Removing the Shields from our Childish Innocence

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This past week, someone on fb posted a correction to the words I had written. My first reaction was irritation. Uggg…I hate being wrong and I especially hate when other people correct me.

I’m not particular about grammar, but I do choose to be very clear with my words. I will often toss grammatical rules aside when they box-in the energetic essence I’m choosing to render. I want my words to be energetic. I want you to “feel” them. I want them to pierce your heart to excite and awaken more of who you are.

In this particular case I was clear with my energy, but as she pointed out, there was a better word. I replied to her, saying that I stand corrected. It was in that moment I realized that was a really big thing for me to do, to publicly own up to being wrong!

The need to be “right” has been a prominent theme in my life. I like to be the one in the know, the one who’s correct, the one in charge, in control.

Most of my life I have been one who knows. Not because I’m smarter or more intelligent than others, but because I’ve always been aware of an Inner Knowing. It’s only when I play mental or emotional games that I get sucked into the battlefields of right-wrong. In most cases, I simply walk away because I tire easily of doing battle. But if the arrow is aimed directly at me personally, shields go up and I revert to my mind rather than my Inner Knowing. When that happens, I feel vulnerable. I feel like I look stupid, more shields go up, and I draw upon my quiver full of mental arrows.

I now realize that is Society’s Training 101, taught to us as infants. However, I’ve been engaged in a new graduate program, Innate Inner Knowing. Although it’s always been there, it’s time to embody this as my natural way of being.

The more I practice, the more I realize how often I’ve held myself back from doing things that I could have otherwise enjoyed for fear that others would think I’m stupid or incompetent. Afraid to ask questions to learn something new because I think I should already know everything. Afraid to be vulnerable enough to communicate with a friend on a deeper level for fear they might discover how unworthy I am.

The more I practice, the more I relieve myself of the heavy societal shields which have been weighing me down, allowing my childlike innocence to burst forth. The wonderment of life, the joy of something new, the unlimited bouts of laughter when things don’t work out, rather than dismay because a child has no preconceived notions.

What a relief to no longer be the one who feels like they need to know everything for everyone else. What a relief to finally realize there is no right or wrong, knowing it’s all simply experience. What a relief to be innocent and childlike again to explore and enjoy life, to create anew…. to paint rainbows across the sky for no reason other then the pure enjoyment of it!!

~Sharon Lyn Shepard~
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Mercury Retrograde ~ The Gift of Epiphany

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Mercury is stationary today (Jan. 5, 2016) as he prepares to initiate his retrograde cycle tomorrow. I’ve been feeling this subtle energy for days before I realized what it was. Although a big smile spread across my face, I can see many of you rolling your eyes in dismay saying, here we go again.

This is a particularly potent retrograde because it’s so early in the new year. Just when we feel all geared up to tackle the world, Mercury says “Hup… wait a minute! Not so fast.” Although that may irritate us, especially those of us with short leashes of patience, it feels especially appropriate right now. 2015 kicked up a lot of violent chaotic energy as everything is in the process of surfacing at the peak of this epic global transition. Do you really want to launch yourself into that kind of energy before you’re ready? And if you are ready, I venture to say that Mercury is honored to be by your side lining things up with smooth precision.

The primary gift of Mercury retrograde is to slow down the mind allowing us to find peace and gentleness in a world gone wild. It encourages us to go within, offering a retreat from all the external noise. It also inspires us to take a look around, reassess what’s important in our lives, to clean things out, like closets, emails, computer files, etc, to create more space for the new when Mercury goes direct again (Jan. 23). That, in and of itself, is a timely gift as we begin a new year… clean and clear.

And what a better day to begin this retrograde than on January 6 the Celebration of Epiphany. According to Franco Santoro in his article “Epiphany: Emergence of our Multidimensional Self” 

“In English the term epiphany indicates the manifestation of a supernatural or divine reality, a sudden intuitive leap of understanding, especially through a visible ordinary yet striking occurrence. The term comes from the Greek epiphaneia, which means “manifestation” or “appearance”.

In the Anglican, Eastern, and Roman Catholic Churches the Epiphany is a traditional feast held on 6 January, celebrating the divine manifestation of Jesus Christ to the three Magician-Astrologer-Shaman Kings, who brought the gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh.

