Tuesday, January 15, 2013

The End of the World...?


Welcome to 2013!

For a lot of folks, the holidays were pretty much a blur to commercialism and excess, making it difficult to escape the faux good tidings of cheer every time you entered a store. Coupled with the made up angst stemming from 12/21/12 - it was Y2K all over again with people dreading the darkest night of the year as if it were the signal for the heavens to unleash the Apocalypse!  What I hope you are taking into account right now is the fact that it is difficult to come off the roller coaster called the holiday season and slow down your trajectory enough to resume the day-to-day activities. 



I realize there are folks having difficulty tying up all the loose ends from 2012. But rather than letting life happen, why not take bold action. The world as you knew it is gone. With each passing day, you are being asked and encouraged to evolve – even as everything around may remain in constant flux. Change how you perceive and respond to what’s going on around you.



And for those who make resolutions from year-to-year, and end up ditching them after several weeks, let go of your expectations, focusing instead on how you can go about making each day the best ever. Instead of racking up list after list of failed resolutions, use that energy in a different way and move with momentum instead of just following the pack.  Choose instead a goal to achieve and make a new pact to take action and move forward, even if you’re not completely sure of the end game.



Personally, I’ve been pretty excited about the turn of days. What most folks don’t realize is the Solstice actually signals the coming again of the light – where the frigid and blustery winter days grow incrementally longer. For me, the longer days represent the blossoming of abundances, as my new plants (the actualization of ideas and dreams) begin to poke through the soil and emerge into the sunlight.



Here in Colorado, we’ve been experiencing our fair share of sub-zero days; however, even the Columbine plant outside my front door has begun to leaf out! I’m excited as this is just a portal to the future and what’s awaiting me as spring approaches. The rest of my garden may be frozen rock solid, but this one little patch outside the front door beckons and speaks to me of promises yet to come. I am grateful.



New affirmation: I AM GRATEFUL AND ONLY EXPECT THE BEST OUTCOMES.


Love and light,


Cheryl
IntuitiveGoddesse

 

Sunday, September 9, 2012

What news is the wind bringing you?



My guides asked me to share this short story with you...

The landscape is surreal, like standing on the edge of an abyss.  Walking along the shoreline, I notice the water is dark and lifeless.
“Don’t be fooled.” Grandmother’s eyes connect with mine and I am unable to turn away.  “You are here to witness.”
At my feet, a female turtle shuffles along in the sand on the way to laying her eggs.  Our eyes meet. I’m self-conscious now.  Especially when I don’t see any signs of life other than Grandmother, Turtle and myself.
“I will not waste time. Guard and protect.” I hear the words telepathically. I feel a sudden heaviness in my head and realize Grandmother is still “speaking” to me.  Like a laser, she records her words and thoughts. I have no idea how much times passes before she drops her gaze and lets me go. I have to work at calming the buzzing in my head. Slightly dizzy and overloaded, it takes a minute to steady myself.
“Knowledge comes when needed,” she replies cryptically.  There is tenderness in her speech, but it’s almost as if speaking to herself. She continues slowly walking along the shoreline.
I turn to watch as Turtle covers her children with grains of sand. Tucking them in protectively to await their futures. The tide moves ever closer, the edge of the water lapping up to kiss the sand.
“Many will not live.” A solitary tear runs down her cheek, glistening in the starlight.
At that moment, I realize she’s grieving for possibilities that won’t be realized. I start to cry.
 “There are many outcomes in your world. Many outcomes. Many possibilities. Learn to listen. When you listen, you will hear many important things.” As she speaks, Grandmother stares out into the blackened sky.  “The wind brings many echoes. Pay attention.”
“Yes,” I start to say, when she raises a hand to silence me.
She turns and begins to walk in the opposite direction “I have given you what I can. You must follow the wind.” 
I stop to clear away the tears pouring down my face. When I look up, she’s gone, her footsteps mere echoes on an ancient surface.


So let me ask you, what are you waiting to hear on the wind?  Are you paying attention to the messages which are being sent to you? Do you even take time to notice the small things that happen around which, in and of themselves, won't directly affect you, but may have longer-term consequences.

Sometimes messages come and we cast them aside, because we're not willing to say "Yes" and open the door to a new future. Letting fear and ego keep you from reaching your ultimate goals is like akin to allowing your unrealized potential and probabilities to be washed away by the ever encroaching sea.

If you want to do something different and start opening new doors to a new future, consider giving IntuitiveGoddesse a call. Whether or not you work with me, I hope you will make a deeper commitment to yourself and take the necessary action to fulfill your ultimate goals. Known as a fairy god-mother in combat boots, I’m here to help. Take the first step and contact IntuitiveGoddesse@gmail.com or check out my website: http://intuitivegoddesse.com. On Twitter, please “follow” @Goddesse1 to stay up to date on IntuitiveGoddesse happenings. 

New Affirmation: I AM LISTENING WITH AN OPEN HEART


Cheryl Pershey
 

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Community


It’s been difficult to process what happened at Aurora’s Century 16, this past Friday. This one hit home – Aurora is where I live. It is my place of sanctuary. It’s where I feel safe when the world gets too topsy-turvy. It’s where I retreated after the Columbine murders and again after the 9-11 terror attacks. With a military base practically in my backyard, I have felt out of harm’s way. However, since the events of early Friday morning, I have been unsettled. I can only presume it’s because this massacre was in my backyard. 

I’m in this area at least once a week – my kids grew up with Century 16, seeing a number of movies on its premises.  I have family who work in the area, and I regularly shop in the affected neighborhood. We knew people who were directly affected by the shooting – both injured and deceased. 

