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.
Thursday, November 6, 2014
Hakarat Hatov: Nov 6, 2014
october's bright hues
opened space for november's
rare blue sky moments grateful for clear joy and subtle grey flannel days for softer seeing
morning the sky is filled with gray, wool-flannel blanket of clouds laden with
rain, also a blessing. The flames of forest foliage have not yet burned out.
When all that is left are the bones of trees and a few clinging leaves, there
will be new discoveries to lift up thanks. But this is today, not yesterday or
tomorrow. And this moment is good.
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.)
are you grateful for in this moment? Leave a comment and with your permission I
will add it to the Gratitude Quilt.