The Epiphany exemplifies the alignment of the Three Magi, representing the height of human wisdom, spirituality and power, with our higher multidimensional nature, as represented by the Christ.

The Epiphany occurs 12 days after Christmas, following the Twelfth Night (the eve of Epiphany), exemplifying the complete retrieval of the 12 strategic pieces of the soul, the signs of the zodiac, and their alignment with multidimensional self.” ~
Franco Santoro, www.astroshamanism.org

Thus, we have just retrieved all the pieces of Who We Are, Awakening to our multidimensional Self. This is a precious time of epiphany, acknowledgement and settling into a new reality where all things are possible…. rather than continuing forward with the same old same old.

No matter how many complaints I hear about Merc retro, it’s always been a special time for me. I suspect most of the “glitches” that are blamed on Mercury retro are actually our own personal glitches because we have not allowed ourselves to slow down along with Mercury, therefore our energies are not aligned with the natural flow of things. Three weeks is all that’s being asked of us. Three weeks to reassess and realign to a more compatible flow of energy, allowing things to flow much more smoothly and effortlessly.

Therefore, I am grateful to my buddy Mercury and I’m already reveling in this retrograde. It’s time to take a deep breath and sync into the multidimensionality of my Inner Being, allowing Mercury to serves up his surprise gifts of Enlightenment.

I wish you many Blessings during this Mercury retrograde. 
May all our Epiphanies emerge and manifest with Ease and Grace.
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~Sharon Lyn Shepard~
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Entering 2016 with a Heart as Light as a Feather

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As the year 2015 draws to a close, so many of us are breathing a huge out-breath of relief, looking forward to a new beginning. There’s no doubt about it, it’s been a tough year, a year riddled with violence from so many different subtleties of life. And yet, my heart feels light as a feather. How is that possible?

I have to admit that the violence in Paris shook me to the core. In reality, it was a grand awakening for for me. While others went into fear and anger, my heart exploded with compassion. Yes, I have compassion for the victims and their families, not just those in Paris but for all the violence happening in the world. In addition, my heart’s expansion reached out with passionate love for those who are perpetrating the violence. Those who are in so much pain that they are obsessed with acting out in such violent ways.

When I first read about Paris, I was in such a state of shock that my mind could not comprehend such actions against humanity, therefore my mind disengaged in the overwhelm of it, allowing my heart to take the lead. And for that I shall forever be grateful. These acts of terrorism shook me to the core and at the core of everything is Love.

Paris brought everything to light. All the underlying pain and hatred that’s been brewing under the surface for eons of time. Finally brought into the light. No, it’s not a pretty sight, but it is finally being seen, finally being talked about, personally as well as globally. Yes, there are those who are spewing words rooted in fear. Ugly words are flying in all directions. But there are also those, like myself, who have awakened to more Love and Compassion.

At the end of each year, I always spend some time in silence. It’s not a yearly review like I used to do in my younger years, searching for a new year’s resolution on how to improve my self. Instead it is a time to feel into the current energies. What’s flowing and what’s not… for myself as well as the collective.

This year, my heart is floating light as a feather. Why? Because as chaotic as the energy feels as it’s swirling around me, it’s on it’s way out. No longer stuck. It’s all flowing… up and out. Of course there are those who are still attempting to hang onto the old, but this antiquated energy has been freed and its collective momentum can not be stopped.

So what remains in the center of this swirling vortex of chaotic energy? The perfect vacuum to suck in all the Love and Compassion that’s flowing from the collective of OUR hearts. The Love and Compassion to soothe humanity through the tough times of transition being experienced by those who are currently awakening. There is nothing we need do. We are not here to rescue. We are here to breathe new Love and Life into the collective consciousness and cheer everyone on as they rise from the ashes to discover their own sovereignty. A community of victims will never survive, but a community of sovereign beings can rise to create a new world of Peace and Prosperity.

The new year of 2016 is stirring the passion of my heart because for the first time in a very long time our Light is shinning brightly and Love is flowing freely. I am entering 2016 with my heart as light as a feather. Perhaps you’d like to join me in a few moments of silence, heart to heart, to expand our collective consciousness as the Creators of a New Earth with hearts as light as feathers.