Stunned silence.  Sharp intake of breath.  12 innocent lives intersecting at a crossroads with an unsettled individual acting out his own role playing game. When death is expected, it gives you time to prepare. When life is snatched away so cruelly, it’s like pouring acid on an open wound – it’s extremely painful and vicious!

Everyone deals with death and loss in their own way and it is not for me or anyone else to sit in judgment. There is no one size fits all in a circumstance like this.  My prayers go out to all the affected families, as do prayers and well wishes from around the globe. It may seem a small thing, but when we connect as a linked chain back to infinite consciousness, it is an opportunity to do something greater than ourselves. When we join forces, we can energetically ease and lessen the sorrow-filled hearts of the injured and those who have lost loved ones in this thoughtless carnage.

Words are hollow and cannot change or undo what happened, but through our actions in the midst of this extended grieving process, we can and will chart our future course. When the news cycle changes and the cameras and anchor teams fade from view, the people of my adopted hometown will still be here. We will not be okay for quite some time. We will; however, persevere, though nothing will ever be the same.

If you have the ability to do so, please consider visiting to GivingFirst.org and making a donation to help support the victims and families. If you can do nothing else, please take few minutes out of your busy schedule and offer a prayer of healing for the families and the greater Aurora, Colorado, community.

Namaste

Monday, June 25, 2012

PASSION is the path to your Soul Purpose


Everyone keeps talking about making sure your Passion and Purpose are aligned. Well, how do you recognize one from the other? How are you supposed to know the difference? And even if you do, how do you know it’s your PASSION and it’s the right path to uncovering your Soul Purpose?

Well, since the question keeps coming up, I want you to think back to the first time you fell in love. I want you to remember the emotions, as well as the physical experience of that first time.  Now that you’ve pulled up the reference, I want you to consider if your PASSION meets these criteria:
  • It’s the essence of what makes your heart skip a beat (it defines and completes you);
  • It’s an obsession (or could be if you didn’t have real world responsibilities);
  • It’s easy (no reason to second guess anything);
  • It’s invigorating (you feel on top of the world); 
  • It’s blissful (it speaks to your spirit);
  • It’s uplifting (think stress reducing); and
  • It’s empowering (it provides an opportunity for you to be PRESENT and at your BEST).
PASSION is about finding your ONE TRUE LOVE. When you’re in love with your heart’s desire, fire burns so deep and bright, but it flare into a scorching red-hot burn hot one minute and plunge into the frigid depths of cold and despair the next. When you are LOVE (talking about true PASSION here), it’s next to impossible to extinguish the flame because it burns steady and bright all the time! 

Relationships are about being in love. They are satisfying at times and they are equally erratic. They come and go in your life, sometimes with your assent, but they don’t necessarily require a commitment from you. On the other hand, living your PASSION is about LOVE – totally and completely. It’s about a complete commitment to living fully and authentically. 

Mistress of the Sacred Feminine, PASSION is steadfast, true and heartfelt. Doesn’t matter whether she arrives in your youth, or you renew the acquaintance later in life, PASSION waits for the right opportunity to spark your interest and ignite a relationship. 

PASSION isn’t a jealous lover either. PASSION doesn’t understand anger or fear; instead, she seeks to express only intense joy and excitement.  She will accommodate you – dancing however fast or slow you choose.  She will peek out from the edges of your day-to-day, occasionally showing up in your lucid dreams to remind and entice, but never to trap, you. When you’re ready to accept the commitment, PASSION will be the first to embrace you and revel in your decision to share with the world.

PASSION will never up and leave you. However, it’s interesting how easy it is to walk away from your passion to pursue a relationship… hmmm? That might make some people uncomfortable; however, it is a reality that needs to be acknowledged.

Interestingly enough, your commitment to living authentically allows for greater freedom – financially, emotionally and empirically, as well as a renewed sense of empowerment because you are embracing life without limitations.  When you align with your PASSION, you will find new opportunities and doors opening for you, ultimately bringing you closer to discovering your true Soul Purpose. 

Even if you’re not conscious of the fact, it’s part of the reason you’re here. Soul Purpose has more to do with your contribution to the greater consciousness. In other words, when it’s time to write your Eulogy, what will be your lasting impact on the world?  You may discover your Soul Purpose in the work you do; a hobby you enjoy; the time you spend with friends and family; or it may occur as a direct result of a random act of kindness imparted  upon a stranger who happens to cross your path.

The easy part is all you have to do is be who and what you are – authentic ally. Live in the moment. Remember to celebrate and share your joy with others. Pass along your enthusiasm! 

My passion is teaching. I appreciate and am grateful for the opportunities I have to interact with and teach people the secrets to living and enjoying extraordinary lives. There’s always something extra special that touches my heart when I see the lights go on as folks embrace their true calling. My purpose is to educate you to take the necessary action to embrace your PASSION and invest in your long-term success.  My hope is you will decide to revisit your PASSION and change your life.

If you’ve been procrastinating or need help with your PASSION and Soul Purpose, IntuitiveGoddesse is waiting to hear from you! I love working with people ready and willing to drop the fa├žade and begin living authentic lives. All it takes is the conscious desire to peel back the layers and discover your true essence and a commitment to investing in yourself. 

Known as a fairy god-mother in combat boots, I’m here to help. Take the first step and contact IntuitiveGoddesse@gmail.com or check out my website: http://intuitivegoddesse.com. On Twitter, please “follow” @Goddesse1 to stay up to date on IntuitiveGoddesse happenings.

New Affirmation: I AM LOVE AND I SHARE MY JOY WITH THE WORLD

Cheryl Pershey