Happy 4th of July! In the United States we celebrate the 4th of July as our declaration of independence from Great Britain beginning in 1776. What does Independence Day mean to you? For me, this date is an opportunity to look deeper into the Truth that I am free...read more
Maybe I’m the only one who has an adversity to conversations I’d rather not find myself in. I could have been in the circus or worked for the magician, Houdini, because I could find an escape route from these uncomfortable situations. Well, like most things in life, I...read more
Taos. This is one word that evokes movement inside anyone who has visited or has longed to visit this unique place. It’s a place filled with real-time postcard images that seem to have been enhanced by Photoshop, but they haven’t. For many years, I’ve had the good...read more
Just this week I was asked to share what I do, exactly, with my clients. This question offered me the opportunity to step back and see what matters most to me in my commitment to who I work with; so, I thought I’d share it with you. In my work, I support clients to:...read more
One day on a break between clients, I was sitting at my computer and noticed my neighbor’s dog, Otis, loose on the street. I immediately went out to the street and put him back inside his fenced yard. I returned to my computer to finish what I’d been working on. Out...read more
Saying YES to Life. Little did I know that I have been doing this, in a big way, for the past 6 years. It wasn’t as conscious to me then as it is now. Now I see that something larger than my mind has been slamming my hand on the YES button to some extreme invitations...read more
My soul-sister-artist-friend, Elayne Goodman sent me this creation! I was surprised at the post office with a large package and this treasure was inside. Elayne lives in Columbus, MS and we share the same philosophy on the power of creativity and creative expression....read more
Seeing something fresh and new is not special. Human beings are designed to receive insights, fresh thinking, aha moments, whatever you want to call them. It’s built into each of us and you don’t have to do anything special for it to happen. With that said, it’s...read more
For the last 10 years, I’ve been consistently surprised by what life offers me and what my mind makes of these offers. When I speak of ‘offers’ I’m referring to invitations and inspirations that reach me through other people or fresh ideas that come into my mind. You...read more
A desire for connection seems to be something we all share. People want to feel more connection in their lives, loves, families, and friends. Another form of connection, often discussed in coaching conversations, is a desire to feel more connection to potential and...read more
We’re on the cusp of a New Year! This February marks the 12th birthday of True You Creativity Studio. At the conception of this inspiration, I could never have imagined how many wonderful people I would get to know.read more
I love the fact that all human beings have the ability to receive new information via insight. Insight is the effortless, natural ability to see something fresh. Insight seems to pop into our minds from out-of-the-blue. Something that was once invisible to us becomes obvious… that’s insight.read more
Insight is the effortless, natural ability to see something fresh. Invisible-then-Obvious = Insight.read more
“I began to see it wasn’t my external circumstances that created my reality; it was the way I viewed and thought about my situation that formed my experience.” -Elsie Spittleread more
“The life force beyond all things has no form, yet it gives form to all things.” Sydney Banksread more
"The Principles of Nature are the Principles of Creativity"read more
"It speaks to connection; that we're all linked at a spiritual level, soul to soul." ~Elsie Spittleread more
I was bitten, but by what? It happened at the Mabel Dodge Luhan House in majestic Taos, New Mexico in the early 2000’s. This is where I met Michele Cassou and directly experienced her Point Zero Painting Process. I had put my name on the waiting list for...read more
“Our thoughts are the camera, our eyes are the lens. Put them together and the picture we see is reality.” Sydney Banksread more
“YOU CAN HAVE YOUR EXPERIENCE WITHOUT YOUR EXPERIENCE HAVING YOU.” Linda Pranskyread more
Hello Friends, Today I’m writing you from Salt Spring Island, BC, where I’m attending a conference. Preparing for this conference is where this story begins. Getting to Salt Spring requires taking a float plane. It all sounds fun until you get the news that you can...read more
Hello Friends- I hope this article finds you smiling and thriving in your life. In my work with coaching clients and facilitating workshops exploring innate creativity, my intention is to have you realize you are not broken or deficient of what’s needed to live...read more
