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.

I have been so blessed to have Alicia Brown as one of my physical therapists. Her compassion, deep listening, knowledge and skills are aiding my body to heal. Three weeks ago her family’s life turned upside down when her husband Chris was diagnosed with leukemia. They found out yesterday that he will need a bone marrow transplant later this summer and will be out of work for a very long time after that. This loving family of four (they have two sweet little girls) could really use our financial support at this time. When I asked Alicia if I could add a link to their Go Fund Me page on my blog, being a person of humility, she replied, “No, you don’t need to do that.” I responded, “I don’t need to, but I want to. There are few things I can do in the world to assist others, because of my own illness. Please let me do this small thing and ask others to join in, give us a chance to do something good. This is why we are here on earth, to help one another.” She cried in appreciation and agreed to allow me to share their story and post this. That said, I hope like me you will open your hearts and pockets, click the link below, read more about her family and offer a donation.

Chris And Alicia Brown's Fund


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Thursday, January 23, 2014

clouds part

clouds part as sun sets
blush through tangled branches rush
toward indigo night

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  1. soon they will drip down...........

  2. Chmury na niebie też pięknie wyglądają, byle tylko na zbyt długo nie zasłaniały słońca. Pozdrawiam.
    Clouds in the sky can look beautiful, if only for too long obscured the sun. Yours.

  3. Lovely collection of sky shots, Laura! Wishing you a happy weekend!

  4. Beautiful and so colorful ~ Wonderful sky shot for SWF ~

    carol, xxx

  5. What beautiful and dramatic shots!

  6. Hauntingly beautiful captures Laura!

  7. Wonderful series of sky shots, Laura,

  8. That is just lovely! And dreamy too.

  9. I am mesmerized by your indigo haiku... And it is almost like looking into a lake... Each of your sky pictures transport me... Into that deep beyond through the portal of your words.... Xo

  10. ~~blush through tangled branches rush~~

    ooowwwww !!
    i wish i had written THAT !!

  11. The deep blue sky enhances the pictures.
    Great series!

  12. Great haiku for the excellent pics.

  13. I love the blue hour!!! thanks for sharing yours!

  14. Beautiful Laura, I particularly liked the last two.

  15. Night's rush is usually MUCH too fast! ;)

  16. What beautiful images, that last taste of indigo is always my favourite as twilight fades to black.


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