Putting Perfectionism to Rest

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Do you recall those days when a paper was handed back to you in school with big red circles or checkmarks on your paper? You did your best, and yet it was not good enough. Or the day you brought your report card home all aglow because you had earned so many A’s. But your parent pointed out, that B could be an A as well. Try as you might, you were never able to please these people in your life. Why? Because they are perfectionists.

Indeed, there is great value in doing things well. However, doing things well is measured differently by different people. To the english grammar teacher, a missed comma deserved a bright red circle and the more particular the teacher, the bigger the circle. To the poet, a missed comma can be a purposeful emotional expression of enhancement.

Over the years, it’s natural to accumulate a plethora of emotional red circles doled out by teachers, parents, siblings, spouses, friends, and finger pointing by people we don’t even know. The more blatant these are from those we love, the more wounding they become. Eventually our decisions become colored by our desire to gain approval rather than being our authentic selves.

In most cases, the “red circle patrol” believe they are being helpful. In some cases they are, for it is through correcting our errors and education that we grow. But as with the comma, one person’s perception of perfection can be another person’s bane. In the environment of school, we expect corrections. Out in the world where we are living freely in our childlike innocence, those corrections can be what stifle our dreams and shut us down.

As a result our self worth goes down the toilet. Our time and energy is spent in attempting to gain other people’s love and approval. For example, if I’m in the store buying clothing. Instead of pleasing my authentic sense of style, I’m concerned how my spouse, daughter, or friends will react to my purchase. As a result, I’ve turned into someone else’s idea of how I should look and act.

Society and government have their own set of rules for what is or isn’t appropriate within the masses. Here, the game of duality has its own set of fear based red circles. Many of those red circles instill anger that gets thrown about like frisbees we either catch and toss back and forth, or have to duck.

Where do the red circle patrol get their ink pens? 
These red pens have been passed down from one generation to the next based on how they have been treated since childhood. They are wounded adults in search of love. In their attempt to perfect you, they are attempting to appear perfect and powerful because they feel unworthy themselves. They too have lost track of their own authentic self and their own self love.

I have had several red flags wave across my psyche these past few days. Perhaps it’s all the planets in retrograde asking for self review. Or perhaps, I have become aware of graduating to a new way of being.

I read a lot. I enjoy reading. With the advent of self publishing, books no longer go through a series of professional editors. As a result, I am constantly running across published errors. As a writer they stick out like a sore thumb and I stumble across the words with my judgement. Once I self published my own books, I realized how easily these errors can slip onto the page no matter how often I self edit.

When a reader contacts me to point out a publishing error, I go into immediate perfection mode. I abort what I am doing and jump to the manuscript to correct what I consider my imperfections. On occasion, I might also become irritated with those who are persistently pointing out flaws.

The last time this happened, I was involved in something far more important than correcting one simple word. Red flags began swishing in front of my face. All the old red circles in my life began to surface. In that moment, I realized the absurdity of my prior overreaction to judgment.

Instead of self judgment, I realized this was brought to my attention so I can gain clarity for what is truly important to ME. I have nothing to prove to anyone else. I have no need to be perfect. Not to others. Nor to a judgmental self.
What I realized in that moment is this:
Every time I engage in judgment (mine or someone else’s) if I stew about it or feel obliged to point it out to another, that judgment is stealing my own self joy. I realize that other’s life choices do not need to fit into my personal perception.

My rule of thumb: If someone asks for guidance, I freely share. Otherwise, how another chooses to live their life is none of my business. I do not appreciate others telling me how to live my life. Nor do I appreciate finger pointing from others. Therefore, I have no business interjecting the same on others because each person is on their own soul path.

I have learned to relax into life, leaving the mental muchacha of judgement behind. I now use discernment. For anything that offers joy in my personal growth, I make a correction and move on. Otherwise, I simply allow it to be.

I have put perfectionism to rest. I honor all the red circles that have created my strong life foundation and I have released those that never resonated with me. I am now experiencing life though the eyes of my GodSelf who knows not of judgment.

I have stepped into expressing as my sovereign and authentic self. For the writer in me, it’s free flow poetry, occasionally making up some of my own new words. For the musician, it’s improv. For the artist, it’s painting outside the lines. And the child in me is delighted!!!

