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

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Artwork by Laurie Bain Hamilton

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“
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Moon Within Me

There is a moon within me
that answers to She in the sky
waxing and waning
with the rhythms of her lunar sequence

Deeply She dives into the darkness
in search of the wisdom
that has been so craftily hidden
on the far side of the moon.

With each successive evening sky
ever so slowly she rotates
revealing her feminine wisdom
one juicy morsel at a time.

Until the full radiance of her face
smiles upon me with all her passion
whispering to me from high in the sky
and from deep within me, I answer.
*

~Sharon Lyn Shepard~
“Wisdom of the Inner Voice“
www.sharonlynshepard.com
artwork by Linzy Arnott Huggon

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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“
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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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Mystic of the Moon

Drawn into the Mystic of the Moon,
beyond words
where infinite potentials
reveal themsleves
to take resonance
in the heart.
*
~Sharon Lyn Shepard~
“message from my inner wisdom”
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Nature’s Subtle Quietness

There is a subtle quietness
on the eve of the autumn equinox
as nature takes her last inbreathe
inhaling all the abundance
and all the beauty
she has sown forth.

There is a subtle quietness
before she exhales
initiating the changing of the season
with leaves fluttering to the ground
and petals unfurling
for their last hurrah.

There is a subtle quietness
as the days get shorter
and nights get longer
calling us into
an inner embrace of silence
where all things
are quiet and at peace.

There is much to be learned
from nature’s subtle silence
between the in-breathe
and the out-breath
where all things
are transitioning
with ease and grace.

*
~Sharon Lyn Shepard~
“message from my inner wisdom”
www.sharonlynshepard.com
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Sweet Bliss of the Breeze

SWEET BLISS OF THE BREEZE

There are days when
our soul is calling out
to withdraw from the world
to do nothing more
than simply swing
in the sweet bliss of the breeze
savoring our earthly garden
allowing our physicality to rest
to take a deep breath
and enjoy all the abundance
that is blossoming around us
while listening to the sweet whispers
of our infinite Divinity.

*
~Sharon Lyn Shepard~
“message from my inner wisdom”
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Moon Magick

Moon Magick
I open to you
fully receiving
your blessings.

Moon Magick
singing your songs
of nurturing lullabies
with harmonies sublime.

Moon Magick
guiding my dreams
initiating imagination
beyond my mind.

Moon Magick
streaming divine light
filling the chalice
of my empty womb.

Moon Magick
sister of my heart
I bow to you
in gratitude.
*
~Sharon Lyn Shepard~
“message from my inner wisdom”
www.sharonlynshepard.com

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Sovereign Bubble of Creation

In my sovereign bubble of creation
floating aloft on new earth
tending the ancient sacred seeds
brought with me into this lifetime
allowing them to absorb
the nutrients of Love and Joy
generating from within my heart
nurturing them daily
free of external stimulus
that has long attempted to stymie them.

I feel them stirring
preparing to crack the casings
that have held them safe
until their time has come
to push through the compost
bursting forth to the light
to unfold their precious leaves
don their glorious blossoms
in dancing multidimensional colors
and offer their bountiful fruits.

It takes a sovereign being
to carry these ancient seeds
to protect them from hungry eyes
to not lose them among the throngs
of excessive mental activity
amidst the crowds of overactive humans
doing senseless things
attempting to overpower one another
without a care for others
without a care for the planet.

The old earth had no place
for these exotic creations
for they would have been squelched
and tread upon by those
who thought themselves
in control of creation
but man has no control over nature
earth continues to evolve
no matter what humanity may think
She is in control.

In my sovereign bubble of creation
floating aloft on new earth
Gaia opens her ams to me
inviting me into her most secret places
yet unseen by human eyes
enfolding my seeds within her heart
purring with sweet love songs
no longer lullabies to keep them safe
rather new vibrations to awaken and thrive
with vibrant new colors, new scents, new joy
new creations never seen or experienced before.

It is time. . .
New Earth has awakened
in my sovereign bubble
no longer aloft . . . I AM Creation.
*
~Sharon Lyn Shepard~
“message from my inner wisdom”
www.sharonlynshepard.com

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