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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.


Monday, January 25, 2016

I Heart Macro 123

On this Tu'b'shvat, the New Year for trees, I am grateful for deep roots, rising sap, and the promise of renewal in the midst of winter's cold.

Welcome to Week 123
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. Thank you to everyone who participate last week. Life off-line has been incredibly full and I have not been able to visit you as I would have liked. I'm so glad that you take the time to share your beautiful blog links and grateful that when I can't you still:

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

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  1. I enjoy this beautiful pictures.

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  3. Beautiful shots Laura.....the first is my favourite.

    Enjoy your week,

  4. Wonderful pictures with a great atmosphere!

  5. Buds, new buds, new thoughts or emotions! So inspired by..."the promise of renewal in the midst of winter's cold."
    Best regards, warm greetings in january!

  6. Thank heaven for trees.......and deep roots.....

  7. Your buds are so promising, Laura, I particularly like the red ones. I'm glad spring is getting closer every day.

  8. Fantastic macros Laura. I wish you a very happy week.

  9. Dear Laura.
    Great natural moments.
    Springtime is comming.
    Thank you for the fantastic Pictures.
    Nice greetings,

  10. Lovely macro images. Thanks so much for hosting each week.

  11. I like the idea that it's the new year for trees.

  12. Not to far off till spring..... Michelle

  13. Beautiful shots! I like the silhouetted trees in your skywatch shot!!

  14. Hello, lovely sky and images. I am wishing for an early spring. Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

  15. Dear Laura,

    how much I like the little buds and your beautiful pictures of them!!! They include so much hope...
    After a long time I'm back to be a part of your wonderful meme...It has happened so much and like you I took a little break...I wanted to be still...
    I'm very grateful to know there are wonderful people like you, who spread the light!!! Thank you so much for your great work!!!
    I hope you enjoy good and peaceful days!!!

    Much love & light
    Katrin :)

  16. pretty selection of winter time images.

  17. Beautiful macro ! I didn't know that you do Macro again ! So I will "see" you next week !

  18. Hi Laura,
    marvelous photos of this clear light in the Wintertime. I´m a bit late this week. Sorry for this.
    Have a great and cozy weekend, Laura.
    Best regards, Synnöve

  19. Laura, I have been away too long from blogging - I miss the beautiful posts and photos. Your macros are lovely and you always say something inspirational on each and every post. Hope all is well with you and your family. Hugs, Mickie :)

  20. Laura ~ lovely macro shots as always ~

    Happy Weekend to you ~ ^_^

    ps. snow in eastern MA is just about gone until the next time


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