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Each day we are pressing ourselves forward to grow.  To grow spiritually, mentally, physically and emotionally.  We attract in what is necessary for this growth.  At times, what we attract in is very uncomfortable.   If we allow ourselves to look past the discomfort we allow ourselves to see what area in our life we are stretching, reaching out and growing in.  We may acknowledge a behavior, thought or way of life is no longer beneficial to us.

When we have placed limits on ourselves we attract in the people or conditions that bring to light the self-imposed limits.  We do this not to have adversaries or bring pain into our lives.  We do this because we are ready to consider the fears that have created those limits.  With this we can go inward and see the fear at its core, why we put in place the limit and see that it does not serve us any longer.  We are ready to move past it.

We may put ourselves in the position to assert a behavior or reaction we thought was no longer present in ourselves.  As this behavior comes up it is not to cause pain.  It is to show that there is another layer to penetrate that allows for further potential of growth.  We may look at this behavior and ask the question, “Is this who I am?”  If the answer is no, which is very likely the case, then you can look at where this behavior served you in an earlier time.  Where it protected you.  You then are in a space to heal the emotions of that time and put in place a new thought, action and reaction.

As you grow, you will find that what you have put in place now doesn’t serve you later.   You will have grown even more and will require considering and putting in place new.

If we remember to be in our hearts as often as possible we continue through this path of personal growth in a way of compassion, tolerance and love.  This is not just for ourselves, it is for all who participate in our growth.  It allows us to look outside of ourselves and understand that like us, others are going through the same growth.  We can put in place personal forgiveness and forgiveness for other’s.

Take the time to look at what has caused you discomfort.  What has caused you to react or bring up an old behavior.  What it is that caused you to throw up an emotional wall or scamper away.  Look at what brings you to place blame, shame or guilt.  Then, even in your discomfort thank the person or situation.  You have drawn to you what you need to grow.

There are no accidents and nothing just happens to us.  We are amazing creators that are choosing to step out of creating our realities through fear.  We are choosing to create from love and personal empowerment.  To do that, we go into the shadows of life.  It will not stay this way.  One day we will remember all we need to do is love and create change.

Until that day, I thank each person that has stepped into my life to assist me to question myself, move me past out dated beliefs and my fears that have created self-imposed limits.  All of this brings me further into my heart so, that I may create with love not fear.

Contemplative mood today.  Checking in with myself which is a good thing.  Is what I have attracted into my life supporting who I am?  Who I wish to be?  Is it riddled with the pitfalls of life before awareness?  Of course it is.  That is part of the process.  One more lesson on how to honor who I am and the life I choose to live.

Doing my best to look at all of this as honestly as possible.  I have to admit there is a struggle going on.  The ego-self ready to step into the game that protected the old wounds that have come with the life I have experienced.  That part of me that pulled in my emotions when I felt threatened, watched the moves of others, gauged my next action by what was said and done.  The warrior-self ready for the imagined battle.  A battle that is self-created.

The aware-self holding the space of love.  The aware-self that reminds me that I have choice.  That at any moment I can change the direction of my journey.  The aware-self that reminds me when I love who I am, that love is reflected back at me.  As I accept that reflection of love I am able to send light out into the world assisting other’s to love who they are and accept their perfection as they walk their human walk.

For me the key is allow myself the myriad of emotions I feel so, that I can understand where they began.   To sort through them without judgment.  Not to place blame on others.  Then allow life to flow forward.

What is your process?  What do you do to come to love and support yourself in each moment?  How do you bring yourself back to the point of self-love when you veer off course?   What an interesting journey this is.

There are people who look at my life now and say things such as, “you are so brave,” or “you are so lucky.” I don’t know if that is the case. I grew up like many people living in a world that did not support who I was. I saw myself through other people’s lenses with most of the time feeling as if I was defective.

However, I did experience a huge shift of awareness. This awareness changed the course of my life. It didn’t take me off the path of my human experience, but it did add to the depth of my life. Through this awareness I remembered that all life is perfect and serves a purpose. This has allowed me to look into those dark places that lived inside of me, the shadow areas of self-judgment and condemnation. Not just to look at these areas of who I am, but to embrace them the same as I embrace the goodness of who I am.

The shadow areas have served to bring me some of the most profound lessons of my life. As I have sifted through these, I have found the outdated belief systems that had been the driving force of my life. While looking at these, I was able to forgive myself and those who chose to go through the experiences with me, sometimes playing the bad guy so that I could ‘feel’ at a level I would not have otherwise.

