Who Am I

Who who who
the owl
sings me to sleep
with the askance of
who am I

Who who who
as I lay my head
on the pillow
and surrender
to the yet unknown

Rat a tat tat
in the morn
the woodpecker
calls me
into wakefulness

Rat a tat tat
remember
all of who you are
the totality
of the Divine.
*

~Sharon Lyn Shepard~
“Wisdom of the Inner Voice”
www.sharonlynshepard.com
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Passion

Passion, oh passion
where have you gone
kidnapping my dreams
and desires

Leaving me
in the void
in the place
of nothingness

Alone and bored
with nothing
to stir
my appetite for life

Oh human, beloved human
this passion
these dreams
that you seek

They are the paltry
passion and dreams
of the human
that can not see
beyond this reality

What you are really seeking
is the passion
and the dreams
of the soul

You will not find them
in your mind
you can only find them
in the void

The void
where the mind is quiet
and the divine is
ever present

So rest in the void
while the mind unravels
releasing your passion
and dreams of the past

Rest in the void
in the exquisite
quietude
of your soul

Until the moment
your soul stirs
with new
exhilarating passion

Passion that breeds
dreams and desires
that transcend
your human mind

Dreams and desires
that make your heart sing
with infinite new potentials
and new orchestrations
of the Divine.

*

~Sharon Lyn Shepard~
“Wisdom of the Inner Voice”
www.sharonlynshepard.com

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Distilling the Wisdom

Much like the caterpillar
you spent the beginning of your life
feeding upon and devouring information
forming a self created ego
until it was time to wrap yourself
in a cocoon of solitude
to distill the wisdom
and recognize your True Self
allowing your ego to dissolve
into the pure essence of God
to unfurl your radiant gossamer wings
and fly to higher realms of Love and Joy.
*

~Sharon Lyn Shepard~
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Removing the Mask

You can drape it with silk
and encrust it with jewels
but sooner or later
you realize
your mask
has served it’s purpose
and it’s time
to lovingly remove it
and set it aside
to experience and embrace
the Beloved Self
who you have always been
and have yet to become.
*

~Sharon Lyn Shepard~
“Wisdom of the Inner Voice”
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Time of Separation

Humanity incarnated
into physicality
separating
into a multitude
of diverse aspects
to better know our Self
by experiencing life
to the fullest

After eons of time
we got lost
in the separation
of our profusion
of aspects and personas
with a need to defend
who we thought
ourselves to be

This time of separation
is now drawing to a close
the consciousness of life
via our experiences
has expanded
all of our aspects
refined into radiant facets
unifying into our Oneness

We arise
from the ashes
purified
in our wholeness
enlightened
in our sovereignty
with the wisdom
of the phoenix

We soar
with spread wings
able to see
the expanded view
beyond separation
reveling in our sovereignty
as our radiant GodSelf
congruent with All-That-Is.

*

~Sharon Lyn Shepard~
“Wisdom of the Inner Voice”
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Purity of the Soul

Our Soul is divinely
pure and pristine
it cannot be harmed
wounded, scared
nor put asunder
nor does it require healing.

There is no dark night
of the soul
there is only the dark night
of the human
when it feels abandoned
and separated from its soul.

Our Soul delights
in preserving the distilled wisdom
from all our experiences
and the remembrance
of our I Am Presence
patiently awaiting our awakening.

’Tis only our human mind
and relationships with others
that create stories of
separation, abandonment
pain and suffering
nary the Soul, nor the I AM.

Therefore,
when feeling abandoned
broken or consumed by illness
sync into
the purity of your Soul
the love of your Soul
the divinity of your Soul
and the presence of the I AM.

Herein you will experience
the innate ease and grace
of healing
via the dissolution
of the human stories and distortions
that have held your Soul at bay
and what a joyous reunion awaits.
*

~Sharon Lyn Shepard~
“Wisdom of the Inner Voice”
www.sharonlynshepard.com
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Remaining Open is Enough

We go through our lives living blindly
parroting what others have taught us
until our innate Divinity flips the switch

To see with new eyes, hear with new ears
as a new reality effortlessly
replaces the old with ease and grace.

There’s no need to work so hard at Enlightenment
your willingness to remain fully Open is enough
the GodSelf within you will take care of the rest.

*

~Sharon Lyn Shepard~
“Wisdom of the Inner Voice“
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Labyrinth of Enlightenment

The Labyrinth of Enlightenment
is a sacred soul journey
of awakening, self-discovery
healing, and transformation
weaving its way from the edges
of our carefully crafted human persona
toward the heart of our Inner Being.

Just when we think we’ve attained
the bliss and goal of nirvana
the chaos of transformation spins us
back out to the edge of the circle
for a more expanded view.

It takes courage and trust to begin
edging our way back to the center again
with our newly acquired wisdom
only to be spun out to the edges
for yet another expanded view.

This divine design is the Soul’s
loving way of guiding us
through our many layers of healing
weaving all our broken or forgotten parts
into full and compete embodiment.

Thus there is no error on our part
all these experiences are essential
to the awakening and embodiment
of the multidimensionality
of our Divinity.

Transformation is not comfortable
for the human aspect of ourselves
but when we surrender
all our fears to our Godself
the path can be one of ease and grace.

Once you reach the center
allow yourself to rest awhile
to savor the distilled wisdom
from all your experiences
before journeying back outward.

Trust that the labyrinth of enlightenment
will always lead you to the center
of your sacred Inner Being
with a more expanded consciousness
and the newly attained divine wisdom
to engage in the world
as the Embodiment of the Divine.

*
~Sharon Lyn Shepard~
“Wisdom of the Inner Voice“
www.sharonlynshepard.com
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Realization of my GodSelf

Deep in the silence
within my being
a spark of light hovers
radiant and bright
elusive yet real
hidden beyond
the veils of my mind.

Deep in the silence
rests a beingness
free of time and space
free of earthly desires
patiently awaiting
the realization
of who I AM.

Deep in the silence
I find you
every time
I surrender
to the silence
of the omnipotence
of all-that-is.

It is here that I find you
deep in the silence
as the GodSelf
that is me.
*
~Sharon Lyn Shepard~
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Game of Enlightenment

The human mind can play
the game of enlightenment
but it knows not of enlightenment
for it can only draw upon
the replays of the past.

But the purity of the soul
does not harbor
any shadows of the past
it is always experiencing life
fresh and new.

We can not study enlightenment
we can only experience it
for it is through the soul
we become enlightened
not through the mind.

Enlightenment is not a goal
it is a continual
expansion of consciousness
with infinite potentials
brought into the light.

When we surrender to the soul
we are naturally enlightened
living life fresh and new
in the light of eternal expansion
with effortless Ease and Grace.
*

~Sharon Lyn Shepard~
“Wisdom of the Inner Voice“
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