Step Into the River by Cheryl Marlene

Step Into the River

A friend of mine, Isabel, was going through a tough time at work because, as a nurse, she was witness to death and dying and the staggeringly devasting effects on friends and family. She told me she was having a tough time with two conflicting issues. One was not carrying the emotional energy of all … Read more

Affirmation of the Week #52 by Cheryl Marlene

Affirmation of the Week #52

I embrace joy always. To embrace is to stand arms opened wide in acceptance of the richness of all experience. My heart is open. My mind is willing. My body is participating. I am fully engaged in the many blessings and awesomeness of all of me. Joy is my experience always without reservation, without avoidance. … Read more

Affirmation of the Week #51 by Cheryl Marlene

Affirmation of the Week #51

  My life expresses joy in all moments. Joy is a continual choice in this moment. When joy is not my experience, ask, “Why not?” Remember joy can be felt in frustrating moments when I find joy in the exploration and the process of understanding. Coming out of my approach to life, joy is about … Read more

Affirmation of the Week #50 by Cheryl Marlene

Affirmation of the Week #50

I believe in myself. I allow this affirmation to find its way into the darker corners of my mind and heart. I allow myself to consider whatever needs attention, beyond expectation, stagnant belief, and egotistical desire. From these hazy corners, I allow whatever disrespects me to move into my awareness. I allow whatever denigrates the … Read more

Release the Need for Perfection by Cheryl Marlene

Affirmation: Release the Need for Perfection

Mariah, one of my earliest students, was a very productive person and owner of her own very successful business. Her success was due in large part to her relentless push to “be perfect.” In working together, I suggested affirmations as a way to release stress that was causing both emotional and physical breakdown. At first, … Read more

Affirmation of the Week #49 by Cheryl Marlene

Affirmation of the Week #49

I love who I am becoming. With the expansive possibilities of personal transformation, I am not the same from one moment to the next. I exist, I am, I experience across a vast continuum of possibility. My being is always becoming more within the learning and opening to being more in this moment than I … Read more

Heart Truth, Body Wisdom by Cheryl Marlene

Heart Truth, Body Wisdom

Affirmations can help get to heart truth and body wisdom. Affirmations help transcend the outward-orientation of life, shifting instead to looking for truth first within the balance of heart and mind, body and soul. Affirmations support awareness of the soul’s natural expression, offering guidance to follow personal truth found at center and in your inner … Read more

Affirmation of the Week #48 by Cheryl Marlene

Affirmation of the Week #48

  When life is difficult, I do not, will not give up. All the inner turmoil and difficulty can be overwhelming, can rudely hit hard and low and sneaky, with hope I will give in, walk away, lapse into blame, anger, and unhappiness. A desire to hold me back and have me rot in the … Read more

Affirmation of the Week #47 by Cheryl Marlene

Affirmation of the Week #47

  Fear has no place in my life. Fear reaches out and squeezes my heart with hopes of controlling me and making me feel powerless, small, ineffective, and disconnected. Fear is used as a form of attack on the best of me with the intention to interrupt my life and make me step back, let … Read more

Affirmation of the Week #46 by Cheryl Marlene

Affirmation of the Week #46

I trust myself in all aspects of my life. Trust is a spiritual practice which requires consistent effort. Because life has disappointments and unexpected turns, trust can be challenging. Without trust, my life is simply afloat, pushed and pulled by the tides of fate. When I claim trust, my journey begins. A journey to learn … Read more

Hearing My Soul’s Truth by Cheryl Marlene

Affirmation: Hearing My Soul’s Truth

As the intention of an Affirmation practice deepens, the affirmation itself becomes part of the soul’s voice and expression, bringing awareness from the unconscious, expanding awareness, and offering opportunities for new learning and growth. A new habit is established within, finding guidance from within the heart. The critical voice fades to a tiny, occasional peep. … Read more

Affirmation of the Week #45 by Cheryl Marlene

Affirmation of the Week #45

I no longer allow myself to believe my critical voice. Time to cut power to the critical voice. Time to claim responsibility. Time to trust. Time to hear truth. Time to determine my life’s path based on choice rather on the stories offered up by the critical voice. Now is the time. Now is the … Read more

Affirmation of the Week #44 by Cheryl Marlene

Affirmation of the Week #44

In trust, I live my life happily aligned with my inner truth. My inner truth is in constant motion as I live and grow and experience life. Transformation fuels this shift. Alignment is an experience of resonance in the moment. Alignment emerges and I feel vital, centered, grounded – full of well-being, ready to face … Read more

Transformation, Body, Mind, Heart & Soul by Cheryl Marlene

Affirmation: Transformation, Body, Mind, Heart & Soul

In repeating an affirmation, words touch all aspects of your energy – body, mind, heart and soul. New affirmations come from your learning trajectory, guiding growth to new levels of awareness and contemplation. Affirmations connect with personal energy flow and support movement, rather than the stagnation desired by the critical voice. My transformation creates balance … Read more

Affirmation of the Week #43 by Cheryl Marlene

Affirmation of the Week #43

  I happily live the life I create for myself. Why show up in my life with negative thoughts and beliefs? More negativity? I can release whatever pushes my life toward negativity. This isn’t about never feeling negative, distressing emotion. This is about not getting bogged down in the mire of misery. Nor is it … Read more

Affirmation of the Week #42 by Cheryl Marlene

Affirmation of the Week #42

  My happiness is my responsibility. Whatever is happening in my life, how I choose to respond is my responsibility. I don’t have control over the motion of the world around me. But I do have choice in this moment on my behavior, my response, my action. As choice fuels happiness, happiness blooms within the … Read more

Affirmation of the Week #41 by Cheryl Marlene

Affirmation of the Week #41

  I willingly let go of all blocks to experiencing true happiness in my life. Make a list: What makes me happy? For everything on this list, add whatever I perceive as an obstacle for each item. Now look at each obstacle and ask myself: Is this block truly worth my happiness? Letting go of … Read more

Affirmation of the Week #40 by Cheryl Marlene

Affirmation of the Week #40

I listen to the truth of me in this moment. Releasing the push and pull of expectation allows heart and mind to uncover possibility. When focus isn’t toward a pre-defined set of conditions, possibility has room to step forward. This space also allows my center to offer truth. My truth in this moment, within infinite … Read more

Affirmation of the Week #39 by Cheryl Marlene

Affirmation of the Week #39

  I open my heart to the infinite possibility of all life. In each moment, the possibility of the universe expands. In each moment, something unknowable becomes knowable and in the next moment becomes something I know. What I know is always a small fraction of what is knowable and unknowable. The motion of All … Read more

Affirmation 38 by Cheryl Marlene

Affirmation of the Week #38

  I forgive myself for believing I know all the answers. To forgive is to acknowledge that now is the time for a different approach, for a different intention, for a different choice. Being highly productive can lead to a habit of always thinking I know. In the uncertainty, inherent in any situation, there is … Read more