Even with this information, I found that I was holding myself back. I walked through the experience of my husband’s illness and death. At first I thought I had learned so much as I viewed many of the wasted moments we could have shared, places we postponed going to see. I felt that I had learned what was needed and then stepped back into my life, gradually allowing more and more in.

In is own way this is true. But it has been in just the last month that I saw I was holding myself back. I was still living on the sidelines of my life. I would put out an intention, a hope, a dream and when it came to me, I still was adding my old fears to what I was receiving.

As this thought struck me, I consciously made the decision to ‘”live” my life to the best of my ability. Now as I put out to the Universe what it is I want, and the Universe sends it back to me in ways that are far beyond my expectation, I say, “Yes!” instead of hesitating.Greeting the sun

What I love is that through this journey I have had many friends and supporters tell me that I deserve my heart’s desire. As I brought messages of hope and belief in for others, these wonderful people have told me to love who I am as well as allow what I want in my own life to come true. And I have remembered to reach out to others when my fear has overtaken my joy. They have shared their words of wisdom and bolstered me the same as I do for many others.

If this message brings you anything, let it be to live your life to the fullest. When in fear or worry, reach out to those who love you. Listen when they tell you that you deserve the very best. As the Universe sends in your heart’s desire, know that you deserve it. Feel all of the love and joy this beautiful world has to offer you.

Yes, you are in the human condition, yet you can move past the old training and beliefs to allow your world to light up with love.

Falling back into an old pattern is so very easy to do. You take the steps that you are told will assist you in creating the life you choose to have. This is a matter of asking yourself what you really want to have and experience. What does it look like? What does it feel like? What has held you back from claiming it? What are your worries and fears?

As you sit with yourself asking these questions, formulating the answers, writing them down and allowing yourself to “feel” what it is you want, a little smile creeps onto your face. You become happy with yourself because you have designed a whole new experience.

Then WHAM! The old pattern creates itself again.

You feel the familiar essence of the pattern. This familiar essence lulls you into believing you have stepped into a new direction even when the red flags are throwing themselves in front of you so fast that if you don’t duck one is going to smack you in the head.

OK - slight exaggeration. But many times the truth is, when we have decided we want more in our lives than we have had, we do have false starts. We do attract in the same old thing only it’s brought to us in a way that seems different. This is neither good nor bad. It is only part of us becoming aware of how we create.

The key to this is becoming unafraid of looking at our patterns and why they are in place. What is in it for us? Is it there only because it has the comfortable feel of an old pair of slippers that you place on your feet and say, “Ah, now I am home.” You know how to keep them on your feet. You know where there is going to be an uneven spot and how to take the next step so that you do not topple over. Maybe these slippers are not as comfortable as you have led yourself to believe. Maybe they are shabby, worn out and do not give you the support you need.

How do you become aware of the old patterns that lull you back? (How do you notice that you are putting on that pattern again just like the familiar shabby slippers?) Start to become aware of your patterns: What are the themes? What have the messages been in your life? How is the pattern serving you? Notice the differences in how you respond to the patterns or, for that matter, the automatic responses that has come with time after time of creating them.

These patterns are due to a misled belief that this is what life looks and feels like. This belief was created early in your life, at a time when the patterns served and, at times, protected you. The patterns held you fast in the illusion that was established at those vulnerable times in your life. It is good to come to the understanding you are not that same person and you no longer need to hold the old protective comfort. There has been an opening to your awareness that says there is more for you out there. There is a much better life to be experienced and you deserve to have your heart’s desire. Don’t be afraid to let go of what you have known.

Be willing to take your emotional inventory. Hold a dialogue with yourself. Check in often with how you are responding to what you are creating. Do not judge yourself or any others that have stepped up to help you with this life lesson.

How to recognize old patterns:

  • Whether it be a new person, location or job you find you go into an automatic response.
  • You repeat old behaviors.
  • You feel as if a part of you has shut down.
  • You ignore the inner voice that goes through your mind that says, "Watch out, this feels familiar."
  • You feel the anxiety, sadness, disconnect or other emotional response you had to the earlier life experiences that assisted in cementing in the pattern.
  • You put your wants and needs into the background making due with what is there.
  • You ignore or rationalize the red flags that pop up.

