The Joy of Death

Art by Jan Burgess

While rooting around looking for something in one of my desk drawers, I came across a folder of accumulated notes. I don’t remember what I was looking for. It was the result of the looking that struck my fancy.

I opened the folder and began shuffling through the bits and pieces of paper. Some were paper clipped together, others were stuck in there haphazardly, without any specific order. The more I read, the more I realized they were notes from my past life.

I say past life because nothing I read pertained to life as I am now living. Most were spiritual notes, affirmations or bits of journaling. There were a few sketchy business plans. And the notes from a teleconference I had taken. This folder held the notes of where I’ve come from, my past life while still living in this physical body.

A huge grin spread across my face with the realization that I am no longer living a life that needs lists, notes, affirmations and business plans. That was my past life. In my current life I am living in the moment. I Am the creator of this life rather than the victim of it. In this life I am no longer a spiritual seeker, for I am aligned with Source. In this life I trust my Inner Guidance without the need to search for opinions from others. In this life I am a Sovereign being making heart choices free of any perceived obligations. In this life I realize energy is in service to me, I am no longer attempting to control it or direct it, I can simply choose it.

I didn’t need to read every piece of paper, for I knew there was nothing of value in this folder anymore. Instead I created a small fire pit with some kindling out in my garden. One by one I fed the bits and pieces from that lifetime into the fire. Once the last spark was gone I covered it with dirt and returned it to the earth. From earth you are born, to earth you return.

I then went back inside and opened my clothes closet. There hung the costumes of a persona that no longer exists. These were all bagged up and carried out to the charity shop. A bathroom drawer with makeup that hasn’t been touched in years all cleared out, thrown into the trash. Last of all I returned to my desk and filled the trash can with old files that belonged to she who has passed on. She who knows who She is without the need for diplomas, certificates, records and validation.

Death can be a sweet thing when we realize it doesn’t really exist. We do not die, we simply transform, evolve and continue to expand our consciousness. How many past lives have I already lived in this one? Too many to count. The difference is that I was never conscious of dying to the old and transforming into the new. This time I Am fully conscious of putting a past life to rest with ease and grace. The best part about this was that none of this was on my “to do” list. I did not angst over clearing out my closet or my desk drawers. When it was time I simply stepped out of one life into another and released the old manifestations thereof. There was no struggle. There was no mourning. It was an act of Joy!

~Sharon Lyn Shepard~
“message from my inner wisdom”
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gratitude to the artist Jan Burgess

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Ascension’s trek up Golgotha

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Each and every foot step of our journey to ascension has brought us closer to the crest of Golgotha where Yeshua was crucified and arose three days later as the resurrected Christ.

Golgotha, translated as “place of the skull”, is where we are being asked to surrender our human mind to that of our Christ Consciousness. This is not a crucifixion as in ancient times. For our mind has an honored place in our enlightenment. However, with ascension the mind is no longer the one in control. Instead it is being called into service to our Christ Consciousness.

This trek up the hill of Golgotha has been a very long journey, carrying the burden of the cross of humanity upon our backs over many lifetimes. Each and every step has required the shedding of another layer of who we thought we were, bringing us ever closer to our enlightenment.

Some of us are now standing on the crest of Golgotha for whom the journey has come to an end. We have arrived. Having laid our heavy burdens down, we stand upon the crown of the skull looking out across the horizon of a new landscape as the Christed Ones.

There are many who have not yet begun the trek up Golgotha, perhaps they never will. And there are those who are still in the process of climbing. Those of us who now stand tall upon the crest of the mountain are the way showers who have forged the footsteps that so many are now stepping into on their personal journey. It is not up to us to pick up their crosses and carry them. For each soul has its own unique purpose here on earth to be honored as sacred.

This is it, Beloveds! 
As we gaze across the horizon we realize the arduous part of our journey has reached its culmination. It’s time to massage our blistered feet and dust off our time worn clothes. We have been transformed. As Christed beings having endured the alchemical process of becoming a LightBody in physical form, we are no longer dependent upon outside resources to survive. As divine humans the eternal Source flows thorough our veins as sovereign beings.

