Find out the life strategies playing chess taught me...it's more than a board game!
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
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.
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 →
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 →
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 →
"It is the nature of the self to manifest itself, In every atom slumbers the might of the self." — Muhammad Iqbal
You're Bloody Amazing! Let's cut through the brown stuff here and get straight to the crux. Most of us have been on a journey of breaking down our programming that we are 'less than'/sinners/victims/mortal and we are starting to let our heads venture out of our tortoise shells to catch a glimpse of our innate, immortal... Continue Reading →
What a dramatic headline! I'm feeling rather dramatic as my face is still encrusted with tears as I write this — it's Friday the 2nd August 2013, a day I've been dreading for the past week and there's no going back now. I had no intention of writing about this so soon (if at all) but... Continue Reading →
To be kind is a good trait. To help others out when you can is a good trait. To be used as a doormat is not a good trait. To help others when they can, themselves, do the job is inhibiting their personal growth and development.
In a world where almost everything seems to be competitive and the yearning for success is rife, take heart in knowing that you can benefit greatly by learning from others and how they manage and maintain success in order to establish a winning formula for your life
“You do not become good by trying to be good, but by finding the goodness that is already within you.” — Eckhart Tolle Where is my Pluck? To have pluck is to be spirited with a determined courage. Its very definition is inspiring — bravery, nerve, valour, guts and heart — but how can we truly... Continue Reading →
Staying Alive Why should you even bother? If you are one of the lucky ones whose mind never entertained such a question, well, good for you. If you know what I'm talking about, you've probably been down that road of doom and gloom and 'woe is me'. If I had the answer to life on... Continue Reading →
Being a Rookie Chess is a game that I love to play with my husband. He is such an enviable strategist. When I first started playing with him, I felt like a complete fool every time he snookered my king and got me into check-mate. When I let my pride take the back seat, I... Continue Reading →
Conviction is a way of taking responsibility for your actions no matter what you are doing. If you can’t take responsibility, then you shouldn’t be doing it. Chances are that you are going to end up blaming everyone else but yourself for any future repercussions.
We've all feared, at some point in our lives, what other people think of us but here are 9 reasons to let go of the opinions of others for our own good: 1. Smoke and Mirrors The fear of imperfection and/or of not being accepted is, of course, an illusion. Who gets to be the... Continue Reading →
Guest article written by Cherie Roe Dirksen for Lightworkers World ‘Nothing really matters, anyone can see…nothing really matters. Nothing really matters to me…any way the wind blows.” – Freddy Mercury (Bohemian Rhapsody) Beautifully put! Thank you, Freddy Mercury, for writing this poetic piece of universal truth and to Queen for adding the sound vibration and... Continue Reading →
Does it not feel wonderful to be the catalyst that activates the pay it forward system? What is paying it forward? For those of you who don’t know — it is when you perform an act of kindheartedness with no need for reward, the receiver of that action then pays it forward to someone else. “When... Continue Reading →
Hay House Versus Haywire I started writing my book ‘Divine You — Redefining Love in the New Earth’ in June of 2010. It was an amazing journey of self and felt incredible to put it into words. When it came to finding a publisher, I chose a publishing house in New York whose motto was ‘changing the... Continue Reading →
Are You Reading Me on FM? It’s a kind of magic…not only does this Universe work on energy and everything in and of it is read as energy, which by the way, cannot be destroyed only transmuted or reshaped – but we are also working primarily with vibration or frequency. Quantum Tongue-Twister Quantum physics has... Continue Reading →
Travels and Learnings I always find that my travels around the world are not only inspirational but I also learn so much more about cultural dynamics. My trip to Egypt was no different. I had a wonderful adventure and fulfilled a life-long dream to visit Egypt's many ancient wonders (which I will be sure to... Continue Reading →
It Always Starts With Choice You may have noticed a theme in this life called freewill. Everyone is free to make up their own minds and act accordingly. This can also be said on an energetic level. We may say one thing but mean another, our true intention is usually emitted via our emotional body... Continue Reading →
How to be in the world but not of it As things stand now, you are most likely reading this blog from a computer somewhere on planet earth. My marvelous skills of deduction are quite remarkable, I know. We seem to all be in the same boat, paddling around in circles, paddling against the current... Continue Reading →
The Prodigal Son We all know the biblical parable of the Prodigal Son (if you don't click here). Long story really short: Two sons are given their inheritance before the father dies. One son does the 'right' thing and works for his father, the other son squanders his lot and comes crawling back to the father.... Continue Reading →
Please recap on part 1 HERE (What Frequencies Are You Sending Out?) Moving the Energy When you are feeling stuck in your solar plexus (stomach area) you can always choose to move it up a notch into your heart chakra (chest area). "...you can move it up on the emotional scale." When you are feeling down... Continue Reading →
Are You Reading Me On FM? It's a kind of magic...not only does this Universe work on energy and everything in and of it is read as energy, which by the way, cannot be destroyed only transmuted or reshaped – but we are also working primarily with vibration or frequency. Quantum Tongue-Twister Quantum physics has... Continue Reading →
A very common condition Are you living in the past, rehashing past traumas and situations? Do you feel like you want to let go but just can't? "Whether you are experiencing regret, sorrow, guilt, shame or a number of other lower vibrational anxieties, you need to let go and detach." So many people live this... Continue Reading →
So, 2012 is here and we are about to enter one of the most anticipated years in history! Are you feeling it? This year has a certain air of mystery, intrigue, excitement, anxiety, angst and nervous anticipation. What do we do? What can we do? Is there anything TO do? The answer is an emphatic... Continue Reading →
As tongue-in-cheek as this article title intended to be — there is something to this biblical concept of ‘ascension’ but it may not be what you think. To Be or Not To Be…What Was the Question? Who am I? If this has been your question, then I would like to officially welcome you to... Continue Reading →
It is what it is... When I feel challenged by outside or external influences or situations, my favourite phrase to bring me into the present moment is ‘it is what it is’… Such a simple, yet effective phrase. In it’s simplicity it offers you a gateway, a bridge to cross from potentially being swept away... Continue Reading →
Turning a Negative into a Positive We all know about positive thinking and the Law of Attraction but do we really put it into practice? I have so many friends who say they completely understand the Law of Attraction but I find these very same people asking me to join groups on Facebook with very... Continue Reading →
One of the Most Poignant Taboos I would like to delve into the 'spiritual taboos' – maybe you’ve heard of them, maybe you haven’t. Either way, they are significant enough to address (or re-address as the case may be). These are concepts put across through the masterful words and teachings, derived from Toltec wisdom, of... Continue Reading →