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.


Sunday, July 12, 2015

I Heart Macro 111

inward bound journey
destination spacious heart
a pause for balance

I am traveling physically as well, first visiting with family and then off to a retreat for Jewish Mindfulness Meditation Teachers where I will learn from/with my beloved teachers and colleagues.

I Heart Macro will also pause for two weeks after this post and resume again on August 2. 

I may not be able to comment on your links while I'm away, the same thing happened last week, I have been occupied with many things in my off-line life, hence the need to journey inward and pause for balance. I hope too that this will be a good thing for my nervous system/body, as I continue to heal from what seems to be an "un-official" MS exacerbation. So, even when I don't stop by to tell you, I read and appreciate all of your kind comments (and emails) as well as the beautiful photos some have shared here through the linky tool.

I want to thank everyone who has made a donation to Alicia and Chris’s Go Fund Me site. Your compassion and generosity are truly helping this young, loving family at this extremely difficult period in their lives.

Welcome to Week 111
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

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  1. What incredible photos...a dew drop! Wishing you a spirit filled retreat. God be with you!

  2. The water droplet on the stem is beautiful and you have captured it very nicely. Thank you for hosting!
    Have a Great Week!
    Peace :)

  3. Have a wonderful time, Laura! Thank you for hosting!

  4. Stunning photos! Have a peaceful and blessed time without digital stuff (I'm thinking about a break too)

  5. Very beautiful macro pictures ! Have nice holidays !

  6. Wonderful Macros!
    With my best wishes for you!

  7. The droplet is so pretty. I love the reflection in it.

  8. Great pics & have a good time the next the two weeks!

  9. Hope you get rested up and your mind freed up:) and come back refreshed!

  10. It is a tricky balancing act, the drop of water on the blade. I hope you have a wonderful, restful time of rebuilding and growth, Laura.

  11. Safe travels Laura and feel better. Fabulous first image with your message!

  12. Water drops - nature's jewels.

  13. Enjoy your respite, Laura, and thanks for hosting these beautiful contributions!

  14. Amazing shots! Have a good time!

  15. Beautiful images Laura. I wish you good health and safe journey!

  16. That's a good decision, dear Laura! We all need more balance in our lives and only we by ourself can bring us back to the middle!
    I'm looking forward to see your beautiful pictures and read your wonderful words here again, when you come back :)
    Enjoy an enchanting and peaceful time, full of love, light and healing energy!!!
    My prayers are with Alicia and Chris!!!
    Lots of love,
    Katrin, who very much loves your droplet pictures :)

  17. Wonderful photos, Laura, and great to hear you are feeling okay for travelling! Thinking of you - have a good time! Moni

  18. So little Laura and sooo beautiful!
    Have a nice week!

  19. I love photos of waterdrops. They sparkle so beautifully in the light. Have a peaceful healing time!

  20. Delightful droplets. Have a safe trip!

  21. Very lovely shots! Best wishes for the ongoing journey!

  22. Hello Laura, lovely images as always. Enjoy your traveling and break. Have a happy two weeks!

  23. Love the photo and haiku. You still manage to be so creative in spite of your busy life. Enjoy the travels. Stay well.

  24. All the world in those tiny drops and your heart-felt words... travel well Laura, outwardly and inwardly. Much love to you!

  25. Love the droplets.... Have a good retreat my friend...

  26. yes to the blessing of a spacious heart! travel safe dear friend. every inward journey makes the world spin sweeter for all.

  27. Sweet photos Laura :). Happy travels


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