What does this mean for us now?
Our roles have changed. No longer absorbed in the process of ascension, we are free to pursue that which makes our hearts sing as the creators of a New Earth. The innate knowing of who we truly are has been the passion that has continued to carry us through all the tribulations of many lifetimes. This passion to live life fully as Christed beings has finally bubbled to the surface where it awaits our command.

We are as children with a whole new multidimensional playground with which to play and create. Our human mind has been freed of old constructs and there are no limitations to what we can create. New worlds are being birthed via our infinite imagination. And when the others reach the top, in their own divine timing, we will have created a most beautiful place to land with exquisite vistas in all directions with an open hearted invitation to join us.

~Sharon Lyn Shepard~
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Multi-dimensional Resolution

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Years ago my daughter and I were deciding where to meet for breakfast. After offering several choices, she said, “Mom, people don’t like to have so many choices. It confuses them. They like to choose between A or B. That’s enough.” At the time, I thought, “Oh how strange. Why not have lots of choices?”

Looking back on it I realize I’ve always been a multidimensional being, experiencing multiple choices rather than living within the limited constructs of duality’s either/or. I’ve never perceived life choices as right or wrong. I’ve always branched out to consider…. if this isn’t working for me, how about trying something different? From my perspective, there are always more choices.

Somewhere along the line, I realized she’s right. Too many choices often confuse people. The human mind will instantaneously engage each choice in a separate gerbil wheel without the ability to connect them or settle upon one in particular, thus creating a three ring circus within themselves without resolution. Humans are accustomed to living concrete lives with one right answer, one right belief or one right approach. Everything else is considered wrong. But I have to ask, “Right for who?” What’s right for you may not be right for me. That’s when my mind jumps to choice C, perhaps a compromise or something completely out of the box.

Although I have been living multidimensionally to a large degree, I have also been living linearly. I usually consider the multiple choices and put them in a linear sequence. Although that has been working well for me most of my life, something has changed. We are no longer living in the energies of a 3d linear duality. Planet earth has moved into a new space in the universe where the foundational energies have expanded into a quantum field of reality. Linear time/space is no longer being supported in the way it had been.

What’s Different?
Instead of stacking things in a linear sequence, I realize I am the center of my energy field with infinite potentials floating around me. Once I make a choice, all the resonating potentials and supportive energies gravitate toward that particular choice like a magnet. Voila! All is in divine order and I simply need to be present in the here and now to step into it.

Unless . . .
the mind short-circuits it by attempting to make sense of it all. The human mind, with probability as the operative, has never been programed to function efficiently in a quantum field of infinite possibilities rather than a predetermined probability.

When I first became conscious of living in the quantum field, my mind was so confused I lost my ability to make any choices. I was no longer logged into the rational mind, nor was I proficient at “allowing” and “trusting” the gravity of my own innate knowing. Therefore I muddled both processes which left me in no man’s land. During this period of time I have never felt so lost in the drift of life and yet life continued to carry me forward of its own accord.

Finally . . .
by practicing a newly minted perception, I’m able to catch myself and withdraw whenever something’s not working. That brief pause is enough to break my mind free of the old programing, giving it ample space for my innate gravity to draw what it needs to me. Sometimes a pause with a deep breath is enough. Other times I need to divert my attention to something that feeds my soul, like a little sky gazing or a walk in nature, before I return to the original project having given it ample space to reorganize itself. There’s a reason we call this being “spacey”, because our mind goes blank, making space for more of who we are to be present. When I sit gazing into nature, it often feels like there’s another being inside me enjoying the sensuality of living on this planet. This is my multidimensional creator being, present with me in the here and now.

