Thank you so much Andrea for this wonderful testimonial of the Hawaiian Experience Retreat.  It was a joy and an honor to co-host this amazing event.....Cherry

I took part in Cherry and Vickie’s Hawaii Experience retreat on the Big Island in late January/early February 2017, and wow, what an experience it was!  Actually it was a whole series of totally amazing experiences.

Vickie provided us with a wealth of information about our astrological charts, which she prepared for each participant.  She gave us the tools to understand the various aspects of our charts and answered a lot of questions I’d had about astrology.  Her seminar on essential oils was extremely informative, and I really enjoyed learning the TRE relaxation techniques, which I am continuing to use.

Cherry’s channeled messages always amaze and inspire me.  I can’t easily describe Cherry’s gift of channeling “The Ancients,” but I can describe the benefits I’ve received from them:  greater levels of understanding; deeper insights into my own actions/reactions and those of others; relief from stress and fear; and both receiving and expressing profound love and joy. 

In addition to Cherry’s insights which focus on our inner lives, her messages also call our attention to the magic that surrounds us in the world.  That magic was on full display during our trip to Hawaii.  We experienced amazing interactions with whales, dolphins, turtles, and the Earth herself.  Several times during our trip, local people told us that what we were experiencing was very unusual.  Twice I encountered whales who came closer to shore than they usually do, directly in front of me.  When some of us went snorkeling, several pods of dolphins converged to accompany the group.  Our visit to Kilauea Crater in Volcanoes National Park proved to be particularly magical.  A ranger told us that the lava would be way too low in the crater for us to see.  Then Cherry gathered us together, called to the Goddess Pele, and lava began to dance high above the rim of the crater.  When Cherry dispersed the group, the lava subsided again below the crater rim.  I felt so very privileged to have been a part of that -- and part of the entire trip.

Even the weather cooperated beautifully.  On the “wet” side of the Big Island, we had only a couple light showers the first two days, then no rain for the rest of our ten-day stay.  People kept saying how unusual that was, too!

There were seven of us on our Hawaii trip.  It’s not easy getting seven women to agree on, well, pretty much anything, but Cherry and Vickie did a great job making sure that everyone felt very welcome and included, and that everyone’s needs were taken care of.  They also demonstrated a perfect degree of flexibility, going with the flow and adjusting our schedule as events unfolded.  The accommodations that Vickie found for us (two adjacent Airbnb houses) were very comfortable, and fit our needs perfectly.  She handled all the trip logistics very professionally, without a hitch.  We had time for sightseeing, shopping and exploring nearby beaches, in addition to our various sessions with Cherry and Vickie.

I had an absolutely fantastic time on the Hawaii retreat, beginning to end.  I am now planning to attend Cherry and Vickie’s Mount Shasta retreat in June, and look forward to more retreats after that.


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This has been quite the beginning to a new year.  It is my hope that each person stay present, visualize the life they want to live and send love out into the world.  In this way, we can create and co-create a world filled with love, tolerance, acceptance and understanding.  A world filled with magic.It has been a bit since we returned from our retreat on the Big Island of Hawaii.  Each day I have sat at the computer with the intention of writing of the magic that filled the nine days we were on the island.  The words have escaped me until now.   DLS_4743webFrom day one it was apparent Spirit had Divinely choreographed each step of our journey.  Even though we were coming in from several states and flying in on different airlines, we all arrived in the Honolulu airport within a short time of each other.  This allowed us time to do a little planning for the meet up at the Hilo airport, which was the finale stop before making our way to the houses.

It didn’t tGroup photo with heartake any of us long to understand that it was not happenstance the people gathered together for the retreat were meant to be there.  Each person, along with the energy they carried added to this magnificent group in a way that was unique to them and beneficial for all.  Each person’s lessons and journey into their own awareness enhanced the total experience.

In a newsletter there is no way to go into detail of all that took place.  We started our mornings with the warmth of the sun, tropical fragrances waking our senses, and the lushness of the land.  In the evening we looked at the brilliant stars and were serenaded by the songs of the frogs.  We saw the Angel numbers 444 at least four times each day.  When we were to go somewhere everything flowed perfectly along with parking spaces that opened for us even in the most crowded of parking lots.

IMG_2794While kayaking, the dolphins swam around us. It was at this time I got into the water. As I peered through the face mask into the depth of the ocean a mother and her pup swam in front of me.  As I watched the two go out of sight a male came gliding by just a few feet from me.  As with the mother, when the male passed me, we made direct eye contact. A moment of pure energy and blessings.  I felt myself pulled to the vibration of the mystical lands of Lemuria.  As I stayed in the water, dolphins swam circles around our kayaks.  While snorkeling in a different area several of our group swam with more than fifty dolphins.  Oh the MAGIC!


Pele blessed us with “The Dance of Fire” on a day one of the park rangers said we would not be able to see the lava from the observatory.  Pele’ sent me a message to gather the Seven Sistah’s.  As we gathered I felt a large ball of energy in front of my heart chakra.  I could feel it grow and as this happened, I/we watched the lava begin to rise from the crater and begin “The Dance of Fire”.  When we stepped away our group noticed the lava began to lower and go out of view.  What a wonderful gift Pele gave to us.

