Get Your Smile On — Laugh Your Ass Off!!!

Smiling at strangers and laughing until you wet yourself are one of the 2 most important things you can do for a healthy life. It literally can heal you.

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Put the HU Back into the Human

Learn how to use the 'HU' chant to protect yourself. #HU #protection #aura

Latest Release: Templeton Universe (my band) has a New Video for ‘Weatherman’

Templeton Universe is on a roll this year with releasing our music videos 🙂 Here is the latest video for 'Weatherman' (just click on the picture to view) — a raunchy, indie rock song: If you enjoyed this video you may also enjoy: DISENCHANTED by TEMPLETON UNIVERSE

Zebra Art with a Gold Zing!

I've been experimenting in the studio with my favourite colour a t the moment — gold. I can't stop myself from adding highlights, splashes and just general copious amounts of gold to my paintings. I have finished 2 little zebra paintings with these gold overtones and just love how they've come out. I can't seem... Continue Reading →

The Art of Getting Out of Your Own Way

"If you are not willing to risk the usual, you will have to settle for the ordinary." ~Jim Rohn

The Art of Pastel Poppies — Come See the Photo Process

It's been a while since I did an art blog and it's been an even longer while since I did one of my pastel poppy drawings (it's actually been years! I've been mostly painting in acrylic these days). I missed using pastels so I decided to do a BIG poppy artwork and photograph the process... Continue Reading →

4 Tibetan Tips for Longevity

Tibetan Wisdom Most of us want an abundant, full life. I stumbled across a beautiful Tibetan proverb on my facebook feed that really made sense. Let me share it with you: "The secret to living well and longer is: eat half, walk double, laugh triple and love without measure" How simple is that? Eat half —... Continue Reading →

My Band Has a New Music Video — I’d Love Your Opinion!

Hi y'all! As some of you may know, I'm the bass guitarist for Templeton Universe. We've just released our official video for 'Disenchanted' from our last album 'Between Lies'. What's the song about? Losing your magic...seeing the unthinkable, articulating the unspeakable. Here it is — please let me know what you think in the comment... Continue Reading →

4 Reasons to Entice You to Quit Drama

“If everybody minded their own business, the world would go around a great deal faster than it does.” — The Duchess (Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland) Hmmm, yes.  What is it about human nature that keeps our noses continuously stuck in other people’s affairs? I'm sure we've all been lured into, blind-sided or even voluntarily stepped... Continue Reading →

What You Can Do to Help in Chaos

Dining on a Rancid Take-Out Menu As society and the media pumps out more pandemonium, bedlam, jiggery-pokery and mayhem for our global dining-room table consumption, one wonders just how much more one can take? The ways we cope and react are numerous. One can spontaneously break out into interpretive dance (as mentioned in my  'heart talk' article, which you may find interesting... Continue Reading →

Why Nothing Truly Matters Audio on ‘Higher Self’ YouTube Channel

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Why You Should Turn Disappointment into Opportunity

Disappointment: Your Passport to Greater Things "Sometimes when you get disappointment it makes you stronger." — David Rudisa Some existential theories suggest that the Universe or our current reality is impartial — it's neutral, like Switzerland. There is no meaning to life except that which we give it. Now before this article starts to sound like... Continue Reading →

If you truly want what you say you want, you’re going to be driven to try any and every avenue. The world is your oyster, so crack open the Tabasco sauce and start slicing up those lemons!

Eco Bricks Just Might Help Save the Planet and YOU Can Start Yours Today!

A small way to help with any community or town’s recycling challenges is a fantastic new thing (I’ve recently discovered via my facebook feed) called ECO BRICKS.

Comfort Zones: Embracing the Beauty of Awkward and Uncomfortable

When you fling yourself out the door of familiarity into the wild and exciting wilderness, always remember that there is never failure only feedback. #comfortzone #selfhelp #cherieroedirksen

5 Tools to Stop You Worrying

Why Do We Worry So? When it comes to concerns about life’s uneasy or potentially disastrous situations, we start to worry.  I don’t think there is a single person in this world that hasn’t experienced a copious bout of the collywobbles in their lifetime — but why do we do this? There could be a... Continue Reading →

How to Stop the ‘Monkey Mind’ Phenomenon

  You've heard of the monkey mind, right? It's the Buddhist term meaning a restless; unsettled; confused; inconstant; indecisive and somewhat uncontrollable state of mind. It's when the ego thinks it's in control and uses the mind (thoughts) as its conduit — a state most of us have found ourselves in from time to time... Continue Reading →

3 Ways to Kick Your Fears to the Curb

We need to take responsibility for what we give our attention to and for how we allow, yes allow, the media to manipulate our emotions and pervade the airwaves with such repugnant negativity. #fear #negativity #overcomeit

It’s Time to Go Beyond Belief — Here’s How…

  Stepping out of the matrix (our perceived reality) and becoming the 'watcher' brings a whole new dimension to life on this plane of existence. When we can observe ourselves in the game of life, we can start to transcend the limitations of belief, purpose and meaning altogether. Belief, purpose and meaning all hold limitation... Continue Reading →

How to Redesign Yourself From the Cellular Level and Beyond!

