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, May 17, 2014

I Heart Macro Week 53


delicate beauty
slender fingers of light reach
to greet the morning


A wildflower illumined by early light encouraged faith on a worry worn morning. The power of pausing to see what was present at my feet, held me in tender, temporal, awe filled grace; a moment is often enough to receive blessing and awaken gratitude. May our hearts be guided by love, less guarded by fear.


Life is challenging at times, yet in my experience, blessings balance out the sorrows and worries.  

After all, a bruised peach still tastes sweet.

Welcome to Week Fifty-Three 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. 

As always I thank you for your kind words and prayers, and truly apologize for not getting around to visit. It may be the same this week, we'll see.

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

makro montag

36 comments:

  1. Hi Laura -- I read last week's beautiful meditation; thank you for it and for doing this lovely meme for a whole year! You are appreciated. Sending warmest caring to your daughter and to you. And loving the pictures and words for both weeks. Glad to be back; don't know why my linky showed up so weird. I've been away from blogland for awhile and seem to have forgotten how to do everything ...it'll come back (I hope).

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  2. Hi Laura, it's been a while since I've done any macros ... joining you today. Hope you're well. Love the lit up sunflowers and haiku, beautiful :)

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  3. Beautiful and creative photography as always ~ xoxo

    Happy Week to you ~ artmusedog and carol

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  4. Thank you for your open heart and willingness to share so much peace and calm. Hope your daughter is progressing. I love your B&W - just beautiful!

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  5. Lovely photos. I love the light green of the new leaf.

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  6. Beautiful flower in black and white. Exquisite light.

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  7. A wonderful post as always! Have a nice Sunday! ♥

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  8. Lovely photos.
    I hope your worries have been eased.

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  9. Beautiful!
    My B6w Blog: http://hanshb.wordpress.com/

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  10. Very true, no matter how hard the times are, hope and god's love will follow us:)

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  11. Hi Laura, I always enjoy reading your wonderful posts and looking at those gorgeous photos. I hope your daughter is doing well and that your are having a happy Sunday :)

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  12. Beautiful pictures! Have a nice Sunday!

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  13. Lovely offering; thank you! I went back through some of your recent posts I'd missed…. Love this…"fuzzy folded ferns unfurl"…fabulous the way it flows over the tongue.

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  14. Love the wild flower in colors !

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  15. The light in these shots is gorgeous.

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  16. Beautiful macro work! Thanks for the opportunity to participate in this linkup!

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  17. Dear Laura,
    The light and the hope in your beautiful photos are wonderful!!! May that divine light reflect the tears you cry and bring back an enchanting rainbow in the life of you and your daughter!!!
    I very much like these little wild flowers...they grow in front of my door, too :)
    Thank you so much for hosting this great meme!!!
    Have a good week full of sunshine:)
    Much love and good wishes!
    Katrin

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  18. Oh, how absolutely beautiful, Laura. ((hugs)) So bright and such detail. Marvelous! Happy GHT! (grin)

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  19. I think I needed this reminder today, Laura. Thank you!

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  20. Nice photos. Wonderful to see the light through the leaves! Love it!

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  21. Such beauty here... these tiny shots that are so large in heart... those slender fingers of light... reach across space and time and take mine in a joyful dance of beauty! XO

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  22. lovely haiku for HMH ~ love the fingers reaching... xoxo

    artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

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  23. A second visit for me this week but your posts are worth it! Thank you for sharing! Today I came from HMH

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  24. Beautiful Laura. Hope your daughter's health is improving!

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  25. meditative beauty, your words hit home

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  26. Slowing down and noticing small details....is a spiritual practice for me. Thank you.

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  27. Greeting the morning is certainly one of my favorite things to do!

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  28. yes, the sun rises all the days of our lives; such a loving reminder of trust and believing. thank you for infusing every thing you do in light and goodness. a blessing as always to be here.

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  29. Beautiful Laura. Thanks for the reminder to be open to all the wonderful experiences life has to offer - big and small.
    Thanks for continuing to link up with us at 'Reconnect with Nature', always grateful for your support.

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  30. Beautiful Laura. Thanks for the reminder to be open to all the wonderful experiences life has to offer - big and small.
    Thanks for continuing to link up with us at 'Reconnect with Nature', always grateful for your support.

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  31. Very very pretty.... I understand if you can't visit... There are many blogs linked up..hugs

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