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, March 1, 2014

I Heart Macro Week 42





won't you sway with me
inside and outside of time
hold my hand just breathe




I watch as early morning sun transforms ice into water droplets, see the world miniaturized, reflected, reframed, perception shifts from inside to outside then a brief recognition of both at once. Dancing with the light of awareness and the shadowed mystery of forgetting, ordinary to extraordinary, back again, traveling through time and space in seconds.


Though it is actually gray this morning, and very cold, the birds are darting about joyfully singing of spring. I'm grateful for their music, heralding the message of Rosh Chodesh Adar Sheni… "Be happy in this moment! Change is coming, transformation is happening below the snow, beneath the soil, open your heart, what is hidden will be revealed.
Welcome to Week Forty-Two 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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84 comments:

  1. Absolutely magical photos ~ happy sunday to you ~ xxx
    artmusedog and carol

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  2. Beautiful macro photos for the week. I captured the ice before it melted.

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  3. That first shot certainly does look like an ice sculpture. Love the drops. Very beautiful.

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  4. you have an incredible way of both capturing and spreading the LIGHT!

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  5. I love seeing reflections in the ice drops and also the way they sparkle in the sun.
    Have a wonderful Sunday!

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  6. Wonderful macro shots.. Your drops are really adorable...

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  7. Very beautiful droplets, pierced by the sun's rays! Great pics Laura!

    Hank

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  8. Linky toll dosn't work :(
    Please visitit:
    http://follygirlsphotoworld.wordpress.com/2014/03/02/i-heart-macro-22/

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  9. Me again! Have tried several times unsucessfully to upload an image but keep getting "server error" message!

    Anything you can do at your end Laura please?

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  10. Fantastic photos!
    Ps: The link-up is not working...I try again later.

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  11. Gorgeous shots! For some reason I'm not able to link up. :(

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  12. Heisann!

    Wonderful water heart, Laura!
    I have tried several times to link up my post, unsuccessfully!
    Have a nice Sunday ;:OD)

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  13. Beautiful photos of ice and light. I have some problems with the Linky Tools, soo here is mine: http://www.maboe.blogspot.no/2014/02/var.html

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  14. Laura, you've found some gorgeous diamonds!

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  15. Laura, many thanks for the heads up!!

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  16. I love those little water-drop-lenses, Laura!
    Thanks for hosting.

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  17. Lovely winter droplets ~ Have a good Sunday Laura ~

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  18. A drop with promises of spring in it :-)

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  19. the first photo is just amazing, like a tree and a wolf.

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  20. pretty pretty pretty
    makes my heart purr

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  21. Great ice shots, the first one looks like a Chameleon
    creeping up on its prey.
    All the best, Gordon.

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  22. Spectacular photos. In the top one it looks like an ice tiger, walking on the branch!

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  23. More fabulous images Laura.....love all of them especially the first one!

    Happy Sunday!
    Ruby

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  24. ah i will sway to that....smiles...
    breathe it in...
    i love the words inside those little drops...

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  25. I love these photos Laura. There is so much world in them--beautiful work!

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  26. amazing catch of a glorious moment both in lines and with lens Laura....

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  27. "I watch as early morning sun transforms ice into water droplets," - aren't we just glad for these harbingers of spring? Lovely photos!

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  28. Yes, I like these wonderful forms of ice, a lot inside, lovely photos!

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  29. Beautiful haiku, Laura. It relaxes me even to read it. And your photos, as always, are stunning!

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  30. The wee poem is lovely; but those photos, when viewed in full frame are utterly breathtaking... like a world exists in each ice crystal.

    http://www.kimnelsonwrites.com/2014/02/27/prompts-and-promises/

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  31. Amazing photos as always but I was very taken by your words too! You made me want to dance with the light of awareness, indeed you made me dance with the light of awareness!

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  32. gorgeous photos of the water droplets and melting ice! lovely light.

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  33. So much light & reflection in those droplets ... so soothing, Laura, as is your haiku.

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  34. Oh, your macro pictures of water drops are WONDERFUL♡♡♡ I wish I had the talent to take pics using macro(^^;) Thank you very much for stopping by.

    Sending you Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

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  35. Gorgeous shots! Drops between ice and water... great!

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  36. These frozen droplets are very beautiful!

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  37. Wonderful macros and reflections! Love the background bokeh!

