The Spiritual Journey

The spiritual journey
is one of awakening
to the totality
of Who We Are
as divinely human
sovereign beings
with the gift of
experiencing
a physical world

A sovereign being
faces life’s challenges
from their own inner wisdom

A sovereign being
is not victim to anything
outside themselves

A sovereign being
is no longer embroiled
in the collective consciousness

A sovereign being
is free of the matrix
of the human mind

A sovereign being
continues to expand
their own consciousness

Bliss and nirvana
are not the goals
of spiritual awakening
these are human
perceptions
conceived by the mind

The spiritual journey
has no expectations
has no goals
it is an ever expanding
experience of life
as a sovereign being.

*

~Sharon Lyn Shepard~
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Drifting

Allowing myself to drift
beyond the mind
allowing all
of who I thought
myself to be
to be pulled apart
into the nothingness
to die
to who I thought
my self to be

Drifting
in the primordial soup
of creation
until. . .

bits and pieces
of my soul wisdom
are drawn together
into a new
dance of creation
with new etudes
of music
wafting in the air
beyond the qualia
of the mind

dissolving
creating
dissolving
creating anew
in each
and every moment.

*

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

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Spiritual Principles

 

Attempting to defend
spiritual principles
does nothing
but embroil you
more deeply
in the quagmires
of the mind

Spirituality
is of the heart
and makes no sense
to the mind.

~Sharon Lyn Shepard~
“Wisdom of the Inner Voice”
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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”
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Who Am I

Who who who
the owl
sings me to sleep
with the askance of
who am I

Who who who
as I lay my head
on the pillow
and surrender
to the yet unknown

Rat a tat tat
in the morn
the woodpecker
calls me
into wakefulness

Rat a tat tat
remember
all of who you are
the totality
of the Divine.
*

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

The more present we become
the less real
the extraneous becomes
finally seen as the illusion
we dreamed up
for the momentary
experience of it

When we free ourselves
of the constraints of time
timelines collapse
memories and stories
effortlessly dissolve
and the wisdom of the soul
is distilled to carry forth

Unless, we are unwilling
to release them
allowing them to pull us back
into the matrix
of the illusion of time.

*

~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”
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Freedom to BE

It’s not yours
it never was
even if you were taught otherwise
even if you embodied it
even if you have been living it
it’s not yours
it never was

It could only belong
to the false persona
you created to live
as a human
in a world of duality
a world you can walk away from
because it’s was never yours

Step away from
your human persona
step away from
all you thought was yours

Allow your Soul
to distill it into the essence
of Divine Wisdom
free of duality
free of judgment
free of measurement
free of assessment

FREE to live
as the truth of who you are
as the I AM
FREE to dance
to the music of the Divine
FREE to enJOY
the infinite potentials
FREE to create anew
in every moment without bounds
FREE to BE
all that you choose to BE.
*

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

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Feelings

I have come to learn
I don’t have to feel
what someone else
wants me to feel

That doesn’t serve me
and it doesn’t serve them

Their feelings
are theirs alone
irrelevant
to my feelings

When I honor their feelings
and I am true
to my own feelings
I am free to react
in a way that can serve
all concerned.
*

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

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Distilling the Wisdom

Much like the caterpillar
you spent the beginning of your life
feeding upon and devouring information
forming a self created ego
until it was time to wrap yourself
in a cocoon of solitude
to distill the wisdom
and recognize your True Self
allowing your ego to dissolve
into the pure essence of God
to unfurl your radiant gossamer wings
and fly to higher realms of Love and Joy.
*

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

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