What is Sacred Relationship? by Cheryl Marlene

What is Sacred Relationship?

What is Sacred Relationship? This is how I define sacred relationship: Engaging with relationship within the empowering, authentic integration of body, mind, heart, and soul. Several years ago, after pulling myself out of the insanity of divorce, I reclaimed my sanity by intentionally choosing a path forward. My first choice had to do with transforming …

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The Relief of Prince Charming by Cheryl Marlene

The Relief of Prince Charming

When I was 12, when asked what I wanted to be when I grew up, I knew instinctively what I wanted: Prince Charming on his white steed whisking me away. This response always got a laugh. Now when I think of my reply, as a grownup, I instinctively get what I didn’t understand then. I …

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Letting Go of Scraps by Cheryl Marlene

Letting Go of Scraps

I’m letting go of scraps. Which is also to say that I’m letting go of making do. When I don’t believe that I can’t receive what I want, then I make do with whatever little bit is offered — even if that little bit is not what makes my heart sing. For me relationship is …

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Touched by Cheryl Marlene

Touched

I sit on the sofa’s edge, rigid, hands on knees, feeling lost to myself. He sits beside me, carefully reaching out his left hand and resting it gently on my shoulder. I flinch, the touch breaking my resolve to feel nothing. Though I do feel myself still braced, defending, holding back. Not allowing myself to …

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Choose You by Cheryl Marlene

Choose You

You can’t choose me until you choose you.  That’s what stands before you: you.  And choice. To be at choice with me requires that you choose you. I see the hesitation born from a life time of conciliatory gestures which have slowly killed you within the intimacy of the sacred relationship which you should have …

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Building Prince Charming by Cheryl Marlene

Building Prince Charming

As a writer, sometimes I write to entertain myself and have fun. The following piece is just simple fun. Enjoy! Once upon a time there was little girl who was very happy. She loved chasing butterflies, splashing in puddles in her rain boots, and blowing dandelions. But more than anything she loved sitting in her …

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A Cold Fog by Cheryl Marlene.

A Cold Fog

When my desire to feel a man’s finger trace my spine, to feel his lips on mine, to bring him pleasure in return – when this desire goes unfulfilled, the act of self-pleasure hangs like a cold fog on my heart. I know that I could find release in a shadowed place with whatever randy …

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Delight in Your Presence by Cheryl Marlene

Delight in Your Presence

I thought I knew exactly what would happen, And I was entirely wrong, Because you are you, And I didn’t know you, Until I did, And then it was too late, And would have been untruthful, For anything else to be, Including what I thought, Which turned out to be wrong, Because in, the end, The truth is I receive delight in your presence.

Somewhere by Cheryl Marlene

Somewhere

Somewhere out in the world you are there I feel your movement I feel your smile Directed toward the people in your life Your friends, your family, your clients. One day your there will be my here I feel your pull I feel your desire Directed towards the me you do not yet know But …

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No Give, No Take by Cheryl Marlene

No Give, No Take

I’m done with takers. No more! I’m done especially with men who do nothing more than take from me. I know most of them have no idea the extent of their taking caught as they are in the outdated energy of give and take. But that’s not an acceptable excuse — certainly not good enough …

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A Whiskey Conversation by Cheryl Marlene

A Whiskey Conversation

I think he must have seen me across the room. I’m not sure because I was surprised when he slid into the chair across and said Hi. He made effort at conversation. He laughed, he asked, he tried to enter our circle. I felt caught and wanted to keep going. Drawn into his field Drawn …

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What is Safe Harbor by Cheryl Marlene

What is Safe Harbor?

Deep within me is the need to seek sacred relationship. This is relationship with myself and this is relationship with other, especially but not limited to a life partner. In sacred relationship, I seek a sense of alignment, a sense of coming home. In short I seek safe harbor. The place where I can be …

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Learning Unconditional Love

I don’t think I have ever experienced unconditional love. That’s not to say that my parents and grandparents didn’t love me. They did despite my flaws and flaunts and disrespect. It is from them I know of love without conditions. I mean from a partner, a life mate, a lover. From a man. Those who …

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This Love Thing A Conclusion by Cheryl Marlene

This Love Thing: A Conclusion

The following is the conclusion of this story:  This Love Thing In the months after my divorce, my heart felt closed and bruised. I wondered if I would ever be able to feel love or express love again. I wondered about my capacity for vulnerability. I wondered and I worried. Over the months and years …

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This Love Thing by Cheryl Marlelne

This Love Thing

In my twenties, I thought had this love thing understood. However, three years ago, after divorce, I started dating for the first time in 25 years and got I had misunderstood. Then, two years ago after an intense personal learning period brought on by the dating, I again thought I had this meet-the-love-of-my-life thing worked …

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Perfectly Balance Equation

A Perfectly Balanced Equation

A perfectly balanced equation We two Parameters shifting Balance altering within and between. Activating change, Always seeking balance. Both plus and minus, multiplied, sometimes divided. Always striving toward balance. A rhythm, a tune. A perfectly balanced equation. A Perfectly Balance Equation is an article from the category of my blog which focuses on this question: …

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My Heart Shift of Loneliness

There are moments when the feeling of being alone reaches down into the tail end of my spine with a soreness of too much exertion.? I take a long, slow, deep breath to calm my BEing.? But before I can respond the sensation hits my heart and single tears trace paths down my cheeks.? In …

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Brick Wall

I feel like I keep hitting my head on a brick wall. I show up. I smile, I lean in. I ask questions. I listen. I respond. I share. I ask more questions. I laugh. I tease. I am genuinely interested in knowing more, uncovering those unique bits of life experience which make him him. …

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Soulmates

Soulmate is a term which denotes an acquaintance made at the soul level between two people often in a romantic sense.? While it is true that this experience is often between lovers, at a deeper level the connection is one established to create opportunity for a very deep level of learning and growth, soul to …

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Open Door

I know the taste of your lips.I know the touch of your fingers.I know but don’t quite know howBecause in this life we have never touched. I can feel the strength of your armsAnd the willingness of your heart to touch mine.I can hear the whisper of your voiceAnd the catch of your breath when …

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