Emergence of the Holy Trinity

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What is the Holy Trinity?
As I was growing up, I was indoctrinated into the Lutheran faith with the teachings of the holy trinity as the father, son and holy ghost. At least once a week we recited the Apostle’s Creed:

I believe in God, the Father Almighty,
Maker of heaven and earth,
and in Jesus Christ,
His only Son, our Lord:
Who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
born of the Virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died, and was buried.
He descended into hell.
On the third day He rose again from the dead.
He ascended into heaven
and sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty,
from there He shall come to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the Holy Christian Church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting. Amen.

For many years I lived by the words, “I believe in God, the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth, and in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord.”

Although Jesus was conceived of Mary, she then bowed out of the picture. There was no further reference to her except at Christmas, when she bowed her head over the manger that held the precious Son. Therefore it was natural for me to believe it is the masculine that creates and controls life.

Jesus then suffered and descended into hell before he was able to ascend, where he now sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty judging both the living and the dead. Thus working hard and suffering to be a good human was the name of the game if one wanted to escape hell for everlasting life.

For nearly fifty years I approached life from this masculine orientation of striving, working hard, and pushing through things, all motivated by achievement, success, and the need to be a good human being. My desire to be of service and to live my life’s purpose has been the driving force to be loved and earn my way into heaven.

I never questioned any of this. Until the Black Madonna came into my life and offered a new and different perspective as the Divine Mother, not just the virgin Mary who birthed Jesus, but the Mother who births of all Creation, rather than the Almighty Father maker of heaven and earth.

For years I have utilized a strong masculine expression in order to feel safe in my outer life. When in fact, my inner life, my journaling, and my relationship with my soul have always offered the most wise guidance.

And then the tides changed, luring me to explore the feminine aspects I have been disconnected from to initiate the sacred dance between my inner feminine and masculine to discover how it out-pictures into my world. The more I explored my feminine aspects, the more I realized the inclusivity of the feminine. As a mother, she loves, not just her children, but all life. She doesn’t judge, she has no need to protect. She simply loves all of life. She is the loving Maiden, the nurturing Mother and the wise Crone.

Just as the masculine is the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, the feminine is the Maiden, Mother, and Crone. With this sacred dance between the masculine and feminine I discovered yet another Holy Trinity . . . the trinity of the I AM, Soul, and the human.

I AM, Soul, Human. . . Father, Son and Holy Ghost. . . Maiden, Mother, Crone.

Once I merged the Holy Trinity within myself, I began to experience life simultaneously from all 3 aspects. I realize they are all interpretations of the same Source, our spark of Existence without beginning without end. Before I could do that, I first needed to become aware of each aspect and the roles they play, free of any judgment. Just simple awareness. Only then could I merge them to live simultaneously, no longer bouncing back and forth between living as the feminine or the masculine, the soul or the human. I wasn’t able to do this by studying or practicing mental concepts. For the mind’s job is to separate, whereas the soul knows no separation. Therefore it is through the perception of the soul that I began to realize the merging of my Holy Trinity as my innate way of being.

How do I know I’m experiencing this way of being?
By those moments of joy or happiness that slip into my day without any particular reason. When I crawl into bed at night with a contented smile on my face in sublime peace. When the rustle of the trees cause my heart to flutter. When that child perched in the cart in line at the grocery store beams me a smile. These are moments of communing with life as my soul, through the physical experience of my human.

This evening as I’m listening to a stream of solo piano music it brings me to tears as I’m communing with the music, totally present in the moment, free of all distractions. Every note moves through my physicality touching my soul, enlivening all of life with this sacred union. I’m feeling so in love, and so loved. Love for my soul, and love from my soul. Love for my I AM and loved by my I AM. I realize how open and allowing I am to receive this Love, how receptive I am to Love, to energy, to the abundance of life.

I am the I AM, the Soul, and the Human. This is the emergence within me as the Holy Trinity, in all its purity. How often we judge our humanness. And yet, it is our humanness that is honored and loved by our soul and our I AM free of any judgment. How blessed I feel to BE in this moment experiencing the sublime joy of my Holy Trinity.

Will this realization remain with me from now on, as if my faerie god mother waved her magic wand? Probably not because my daily life will pull me back into its human concerns. And yet, this realization will never leave me. It’s always available in every moment that I take pause to commune with it. And with practice, I have no doubt this will become my natural way of being.

I leave you with these musings, as I return to listening to my stream of piano music to delight in the pleasure of communing with the sublime joy of my emergence.
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~Sharon Lyn Shepard~
“Wisdom of the Inner Voice”
http://www.sharonlynshepard.com
gratitude to the artist: Lilly Judy Merrell

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Awakening from the Dream

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This morning, I awoke with an all-pervading sense of peace, contentment, and well-being. During my dreamtime one of my prior employers came to me and said, “If there’s anything you need, you just let me know.” From within the dream, it felt like he was a special guardian, or the embodiment of Source.

