I am Cheryl Marlene

I am Cheryl Marlene! Sometimes the simple shifts in life bring the most profound change.

This was the case for me with my name.

During divorce, it was the huge task of shifting all my published books into a new name which held me back from a name change.

But as time wore on, I felt an increasing disharmony with being called by my legal name.

I felt myself flowing away from what had been and was no longer.

Within the framework of intense personal work, I was letting go of old baggage and outdated beliefs.

My life was flowing into not just a new me but a me that had been buried by the mistruths of marriage.

At the beginning of the summer, I had this feeling that my name was going to change but I couldn’t see clearly how or to what.

By the end of July, it occurred to me: I know my name, I have had it my entire life — a song which I willingly answer to and always will.

The change wasn’t to something, The change is simply a dropping of my outdated married name Trine.

When I told my Father about this decision, he was ecstatic!

He explained how my Mother had chosen my first name, Cheryl.

He had insisted that I have as my middle name my Mother’s first name, Marlene.

As of September 18, legally my name is me, as I have always been and always will be.

I am Cheryl Marlene.

To find more writing I have posted about my life experience, begin here: About Cheryl Marlene.

Headshot of Cheryl Marlene, Spiritual Guide in the Akashic Records

A mystic, futurist, and trailblazer in spiritual consciousness and the Akashic Records, Cheryl is unafraid of the tough, the raw, and the real aspects of doing deep work.

Cheryl has expanded the collective understanding of the Akashic Records beyond the outdated myths of yesterday into a dynamic healing spiritual practice of divine and human consciousness. She consults in the Akashic Records with clients around the world through one-on-one sessions, extensive research, and future-driven, strategic business development.

Cheryl’s clients and students know her as a relatable, funny, everyday person who loves red dresses, urban fantasy books, and skinny margaritas. When she is not hard at work on her next book, she is on the hiking trail listening to the beauty of nature and the heartbeat of the mountain.

Through her journey, she has distilled her intention for life to these seven words: BELIEVE. Laugh. Learn. Love. Be. Become. Always.