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

Truth, Spiritual Practice and the Akashic Records by Cheryl Marlene

Truth, Spiritual Practice and the Akashic Records

Simply, spiritual practice is a journey of truth: to find truth within yourself, with the people around you, and in the events forming your life. Spiritual practice can look like meditating or chanting, going to church, the mosque, and the temple. Spiritual practice includes prayer and song, yoga and dance. Spiritual practice can also include … Read more

The Akashic Records as Spiritual Practice by Cheryl Marlene

The Akashic Records as Spiritual Practice

The process of learning to open your Akashic Records and then the practice of opening your Akashic Records on a consistent basis is spiritual practice in its most essential expression. Within the experience of opening your Akashic Records, knowing and healing join with spiritual practice as the three most important reasons for you to learn … Read more

What is my intention for today? by Cheryl Marlene

What is my intention for today?

This is a morning question — while you are brushing your teeth or eating breakfast. Clear intention is a powerful force for what I call GSD – – Getting Shit Done. To accomplish, to be productive, requires the focus of intention. Intention helps you begin with the end in mind. Intention creates direction for your … Read more

Setting Intention as Spiritual Practice by Cheryl Marlene

Setting Intention as Spiritual Practice

All spiritual practice moves from and is supported by intention. This practice is a simple way to help yourself identify intention for yourself and your life. Following these steps is also a great way to take inventory of where you feel you are, what you want to let go, and where you would like to … Read more

How Am I In Resistance To New Learning

How am I in resistance to new learning? What you know today comes from what you learned yesterday. Yesterday’s truth may not work today. Today, because you are a new and different person from yesterday, there’s something new for you to learn today. If you resist learning, life stagnates and gets boring. Excitement comes from … Read more

I trust that I am able to be fully me and be safe by Cheryl Marlene

I trust that I am able to be fully me and be safe.

I trust I am able to be fully me and be safe. Feeling safe can be a big stretch sometimes. Often developing a sense of safety requires effort and perseverance. Safety and feeling confident to be all of you go hand-in-hand. Safety requires trust and confidence you can receive and follow your truth. Self-confidence requires … Read more

Akashic Records Soul's Spiritual Practice Cheryl Marlene

Akashic Records: Soul’s Spiritual Practice

Is the Akashic Record Reading the best way to keep balance of self, and how is this different from other energy healing modalities? An Akashic Record Reading is a great way to find support and release.  It’s not the only way and it’s not the only support I seek for myself.  And it is the … Read more

Heart Scribing While Feeling Like a Failure by Cheryl Marlene

Heart Scribing While Feeling Like a Failure

Heart Scribing:  a deep look into your heart to create the space needed to deal with personal pain, fear, or sorrow.  A spiritual writing practice of your heart. In my life there been times when I have been very depressed and overwhelmed. I felt alone and unable to do anything but question myself especially the deeper parts of myself. … 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

The Spiritual Art of Observation by Cheryl Marlene

The Spiritual Art of Observation

Perhaps a simple concept:  Observation.  Learning to just observe can be quite a challenge. Though the act of observation underlies almost all significant spiritual practice. So simple yet very challenging. What is Observation? Observation is looking at a situation either within or in the circumstances around. Observation is giving attention to, taking in the awareness … Read more

Spiritual Practice

A definition of Spiritual Practice: Any conscious action or experience  emerging from your center, motivated by the intention of understanding the whole of your being, physical and spiritual, body, mind, heart, spirit and soul. The primary foundation of Spiritual Practice is Intention. Without intention, any spiritual practice can become hollow and its outcomes illusory. Without … Read more

What is Mastery as Spiritual Practice by Cheryl Marlene

What is Mastery as Spiritual Practice?

Mastery is an inner spiritual process which begins inside of self. When the spiritual journey begins truth is sought outside of self from teachers and voices of authority. This is not necessarily a bad choice. Listening to the experience of others is very helpful in learning to hear the truth of self. The challenge comes … Read more

What is Spiritual Practice by Cheryl Marlene

What is Spiritual Practice?

Integral to your spiritual journey is the inner work you do with yourself to understand where you are, who you are, and what you can become. Spiritual practice is the tool of this inner work. Spiritual practice can be a formal exercise though it need not be because the essence of spiritual practice lies within … 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

Being Sensei

For me, as a teacher, I have accepted a responsibility to guide my student on his or her journey of learning. As teacher I am also student, open to learning, open to new ideas, new feelings. In our journey together, the student learns as much from my words as from my actions. Together we expand … Read more

What Do You Fear?

What do you fear? What makes you worry? How are you stuck in the past? How are you stuck in the future? Blame is of the past. Fear of tomorrow anchors you in a future that can never happen. What are you ready to let go? Or would you rather see only fear so that … Read more

A View From the Boundlessness

As I look around me, I see nothing but wide open ocean.? An ocean of possibility.? I am in and of the boundlessness. In the very first moment of viewing, I gasp with a bit of dismay.? And then I realize I am here with intention.? I am here because this is me.? I am … Read more