September 2013

Kids Colour In Wildflowers! Gymea Lily

Happy Monday! 
A few friends with young children have asked me if they could have any
'cast offs' in my printing process for them to colour in. 

GREAT idea... BUT... the inks I use are not oil based for Eco friendly
reasons so would disperse too easily under the artistic efforts of exuberant Art Adventurers! 

I'm also REALLY careful and don't have any 'cast offs' as I've gotten my printing
down pat these days after one completed deck and two more nearing completion. 

But what I DO have is THIS! 

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Click on the image and you will be taken to a full sized image to download
for an A4 printout.
YES you can share... YES I'd love you to post them on my Facebook wall
 to decorate it for me and YES I'll keep making more...
voting for NEXT flower starts now!  

I left the name off it as I think its a great way for you to explore with your kids.
This is an Australian Wildflower and the words around
it are usually attributed to it through indigenous legends
and essence creation practices. 
psssttttt it's a Gymea Lily
www.cheralyn.typepad.com/awo

*the website listed on the bottom is my new wildflower home on
the internet! Moving soon. :)  

bunches of love, Cheralyn 🌻

The Road Out of UNreality

Yesterday all day, people who I love the most where really hurting. 
Emotionally, physically, mentally.
The thread through it all that kept surfacing in varying degrees was what others
would think or had thought or are thinking.

We put far too much power in the hands of others when we focus so much energy on this.

Life is so transparent now. Its so easy for everyone to see in.
Its also really easy to build great big Billboards in front of our windows so people
see what we want them to.

Though Facebook and the world it reflects tells us otherwise,
no body is perfect or lives the perfect life and even if you are Miley Cyrus,
you have a day to day life that is pretty much like everyone else's.


The mentally and the energy of the world these days is a fast bright gaudy scrapbook
of what Google tells us it is.

The popularity search engine.
We fear that our mistakes might make it into the top 10 as much we desire
a place in it for the positive things in our lives.
There is an entire 1,000,000 plus OTHER pages on the search engine, look beyond.

Better still, go out into the world and experience REALITY.

Everyone stuffs up, everyone has problems and everyone is not as "great" as their last FB Post!
I'm not saying people are 'fake' and hiding things to be phoney,
ok SOME are, but what I AM saying is that probably most are like me,
we show the best side ourselves because we wish to be POSITIVE.

Unfortunately when you are down, feeling bad about yourself,
have made a mistake, it can seem like the rest of the world has reach the Wonderful World of Oz
and received every imaginable gift from the Wizard because they are as
Good and Perfect as Dorothy.
They all look at you like innocent Munckins shaking their heads in disappointment.


That's what it SEEMS like, but its NOT how it IS!
The truth is, everyone is actually in Kansas worrying about the tornado and
living life as best they can.
JUST LIKE YOU!


On the other side....
Don't be so quick to judge.
I have noticed that the people who are the most Self Righteous and 'perfect' and 'outraged'
are the usually ones hiding the most.

It's called DEFLECTION.

And many are just Sheep following what they think their audience wants to hear...

A very interesting chat I had a few months ago was with someone about their youth.
Oh they slept with every Rock Star around at the time, each night a different big name front man....
they where a real life 'Banger Sister'. On and on it went.

But then how the tables turned when someone SINGLE in their midst had a one night stand.
SHOCK HORROR GRAB THE PITCH FORKS.


Sometimes they forget which stage they are on.
Be really kind to YOU. 
Don't compare yourself to ANYONE.
Life is a great big Map and there are going to be some hostile territories,
some places you would rather forget and the going will get tough and you will lose the road
entirely at times.

You will also find your way again, create new paths and find something really amazing
you never knew existed out there so don't throw it away or give up EVER!


I wish that you are ALL OK today and that you stop
and think before you Judge yourself or anyone,
yes even Miley.


LOVE & healing from sadness.......

