Flicker of Spirit

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“Underneath all we are taught, there is a voice that calls to us beyond what is reasonable, and in listening to that flicker of spirit, we often find deep healing. This is the voice of embodiment calling us to live our lives like sheet music played, and it often speaks to us briefly in moments of deep crisis. Sometimes it is so faint we mistake its whisper for wind through leaves. But taking it into the heart of our pain, it can often open the paralysis of our lives.” Mark Nepo

I recall how that flicker of spirit spoke to me as I was going through my breast cancer diagnosis and treatment. I can’t believe it’s just  over 4 years ago since that journey started. It was not always easy, but there was definitely a voice calling me to live my life like sheet music played. It was poetry that took me to that place where I could listen beyond the rustle of the leaves. It continues to call, although it’s voice is sometimes hard to hear.

*Photo taken at Lake Kornos, MN.

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About Vicki L Flaherty

I am most alive when I am creating, whether through my writing, gardening, photography, or my work. Running and yoga enrich my being. I am happiest when I’m with my husband Jim. Travel opens me to new possibilities and greater awareness. 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. As I've focused on living more mindfully, I've found special joy in expressing myself through poetry and photography, and in truly being in relationship with those I meet along my journey.

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