Balancing All-That-Is

Life is no longer humming along as we have been accustomed. All of humanity is experiencing the chaos of total transformation, each in our own unique ways.

Personally, I experienced an interesting awareness today about how my own life is evolving in gentle organic waves without the need for chaotic disruption. Knowing I am on the planet in this lifetime to fully embody my divine multi-dimensional Self, there are times I need to allow myself to float in the omnipotent expansion of the unknown, free of all responsibilities. And, there are times I need to be engaged in my 3d life to maintain well-being for my physical body and my environment.

There have been times when these diverse realities have clashed. There have also been times I have had difficulty navigating life while in alternate realities. Thus, I recall a conversation I had with my “team” awhile back asking assistance in creating a new balance during these times of multi-dimensional expansions.

After days of floating in ever-ever land, I awakened this morning fully embodied in 3d where everything that needed to be accomplished presented itself and has been resolved with ease and grace. Now that my life is in order, I am mentally and physically at peace, and I am free to float into the New allowing these energetic waves to once again carry me into the omnipotent unknown.

I have finally realized a new balance of All-That-Is to engage ALL of Who I Am with ease and grace. I have learned to trust that the waves of my beingness will organically touch ground whenever it’s appropriate to engage my physical well-being. And, I am free to explore the unknown with an open heart and mind.

I have no doubt the time approaches that ALL life will be integrated in new and exciting ways. In the meantime, as a result of this realization I am expressing a deep well of Gratitude for the life of ease and grace that I am living.

All energy is in service to us awaiting our instructions. There is no need to suffer when Ease and Grace are always available balancing All-That-Is. Life is simple if we allow it to be. Ask, and it is given.

~Sharon Lyn Shepard~

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Energy in Service to Us

It has become apparent to many of us that we are in the midst of expanding our consciousness, while learning how to live and create with the essence of a whole new energy.

“Calling Inward”. . . .

This is the soul message I have been hearing during ordinary daily tasks over the past few months. Whenever I hear this message, I never hesitate to stop whatever I am doing, take a comfortable seat, a few deep breaths, and go within. Each time, I resurface, sometimes in a few moments, sometime a few hours later, in a new reality with the need to gently navigate its subtle new nuances. In many ways, life is becoming easier and it’s a breeze. In other moments it is a disconcerting challenge: mentally, physically, and emotionally.

I share with you a simple example of a physical challenge I was faced with recently: I was walking up my stairs after spending the morning in my garden when my body froze. In that moment, I was unable to remember how to walk up stairs! No warning. No specific impetus. My mind simply froze and my body had no directives to continue walking up the stairs.

After a few deep breaths (and a moment of fear as to what had just happened), I realized I needed to clear my energy field and realign my consciousness to the current energies. This is our new way of BEing by ALLOWING our bodies to FLOW with energy rather than unconsciously utilizing the old patterning to which it has been accustomed. After realigning, it felt like I was effortlessly floating up the stairs rather than my body having to manipulate the energy to power itself forward.

This type of momentary suspension has been happening quite often during my simple daily activities. One might wonder if there was something mentally or physically wrong, perhaps a mini stroke or neurological disorder. But with each instance, if I simply pause, become fully conscious in the moment, and allow the energies to have their way with me rather than proceeding on automatic pilot, new life streams effortlessly flow with energy in service to me. Whenever life feels difficult, I realize I am running on old stagnant energy. At which point, I pause and remind myself, “All energy is in service to me.”

New energy is not pre-programed, nor does it have any agenda. It is not positive, nor negative. It is freely flowing in service to us, per our moment-by-moment needs and desires.

We are multi-dimensional beings who are in the process of creating a whole new way of BEing in multiple realities simultaneously. As disconcerting as this reboot of energy may feel at times, once we fully surrender to our Soul and listen within, we realize we are opening to our fully conscious potentials, one stepping stone at a time.

We have each set this path of stepping stones with divine precision prior to incarnating in this lifetime. The events may differ for each of us in our own divine timing, but the purpose is the same. We are all learning to allow energy to be in service to us as pure Divine Beings with All-That-Is.

So whenever life feels difficult or challenging, I suggest pausing, taking a few deep breaths, and remind yourself, “Energy is in Service to Me.”

~Sharon Lyn Shepard~

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Proud to be a Crone

Today is my 71st birthday. My reflection in the mirror this morning is a bit of a shock. On one hand, I feel the youth of a 50 yr old, so that reflection can’t possibly be me. On the other hand, a 71 year old woman should not look this good first thing in the morning without having combed her hair, sans any make up. I’m not a beauty by society’s standards, but I have always taken good care of my body because I plan on being here for a good long time. And when it’s time to leave the planet, I plan on exiting with the ease and grace of a healthy body.