Viewing the HTML/WYSIWYG Code I’m going to play devils advocate and suggest that we are, indeed, living in a construct matrix or hologram (keep in mind that these are just words to be used as ‘training wheels’ for the analogy or concept) and it may be entirely possible for us to change our very own... Continue Reading →

Get Your Joy on This Festive Season!

Plug in, Baby I have a WordPress site and I think they're pretty user friendly. However, my IT-challenged brain just can't handle all these new appy, gizmo-type thingy-ma-jigs. Let's take plugins — God bless them for what they do, unbeknownst to me. It took me about 30 minutes to realize that figuring out how to... Continue Reading →

How You Can Beat the Matrix

The Only Way is Up I was watching a very interesting YouTube video with Dr. Joe Dispenza and Lynne McTaggart (you can watch it HERE). Something struck a chord with me when Dr. Dispenza said that working with the heart center moves us away from the particle state and into the wave state (as in... Continue Reading →

How to Keep Zen with Your Family this Christmas

Baby, You're a Firework! 'Tis the season to be jolly — people all over the globe are dusting off the mistletoe, donning the lip-gloss and puckering up for the long line of friends and family just waiting to be welcomed inside cozy, fire-lit domiciles. "Christmas is a time when you get homesick, even when you’re... Continue Reading →

Satisfying Simplicity — My Latest Article in Odyssey Magazine

  Striving for happiness and success has us running around chasing that proverbial carrot dangling from a stick always, frustratingly, just out of reach. Cherie Roe Dirksen has discovered that there is a better way to extract yourself from the stresses of modern day living and it's got everything to do with swapping doing for being. Read the full article HERE. Read the rest... Continue Reading →

7 Things Every Teenager Should Know About Life

I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be.~Douglas Adams Don’t you sometimes wish you could hijack the DeLorean from ‘Back to the Future’ and go back in time to give the younger you some meaningful and helpful lessons in life (never... Continue Reading →

How to Get Things Done and Make a Huge Difference in Your Life (Especially if You’re a Procrastinator)

Just Do It Apart from the subtitle sounding like a Nike advert, never a truer word was spoken. We're all faced with a pile of stuff from time to time (or all the time) that we just don't want to face up to. Our back-burners have buckled under the weight of 'to do'. Trouble is,... Continue Reading →

How To Sink Your Teeth Into Molding Your Reality

A Trip to the Dentist The dreaded day was coming, I had a dentist appointment. One of my fillings had chipped as I chewed on a gummy mint and I had no alternative but to pick up the phone and make the call. Apart from snakes (and I'm alchemizing even my reptile repulsion — I... Continue Reading →

How to Hold Your Equilibrium

“Fill your bowl to the brim and it will spill. Keep sharpening your knife and it will blunt.” ― Lao Tzu, Te Tao Ching How Doth Your Pendulum Swingeth? The dictionary definition of the word 'equilibrium' is a state of physical balance and/or a calm state of mind. It's when opposing forces are in balance. It's great when... Continue Reading →

Why You Should Always Try Your Patience

The Ultimate Test of Patience “Trying to understand is like straining through muddy water. Have the patience to wait! Be still and allow the mud to settle.”  ― Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching I love that last bit — 'allow the mud to settle'. How many of us allow our challenges to abate before we act? Ever... Continue Reading →

Your Solar Plexus: First Impressions are Usually Right

We have an unnatural amount of data to process than that of the average human being, say just 30 years ago let alone a century back. We have social media and most of us get swept away in superfluous cr@p on our newsfeeds — we see the daily activities of people we don't even know.... Continue Reading →

This is Why You Are Amazing

“The cosmos is within us. We are made of star-stuff. We are a way for the universe to know itself.” ~Carl Sagan I would like to begin this blurb with a statement that the Pleiadians made through one of Barbara Marciniak's channels to humanity: Be noble because you are of the stars but be humble... Continue Reading →

Why a 10 Minute Meditation Could Mean Everything

I was at my monthly Power of 8 group and one of the members suggested our intention should be clarity and focus. She said she had seen a meme on some social platform that read (and I paraphrase): "My mind is like my internet browser, I have 13 tabs open, 3 are frozen and I... Continue Reading →

Got Blocks? This May Be Why…

Let's talk about blockages — no not the physical kind (although...there is something later on about the physical manifestation). I'm talking about energetic flow kind of blocks — we all hit them at some point. You're cruising through life manifesting like a pro and then...voila! You hit a wall. The wall seems insurmountable — there's... Continue Reading →

How to Cope With the Knowledge of Pure Evil

I write this article with a heavy heart. I felt the urge to acknowledge this in the only way I know how — to write about it. "The idea of evil is always subject to denial as a coping mechanism" ~John Bradshaw I was a person who preferred not to see the evil in the... Continue Reading →