When I recall my interactions with him years ago he was simply a good-hearted man who was providing for his employees. It wasn’t anything extraordinary, but I can now see it was much more than I was aware of at the time. In review, I realize there have been others throughout my life that have done the same. There has always been someone hovering in the background, making sure I was okay until I Awoke into knowing Who I AM. Since then, there have been many who have quietly smoothed the path for me along the way.

I recall the Madonna’s first message to me upon my spiritual awakening. She said, “You have a gift for all of mankind. As long as you remain on the path you will be protected and provided for and there will always be those in support of you.” In retrospect, I realize there has always been someone behind the scenes supporting me, even though I was not aware of it. For that I am immensely grateful.

I share this because I believe this is true for each of us. Especially those of us who came into this lifetime with the intent of Awakening to our GodSelf while still in our physical bodies. This is often referred to as Embodied Enlightenment, Ascension, or Realization.

Call it whatever you like, I don’t get caught up in labels or identity. I realize this lifetime on earth is to experience the physicality and sensuality of life through the perception of my Soul as my GodSelf, rather than the human identity and desires attuned to mass consciousness.

With this Realization, everything in my life has shifted. I now feel like the identity of Sharon Lyn Shepard has died and I am now living on the other side of the veil while still in my physical body as a sovereign being. I realize nothing exists without my consciousness and “I Am” the one creating my reality.

I’m experiencing mass consciousness as if I’m watching it on a tv screen. I can tune into any channel I choose, such as religion, politics, family, fb, whatever. But I no longer feel the seduction to engage or participate, nor the emotional oversensitivity that has always been present in my life. When I do choose to engage there is a sense of communing and interacting with the energies from a new and different perspective. I no longer engage from the perspective of unworthiness, suffering, pain, judgment, the need to fix anything, nor because I need anything from it. Instead I am consciously choosing to engage for the experience and joy of it.

With the advent of a new year, it is a common practice to set new intentions. As I was pondering this, these are the words that came to mind for me: Peace, Contentment, Well-being, Joy, Play and Thriving. The moment I set these intentions is the moment they became true for me. First in my dreamtime, and the accompanying realization that was brought forth and grounded upon my awakening this morning.

This has always been the truth for all of us which we are now remembering as we awaken from the fog of our sleep induced mass consciousness dreams. As each of us lives our own truth as our GodSelf we become mirrors for all of mass consciousness as each individual awakens to their soul path with their own perfect timing. In this way, we become the guardians who are soothing the path for others by our simple Presence.   This, my Beloveds, is how we are creating a New Reality.
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~Sharon Lyn Shepard~
“Wisdom of the Inner Voice”
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Words that have Gone Out of Vocabulary

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As a writer, one of the biggest changes during my process of “Ascension” has been my vocabulary. The new age community has created a whole new dictionary of words to attempt to describe this very natural and innate process that goes beyond words.

As a community that desires to share this experience, we do need to use words to express ourselves. The interesting thing I’ve noticed is how those words continue to evolve for me as I evolve. While I was recently editing some poetry I wrote a few years ago, I noticed a few particular words that no longer resonate with me.

I realize how conscious I have become of the energy of words. I have to sit with my words and “feel” into them to find resolution. I can not push the “publish” button until I am fully at peace with the energy of each of the words I have written.

As one would expect, the word “God” is one of the words I had to resolve within my self. Because it’s a word that evokes so many different emotions within people, I’ve hesitated to use it. I’ve played with lots of different substitutions, words such as Source, Universe, and….. wow, I can’t even remember all the others because they have slipped out of my vocabulary to the point I can not recall them.

What I finally realized is that the word itself is not as important as the clarity of the consciousness within me. I ask you to re-read that sentence and sit with it for a moment. The word itself is not as important as the clarity of the consciousness within me.

Words are neutral. It’s the energy we project with our words that affect other people. It’s also the energy with which we hear a word that affects us. Most humans are totally unconscious of their constant chatter. Thus all they are projecting is unconscious noise. There are others, like religion, the media or the new age community, who consciously use words to influence people.

Most of my writing is a personal dialogue between my human self and my GodSelf to gain clarity within me. I have finally settled upon a self-created word: GodSelf. Because I know I AM God in human form expressing as my unique Self. By using a self-created word I’m bypassing all the antiquated energies attached to the word God.

As I’ve moved through the process of my Embodied Enlightenment, there are many words that have gone out of my vocabulary because they no longer resonate with me.

Two of those words are pain and suffering. You won’t find me writing about pain or suffering because I don’t resonate with the need to suffer in order to learn, grow, or expand my consciousness. They were useful experiences in awakening me to the truth of who I now know my Self to be. But they are no longer part of my reality. I have discovered much easier ways to learn and there are no badges handed out at the pearly gates for those who suffer the most.

