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.


Monday, November 3, 2014

Hakarat Hatov: Nov 3 2014

on the side of the road
i lift my head toward the sun
visible through the trees
graciously allowing space for rain and wind
to carry away my precious seeds
all that i am now
will be a memory
but not lost

    nor without purpose

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. I can't remember the details, but I was dreaming of dandelions last night. Coincidence?
    Love the photo and your words.

  2. Magnificent 'zen like' photography ~ Think it is a 'cone flower' and what a delightful and spiritual post ~ Hope to join Macro this Sunday ~

    Happy Week to you!
    artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

  3. Lovely images and post, Laura! Enjoy your week ahead!

  4. Thank you for the lovely, poignant poem… Blessings!

  5. I love the images in your poem.

  6. beautiful macro, light and detail, and poem. Thank you.
    Have a lovely week I am joining you at Our World Tuesday.

  7. Ah, nice to think of us all disrobing and letting go off our future like seeds.

  8. Nicely done. I like that the poem is from the plant's perspective.

  9. ;)These memories will flourish and wind, water will nurture it and it will be reborn.

  10. יפה בשבי מילים ותמונה

  11. "all that i am now
    will be a memory
    but not lost

    nor without purpose" - Loved this!

  12. Beautiful photo shot and beautiful read! =0)

  13. Beautiful lines Laura. As usual you always present great pics!


  14. Yes, we each have a purpose, the trick is to find it.


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