Sturtsdesertpea11



bunches of love, Cheralyn 🌻

Full Moon in Pieces ~ Xanthorrhoea (Spear Grass)

GOOD MORNING! 
Blessings of the Full Moon in Pieces to you all. 
Such a Spiritual Magical Full Moon!! 
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from The Australian Wildflower Oracle: www.cheralyndarcey.com 

A time for healing and reconnecting with the All, humanity and that which is of Service to others. 
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On the Creative side? Harness the Power of this day and evening with Deep Meditation because right now is which messages, divine creative ideas and inspiration will flow.
JOURNAL JOURNAL JOURNAL
all that you notice, feels and think today because there will be illuminations and glimmers of Paths ahead that you would not even of imagined existed until the light of this Full Moon! 

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It's a Full Moon of doing things with the one you love, a great Moon for invoking Love, revitalising love, deeper levels of intimate understandings (think fish no longer swimming apart but swimming together). 
Helping and sharing with others for the greater good will have more impact at this time and if you have been wondering how you can help, then today you should be closer to the realisation of your gifts. Starting new endeavours that involve a level of Service will be incredibly prosperous for your spiritual health. 

Spiritual Awakening time! An understanding of your connection with the All, your place as part of, not apart and a fantastic time to meditation, do energy work, ritual and healing of self to realign and to awaken to new levels. 

The Flower of this Full Moon? 
Spear Grass (Xanthorrhoea) 

The flowers bloom as tiny tiny white flowers on the majestic spears.
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Meditation on these flowers, taking the essence will lead to Crown Chakra Opening, awakening and connection. 
So if you cant find a beautiful Xanthorrhoea or its essence today... here is one of my Wood Block Carvings of one for you......
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Happiest Blessings! xx 
bunches of love, Cheralyn 🌻

Next Session: Create & Self Publish YOUR Oracle & Tarot Deck ONLINE COURSE

It was so exciting earlier this year when my dream became a reality
and I published my first Deck. 

RIGHT now I'm up to sharing Week Three with the first Session of my course and the excitement, progress and energy in our classroom and private forum is just wonderful. 
 

I'm also about to publish my next two decks.....
"Wildflowers of China Oracle" & "Wildflowers of the Earth Oracle" 

Self Published with my complete control and seeing what I dreamed come to be, exactly how I had seen it in my vision! 
Along the way so many people have written to me and asked me how I did it, how they too can do it and so because I already teach in person and online I began putting this course together. 
In it I show you exactly how I self publish my decks and yes I did do it with NO MONEY upfront at all. 
And you can too...... 

ONLINE COURSE: Creating & Self Publishing Tarot & Oracle Cards
with Cheralyn Darcey course fee $130
videos, audios, worksheets and comprehensive notes 

This 6 week course begins ON  MONDAY 14th OCTOBER 2013
You can start when you like, come and go as you please and you can have access for a full 12 MONTHS as well as have full access to the private forum for that time. 
You do not need to be online at certain times, the classroom with all the features is open 
all the time. The forum is open all the time for you to access too! 
I LIMIT Spaces to 20 to ensure my commitment to each student.  
We booked out last time.... 

to book  (option to pay via deposit or in full)
and for lots more information GO TO THIS LINK: 


http://yourcreativewitchery.com/selfpublishcards.html

 

TESTIMONIALS From STUDENTS CURRENTLY DOING THIS COURSE

"Yay thank you so much for the motivation Cheralyn Darcey. I was thinking of looking into getting someone else to do the paintings for my deck until I started your course ......... I know that if we all let the artist within come forward in what ever medium speaks to us we will all create something special, unique and heart felt. The creativity is amazing." Laura 

Oh My Goodness Cheralyn I cant express to you how grateful I am for the information you cover ........ You have covered everything and I mean EVERYTHING! Thank you soooooo much!   
I had been getting a bit overwhelmed by all the questions being asked on the forum and I was thinking "how come I'm not thinking of these questions?" but I took a step back and thought "dont panic this is what the course is about and you will learn all of this". After reading this weeks lesson I am VERY assured .........
Thank you again!   Pam xxx

