meditation retreat without my computer. I will pre-post next Saturday's I Heart Macro Week 30 to keep the connection going, but will be unable to visit anyone until I return home. And so I do hope and trust as a community of friends you will...

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


  1. life brings challenges! Lucky we have each other friend

    ALOHA from Honolulu
    Comfort Spiral
    =^..^= <3

  2. The video is beautiful. I read the quilt and found it very inspiring as it is obvious each piece came from the heart of the writer.
    I hope you had a wonderful weekend.

  3. Oh how I love your sugar frosted leaf! Just beautiful.

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  5. Dear Laura,
    best wishes to you
    glad to Link my Blog into, thank you

    Greetings from Germany

  6. Happy first advent and blessings from me....x !!

  7. A wonderful video. thank you for sharing ♥
    Many greetings Sabine

  8. Have a wonderful and beautiful time away, Larua.

  9. The video is LOVELY, Laura... I'm getting all teary here... Well done. :o) Happy Week ((HUGS))

  10. It sounds like you will have a wonderful time on your retreat. Enjoy!

  11. Ich wünsch Dir einen lieben Nikolaus und vorher noch einen gemütlichen Abend.
    ♥allerliebste Grüße, Wieczora (◔‿◔) | Mein Fotoblog

  12. Another lovely shot.


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