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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Sunday, November 30, 2014

I Heart Macro 81





blue and gold entwine
weaving forest into sky

alchemy through ice

Welcome to Week Eighty-One
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. 

Visit each other...


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

  For more macro's I hope you will view my little movie that can be found here with all the beautiful words of thanks from this year's Gratitude Quilt 2014.

38 comments:

  1. Love icicles....they are fascinating to watch as they form and melt....wishing you a wonderful week!

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  2. it is like a whole other world there inside the icicle...the little air pockets...and the reflection of all the beauty around it....yet to have any icicles yet...just had our first brush of snow....

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  3. Beautiful images and a perfectly penned haiku, Laura. Thank you. I love that blue shade that only comes in winter. Winter blue.

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  4. Very beautiful ! ...... and ice cold !

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  5. You always find such beauty in winter, the ripples and fluidity of the icicle and the reflections and lights in it are thrilling.

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  6. Icicles are like a little piece of art by nature.
    you have it photographed beautifully, clear and met transparency that's very nice !
    Greetings from Germany, have a nice Week

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  7. Amazing forms.....so beautiful.....thank you Laura!

    Have a lovely week,
    Ruby

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  8. Great ice formations.
    Love those interior bubbles and flows.

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  9. These are just stunning images Laura.

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  10. Greetings from Dubai! Really enjoyed going through your blog. Have a great week ahead! Will be back soon...

    Shantana

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  11. Lovely images, Laura! Thanks for hosting.

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  12. That first one looks like the leg of a ballerina! Beautiful pictures and haiku.

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  13. nature indeed finds it way to create beauty:)

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  14. Awesome macro shot of icicles love it!

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  15. Beautiful photography as always ~

    took some photos of icicles too but can not get them from my iPhoto to my mac ~ fluky!


    Happy Week to you,
    artmusedog and carol
    www.acreativeharbor.com

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  16. "Alchemy through ice"...love it!

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  17. "weaving forest into sky"…. That is incredibly beautiful.

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  18. These are stunning pics, Laura. The colours are just amazing.

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  19. Lovely haiku Laura ~ Its winter here as well so I can appreciate your winter photos ~ I have not been around so sorry to miss the gratitude quilt this time around ~ Have a good week ~

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  20. I´m not fond of winter but icicles looks good :)

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  21. We went for 5 days without electricity a few years ago. Not fun and I think we need to get a generator. I hope it didn't cause you as physical issues from being cold or stressed...Michelle

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  22. Love the "alchemy through ice" … the photos as well as the phrase! Beautiful!

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  23. I live where it doesn't snow, but your shots of blue tints in the snow are absolutely gorgeous. Haiku, too.

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  24. Wow! I haven't seen icicles that big in ages!! They make wonderful snapshots of the countryside.

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  25. fantastic images of the Icicles and the reflections in them. Have a lovely weekend.

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  26. Love seeing these icicles. They put me in mind of the winter I experienced last year during our travels. Their beauty makes me nostalgic. Almost.

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  27. Heisann! Beautiful pictures, Laura, but I have problems in participating. Either am I too early or too late in posting on your blog...
    so there is an icon on my post, but no link from it to yours, sadly!
    http://viltogvakkert.blogspot.no/2014/11/en-annerledes-adventsstjerne-naturens.html
    Have a nice weekend.

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  28. Love the 'alchemy through ice' haiku and divine photography!

    Happy Day to you,
    artmusedog and carol

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  29. Hi Laura, I'm not sure why I missed this as I had my photo already to share but must have forgotten to add it. So sorry! I have one ready for the next though. These icicles are exquisite, the light shining through them is magical!

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