Cher Lyn - Cher Lyn

Cher Lyn - Cher Lyn

Sedona Story

Autumnal Crown not Crone stage - Queendom

In July, 2017, I had the privilege of interviewing my dear friend, Cher Lyn. She is a true mystic artist and one of my early teachers and guides in the realm of mysticism.

What is living life to the fullest according to Cher Lyn?

I’m still learning that one. (Giggles)

I’m going to say that painting almost daily for almost 30 years has taught me how to operate outside the studio. I have never given up on a painting. When I was working on Pele I had made a perceived mistake. I was judging this piece, and it was on Pele in the clouds in the sky, the spirit of the Black Mamo. I saw it and I literally took a bottle of paint, said, “No mistake namaste.” I poured it over this perceived mistake. And, this bird appeared in the painting.

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Wisdom of the Wheel

Wisdom of the Wheel

The Circle Keeps Teaching

In grad school, classes on behavior were part of my M.Ed program. In one of these classes, Dr. Weiner from CSUN, introduced us to Native American wisdom. He emphasized the importance of the values represented in the medicine wheel while sitting in circle to hear and be heard, to forgive and to heal. I  later found that the wheel represents much more, including the four directions and the four elements. Yet, the values: generosity, belonging, independence, and mastery were my introduction to the wisdom of the wheel. In particular, belonging was vitally important to children struggling with home and school life. And, I could see how it was important to create that sense within a classroom.

Spurred on by my interest that arose in those graduate classes, I found myself exploring the wheel in real time - sweat lodges and feminine energy circles.

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