MORE ABOUT THE COURSE.... 
PRINTING

Possibly the most worrying aspect of creating your cards but I have tried so many different ways, done the legwork for you and have found the Holy Grail. After years of trial and error and giving lots of companies the go, I have found a few options that I will present to you and my favourite. Then I will walk you through the entire process. The quality of the cards is beautiful! Professionally printed and everything I dreamed they would look like. That deck "The Australian Wildflower Oracle" has been sold all over the world. 
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DECK CREATION
In my course I not only share with you how to publish but how to create a deck from scratch. I am a lifelong tarot and oracle reader, a very dedicated student of the cards and a collector with well over 150 decks and counting!! You may already have a fantastic structure idea, or none at all. I really cant wait to get our forums open to let the discussions, learning and sharing begin!

DECK ARTWORK
Some of you will have artwork ready in full, begun or perhaps you are not an 'artist' at all. (Well thats not true as we are ALL Artists!) I will be sharing with you how to make a Deck a reality through whatever level of Artwork you have from none to a gallery. Those with none? I have a few really easy, very effective ideas that you can use to create decks using collage, photography and even children's artwork! We shall also discuss finding Artists and collaborations and you can start right here in your Course Forum, who knows that amazing idea for a Deck of Sunrises COULD include a Watercolour Painter who would love to work with you! 
I will be assisting you and sharing with you EXACTLY how to prepare your artwork for printing too. YES it is a little tricky at times but thats ok, again I've done it, I've worked it out and no matter your skill levels with computers I do have easy tricks to make it happen! 

I am so excited already meeting those who are joining me in the course. 
There are authors, there are artists, people with dreams to do this, people who are interested in seeing how its done and can't wait to get started. Some just thinking about creating a deck and looking at how to start. There are those who have been trying unsuccessfully for years either to finih their decks or have been rejected or ignored in mainstream publishing and just need that little bit of extra help to make it happen.
Seriously, no matter what level of experience or length of time you have been 'at it' I am ready for you to come and share my enthusiasm to make your dreams and visions realities. 


 to book and for lots more information GO TO THIS LINK: 

http://yourcreativewitchery.com/selfpublishcards.html


bunches of love, Cheralyn 🌻

Leader, Teacher, Master Tradesperson?

Remember to surround yourself with those who bring out 
THE BEST YOU! 

If YOU are a Leader in your Field...
Learn to be a Master of your Trade!
If YOU are LEARNING... find a MASTER OF THEIR TRADE!
MORE than an EXPERT or LEADER
~ someone who has proven to be a MASTER TRADESPERSON.

These are people willing to SHARE not to tell you things but to open their doors and let you in.
They say... "Here is something I have learned and come with me and
TOGETHER we shall learn more!

YOU will learn my trade and I will learn to Master it!"


There are so many that feel in order to make themselves 'right' 'better' 'bigger'
that they need to somehow prove how 'wrong' or insignificant the contributions of other's are.

Even if their work is well meaning and has light this occurs.

People who are doing similar work to you, MAKE YOU FEEL WELCOME!
Don't YOU fall into this trap either, its not something to emulate!!

I teach a lot of people and I work with many in various fields and time and time
(and AGAIN yesterday!) hear people worried about this, feeling alienated by
those they admire and not being encouraged to be Leaders, to be Artists, to be Game Changers.

They are or they INSPIRED by Leaders and TEACHERS but they really need to find
MASTER TRADESPEOPLE! 3-of-pentacles-rider-waite1

I used to be a Tradeperson so I understand COMPLETELY what the term...
"Master Tradesperson"

means and unfortunately its very much misinterpreted.

It dosen't mean that the person is so amazeballness and
that everyone loves them and their work.

It dosen't mean that they are JUST incredibly experienced
It dosen't meanthat they have a kazillion accolades and awards.

It DOES mean a very simple yet absolutely VITAL element that the world needs
in order for the work that the person does continues...

A Tradesperson has achieved all the skillsets required to do their job
through training and experience.


A Master Tradesperson is one who has trained someone to the same level.

Think about that.


