Find out the life strategies playing chess taught me...it's more than a board game!
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.
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.
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?
Ponder for a moment: are your beliefs holding you back? Are your thoughts aligned with your heart (innate) or your head (ego).
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.
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 →
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 →
There are 3 main definitions of funk: A foul smell or odor, A type of music that combines elements of rhythm and blues with soul, percussive vocals, strong bass and heavy down-beats, A state of great fear, panic or fluster. A depressed, sad or sorry state of mind. I'm going to be discussing the latter... Continue Reading →
What the...? A friend of mine was recently diagnosed with Lyme disease and she shared a documentary called, 'Under Our Skin' (which I will embed for you to watch at the end of this post). I just had to share it with you all as I was totally gobsmacked after sitting through, what I have to... Continue Reading →
Don’t Believe in the Law of Attraction? I happen to believe — 100% — in the power of the LOA (I’ll be divulging, in more detail, about why I believe so vehemently in next week’s blog). I believe in the LOA as much as I believe in the force of gravity. Some people say the... Continue Reading →
The World’s a Menagerie “Joy and elation are the quickest tools to getting those dreams and desires fleshed out.” The most frequent question I think any South African gets asked, when visiting a foreign country, would be, ‘Do you really get lions prowling the streets?’ — To which the more common reply is a contentious,... Continue Reading →
Green-Eyed Monsters Are Not Purely Sci-Fi Allow me to ignite this article with a bang-on quote by Robert A. Heinlein: "A competent and self-confident person is incapable of jealousy in anything. Jealousy is invariably a symptom of neurotic insecurity." Let's just bask in that wisdom for a second. Aaah...can't you just feel the truth of... Continue Reading →
Cherie Roe Dirksen gives 2 simple yet effective coping strategies for when life presents us with chaos. Are you using them already? Find out here...
I saw on my Facebook feed one early morn, that Venus and Mars are doing a little dance in the morning sky together in my neck of the woods. On 1st September (which is our Spring Day in the Southern Hemisphere), they were apparently at an exact degree in Leo and appear as one united star.... Continue Reading →
The void can also be interpreted as the place of creation — the ultimate matrix or womb. Watch for synchronicities and opportunities — be fully aware of what you want to see happen and how the universe tries to make it possible.
Did you know that your quality of breath can determine your quality of life? Breathing correctly boosts the brain (it has even been shown to spark brain growth — especially in the elderly), invigorates the body and helps us to find clarity (especially when we find ourselves under stress or anxiety).
“Fill your bowl to the brim and it will spill. Keep sharpening your knife and it will blunt.” ― Lao Tzu, Te Tao Ching We live at a break-neck, fast-paced, mind-reeling, brain-fogging speed — where everything was supposed to be done yesterday! Sound familiar to you? Coping in this age is quite a balancing act —... Continue Reading →
For those of you who don't know what synchronicity is, please READ THIS. Meaningful Coincidences "Synchronicity hints at the unified world behind the illusory veil of the material universe" — Roger S. Jones Synchronous moments usually mark major game changes in our individual timelines. It could be that moment when you bump into a friend you... Continue Reading →
It can be darn right frustrating watching people around you manifesting their hearts desires and there you are feeling like you couldn’t conjure a pig in a poke! What’s wrong with your Law of Attraction prowess?
I'm a huge fan of grunge rock band, Nirvana, and could never be opposed to Kurt, Krist or Dave's inciting, excitable and rebellious music that was the soundtrack of my youth — so now that that's out the way...this article is actually about the state of Nirvana. Smells Like Heaven Nirvana (in Hinduism and Buddhism) is the highest level... Continue Reading →
When the Going Gets Tough Life get's hairy — let's face it. "Perseverance, secret of all triumphs" — Victor Hugo Let me paint a metaphorical picture: You're standing at the checkout, waiting to pay. You're going to make a beautiful meal when you get home and you're salivating at the very thought of those steamed baby... Continue Reading →
You're on fire. You need a game plan to douse the flames. What do you do? Stop. Drop. Roll. Now let's take this principle and put it into practice when we are emotionally fired up and have no idea how to quell those licking flames. Playing With Fire What do you do when you feel like you're climbing... Continue Reading →
What a drab word — 'earnest' — but hang on a minute...is it really? When one hears the word 'earnest' it conjures feelings of great seriousness — being diligent, sincere and fervent. Stiff upper lip old chap! Take a Walk on the Wilde Side! Now let's look at the funky and ferocious side of this delectable word... Continue Reading →
"Happiness is an inside job" — William Arthur Ward "Be happy with what you have and are, be generous with both, and you won't have to hunt for happiness" — William E. Gladstone The one thing most humans have in common is the desire to be happy. Although most people seek it as either a future event... Continue Reading →
Becoming the Butterfly – The Activation My good friend, Tracy Russell — a transformational coach and facilitator, has a wealth of wisdom to share with you. She is the founder of ‘The Wild Hearted Revolution’ and creatix of ‘The Emergent Imaginal Model’ which provides the context for her coaching and leadership programs for youth and... Continue Reading →
Sick of Getting Sick? "Don't live to eat — eat to live. Don't let any thing come between you, your ideal body and an ecstatic life." Is it just me or is sickness and disease on the rise? Just in my circle of friends and acquaintances, 20 year olds are being diagnosed with cancer and healthy 50... Continue Reading →
