Cheryl’s Blog

My thoughts on mindfulness, upcoming events, and more.

Cheryl’s Blog

My thoughts on mindfulness, upcoming events, and more.

How Tonglen Helped Me Escape  An Underworld of Pain

How Tonglen Helped Me Escape An Underworld of Pain

This morning I wrote a letter to a friend who is experiencing deep emotional anguish. I thought it might also be helpful to you. Namaste, Cheryl Dearest Friend, I’ve been thinking of you since your sharing/check-in at during our healing-training yesterday and I wanted...

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Are You Craving Connection?

Are You Craving Connection?

We live in a world where many of us feel a sense of loss and separation more than we feel deeply connected. We are frustrated and bewildered at what is happening to the land, to people and animals, and to the systems in our country that we used to trust to support,...

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The Sensual Art of Meditation

The Sensual Art of Meditation

Looking out the large round window in my bedroom, I stand barefooted in my cotton night-shirt and take the pulse of the new day. A cascade of cooper-colored oak leaves drift down from the tall trees in our backyard woods. I notice the soft, morning light illuminating...

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Why Horses and Elephants Are Some of My Favorite Teachers

Why Horses and Elephants Are Some of My Favorite Teachers

This morning during my meditation, a bit of wisdom floated up from my unconscious. It had to do with the difference between my Master Teacher and the other guides and helpers in my life. When I was still a baby, growing up in Midland, Michigan, my parents started...

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Mindfulness With Horses Workshop

Mindfulness With Horses Workshop

Mindfulness and Horse Wisdom: Tune In To Your Next, Best Step in Life Sunday, November 19, 12:45 - 5:00 pm Canterlane Farm in W-S, just 5 min from Hanes Mall Join Cheryl Schirillo Johnson for a Mindfulness Workshop with Jen Clauss and the beautiful horses at...

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Finding Balance By Working With Energy by Mack Johnson

Finding Balance By Working With Energy by Mack Johnson

I see and sense a world of energy flow and colors in the living beings around me. A view that was present at the instant of my entry into this world. I perceive more than physical manifestation. When I look at you I see the color-filled edge of your energy field...

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Meditation and Energy Body Workshop with Cheryl and Mack

Meditation and Energy Body Workshop with Cheryl and Mack

Have you ever wondered what the colors of your energy body look like? Join me and my husband for an afternoon of energy reading and meditation training to find out.  The gathering will take place at our home in northwest Winston-Salem. Meditation and Energy Body...

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Heightening Your Awareness With Mindfulness

Heightening Your Awareness With Mindfulness

I find the domino effects of meditation on your physical and mental state to be astounding. About a year ago I was in my yoga class taught by Sydney Huges McGee at her yoga/massage studio, 18 Springs. Sydney was teaching us about the cerebrospinal fluid, the areas of...

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What Is Your Joy Connection?

What Is Your Joy Connection?

The pine floorboards shake as everyone in the hall stomps in unison. The Louisiana zydeco rhythms bounce through the long line of contra dancers as the piano accordion and washboard drives the beat and our full skirts twirl periwinkle, forest green, and crimson, long...

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Dream Weaver: A Story Told In The Old Ways

Dream Weaver: A Story Told In The Old Ways

Every blade of grass has its angel that bends over it and whispers, ‘Grow, grow.’ – The Talmud Emma nestled into the gnarled crook of her favorite tree. Her fair knees were skinned, her bare feet dirty on the bottom. Tiny bits of bark poked out of her uncombed, auburn...

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