BEing In Love

Do you remember how you felt
when you were first “in love”?

Happy… giddy… passionate
skipping through the day…
never wanting to be apart…
lifting each other UP…
knowing you can fly.

Be present with this feeling
within your Self
in every moment
totally in LOVE with YOU!!!
*
~Sharon Lyn Shepard~
“message from my inner wisdom”
www.sharonlynshepard.com

༻ Sharing is always appreciated ༺
.
gratitude to the unknown artist

Transformation of Anger

Someone pulled the pin on a grenade of visceral anger
that’s been unconsciously buried deep within me
from a long time ago.

My first reaction was toward the one who incited this anger
the one who tread upon my heart, then turned the other cheek
a story from my past.

As I sat with this anger,
allowing it to bubble and churn
allowing it to effortlessly flow out of me
without allowing it to fester, without the need to process,
I realized I am the one I have been angry with all these years
for taking it all on, for shrinking into unworthiness
for playing the victim, for groveling for acceptance
allowing someone else to control my life
for a few tidbits of superficial love.

In that moment of realization
my raging anger was spontaneously transformed
by a flood of loving compassion
for the part of me who never felt accepted
for she who never felt seen for who she truly is
for the one that was afraid to stand up for herself
for fear of being rejected
for the one who did not recognize herself
as the precious being that she is.

In that moment of consciousness
the grenade of anger exploded into a burst of love
in which I now stand strong as a sovereign being
with my head held high with an open radiant heart.

To the one who unknowingly pulled the pin on my grenade
I surround you in love and compassion
for I know you were lashing out in response
unaware of the pain and anger buried deep within you.

I pray that each one of us is able to consciously awaken
to the love that is always nestled side by side
in compassion for the anger that’s been buried within us
and may we all stand tall with open radiant hearts.

~Sharon Lyn Shepard~
“message from my inner wisdom”
www.sharonlynshepard.com

 

༻ Sharing is always appreciated ༺
I invite you to freely share my offerings with others.
Please maintain the integrity by including the author and source website link.

Gift of Emptiness

What I once perceived
as loneliness
is the gift of emptiness.

For here, in the emptiness
there are no boundaries
no need for protection.

It is within this emptiness
that I’m finally able to be
fully present with my GodSelf.

It is within this emptiness
that I’m finally able to be
intimate with my human self.

It is within this emptiness
that my passion lay dormant
awaiting my realization.

Here in this emptiness
I finally know and experience
All of Who I Am.
*
~Sharon Lyn Shepard~
“message from my inner wisdom”
www.sharonlynshepard.com

༻ Sharing is always appreciated ༺
I invite you to freely share my offerings with others.
Please maintain the integrity by including the author and source website link.

Sovereign Being

A Sovereign being
is an amalgamation
of the purity of All that is you
held within the chalice of your heart
as all the aspects of your GodSelf.

A Sovereign being
is not a patchwork of
repeating other people’s words
following other people’s beliefs
or mimicking other people’s actions.

A Sovereign being
stands tall in their wisdom
no longer searching
outside themselves
for what they know is within.

A Sovereign being
is bright in their radiance
content in their countenance
and at peace with
Who they Are.
*
~Sharon Lyn Shepard~
“message from my inner wisdom”
www.sharonlynshepard.com

༻ Sharing is always appreciated ༺
I invite you to freely share my offerings with others.
Please maintain the integrity by including the author and source website link..

Precious Human

My beloved human
do you not realize
how precious you are?

You think your self
unworthy

You think your self
a sinner

You think your self
weak and ailing

You think your self
lacking

You think your self
unloveable

All these things
you think
with your mind

When you go
beyond the mind
beyond thinking

What you will find
is the perfection of
a cherished human.

A precious human
that embodies all the divinity
of love, joy and compassion.

