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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.

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Sunday, April 17, 2016

I Heart Macro 128




There is twinkling below, I see it through the window as I wake; garlands of diamonds rim leaves, encrust others, the world, bedazzled, beckons. Throw on an old sweater, step into yesterday’s jeans, tall rubber boots, slip on fleece jacket and wool cap, dog barking and wagging excitedly by my side. I open the slider; stop by the garden first, she races to the gate at the edge of the woods. Together we enter an enchantment of color and light. Awed by life’s renewal, a feast for the soul, my eyes taste the joy of freedom, the wild wonder of it all.






 Pesach (Passover) begins on Friday; there is much preparation to attend to. I will mostly be offline, and then traveling to be with family over the weekend, so no IHM next week.

To all who celebrate Z’man Cheiruteinu (the Season of our Freedom), I wish you Chag Sameyach, a joyful holiday!

May all people be free, dwelling in a world without tyrants, or wars, plenty of food and clean water, shelter and clothing, education, health care, kindness and compassion flowing with ease. How I pray this comes to pass in my lifetime, that we will join together healing our planet, recognizing that we are all bothers and sisters on this good earth. 



                 
Welcome to Week 128
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.

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27 comments:

  1. Exquisite photos of the frost and ice crystals. Thank you! Have a wonderful week!

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  2. Beautiful images Laura, have a lovely week and break.

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  3. Beautiful shots. Chag Sameach!!

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  4. "The wild wonder of it all"...how I love that. I share your hope that soon the time will come when all have the basics needed for life. Here in Canada it is coming to light (again), that on many northern reserves, people are living in Third World conditions. Suicide rates are spiking, and governments talk about what is needed. Instead of talking, they need to build houses, water filtration systems, upgrade schools.............time for action is at hand, all over the world.

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  5. Thank you for hosting, Laura. Enjoy your week!

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  6. I enjoy your sunny pictures, dear Laura, and join your prayer.

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  7. Really nice with these typical signs of spring, morning frost and nature coming to life after its hibernation.

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  8. I see you have some icing on your plants. Its cold in the night at your home? Very nice shots from iced plants. Yours Marion

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  9. Lovely shots, Laura. Thank you for hosting.
    Best wishes for Pesach.

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  10. Thank you for hosting Laura and for the lovely meditation on early spring (a season I miss in both senses of the word) .. Thanks for sharing yours. Best wishes for a perfect Holy Day celebration with your family.

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  11. So lovely and beautiful photos!

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  12. Great photos of ice crystals on a sunny day.

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  13. So beautiful macro shots !!
    Greetings

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  14. Hello Laura! Your macro images are lovely. Happy Passover to you and your family. Happy Monday, enjoy your new week ahead!

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  15. I love how you've captured the frost.

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  16. Such wintery ice crystals, though very beautiful. I like the promise of all your buds about to open. Happy Pesach!

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  17. Beautiful frosty shots! Glad to have you hosting again. Have a good week.

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  18. Beautiful photos - especially those with the frost crystals on the leaves and stems.

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  19. Good Pesach, Laura! See you in two weeks. Have a delicious and loving time.

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  20. Laura, your words and images are so beautiful.Thanks for sharing your morning experience.

    Happy Tuesday!
    Ruby

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  21. Wonderful spring macros..I too hope for peace and I think of my grandson and what the world will be like for him....Michelle

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  22. Beautiful captures. Thank you for hosting and have a great week!

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  23. Dear Laura,
    magical spring impressions...I love it.
    Have a beautiful weekend and lovely greetings from Salzburg,
    Manuela

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  24. Your images communicate new life and hope. Best wishes!

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