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.
*
~ 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”
www.sharonlynshepard.com

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.
*

~Sharon Lyn Shepard~
“message from my inner wisdom”
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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.
*
~Sharon Lyn Shepard~
“message from my inner wisdom”
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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~
“message from my inner wisdom”
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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~
“message from my inner wisdom”
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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”
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Mystical Embrace of the Moon

The full moon had her way with me
as she always does
seducing me into a sleepless night
while shrouding me in the mystic

I have long ago learned
to simply allow her wily ways
for she is ancient and wise
and has never steered me wrong

She beckons me high into the sky
expanding my consciousness
to see my world free of illusions
beyond the grasp of the mind

She lures me into her sacred embrace
during the darkest of the night
revealing the subtleties that cannot be seen
in the squinting glare of the sun

Together we expose the mysteries
divining all the answers
to the questions I first posed
when her back was to the sun

We listen to the hushed whispers
hearing the truth behind people’s words
in their times of broken heartedness
to soothe them with our love and compassion.

We lingered in the present moment
free of the past or future
beyond the concept of time and space
savoring All-That-Is

This morning the dawn shines brightly
with nary a moments sleep
and yet I am fully sated
by the mystical embrace of the moon.
*
~Sharon Lyn Shepard~
“message from my inner wisdom”
www.sharonlynshepard.com
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gratitude to the artist Kagaya

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Love and Compassion of the Soul

The deeper we go
within our selves
the more of our unconsciousness
is brought to the surface
playing out in full view.

As the dross is stirred,
the more raw
the more tender
the more vulnerable
we allow ourselves to be
in the face of what feels threatening,
the more easily it’s dissolved
by the light of day.

What is revealed
is the love and compassion
our soul has for us
with its all-knowing wisdom
ever guiding us
with the most gentle
ease and grace
if we allow.

Breathe deeply, Beloved
invite the revelations
of your soul
to introduce you
to the totality of
the Divine Love that you are
with its gentle ease and grace.

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

gratitude to the artist Nikolaos Gyzis

 

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