Honoring Our Feelings

You have the right to “feel”
any way you choose

Honor what you feel
for feelings are the
expression and guidance
of your Inner Being

Feelings are your
innate life compass

They are not up for review by
your chattering mind
your spouse
your children
your parents
your priest
or anyone else

There is no such thing as
a wrong feeling

It is our judgment and reaction
to our feelings that create
the quagmires of confusion
not the feelings themselves

So judge not and be grateful
for all that you feel

Woe are the ones
who have shut the door
on their feelings
and live bereft of life.

*

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

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What is Truth

What is Truth?
It’s very simple
the truth lives within you.

No matter
what you see
what you read
what you’re told
or by whom
know that the truth
lives within you.

The truth
will always
expand you
empower you.

The truth
will never attempt
to diminish
or control you.

Only you
can know your truth
and the truth
will always
set you free.
*

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

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Removing the Mask

You can drape it with silk
and encrust it with jewels
but sooner or later
you realize
your mask
has served it’s purpose
and it’s time
to lovingly remove it
and set it aside
to experience and embrace
the Beloved Self
who you have always been
and have yet to become.
*

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

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

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Now That I am Empty

Now that I am empty
of that which is not mine
having released all
ancestral ties
society’s rules
religious dogma
mental programing
the need to judge

Now that I am empty
how do I choose to be filled?

Do I choose to be filled?

Or do I choose
to allow All-That-Is
to continually
flow through me
enjoying each
and every moment
anew?

*

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

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In the Depth of Your Being

You have always feared
that the deeper you go
the heavier and murkier
the energies become
so you continue to reach
for higher vibrations
above and beyond
outside of yourself

When you transcend duality
you discover that Love and Joy
are woven throughout
all vibrations
all dimensions
and all-that-is

It is not a higher vibration
it is the expansion
of consciousness
you are yearning for
where Love and Joy
reveal itself to you
in the very depth of your being
where Heaven on Earth
is nestled within
your human heart.*

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

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Yearning for Love

The human yearns for love
searching here
searching there
for the love
that will heal
their deep seated wounds
that continue to hold love at bay.

The human yearns for love
searching here
searching there
for a love
that will fill
all the empty places within
that have been sorely abandoned.

The human yearns for love
often finding
a temporary love
a superficial facsimile of love
a love that blazes forth
then fizzles into ashes
when asked for too much in return.

The human
will never find true love
until it surrenders
its human expectations
and dives deeply within
where the embers
of Divine Love
are always present
asking nothing in return.
*

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

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Facts

Facts are facts
until they’re not.

The world was flat
and now it’s round.

Has the world changed?
Have the facts changed?
Or…. have we changed 
by expanding our perspective?

Something to ponder
next time you put your faith in facts
rather than your own Inner Knowing.
*
~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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Immeasurable Joy

You can’t measure Joy

As soon as you attempt to do so
you dilute it
by measuring it
against someone
or something else.

Joy has many variations
it can be experienced
as a soft warm glow in your heart
a waltz through a field of fragrant wildflowers
or a passionate explosion of life.

But no matter the experience
Joy is Joy
whole and complete unto itself.

You will not find joy
outside of yourself
you will only find it within you
because. . .

Joy is who you are
as a sacred aspect of your Divinity.
*

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

 

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