The Mind’s Role in our New Reality

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From a very young age we’ve been taught to “make a plan” for our lives. From a project or business standpoint that often entails outlines, proposals, and so much more. All before we even begin the project and call in our creativity. 

How often I’ve followed the rules, made the plan, created the outline, and then. . . when I began the creative process it all blew up on my face. Pretty early on I realized I should be calling in my creative self BEFORE making the plan. Thus, things began to flow more easily. 

Until recently when I began publishing my current manuscript. It’s been a HUGE learning curve for me!!!  Adhering to all the template and formatting rules Amazon requires before I push the “Go” button to upload my precious words.  

I spent a full week in KDP University (Amazon’s school of publishing), reading text, watching videos and webinars, making notes, and literally overwhelming my brain. But once I got into the flow, I began enjoying the process of manuscript formatting. 

Next I had to write and include all the “front” and “back” matter. The description, introduction, biography, back cover info, etc, all the stuff your readers want to know about you and the book. 

Sitting down at the computer to write all this “stuff” was the biggest writers block I’ve ever experienced! So I left it and walked away from the computer. During the day, I grabbed whatever was at hand to write things down as the inspiration flowed throughout my daily activities. What I ended up with was a mishmash of e-files, yellow tablets with scribbled phrases, and sticky notes scattered everywhere!!

This morning I finally sat down and created an outline based on Amazon’s requirements. Now all my creative inspiration had a place to land!! The resulting experience was like a magnet effortlessly pulling all those snippets into Divine Order. Instead of writers block and overwhelm it became a joyful dance and fulfillment of my Soul’s passion.

When I finally closed the lid on my laptop with a sumptuous smile on my face I realized I am creating in a whole new way!! 

Instead of engaging the mind and allowing it to strangle my creative flow with a linear plan or outline, I waited to invite it into the process AFTER I had drawn upon all the infinite potentials in my creative field. With all this creative material swirling within my energy field, I was able to call it into divine order with ease and grace. 

As I was lingering in bed this morning I realized I no longer feel a separation between my spiritual self and my human mind. Reviewing the past two weeks since my introduction to publishing, I am experiencing a delightful integration of many aspects of myself. My spiritual self has brought forth abundant words of wisdom. The storyteller in me has written an engaging narrative. My creative self has fashioned lovely book covers. And what I call my Saturn self, is articulate, detail oriented, and an exemplary organizer pulling it all together. Although there are times the publishing process feels tedious my Fae aspect reminds me, this is my my playground and the JOY is always present. 

Thus, the mind’s role in our new reality is finding a new balance with the wisdom of all  the other aspects of ourselves  There is a new found freedom. And JOY is at its core!! 

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~Sharon Lyn Shepard~
“Wisdom of the Inner Voice”
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Who are the Wisdom Keepers?

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There is a question that continues to cycle back around to me and until recently I was unable to resolve it. That question is: How does the Ancient Wisdom fit into humanity’s shift in consciousness?

I have recently watched, the movie series “Time of the Sixth Sun”, the feature movie along with all it’s 8 additional episodes. This movie has done an extraordinary job of interviewing Wisdom Keepers from all over the world from different cultures, with different perceptions, and different practices.

Over the years, I have had the benefit and honor of spending time with quite a few of the shaman and teachers in this movie, as well as others who remain nameless. I have interacted with their ceremonies, listened to their teachings, spent time on their land, and been blessed by them. Each one has added to my foundation of Wisdom.

And yet, after all these experiences, it has never felt like it was enough for me. So often I feel I have gone beyond the ancient teachings and practices because they are too limiting for me.

So Who are the Wisdom Keepers?
And what part are they playing in humanity’s shift in consciousness?
After watching this film I have come to this conclusion.

We are all Wisdom keepers.
It matters not what race, culture, or age we are. What matters is how conscious we are. What matters is that we remember who we truly are as the Divine.