How to change the pattern:

  • Stay present within yourself.  Check in to see if what you are doing fits what you want in your life.
  • Be willing not to judge yourself or anything or anyone else associated with the pattern.  This is only a life lesson.
  • Be willing to step out of your comfort zone.
  • Continue taking self-inventory.
  • Check in to see if the situation is benefiting your personal growth.
  • Be willing to be uncomfortable.  Growth stretches us past our comfort zones.
  • Work with a trusted friend or guide. This is definitely something we can do together! Just email me cherry@cherrydivine.com and we'll schedule a time to start shifting your old patterns and begin creating new ones that support the life you want.

It’s time to take off the old slippers and put on new ones. You do deserve a bright and shiny life!

I will be adding additional information to my website about the upcoming Hawaiian Experience Retreat.  Please check back. 

While speaking with a friend of mine today this little bit of information came up.

We are churning up the old energy. As it churns and rumbles through us we feel a bit as if there is no movement in our life. With this also comes a feeling of emotional disconnect. There may be a feeling of no drive to move or create, a lack of interest in much of our lives.

This is only the old falling away. It is necessary for this to happen. From a very early age many of us have been pushed forward to be something….to be someone….to do something. This is the time we are shedding the old skin. This is not so that we become stagnant and do nothing. This is so we can hear our inner self that has always been held safely in the deepest parts of us. This self knows what it is we came to do. What we came here to experience. What it is we are to contribute. This self knows to bring this forward into our lives, is to become quiet and allow.

Take this time of lack of motion to move from the outer layers to the inner essence of you. Listen to your inner self speak to you in the soft sweet voice that is filled with the wisdom of life. This is the time for you to become not what you have been told you are to be no, this is the time to find who it is you are.

For me, this means taking the time to allow myself to move through my process at the pace that is perfect for me. What do I want to be when I grow up? Who in the world said I want to grow up? What does that mean anyway? What do I want to be? Why of course….I want to be me.

Another article appeared on my Facebook page filled with concern over the hate and judgement in our world. The writer of the article wonders what direction mankind is headed in? It is good to ask this question. By asking yourself this question you can decide if you agree with the direction or not. If you agree then your world is as it should be. If not, then it is time for you to step in and add the ingredient of change to the reality you are living in.

Do you believe you can change the world? If not, what would it take for you to come to the understanding that you can be the change in this world? How would you have to see yourself? What actions could you take to become aware of how much power you have? The truth is the actions are not difficult. Here are a few suggestions of things to do so, that you may see what a powerful being you are. As you do these small things take notice of what in your world you changes.

  • Hold your heart chakra open for the world to feel and see.
  • Take 5 minutes of each day to send out love, peace and harmony. Extend the time to several times a day and longer periods of time.  Do this until it becomes a natural rhythm in your life.  As natural as breathing.
  • See beauty in yourself and all others.
  • Think kind thoughts of yourself along with others. Use words that express these thoughts when thinking of yourself and speaking to others.
  • See the best in yourself and all others.
  • Note the positives that you see and feel.
  • When faced with lower energy send it light.
  • Do not engage in the battle arguments. This is a form of one surmounting another.
  • Disconnect from the media. If it does not have an audience, it will change.
  • Do not look to other’s misery to feel better about the life you are living.
  • View every part of life as a part of you. Treat this with love.
  • Always remember you are not powerless in your world.

To change the world seems like such a big thing to do yet, each and every one of us has the ability to affect a change. If we break it down to moment by moment this will not seem like such a heavy undertaking. If we stop and step out of the fear, we have been living in that has created not only judgements against ourselves and others instead holding the space of love our world radically changes. It is that simple. We as human beings make it hard. Yet, we are walking the human walk. With this in mind be gentle with yourself. You will stumble and when you do, you can choose to pick yourself up and once again begin the process of creating a world filled with love.

Inhale all the way to your heart chakra. Feel your heart fill with love. Exhale this love out into the world. Inhale to the heart chakra….exhale love. Inhale to the heart chakra….exhale love…..repeat.

Your light created and posted on FB Dec. 16, 2015

What an exciting time it is! There are so many life changes occurring that at times it may seem overwhelming. Yet, by stopping and taking a deep breath and grounding into beautiful Mother Earth all of the overwhelm dissolves.

Each day is bringing new adventures. To live these adventures means no longer standing on the sidelines of your life, instead actively pursuing your dreams. This is the time to ask what it is that you love doing? What have you been preparing for your whole life? It is the time to give yourself permission to fully embrace who you are and the life you are choosing to live.