When I used to read posts on facebook about pain and suffering I often felt the energetic seduction pulling my human self into these old emotional dramas. Especially if I was in a void space after having let go of old programing or beliefs. The human likes to fill all that emptiness with drama and emotions in order to feel alive.

Indeed, I have compassion for pain and suffering. But compassion does not require me to join you in your suffering. Otherwise, there would be nothing but suffering in this world. Compassion is our ability to see the passion of love and joy and say, come this is the way home.

Therefore, words like compassion have been redefined. And the words pain and suffering have slipped out of my vocabulary, replaced with words like well-being and thriving.

Other words that have slipped out of my vocabulary are new age words used by specific groups. Indeed they are useful within the group. But I’ve never been a group person. I occasionally play in groups, but I have always followed my own inner compass.

Consequently, I expect my truth and vocabulary to continue to change as I continue to expand my consciousness. But instead of my vocabulary expanding, it has continued to simplify. I don’t need new age words to converse for they too are going out of vocabulary as fast as new ones are coming in. Instead, much like the rest of my life, my vocabulary continues to become more simple, wise, and heart-based. Therein I place my troth.
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~Sharon Lyn Shepard~
“Wisdom of the Inner Voice“
www.sharonlynshepard.com

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Evolving beyond the Bifurcation of Earth

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To many the bifurcation of earth may be a new concept. Within the new age community this is one of the new buzz words of the moment. For several years there’s been a lot of talk about a new earth. Some feel that humanity is ascending to new earth as a group, leaving no one behind. There are others who feel that we are in the midst of a bifurcation of earth with two different groups of humanity formulating. One attempting to maintain the old earth. The other choosing a new earth.

At first creating a new earth and allowing those on the old earth to continue as they are sounded exciting to me. I was ready to move forward while allowing others to live as they choose and awaken at their own rate. I was never a fan of evangelizing a new earth to shepherd everyone into one golden moment of ascension. But something’s been niggling in the back of my mind and this whole idea of bifurcation began feeling “off” to me. As is my usual practice, I tossed a few questions into my cauldron of wisdom and allowed it to bubble until clarity ensued.

The clarity finally came to me during this recent dream:
I was packing a small box of crystals and stones, which I considered to be wisdom keepers, for my sister. When she saw what I was doing she shook her head and said, “I don’t want those.” I realized my sister doesn’t have any interest in what I have to offer so I returned the box to its resting place and replied, “Okay that’s fine.” This confirmed that my sister and I are living in very different realities. I do not resonate with her reality, nor she with mine and that’s perfectly okay. Then I was packing a second box of crystals and stones for my daughter. She also shook her head and said, “I don’t want those.” This was another validation of living in different realities. As with my sister, I felt at ease about it. I harbored no judgment, nor any hopes of my daughter and I ever working together spiritually as I had once desired. I recalled having realized this about our relationship a few years ago which made me sad at the time. Now I have no emotional reaction about it at all. I fully bless her soul path as she’s living it and I bless mine. Each of us simply living our reality of choice. Neither one better than another, simply different choices.

Upon awakening in the morning I realized this answered my question about the bifurcation of the earth.  Bifurcation: is defined as: the division of something into two branches or parts: the bifurcation of the profession into social do-gooders and self-serving iconoclasts.

What I realized is that bifurcation is simply another form of polarity. The reason this new earth/old earth model doesn’t resonate with me is that I have gone beyond the concept of duality. There is no either/or for me. Neither my sister nor my daughter are living the same reality as I am. And they are not living in the same reality with each other. Therein lies the question…. who goes to which earth? It looks to me like between the 3 of us there are 3 different realities, 3 different earths. None more right or wrong than the other. It’s simply a matter of choice.

Those of us who are aware of new earth are no longer living in duality, which is one of the constructs of the old earth. By breaking free of the old earth matrix, we are breaking free of duality. We are entering the time of the many, not the time of oneness where everyone is required to agree to the same reality. Nor a separation of those who are considered awake vs those who are not. For who defines or determines who is awake and who is not, for there are many degrees of awakeness.

I feel that the original idea of the bifurcation of earth was a stepping stone away from the confines of an old earth that has been cycling and recycling for eons of time. The old earth/new earth model initiated  “Releasing the old Collective Consciousness”  as mentioned in my prior blog, and inspired new potentials for all of us.

There are far more realities than the “old earth” and the “new earth”. Our evolution is happening so fast that as soon as we all agree on a new concept, there are multiple new potentials already presenting themselves. Attempting to fit everyone into a prescribed new earth reality very quickly becomes nothing more than an expanded old earth.

Thus, I feel we have already evolved beyond the limitations of the bifurcation of the old earth or the new earth. We each create our own reality. And each reality may change from one day to the next, from one moment to the next. Humanity has the opportunity to create as many new earths as there are conscious creators.