The term actually comes from the way the word Master is used "a master of someone"
(to have an apprentice)
NOT as we think of it now as to "Master a Trade".
I know that's the WAY the term is used these days but really its not quite correct.
YES in days of old you would of been the "Master over someone" and we have grown a lot
since those days and improved our teaching methods! :)

DO YOU TEACH or LEAD?
A Master of their Trade, never makes you feel unwelcome on the work floor.
There is always room for another apprentice and there certainly is room for peers,
other Master Tradespeople!

No one has all the skills, answers,
inspirations, tools and materials.
THERE HAS TO BE!!!!

Because the work MUST continue.

Once you learn your Trade you KEEP LEARNING!
(yup even if you are a 'Master', you need to keep going!)
Well this won't happen in your four walls with just your PAST experiences,
you need to do CONTINUING TRAINING, you need to get out in the world and listen to
your Peers and you need to cross train too!
You need to develop a group of diverse, challenging, encouraging peers so you don't stagnate.
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Your work is your Passion and it lights a fire that others will see from a far.
WELCOME them to the fire, ask them to bring something to share around it, to add to it and
TOGETHER you can watch the fire burn brighter and bigger and stronger.
Avoid the Flame throwers and don't be one!
They stand with a Passion of Fire but spin in a circle burning
any who come near with a Flamethrower.

You should ALWAYS feel safe when you are learning and being inspired.

CHALLENGED? YES!
But never ever should you feel bad about yourself or your own work not matter what it is.

When you are the one with a message to share or something to teach
be the Fire Igniter and Stoker, tend that fire well... don't be the FlameThrower because the light
may burn brightly for a while and burn paths and whole areas but it will not be passed or even

survive once it burns everything and itself out.

The most magical flame I ever beheld was very small but it had the power to light the hearts of
all who came to see it...
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and remember....... BE That Happy Magical PERSON too.....
Happymagic

Happiest Blessings!
xx





 
bunches of love, Cheralyn 🌻

Create & Self Publish YOUR Oracle & Tarot Deck ONLINE COURSE

It was so exciting earlier this year when my dream became a reality and I published my first Deck. 
I'm now just about to release my next two decks exactly the same way. 
Self Published with my complete control and seeing what I dreamed come to be, exactly how I had seen it in my vision! 
Along the way so many people have written to me and asked me how I did it, how they too can do it and so because I already teach in person and online I began putting this course together. 
In it I show you exactly how I self publish my decks and yes I did do it with NO MONEY upfront at all. 
And you can too...... 
 
ONLINE COURSE: Creating & Self Publishing Tarot & Oracle Cards
with Cheralyn Darcey course fee $130
videos, audios, worksheets and comprehensive notes 

This 6 week course begins ON THIS COMING MONDAY 9th SEPTEMBER 2013
You can start when you like, come and go as you please and you can have access for a full 12 MONTHS as well as have full access to the private forum for that time. 
You do not need to be online at certain times, the classroom with all the features is open 
all the time. The forum is open all the time for you to access too! 

BOOKINGS CLOSE THIS SUNDAY 8th SEPTEMBER at MIDNIGHT 
to book and for lots more information GO TO THIS LINK: 

http://yourcreativewitchery.com/selfpublishcards.html


 

PRINTING
Possibly the most worrying aspect of creating your cards but I have tried so many different ways, done the legwork for you and have found the Holy Grail. After years of trial and error and giving lots of companies the go, I have found a few options that I will present to you and my favourite. Then I will walk you through the entire process. The quality of the cards is beautiful! Professionally printed and everything I dreamed they would look like. That deck "The Australian Wildflower Oracle" has been sold all over the world. 
Collection4

DECK CREATION
In my course I not only share with you how to publish but how to create a deck from scratch. I am a lifelong tarot and oracle reader, a very dedicated student of the cards and a collector with well over 150 decks and counting!! You may already have a fantastic structure idea, or none at all. I really cant wait to get our forums open to let the discussions, learning and sharing begin!

