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, December 7, 2014

I Heart Macro 82






snow arrived as november ended i've been observing from my bedroom above all week not feeling well and unclear as to why… yet... photos stashed from last year around this time imagining the ground would look similar now if i could examine it more closely grateful for memories collected and saved for times such as this i hear bitter winds howling as night falls feel temperatures dropping rapidly as a draft sneaks between window sashes why does december seem like such a surprise? 


safe from howling winds
cradled by a fallen leaf
heart of snow sheltered


Welcome to Week Eighty-Two
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. 

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









37 comments:

  1. Sorry to hear you are not feeling well. My favorite shot is the third one-lovely snow crystals around the leaf edge-exquisite.

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  2. Laura I am sorry to hear you are not feeling well....but your memories of snow last year are beautiful to share...sending you healing thoughts. I'll link in with my second blog tomorrow!

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  3. pretty frosty crystals. hope you feel better real soon

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  4. Do hope you are feeling better dear Laura. Exquisite photos of the snow crystals. Wonderful macros.

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  5. I know what you mean about December's arrival....We have snow and ice here, which is a surprise although not that unusual. I think winter should wait but maybe I would never be ready.

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  6. Sorry you are not feeling well in the wintry weather. You'll get better soon, I am sure. Hot tea? I particularly love the "heart of snow" image.

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  7. Beautiful shots! Sending healing energies for you!

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  8. I hope you are better soon, Laura. You have captured some wonderful images.
    Thanks for hosting.

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  9. Hi Laura,
    your photos of the first snow are wonderful.
    Best regards, Synnöve

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  10. You live in such a cold place, it seems like you can always find lots of ice crystals, especially those that form your usual heart. Ha Shem has a heart of love to shepherd us His sheep, and bring safely to the sheepfold.

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  11. I was not fast enough to get some snow-shots ;-)
    But your's are fine, dear Laura!

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  12. Beautiful images Laura, I hope you are nice and cozy and feeling better!

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  13. Stunning photos as always Laura.....love the heart shaped image....stay warm!

    Happy Monday!
    Ruby

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  14. So beautiful frost, snow photos! Take care Laura...!

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  15. ♥ My favorite shot would have to be the frosty heart shape that is nature with a heart. =0)

    Happy Mono Monday

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  16. Lovely images. I'm sorry to hear that you're not feeling well.

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  17. Glad you have stored memories and photos. Hope you feel better very soon.

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  18. Heisann! I like the heart of frost so much ;:OD)

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  19. your photos are exquisite, Laura! Winter is beautiful :-)

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  20. I'm sorry you're not feeling well. These shots of the fallen snow are lovely.

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  21. Good morning Laura, hope you are feeling better as I call by to enjoy your beautiful Macro shots

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  22. So beautiful Laura...the snow and ice are magical through your eyes!

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  23. Lovely images, hope you are feeling better soon.

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  24. These are super fabulous macro shots.

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  25. Each year is the same--season follows season--yet, you are not alone with your surprise of each arrival. I guess we want each portion of the year to last just a bit longer. Praying that you can be out and about again soon.

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  26. Oh Laura.. I am so sorry you aren't feeling well. I have been a bed winter watching person myself... I love the photos... Michelle

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  27. The snow crystals look like tiny stars that fell from heaven. I think they fell to be near you. If I were there, we could feel ikky together, then maybe have a good chuckle about it. Hugs to you.

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  28. Dear Laura, as always... your images and haiku go right to my heart... I found myself looking at these ice crystals and wanting them to melt on my tongue... sending you love and healing and cozy moments to gently hold you. XO

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  29. Hope you feel better soon. Beautiful snow photos. Thanks for sharing these 12 days.

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  30. The heart of the snow is perfect ~ Hope you are well Laura ~ Isn't the pink lake an extraordinary gift from nature ~

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  31. have a nice weekend Laura

    muchh love...

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  32. Fabulous photos of ice crystals, they are the most amazing little works of art and nature

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  33. Always divine macro shots of nature's delights ~

    I haven't done much macro and never sure when your link is up ~ confused here ~

    Happy Weekend to you,
    artmusedog and carol

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  34. That's what I call a 'good use of now'! Love this series of images. Sweet.

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  35. dearest how gorgeous is this delicate snow heart! i hope you are feeling stronger and enjoying this season of light and renewed hope.
    sending you so much love!

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