There is so much Joy to be had in life and thereto I pledge ME my troth.
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~Sharon Lyn Shepard~
“Wisdom of the Inner Voice”

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Engaging the Imaginal Cells

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Once we withdraw from the constraints of the collective consciousness, dreamtime becomes a new playground for us. By sharing my most recent dreamtime with you, perhaps it will spark a new playground for you as well.

During my dreamtime:
I felt the need to move all the things off the coffee table in front of me to create a clear space. I gathered everything up and carried them out of the room. When I returned, the room was filled with people sitting on folding chairs. There wasn’t a chair for me, so I slipped into the back row and sat on the floor. My friend David was in the last chair and offered me a seat. I shook my head “no” because I was happy to be seated on the floor out of sight. There was a man at the front of the room projecting visuals on the front and side wall. While I was out of the room he had asked the group, “Who sees a dot surrounded by a box on the front wall?” Everyone had raised their hands. He had then asked, “Does anyone see anything on the side wall?” No one had raised their hands. Because this had happened before I entered the room, I wasn’t aware of it. The man then asked me, “What do you see on the front wall?” I said I see a black dot on a white wall. He then asked, “What do you see on the side wall?” I see a huge cell filling with new imaginal cells that continually expand and morph into new cells. And I am able to commune with All-That-IS via these cells allowing me new perceptions of all that surround me. The professor at the front then asked, “Does anyone else sees or feels this?” No one raised their hands. He explained, the main reason I was able to experience this is because I was not in the room when he asked if anyone saw the dot on the front wall. His suggestion locked their brains into seeing an enclosed dot. Whereas I had not been preprogrammed, therefore I was able to see the reality beyond the limitation.

As I came out of this lucid dream, I was aware that I was still in the dream, communing with this expanded cellular activity. My eyes remained closed as I laid in bed playing with this new sensation. When I eventually opened my eyes and crawled out of bed, I realized I am able to commune with All-That-Is within everything around me, just as I was doing with the cell. I’m sensing everything alive, even the table, the walls, the floor. Nothing is solid, unless I believe it to be so because someone had programed me to believe that via the collective consciousness. What fun it is to be living in a world that is this alive, this active, this responsive!

This is not a dream. This is our reality which has been stunted due to the beliefs of the collective consciousness. I recall living in this active reality as a child, until I was told otherwise. Perhaps you do too. And now, as we step out of the collective consciousness of duality and linearity, we are becoming aware of a whole new reality that is being created by our sovereign creativity.

This is not something we can force via the mind. It requires us to withdraw from what we have always thought to be true via the programing of the mind and simply allow the new to reveal itself. You wonder why you have been so sleepy lately, why everything you have always known is falling apart, why you feel empty and alone? This is the result of withdrawing from the collective consciousness. Allow the emptiness and the temporary loneliness to foster the space for your imaginal cells to emerge and create anew.

Do you choose a different life? A different reality? It’s as easy as allowing space for your imaginal cells to respond to your desires.
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~ Sharon Lyn Shepard ~
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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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Holiday Transitions

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Although Christmas is meant to be a time of Joy and Celebration, it can also imprison one in long-standing traditions and expectations. It can conjure the grief and pain from Christmas past. And it can embroil you in adding stress to an already stressful life. All at a time when your body is yearning to snuggle into a cocoon during the darkest season of the year.

I have spent many of the past years trying to “deal with” the mass consciousness of Christmas. Moving from America to Spain for a few years naturally removed me from the frenetic traditions of my own country. Once I returned, I discontinued doing the holiday things I no longer enjoy, albeit feeling guilty for not fulfilling what was expected of me by friends and family. For a few years I fully disengaged from Christmas and replaced it with celebrating Solstice by swathing the window sills with greenery and candlelight.

This year everything has shifted. When I “feel” into the holiday of Christmas I feel JOY! Since I have shed so many layers of my old self, this is a JOY bubbling from within me. I’m totally free of any obligations and no longer engaging with a false perception of holiday joy created by mass consciousness.

I now take every opportunity to Play with the JOY of life!!! This holiday season has me singing and dancing with holiday music, decorating with lots of candles and twinkle lights, eating decadent foods, and celebrating with “special” friends. Many of these friends are my beloved Fae who live in the forest. Their presence continues to remind us of the Joy and Magick of Life.

