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’.

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The Secret Ingredient to Happiness Audio

https://youtu.be/-T-NWhEvgvU Don't forget to check out HIGHER SELF YouTube channel HERE

Gracefully Receiving is Just as Important as Giving

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?

Put the HU Back into the Human

Learn how to use the 'HU' chant to protect yourself. #HU #protection #aura

The Art of Getting Out of Your Own Way

"If you are not willing to risk the usual, you will have to settle for the ordinary." ~Jim Rohn

4 Tibetan Tips for Longevity

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 →

4 Reasons to Entice You to Quit Drama

“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 →

Why You Should Turn Disappointment into Opportunity

Find out why lifes let downs can be beneficial...

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!

Eco Bricks Just Might Help Save the Planet and YOU Can Start Yours Today!

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.

Comfort Zones: Embracing the Beauty of Awkward and Uncomfortable

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

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

3 Ways to Kick Your Fears to the Curb

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

It’s Time to Go Beyond Belief — Here’s How…

Ponder for a moment: are your beliefs holding you back? Are your thoughts aligned with your heart (innate) or your head (ego).

How to Redesign Yourself From the Cellular Level and Beyond!

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 →

Get Your Joy on This Festive Season!

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 →

How You Can Beat the Matrix

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

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 →

Satisfying Simplicity — My Latest Article in Odyssey Magazine

  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 →

How To Sink Your Teeth Into Molding Your Reality

The moral of the story: you can alchemize anything and don't you forget it!!!

How to Become More Balanced (and Happy!)

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.

Why You Should Always Try Your Patience

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 →

Your Solar Plexus: First Impressions are Usually Right

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 →

Why a 10 Minute Meditation Could Mean Everything

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 →

Got Blocks? This May Be Why…

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 →

How to Cope With the Knowledge of Pure Evil

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 →

The Truth About Being All Stirred Up

“Not all storms come to disrupt your life, some come to clear you path” #selfhelp #motivation

Go Slow to Speed Things Up

"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 →

Rekindling the Human Spirit with Lemons

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 →

How to Play the Game

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 →

Don’t Let Control Issues Ruin Your Life

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 →

The Scary Truth About Our Subconscious Programming

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 →

Why You Should Ask Only Once

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 →

5 Golden Nuggets I Would’ve Wanted to Know as a Youth

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 →

Future Projecting a Positive Outcome

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 →

Simply BE in Gratitude

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 →

Remember: You Can Alchemize Anything!

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 →

The Art of Not Thinking

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 →

Keeping the Dream Alive

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 →

Why ‘The Echo’ is Important on Your Evolutionary Path

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 →

Community Power Groups are Reshaping the Way We Think

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 →

Feeling Into a Better Reality

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 →

Do You Need to Learn How to Say ‘No’?

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 →

Are You Expecting Good Things to Happen? Why You Should…

Your Focus is Your Life If you're not expecting great things to happen to you each and every day, you're probably not going to be disappointed — you'll be creating the mundane. You're a powerful creator either way. Remember that movie 'Groundhog Day'? The main character repeated the same day over and over and over... Continue Reading →

Are You Brave Enough to Be Happy?

"Happiness is an inside job. ~William Arthur Ward" I wrote in a previous article that I had stumbled across a truth that turned my world upside down Alice style. It was the mere statement that life is meaningless. It seems quite an abrasive statement, doesn't it? It's really not. It just means that life has no... Continue Reading →

3 Ways to Wave Goodbye to Fear

"Expose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no power, and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free." ~Jim Morrison Fear controls most of us. The sh*t thing is, our controllers want to perpetuate fear in any way possible — it makes sense to those seeking power. 'Fight or flight' fear... Continue Reading →

Why Not Imprint How You Want to Die?

"Every man must do two things alone; he must do his own believing and his own dying." ~Martin Luther What a strange subject, eh? Well, I think it's one worth delving into. We set intentions all day long, shooting out those 'rockets of desire' — so, why not imprint on this matrix or world of... Continue Reading →

The Key to Success That May Surprise You

Black Holes and Revelations A while ago I wrote an article about an a-ha moment I had with a background program I was running. The program was, 'life isn't fair'. In the article I explained my discovery that life is neutral until you give it meaning (for instance: Life just is. Then you give it... Continue Reading →

Are You Ready to Enjoy Life?

"A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving." ~Lao Tzu It's so hard to 'let go' of your goals or the outcomes you desire once you've dreamed them up and even harder to know, intrinsically, that this is exactly what you must do in order to receive what you are... Continue Reading →

Why Patience Truly is a Virtue

“Do you have the patience to wait until your mud settles and the water is clear?” ― Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching Have you ever been so swept up in the heat of the moment that your emotional outburst made things worse? Have you ever wished you had just waited a bit or 'slept on... Continue Reading →

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