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 →
Templeton Universe has released their music video for 'Disenchanted' and it'll make you think about life, the matrix, the bible - all the juicy stuff!
“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 →
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.
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 →
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 →
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 →
"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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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.
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 →
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 →
“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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
Have you ever met someone who does the same thing over and over or who has the same thing done to them over and over and you just sit there thinking, 'you're the common denominator, dude'? What does it mean to be the common denominator? It simply means your energy and actions are producing the... Continue Reading →
Simple Complexity — The Dichotomous Nature of Our Reality I've just finished the painting I used in the header picture above (you can click on it to see the whole image). It's a new style I'm dappling in. When I stepped back from the painting — after I had downed my brush — the first... Continue Reading →
It's my great pleasure to announce my first art workshop! The workshop will take place between the 27th July 2018 and 29th July 2018. The event is going to be held at Ruth62 Guesthouse, Barrydale (see photo's below). Details of the course: This is an exclusive 3 day art and soul retreat for those of... Continue Reading →
Hitting a Hurdle I was recently flying high with my manifestations and was literally seeing things I wanted present themselves to me in the most magnificent, unexpected and darn-right scary ways. Then suddenly...nothing. What happened? I started getting a little antsy — why had I hit a roadblock? I sat with this question for over... Continue Reading →
So you've taken the initiative to change the course of your life to something that pleases you more. You've recognized that you are the co-creator of your experience and you've set your sails to bring you more of what you desire. Suddenly you are confronted with more of what you don't want. Why? Understanding the... Continue Reading →
Here is my latest article from Odyssey Magazine (click on icon to the right to read the magazine for free!) Ever wondered how you can change the world without having to march on parliament or chain yourself to a tree? I've discovered a powerful new way to effect positive change by starting small… I recently... Continue Reading →
Most people know by now (including scientists) that there are an infinite amount of parallel universes out there (or in here — it depends on your point of view). If you prefer to hear the article, watch the video below: https://youtu.be/qAx9n4P8xyo "If you're trying to change the world you are in now, you can't. You... Continue Reading →
Are You a Pushover? I am…or at least, I was — not anymore though. “And it comes from saying no to 1,000 things to make sure we don’t get on the wrong track or try to do too much. We’re always thinking about new markets we could enter, but it’s only by saying no that... Continue Reading →