Effortless Release

When the energies
of the world around me
are doing loony cartwheels
and jackknifing off
in crazy directions

I slowly inhale
a long deep breath
fully expanding my chest
then allow the exhale
to effortlessly release
all accumulated angst

With my next deep breath
my consciousness settles
into the loving bosom
of my Inner BEing
and Peace prevails.
*

~Sharon Lyn Shepard~
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Spiritual Quest

At some point we realize
all spiritual teachings
are speaking to the mind
the human mind
that is constantly
seeking self validation.

When it fails to find it
in the outer world
it thinks it can find it in spirituality,
but life is in constant flux
thus the answers and the questions
are ever changing and evolving.

The human mind
has no concept of spirituality.

For spirituality
can only be experienced
as the purity of consciousness
where all the answers lie
in the wisdom of the moment
each moment with its own wisdom.

Therefore the spiritual quest
comes to naught
until finally battle weary
we set ourselves free of the quest
and lay down the gauntlet
of spirituality

By realizing . . .
in the ever flowing
change of life
the questions change
the answers change
and we evolve

What is eternal
is the purity of Wisdom
effortlessly gleaned
from within our Divinity
ever present
in each and every moment.

Herein we find ourselves
at Peace.
*

~Sharon Lyn Shepard~
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Serenity

Savor the serenity
of quietude
peace
emptiness
and contentment
after shedding
eons of busyness
and mind chatter

Allow this to be
your new foundation
from which to
create Anew.

*

~Sharon Lyn Shepard~
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Moment of Awakening

Feeling a deep
profound
sense of peace
as the past
draws to a close

A bottomless exhale
followed by
a sweet gentle inhale
with the essence
of new beginnings

Infinite potentials
dance before my eyes
with joyous rapture
of a life beyond
human imagination

As my Soul
revels in the newness
of every moment
of awakening.
*

~Sharon Lyn Shepard~
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My Inner Sanctum

My Inner Sanctum
is the Holy of Holies
the place of honoring
the purity of
all of Who I Am

My inner Sanctum
retains all the Wisdom
my Soul has distilled
from all my experiences
through all my lifetimes
reflecting it
into my outer world

My Inner Sanctum
has no room
for religious texts
teachings from gurus
stories of old
nor judgment
from self or others

My Inner Sanctum
is my sovereign
place of wisdom
with the answers
to all my questions

When I live and respond
from within my Inner Sanctum
I am at Peace and
I Am Free.
*

~Sharon Lyn Shepard~
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Dancing in the Light

’Tis winter solstice
when the earth takes a pause
the nights grow long
and the days grow short

A time of rest
and a time of silence
a time to take a deep
and precious breath

A time to linger
within the sacred womb
of primordial creation
preparing to birth anew

Then with an ardent exhale
the light bursts forth
with an invitation to dance in
new exciting potentials

So dance Beloveds dance
inviting all to join us
the wee ones, the critters
and of nature’s spirits

For behold
we have all been
birthed Anew.

*

~Sharon Lyn Shepard~
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Dissolving the Old

As old memories
drift through my consciousness
I allow them to dissolve
allowing old emotions to dissolve
allowing old beliefs to dissolve
allowing my old self to dissolve

until nothing remains
but the Wisdom
my soul has distilled
from all these experiences
adding to the core existence
of Who I AM.
*

~Sharon Lyn Shepard~
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You are Extraordinary

When you are fully present
everything you see
is extraordinary,
everything you touch
is extraordinary,
everything you taste
is extraordinary.
YOU are extraordinary.

Why would you spend
even one iota of your attention
anywhere other than the fullness of
this extraordinary moment
flowing from
this extraordinary moment
to the next with the natural
ease and grace of the Divine.
*

~Sharon Lyn Shepard~
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Relax into Peace

We run hither and thither
looking for peace
we rearrange our lives
we seek spirituality
we hide from the world
all in search of peace

But peace
is always present
deep within
the core of our heart
unable to be dislodged
awaiting our awareness

Take a moment
take a deep breath
and relax into peace
allowing everything
to settle into
its own perfection.
*

~Sharon Lyn Shepard~
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Savoring Sweet Contentment

I awoke from
a dreamless sleep
cushioned on
a cloud of peace
in the silence
in the stillness
of sweet contentment

When the mind
began to search
for something more
I heard my Soul whisper . . .

Relax dear mind
simply relax
and savor this
sweet contentment

How is it that you
do not consider
this enough?

How is it that you
continually create
all the folderol
in a constant search
for the peace
and sweet contentment
that is always present
within the stillness
of this moment?

For it is from within
this sweet contentment
that you realize
your Self
as more than enough
and new potentials
effortlessly
reveal themselves
with ease and grace.
*

~Sharon Lyn Shepard~
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