“The world is becoming more toxic… and modern technology can’t fix it. But human history can.” — Origins I stumbled upon this movie as I was surfing the net from my pillow this morning — at the time I was still blurry eyed and in the throes of waking up. I bookmarked it to view at a later... Continue Reading →
"Be Impeccable With Your Word. Speak with integrity. Say only what you mean. Avoid using the word to speak against yourself or to gossip about others. Use the power of your word in the direction of truth and love." — Miguel Angel Ruiz Sometimes we can blurb things without thinking. However, when we make these... Continue Reading →
A while back I wrote about merging your feminine and masculine attributes and addressing your shadow self. You can read those blogs here: Only 50 Shades of Grey — What Happened to the Rest? Is Humanity Being Raped? How Suppressing Your Shadow Self Can Destroy You I was approached by author Michael Hallett, after he read what I had to... Continue Reading →
"Spiritual Alchemy is a journey which flows in three parts: awakening (seeing the truth); activating (cleansing and purifying); and anchoring (integration of all the wisdom and lessons which came before, so that you can step fully into your authentic self)." — Eleftheria KakambourasA Course in MagicI recently had the honour of completing a 6 week... Continue Reading →
Last week I told you I was taking strides out of my comfort zone and pulling carrots from my derriere (you can read it HERE — Do You Believe in Magic?), well, here's the first 'episode' of Reali-Tea Check! I'm hoping to make it a regular feature here, so do stay tuned and remember to... Continue Reading →
How About Singing a New Tune? Love is an amplifier — when you feel love it's the most powerful energetic vibration in the universe (IMHO). When you feel lack it brings more lack. Ergo, shouldn't we start packing up all our preconceived and deep-seated feelings that money is the root of all evil? How about we... Continue Reading →
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road My previous blog was about manifesting in the void (you can read it HERE), however, little did I know how vast, deep and probing this chasm was going to be. This past week has shown me the strangest and most captivating metaphors through synchronicity and the enlightening banter of my noble tribe. The... Continue Reading →
The painting used in the above quotation is called 'The Painters Universe' and can be purchased as prints — JUST CLICK HERE. Other blogs by Cherie Roe Dirksen you may enjoy: Creative Expression Brought to Life on Youtube (Watch for Free) It’s About Time This Blog Was Written! 2 Quick Little Pep-Me-Ups 5 Ways to Tune into a HD Quality Life Why... Continue Reading →
New Energy, New World You may have noticed that the Mayan 'end of the world' calendar has come and gone (21/12/2012). We are now supposedly in 'Year 2' of this advanced and illustrious new age/paradigm/Earth. Can you feel it? Or are you feeling more like you're stuck in a void with endless karma and drama... Continue Reading →
Earth day is celebrated on the 22nd April (this Tuesday) — events are held worldwide to demonstrate support for environmental protection. The first Earth Day celebration was way back in 1970. Having Good 'ol Gaia Fun The online magazine, Butterfly You, is running a self-assessment game to discover the Goddess Within You (men, please don't feel... Continue Reading →
Catch up on last weeks Rock Art Series Painting no. 6 reveal HERE. Now you've seen the painting, how did I get to the title and what led me to paint the very odd scene depicting pond-scum, moon goddesses, a phoenix and a serpent — just to name a few?! Battling the Chaos Chaoskampf is... Continue Reading →
Balls to Capitalism! I've been really doing a lot of 'couch pondering' (where you just sit on the couch staring at the ceiling for hours...thinking) about that wretched topic — money. God, how I love having it and, boy, how I despise the need for it. What a stinking dichotomy! I work for myself and,... Continue Reading →
Can You Relate to These Questions? There has been too much coincidence of people experiencing these symptoms for me to ignore this any longer. Let me jump right in the deep end: Are you feeling a great amount of detachment lately from things that would normally bother you regarding your career, home life, worries or... Continue Reading →
Manifesting What You Do and Don't Want Well, this year showed up with a tremendous thump on the head (thanks to inland revenue — need I say more?) followed by some truly spectacular fireworks and major realizations! The good and the bad have been a-knocking at my door, testing my patience and resolve. How have... Continue Reading →
You're probably familiar with the saying, 'everyone's got a book in them' but the real question is: how do you start taking those first steps and begin furiously tapping away at your keyboard with zesty enthusiasm? You Could Be Holding Your Book Within 6 Short Months! You may be surprised to learn that it is not such a gargantuan and overwhelming... Continue Reading →
The Hibiscus is known to help women to reclaim their sexuality, vitality and authenticity and has aided many women who have been sexually traumatized (through the use of Hibiscus essence).
In a follow-up to last weeks blog, 'Only 50 Shades of Grey — What Happened to the Rest?', I'm going to be discussing the darker side of duality — the Shadow Self. What is the Shadow Self? "The master knows it is foolish to try to conceal any part of the self." It is that... Continue Reading →
An Unusual Review of 'The Hobbit' Book My nephew introduced me to Thug Notes on YouTube the other day — I was so impressed I almost leapt out of my skin with excitement! My first impression was...'is this for real?' Here's this 'gangsta-type-dude' sitting in an armchair, kitted out in his bling with a street-wise... Continue Reading →
Despicable Me Not only have I not (double negative, I know) read the sizzling book but I also have no intention of playing in the shadows of this steamy novel — pretty much based on the fact that all I know about it is its reputation for sexual explicitness. What I do intend to do... Continue Reading →