“Wisdom of the Inner Voice” poetry series will take you on a Soul journey freeing you from the matrix of the human mind to be fully present in the here and now to discover and savor the sacred gift of expanded consciousness, soul embodiment, and the bubbling forth of your innate passion and joy of life. These poetry books are best experienced in sequence to enhance your inner journey of Self realization and discover your own unique Inner Voice. Although each book stands alone, reading them sequentially will expand your consciousness by building upon your personal experiences of the prior volumes. If you haven’t found that still small voice within you, it’s never to late to do so and trust that it will never lead you astray.

With Love and Blessings,
Sharon Lyn Shepard

Etudes of Love

Wisdom of the Inner Voice, Volume I

There is a sacred song that has continually drawn me deeper and deeper into my search for love. It is the ultimate love song, the song of my soul. “Etudes of Love” is a collection of poems written as Love songs between the soul and the human. They are the intimate songs of our soul calling us into the depths of our heart to commune with our true Beloved. They invite us into our sacred boudoir where the soul sings the wisdom of our inner voice beguiling the harmonic union of the human and the soul with the realization that we are the embodiment of Divine Love.

They are the revelations of the magnificence of Divine Love, a love pure and free of any judgment. A love that flows without the need to control or mitigate. A love that’s at the core of who we are as our GodSelf, as the amalgamation of God and human. This is the true relationship we have been seeking all of our lives.

May these poems be a Love song to lure the opening of your heart. May they wrap themselves around you like a warm soothing blanket allowing you to feel safe enough to fully open your heart to the soul food and the divine nectar for which the heart hungers. May you experience Love in a way you have never experienced it before as the Love of the Divine.

The Etudes of Love
sing through me
as the primordial essence
that summoned me
into existence
flowing through my body
ever reminding me
of the original pulse of Love
the heartbeat of my GodSelf
and the eternal song of my Soul.

Realizing our Divinity

Wisdom of the Inner Voice, Volume II

We are so much more than we realize. As humans beings, we have been functioning within society’s pre-programed human mind in a highly complicated world. Our human self has become preoccupied with the trials and tribulations of daily life in order to survive. There is little time to be still and quiet to reflect upon who we truly are.

We have forgotten that we are God embodied in physical form, each in our own unique way of experiencing and expressing life. We have forgotten our spiritual greatness and the embodiment of our wisdom as the Divine within us.

Religion has gone to great lengths to separate us from God by giving “him” a separate persona outside of ourselves as a masculine god. A judgmental god that lives far off in the heavens with angels as his messengers and leaders of the church as his go-between. As a result of being referred to as children of God, we have forsaken our sovereignty. We judge ourselves so harshly we feel totally unworthy of Love or that we could possibly be the embodiment of God.

And yet, this is the truth of who we are and have always been. There is no mystery, there are no teachings required, and it takes no effort. It is quite simple. When we approach life as heart-centered, our Self-knowing presents itself. With every action, God is revealing Itself to us, as us. It is in each of these moments, by remembering the totality of Who We Are as Divine Humans, that we find the love and peace that surpasses our human understanding.

I invite you to take a few moments each day to be still and quiet, allowing these words of poetry to illuminate the truth of who you are as a Divine Human and the realization of your GodSelf in physical form.

“Wisdom of the Inner Voice” poetry series is available for purchase in ebook and paperback





Welcome to the “Black Madonna Diaries”, a series of books, diaries, and music guiding us on a journey into the depth of Love to realize and embody our own Divinity. The story is mine, our esteemed escort is the Black Madonna offering her daily wisdom. Each volume in the series traverses different landscapes of the world, each with it’s own unique “rites of passage”. I invite you to walk in our footsteps in this ongoing journey, because although the circumstances may differ, we are all facing similar challenges during our spiritual awakening.

Although Madonna’s diary passages are present in each volume, companion diaries are available for those who would like to have a personal copy of her original words. Some of her passages have been transformed into vocals accompanied by my harp. This music, “Embrace A New World” is available for digital download at Amazon.

Revelations of Love

Black Madonna Diaries Series, Volume I

Jump into the passenger seat of my little red convertible and surrender to our navigator, the Black Madonna in a magical adventure of Self discovery. Traverse the breathtaking vistas of Spain and southern France to discover the mystery of Love and the reality of miracles!

Rites of Passage

Into the Mystery of Love

As the Initiate
we step out of our mind and into the Truth of Love
to reveal our unconscious limiting thoughts, beliefs, and emotions.

As the Apprentice
we transcend our deep-rooted limitations
by trusting our own innate Love to make new conscious choices.

As the Adept
we become the expression of Love, Joy and Wisdom
that naturally unfolds in alignment with our Soul’s purpose.

Divinely Human

Black Madonna Diary Series, Volume II

Continue the adventure with the Black Madonna in the second book of this series. Cross the Atlantic with us to Austin Texas, Sedona Arizona, Philadelphia Pennsylvania and Saint Lucia in the West Indies.  Free yourself of your archaic beliefs about life and cultivate a new way of being in the world as a Divine Human.

Rites of Passage

Emergence of the Divine Human

As the Caterpillar,
we voraciously seek out and devour
everything in our immediate environment.

In the Chrysalis,
we digest and distill all our acquired wisdom
allowing the expansion and embodiment of our consciousness.

As the Butterfly,
we transcend duality, spread our wings, and fly
as the Divine HumanGod incarnate, in harmony with all of Creation.

"Black Madonna Diaries" book series is available for purchase in ebook and paperback