Our whole world is a changin’. . .
The frequency of our planet has expanded to include new bandwidths. We are becoming multi-dimensional humans, no longer living as solo instruments. We’re being introduced to a whole orchestra of percussion, woodwinds, strings, and horns. We are becoming the conductors of infinite choices. At times we may feel unprepared for this shift in consciousness,confused by so many choices or feeling like victims without any choices at all. And yet, at the very core of each of us, there is an innate harmony that brings it all to resolution if we allow it to find it’s own way rather than force our human mental agendas upon it. There is new music in the omniverse and we are the expressions of it.

This, my friends, is what we’ve always called magic or miracles. When in reality, this is the organic way of life throughout the omniverse. We’ve just gotten a little side tracked along our limited path of humanness. As we realign with the core of our divinity, infinite new creative potentials continually appear. The more our consciousness expands the more multi-dimensional resolution, magic and miracles will abound!!!

~Sharon Lyn Shepard~
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Restoration of Sacred Sexuality and the Temples of Isis

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One of the things I find most disturbing right now is our sacred sexuality being diminished and splattered all over the media. It’s been escalating over the years as companies exploit sex to sell their products. But the blatant disrespect our current commander-in-chief has demonstrated toward women has brought it to the forefront and it can no longer be ignored.

I’m not here to rail about our present day atrocities. There are more than enough voices doing that. I am here to introduce the healing of this wound by taking us back in time to re-member and re-store the ancient teachings of sexuality from within the original Temple of Isis, where I recall a lifetime as a High Priestesses.

I now invite you into the most revered of all temples of ancient times, the Temple of Isis. According to Isis and the Black Madonna, sexual energy is sacred. It is the blood flow of the Divine Mother, be it in nature, through the lay lines of the earth, or that which flows through our physical bodies whether you be male or female.

The Temple of Isis is where the High Priestesses were originally trained to utilize the pure sexual energies of the Divine Mother as nurturance for all physicality. The High Priestesses of Isis honored the sacredness of sexual energy by initiating, engaging, enjoying and utilizing sexual energy in multiple practices and rituals.

The most potent practice was the simple pleasuring of the human body to go deeply into sensuality. This is an intimate way of communicating with the Divine Mother within, who is available to each of us. The most exalted teaching of the sexual energies was the awakening and raising of the kundalini, the twin serpents of the feminine and masculine, seeking union with the Divine. Sexual energy was stimulated to spark the fire to awaken the kundalini. This fire was then breathed upward spiraling through all the chakras of the body, through the portal of the crown chakra to unify with the Divine. This union stimulates the release of the elixirs of life. Modern science has referred to this primary hormone as oxytocin, commonly known as the love hormone. This hormone, which is the nurturance of regeneration, then descends throughout the body bathing all the cells with this elixir of life to return to the root chakra while activating the totality of the DNA which is in constant communication with the Divine.

This practice has totally vanished from our present day sexual experiences which are focused on the culmination of orgasm and ejaculation. Our current bodies have become programed to escalate the sexual energies to the point of an explosion and release, throwing these energies “from” the body, squandering rather than utilizing these potent energies which were originally intended for reproduction, not only for procreation but for the constant regeneration of all the cells of our body. Thus our current bodies are on a downward spiraling path of degeneration rather than regeneration. As a result, many strands of our DNA have become inactive, no longer in communication with our original Divine blueprint.

Although there are some tantric practices that emulate this practice, they are a mere fragment of the origin of this practice. In order to reawaken and reactivate our original sexual pathway one must love and honor one’s body. It is the loving stimulation of all the cells of the body, not just the sexual organs that activates the true spark of kundalini. Instead of fixating on orgasm, one savors the pleasuring of the human body, activating all the cells to be in the receptive mode to receive the elixirs as they descend through the body. Although orgasm can be a part of this practice, it is not an explosive action. It is a savoring, a sacred union with the Divine in body soul and spirit. It is true “love making” for it proliferates the Love of the Divine. And thus we embody the Divine, unifying us with All That Is through our multidimensional DNA.