Now that you have taken that deep breath and connected to Mother Earth take the time to hear your inner voice. You know that voice. The voice that came from deep inside of you as a soft whisper at first. The persistent voice that increased and you said “shhhhh…..I can’t do that.” The voice that said “Oh yes you can” so loudly that you could no longer ignore it, pushing you out of your comfort zone so that you can live your full potential. Yes….it is time to live your life and your dreams.

These are some of the adventures my inner voice has led me to. First workshops and retreats are being highlighted. Spirit has brought beautiful people into my life that share my desire to bring awareness and empowerment to others. Tomorrow (6-11-2016) I will be combining my abilities with Wolfdreamer who is an amazing astrologist and psychic, for a one-day workshop in Lebanon Oregon at the Waterloo Park. She and I will be doing a second workshop on July 30th, 2016 in Merlin Oregon at Indian Mary Park.

If that isn’t exciting enough I am facilitating a workshop with Vickie Pruitt who is a vibrational healer.  We have chosen the Big Island of Hawaii as the magical space to hold this retreat.  We are in the midst of preparing this now. Our tentative dates are somewhere between January 26th and February 4th 2017. If you are interested in participating in this event, please let me know because it will be a limited group and we do want to make sure that all who would like to attend are included.

Oh yes! What amazing times these are..........Cherry Divine

You are the creator of your life. Through your dreams and aspirations you follow the direction of your soul. Let your heart be your compass. Let your heart light your way. Children of Earth allow yourselves to see the greatness of who you are. See the amazing Creators you have always been. No longer languishing in the shadows of fear. You are supported by all of life. We embrace you with love........The Ancients 

Add love created and posted on FB Jan. 2016Many times I am ask what it is I do. What I do is this, I practice loving and accepting myself unconditionally.   I do this to the best of my ability in the human walk that I walk. By that I mean there are times seeing my perfection is just as challenging as other’s seeing theirs. I remember that I am/we are all perfect no matter what we are reflecting or projecting at any given moment.  As I remember to love myself without conditions, I know I am loving all of life unconditionally.

I remember to change the reality that I live in, is to be very aware of the reality I believe in. I do my best to remember to support life rather than judge life. I do my best to remember everything adds to life. For me this does not mean that I will condone or participate in actions or experiences that feel uncomfortable to me. What it means is that I see these things and hold a vision past what I consider a fear based reality.

I share what I understand of life with others. I do my best to assist other’s in seeing the absolute beauty of life they are.  I bring in words along with energy that is supportive of each person I speak with reminding them  that not only is life magic, so are they.

So now I ask…..what is it that you do?

 

 

DSC_0102Dearest Children,
You chose this wonderful adventure you call life. In this adventure you chose many roads to take. The roads waver before you as you travel forward on them. You cannot see exactly where they lead or what will come onto your path. This is nothing to worry about….nothing to fear.

There are many times you feel as if you do not know the direction of your life. Why you are where you are or how you ended up there. This is false information created by the fear based reality of mankind.

As your personal life designer you have the ability to access the roadmap that lies inside of you. This map shows the direction you have chosen for your life. The map reveals the pivotal points, the optional side roads you could take along with landmarks that were set in place for your experiencing which brought you knowledge and information.

To access your internal map is only a matter of trusting that it exists. Take the time to breath deep, relax and move inside. Use your imagination to bring it to the surface of your conscious mind. Ask to see its beginning as you entered your world. Ask to see the details, the landmarks that assisted you in becoming you. Let your mind roam freely from the starting point, to the middle, then to the potential end.

As you do this you access your life’s Grand Design. You easily move yourself into the driver’s seat no longer feeling pulled or pushed through life. The helpless feeling will exist no longer within you. Life no longer feels dangerous or interrupted by roadblocks and obstacles.

Once you begin the process of consulting your internal road map you will make adjustments in the direction you are taking. You will find instead of continuously following the same road, traveling in circles you will choose to take another route. This will be of your choosing, not changing the course you have set for yourself. This is not the purpose of choosing the different route. The purpose is to allow yourself to take a new road that is easier and much more enjoyable.

We wish you well on your travels in life. We wish you love also. If at any time you feel as if you cannot read your road map we are here to assist you. You may think of us as your personal GPS system. Yes, Dearest Children many of us do enjoy humor……The Ancients