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”
www.sharonlynshepard.com

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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”
www.sharonlynshepard.com

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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
gratitude to the artist Ragen Mendenhall

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Free of the Constructs of Time

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

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

Unless. . .
we are unwilling to let them go
and allow them to pull us back
into the matrix of the illusion of time.
*

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

gratitude to the artist Josephine Wall

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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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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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The Illustrious Moon

The illustrious moon
who waxes
and wanes
month after month
year after year
decade after decade
over eons
beyond time

She who speaks to me
in many guises
showing herself
as a mere sliver of light
or the fullness of
an eclipsed blood moon
reflecting in the eyes
of the owl who sees
the wisdom
of all-that-is
in the midst of
the deep dark night

’Tis only now
I realize
she is simply reflecting
the wisdom
of Who I AM
the wisdom
distilled from
all my human experiences
the wisdom
that speaks from my heart.
*

~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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