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 … Read more

The Pause Before What Is by Cheryl Marlene

The Pause Before What Is

If you’d like to hear this post read by Cheryl, use this media player. What. Is. Two words. Simple on the surface. Complex at the base of the iceberg. Pay attention to What Is. Okay – though the challenge is to see beyond the surface. What A word inquiring into the identity, value, or nature … Read more

Open Your Akashic Records — Just Released!

Exciting News! My new book Open Your Akashic Records has just been released! Short Story: Open Your Akashic Records is an easy-to-follow guide to opening your Akashic Records. Based on two decades of experience, this book offers all you need to learn to trust yourself to open your Akashic Records at the deepest levels of … Read more

Welcome to this Dance We Call Life

An excerpt from Cheryl’s Book: The New Akashic RecordsStrand Forty-Four Welcome to this dance we call life. A waltz, a tango, a polka, the two-step. Misstep here, slide and twirl there, turning forever into the next step, the next dance, in this life. Dancing alone, with a partner, following, leading. Melded to a music that … Read more

This Love Thing by Cheryl Marlelne

This Love Thing

Three years ago, after divorce, I started dating for the first time in 25 years. Two years ago after an intense personal learning period brought on by the dating, I thought I had this meet-the-love-of-my-life thing worked out. I’d done my work, I thought. I’d released the trials and tribulations of past pain and hurt. … Read more

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.

The Loom of My Life

I’ve been on a new journey the last couple of months? As I look back, it is hard in this moment to see all that it’s been about. Many moments which have yet to integrate. Many moments which feel like their own separate strands of experience and exploration. I feel like my life has moved … Read more

Dalles Mountain Ranch Hike

Trail Guides

East of Portland, where I live, beyond the conifer and deciduous forests which bestow their presence on both sides of the Columbia Gorge of Oregon and Washington are the buttes and cliffs and hills adorned simply in grass and wildflower and oak at creek side. No majestic fir or ever-present salal. A solitary beauty reaching … Read more

I Yield

To live in the present is to be in constant awareness of what IS in this moment. I yield. I yield all. From this day forward Just me. From this day forward Only me. I release hope. I release expectation. Me, just me. Here now with me. Whatever space I may feel, it is not … Read more

Eagle’s Nest

Prism light casts fairy light Across the wall In the dance I feel soul touch soul And I am ready to meet tomorrow?s dawn Today’s light has revealed treasure Which now gathers in my heart. Surf beat and wind caress Fill me with awareness and Love for a powerful new self. Sunbeam lights my third … Read more

I am Cheryl Marlene

What’s in a name? that which we call a roseBy any other name would smell as sweet; 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 … Read more

Creation of One, Creation of Two

Creation of One and Creation of Two Meet me here in this nest. In between stands my fear That I cannot have either. Let go sighs the templed trees. Let go encourages the surf below. Just be my heart claims. Night above washes away my guard. Without a word to any one I feel my … Read more

Life Can Be So Chaotic

Life can be so chaotic, pulling in multiple directions at once, pushing to find many places to stand and experience. Between the push and the pull is the point to bring awareness. Instead of blindly reacting to push or to pull, find the place of balance in your heart. In this moment is the opportunity … Read more

She Pauses

Everything is Energy. Energy is always in motion. The flow of receiving in. The flow of giving out. The eternal flow in and out. And within the in and the out, there is a pause, a moment of stillness which is neither in nor out. Yet filled with the infinite and the eternal. In this … Read more

Brick Wall

Written in the Spring of 2015   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 … Read more