~Sharon Lyn Shepard~
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Who is responsible for the violence in Paris?

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Who is responsible for the violence in Paris?

WE are!! Those of us who have awakened to something better in life, no longer willing to continue sludging around in a world that no longer serves us.

WE are!! Those of us who are no longer intimidated by the darkness that surrounds us.

WE are!! Those of us who are shining our Love and Light.

I know this is a radical answer, but it’s the answer my Inner Being shared with me and I’d like to share it with you. Because I think it’s important to acknowledge ourselves for the part we are playing.

Paris is known as the City of Light, the City of Love. Through this tragedy it is our collective Love and Light that is rising as a new dawn on a new horizon. It is our Amazing LIGHT that is stirring up the darkness to be released. This is the natural flow of the Universe. The LIGHT reveals the darkness….. and with our LOVE it is transformed.

When you shine your light into the darkness, you have to be willing to hold the space of Love for that darkness to transform. Allow me to repeat that for it is the only way the darkness can transform. When you shine your Light into the darkness, you have to be willing to hold the space of Love for that darkness to transform. Fighting against it will only strengthen it. Running away from it will only allow it to catch up with you later. But when you embrace it in Love, it WILL transform.

Stirring up angst about who perpetrated the violence only adds to their agenda. Whoever they are, whether it be the terrorists, or a cabal conspiracy. Does it really matter? ? Digging into the nitty gritty of their agendas of violence only strengthens their agenda and creates more separation, more violence, more anger. When we rise above it and come together in LOVE for ALL, we are offering HEALING for those who perpetrate violence. Those who need our LOVE and HEALING more then ever!!!!

LOVE, pure and simple. You don’t need to separate or direct LOVE to specific people or groups based on judgment and blame. LOVE, pure and simple. Therein lies the Peace we are seeking, the Peace that passeth all understanding. For how can we possibly understand a heart that is so broken, so rooted in hate, so in need of healing. We can not understand, but we can Love. The purity of Peace is within US when we RISE ABOVE all this quibbling. It is up to us to LOVE, pure and simple.

Take a deep breath of Divine LOVE. Can you feel the depth of PEACE that arises when you do that? It’s not about becoming spiritually adept enough to be lofty in our attitudes, it’s about continuing to practice pure LOVE in all of its aspects in whatever way you are able, one breath at a time. This is the core of PEACE, for ALL of us. This is how we create a World of Love and Peace.

Therefore, I say BRAVO to all of US who are responsible. Those of us who are shinning our Love and Light. Those who are “able to respond” with LOVE. For YOU are the transformers. You are “response-able” for the New World that is birthing all around us. Continue to flood the planet with your LOVE and LIGHT. Continue to embrace ALL of humanity. For it is our LOVE that is transforming the world.

~Sharon Lyn Shepard~
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Alchemy of Pathogens, role of the LightBody

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Our physical bodies have become a war zone in a moment to moment battle with all the pathogens that inhabit it. Every time we get out of balance via overwork, stress, emotional or mental overwhelm, the body goes to war for us to restore our balance. Sometimes it’s easily resolved. Peace and wellbeing reign for a period of time. Other times it’s more than the body can handle and we become ill. Then we join the battle by administering anti-inflammatories and anti-biotics to kill off the anti-bodies that the body naturally creates to restore our health. That works for awhile, until…we throw the body so out of balance that disease comes knocking at the door with a vicious cycle of pain and suffering.

In biology, a pathogen (Greek: πάθος pathos “suffering, passion” and -γενής -genēs “producer of”) in the oldest and broadest sense, is anything that can produce disease, a term which came into use in the 1880s. Typically the term is used to describe an infectious agent such as a virus, bacterium, fungus, or parasite that causes disease in its host.

Before we go any farther, allow me to define pathogen from a more expanded perception. I propose that a pathogen is anything that can cause dis-ease or dis-comfort, which is simply our misalignment from Source. Therefore pathogens can include our emotions and long held misbeliefs which are embedded in our physicality and embroiled in our mind.