This is the difference I’m feeling with the holiday season this year.
I AM FREE!!! And I AM JOY!!

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~Sharon Lyn Shepard~
“Wisdom of the Inner Voice”
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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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Kindling the Transmogrify of Christmas

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Something is stirring deep inside me. I can feel the cycle returning to its origins. I’m feeling the arousal of childhood Joy bubbling up within me.

As a child, I lay wide-eyed in bed with my whole body tingling in anticipation for Christmas morning. I had just attended the midnight candlelight service processing down the isle singing my favorite carols with the junior choir, mesmerized by the flutter of candles and the twinkling lights strung with evergreen swags along the balconies. Whenever I need to draw upon a “feel good” memory, this is it! A frozen moment in time that has carried me through many depressing situations.

As I got older Christmas began to loose its sparkle for me. By the time I was an adult it became a frenetic time of the year burdened by gift buying, decorating and obligatory parties all adding to an already busy schedule as a working wife and mother.

In recent years the commercialism has become almost belligerent, intruding upon our lives before we’ve even hung up our Halloween costumes at the end of October. We’re inundated with tv commercials. Shelves are stocked with holiday paraphernalia and stores are jammed with shoppers banging into each other with their overstuffed carts. For many of us it has gotten to the point that we just want to tuck in and totally withdraw from the holiday.

I lived in rural Spain for a few years where Christmas is free of commercialism. There is no gift giving. They celebrate Christmas Eve with huge family dinners eating, drinking and cajoling for hours before they attend midnight mass. Christmas day is spent quietly, perhaps with a neighborhood paseo. The most enjoyable part of this holiday for me was the week before Christmas meandering through the neighborhood markets strung with lights. Spiced cider warmed over blazing fires was shared along with good cheer as we all shopped for the delectable ingredients for our celebratory meals while musicians entertained us with their unique renditions of carols.

When I returned from Spain I could no longer participate in the American blasphemy. Thus I decided to scratch Christmas off my personal calendar. I fulfilled the few obligatories for my immediate family and tossed the rest.

However, as relieved as I was to put all that hubbub behind me, there was something missing. So I replaced Christmas with the pagan celebration of the Winter Solstice, which resonates much more fully with me.

But this year, something is stirring deep inside me. As I was contemplating Christmases past the cycle of memories goes something like this. Perhaps you can relate?

Childhood: tingling with delight and anticipation
Teenager: disappointment with the loss of illusion
Young adult: frenetic overwhelm in keeping up with the Jones’s
Mid adult: disgust with the commercialism
Mature adult: tuning out as much as possible

And now, in my crone years, I can feel the cycle returning to its origins. I’m feeling the arousal of childhood Joy bubbling up within me saying, “Hey what happened to that ‘feel good’ moment of lying in bed tingling with Joy savoring the candlelight and carols.”

That’s when I realized it’s time to transmogrify Christmas!!!

Funny how that word came to me. It’s not a word I’ve ever used before but it’s the perfect word for what I’m feeling. Transmogrify is defined as: transformation, especially in a surprising or magical manner. What I realized is that it’s time to bring the Joy and Magick back into Christmas!

Thus weeks before it was time to buy my Thanksgiving turkey, I gave my child free reign. I trotted on down to our local Ace Hardware store to buy a shopping bag full of faerie lights and candles. (Woe is me who would never think of doing any Christmas shopping before Thanksgiving) I then walked around my resident forest with a pair of clippers gathering boughs of evergreens and pinecones.

Now the fun begins!!! Swathing windowsills and table tops with greens, faerie lights and candles. . . bells on the door knobs…. all instigated by my fae friends while singing my favorite carols with spiced cider bubbling on the stove.

As I’m writing this, surrounded by my self created Christmas magick, I have a smirky childish grin on my face, delighted to have unfrozen that “feel good” moment in time that has aroused the transmogrify of Christmas present. That moment of wide-eyed wonderment with my whole body tingling in anticipation has been woven into my daily life that will carry way beyond Christmas. The funny thing is, all the commercialism that used to bother me is still present, but I no longer notice it because my focus is elsewhere. It’s no longer bah humbug, it’s Joy to the World!