The High Priestesses of Isis were a sect of women who bore the purity of our original crystalline encoded DNA. These women were housed in the Temple of Isis and taught the sexual mysteries in order to maintain the purity of them. However, these High Priestesses recognized young women who carried the ancient light codes and invited them to train as a particular sect of priestesses who in turn instructed the lay people how to use sexual energy as a practice in their daily lives.

All women were instructed in these sexual practices as well as the intricacies of procreation, pregnancy and birthing children. They were also advised how to connect with our Mother Earth. They adhered to the cycles of the moon by pouring their menstrual blood into the earth to fertilize her crops. Pregnant women were brought to the temple to birth their children and tended by the priestesses. Each newborn infant was loved and honored with a naming ceremony to anchor their spirit into the body before they returned home to mingle with the general population.

At the time of adolescence, both girls and boys were brought to their respective areas of the temple for their “raising”, which was in fact the raising of their sexual energies.

Girls were brought to the temple at the time of their first menstruation. They were tutored in how their bodies function to safely birth children and how to honor the earth with their menstrual blood. In addition, they were initiated into the mysteries of their feminine bodies, ministered to by the priestesses in sacred sexual ritual. After their bodies were cleansed and purified with spring water, they were anointed with sacred oils initiating physical pleasure to discover the sensory depths of their bodies. They were subsequently stimulated to spark their sexual energies to awaken their kundalini. The seal of their hyman was then pierced with a crystal wand to allow the rising of their kundalini through all the chakras of the body and through the portal of the crown chakra, before descending back down to the root chakra after bathing all the cells in their body with this divine elixir of love. This was practiced by all women throughout the remainder of their lives.

Boys were also brought to their respective place in the temple at a similar age to initiate the raising of their kundalini in the same manner. They were taught how to pleasure a woman as well as their own physical bodies. It was important that a boy get in touch with his divine feminine energy to maintain balance before he went out into the world of men. The rising of the kundalini was considered necessary at the point of conception so the seed would take root within the womb with the highest frequency possible to continue to evolve and expand the human race. It was also important that men learn to honor and respect the place women hold as mothers and nurturers of the community.

golden-isisWith the passage of time the patriarchal religions not only forbid these practices, they equated them to prostitution. As a result women took the rituals underground and continued preforming them in secret caves for many years until they feared for their lives, branded as witches and often burned during the inquisition. Eventually these sacred practices died out completely. Sexually became tainted and taboo.

Although long forgotten, the symbology of this practice is still seen today in artwork depicting a pair of serpents spiraling upward surrounding the human body. This represents the ascension of the kundalini energy passing through the portal of the crown chakra to open and awaken us to our GodSelf.

caduceusPresent day medicine still uses a version of this symbology called the caduceus, a winged staff with two entwined serpents. Although the true meaning has been lost over the centuries, kundalini energy is vital for the regeneration of the physical body, thus a symbol for health and vitality.

It saddens me when I realize how far we’ve erred from the realization of the beauty, wisdom and sacredness of the human body, be you male or female. We spend years in school leaning useless facts but we are never taught how to access and utilize the secret mysteries hidden within the flesh of our physical bodies.

We bring our children into the world, separating them from their mothers, placing them in sterile boxes, never anchoring their spirits into their physical body. In ancient times adolescents were sent on a vision quest as a time of discovery, for the physical body, the realization of the unique gifts they had to offer the community and their spiritual growth. Today we throw our youth out into the world to find their own way amidst chaos and turmoil. Shame on us. We can and should do better for our children and for the world they will be inheriting. [see my prior blog “Midwifing a New Legacy for our Children” ]

Humanity is in the thick of transformation and we’re in the chaos of emotional overwhelm as everything comes to the surface. The current energies bathing our planet are initiating the transformation of our physical bodies from a carbon to crystalline base structure to return to our original Divine blueprints. As a result, all the chakras in the body are in the process of cleansing themselves of the old stuck emotional energies. This is necessary in order for our kundalini to fully engage to restore our original sexual pathways, reactivate our DNA and nurture our regeneration. There is no need to deplete our bodies to the point of illness in order to die. There is another way and we all have this ability.

