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, January 17, 2016
I Heart Macro 122
Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that.
Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.
~Dr Martin Luther King Jr.
click the arrow to watch and listen to this music video: Shed A Little Light
This week as we honor and carry on Dr. King’s legacy, the Torah portion, Beshalach, recounts the story of leaving Mitzrayim, Egypt, the narrow place, standing between an army that
desires to keep us enslaved/destroy us and the edge of the sea of reeds, on our
way to bamidbar, the vast, wide open
wilderness; known to unknown. It is the same story, the ongoing story around
the world, in our nations, in our personal lives. We could choose to stay stuck
in constriction, but the tide of change is strong, the contractions urge us
onward with each breath between pain and uncertainty. Are we ready as human
beings to let go of the known that continues to cause suffering, despite our darkest
fears to step into the flow of birthing waters towards the light of greater
compassion, love, kindness, justice, joy, peace and freedom for one and all?
Last night at a beautiful community celebration for Dr. King, Rev. Dr. Regina Shearer spoke (and sang) eloquently about our oneness. “Seeing me in you and you in me.” As I sat in my wheelchair honored to sing with members of the New Fellowship Baptist Church Gospel Choir, led by my dear friend Minister Olga Tines, I looked out at a congregation drawn together from different faiths, with a variety skin tones, sexual orientations, devoted to justice, peace and freedom for all, what I saw most clearly was the glint of souls shining upon waves. Waves of smiling, clapping, swaying, compassion, love, kindness, joy, all of us, lights reflected from the same ocean, all of us one.
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.
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