Coming Out of the Woods — ‘The Fall and The Return’ (My Latest Painting)

*UPDATE: The original painting has now been sold* What's it About? This painting is from the perspective of the person coming out of the woods onto the path. It's a pause for observation or perhaps even hesitation. Who is coming out of the woods and where are they heading? Are they coming home? Are they... Continue Reading →

Why it Hurts So Much When Someone Lies

"In a time of universal deceit - telling the truth is a revolutionary act." — George Orwell

6 Impossible Things To Do Every Day

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.

Did You Know That ‘Abracadabra’ Really is a Magically Loaded Word?

It is said that the magic word, ‘Abracadabra’ may have Aramaic origins meaning ‘I create as I speak’. #magic #selfhelp

An Accidental Triptych

Update: All 3 paintings below are now sold. 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... Continue Reading →

Do You Need To Meditate? Part 1

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

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 →

5 Tools to Stop You Worrying

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

How to Stop the ‘Monkey Mind’ Phenomenon

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

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 →

7 Things Every Teenager Should Know About Life

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.

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 →

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.  

How to Communicate Instantly with Your Higher Self for Speedy Manifesting

Mind-Blasting Stuff I'm going to try and make this as straight forward as possible. Lately I've been playing with the idea that we're in a construct reality or a 'matrix'. It's been an astonishing revelation as synchronicities and instant messages have come pouring through the cracks. I've always had a great deal of 'bread crumbs'... Continue Reading →

Proudly Flaunting the Indigenous Protea!

As many of you may know, I'm South African. And, what you may also know is, our national flower is the beautiful Protea. I've been dabbling in painting (see painting on your right) these magnificent flowers and decided to start the new year off with a Designer Protea Product Line (below) — I hope you like... Continue Reading →

How to Avoid Misunderstanding Forgiveness

To Forgive is Divine "We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive. He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power to love. There is some good in the worst of us and some evil in the best of us. When we discover this, we are less prone to... Continue Reading →

Prayer: Where Did it All Go Wrong?

Whether you are someone who never skips prayer time, a ‘once in a blue moon’ beseecher or an affirmation junkie — there’s something you need to know about the different modalities of prayer and the one action that actually makes it work… A Wooly Topic I was watching Gregg Braden's, 'The Science of Miracles'(if you... Continue Reading →

Quirky New Designs: Putting Pets to Good Use

Fur and Feathers My hubby and I recently adopted a new kitty, Tilly. She had 24 hours before she was going to be put down (yikes!). We never looked back. She's adorable, playful and just a breath of fresh (albeit energetic) air. She looks like she could be our other cats (Purdy) sister as they... Continue Reading →

I Made a Lyric Music Video — Come Take a Look :)

With the release of my indie rock bands new album, 'Between Lies' (Templeton Universe) — we decided to bring out a lyric video of the first track. It's got an Alice-in-Wonderland/Oz feel to it. Let us know what you think! We'd love to hear from you 🙂   You can get our new album by CLICKING... Continue Reading →

3 Ways to Tap Into the Matrix of All Possibility

“My brain is only a receiver, in the Universe there is a core from which we obtain knowledge, strength and inspiration. I have not penetrated into the secrets of this core, but I know that it exists.” - Nikola Tesla I came across the above quote on my Facebook feed this morning. It was a... Continue Reading →

A Reminder That Your Soul Mate is Always Closer Than You Think…

You can hear this song by clicking HERE. Our latest album is due for the official release at the end of the month - please help us with the production costs via our crowdfunding campaign. Even $1 will help us!!! And every pledge gets you music 🙂 Other articles you may enjoy: Do You Want... Continue Reading →

If You Love Trees, You Simply Can’t Miss Out on This New Painting!

