Tomorrow Has a Place for Us All by Cheryl Marlene

Tomorrow Has a Place for Us All

Saturday, I went foraging. Not in a forest or along the side of a mountain. The grocery store. The one I’ve gone to for over twenty years. There was a new system. One door for exit, one for entry. Orange colored bubbles to stand on, 6 feet apart. Entry only allowed as someone exits. Everyone …

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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 …

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Releasing Fear to Connect by Cheryl Marlene

Releasing Fear to Connect

Movin’ and groovin’! Chase away fear! Motion helps to unfreeze and loosen up whatever is stuck. Motion gives you a chance to get beyond the grip of fear, stepping into choice and and away from reaction. Motion opens your heart and connects you with your inner sense of love. Connected, you can acknowledge and affirm: …

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In the Face of Fear, Your Choice Changes the World by Cheryl Marlene

In the Face of Fear, Your Choice Changes the World

Human experience over the last 5000 to 6000 years has been governed by the concept of fear. Power over is about dominance and usually about physical dominance and how that then engages with fear. Fear is either used as a way to dominate. Or fear is the outcome of the domination. The experience of being …

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Fear Released is Trust by Cheryl Marlene

Fear Released is Trust

F E A R Fear is always about the future. The anticipation of what might happen when, if.  Because of what happened before that might happen tomorrow or the next moment. Fear yanks you from the present moment. In this moment is where your power emerges in strength.  In this moment is where you are …

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Serenity Beyond Fear by Cheryl Marlene

Serenity Beyond Fear

Serenity beyond fear is based on these two ideas: Create and express through all aspects of the known, unknown, and unknowable. Chaos and fear are simply the old interpretations of what we do not know. Inner preparation is necessary as the failing model of patriarchal, authoritarian dominance gives way to a new vision of integration …

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Tamawanas Falls

Saved by Determination

There are moments in life which are unforgettable because you witness a family member or friend achieve a milestone. There are other moments which are unforgettable because you yourself achieve a milestone. I’m not sure exactly how to describe the milestone, but yesterday I had an amazing, unforgettable moment. Before I get on with it, …

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In this time of uncertainty, it is important to resist responding in fear. The level of uncertainty within the US and around the globe has not been at this level for a very long time — maybe even within 1000 years! In the face of uncertainty, it is easy to misinterpret uncertainty as dark, void, …

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#SayNoToFear by Cheryl Marlene


#SayNoToFEAR: to live in fear is a choice. Often unconscious, but a choice nonetheless. You can make a choice. Now is the time to look to your heart and #SayNoToFEAR. Now is the time to bring forward the best of who you are and say no to fear. Now is the time to realize that …

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What Do You Fear by Cheryl Marlene

What Do You Fear?

Fear comes into our lives in many ways through body, mind, heart, and soul. It can be a sudden motion catching you off guard or something that festers and grows. Release doesn’t come through denial. You can’t ignore to banish its presence in your life. Instead, the journey of release is to look at what …

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We all have stories . . .

We all have stories we tell ourselves. We have an experience and we try to make sense of it.   Whatever story is created is not done in a vacuum but within all the previous experiences and stories of life.   These stories are fundamental. They help us grapple with the unexplained and the inexplicable. …

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When is Fear a Guide by Cheryl Marlene

When is Fear a Guide?

Fear can guide you to deeper understanding when you allow yourself to listen to Fear’s message. Fear is a misconception about Truth which can become frozen within.

Pressure of Fear by Cheryl Marlene

The Pressure of Fear

One of the most insidious aspects of Fear is that it pushes us to do exactly the opposite of what will bring us relief and a perspective for powerful action. In other words, fear pushes us to act out of fear, to act because we are afraid. Fear wants us to blindly accept the terror of an only imagined future. Fear hopes to dupe us into acting against our best interests. Fear goads us into acting from aversion.