Entries by Lori A. Noonan

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Thankful for the bounty

Thankful for the bounty and all the riches Stemming from the Latin bonitas, meaning “good,” bounty refers to all the goodness that one harvests. This week is an ideal time to consider the bountiful riches in our lives.  Take a moment to reflect on the abundance all around. There’s richness in all the planet provides, […]

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The loftiness of law and public discourse

In this new moon’s edition of Soul Notes, we take a look at public discourse and what it means to be a good citizen. Why so lofty? With our President scoffing at current climate crises, and declining to attend a climate discussion meeting at this year’s recent G7 summit (this within two years of having […]

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Why so mercurial?

Mercury got you down? Here we are, smack dab in the middle of a triple header. At the time of this writing, we’re entering into a new moon cycle and are leaving behind Mercury in retrograde. Oh, and there’s the first harvest (known in the Celtic tradition as Lammas). It’s also a super moon, meaning […]

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What does independence really mean?

The value of independence and the dangers As we are about to observe Independence Day here in the United States, I got to thinking about what independence truly means. For the early colonialists, it meant freedom from tyranny and winning a fight for independence from an aristocracy. It meant that the 13 newly formed colonies […]

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Imagine all that’s in the highest good of all

Imagine if you will Where in your life does your imagination play a role? Where does it fall on your priority list? Okay, so I’m not here to cause any panic or self-criticism.  As you’re reading this, I gather that the idea of invoking your imagination is now in your field of awareness. In this […]

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Promise me

Promise me  Often: Promise me “you’ll be good,” says one. Promise me “you’ll stay,” says the other. Promise me “you’ll always be mine,” they say in unison.   Instead, Promise me you’ll be you. Promise me you’ll be true to you and to me And not to whom you think I desire you to be […]