Remembrance

After releasing all
of who I thought I was
my persona
my relationships
my job
my home
my lifestyle
my identity
my old existence

I sit here
free of all that was
in the stillness
in the quiet
in that which
I thought was a void

Allowing
the remembrance
of all of
Who I Am
to bubble forth
and create anew

It does not look
like I thought
it would look
for the mind
never knew
Who I AM

It does not feel
like I thought
it would feel
for my emotions
were never the reality
of Who I AM

So what is my reality
what is this new life?

As soon as
I answer those
questions
I am recreating
as I was
as I used to
think myself to be

Instead
I allow reality
to reveal itself
in each
and every moment
in a new life

With a new found
freedom
without the need
to describe
without the need
to identify

For I know
Who I AM
at the core
of my existence
and that is
eternal freedom
*

~Sharon Lyn Shepard~
“Wisdom of the Inner Voice”
www.sharonlynshepard.com
gratitude to the artist: “Loving Thyself” by Sundra Fawn

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Gift of Experience

Experience
every experience
is a gift.

There are no levels
of experience
high or low
good or bad
unless we choose
to judge them as such
and then the experience
becomes a burden
rather than a gift.

We have the opportunity
to accept the gift
of every experience
as a treasure of wisdom
to more fully love ourselves
and open more fully to life.
*

~Sharon Lyn Shepard~
“Wisdom of the Inner Voice”
www.sharonlynshepard.com
gratitude to the artist John Waterhouse

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Time of Separation

Humanity incarnated
into physicality
separating
into a multitude
of diverse aspects
to better know our Self
by experiencing life
to the fullest

After eons of time
we got lost
in the separation
of our profusion
of aspects and personas
with a need to defend
who we thought
ourselves to be

This time of separation
is now drawing to a close
the consciousness of life
via our experiences
has expanded
all of our aspects
refined into radiant facets
unifying into our Oneness

We arise
from the ashes
purified
in our wholeness
enlightened
in our sovereignty
with the wisdom
of the phoenix

We soar
with spread wings
able to see
the expanded view
beyond separation
reveling in our sovereignty
as our radiant GodSelf
congruent with All-That-Is.

*

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

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Existence Without Interpretation

Existence without interpretation
allows all the woes of the world
to dissolve into the ethers
without any effort on my part

because these interpretations
conjured by the mind
are a false perception of reality
meant to keep me safe

but the only true safety
lies with my GodSelf
which has no need for
judgment or interpretations

for my GodSelf recognizes
everything as experience
distilled into divine wisdom
free of the mind’s stories
existence without interpretation.

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

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Lighten Up

Making a serious commitment
to your Self above all else
is crucial to your Embodied Enlightenment.

However,
being too serious about the process
will entangle you
in the quagmire of the mind
that creates its own chaos.

Once you put a little giggle
in your walk you’ll be surprised
how fun Enlightenment can be!!!
*
~Sharon Lyn Shepard~
“Wisdom of the Inner Voice“
www.sharonlynshepard.com

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Remaining Open is Enough

We go through our lives living blindly
according to what someone else has taught us
then one day it’s as if our Divinity flips the switch

We see with new eyes, hear with new ears
a new reality replaces the old
effortlessly with ease and grace.

There’s no need to work so hard at Enlightenment
your willingness to remain fully Open is enough.
the GodSelf within you will take care of the rest.
*

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

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Labyrinth of Enlightenment

The Labyrinth of Enlightenment
is a sacred soul journey
of awakening, self-discovery
healing, and transformation
weaving its way from the edges
of our carefully crafted human persona
toward the heart of our Inner Being.

Just when we think we’ve attained
the bliss and goal of nirvana
the chaos of transformation spins us
back out to the edge of the circle
for a more expanded view.

It takes courage and trust to begin
edging our way back to the center again
with our newly acquired wisdom
only to be spun out to the edges
for yet another expanded view.

This divine design is the Soul’s
loving way of guiding us
through our many layers of healing
weaving all our broken or forgotten parts
into full and compete embodiment.

Thus there is no error on our part
all these experiences are essential
to the awakening and embodiment
of the multidimensionality
of our Divinity.

Transformation is not comfortable
for the human aspect of ourselves
but when we surrender
all our fears to our Godself
the path can be one of ease and grace.

Once you reach the center
allow yourself to rest awhile
to savor the distilled wisdom
from all your experiences
before journeying back outward.

Trust that the labyrinth of enlightenment
will always lead you to the center
of your sacred Inner Being
with a more expanded consciousness
and the newly attained divine wisdom
to engage in the world
as the Embodiment of the Divine.

*
~Sharon Lyn Shepard~
“Wisdom of the Inner Voice“
www.sharonlynshepard.com
gratitude to the Bainbridge Island Community Labyrinth

 

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The Doorway to Magick

Deep in the forest
the foot path narrows
until it’s barely seen
just wide enough
for the feet of the Fae
to duck beneath the fronds.

’Tis here the wind ripples
and the babbling spring sings
’tis here the magick abounds
with nary a whisper
the veils draw nigh
protecting the realm of the Fae.

Yet hidden betwixt
the dimensional doorways
there is another entrance
for all those awakened
to the truth of magick
and born of Faerie blood.

’Tis easier than one might think
to slip between the veils
and play in the realm of Fae
all it takes is an open mind
and the remembrance
of childish delight.

The invitation is always open
’tis up to you to accept it
a pot of tea always awaits you
served up in acorn cups
with stardust biscuits on emerald leaves
and a dollop of lavender jam.

Humans have become so overly busy
with nary a thought of the Fae
yet the doorway remains
with the welcome mat rolled out
requesting to lay down our packs
and lighten the load on our mind.

Why would we do that?
you might ask.
The answer is quite simple,
the Fae hold the magick
since the beginning of time
and are elated to share it.

Magick is not lost to us
it’s been held in safekeeping
until humans are ready to wield it
from the depth of our love
and the song in our hearts
as nature’s new creators.

So, listen my friends
to the giggles on the wind
and follow your path of joy
for here you will find
the doorway to magick
and a life of infinite joy.
*

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

Deep in the silence
within my being
a spark of light hovers
radiant and bright
elusive yet real
hidden beyond
the veils of my mind.

Deep in the silence
rests a beingness
free of time and space
free of earthly desires
patiently awaiting
the realization
of who I AM.

Deep in the silence
I find you
every time
I surrender
to the silence
of the omnipotence
of all-that-is.

It is here that I find you
deep in the silence
as the GodSelf
that is me.
*
~Sharon Lyn Shepard~
“message from my inner wisdom”
www.sharonlynshepard.com

 

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Game of Enlightenment

The human mind can play
the game of enlightenment
but it knows not of enlightenment
for it can only draw upon
the replays of the past.

But the purity of the soul
does not harbor
any shadows of the past
it is always experiencing life
fresh and new.

We can not study enlightenment
we can only experience it
for it is through the soul
we become enlightened
not through the mind.

Enlightenment is not a goal
it is a continual
expansion of consciousness
with infinite potentials
brought into the light.

When we surrender to the soul
we are naturally enlightened
living life fresh and new
in the light of eternal expansion
with effortless Ease and Grace.
*

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

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