I sense the Indigenous Tribal Elders have been passing down the wisdom and traditions of the Ancient Ones from the beginning of time. It has been their job to hold our foundation in place until humanity is ready to go beyond it. Through their strength, courage, and dedication they have managed to maintain their connection between earth and the Great Spirit. They recognize the importance and honor “all relations” which include all sentient beings including the animals, plants, and the earth herself. They honor the balance of the elements of fire, earth, air and water, knowing as humans we need these elements to survive. They honor each person, treat them with kindness, and support their growth and expansion. This is basic foundational Wisdom.

The ancient prophecies predict the shift in consciousness we are currently experiencing. Although this foundational wisdom is vitally important, wisdom is not static. We are constantly accumulating more wisdom. With each experience, our soul is distilling our experience into wisdom beyond the stories we, as humans, tell ourselves. Therefore, the wisdom we have to draw upon is constantly growing and expanding as individuals as well as a collective.

Once we become consciousness enough to remember Who we truly Are, we are operating from the foundational wisdom as well as our own personal wisdom. For are we not all unique sovereign beings in our own right?

I have met elders as well as children that I consider to be Wisdom Keepers. I have leaned from the many. Whereas, elders have the advantage of having a multitude of experiences to draw upon for their wisdom. Children carry the innocence of wisdom without having been indoctrinated into the limitations of society. As they say, “Out of the mouth of babes”.

As many of you have noticed our youthful generation is expressing their wisdom through new innovations to assist in cleaning up the mess humanity has made of our planet. For if humanity continues on its current path there will be nothing left for them. Survival has a way of waking people up to realize their own Divinity and their own Wisdom. I pray this awakening does not include more suffering.

I give thanks to all the Wisdom Keepers, the indigenous peoples, the elders, the children, and you and I, all of whom are in service to humanity and the earth, each in our own unique way.

For more information about the movie “Time of the Sixth Sun”
https://www.timeofthesixthsun.com

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~Sharon Lyn Shepard~
“Wisdom of the Inner Voice”
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Dissolution of Creation

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After having already released so much in my life, I am often surprised at what continues to reveal itself in need of letting go. I have let go of homes, people, careers, things, habits, beliefs, old stories, and most importantly old emotional wounds.

Like so many of us, this became an unceasing project of inner work. After years I grew tired of working at it. I realized there must be a more simple way. As a result, I have ceased making my “self” a project and chosen to live life in the present moment as it presents itself. I am delighted to say my life has become much more simple, enjoyable, and free flowing because of the inner work I have done. But more so ,because of my change in perception. Bravo to me and to all of us who are beginning to experience life in a whole new way.

And yet, there are moments when I get one of those palm head slaps of recognition for something formerly unnoticed that creeps in and temporarily throws me off kilter. Often a few deep breaths and I’m back in the flow. Other times the gerbil wheel spins for a few days before I’m able to jump off into the awareness of infinite potentials once again.

I have recently been editing a book I wrote 10 years ago. It’s been sitting in the wings waiting to be published but the impetus to do so has not spurred me to do so. Partly because I wasn’t ready to go public with it, nor did I feel like the world was ready to receive it.

I have thoroughly enjoyed re-reading the words I wrote so many years ago. This book is the story of my journey of awakening via my relationship with the Black Madonna. Most people do not realize the Black Madonna is actually the Womb of Creation. She who reveals herself in so many different aspects such as Mother Mary, Magdalyn, Quan Yin, Isis, Hathor, Gaia, and most importantly Kali (not the most sought after of her aspects).

I have come to revere Kali as one of her most important aspects because she has taught me the most significant lesson about creation. I have finally come to realize the natural flow of life is a constant cycle of birth, dissolution, and rebirth. When we attempt to hold onto to people, things, beliefs, stories, or our old way of being we are stunting the flow of creation. This is what creates the disease and trauma in our lives. Stunted creation!

Nothing is meant to be static. Life continues to flow in constant change, evolution, and creation. Life is continually creating and dissolving.

With this new awareness it allows everything to be new in every moment!!!
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~Sharon Lyn Shepard~
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Formless Creation

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While sitting quietly in the pre-dawn morning, I was observing the subtle rippling energies within and around me. At some point, I noticed the soft iridescent petals of a flower drawing together to form a rose. This rose was not opening from a bud as we are accustomed. The petals were drawing themselves together to form itself from the essence of the unseen. I watched with fascination as the rose came into form, undulated for awhile, and then dissolved back into the primordial source of creation.