I most humbly share these memories as High Priestess of the Temple of Isis with the intent of stirring the ancient memory encoded within your DNA. May it spark the fire within you to clear your physicality, bathe you in the elixirs of love, and revitalize your DNA that you may live a long and joyous life of well-being.

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

 

 

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Finding Your Sweet Spot

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We’re living in a time of pandemonium, chaos and upheaval. A time of r-evolution where the old paradigm is breaking up and the new one is filtering in… all at the same time. The Light is shining upon all that has been in the shadows. Old beliefs and hypnotic trances are being uprooted from our very core, leaving us wondering what is real, what do we actually believe and what programs have been running our lives below the surface. We’re struggling to find a new balance, which is changing moment by moment. Now more than ever we need to find our own personal “sweet spot”.

What is a “sweet spot”?
It’s a moment in which life feels sweet with a smile in your heart. A moment of peaceful pleasure. A moment spent with you, free of everyone else, free of the rest of the world. Just one moment in your sweet spot can shift your entire day. And as you string these moments together you have the potential of shifting your entire life, one sweet spot at a time.

How do you find your “sweet spot”?
Because it’s your own personal sweet spot, you get to choose it.
I have several sweet spots. Why only have one? *wink*

The easiest one for me is to sit down in my actual sweet spot, which happens to be the same place I’ve been meditating for years. It has absorbed so much sweet energy all I have to do is take a seat there and my demeanor shifts. This happens to be a place on my couch. It could also be a designated pillow, a bench in your garden, a prayer shawl or a favorite sweater. Have you ever reached for a specific piece of clothing that makes you go ahhh…? That’s a sweet spot.

Sometimes a few deep breaths and I’m good to go. Other times it requires a bit more. Since everything is effected by vibration, I use sound as a sweet tool. I find that three long Ohms clears and harmonizes energy in a snap. If ohming doesn’t do it for you, simple humming might. I’ve even made up a few childlike ditties with words that I sing during the day to maintain my sweet spot.

I resonate with music. You might resonate with something else. A few brush strokes if you’re an artist. A few moments of gardening. Reading a few pages from a favorite book. A few pen strokes in your journal. A snuggle with your cat or dog. Remember this is a sweet spot, a moment of pause from your daily life. I’m not talking about taking on a new project here, or completing a chore that’s been waiting your attention. Find something that only requires a few moments of your time. If that sweet spot draws you into completing a work of art, a weeded garden or the chapter in a book, fabulous! That’s all the more sweetness. But don’t make that your intent. We’re seeking a moment of pleasure, a smile in your heart. Simple and pure.

Mind you, I’m not talking about escaping or putting my head in the sand to avoid life. I’m talking about being able to approach life from my sweet spot rather than the crankiness that gets stirred when I see some of the world events happening around me. I’m talking about being able to approach life from a place of balance and harmony with whatever presents itself.

I can’t help but giggle as I’m writing this. My neighbor just bought a new leaf blower, ratcheting into my peace and quiet here in the forest and zinging my irritation. Okay, where’s my sweet spot? With a few deep breaths, somewhere in this racket I was able to find a deep humming ohm in what I originally thought of as noise pollution. sweeeet…. With practice we can find sweet spots in nearly everything. I can’t say this machine makes my heart smile, but I will say that it has faded into the background, out of my irritation zone. And as I look out into forest an eagle just flew by reminding me to fly high! Now that’s sweet!!!

~Sharon Lyn Shepard~
“message from my inner wisdom”
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Transcending the Fear of Truth and Transparency

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After decades of allowing the media to infiltrate and shape our lives according to the aspirations of those in power to manipulate society, humanity is finally rising up and demanding the “truth”. Everyone is up in arms about who done us wrong.