As humanity is awakening, we’re moving beyond the old collective consciousness, each person doing so in their own way with their own divine timing. I recognize that not everyone is ready for a huge leap and we each have a role to play. Thus I honor each person’s choice, including my own soul’s passion and desire to expand beyond this current reality. No longer held back by the belief that we are all One, with one agenda, and one new earth. Rather than attempting to restrain everyone into only one, we are the many, constantly expanding our consciousness. We each have the freedom to evolve and live in whatever way we choose. As we do so, old timelines are collapsing and consciousness is reforming accordingly for each of us.

We are all Master Creators! As Sovereign beings, we each have the ability to create our own reality according to our soul’s desires, free of all limitations. Do not allow your self to be influenced by the perception of others based on a yearning to be part of the group. Create your own new earth. Breath your divine consciousness into it. Live your own reality. And watch as those of us who resonate with each other naturally find each other’s playgrounds, living in harmony with each other rather than attempting to fit into someone else’s reality. And thus, we have the opportunity to live All That Is.
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~Sharon Lyn Shepard~
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Releasing the old “Collective Consciousness”

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What a restless night of tossing and turning! I was caught up in a never ending dreamtime that was abnormally “sticky”. Whereas I’m usually quite adept at rewriting my dreams while in the midst of them, it took me 3 cycles through this dream to eventually break free of it.

In the first cycle of the dream, I was experiencing my shoulders curling forward, my neck was sore, and I was unable to stand up straight anymore from the burden I was carrying. I had taken on way more responsibilities than I was able to handle. I realized none of this was mine and I was able to return all the responsibilities to those who have been placing it upon my shoulders throughout my life. Once I did this I was able to stand up strong and straight again.

In the second cycle, I realized I not only allowed this overburdening of responsibilities, it gave me an egoic spiritual boost by thinking that I’m on a mission to awaken others and save the planet. Ha! Tricky tricky ego! Time for me to realize each person is exactly where they need to be on their own soul path, each playing their unique role for a much bigger picture than my ego is able to ascertain.

In the third cycle, while I was overwhelmed with all this unstuck energy churning through my body I heard Gaia say to me, “Here, allow me to handle this for you, my dear one.” In that instant my root chakra opened up and gravity emptied me of what was never mine to begin with, clearing my womb to birth anew.

Later that morning as I was remembering the dream I realized, Gaia does not need saving!!! She’s not the old earth. She has already vibrationally ascended and no longer locked into a 3d reality which she held in place in service to us as a learning environment. Gaia only asks for our respect and trust in her as we’re given the opportunity to ascend along with her and awaken to ALL of Who We Are.

What many are referring to as old earth is actually the “old collective consciousness” playing itself out. There is no old earth, only stale old consciousness that will continue recycling through its 3d duality until the very last human decides to release it. In the meantime, everyone who is choosing to break free and clear of the old collective consciousness is ascending along with Gaia and expanding into our multidimensionality.

As a child I was fully aware of my multidimensionality. Like many of us, when we entered school, it was no longer acceptable to play with our “unseen” friends. So we stepped fully into the collective consciousness and blocked everything else out. At some point our soul says. . . beloved human, it’s time to wake up and remember all of who you are, because this is what we’ve come here to do in this lifetime.

At first our “unseen” world and all of our old friends begin to fade back into our awareness just beyond a self-placed veil. We know it’s there, present in dreamtime or obscure visions, where we’re able to interact with it beyond the constructs and limitations of the mind. Eventually we connect with our Inner Being and the collective consciousness no longer takes precedence in our lives. For awhile, we’re living a dualistic life attempting to find a balance between the two. At some point we learn to fully trust our Inner Being and it’s as if the two flip. What used to be dreamtime is attracted into our present energy field by our Inner Being and becomes our reality, no longer veiled from us. And the collective consciousness, that was our reality is seen as if through a veil. We know it’s there, but it no longer has an impact upon us and we’re no longer engaging with it unless we choose to do so.

All of this is an organic process that’s been woven into our DNA before we incarnated. As the vibration of the planet increases, new codons of DNA are activated and our consciousness expands. We naturally awaken to our multidimensionality and more of who we are. Each of us is experiencing this expansion in our own unique way with divine timing based on our soul’s passion and desire to know more of itself. It’s not something we can force, nor is it something we can block anymore. Either one of these attempts will only create unnecessary pain and tribulation in our lives. By simply releasing the old collective consciousness and allowing this innate process, it has the potential of unfolding with ease and grace along with Gaia.

Gaia’s advise to me has always been . . .
“Ride my waves of consciousness and keep your life pure and simple.”

Surf’s up BeLoveds, Consciousness is expanding, and the Sun is brightly shining!!!

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~Sharon Lyn Shepard~
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