I literally downed my brushes yesterday! This is my latest creation called, 'Celebration (Tree of Life Series)' and is an Acrylic and Mixed Media on Boxed Canvas. The size is 75cm x 75cm x 4cm (nice and big!!!). If you're interested in purchasing the original — it is available at SaatchiOnline (CLICK HERE) or as... Continue Reading →

Rocking Art Exhibition and Musical Show Photo’s (You Won’t Believe Who Turned Up!)

Goodbye 2016! We Rocked You Out... Last year (2016) was — numerologically (gawd...that was a tongue twister! Does that word even exist? It does now) speaking — a year of cyclical endings (2+0+1+6=9 and 9 is a number of completion). So, it was befitting that my Rocking Art Series was to finally be exhibited in... Continue Reading →

Be the Inspiration You Seek (Odyssey Mag – Issue 4 – Out Now!)

There are simple yet effective habits that free-thinking, progressive people adopt to raise their vibration and stay in a place of joy, creativity, serenity and love. If you’re feeling lost or disconnected from your life purpose, passion and spirit, then Cherie Roe Dirksen may have some helpful tips to keep you pointed in the right... Continue Reading →

Change: One Thing You Can Rely On and Use to Your Advantage

"To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often." — Winston Churchill You guessed it, the only constant thing is this mortal coil is change. It's the definitive dichotomy of our existence. Now — seeing it's the only thing you most certainly CAN rely on — let's look at how we can... Continue Reading →

4 Minute Video Leading up to the Meaning of Life

Take One — Meanings, Purpose and Lighting Fires  (with the Added Bonus of Eternal Youth)... It's the age old question we ask ourselves at some point in this discombobulating journey of life: What is the meaning of it all? "There is a fountain of youth: it is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring... Continue Reading →

10 Spiritually Provocative Quotes From David Bowie — No.7 is Something We Should All Ponder!

We lost a musical genius at the beginning of 2016. Read related article: ‘The Best There Is’: World Mourns Artistic Maverick David Bowie (Plus Video Tribute) Loving the Alien My earliest memory of the legendary David Robert Jones was when my mother bought a record of his and I saw the cover (I think it was... Continue Reading →

Need a Constant Flow of Money? I’ve Got Something For You…

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What Do Debussy and Quicksilver Have in Common? The Answer May Surprise You!

Turning Music into Art and Feeling To recap on the last video blog (New Concepts: What Does a Bach Masterpiece Look and Feel Like? (Video Included)) CLICK HERE. This week I tuned into another one of my all-time favourite composers, Claude Debussy. The feelings that came up after listening to Debussy were: Whimsy, Magic, Playfulness, Fluidity... Continue Reading →

New Concepts: What Does a Bach Masterpiece Look and Feel Like? (Video Included)

"It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge" — Albert Einstein Channeling Music into Emotive Art Before I launch into my Bach revelation, I want to give you a little bit of background about where I'm coming from: I embarked on an auditory and visual journey in... Continue Reading →

3 Ways to Tap Into the Matrix of All Possibility

“My brain is only a receiver, in the Universe there is a core from which we obtain knowledge, strength and inspiration. I have not penetrated into the secrets of this core, but I know that it exists.” - Nikola Tesla I came across the above quote on my Facebook feed this morning. It was a... Continue Reading →

7 Ways You Can Conquer Stress

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’.

3 Valuable Understandings to Help You Kick Fear Addiction

"The only thing we have to fear is fear itself." — Franklin D. Roosevelt Creeping in Through the Cracks Fear is a mighty strong emotion. It could be said to be the driving force behind our collective impotence. Why does it have so much force in our lives? It get's flung at us constantly via the... Continue Reading →

News Alert: Rock Music Art Originals Available to Purchase Exclusively Through Saatchi for the First Time!

I started the Rock Art Series back in July of 2012. I thought it'd take me no longer than a year to complete. How wrong I was! I am still busy with the 10 paintings I set out to create. You can read the WHOLE enticing, dramatic and emotionally provocative story HERE. I was going... Continue Reading →

Let’s Talk About Green Stuff — It May Not Be What You Think!