I have transmogrified Christmas and carried it into my everyday life!! Perhaps you would like to do so too, for life is brimming over with Joy awaiting our recognition.. . and our world is calling out for us to share it with others.

~Sharon Lyn Shepard~
“message from my inner wisdom”
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All aboard!!! First Class Seats on the Emotional Roller Coaster

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We’ve just experienced of one of the most intense months ever!!! Not just two but three eclipses during a mercury retrograde with numerous planetary alignments that are telling us… Life as we’ve known it is in the midst of change!

I was thinking about how emotionally unstable eclipses are for most people because most humans do not know how to deal with their emotions. We’ve had math classes, science classes, history classes and the like. But we’ve never had emotion classes. Duh… why not? We all have emotions and we’ve never been taught how to navigate them. 

Emotions are simply densified “feelings”, originally meant to serve as our intuitive navigation system aligned with our GodSelf to keep us from becoming stuck in the mires of duality. Side by side with the reptilian brain which served us well as cave men with it’s fight or flight response, but we’re not living in caves anymore. Over time these two separate emotional systems have blended together into a lethal cauldron of spell casting false illusions.

But our Divine Nature has reared her head and says, “Enough!! No more!!! No more illusions. It’s time to see the Truth.”

Thus we’ve been set up, big time!! Our current planetary injection of reality is intensifying our human emotions, projecting them bigger than life, so there is no way to ignore or escape them anymore. We’ve got to recognize and deal with them least we implode, personally and globally. The illusions are being stripped away and WE are what remains.

We stand here naked and stripped to the bone. There’s no where to hide. Not a comfortable place for most humans to be. But wait, we still have our bodies, we still have our bones. We haven’t been cast out, or dissolved into nothingness. We’re simply being unraveled and unwrapped to discover the core essence that resides in our bones, the foundational structure that is still standing tall.       

The Three Mislabeled Emotions

Emotions are what stimulate the endocrine hormonal system which influences nearly all cells, organs and functions of the human body. Do you really want your out of control emotions such as anger, fear, grief, sadness, and loneliness to be the controlling mechanism for your entire cellular structure? Because that’s what’s happening! No wonder there is so much disease and a dwindling of life force as we age.

Love, Peace and Joy are the backbones of your GodSelf that stand alone as the core essence of Who You Are. They are life-giving, omnipresent, omnipotent, and omniscient.   

Love
Love is the most misconstrued feeling of all. Humans have been struggling with this thing we call love for eons of time. On many levels love is experienced as an emotion, but true Love has its roots in the divinity of your Soul. Whereas the English language has only one word for love, the Greek language, along with many other languages, have multiple words for love. Eros for sexual passion, philia for friendship, ludus for playful love, agape for love of everyone, pragma for longstanding love, philautia for love of the self. The true essence of Love that’s  embedded in your bones is Divine Love as I’ve already spoken of in my blog “Crazy Love”. Once we’ve experienced Divine Love, we’re no longer insecure about love because we’re not dependent upon anyone else for love. We realize we’ve got more than enough Love for all of us, effortlessly sharing it with everyone because Love is Who We Are, not what we do.

Peace

Finding peace can be a challenge when our lives have been turned upside down through painful circumstances, or when the media is constantly throwing barbs at us. But attaining peace does not need to be a struggle. Divine Peace is a gift of grace. Yeshua/Jesus spoke of the “peace that passeth understanding”. This divine peace doesn’t have any requirements. It doesn’t attempt to elude chaos, empty the mind of its chatter, or delete our worry. It’s a divine safety net that will always catch you if you fall, bringing comfort to your weary body, mind and spirit. You can’t buy this peace, you can’t summon it. You can only surrender to the Peace that is already Who You Are.   

Joy

Our benevolent universe only knows Joy. Joy is the infinite momentum that flows from Source continually feeding the natural flow of life. It doesn’t adhere to struggle and hardship. And yet, the human often refrains from Joy because we think we are unworthy. Our Divinity says otherwise. Joy is not doled out in payment for our good deeds. Joy is the marrow in our bones that produces the blood cells that flow through our bodies as life itself. Our core essence is Joy. Without Joy, we die.    

