Heart opens & love flows in



Today would have been my friend Barb Kamer’s 45th birthday. I celebrated her life in my This Abundantly Delicious Life post Happy Birthday, Barb. I’ve also written about losing her in the post A beautiful white light and felt a deep need to express my grief through poetry which I shared earlier this month in What do you do?  Last night I was blessed to spend time among Barb’s friends and family, and I awoke today deeply connected with my heart. It called me to make some quiet time for exploring what I am feeling and to just BE.

Eventually I made my way to my desk and found myself drawn to several inspiring blogs. A post in Tiny Buddha by entitled Use Your Heart as a Wall: Make It Stronger Instead of Shutting Down gave me a new perspective on how I protected myself from my fear of cancer. I didn’t realize I had chosen at the time, but I did choose. I chose to open up my heart big and wide. Open, it would sing, and love would flow in.

I see that, of course, Barb and I bumped into each other on our journeys…we chose the same path…opening our hearts to light and love. Thank you, my friend, for walking beside me.


About Vicki Flaherty

I feel most alive when I am creating, whether through my writing and poetry, gardening and photography, or simply living my life each day. Running and yoga enrich my being. Travel opens me to new possibilities and greater awareness. I am happiest when I’m with my husband Jim. I share my gratitude for all the gifts in my life on my This Abundantly Delicious Life blog. I find a special joy in helping people succeed. I’ve done something valuable when I’ve helped a colleague or friend see their brilliance and express their full potential. I have awesome opportunities to do this as an industrial/organizational psychologist through leadership, mentoring, coaching, career and other talent programs. I try to encourage Leading with Intention at my blog of this name. As a breast cancer survivor, I found comfort and hope in writing. Poetry flowed through me like a river of healing during my diagnosis and treatment, which I share on my Mostly My Heart Sings blog, that I might offer encouragement and a place of grace and heart for those seeking comfort and hope along their journey.

7 responses »

  1. I recently lost one of my dearest friends and spiritual mentor, it still feels rough and raw. I’ve barely been able to write about it, but I know it’s there, waiting to be expressed. The path of heart is filled with resonating heart strings of love and light and is felt always. Happy belated birthday, Barb…say hello to Lou for me 🙂

  2. Pingback: Missing you, Barb | Mostly My Heart Sings

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