Spiritual Suffering

Enlightenment is a natural process
experienced via our daily lives
simply by the way we respond to life.
Enlightenment does not require us
to suffer, nor to work at it.

Suffering will continue being
the path to enlightenment
as long as we keep adding notches
to our spiritual suffering belt
as evidence that we are evolving.

Once we take a deep breath
go deep within
and consult our Soul
it will tell you,
Dear dear human
there are easier paths
YOU get to choose,
suffering or ease and grace.

*
~Sharon Lyn Shepard~
“message from my inner wisdom”
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Peace of Mind

“Peace of mind”
is the grace
being called forth
amidst the chaos.

Peace originates
in the heart
where there is
no judgment
no identity
no need to defend.

Peace originates
in the heart
where love abides
for all that is
without the need
to interfere.

It is only the mind
that is thronging
with insistent chatter.

When we sink into the heart
herein lies the grace of
“Peace of Mind”.
*
~Sharon Lyn Shepard~
“message from my inner wisdom”
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Liberating the Mind

Our Divine Knowing surfaces
when we liberate
the mind’s need
to understand
and be fully cognizant.

The mind does not
the mind can not
begin to understand
nor explain
our expanding consciousness.

Attempting to dissect
and explain
what the mind considers surreal
only distracts us
with useless mind chatter.

Relax, beloved one
release the mind’s
obsession to understand
and trust your divinity
to lead the way.

For your GodSelf
always orchestrates
your expanded consciousness
and fulfills your life
with ease and grace.
*
~Sharon Lyn Shepard~
“message from my inner wisdom”
www.sharonlynshepard.com

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Wisdom of the Soul

Before I lay my head upon my pillow
nestle under my warm duvet
and enter dreamtime
I ask to be shown
that which I have been afraid to see

Not through the judgmental eyes
of my human self
rather with the eyes of my Soul
from a more expanded consciousness

Through the eyes of my soul
who realizes each has a role to play
my consciousness expands
with the purity of my heart
to see the bigger picture
free of any judgment

Oh the stories that are spun
the characters that stride forth
the truth that’s revealed
all that I had not been ready to see
now in full technicolor
With a deep sigh of release
the stories and emotions
are distilled into
the wisdom of the soul
and integrated for eternity

And so it is. . .
when we are ready
when we ask and surrender
allowing the soul free reign
our consciousness expands
and our wisdom is revealed
all with the ease and grace
of our Soul.

*

~Sharon Lyn Shepard~
excerpt from “Wisdom of the Inner Voice”
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Resting in the Flow of Change

The days of needing
to know it all
or needing to be right
are long gone.

Life is in constant flux
therefore if what I know today
does not change tomorrow
there is no growth or expansion.

I rest in the flow of change
allowing what I knew yesterday
to fade away without judging it
as right or wrong.

And I welcome
that which was unknown yesterday
to be my new playground
each and every day anew.
*
~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 cutting away
all that’s no longer desired
all that no longer resonates with
my new expanded consciousness

The other edge is cutting away
daily routines and mindless habits
along with lifetime friends and family
in support of 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 moment
where antiquated
memory, habits, and beliefs
are no longer running our lives.

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

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

And if it’s important
it will cycle back around
and be fully present with me
at the exact 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
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New Revelations

Physical discomfort
bursts of muddled emotion
or mental confusion
often precede
new revelations
of expanded consciousness.

As uncomfortable
as these moments may be
the realization of new disclosures
bubbling up from within
disrupting that which
I’ve always thought to be true
allows me to rejoice in these moments
amidst all the discomfort.

For what emerges
on the other side of this vexation
is an increased ease and grace
never before experienced
and a joy that ushers in
new venues of reality.
*

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

 

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Each Moment, it’s own Unique Experience

When you allow
every moment
to be it’s own unique experience
the mind lets go of the past
and opens to infinite potentials.

When you allow
every moment
to be it’s own unique experience
the old stories dissolve
and the heart opens more fully.

When you allow
every moment
to be it’s own unique experience
the beauty of life reveals itself
in new and vibrant ways.

When you allow
every moment
to be it’s own unique experience
you are in the flow of grace
with all that Source has to offer.

When you allow
every moment
to be it’s own unique experience
you realize yourself as Divine
at one with All That Is.
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~Sharon Lyn Shepard~
“message from my inner wisdom”
www.sharonlynshepard.com

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Book of the Soul

I closed the book of “Spirituality”
there is nothing more for me to read
nor anything more to learn.

I closed the book on the “New Age”
although it was new
I have moved beyond that now.

I closed the book of “Witchcraft”
there are no more spells for me to conjure
no more brews for me to stir.

I closed the book of “Healing”
for I know myself as whole and complete
as a pure expression of my GodSelf.

I closed the book of “Alchemy”
for I have already been transformed
from carbon into crystalline.

I honor these books now set aside
for they have guided me
to awaken to all of Who I Am.

I now delight in
the “Book of my Soul”
written by my own hand.

The “Book of my Soul”
filled with the Wisdom
distilled from all the experiences
I have lived as a human
and. . .
the essence of All of Who I Am
as a sovereign being who continues
to expand my consciousness.

It is with the “Book of my Soul”
tucked into the pocket of my heart
that I now live life with ease and grace
creating life anew with the joyfulness of a child.
*
~Sharon Lyn Shepard~
“message from my inner wisdom”
www.sharonlynshepard.com

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