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, January 3, 2016

I Heart Macro 120



So often it is the little things that awaken me to holiness. 


Pause, listen, soften gaze, allowing eyes to instruct steps and stillness.    

sun-drenched morning walk
silver and gold treasure trove
on the forest floor


I am healing post procedure, still some pain, but I am getting around ok, Patience and me are old pals. Grieving I’ve noticed is like a vine, it wraps around tightly when I least expect it, then dangles peripherally here and there. Mourning glories bloom happy memories, sadness just other leaves on the vine.


Thank you to everyone whose offerings pieced together formed a comforting blanket of peace and gratitude. View the Gratitude Quilt 2015 here... Feel free to add your own words of gratitude in the comment section below the post.


  
                  
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

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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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44 comments:

  1. I like the golden branches-looks lie they were painted with metallic paint. Beautiful.

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  2. I especially like the 1st one with the water hanging water drop. And the 2nd photo of the snow in the woods is beautiful.

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  3. My wife & have a little black girl toy Poodle & I really like your "This Blog Is Copyright and Poodle Protected" in the sidebar. So cute

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  4. Hi Laura,
    I wish you all the best for the New Year 2016 !
    I enjoy all the time your wonderful Macro photos and the collection.
    Best regards, Synnöve

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  5. Beautiful photos! So much sunlight, your January looks like March here! :)
    Thank you for hosting. Take care!

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  6. Beautiful photos, especially the drops in the warm Light. Have a peaceful and healthy New Year!

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  7. So happy to hear you are healing, and feeling better! Sending lots of healing prayers!

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  8. Hope you feel better every day Laura. Have a Happy New Year.

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  9. Beautiful plays with water and light.

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  10. Great photos and the drops of water are especially beautiful.

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  11. ..."Mourning glories bloom happy memories, sadness just other leaves on the vine." So inspired, so thankful for your lovely post!
    All the best in the New Year of 2016, to you and yours, lots of good health, good cheer and amazing moments! Thank you for your visit!
    Warm greetings in first week of january, 2016!

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  12. Glad you are 'on the mend' ~ Beautiful photograph ~ love the water drops and the 'divine' in all of them.

    Wishing you a happy week ~ ^_^

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  13. I love the second shot with the snow and shadows, it's exquisite. Have a wonderful 2016!

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  14. Gorgeous shots - each and every one!
    Thanks for sharing at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2016/01/nosey-cat-yep.html

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  15. I love seeing the world through these oracles and angles.

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  16. Thoughts to ponder - I'd like to pause more in 2016 and truly see. I'm enjoying your macro photos.

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  17. Patience is a wonderful character trait, but I hope yours is rewarded with some health improvements for the new year, Laura.

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  18. Beautiful photos, especially the raindrop in your first shot.

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  19. Lovely close-ups Laura. Here's wishing you health and happiness for 2016.

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  20. Hi! Very beautiful macro photos. Thanks for sharing.

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  21. Hello, pretty macro images. I love the reflections in the droplet and the shadows in the forest. Enjoy your day and the week ahead!

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  22. Hello Laura, I am glad you are doing some better. The golden branches (?) are amazing -- and I love seeing a whole world in the drop of water! Thank you for this and as always for your words. Be well.

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  23. Your photos are soothing to the soul. I think of you and wish you healing my friend.

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  24. a wonderful set of macros from your world :)

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  25. Laura, those shots are amazing!

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  26. It would be such fun to walk with you as you see such wonderful details.

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  27. Lovely to be here Laura, wrapped in your words and images. May your walks and the beauty that surrounds you hold you as you heal. Sending you all the best. XO

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  28. My sweet Laura, thank you for inviting me to enter my puzzle ice picture. ((hugs)) You are so dear.

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  29. Lovely haiku. Happy New Year, Laura.

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  30. thank you dear laura for beginning this new year placing your beauty in the haiku circle.
    may love light the way all the days of our lives.
    xo

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  31. The reflection in the droplet is a Beauty !

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  32. I'm so glad that the forest floor yields its treasures to you!

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  33. That first shot if superb. Have a lovely weekend.

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  34. Your photographs are fantastic Laura.

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  35. Hi there - I have not been a regular macro poster for a while - I am trying to get that area of my photography going again!

    Pictures like you ice/rain drops are a good inspiration.

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  36. These are stunning images, Laura.

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  37. Taking a few moments to catch up with you here - I'm so sorry you lost your dear friend. Prayers, this morning, for you, and for her family. May you be held in love and light. Also prayers for your continued healing and recovery from your surgery, and for relief from pain.❤

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