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.


Saturday, October 29, 2016

Empty Bowls I Heart Macro 133

there are more
empty bowls and swollen bellies
than a comfortable body can fathom
the inequities of food and clean water
boggle the mind sink a compassionate heart
like stone in an endless sea of tears
to give a little is never enough
still it is something

At this time in world history, the need for food and clean water is growing every day. Please click here to make a small donation to my team for this year's CROP Hunger Walk, our interfaith community effort to end hunger one step at a time. And while you won't see my name individually listed, I just came home and I did walk the walk, and sang with our all new interfaith community choir. The clouds waited to open up and rain until I was almost home in my driveway. While the walk is complete donations are still most welcome. Thank you to everyone who already made generous offerings!

It has been a long time since last I blogged or posted an I Heart Macro meme, but it is always possible to begin again. I hope you will join me!

Welcome to Week 133
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. 

Visit each other...
S  p  r  e  a  d  the  LOVE. Thanks :-)
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  1. Thanks for addressing this, Laura, and for fundraising. Doing a little is never enough but at least it is something. Bless you.

  2. Beautiful photos of autumn !!
    Happy Sunday !

  3. "...but it's always possible to begin again." Yes! Thats music toy heart. Thank you. 💕

  4. "...but it's always possible to begin again." Yes! Thats music toy heart. Thank you. 💕

  5. Laura! I am so happy to see you here. I am so happy to know you are well enough to walk the walk. It IS always OK to start again -- with blogging as in everything else in life. Thank you for all you have done over the years and all that you continue to do.! (I saw you on Monday Macro and came here immediately. I've thought of you often and I will go and edit my post and link here. ( My macro is part of a longer post; I am not able to write a post daily -- only once or twice a week at the most; so I combine links.)

  6. I love your empty bowl photos. Nice macros! #macromonday

  7. always a pleasure to join iheartmacro !
    beautiful shots, laura :-)

  8. How nice that there is a restart.
    Thank you so much !
      Best wishes from Germany, Petra

  9. Love the bowls. Glad to see you are back to blogging.

  10. Hello Laura. Nice to see you again here as well as your wonderful pictures and thoughts.

  11. What a lovely pictures.....
    Autumn is comming....Jen

  12. Wonderful captures of color variety.

  13. Lovely.
    Thanks for joining the party at

  14. I want to give them to fairies to bang like symbols. After looking the hiking shoes surprised me.

  15. beautiful macros of those bowls :) Thanks!

  16. The world is indeed a sadly unjust place...

    Beautiful shots.

  17. Hello Laura .... lovely to see your post!
    The empty bowls are wonderful - and so perfect.
    Thanks for sharing the beauty.

    Happy Tuesday!

  18. love your little acorn caps Laura.

  19. Hello Laura! Good to see you back. And so lovely aspects captured! Best regards in november and a very good weekend!

  20. Empty Bowls.. that's a perfect title. Beautiful images as well. Thanks for linking to Life Thru the Lens.

    Lisa @ LTTL

  21. This is a beautiful post and of course you are giving back.... many hugs....Michelle

  22. So beautiful. Such amazing color and detail, and the lovely metaphor in these images. They just glow.

  23. Beautiful photos of autumn !!
    Happy monday i love Fathers Day


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