Everyone's Affirmation Story by Cheryl Marlene

Everyone’s Affirmation Story

People are amazing and complex and thoughtful. In the beginning of digging deeper into themselves, many folks confuse the destination with the journey. If the destination can be clearly defined, they believe, then the journey will be over quickly and successfully. However, life is the journey. The journey is never done. The destination is simply …

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Destiny as Spiritual Journey by Cheryl Marlene

Destiny as Spiritual Journey

Destiny then is not just the course of our lives and the fortune or misfortune we encounter. Our lives are more than the fates chronicled in our individual tablets. Destiny springs from our own personal characteristics, who we are, our natural gifts, our abilities and talents, our intentions for this life. In the unique possibility …

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The Journey, Not the Destination by Cheryl Marlene.

The Journey, Not the Destination

When I was in high school, I had lots of posters hanging on my bedroom wall  — it was the thing in the 70’s! My favorite had a picture of road running into the horizon at sunset with the Lao Tzu saying, “Life is a journey, not a destination.”  A concept that I have kept …

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The Spiritual Importance of Beginners Mind by Cheryl Marlene

The Spiritual Importance of Beginner’s Mind

Your spiritual journey has five steps and in each step there is a primary spiritual concept which supports your learning and growth in that step. The first step is The Call — a knowing that beckons you to follow.  The Call may be very clear in what and why.  Or the Call may be a …

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Five Steps of Your Spiritual Journey by Cheryl Marlene

Five Steps of Your Spiritual Journey

The Five Steps of Your Spiritual Journey describe the rhythm and cycles of your journey. The five steps which make up the spiritual journey help you find a practical way to make sense of the ebb and flow of your journey and your life. These five steps repeat over and over again in each moment, …

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Losing Self by Cheryl Marlene

Losing Self

In my church, growing up, we often sang a lovely song with these lyrics: When I’m on my journeyThere is no one there but me. At the time, I was a little puzzled because I didn’t feel alone, yet I sang the song often, and still do, because I like the tune and the rhythm. …

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My Edges by Cheryl Marlene

My Edges

My Edges, I am finding, are useful in defining boundaries, for clarity and depth. I am learning to open to the experience of life at the edge. Recently I’ve been meeting with my edges. Some are newly introduced, others have appeared for re-audition. All meetings have reminded me of their usefulness in defining boundary and …

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Human Nature is Exploratory by Cheryl Marlene

Human Nature is Exploratory

Perhaps an odd statement: human nature is exploratory. Let me explain! I’ve been hiking a lot lately which has me wading through hike descriptions and learning a new lingo. The exploratory hike is an adventure that is new to the hike leader. Either never hiked the chosen path or deciding to attempt it in a …

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