What we fail to realize is that revelation and disclosure effect all of us, not only the bad guys. If they need to come clean, so do we. There is no “they” for we need to accept equal responsibility for sleepwalking through these manipulations and allowing these misdeeds. We need to recognize that we have willingly turned the responsibility for our lives over to others. It’s not until we relinquish our role as victims and take responsibility for our own lives that things will change, on a global and personal level.

This isn’t about exposing the supposed perpetrators and attempting to fix the old, for the old systems are no longer sustainable. This is about creating something brand new. There is a grass roots movement to create our own communities, grow our own food and buy local. All these things will facilitate creating a more sustainable society. But it goes much deeper than that. You can’t create anew without dismantling the old foundations that are no longer serving us. And that begins within each of us individually being in integrity with the truth of our soul selves.

In answer to the call for change, we are all being stripped down naked. Everything hidden is surfacing seeking sacred release. Our unconsciousness is being revealed and denials exposed. This is a time of disclosure and transparency. As a result we’re feeling emotionally vulnerable, like the underbelly of the crab that’s been exposed. We fear rejection by those we love, which seduces us to return to the familiar to maintain our illusory comfortable hiding places.

But we cannot shout for change without being prepared to step out of our comfort zone, without coming out of the sleep induced cave where all the shadows dwell. We need to get brutally honest to feel all the anger, shame, blame, frustration, disappointment, heartache and pain that’s yearning for the loving warmth, compassion and light of the sun. Once we take those first steps into the sun’s delight, the shadows disappear revealing the truth that they were never real to begin with. These shadows were only a construct of the mind in an effort to protect us. As a result they have walled us off from the most basic energy of life. . . Love.

Anything without a substantial foundation based in Love is peeling away like surface paint that gave it a fancy patina. That which no longer serves has lost its ability to sustain. We are dying to the old. Death of the old can be painful if one hangs on with a fingernail grip. Resistance holds no advantage for death will have its way with you as the winds of change dismantle and blow away all that has died of its own accord, unencumbered by your unsubstantial efforting.

If instead, one looks deeper you will find a foundation that has always been sustainable, a foundation that will never falter. Striped of the antiquated acquired layers, what remains is your purest divine essence as the expression of your GodSelf that is always transitioning, always birthing anew.

Once you transcend your fear of transparency, you are seen for who you truly are with all your perfectly acceptable foibles. Bare it all, be vulnerable, be courageously honest. When you become clear and authentic with your self there is nothing to fear. You become free of the emotional cage that held you captive. You are free . . . free to live . . . free to create . . . free to love . . . Free to BE . . . FREE forevermore.

Now that you are free, how do you create a new world?
Having transcended the fear of truth and transparency, you are free to express all that is within your heart, and the collective will reflect that. Your deepest desires and intentions will be impressed upon the universe to become reality. By expressing the magnificent beautiful naked YOU radiating your new found joy, a New Earth founded in trust and transparency will be birthed anew for all of humanity.

~Sharon Lyn Shepard~
“message from my inner wisdom”
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Crazy Love

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Humans have been struggling with this thing we call love for eons of time, with broken hearts littering the very ground we walk upon. Some people simply walk away without looking back continuing a heartless life. Others stop, pick them up and attempt yet again to heal it before jumping back into the love arena because it’s so addictive. Can’t live with it, can’t live without it. So what’s a girl supposed to do?

Well this girl set out on a mission to dissect this thing we call love to get to the crux of this merry-go-round that continues to run out of steam as the music slows to an agonizing stop. I tried on a multitude of different love hats. There’s the religious hat, parental hat, the sibling hat, the friend hat and the most addictive one of all, the romantic hat. What did I discover after all that exploration? 

I realized that each of those hats were designed by someone other than me and none of them fit me. They all came with scripts and programs written by our parents, religion, friends, neighbors and the media. Each time I donned one of those hats I reacted from the wounded place within me adding to the script until it became so convoluted it was too heavy laden to wear anymore. I experienced all forms of crazy love, the kind of love that requires you to love me before I can love you. After your heart’s been broken once, twice, three times. . . who wants to risk it all again.