There is nothing
more precious than
being human.
*
~Sharon Lyn Shepard~
“message from my inner wisdom”
www.sharonlynshepard.com

༻ Sharing is always appreciated ༺
I invite you to freely share my offerings with others.
Please maintain the integrity by including the author and source website link.

True to Who I Am

Who am I?

The one acting out
a persona projected upon me
by those around me.

The one playing the part
to maintain the status quo
to make others comfortable.

The one creating stories
to validate who I think
I should be.

The one fabricating excuses
when a simple “no thank you”
will do.

or . . .

Am I courageous enough
to step back from the drama
as the observer.

Am I courageous enough
to sit in the silence
no longer compelled to fill it.

Am I courageous enough
to surrender
all that others think I am.

Am I courageous enough
to simply be
true to Who I Am.
*
~Sharon Lyn Shepard~
“message from my inner wisdom”
www.sharonlynshepard.com

༻ Sharing is always appreciated ༺
I invite you to freely share my offerings with others.
Please maintain the integrity by including the author and source website link.

Love Incarnate

Your Divine Self
has always loved you.
As you opened yourself
to allow that Love to trickle in,
your human self
began to fall in love
with your humanness.

And thus . . .
you are now in the throws
of a passionate love affair,
with the realization that
you have always been
and always will be
Love incarnate.
*
~Sharon Lyn Shepard~
“message from my inner wisdom”
www.sharonlynshepard.com

༻ Sharing is always appreciated ༺
I invite you to freely share my offerings with others.
Please maintain the integrity by including the author and source website link.

Embodiment

For many years
we’ve been speaking
spiritual words
spiritual concepts
spiritual teachings.

For many years
we’ve been seeking
we’ve been the students
we’ve been the teachers
we’ve become the gurus.

Oh my Beloveds,those years are past . . .

Mental jargon
only continues to
spin more tales
and add to the many tomes
of enlightenment.

A shift in consciousness
can only occur
when you dive deeply
into the frailties
of your humanness.

It requires you
to fully embody
the words
the concepts
the teachings.

What you will discover
is that the human
has never been frail
it is only the mind
that is frail.

What you will discover
by diving deeply
into the human experience
is the true knowing
of Who You Are.
*
~Sharon Lyn Shepard~
“message from my inner wisdom”
www.sharonlynshepard.com

gratitude to the artist Josephine Wall

 

༻ Sharing is always appreciated ༺
I invite you to freely share my offerings with others.
Please maintain the integrity by including the author and source website link.

Fully Available

So many pieces of myself
I have given away
in hopes that others may feel loved
in hopes others may find happiness
in hopes others may feel safe and secure.

In the end, I was left bereft and empty
with nothing of myself remaining,
and yet it has helped them not
for in depending upon me
they too have lost themselves.

And now that I have reclaimed
all of who I Am
as a whole and sovereign being
I am fully available to others
as the example
of a unique expression of the Divine
living life to the fullest
that they too may find it in themselves.
*
~Sharon Lyn Shepard~
“message from my inner wisdom”
www.sharonlynshepard.com

༻ Sharing is always appreciated ༺
I invite you to freely share my offerings with others.
Please maintain the integrity by including the author and source website link.
.
Gratiitude to the Artist Kris Kamikakushi

The Call for Love

Do you hear the call
the call of your human self
calling out for more Love.

You hear it
in your angst about the world events
in your fear of not being loved by another
in the pain or illness of your body
in the anger at not being heard
in the sadness of loss

Sometimes the call
is a soft whisper barely noticeable
other times it’s roaring like a lion
rampant thoughts repeating in your head
a stab in the stomach
tears streaming down your face.

These are the calls asking for more Love
easily remedied
when you wrap your arms
around your human self
whispering I Love You
and remember the truth of Who You Are
as Divine Love.

~Sharon Lyn Shepard~
“message from my inner wisdom”
www.sharonlynshepard.com

♥ Sharing is always appreciated ♥
I invite you to freely share my offerings with others.
Please maintain the integrity by including the author and source website link.