Commitment to Connection by Cheryl Marlene

Commitment to Connection

So, hmmm …. this has been a helluva emotional day for me. This morning, sitting side by side, my daughter and I watched the first woman be sworn in as Vice-President of the United States. We watched the wonder of Amy K, Lady Gaga, JLo, and then the amazing writing/performance of a young woman reading … Read more

Learning to Live In Connection-Out by Cheryl Marlene

Learning to Live in Connection

Here’s a confession: Sometimes I feel lonely. Over the years, I’ve thought about why. I have even asked my Akashic Records why on several occasions. Here’s what I’ve come to: I’m a serious, self-responsible person deeply interested in EVERYTHING – especially the philosophical, the intellectual, and the spiritual. (I’m also a totally light-hearted person who … Read more

Connection is the Way Past Fear by Cheryl Marlene

Connection is the Way Past Fear

I am not independently wealthy and I am thinking neither are you. As the world dives into the dictum of social distancing, I find myself looking for ways to stay in contact and lean into connection. I already live by myself and work from home so for me components of seclusion are not new to … Read more

Gratitude for Connection not Perfection by Cheryl Marlene

Gratitude for Connection Not Perfection

As the year draws to a close, time to turn my attention towards the new year. I am beginning by first taking an attitude of gratitude to my life this past year. Thinking about what I’ve done, where I’ve traveled, friends and events along the way, I want to first remember and then I want … Read more

The Spiritual Practice of Peace as Connection by Cheryl Marlene

The Spiritual Practice of Peace as Connection

For me peace does not mean the end of conflict. For me peace is the ability to connect. I do not want a world where we all single-mindedly agree on each topic. How boring! For me peace comes in knowing that when conflict arises, we can talk with the person we are in conflict with … Read more

Ganesha, Obstacles, Connection, and Truth by Cheryl Marlene

Ganesha, Obstacles, Connection, and Truth

In Indian mythology, Ganesha, the elephant-headed god, is the remover of obstacles. Chanting his mantra, Om Gum Ganapatayei Namaha, can be a powerful practice for releasing obstacles of all kinds, both external and internal.   In India, the image of Ganesha is placed above the door, especially the main entrance to a home, as protection … Read more

I Create Connection by Cheryl Marlene

I Create Connection

Life is all about the connections you create within yourself and with all which exists beyond you. Connections happen across every aspect of life, physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual. Connection is relationship. Connection freely extended increases your ability to receive from others. This affirmation invokes intention for boundless, unlimited connection which supports the best you … Read more