I do!!! I do!!!! Crazy me!

Thus I took all those hats and tossed them out. Where did that leave me?

It left me with a bare naked head. There was nothing to hold all those crazy words rattling around in my head anymore. I was fully exposed without any protection. Ha!! That my friends held the answer I’d been looking for.

Once you have the courage to stand naked without any protection, it allows your heart to fully open and the walls come tumbling down. You see, it’s constantly scaling those walls that inflicts all the scraps and bruises upon your heart. And we’ve been scaling the walls of the heart for eons of time. We’ve been scaling our own walls from the inside out trying to escape the pain. . . and we’ve been attempting to scale other people’s walls to enter their heart space. No wonder we’re so beat up, afraid to go the full distance to dive into the depth of of love. Not so afraid that we will no longer dabble in love. We’re just too afraid to make a commitment to love.    

When I finally decided that I wanted to love and be loved more than anything else, I made a total commitment to love. I surrendered to love. Yup that’s what it took, an absolute surrender.     

What I finally discovered is Divine Love. I invite you to pause here, take a deep breath and breathe it in with me. . . pure Divine Love. That felt so good, let’s do it again, and again. That my beloveds is the very air we breath all the time. We’ve just forgotten to let it in.

So what is Divine Love?

Divine Love is what some might call unconditional. But even that word creates a stumbling block because we’ve only ever known conditional love. Divine Love is what your GodSelf feels for you. Much like the first time you lay eyes on your precious child. In that moment you are experiencing Divine Love. A Love that is pure and untainted.

Divine Love doesn’t have expectations, hold grudges, attempt to fix or control other people. Divine Love is judgment free because your GodSelf understands that EVERYTHING is happening in your life to open your heart more fully to more Love. And it’s an ongoing process, continually learning, experiencing and expressing more Love. How awesome is that!!! Who doesn’t want more Love!

So, how do you get there?

By loving your self, your scraped and wounded self, moment by moment, just like you would a precious child that’s calling out for your love. You see, it’s not the other person that’s hurting you. You are hurting yourself every time you judge yourself or another because your heart aches every time you do. It’s not in your place to change another person for each is on their own journey and that needs to be honored. It’s your job to love your self. And when you do, Divine Love will begin to trickle through the cracks in your heart to erode the walls from the inside out, until one day the dam will break and Love will flow freely. Once that happens there is no turning back because your soul will not allow it.

Now that you know what it is and you’re learning to fully breathe again, it’s time to practice Divine Love in your daily life. Love is ever flowing. You can ignore it for awhile but before long it will envelop you. It will flow through your veins like an elixir and you won’t want to ignore it anymore. Meanwhile some of the old programs and habits are floating around like debris in a murky pond. If you continue surrendering to Love, grace will effortlessly heal and dissolve them for you without having to dissect or process them.

Here’s where it gets tricky. Not everyone is living in the flow of Divine Love and there are still arrows flying around out there in the world. What to do? Dodge them as best you can without engaging. The only reason you recognize them is because they are triggering something inside of you that has not yet been fully loved by you. Something that’s based on old stories that aren’t even yours.  It’s what some call pushing our buttons. When a button is pushed, it’s our button, not anyone else’s. It can only be inactivated by taking responsibility for loving our selves, rather than reacting to the personal pain someone else is hurling at us. When we can see their pain for what it is, their lack of love, then our love and compassion can flow more freely than ever before.

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 have more than enough Love for all of us, flowing through us effortlessly, sharing it with everyone until it becomes who we are, not what we do. As Love, I can see more clearly, feel more openly and live more freely. 

So I’m back on the merry-go-round again. This time it’s the carousel of Divine Love where the music never stops. Each act of Love that I experience adds more harmony to the orchestration. The stallion I’m riding goes up and down, up and down. It never stops. I continue loving fully completely openly and freely. And that my friends is the end of crazy love. Instead I am crazy in Love, knowing myself as Divine Love.

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

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