The beauty of this moment held my attention with a new appreciation of creation. A huge smile of awareness spread across my face. Every cell within me lit up with this new realization. Creation does not need to follow a linear pattern, from seed to manifestation to death. Free of the time/space continuum, it has the ability to draw to itself that which it desires to experience without the need to maintain form. Creation is alive and constantly thriving whether we see it or not. Life exists whether it is in form, or formless.

I realized how intent humans are on the result rather than the miraculous process of creation. How we only value form despite the fact that most of creation does not have, nor maintain form. It is only the human perspective that holds form in place. The purity of our consciousness does not require form. Indeed we enjoy playing with form, but it is not a requirement of life.

I could share more words with my creative musings, but that will only take us more deeply into the human’s need to mentally understand that which exists beyond understanding. Instead, I leave you with this question:

How much life experience are we missing by only focusing on form and how much more can we allow?
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I AM Creation

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I have read so many comments from people who are having trouble focusing. There are complaints of blurred vision, dizziness, memory loss, headaches, long bouts of sleep, or inability to sleep. The list goes on and on. . .

If you are having difficulty focusing in your daily life, perhaps this is something you may want to consider. I have noticed, when I go into meditation these days, it’s not the usual quiet space I’m accustomed to experiencing. Instead, I’m sensing a lot of activity as many of us are creating in other realms, while floating free of the constructs of the human mind. Therefore, we’re experiencing a sense of being unplugged from our brains.

On these blurry days I allow my mind to rest. I spend time in nature, nap, listen to music, putter in the kitchen, or engage in any playful activity that disengages the mind’s need to understand and control everything.

The human mind is programmed to understand our humanness based on past experience, projecting that into the future. It is not programed to go beyond what it already knows. Which only allows us to rearrange what we already have and know, rather than the pure creation which draws upon new potentials and raw energy.
I awoke a few days ago with a new realization of soul embodiment, something I’ve always known as my Truth but could never quite wrap my mind around, and rightfully so. For how can you “mind” yourself into something that is beyond the mind.

Instead of engaging with my day, I took a deep breath and allowed my whole body to relax into this expanded consciousness. I felt the transformation of my DNA and all my cells aligning with “the Truth of my physicality” as the embodiment of IAM/Source Energy. I breathed deeply with all my cells and rested in the sublime joy of it.

This is the origin of true Creation!!
It’s not outside us somewhere. It’s happening within us in each and every moment. This morning I can feel my cells singing a new song of Creation from the point of IAM/Source rather than the point of my humanness. I finally realize how easily we create from the ineffable I AM, rather than setting mental human intentions (which have never resonated with me).

Engaging conversations between the human and the soul allows the human to voice our needs and desires. The soul then distills those desires and initiates the process of creation from the origin of the I AM, rather than the paltry desires of the human. Intentions differ when initiated with the soul rather than from the human because they are free of any interference from the mind, the collective, timelines, or duality. Pure creation transpires with all energy in service to me, rather than my need to control or manipulate energy with which to create.

I now see and experience the beauty of creation from this point of consciousness and relax into allowing my creations without any need to interfere. It also allows me to live the “future now” because my dreams are no longer out there in the distance. They are here within me, for I AM Creation.

As Einstein so aptly said, “We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.” Imagine what magic can happen when we to go beyond our human thinking, old brain patterns and programing to realize the totality of who and what we are. I AM Source. I AM Creation.
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~Sharon Lyn Shepard~
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The Magic of Choosing our Point of Consciousness

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What is our reality?
A question that keeps cycling around, both in the spiritual and scientific community. Everyone is attempting to corral reality. That’s what the human mind does. It tries to categorize everything into its antiquated file drawers of physicality. And if that doesn’t work, science creates a “new theory” file and sets up tests to validate it.

The spiritual community is aware reality isn’t what it used to. They too are attempting to expand upon the old reality. So, some channeled entity says, “Hey, let’s add another dimension and define that.” How many more dimensions and chakras have we added in the past few years? And yet, this is still the mind at play, albeit in a more expanded version.   