Green is the New Black When I say 'let's talk about the green stuff?' what does your mind spring to? money? Show me the bunce? marijuana? Totally far out dude... sustainable living — doing your reduced carbon footprint kind-of-thang, all cool and hippy like? Or jealousy? The green-eyed, envy monster awaiting in each of us... Continue Reading →

Are You Carrying More Than You Need To?

"It's hard to be clear about who you are when you are carrying around a bunch of baggage from the past. I've learned to let go and move more quickly into the next place." ~Angelina Jolie When you're sojourning overseas and you've got tons of luggage — it's a real schlep, right? It's much easier airport... Continue Reading →

3 Tips on How to Stay Relatively Calm…Especially Over the Festive Season!

Christmas Fireworks! It's the season to be jolly — dust off the mistletoe and pucker up for that long line of friends and family just waiting to be welcomed into your house for another round of yearly festivities. "Christmas is a time when you get homesick, even when you’re home." - Carol Nelson However, there... Continue Reading →

Are You Prepared For Christmas? With Up To 75% Off, You Will Be!

Yeah, Christmas is creeping up on us yet again! I don't know about you, but I'm just not organized for this years festivities (what's new?). If you've got all your ducks in a row, I take my hat off to you! Well done. If you're like me and haven't got a clue...maybe I can help... Continue Reading →

Dangerous Illusions: Why Time Should Be Replaced

"I must govern the clock, not be governed by it." — Golda Meir Passing the Time I was listening to a Dolores Cannon lecture yesterday (read more about her extraordinary life and her sad passing HERE), she said some profound things. One, however, really stuck out for me. Time does not exist. Yeah, I know that's nothing new... Continue Reading →

How to Lose Friends and Generally Alienate People

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 →

What You Can Do to Help in Chaos

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...

Misery Tamed With Mercy Meets My Massive Canvas (Photo’s Included)

I've been itching to get to work on a BIG scale. So, I bought this really large canvas and got painting! It's a concept that has been brewing in the recesses of my mind for quite some time. I wanted to mingle masculine and feminine energies together in one epic piece de resistance. I wanted to truly... Continue Reading →

Do You Feel Worthless? 2 Reasons Why You Need to Love YOU

Why self-love and self-worth will bring about world peace!

5 Tips to Get You Living the Dream!

  Need Some New Direction? Are you tired of the same old same old? Do you feel your life needs new lift and you know it? Thing is, how do you go about creating a strategy to implement a new idea or goal and stick to it? We often know exactly what we want but... Continue Reading →

How to Better Understand Your Yin/Yang Energy

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 →

4 Reasons to Eat Humble Pie and Starve the Ego

“When you are content to be simply yourself and don’t compare or compete, everyone will respect you.”   ~Lao Tzu (Tao Te Ching) Easier said than done, right? We all experience our own egos in mild to moderate doses every now and again (and for some, it’s a constant fighting battle that they’re not even aware of).... Continue Reading →

How Weird, Little Synchronicities Can Actually Be the Bomb!

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 →

1 Common Mistake You May Be Making When Using the Law of Attraction

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?

How to Use Your Heart Wisdom

We hear the terms ‘heart-centered living’ and ‘using your heart’ thrown around a lot in conversation and literature these days but how do we practically do this?  What wisdom does our heart really have? “There is no instinct like that of the heart.” ~ Lord Byron Piercing the Heart Mystery When I think of using... Continue Reading →

Use Your Experiences For Creative Expansion

Creative Expression book available HERE Prints of the painting available HERE Other blogs you may enjoy: The Resurrection of Muse — Rock Art Painting no. 7 Photographs Decoding Muse (Rock Art Painting no. 7) — ‘Resurrection’ You’re Told to Follow Your Heart, But What Does That Mean and How Do You Practically Do That? 10 Easy Steps... Continue Reading →

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