Reflections

"Reflections" are the heart's work of our friend Teri Nolan. Through her words she nurtures our souls, enlivens our spirits, and helps us move through our journeys just a bit more in touch with our own true selves.


Your Soul’s Calling

[Ring Ring] “Hello?” “Hello. May I please speak to You?” “This is Me. Who’s calling please?” “This is your Soul calling.” “My Soul? Wow! How have you been? What’s up?” “Not much, actually. You, see that’s why I’m calling…” “Oh no! Is something wrong?” “Not wrong, really. Just dull and meaningless.” “I’m sorry to hear […]

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Happy 2nd Anniversary and a Top Ten List

Two years ago Laura suggested I write monthly essays for On the Wings of Dreams, called Reflections by Tee. Isn’t Laura brilliant? I think she is, because is provided an opportunity for me to contribute to the best little shop on the planet. It also allowed me to fulfill a dream of my own – […]

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Reflection

The plaintive cry of a Red-shouldered Hawk echos through this small valley.  Down below, the cattle low, while beside me the whirring of hummingbird wings kiss my ears as she sips from the Salvia in the garden.  These primal sounds set the perfect tone for this month’s Reflection.  They awaken the senses and remind me […]

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Impermanence

    There are many spiritual paths that speak to the idea of not being caught up in the material world. In fact, most of them  do at some level or another. It is, however, from Buddhism that we find the most direct approach to this concept. Included in the backbone of Buddhism, the  Four […]

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Friendship

“Human affection, ardent and comprehensive as it may be, cannot hope to encompass the whole world.  It must be satisfied to render assistance to the few who may come within its easy reach; for it is the individual touch that imparts healing.”   Judge Charles F. Moore   I opened with a quote from my […]

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Stretch

Many of us have been required to leave behind our comfort zones and move into some new territory, lately.  It’s not surprising, considering the upheaval that the world economy and environment are now experiencing. It requires us humans to evolve and adapt. But it’s been awhile since we’ve had to stretch this far.  Maybe since […]

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Meditation

I thought I should finally come clean. In reality, I believe all this spiritual nonsense is a bunch of hooey. It’s a waste of time to smudge or meditate or care about your fellow humans. And what about all this stupid playing with rocks, like there is something special about them? Come on, people, wake […]

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Changing Times

March 2009 Let’s start with a quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson: For everything you have missed, you have gained something else, and for everything you gain, you lose something else. It is actually normal for life to be difficult during times of great change. Here’s another quote – that old Chinese curse: May you live […]

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Crystal Buddies

Considering that On the Wings of Dreams Shop has, for the second year in a row, donated a percentage of crystal sales to the local Audubon Society, I thought this an appropriate month to write a Reflections on this theme. Just why are we so attracted to these lumps of rock and stone? Other than the obvious […]

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A New Year

Contemplative, reflective. The death of the old gives birth to the new, once again. Yes, it is a celebration, and for good reason! We’ve made our way through space and time in a circle around the sun. Alright, maybe it’s an elliptical path we travel! Regardless, the Wheel of the Year has turned, and with […]

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