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

༻Sharing and gratitude donations are always appreciated༺
I invite you to freely share my offerings with others.
Please maintain the integrity by including the author and source website link.

Artwork by Laurie Bain Hamilton

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

༻Sharing and gratitude donations are always appreciated༺
I invite you to freely share my offerings with others.
Please maintain the integrity by including the author and source website link.

Magic of Creation

Life itself is pure magic
the sensuality of it
effortlessly draws me
into its creation
to savor and enjoy
with sheer delight.

There is nothing I need do
for my human attempts
are poor imitations
of manipulating energy
in tired old way
reproducing more
of what already exists.

The magic of creation
is the joy of expressing
with its radiance
effortlessly dancing
throughout all of life
continually creating anew.

I surrender my old ways
of attempting to create
I revel in observing
the magic of creation
with new awareness
new appreciation.

I step into its sublime beauty
and savor the deliciousness of it
I sing with the playful
etudes of creation
I dance with its infinite
new orchestrations.
*

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

༻Sharing and gratitude donations are always appreciated༺
I invite you to freely share my offerings with others.
Please maintain the integrity by including the author and source website link.

Your Presence of Love

You entered the world on a beam of light
radiant being filled with wonder
You danced in on a song of Love
bringing joy and delight.

You came in with a message of hope
a wealth of wisdom and compassion
You ushered in a time of harmony
with hope of a better world, a world of peace.

Your gift of presence, simple and pure
expands and grows, touching all.
Your hope and wisdom, love and joy,
awaken us to a world of pure delight.

You touched our hearts, they’re bursting open,
with your presence Love now grows.
You fill our hearts to overflowing
with your presence Love now grows.

With your presence, Love grows.
*
~ Sharon Lyn Shepard ~
Lyrics from the song “With Your Presence”
written in honor of my beautiful daughter Lisa
www.sharonlynshepard.com

༻Sharing and gratitude donations are always appreciated༺
I invite you to freely share my offerings with others.
Please maintain the integrity by including the author and source website link.

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

 

༻Sharing and gratitude donations are always appreciated༺
I invite you to freely share my offerings with others.
Please maintain the integrity by including the author and source website link.

 

Universal Language

Universal language is spoken
by the dancing rays of the sun
the soft rustle of the trees
the exuberant songs of the birds
and the splashing of the waves.

It has color, fragrance,
sound and sensuality
all imbued with Love and Joy.

These are the conversations
from which we can
consciously create
our very own paradise
our heaven on earth.
*
~Sharon Lyn Shepard~
“Wisdom of the Inner Voice“
www.sharonlynshepard.com

 

༻Sharing and gratitude donations are always appreciated༺
I invite you to freely share my offerings with others.
Please maintain the integrity by including the author and source website link.

Expansion of your GodSelf

 

The purpose of this earth experience
has always been to expand your GodSelf
with the joy of life at the root of your experience.

You are meant to create the reality you choose
rather than scuffling around
in other’s realities that were never yours.

Thus, follow your passion
go wherever your heart calls
and create anew for the pure joy of it.
*

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

gratitude to the artist Karen Tarlton – Guardian Angel of Love

 

༻Sharing and gratitude donations are always appreciated༺
I invite you to freely share my offerings with others.
Please maintain the integrity by including the author and source website link.

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
gratitude to the artist Josephine Wall

 

༻Sharing and gratitude donations are always appreciated༺
I invite you to freely share my offerings with others.
Please maintain the integrity by including the author and source website link.

Whispers of your Heart

Listen, Listen, Oh Listen
Listen to the whispers of your heart
telling you the story of your life
coming into form.

What stories it may tell
of love and joy
yet to be explored
in the gardens
of our long lost fairytales
residing in our hearts.

What songs they may sing
of longings
not to be ignored
along this journey
of heaven on earth
revealing all that’s ours.

Our heart knows
the way to fulfillment
of passions hidden deep
and maps the journey
of life’s greatest joys
with ever flowing ease.

Our hopes and dreams
await patiently
look inside you’ll find
the womb of creation within us
ready to give birth.

Wherever we are
our heart’s there too
so take a breath and see
solutions and answers
to all our woes
as worry fades away.

Our heart heals the wounds
from all the past
bathing us in love
to offer new vision
and clear the path
blessing us with grace.

So open your heart
let your love flow free
out into the world
with open hearts
we can all rejoice
and live our dreams together.

Listen, Listen, Oh Listen
Listen to the whispers of your heart.
*
~Sharon Lyn Shepard~
“Wisdom of the Inner Voice“
www.sharonlynshepard.com

༻Sharing and gratitude donations are always appreciated༺
I invite you to freely share my offerings with others.
Please maintain the integrity by including the author and source website link.

True Compassion

Compassion
does not require me
to join you in your suffering.

Otherwise
there would be nothing
but suffering in this world.

Compassion is
the ability to see the passion
of love and joy and say
here, this is the way home.
*

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

 

༻Sharing and gratitude donations are always appreciated༺
I invite you to freely share my offerings with others.
Please maintain the integrity by including the author and source website link.