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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, December 27, 2015

I Heart Macro 119

in this moment love
takes form as withered flowers
ever my teachers

seeds remain an offering
gentle fingers set them free
grace in gratitude

On Thursday, December 31st the 2015 Gratitude Quilt will unfurl. There is still a little more time to participate if you haven’t already sent a “patch”... instructions are at the top of this blog. Thank you to everyone who has already contributed. This year will be a simple quilt, we all have a lot going on.

Thank you everyone for you kind words of comfort, this has been a difficult time. Grieving and healing will take their time for all of us who love Barbara.

Tomorrow I am having a minor medical procedure that will hopefully relieve some MS related chronic physical pain I’ve been living with for many years. I am grateful for the doctors and all of their staff, whom I know will do their best to take care of me. May the Holy One of Blessing guide their hearts, minds, hands and those of all healers.

Welcome to Week 119
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!

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.    
Shine the Divine

Please link back to my blog either by copying and pasting the button provided above on your post, or by linking the words "I Heart Macro" back to my blog with this link:

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 :-)
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  1. Your photos are beautiful. I particularly like the textures of the first, the seed head.

  2. I meant your first black and white!

  3. I love the mood of your pictures ... and keep my fingers crossed for your tomorrow medical procedure !

  4. Best of luck. I am glad there are medical professionals who can help.

  5. I was unable to link with either Safari or Chrome. Blessings on you for your medical procedure, "Surely he has borne our sicknesses and carried our diseases,.... and with his stripes we were healed."

  6. Prayers for healing my chum! My mom sends them also and she prays like Aunt Bebe! So you know those are powerful prayers. We love you.

  7. Wishing you many blessings for this procedure and your healing...having trouble linking in...getting an error message so will try later.

  8. I hope to be participating more Laura. Right now I am so delighted I got on line. I am on vacation and wi-fi is very iffy here. I pressed your contact page above and couldn't get to it so I hope you don't mind if I put my gratitude quilt piece here.

    "In this moment, as the year is drawing to a close, I am most grateful for the love of my family and friends. I intend to shine light into the year to come by passing on a kindness each day."

  9. Good luck - hope all is going well today.
    The link above did not work, so here is my link:

  10. Beautiful images. I love how you make even the dead flowers lovely. Good luck with your procedure tomorrow.

  11. Beautiful photos, as always!
    Thank you for hosting.
    I hope 2016 will bring you health and happiness!

  12. I am not sure what is happening with linkytools… I apologize if you are not able to add your image and link. Resting today after procedure, so far so good… we'll see how I feel after the anesthesia wears off.

  13. Always beautiful macro shots of nature here ~ Love them!

    Wishing you a Happy New Year,
    artmusedog and carol

  14. I hope the surgery went well today. May the healing carry you into the new year ~

  15. Heal well, my friend, physically and emotionally....all in good time.......

  16. Such beautiful woodsy colours at this time of year.. pre-snow. Of course your eye always finds the very best.


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