Realizing Our Divinity (Volume II)

Introducing  REALIZING OUR DIVINITY,  Volume II of “Wisdom of the Inner Voice”
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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.

Chapter Titles
GodSelf
Healing Separation
Divine Human
Beyond the Human Mind
Heart Centered
Inner Being
All That I AM
Alignment
Self Knowing
Peace

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.

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REALIZING OUR DIVINITY, Volume II of  “Wisdom of the Inner Voice”
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Kindness

You may not agree with me
because we are all unique
each in our own precious way

There is harmony to be found
and new realities discovered
by sharing our uniqueness

But unless you can share
your personal views with
open-hearted kindness
it’s falling on deaf ears.
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~Sharon Lyn Shepard~
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gratitude to the artist Flora Aube

Your Presence of Love

You entered the world on a beam of light
radiant being filled with wonder
You danced in on a song of Love
bringing joy and delight.

You came in with a message of hope
a wealth of wisdom and compassion
You ushered in a time of harmony
with hope of a better world, a world of peace.

Your gift of presence, simple and pure
expands and grows, touching all.
Your hope and wisdom, love and joy,
awaken us to a world of pure delight.

You touched our hearts, they’re bursting open,
with your presence Love now grows.
You fill our hearts to overflowing
with your presence Love now grows.

With your presence, Love grows.
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~ Sharon Lyn Shepard ~
Lyrics from the song “With Your Presence”
written in honor of my beautiful daughter Lisa
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It Takes an Open Heart

It takes an open heart
to hear what others have to say
when it’s beyond
my present understanding.

It takes an open heart
to hear what others have to say
to grow and expand beyond
the limitations of a closed mind.

It takes an open heart
to hear what others have to say
without judgment and the need
to sway them to my beliefs.

It takes an open heart
to hear what others have to say
from a place of compassion
honoring each unique soul path.

It takes an open heart
to hear what others have to say
to create a thriving community
with the diversity shared by all.

It takes an open heart
to expand our consciousness
personally and collectively
as creators of Heaven on Earth.

~Sharon Lyn Shepard~
“message from my inner wisdom”
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Amazing Grace

The gift of Grace is freely given
we do not need to pray for it
we do not need to earn it
we do not need to fight for it
we simply need to
remove our blinders
open our hearts and minds
and receive. . .
Amazing Grace.

~Sharon Lyn Shepard~
“message from my inner wisdom”
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Art by Elisabetta Trevisan

 

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True Compassion

Compassion
does not require me
to join you in your suffering.

Otherwise
there would be nothing
but suffering in this world.

Compassion is
the ability to see the passion
of love and joy and say
here, this is the way home.
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~Sharon Lyn Shepard~
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Ennobling our Humanness

With every experience
of expanded consciousness
there is a releasing
of what our mind
thought was real.

Our mind was never wrong
it has simply been functioning
per the programing
that’s been taught
over eons of time.

The mind is now
in the throes of transitioning
beyond the old constricted beliefs
that have brought us to this point
in our evolution.

What we are experiencing now
is an ennobling
and an exultation
of both the mind
and our physical body.

Indeed we often feel threatened
when the mind has gone fuzzy
free of its old way of thinking
not yet comfortable
with the new.

Compassion is the great healer
compassion for the mind
compassion for the body
and an honoring of our courage
to take such a bold step.

Remember Beloveds
you have done nothing wrong
you are simply experiencing
the ennobling and exultation
of your humanness
with expanded consciousness.
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~Sharon Lyn Shepard~
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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~
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The Freedom of Forgiveness

Forgiveness is the ultimate act of letting go
freeing ourselves from the endless cycles
of judgment, victim-hood, blame, shame, and guilt.

Forgiveness isn’t directed toward another
It’s our own expectations, not someone one else’s,
that set us up for the fall.

Therefore,
Forgiveness is a precious gift to one’s self
because for-giving is the giving forth of Love.
Once we truly love ourselves
all judgment and blame dissolves
and compassion becomes our natural way of life.

~Sharon Lyn Shepard~
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Alchemy of Love

By surrendering
to the alchemy of Love
fear is transformed into trust
doubt into wisdom
tears into grace
judgement into compassion
and chaos into harmony.
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~Sharon Lyn Shepard~
“Wisdom of the Inner Voice”
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gratitude to the artist “Crystal of Enchantment” by Josephine Wall

 

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