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 15, 2014

I Heart Macro Week 44




pendulum swinging
winds blowing this way and that
breath to breath to breath




Welcome to Week Forty-Four 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. 

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41 comments:

  1. Winter is loosening but still it is slow...but there are signs that spring is coming.

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  2. Nice photos. Have a great weekend!

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  3. Winter seems to still have a grip on your garden, the frost on the windows is beautiful but I am glad to see some buds as well that give hope of the soon arrival of spring!

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  4. The frost on the window is beautiful! I wish you a peaceful Sunday.

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  5. Hi,Laura. Nice captures.Your photos are very beautiful. I sometimes see snow crystals on window panes.
    I feel so sorry that I made a mistake for uplaoding my thumb nail photo.

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  6. The detailed icicles look so wonderful. Great captures.
    I see them in my freezer. :)

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  7. I seem to have made another mistake in addition to accidentally deleting my first post, which is now a dead-end, but managed to find a copy in google and reposted, and re-linked it. I also left a comment on the wrong date. Your buds look very encouraging for spring to arrive soon.

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  8. Despite the frost, spring seems to be on the move.

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  9. Hello Laura:)
    So nice shots you taken!
    Spring is comming and my heart is happy:))

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  10. Beautiful selection of photos, Laura. Looks like Spring might be coming your way soon...

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  11. "(...) a sense of wonder and quiet contentment begins to reappear in your life"... such amazing photo instants according with a lovely quote!! A beautiful week!

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  12. And buds quietly waiting........hope Spring comes soon for you!

    Lovely images Laura....
    Happy Sunday!
    Ruby

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  13. Wonderful icy fotos! But I hope it´s getting warmer soon where you live! :) Have a great Sunday!

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  14. Beautiful post as always and lovely photography ~ Happy Sunday ~ Be well ~ xxx

    artmusedog and carol

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  15. those frost pictures are just lovely and the buds of spring...in the trees . Blessings..Ritva

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  16. Lovely as always, Laura. You and Nature compliment each other so beautifully.

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  17. beautiful captures! looks still frosty. but spring will be arriving soon.

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  18. Wonderful photos from you again!

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  19. Delightful and Deep



    ALOHA from Honolulu
    Comfort Spiral

    =^..^= <3

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  20. More icy weather. Brrr... Love the budding branch!

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  21. Dear Laura,
    frosty pictures, but we hope of spring with many blossoms!
    Wish you a nice week
    moni

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  22. How icy are your photos, wonderful!
    But I´m happy, that here is spring and so sunny today! :-) ;-)

    Wish you a good week,
    Susi

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  23. Wow, thats great macros! I have paper this week - at books. ;)
    Thanks for hosting thisnice project.
    I wihs you a great week, Wieczora (◔‿◔) | my photoblog

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  24. How wonderful to see the first signs of buds on the trees after an especially long winter.

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  25. Lovely frosty images!! I hope spring is one the way.. Enjoy your week, Laura!

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  26. Love the frost on the window!

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  27. Brr! Your frost shots make me shiver!

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  28. Beautiful shots of the frost crystals. Nice to see them making way for the buds of spring.

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  29. You still have snow too! A terrific series, love the frost and emerging buds.

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  30. Fine crystal etchings -- no glass artist in the world could make them as beautiful as these are.

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  31. The ice crystals are so beautiful.

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  32. Love the stunning pictures and words ~ Take care ~

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  33. I love that pendulum… the snowflakes I escaped to FL this past week to rid myself of their "beauty" ;)

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  34. Lovely description of this time of the year. yesterday, i worked in the garden. today: Snow.

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  35. I agree....very delicate and beautiful. Hopefully we will be photographing more buds soon....hug

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  36. Heisann... I post Ring of Mystery! Lovely photos you present"

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