It wasn’t just these blessings that were the magic the retreat held.  This retreat focused on releasing out dated programs and patterns that were of use no longer in each person’s life.  Through the channeled messages, meditations, the healing tools of T.R.E and support of the doTerra essences, the group began to understand more of themselves, let go of what served them no longer with all of this allowing each person to love, accept and claim themselves more fully.  Through the retreat the group not only found the magic of who they are, they also saw how their magic affected the world outside of them.

There were times we separated into different groups and went to various areas.  What I found when this happened was that my Group had messages that were pertinent to whoever I was with.  There was no set area when this happened, we were always where we were meant to be.  My Group brought in messages through the landscape we were visiting, the air and everything else that was around us.  By doing this, my Group reminded each person of the Sacredness of all of Earth and of all of life.  I felt so blessed to be a part of this.  It was with a bit of sadness yet, a walking forward we came home more empowered and more aware.


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Today is not only the beginning of a new year, 2017 in numerology is a one.  2+0+1+7=10.  1+0=1.  Ones mark new beginnings.  Today is a great day for reflecting on what came to completion in 2016.  This would not have happened over night.  It was a steady walk through your individual process.  Today is also a great day to set in place what you would like to create and experience as you move forward.

To understand where you are in your process, is to look at who and what you have attracted into your life.  There are no accidents.  As you step into your awareness you come to understand that everything in your life is there because you have attracted it to you.  With awareness comes the knowledge you design and create the adventures you are experiencing.  Each step on your path has brought you information that assists you in your process of creating.

If you are filled with love and joy with all that is around you, wonderful!  If what is around you does not bring you joy and love well, that is wonderful too.  You may wonder why this would be wonderful.  Simple.  You can look at what is in your life, see how the person, place or thing supports a belief that you hold and allow that belief to continue to develop and create positively or look at the belief, find the pattern, dismantle the pattern by coming to understand it so, that you may create something different.

Here are a few examples:


If you are saying you want a loving relationship whether this is a romantic one or with family and others, does not matter.  Look at the people in your life.  Are the people representing what you say you want?  Are they loving or aloof?  Do they honor and support themselves or are they sabotaging their lives?  Do they set loving boundaries along with honoring other’s boundaries?  What bothers you about those closest to you?  What do you love about them?

As you are look at the people in your life, reviewing what you call negatives and positives see where these attributes live inside of you.  There are those attributes you will feel do not belong to you.  This is very well the case.  You may have attracted these people in so that you would look at your belief in what you deserve.  How have you held a belief that supports what others are projecting?  The more intensely we respond to a person, the stronger our lesson.

To create loving and healthy relationships begins with having a healthy and loving relationship with you. It is time to become your own best friend.  Acknowledge what you add to this world, praise yourself as you accomplish your goals, and look in the mirror and compliment yourself.  If you are having trouble doing this, be around loving people.  They will love you until you can love yourself.


When thinking of your body and striving for better health how do you support this?  Are you eating in a way that supports the body?  Do you see the foods you put into your body as matching the vibration of health?  Are you giving your body exercise?  Do you talk to your body in positive ways that support you or do you berate yourself because you see your body as imperfect?  Positive talk assist in creating health.

Statements such as, everything that I eat vibrates at the level of perfect health.  I have a strong vital body.  I love to exercise and feel my body come alive.  I am a very healthy person.  My body reflects perfect health.

It may seem odd but, in many ways your body responds to the commands that you give it.  These commands come in the form or your thoughts, not just your words.   If there is an illness going on in your body allow yourself to go into the affected area so, that you may find the origin and information the illness brings you.  Do your best to stay away from reinforcing any dis-ease.


What does your job or career reflect in your life?  Are you happy with what you are doing?  Does your work support who you are and what you want in your life?  Do you see the best in the position you have or do you only see what you do not like that is there?
If your career is not what you want or where you want it to be, look at it in the same manner as relationships.  How does it support outworn belief systems and patterns?  Where do you not believe your capable of having more?  Where are you not allowing yourself to create a better work environment?

To create different is to first see the positives of what you have.  See the impact you have on those around you and them on you.  Praise yourself for the work you are doing.  Create time to add to your skill set.  Ask what your passion is and how you may manifest this as employment.  Are you holding onto what you have out of a sense of obligation created by words and teachings from those who were in your family and the environment around you as you grew up?

To create change in your life is to remember you are the creator of your life.  The more you become aware of the outdated dialogues, teachings, programs, and training's that run in the background of your mind, the sooner you can disengage from these and begin to create a new way.  Look at your life without judgment, be grateful for what you have and be willing to put in place something new.

You are not doing this alone.  You have many supporters on the physical and non-physical levels.  Ask your Angels and Guides for their assistance.  They will gladly lend a hand.  It is important to remember they bring you the answers and support that you are asking for in ways that you will pay attention. Sometimes these are subtle, other times they are not.  When you ask for help and the door opens, be willing to step through the doorway.

Your life starts with you. If you are having difficulty in an area of your life, let's set up a session so that we may get to the root of the issue.  You deserve the best life possible.  Have a wonderful New Year. Create with Love & Joy.

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.

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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