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.


Monday, May 2, 2016

I Heart Macro 129

wooly wheels of life
emerge from fetid decay
beginning again

a new day begins
face to face greet the unknown
huddled for comfort

Remember the proud green leaves of summer that changed to colorful foliage of autumn, ever so briefly. before falling to rest upon the forest floor? How the wet weight of winter dissolved these seemingly solid individual forms to become one amorphous puddle of mud, no-thing-ness? And now the warmth of spring has evaporated much of the still water; life is emerging once again taking on new shapes, wooly fern wheels will soon unfurl continuing this ever turning, returning process.

May it be so for each of us, dying to old forms, opinions once held firm as fact, dissolving into primordial no-thing-ness, ayin, starting fresh, aware of new possibilities every day, every moment, every breath; ceaselessly transforming, learning, growing, unfurling to witnesses what is true now, and now and now...

Welcome to Week 129
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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  1. Laura,the emergent ferns are very beautiful,as are your photos! It's reassuring to know that everything is in a constant transformational flow.
    Thank you for hosting and sharing.

    Wishing you a happy week!

  2. Wonderful photos! I love the unfurling fern leaves.

  3. Hello Laura, pretty captures of the wooly wheels. Lovely poems and post. Happy Monday, enjoy your new week!

  4. incredible close ups of the new fern!

  5. Your fuzzy fiddleheads are so cute, Laura, and I like the fly on them, it looks like spring is really making it to your area.

  6. Beautiful detail - I need my camera fixed so I can my macro setting fixed!

    Happy Wordless Wednesday.

    E xxx

  7. Beautiful macro images!

  8. Hi Laura,
    I like this very very old plant and your photos too.
    Have a sunny weekend.
    Best regards, Synnöve

  9. Your beautiful fern images remind me that it must be fiddlehead season. Yum! Your photography and your words never fail to inspire. Lately, I have been enjoying my photo walks so much more than in the past few years. I feel very grateful for that. Big hugs to you, dear Laura.

  10. How I love these wooly wheels of life spiraling up from the decay... such an incredible metaphor and reminder of the cycles of life here on this beautiful planet that we inhabit... facing the unknown... starting new... XO

  11. Oooh! Love 'fiddleheads' and always great macro shots ~ hope all is well with you.

    Happy Weekend to you ~ ^_^

  12. I haven't seen a fiddlehead fern since I lived in Vermont and New Hampshire many years ago. Lovely photos!

  13. Reminds me of magic I found in childhood.

  14. I love your analogy between the rebirth of Spring and the new possibilities in life. I believe the day we cease to be open to rebirth and newness, we will whiter away and die. Blessings!

  15. I just came in from such a beautiful sunset and put the photo up for my nature challenge. Just sitting and watching and listening to the american toads calling..heaven.....Michelle


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