Gratitude for all we’ve been Given

The rivers of expansion
have been running
powerfully fast,
more quickly than
we’ve been able
to fully perceive
sometimes caught
in the turbulence of rip tides
sometimes surfing the waves
sometimes shouting
in jubilant delight.

There comes a time
when we need to
branch off and
find a gentle tributary
allowing our boat to drift
through the tendrils of nature
to soothe and caress
to breathe deeply of the fresh air
run our fingers through the quiet water
and sing sweet lullabies of gratitude
for all we have been given.
*
~ Sharon Lyn Shepard ~
~message from my inner wisdom~
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Engaging in New Magic

In days gone past
spells were cast
passed down from age to age
attempting to shape
and manipulate the world
by bending energy
to one’s will.

Those days are gone
for we have realized
that energy can not be bound
‘tis a mind of it’s own
energy has
and will always
return to balance.

The magic of old,
with it’s attempted control
is dissolved by the elementals
as we flow with the energies
straight from our hearts
we’re engaging in new magic.

‘Tis the magic of Love
the magic of Joy
the magic of the Divine
no need to manipulate
nor attempt to bind
for our energy
now flows freely.
*
~ Sharon Lyn Shepard ~
~message from my inner wisdom~
www.sharonlynshepard.com
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Photo: Twig the Fairy

The Joy of the Fae

The faeries don’t use pen and ink
they write their messages in the air
then with a puff of breath
and a sprinkle of magic
send them sweetly soaring
to the likes of you and me.

So, if you want to communicate
with with the creatures of nature
a whisper is all you need
their hearing is vast
and response instantaneous
with an innate desire to please.

I wonder sometimes
of their ever joyous state
as they flitter to and fro
without regard of their minions
who refuse to honor their life
or even acknowledge their existence.

We’ve much to learn
from our faerie friends
and the number one thing is JOY
for to dance through life
sprinkling glitter and light
’tis very much in demand.
*
~ Sharon Lyn Shepard ~
~message from my inner wisdom~
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Artwork by Eve Livesey

Nature is my Teacher

Nature is my master teacher,
she shows me
how to live in the moment,
how to be in the flow of what IS,
how to appreciate what’s being offered anew,
rather than hanging onto what was.

For when you cling onto what was,
you strangle the life out of what is
and a slow death is sure to follow,
rather than a glorious unfolding
of thriving exquisite beauty.
*
~ Sharon Lyn Shepard ~
“message from my inner wisdom”
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Photo by The Etheric Eye ~ Narrative Nature Photography.

Be YOU

A rose is a rose.
it doesn’t wish to be a lily,
it doesn’t try to change
its color or its scent,
it doesn’t attempt
to smooth its thorns.

It simply
unfolds it’s glorious petals
with the ease and grace of nature,
allowing its delicious scent
to permeate the air
for the enjoyment of all.

And it knows
if you get caught
on one of its thorns,
you’ll be more
present and careful
the next time
you attempt to handle it.

A rose is a rose
just as
I Am Me
and
You are YOU.
*
~ Sharon Lyn Shepard ~
“message from my inner wisdom”
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photo by  The Etheric Eye ~ Narrative Nature Photography

Suffer Not

The rose
does not suffer
as she drops
her spent petals
to the earth.

She allows them
to drift
effortlessly
on the songs
of the wind.

She does not
attempt to direct
their landing place.
Nor does she
morn their loss.

Instead. . .
she revels
in the sharing
of her gift
to the soil
as nurturance
for all that is preparing
to come into bloom.
*
~Sharon Lyn Shepard~
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photo by Louise Klein @ The Etheric Eye ~ Narrative Nature Photography.

Garden of Eden

To see beauty
where there is none.

To recognize
the Garden of Eden
that is still
very much alive
beneath our feet.

This is Enlightenment.

This simple change
in perception
is enough
to transform
our world.
*
~ Sharon Lyn Shepard ~
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Ode to Winter Solstice

The eve of Winter Solstice
holds a magical air
for ‘tis the longest night,
with the richest fare.

Infused with wisdom,
unseen by most,
garnered by you
by your desire for growth.

In the morn,
the light filters in
and lo and behold
Awareness begins.

But without the darkness,
that rendered you wise,
the dawning light
would have nil to advise.

So sing ye an ode
to the bountiful darkness
for all the wonders
within the primordial womb.

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

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Living Effortlessly

Have you noticed
how effortlessly nature unfolds?

This is the natural way of life
for all sentient beings

Efforting is a mind game
that was constructed
by humans beings
to “make” things happen

But our current energies
are no longer supporting
the rules and directives
of those mind games

Effortless Life is not
a new way of being
it was usurped by a species
who thought they knew better

Energy flowing freely from the heart
manifests with ease and grace
choose your heart’s river
then flow with its infinite intelligence.
*
~Sharon Lyn Shepard~
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Extraordinary

Normal is an elusive word
fabricated by man
nothing thrives
within the constructs of normal.

Nature is in eternal flux
that’s the way of nature
the way of the world
the way of the universe.

Normal doesn’t exist
because everything
that has ever been created
is extraordinary.

That makes You extraordinary!!!
*
~Sharon Lyn Shepard~
“Wisdom of the Inner Voice“
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