The Perks of the First Class Seats

All three of these.. . . Love, Peace and Joy emanate from the grace of the Divine. They are the comfortable first class seats on the emotional roller coaster. They are our inner refuge. No matter how many emotional ups and downs you experience, they are always present to carrying you through. They are steadfast. They do not falter. They do not have ups and downs as you hurdle through your adventurous journey of life. They will cheer you on as you experience the thrills. They will embrace you when loneliness or sadness seeps in. They will guide and support you for the most advantageous outcome. Most importantly they will always reflect the True You, rather than the illusive emotions that waft in and out of your mind like storm clouds.

These first class seats are the foundational “Seat of the Soul” requiring you to live naked, raw and fully alive in an ever expanding multidimensional universe. In these seats, you are life itself, feeling more than ever, not less…. from the deepest despair to the most ecstatic joy.

As multidimensional beings emotions are no longer duality based. You’re able to experience simultaneous emotions, rather than either-or, right-wrong, good-bad. For instance feeling sad because something has come to an end while simultaneously feeling joyous for the freedom it allows you. There is no war between them, no guilt, no angst. Once we expand our consciousness we’re able to utilize our emotions as they were originally meant to be as our intuitive navigation system aligned with our GodSelf to keep us from becoming stuck in the mires of duality.

The roller coaster of life continues it’s spirals and loops through the omniverse. It doesn’t care which seat you choose. You can sit in the front or the back. You can choose a first class seat or be satisfied with whatever seat happens to be available. Only you can decide what kind of ride you desire.

First class seats of Love Peace and Joy on the emotional roller coaster are now available. The only price to be paid is your willingness to make a choice. Buckle up!!! We’re in for quite a ride!

~Sharon Lyn Shepard~
“message from my inner wisdom”
www.sharonlynshepard.com

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Initiating the Tribe of Joy-Beams

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I’m a WayShower, an Ascension Trailblazer, an Expander of Consciousness, call me what you like, it matters not, I’m not into labels. Who I know myself to be is a very ancient soul who came to this planet on “Mission Gaia” eons ago. I remember traversing the omniverse to arrive with a small group on the “eve of form”, spearheading a very gradual process that took many lifetimes to fully descend into the density of the third dimension.

Mission Gaia was dreamed into being to experience the gift of separation to learn about the creation of form and more fully know ourselves as the Divine who thrives on expansion and the flow of creation. During this process, we forgot who we are, which introduced a certain amount of distress, anguish and adversity.

Over the years many joined us along the way. Eventually we became so embroiled in the underworld of forgetfulness we have had to fight our way back to the light. At first we became Warriors of Light, wielding our swords to fight against that which appears to oppress us. Once our remembrance began to return we graduated to LightWorkers, working hard as healers or for causes to safeguard the planet and improve life for all of humanity. Some have branched off to become LightBearers, those who are consciously increasing the Love and Light for others to follow in their wake. Others have been working behind the scenes blazing trails into the unknown to create a new foundation from which to build upon and expand as the old crumbles away.

A few months ago a message from my Inner Being informed me that as of this September Equinox 2016 “Mission Gaia”, which began eons ago, is coming to a close, all contracts successfully complete.

Success!! Success!!! Success!!!!
Mission Gaia complete! What a celebration that inspired!!

Together with our “teams” of starbeings, ascended masters and angelics, we have raised the frequency of the planet to her original vibration, anchored a new crystalline grid, and transformed our physicality into crystalline LightBodies. Gaia has been anchored into her new trajectory on her way back Home to become a teaching planet for the entire omniverse and the honored “Hearth for the Universal Councils of Peace”. What a delightful Hearth that will be to gather around with all of our Star families sipping on our cosmic elixirs.

With the conclusion of Mission Gaia we are now being given new choices. Some will leave with bells on their toes because they are complete. Some will reincarnate to experience the New Earth as new seedlings. Some will hang around to facilitate the current transition with causes that are near and dear to their hearts. Some will step into a whole new playground of creation with their transformed physicality to wield these new energies like children filled with wonderment brandishing the nifty tool belts we’ve acquired over many lifetimes. The choice is a personal one and all choices are equally honored and valued. What does your soul want to experience? The options are infinite because we’ve died to the old and risen from the ashes as the Phoenix gliding into infinite new potentials.

Whoosh… if we knew then, what we know now would we have still signed up for this under-taking. I don’t know about you but my hand still would have been the first that shot up into the air to volunteer.

