If there is ever something to remember about anxiety it’s this: one step at a time! You’re amazing and you’ll do it all, only if you tackle what’s in front of you now. As my dear mother used to say, ‘Rome wasn’t built in a day’.
When you learn to use synchronicity, you’ll start to follow the breadcrumbs to fulfilling your dreams. Be careful of shrugging events off as mere coincidence because that’s exactly what they’ll become. #synchronicity
You've probably realized by now that you are the one creating your life experience by what you're feeling and doing in this NOW moment. Your past does not define you but your present shapes your future.
It is said that the magic word, ‘Abracadabra’ may have Aramaic origins meaning ‘I create as I speak’. #magic #selfhelp
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When we communicate with our hearts we first open a space for dialogue to begin. A dialogue that is receptive as well as giving — where you give a person a chance to speak and they reciprocate.
A Phoenix, Some Crocs and the Djinn I was experimenting with a few of my original paintings and put these three together - I think they look rather spiff altogether as a triptych, what do you think? (click on picture to take you to my gallery): Other articles you may enjoy: The Art of Pastel... Continue Reading →
Remember Timon and Pumba from the Lion King? Their favourite saying was, 'Hakuna Matata!' which means 'no worries/problems'. Be like Timon and Pumba! #worryquote #quoteoftheday #quote
This is a tribute song to Anne Frank abstractly called 'Facebook Status' by Templeton Universe. #annefrank #templetonuniverse #facebookstatus #headspace
After I do the pour, I extract objects/faces/weird things out of the shapes in the paint. The painting I'd like to introduce you today to is called 'The Trickster'. #art #studio #paintingtechniques #cherieroedirksen #acrylicpour
When you block someone from giving, you are stopping that vital energetic exchange from circulating. How would you feel if your gifts weren't received? #receiving #giving #blockedenergy #abundance
The present moment is bliss, peace and tranquility. It is a tool to help you to find clarity. But intrinsically it is the place where we are most at peace with ourselves and the outer world. If we could all operate in this space a lot of problems would be alleviated. #meditation #peace #CherieRoeDirksen
Saying no doesn't make you a horrible person — you are merely a person with healthy boundaries. #selfhelp
The audio for article, 'How to Redesign Yourself from the Cellular Level and Beyond' read by Cherie Roe Dirksen
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.
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
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
“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 →
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 →
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!
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.
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
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? #worry #selfhelp #cherieroedirksen
Let go of the monkey mind version of how you want your life to transpire and let in the guidance of the higher mind. The egoic mind can only create from past events. #monkeymind #buddhism #CherieRoeDirksen #selfhelp
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
Ponder for a moment: are your beliefs holding you back? Are your thoughts aligned with your heart (innate) or your head (ego).
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 →
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 →
If you can cultivate a healthy awareness and can become the 'observer' of your reality, you can face your fear and transmute it into valuable data that can keep you safe and sane in an insane society. #heart #matrix
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 →
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 →
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 mind a sharp upper cuff)? Well, you’re here now — older and wiser with experience under your belt — and the pipeline dream of procuring time machines probably just isn’t going to happen. The brighter side is that we can enlighten future generations of the deeper meanings behind some really profound truths.
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 →
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 →
It's great when we find ourselves on a high — experiencing supreme joy, love, happiness and elation. It's really shitty when we hit rock bottom — experiencing doubt, anger, pain and fear. The key to true happiness is somewhere in the middle.
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 →
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 →
“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 →
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 →
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 →