Emotions are spurred by the indoctrinated beliefs from our childhood and templates carried in our DNA through our ancestral linage. Most of our beliefs are rooted in the collective consciousness, some of which have been so solidified they are treated like matter. These are the pathogens that have ravaged their tentacles throughout our our physicality.

The good news is…..
With the current integration of our LightBodies we’re breaking free of the old chains that bind us and separate us from our true Source. New avenues of wellbeing are quickly becoming available to us as we expand our consciousness and embrace our wholeness.

The LightBody creates a natural crucible for the alchemy of pathogens. Pathogens thrive in the darkness. Once the Light shines upon them this alchemical process effortlessly transmutes them. In many respects you are alchemizing the pathogens of the collective consciousness via your own personal process. I am not speaking about changing people’s minds in regard to their beliefs, for that is mental and we can not expand our consciousness from within the constraints of the old mental body. But we can loosen the tentacles and dissolve the templates. That in and of itself will provide more ease and grace for everyone.

Many will continue to hold onto the limitations of their minds and daily habits, but there is no longer any basis for them. They will eventually transform into a more expanded consciousness or the person will eventually die of disease. Thus, pathogenic beliefs and emotional conflicts are dying out as the younger generation who are already wired with an expanded consciousness are stepping in, free of pathogens.

In a recent blog post “The Final Clearing” I spoke about the LightBody absorbing the emotional body as the final clearing. With the alchemy of our pathogens the war is over. But the ancestral blood is currently purifying itself. This can be uncomfortable physically, mentally and emotionally. Those yucky periods of bloating and fatigue you’ve been experiencing . . . that’s your body’s interstitial space clearing the old pathogens.

Do not allow fear to run you amuck by getting caught up in perceived symptoms of illness. Trust your body to know when to seek medical advice, or not. Know that change and transformation is happening alchemically and allow it to pass without mentally engaging. Remember to nurture yourself, love yourself, and allow the process with ease and grace.

Some of us are in the midst of this right now, while others will be experiencing it later as their bodies acclimate to the new Light vibrations showering our planet. Recognize that each has their own divine path. Observe from your expanded consciousness through the compassionate eyes of Source without judgment, without any need to intervene or change anything. This is the ultimate Freedom of a Divine Human. This is your new LightBody!!

~ Sharon Lyn Shepard ~
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The integration of our LightBody has been one of the most exciting things I have experienced in my lifetime. I have chosen to be fully conscious with my own LightBody integration from both a spiritual and medical aspect as a licensed physical therapist. If you’d like to know more about my perspective of the LightBody I invite you to visit the LightBody Category of my blog and subscribe to stay abreast of my updates.

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You might find this video/music helpful in releasing the pathogens and toxins in your body:
Liver, Kidneys, Lymph and Intestines Detox Frequency Healing – Organ Cleanse and Detox ~ by Elke Neher

God and Goddess ~ Stepping into New Roles

af3b20_e7b8a2dc80ec499bb8a9eaa6d5a4d30b.jpg_srz_400_300_75_22_0.50_1.20_0.00_jpg_srzWith this September Equinox, sandwiched between two eclipses, the God and Goddess are stepping into New Roles.

The first eclipse, a solar eclipse, is in the sign of Virgo which is the sacred domain of the Goddess. There has been much talk about the return of the Goddess recently. How she has been wounded, trampled upon and disempowered. How we need to dig deeply into the shadows to heal her wounds. But the wounds that are spoken of are human wounds that have been taken on in the name of the goddess. They are not wounds of the Goddess. For the Goddess is pure Love and Compassion. The Goddess does not suffer. She does not bear wounds. It is only the perception of humanity that attempts to fling them upon her.

During this initial eclipse the Moon Goddess kisses the face of the Sun God in a blessing of healing for all of humanity. For those who feel old wounds arising, the Goddess asks that you turn them over to Her for healing rather than taking it upon yourselves to do so, for your mind is not capable of forgiveness. It is the heart of the Goddess that forgives and She always stands ready to heal with her infinite love and compassion to open our hearts. Only then can humanity move forward in its sacred quest to reinitiate balance in our lives, individually and for the whole of the planet.