No doubt about it ascending has been a bit of a bear to endure, but I have to ask, when did ascension become a disease, riddled with symptoms? When did we become victims to the suffering of ascension? Isn’t that the old mentality? Just like everyone else, my old life has been disintegrated, home, marriage, career, friends, etc. I have experienced my share of pain, discomfort, fatigue and bouts of disorientation that have raised the bar on fear and anguish. And yet, there has always been an element of excitement and gratitude at the core because there is a reason we continue to endure.

As we’ve already learned during the dark ages, suffering can become a self-perpetuating cycle. Ascension is not self-perpetuating, it is expansion. In 3d linear time, things happen in a prescribed sequence. Now that we’ve gone beyond 3d, we’re living in a quantum world where everything is happening simultaneously. What that means for us is that alongside our aches and pains, self-love, compassion, peace and joy are equally present for us to draw upon. We get to choose. And the choices are infinite!!!

So. . . here we are Mission Gaia complete, sashaying around in our new LightBodies with new choices presenting themselves. What now?

When I sat down with my Soul team and asked what my new mission would be I was given one word 💕✨💕 JOY!! 💕✨💕

No instructions, no destination, no to do list, no goals. One simple word, JOY! I have already chosen to hang around to play with the unseen beings together with the seen, while maintaining a physical body. This has always been my dream and I’m already living it. Since Gaia has ascended and I’m hanging out with her, does that mean I’m an ascended master? I’ve no idea what an ascended master is supposed to look like or how to act. I’m told that’s exactly as it should be. A master creates in the moment. For me, that means creating with Joy because Joy is the hallmark for the New Earth.

Thus, I am fully committed to “Mission JOY” and the newly initiated “Tribe of JoyBeams”. If you are so inclined, I invite you to join the Tribe and accept Gaia’s invitation to live a life of JOY in whatever way you choose to do so to create anew and do it with JOY. Imagine a whole Tribe of JoyBeamers uplifting the world 💕✨💕
~Sharon Lyn Shepard~
“message from my inner wisdom”
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Are you a God or Goddess of Joy?

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I find it interesting that there are no Goddesses, Gods or Angels of Joy. Over the years I’ve called upon Mother Mary, the goddess of love, to support me in opening my heart. I’ve called upon Quan Yin, the goddess of compassion to facilitate my non-judgement. I’ve called upon Kali-ma, the goddess of destruction to assist me in letting go of the old. I’ve called upon Ganesh to amplify my abundance. And so the list goes on. . .

I’ve spent years doing all the heavy lifting with the support of all these wonderful Goddesses to uplift and enlighten me. So when I wanted to call upon a Goddess of Joy, I could not find one. I scanned all the religions and did not find a single Goddess of Joy. When I googled it there were a few goddesses with Joy piggy backing some other attribute, but there are none that hold that distinction alone.

What does that tell us about humanity?
I guess humanity just isn’t ready to embrace Joy.

My typical posts on facebook are always inspiriting and uplifting. I do that for myself as much as my facebook family. I see it as a way of creating the world around me as I choose to experience it. Inspiriting and Uplifting. A few weeks ago in response to someone asking if I never feel bad, I posted something on facebook about having experienced a couple rocky weeks. People were all over it, liking it and commenting like crazy. Way more so than my uplifting posts.

Today I posted something about bringing JOY to the forefront and very few people responded. When I scanned my fb newsfeed, I realized most are still embroiled in the struggle. I understand that. I’ve been there. And it took a lot of heavy lifting to dig out.

What I’ve learned from my experience is this. There are multiple shovels with which to do the digging. One of them is JOY. Something we’ve overlooked for far too long. So long I think that shovel got buried in the debris.

Joy is a sacred medicine, just as Love is. A smile, a snippet of humor or a shout of celebration for the simplest things can heal as quickly, if not more so, than a pat on the back that says, “I’m sorry for your loss.” Both are equally important. And yet we’ve not not added the Joy shovel to our bag of healing tools. Why is that?

I could go into a whole dissertation of old programing about how we have to suffer our way to heaven. Or how we have to work hard to gain anything in life. How suffering makes us stronger. That’s not the point of what I’m trying to convey. 

