Joy of the Soul

Doing
for the sake of
purpose
accomplishment
or success
is the goal
of the human mind.

Doing
for the sake of
experience
feeling
or expressing
is the passion
of the Soul.

The Soul
is as
joyful
and passionate
with inaction
as it is with
taking action.

The Soul needs
no acknowledgment
because
its sustenance
is in the pure joy
of experiencing life
with all its subtle nuances
neither more
or less
important
than another.

To the Soul
every experience
and expression
of life
is sublime joy.
*

~Sharon Lyn Shepard~
“Wisdom of the Inner Voice”
www.sharonlynshepard.com
gratitude to artist – Gabriela Delgadillo

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Expressions of Joy

Joy expresses itself in a multitude of ways

for the one who is just coming out of trauma
it can be a flicker of light amidst the darkness

for the one birthing a child
it’s a joyous burst of unconditional love

for the one walking the forest
it’s an appreciation for the beauty of nature

for the one in relationship
it’s the pleasure of sharing with another

for the artist
it’s an infinite array of color

for the musician
it’s an intricate harmony

for the poet
it’s articulated with words

for the mystic
it’s the contentment of being

for the child
it’s the glee of life itself

Joy can be quiet and sublime
Joy can be explosive and exuberant

The ultimate Joy
is when we realize
joy is innate
always present
pulsing through our blood
as the stardust
from which we’ve incarnated.
*

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

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Artwork by Laurie Bain Hamilton

Allowing the Soul to Lead the Way


Tears of joy flow
with the passion and realization
that I am doing and living
as I have always intended for this lifetime.

It matters not if it is understood by others
it matters not if it is judged by others
it matters not if others are unaware
of who I Am or what I Am doing.

For I AM beyond the mind’s capacity
to explain or understand
and it is my Soul
that validates my way of being.

It is my Soul that leads the way,
enlivened with the joy and contentment
of living an expanded reality
while living in a physical body.
*
~Sharon Lyn Shepard~
“message from my inner wisdom”
www.sharonlynshepard.com

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Pleasures of the Soul

What if . . .
we remember the
love
joy
pleasure
and gifts
of every relationship
we have ever experienced

Rather than . . .
holding onto the
sorrow
regrets
bitterness
and pain
of separation
from our original intent?

THIS is how our Soul
views our life
reveling in the pleasure
of every experience
for the pure love of life.

Why not live as the Soul does
savoring the pleasure
of every relationship
every experience
and every nuance of life?

When we live as the Soul does
we realize there is nothing to heal
the earth doesn’t need our healing
humanity doesn’t need our healing
we don’t need healing

All that’s needed is
a change in our perspective
to see as the Soul sees
to experience as the Soul experiences
and to live as the Soul lives
for the pure Love of Life.

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

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Free as a Child

A child is content
to build castles in the sand
knowing they will be washed away
with the next tide,
then returns the following day
to build another
ever more glorious castle.

The wisdom of our own inner child
knows that what it builds today
need not be grasped onto
need not be protected
need not be entombed,
simply lived to the fullest
in this joyous moment.

Ah, to be the child
with our dreams and creations
enjoying them to the fullest
with playful delight
in this present moment
then allowing them to return
to the infinite sea of creation.

Ah, to be the child again
living life
joyously, freely, openly
knowing we are infinite beings.
*
~Sharon Lyn Shepard~
“message from my inner wisdom”
www.sharonlynshepard.com

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You Are Here

It doesn’t matter how you got here
the path is insignificant
because
you are here now
as the radiance of Love and Joy
And All Is well.
*
~ Sharon Lyn Shepard ~
“message from my inner wisdom”
www.sharonlynshepard.com
.
gratitude for the artwork by Takaki

 

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Rest in the Bliss

It’s important to rest awhile
in the bliss of the moment,
rather than rush on past
in search of the next one.
*
~ Sharon Lyn Shepard ~
“message from my inner wisdom”
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Discontent

Much of our discontent stems from
the conflict between our human mind
and the multidimensional world
our soul knows to be real.

The less we attempt to engage
in the old manner
the more expanded
our consciousness becomes
and the more satisfying
every aspect of life becomes.
*
~Sharon Lyn Shepard~
“message from my inner wisdom”
www.sharonlynshepard.com

 

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Being Fully Present

Memory loss
can be a two edged sword.

One edge is cutting away
all that is no longer desired
all that no longer resonates
with my expanded consciousness.

The other edge is cutting away
daily routines and mindless habits
along with lifetime friends and family
that have been supporting the old memories.

One we judge as advantageous
the other disruptive
and yet. . .
are they not both of value?

For both force us to be
fully present in the now
where antiquated memory
is no longer running our lives.

So next time my mind blanks out
and I forget what I was doing
I have to ask:
Was it even important?

If not, it will simply
disappear from my life
allowing the space
for something more vital.

And if so, I know
it will cycle back around
and be fully present with me
at exactly the appropriate moment.

Therefore I can be at peace
with the perfect flow of life
knowing this moment
is the only one that matters.
*
~Sharon Lyn Shepard~
“message from my inner wisdom”
www.sharonlynshepard.com
.
gratitude to the artist – Jan Betts, ‘Sacredness’ www.janbetts.com

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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

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