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.


Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Hakarat Hatov Nov 17 & 18

I still have a touch of something; my tummy’s feeling funny, hence not posting yesterday. Nonetheless, I'm grateful for sunshine this morning, the wind singing through the trees, and an archive of photo memories; simple pine needles on a plank of wood, lichens and pine needles mixing it up, having a party. Some days you find the most unexpected surprises.
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Throughout the month of November, I will be posting a photo (or maybe a few) each day of something that invited me to pause and lifted up gratitude, joy, perhaps a quiver of awe in my heart the moment I stopped to be present and really see. By reviewing the image/images to share with you, the experience is engraved deeper in my consciousness, strengthening a reserve of gratitude and goodness to savor and draw upon when gloomy weather outside echoes inside, or vice versa. For me this is a devotional photographic journey for developing the soul quality of Hakarat Hatov, recognizing the good, a Jewish spiritual practice for cultivating gratitude. I may add writing some days, I may not; I’ll trust my inner compass to guide me.

I will include a link back to each Sunday’s I Heart Macro post so you can share the love up-close anytime during the week as usual.

I look forward to receiving your written patches of thanks for this year's 
6th Annual Gratitude Quilt!
Everyone, including YOU is invited to participate.

(Instructions for how to participate can be found at the top of this blog.)


  1. Love that tangle on the sparkly background but I have no idea what either one of them are.

    Hope you feel much better soon.

  2. Feel good. Glad the sunshine helps.

  3. I hope you feel better soon.xoxo

  4. Great images as always, I hope you are feeling much better now. How is your daughter' that hadn't been keeping well?

  5. Feel better, m'dear! I've saved the lichen image to my contemplative writing folder … I know it will inspire something unique to emerge down the road.

  6. Wonderful images... I hope you feel better soon.... Michelle


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