With the approaching Equinox, the Solar King and the Moon Goddess are joining their energies in the sacred marriage of Hieros Gamos. In ancient times each kingdom was ruled by this sacred marriage for the good of the people. The king was the leader and protector of the people, and the queen the goddess in alliance with the earth who ensured the fertility and abundance of the land and the people.

Since then, the quest for power has usurped the balance of earth. We no longer have a king as the protector of the people and a queen who honors the fertility of the earth. We have turned our backs upon the blessings of earth, driven to survive through personal toil and suffering.

With this Equinox the God and Goddess are stepping into new roles, offering us the opportunity to initiate balance and sovereignty once again. We are being called to honor the Sacred masculine and Sacred Feminine within each of us, and with each other. We are being called to honor our Mother Earth in a renewed relationship with all the Elementals in sisterhood and brotherhood with all sentient beings, thus opening the infinite flow of abundance without the need to gain power over one another to survive.

With the second eclipse, the earth is being embraced as the Holy Child between the the Sun God in Libra holding the balance and the Moon Goddess in Aries, giving birth to a new race of enlightened beings equal in stature to one another.

In addition, our solar system has entered a stream of gamma rays flooding us with the benevolence of the Universe. We are being bathed by an abundance of crystalline light from the cosmos as Blessings of Grace for all sentient beings. It is through this Christed Light that Divine Love is being restored within the hearts of each of us. These gamma rays are increasing the vibration of the planet to activate our dormant DNA, expand our consciousness, and awaken us to All-That-Is.

Alas!! As children of the New Earth, new playgrounds await. Our passions abound and our joyous manifestations are imbued with divine wisdom. ‘Tis a majestic earth that gives so selflessly. It is with love and gratitude that I honor her. And I bow to the royal God and Goddess within each of us for stepping into our new roles in unity with Source.

~ Sharon Lyn Shepard ~
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Celebrating Contrast !

b3dcd2215c221e789cfb67bdc17859c0Humans really like their lives to be comfortable and convenient. They like things to remain the same. They don’t like change nor having to face conflicting or contrasting situations. And yet, life doesn’t remain the same.

Humanity is currently experiencing the most potent life transformation in history. As I mentioned in my most recent blog “What’s Beyond Duality?”, the planet is transitioning out of 3rd dimensional duality where it has been for eons of time into the multidimensional quantum field.

Once we venture beyond duality, the role of contrast slips into place. Whereas duality only has two choices, black or white, contrast can be likened to a color chart where there are many color choices and many variations of those colors.

The choices are no longer right or wrong, true or false, or even multiple choice. We’re now choosing from an infinite color palate. And since you would not want to live in a totally purple or red world, of course you would enjoy contrast, constantly tweaking the variations of all those glorious colors choices.

Once we realize the difference between the polarity of duality (which boxes us in) and contrast (which opens us to infinite potentials) we welcome contrast, the perception of others and the choices in life. We no longer feel compelled to hold on to what we’ve always known, judging change and contrast as a disruption to our lives. The need to fit into other people’s rules and expectations disappears. No one expects two people to prefer the same color, so why would we expect everyone to agree with the same life choices?

When we adapt to seeing the world through the eyes of contrast we realize it is working for us, not against us. We recognize it as a sacred gift. Any artist will tell you that!  A blank canvas is as exciting as vibrant splashes of color for they are both drawing us toward a more expanded expression of our Self. We begin to revel in the unknown and welcome it as the ability to live a more expanded consciousness in full blown color speaking to us from the whispers of our heart.

Moving out of duality doesn’t need to be a struggle. It can be done in small steps of variation rather than adhering to the concept of taking the leap. There is no need to keep go poking around in the muddle until we get it just right. Contrast allows us to be the artist and create life as we choose it to be, one brush stroke at a time. That’s how contrast works!

The nature of life is constantly expressing and expanding. There is no finished product, you can’t get it wrong and you’ll never get it done because we are eternal beings. Everything in our lives presents itself to expand our consciousness to enjoy more and more of what life has to offer.

We are going beyond the old limitations and it is contrast that is guiding the way. Don’t you think it’s time to embrace the changes in life and celebrate the magnificence of contrast!!!

~ Sharon Lyn Shepard ~
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