There is only one way to go beyond the human mind, and that is by “experiencing” life in the present moment. For the mind can only function in timelines of past and future. When you are fully present, you debunk the human mind. It’s no longer “bunking” within you and you are free to be fully awake and aware.  

 Everything is vibration and the human mind has frozen our physical reality into place. When we go beyond the mind by being fully present, only the things that are relevant in the moment via our point of consciousness are present with/for us and that which we do not need in the present moment disappears.

This is what many refer to as miracles or magic. When we shift our point of consciousness, infinite potentials become relevant and available. This is what is referred to as creating our own reality. It’s not about thinking something into reality. It’s about choosing a new point of consciousness where all the potentials are there for our choosing. Potentials beyond anything our mind could possibly imagine!! 

Shifting our point of consciousness is all it takes to change our reality. You can read more about this on my blog Multi-Dimensional Resolution .  The more often we function beyond the human mind, the more insubstantial our old world feels to us. And then, my Beloveds, what we used to call magic becomes our way of being in the world.
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Hello Passion!!!

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Last evening I was feeling so lost and bored with my life. I realize letting go of my old human persona is a big part of this. That I have no difficulty with. What I do have difficulty with is the boredom. It’s not so much that I need something to “do”. It’s that I have no passion for life. I can’t say I’m depressed, the human aspect of me would think that. Actually, I have an inner peace and contentment. Nor am I experiencing the drama and difficulties many others are right now. Thus the boredom. However, I know there is more to life than this and I want to participate in a much deeper way. What is this new way? My old passion seems to have disappeared and I want to find my new passion. Thus I did what I usually do when I’m feeling this unsettled. I went to bed with the intention of going very deep, asking, “Where are you Passion? Show yourself to me.”

Ask and it is given. I sensed a new energy flooding my dreamtime last night. It carries a sweet essence of…. softness and gentleness. I can feel its potency, how it permeates all of life. I feel its passionate nature and strong desire to birth things from within itself. Once I became aware of it I began to feel its infinite energy creating of its own accord with new creations mushrooming out simply by my desire to experience the vibrancy and depth of life. I’m feeling this flow of energy as our infinite abundance and our new foundation upon which to build. I spent the rest of the night floating in this new energy, observing it, and participating with it.

Upon awakening in the morning, I realized my passion did show itself to me just as I requested. Funny thing is that I have been asking and it has been here all along, at least in the form of ease and grace. But I have not noticed it because I have been looking for the old form of passion. I have been accustomed to my passion being strong and fiery. A very masculine form of passion. That aspect of passion was necessary for a human to overcome all the programing that holds us back. We had to fight our way out of the old belief systems of the need to work hard and struggle to attain any success.

Whereas the passion of the Soul is soft and gentle, much more of a feminine nature. It’s been here all along in the background, but I’ve not noticed it. I’ve not tapped into it. Just as the feminine womb is always awaiting a new seed to nurture and give birth, I feel this new essence of infinite passion bubbling in the background, quietly awaiting me to give voice to my desires.

I remember many years ago when someone asked me what my passion is, I thought about it for a few moments and couldn’t come up with only one thing. In my quest to experience the most out of life, I have moved through so many different passions. My answer was. . . “My passion is whatever I’m doing in the moment.” So I guess I’ve known this about passion for a long time but continued to define it the way society does, with all the fire and bling. When my enthusiasm to “do” any of the things normally associated with passion disappeared, life felt flat and boring.

Now that I’ve called upon my innate flow of passion I can feel the strength of it, the potency of it. I realize I birthed so much last night in my dreamtime after I had called upon it. I can not put words to those things quite yet, only that I’m aware of them in my energy field as they begin to take form.

Hello Passion!!! I see you, I feel you. I know you. I’m now living in a more expanded awareness of ease and grace. I feel the depth of life and I’m excited to be interacting with it in a more intimate way. I feel at peace, integrated with the passion of my Soul. . . soft, gentle, here and now.
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Sharon Lyn Shepard~
“message from my inner wisdom”
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