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  38. Lovely images, beautiful writing!

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  39. Fantastic photos! I love seeing tiny little reflections in water droplets. Have a great week.

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  40. Fantastic images. The beauty of nature always calms the spirit while heightening the senses. Thank you for stopping by my blog and introducing yourself and consequently introducing me to your wonderful site. Warm regards

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  41. Each droplet a fascinating little world unto itself. Nature wears the most exquisite jewelry. The vibrant blues and bokeh set off the beauty of these images.

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  42. I think the branches have tears of happiness because the winter goes away ! Beautiful pictures !

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  43. Amazing pics dear Laura. Beautiful! Have a good start!

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  44. Laura, the reflections and droplets are just amazing captures. Have a happy day and enjoy your new week.

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  45. Hi Laura,

    Beautiful work. Lovely blues.

    Happy Blue Monday!

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  46. Laura...
    Once again you bring serenity to chaos.
    I just love it when you visit, it makes me feel Special.
    Loved your Joyful 55
    Thank you so much for bringing your love with you wherever you go. Have a Kick Ass Week....G

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  47. 'That brief recognition of both at once'

    You have put into words something I've struggled to explain - moments when I have felt part of everything around, and everything around has been part of me...

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  48. Hi Laura ~~ We have mid-20's weather like yours today, here in sunny Southeast Gulf Coast Texas. Only the sun hasn't melted our icicles yet.
    ..

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  49. Such beautiful captures of the water drops.

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  50. I love those little starbursts. They make it quite magical.

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  51. Your pictures are so beautiful, Laura!
    We havn't had it so cold this winter so it was nearly impossible to take a photo of frozen waterdrops. I like these icy little worlds!

    Best regards
    Beate

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  52. We are so blessed to be able to see all detail: close and far, in time, in the perspective... Thank you for sharing these beautiful photos! You have a very sensitive eye and heart! Blessings! <3

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  53. What a sparkle of light !!! Beautiful !

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  54. Hi Laura ;-D
    Absolutly great fotos! I love your Macros!
    Hugs from Hamburg
    Riv

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  55. They are all wonderful. I like the shapes the droplets make in that first shot.

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  56. Love the tiny stars in the water droplets!

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  57. Lovely water drops, indeed!! Happy March!

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  58. You're a very good photographer as these are such beautiful snaps. I just love the ice.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  59. Wonderful photos and those reflections in the water droplets are fantastic!
    Thanks for sharing and the inspiration.
    I'd love to link up but I haven't anything suitable for this week. I'll hopefully enter next week ;D
    Waving from a sunny Bonnie Scotland

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  60. Once again: Thank you so much! All the best and a Happy March!

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  61. Great shots, water droplets attract me so much, sometimes very difficult to capture here in the tropics because evaporation is fast. You've captured the refraction so splendidly, i love the ice crystals in them.

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  62. I like the sparkle in your wonderful crystalline frozen water droplets, and the words too, we need to take time to appreciate those with whom we share the times of our lives and each special moment.

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  63. Wow wow wow! How very lovely!

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  64. wie Edelsteine :D

    LG vom katerchen

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  65. Gorgeous photos and your words to describe them are so beautiful..."perception shifts from inside to outside then a brief recognition of both at once" Love that...

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  66. Wow, those ice/water images are so so beautiful...

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  67. Dear Laura,
    I love waterdrops reflections, amazing pictures, great work!
    Wish you a nice week,
    hugs moni

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  68. Laura, I have been fascinated with the dripping icicles too but have not yet mastered capturing images in them....yours are lovely!!

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  69. Wow, beautiful photos. We have a lot of ice in the trees now. I should try taking a few photos. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  70. how cool is that...beautiful pics again and i think it would keep us sane if we would zoom in on the beauty around us more often... i should...

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  71. About all I can think of as it runs through my brain right now is: "Diamonds are a girl's best friend"....Awesome Laura.

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  72. Love the ice in the first photo...and the reflections in all the water droplets!!! Fabulous!

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  73. I love the ice and water droplets...soon we will be taking photos of flowers...hugs..Michelle

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  74. Awesome photos Laura, love the reflection on the water droplets.
    Thanks for linking up with me at Reconnect with Nature - really appreciate your support and interest.
    And wow 62 link ups on your own blog and 82 comments !! I'm impressed. :) Must pull out the camera and do some macro shots myself!

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