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.


The Only Peace There Is

Lately we’ve been bombarded with a lot of news, both good and not so good. Some of us are experiencing great difficulties. Some are holding our own, and some are even finding our way. No matter our experience, most of us would like to find a bit of peace to wrap around ourselves and loved […]

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Reflections Extra: A New Path

I think we are all a bit manic after all the excitement leading up to the election. Whatever our feelings about the outcome, there is a lot of emotional energy we are coping with. What to do with it? That’s the question. Now more than ever it is time to ground ourselves and find our […]

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Crossroads

I promise you I won’t talk about politics here. The Crossroads theme isn’t just about whom we elect as our next President, although it is certainly a part of it. By now we’ve all heard enough and pretty well know our choice. If you are like me, you might be somewhat overwhelmed by all the […]

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On Being Human

I may be taking off a bigger bite than I can chew here! Nearly three million years of evolution have brought Homo sapiens to our current level of culture, awareness and technology. Who am I to try to make sense of it? That becomes the point. I will not attempt to make any sense of […]

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Lucky 13

When I realized this was my thirteenth essay for On the Wings of Dreams, it somehow seemed particularly meaningful. What is it about the number 13? What inspiration was lurking in my subconscious just waiting for the right trigger to release it? The immediate, prevalent thought was that in our culture, at least, 13 is […]

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Stardust

It’s funny that, as much as I adore the summer months, every year around this time I begin to grow weary of the heat and humidity and long for the cooler breezes and colorful panoramas of autumn. I sometimes think that the autumn is so beautiful just to keep us preoccupied so that we don’t […]

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Between the Light & Dark

Here we are, in high summer – the peak of the light half of the year. The dark and cold winds of winter hardly seem real at this time of year. Bare trees? It’s difficult to conjure that image! But – it’s winter somewhere, and just like the earth spinning and tilting on its axis […]

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In a Positive Light!

Here we are at last, on the verge of summer. The big green has returned, the short nights turn sultry and warm – nature is as lush and beautiful as she will be all year. This year’s Summer Solstice is on June 20. The longest day of the year was traditionally called Midsummer’s Eve, which […]

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The “M” Word

If there is any time of year that we can believe magic is real, it is the month of May. Just to watch the transformation of dreary brown/gray winter into the explosion of color in May seems a miracle. Traditionally May is “coming of age” month, when birds, bees and most of the animal kingdom […]

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Showers and Flowers

April conjures this old rhyme every year. April showers bring May flowers. We use it to cheer ourselves on those wet, gray days of spring. Those sometimes endless wet days! Used as a metaphor, we remind ourselves that sometimes what we experience as unpleasant is necessary if we are to enjoy the benefits life has […]

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