DECK ARTWORK
Some of you will have artwork ready in full, begun or perhaps you are not an 'artist' at all. (Well thats not true as we are ALL Artists!) I will be sharing with you how to make a Deck a reality through whatever level of Artwork you have from none to a gallery. Those with none? I have a few really easy, very effective ideas that you can use to create decks using collage, photography and even children's artwork! We shall also discuss finding Artists and collaborations and you can start right here in your Course Forum, who knows that amazing idea for a Deck of Sunrises COULD include a Watercolour Painter who would love to work with you! 
I will be assisting you and sharing with you EXACTLY how to prepare your artwork for printing too. YES it is a little tricky at times but thats ok, again I've done it, I've worked it out and no matter your skill levels with computers I do have easy tricks to make it happen! 

I am so excited already meeting those who are joining me in the course. 
There are authors, there are artists, people with dreams to do this, people who are interested in seeing how its done and can't wait to get started. Some just thinking about creating a deck and looking at how to start. There are those who have been trying unsuccessfully for years either to finih their decks or have been rejected or ignored in mainstream publishing and just need that little bit of extra help to make it happen.
Seriously, no matter what level of experience or length of time you have been 'at it' I am ready for you to come and share my enthusiasm to make your dreams and visions realities. 


BOOKINGS CLOSE THIS SUNDAY 8th SEPTEMBER at MIDNIGHT 
to book and for lots more information GO TO THIS LINK: 

http://yourcreativewitchery.com/selfpublishcards.html

bunches of love, Cheralyn 🌻

Wildflower Oracle ~ Mental Clarity

If you believe in something then you should live it...
There are degrees because, yes we all have to do the day to day living, make a living, bring up children and function on many levels. What I mean is, if something really resonates with you then you LIVE with it woven into all the clothing, fabrics, textures and sensations of your life. 
The lens through which you view the world is tinted with it, the sounds are enhanced with its understanding, the words are richer for it and the actions you move with have a grace of knowing that comes from your connection.

The Lesson...
So it was a double edged lesson for me earlier this year when I met another who also works with Flowers and ended up listening to this person moan about how people 'take it too far' and that it doesn't really matter what attributes ones adds to flowers as they pretty much mean what you want them to.  The person even went through mutual Facebook friends and made fun of some and their Floral obsessions.

What did I do?
Shamefully now I remember painfully, nothing. I smiled with the mask of 'goofy good girl ~ non confrontation' and was mute. I thought this person knew more than I did, they obviously had far more success and seemed much more confident at the time.
Perhaps, I thought, I was silly and obsessed. They knew better than I. 

My Lesson...
The lesson of that day has come full circle now when I realized that when you really live something, there never is a moment when you should ever be ashamed of what you believe in. That others have their own agendas, lives, beliefs and Paths and any negativity towards my own or another's is their personal problem not my mirror to gaze into.
 

Flowers are incredibly important to me, they always have been.
They enhance everything that I do 
They never take away from my life, they add to it incredibly. 
I have learned many lessons, made amazing connections, received messages, helped others and lived a much richer life because of their gifts. 

What YOU Believe In...
You have to realise that if you have something you are deeply passionate about, you will encounter others on the Path who have much to teach you, much to share and others you in turn my walk beside. There will be others who jump onto to Path with a marching band behind them , to grab what they can as fast as they can and they will even try to push you off the path in various ways.

Stay True, Stay Strong...  
If you believe in something with all your heart then it is
YOUR Passion... YOUR Path... YOUR Purpose!!
You won't be the only one in the Universe with the same and THAT is a wonderful thing. 
Embrace those who are interested in working alongside you and walk away from those
with the seemingly the same passion  but who would deter you in yours in any way.

SO a Wildflower Oracle Postcard with a Mental Clarity Spray for you to create!
I find that I often need something like this in times when my emotions get a little bit too
swayed by the energies of others. But gaining a bit more mental clarity, I find I am able to stay th true course! ENJOY!!  

If you click on this picture, you will be taken to a larger image which you can save and print out. 

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Happy Blessings! <3 xx  



 

bunches of love, Cheralyn 🌻