The Truth About Being All Stirred Up

I read a quote the other day, it went something like this: "Not all storms come to disrupt your life, some come to clear you path" There is so much truth in that if only we could have the clarity of thought to see it that way when we're in the eye of the storm.... Continue Reading →

Big Announcement: I’m the New News Reader (CLN Headlines) for Big Indie Giant Radio

CLN on BIG I'm really pleased to announce that I'll be reading highlighted news headlines taken weekly from Conscious Life News on Big Indie Giant radio! Conscious Life News was recently taken down from Facebook with no valid explanation — they had over 1 million fans so I guess they were too big of a threat... Continue Reading →

Go Slow to Speed Things Up

"One of the best pieces of advice I ever got was from a horse master. He told me to go slow to go fast. I think that applies to everything in life. We live as though there aren't enough hours in the day but if we do each thing calmly and carefully we will get... Continue Reading →

Rekindling the Human Spirit with Lemons

When Life Gives You Lemons... I would like to give you a recipe for the best darn lemonade ever — it's about community, asking, giving and thriving. 4 years ago I moved to a remote little village in the klein Karoo, South Africa. I soon learnt that there was a really great switched on bunch... Continue Reading →

How to Play the Game

Let me play devils advocate and say that we’re in a matrix or holographic universe. You can liken this to being in a computer game. If you’ve ever engaged in a computer game, you know that you’re playing a game. The only problem with our collective perceived reality is that we’ve forgotten we’re in the... Continue Reading →

Don’t Let Control Issues Ruin Your Life

If you hold onto how things have to happen you are being manipulated by the ‘negative’ aspect of the ego. The ego has its place in your life. It is responsible for making your experience — in the physical plane — real. However, when the ego thinks it can control how your life pans out... Continue Reading →

The Scary Truth About Our Subconscious Programming

In last week’s article, I wrote about asking for something only once when you are manifesting your reality — you can recap HERE. Today I’d like to dive into the murky waters of the subconscious and bring to the surface the programs we run in the recesses of our psyche. Are You on Autopilot? Dr... Continue Reading →

Save the Date! My Solo Exhibition ’42’ is Happening This October!

Come join me and the Magpie Collective for the launch of my exhibition '42'. It promises to be an evening of reflection, intrigue, deep thought and conversation. Welcome drinks and nibbles will be available and all art lovers are invited. The exhibition runs from the 6th October until the 9th November 2018.  

Why You Should Ask Only Once

During a daily ‘quickie’ meditation me and my hubby do, Mike turns to me and asks, ‘Why do we keep on asking for the same thing — surely that shows you don’t trust the process?’ I tried to defend the situation by saying that repetition and affirmation anchor a desire. Then I thought about what... Continue Reading →

2 Damn Good Reasons Why You Need to Love Yourself!

What’s the Deal with Self Love? “Self-love is the source of all our other loves.” — Pierre Corneille Healthy self love is not narcissistic or egotistical — let’s just get that out the way first off.  Some people immediately associate self love with selfishness or egotism — it is neither. To love yourself is as... Continue Reading →

5 Super Easy Exercises to Creating a Positive Life!

“In order to carry a positive action we must develop here a positive vision.” — Dalai Lama Stepping Up to the Plate You’re probably familiar with the saying ‘what you think you create’ but how can you seriously filter every bad thought? There is a way, I promise. But before we delve into the amazing... Continue Reading →

What You Need to Know About Game Changes

A friend posted a quirky quote to my Facebook wall the other day — it read: When something goes wrong in your life just yell, “Plot Twist!” and move on. I had a good laugh and then a light-bulb went on in the old noggin — that’s totally true and a helluva great life strategy! Here’s... Continue Reading →

5 Golden Nuggets I Would’ve Wanted to Know as a Youth

Move Over Moses! If you had a time machine, what would you go back and tell your younger self? What important advice could you give your child right now? For me, I'd chisel these 5 things onto a stone tablet (just to be sure it would hit home) and hand it to Cherie the youth:... Continue Reading →

Future Projecting a Positive Outcome

If worry projects a negative future outcome then I think gratitude is its antithesis. If you have insane gratitude for what has not even happened in your current NOW, you are investing positive, expectant energy into your future NOW. Read related article: Simply BE in Gratitude Bursting at the Seams I recently had my hot water cylinder... Continue Reading →

Simply BE in Gratitude

I'm going to make today's blog short and sweet. Pretty nifty for a writer who's so long-winded, right? I hope I can convey this 'new theory' through the written word — I thought of videoing an interpretive dance for you but that would probably be more confusing. So here it goes... I've discovered a new... Continue Reading →

Remember: You Can Alchemize Anything!

I've been coming up against a very oppressive type of 'authoritarian' energy lately.  I am also seeing my friends and family going through similar experiences, so, perhaps you've been feeling it too? Authority normally scares the crap out of me but I'm going to let you in on how I've been dealing with it this... Continue Reading →

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