I am simply here to remind us that JOY is a Powerful path to embodying our Divinity. I often see God smiling at me with Joy in his/her heart. Is that not a sacred gift? It’s not one I choose to ignore. In fact it’s one I choose to bring to the forefront. Which is why I was searching for a Goddess of Joy to buddy up with.

After all that searching, it was the Fae that drew my attention. That’s where I always find JOY!!! The kinfolk of nature know all about Joy. It’s all they know. Their music and dance, their playfulness, their magick, and their innocent wonderment. There’s a whole realm of Joy that humanity has yet to acknowledge. And they are holding the space for us to step into what we are calling new earth. But is it new, or are we just remembering the Joy of Life?

We have multiple deities for Love, Healing, Peace, Abundance, etc, etc., so….. why do we never hear about the Goddess or God of JOY? Why is no one talking about her or him? Perhaps that’s what’s being asked of us, to be the God/Goddesses of JOY incarnate!

It’s time we bring JOY to the forefront and I’m blazing the trail. . .
I’ve just donned my Crown of Joy
How about you?

Just think about it…
As we each don our Crowns of Joy, for the very first time on planet earth we will have Gods and Goddesses of Joy¸¸.•*¨*☆

~Sharon Lyn Shepard~
“message from my inner wisdom”
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Ditching the Rules

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We’ve grown so accustomed to living within the boundaries of rules we can’t imagine living without then. And yet… as children we were constantly pushing against the rules because we knew ourselves as free beings who create life in the moment, free of the human constructed boxes attempting to contain us. Remember those days? Digging in your feet as a two year old expressing your emphatic “NO”.

That, my friends, is where we are once again!
It’s time to say “NO”, I don’t fit into your man made boxes and rules, I never did, and now I’m jumping ship to fly freely.

For the past few years the vibration of the planet has been increasing. . . and human consciousness has been expanding along with it, moving us beyond the constructs of the old regime that no longer works for us. I have felt the hands of Love and Compassion reaching deep down into our unconsciousness lifting all that no longer serves us to the surface to awaken us to who we truly are. I admit, it has been a rough ride over hill and dale facing the dragons to free ourselves from the perceived constraints of humanity. But hear ye, as soon as we stop judging the dragons they are put to rest if we allow them to be so.

We have shifted into the quantum where the old rules no longer exist. Have you noticed how things are not working the way they used to? Have you noticed how unstable the energies are with emotions bouncing off the walls hitting you in the face unless you’ve learned to duck? As difficult as these changes may seem to our adult selves, our inner child is doing the happy dance, happy to ditch the rules it never adhered to.

The difficult part is stepping away from the old ways of doing things, to trust your Inner Knowing which has been abandoned for so very long. But once you step away from the old imprisonment you will realize the life of ease and grace that awaits you. For the Universe only knows benevolence and is showering it down upon you in every moment. Go ahead…. stretch your arms out to your sides, take a deep breath and feel all the goodness that’s raining down upon you, all the goodness that’s bubbling up from inside you. It’s not looking for a box to be swept into for future use. In fact, it can’t be contained because it’s as illusive as fairy dust until you acknowledge it and dance with it’s ever flowing song of joy.

It is with the innocence and playfulness of a child that we navigate the quantum fields, building our dreams in the moment and allowing them to fade once they no longer hold our attention. We are once again building sand castles and allowing the tides to wash them away with impermanence. And yet, there is never any loss because there is always something new to create, something new to experience. There is no need for maintenance, nor time spent trying to shore up the walls to keep out predators. There is only joy in the moment of creating, joy in the moment of playing, joy in the moment of allowing life to show you its innate glory.

So, I ask you? 
Do you really want to continue renovating and shoring ups the old life by adding more and more laws and rules, building more walls of protection? Or can you simply kick off your shoes and walk the beach wiggling your toes in the sand just like you did when you were 2 years old? Can you say “NO” to the world that’s snapping at your heels to draw you into it’s old dramas? Can you laugh with the winds of change and trust the Universe with the innocence of a child again? Are you willing to ditch the rules and allow life to present itself in its ever expanding magnificence?

Go ahead!!! Give it a try! Ditch the rules and take a chance on life as it has always meant to be, infinite and free!

~Sharon Lyn Shepard~
“message from my inner wisdom”
www.sharonlynshepard.com

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