This morning the sweetest message came to me, out of the blue, "We came from LOVE, we are LOVE, and we will return to LOVE." It appears to me to be a response to a recent inquiry with God about how my mind makes determinations, conclusions, and assessments. In...read more
Recently I noticed that when I considered following a new idea or inspiration about my business, some very familiar thinking would show up almost instantly. I also began to notice the same dynamic kicked-in when considering the holidays or thinking about other things...read more
Wouldn’t it be grand… to greet the New Year with confidence, courage, and an abiding sense of ease? But holy cow, is that really a thing? Actually, it is! Even if you’ve been grappling for years with the persistent sense that you just don’t know how to get life right,...read more
It’s fall! It was very exciting to step outside this morning and feel a hint of fall. With the change of weather it occurred to me how that seems to stimulate an awakeness to life. All of a sudden any feeling of stuckness goes to the back and aliveness comes to the fore front. Aliveness is a topic that fascinates me and seems to show up in the majority of my coaching client’s desires for seeking support…read more
Have you ever wondered where limitation exists in your life? This has became so obvious to me lateley that I felt the need to share. Recently, I have been surprised by the notion of just showing up in life regardless of my preferences and perceived capabilities. It occurred to me, to move with the flow of life and to not micro manage its unfoldment…read more
On Saturday, I was sitting at my computer and something caught my eye. As I looked up, I saw my bird feeder swinging largely from left to right. At first I thought someone had walked by and pushed it because it was swaying so big. As I looked closer, I saw a squirrel working its way up the trunk, getting in position to take another giant leap at the feeder. With the focus…read more
Where do you go when you’re not present in your life in real time? I don’t know about you but I find myself in Crazy Town. I named this place Crazy Town because I find myself there when I’m living from my thinking and not in the moment. Have you noticed how often you find your mind has taken you into another place or time? It’s like waking up from a dream! You were having the full experience…read more
With all the divisiveness and unusual happenings occurring around us in recent times, I often wonder how to affect change or make a contribution. It occurred to me to start right here where I am. This idea showed up. “The most dangerous weapon we possess are the stories we play in our minds which propel our…read more
Recently, I had the opportunity to ask this question to a group of intuitive painters who were discussing their upcoming travel plans. One person was talking about visiting Egypt, another about her plans to see Japan, and another about her spring break in Portland. As the conversation unfolded, it occurred to me to ask, what excites you about travel? They looked at me with heads tilted…read more
Lately, in my coaching practice, I’ve heard many clients talk about feeling overwhelmed. They believe it’s from their current life circumstances, or from the amount of ideas that are coming into them. Oftentimes, when you open yourself to the truth that all things are possible, yes even for you, the flood gates seem to open. When this happens, it all appears chaotic or too much to deal with…read more
I am not exaggerating when I say you changed my life … that afternoon was an awakening for me and within a short period of time a transformation happened. Now I feel like a butterfly emerging from a cocoon!
Cherie Ray is gifted, grounded, heart-centered coach dedicated to creative success. She can get you in touch with your aliveness and help you move in the direction of your dreams.
– Alan Cohen, Lecturer, Teacher, and Author
Thanks, Cherie. Your support for “the creative artist” in each of us was a step on my journey to making this dream come true. I still remember walking the path past the prayer flags to your amazing “True You Creativity” studio…and finding out that, yes, a “DOT” could be art. I had so much fun “playing” in the safe space you create. Keep doing what you do–following your dream–and facilitating and inspiring so many others.
Cherie Ray is a unique and inspired leader into the process of exploration of the self through painting. She aims for truth and freedom of expression, holding the space for people to be who they truly are and realize their joyful potential in their creations.
– Michele Cassou, Point Zero Teacher and Author
Though I’ve focused on my spiritual path for years, it was through my work with Cherie Ray that I was able to round that final corner into unconditional life and peace. Cherie’s steady, shining positivity and creative approach to her coaching were just the mulch I needed to blossom in a whole new way.