After my my morning walk through the faerie garden with my cup of tea, I settled in to visit facebook which is teaming with birthday wishes from all my friends. As I’m scanning through my newsfeed, I can’t help but wonder if I am the only one who appears to be getting older? Is humanity regenerating so fast everyone on fb appears to be in their 20s? Or has society demonized aging with such fear that everyone has become obsessed with youthenizing via simulated photo apps? Have we lost our authenticity and delight in ALL we’ve become, including our natural outer appearance, no matter our age?

I am proud to call myself a Crone, with every experience it has taken me to get here. Every softening and facial line has a story to tell. Like all of you, I’ve lived through a LOT of stories, some good, some not so good. And yet they have all been woven into the amazing woman I have become.

The photo I’ve posted here is authentically me at 71 yrs old, crowned with silver strands and my share of laugh lines, totally natural, sans filters. I had to chuckle as the Fae swooped through the photo and made their appearance. After all these years, I’ve become comfortable in my own skin, despite society’s attempts to devalue our personal uniqueness when it comes to beauty. I am healthy and full of vitality, free of the need for any of big pharma’s chemical potions.

There are times I ask myself, how is this possible at such an age? The wisdom of my Inner Being always answers: Because you are aligned with your Divine Self in constant flow with your sovereign self generating energy, energy that’s available to everyone.

Thus, if you aren’t comfortable with the reflection you see in your mirror. Instead of trying to augment your outer appearance, I invite you to close your eyes and go within. Herein you will see your True Beauty, the beauty that proliferates with age rather than diminishes. The beauty that radiates outward and touches everyone. Today, I celebrate being the Crone!!

~Sharon Lyn Shepard~

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Humanity’s Transformation via the Coronavirus

The Coronavirus has been with us for two years now and we will never be the same. The implemented changes in our lives have caused all of us to personally review our lives which is always a good thing. Too often humans continue with the same old same old until something jars them out of their unconscious complacency. This virus has not only impacted us personally, but humanity as a whole is reviewing the role government, religion, education, society, technology, healthcare, and all related systems have in our lives. A global update is in order.

But I am not writing to discuss these changes for there are more than enough opinions floating around about that. There are as many opinions and options as there are humans on the planet.

I am writing to share a lucid dream I experienced as I was falling asleep last night:

With an expanded view encompassing all of humanity around the planet, I observed that the majority of humans have contracted Coronavirus, whether they have tested positive or not, whether they have experienced symptoms or not, or whether they are aware of it or not.

The important thing I noted is that the virus has created an antibody that activates the LightBody, which is the Divinity within each of us. After thousands of years of reliving the same antiquated and limited human template, this LightBody is the template for a totally new multidimensionally aware human species. Thus, the virus has been called Corona, meaning “crown”. After eons of time, humanity is being upgraded, transformed, and crowned as a new species. I was shown that the virus will continue to infect the remainder of the population until its role is complete, not only for each human on the planet and those who have departed via its illness, but also as the transformation of the outdated systems that continue to plague humanity. It will then quickly recede, lingering in some areas as a localized endemic until its final role is complete.

I also observed the world leaders as they realized most of the measures that have been implemented are not working because the virus has a resolve of its own. I heard them speaking amongst themselves about how to gracefully back out of the current restrictions without creating more chaos.

As I gazed around the planet, I saw a glimmer of the Christ Light within each human coming to life one by one as the LightBody is being activated within each of us.

This vision has given me hope beyond the fear that the media has been pumping into our newsfeeds. Fear, that is permitting every cell in our bodies, creating anxiety that impedes our immune systems. Fear that makes us more susceptible to illness. Fear that holds us back from shining our true Light.

What if. . . the Coronavirus is offering a gift for all of us. The gift of stimulating the Awakening and Transformation of humanity, each person in their own unique way, each person on their own Soul Path.
Are you open to receive?
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~ Sharon Lyn Shepard ~

Please note:
If you have any questions about what I have shared, I invite you to feel into the consciousness of the dream itself for your own personal answers. For we are each experiencing our own Soul Path in our own unique way and the answers lie within each of us.

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No Valor in Suffering

There is no valor in suffering.

God, or Source, has never asked us to learn through fear or pain. God knows not of fear, nor pain, nor suffering. God only knows Love and Compassion. Suffering is a human concept conceived within the antiquated programming of duality and handed down through the ages. Concepts that are in the process of dissipating as we expand our consciousness, if we are open and allow it to be so.

Healing DOES NOT require us to suffer by engaging or immersing ourselves in our old stories or their emotional dramas construed by the human mind. Recycling these stories over and over again only adds to the congestion of suffering. It does not clear it. It does not heal it.

Love is the healer. Pure and simple.

Healing DOES require us to clear old wounds, trauma, and energies that have become stuck in the body, often resulting in dis-ease. When these past wounds and dramas blip into our present awareness, they are simply asking us to “observe” from a more expanded perspective, beyond the stenosis of the human mind. This is how God sees, through the eyes of Love. This is how our Soul sees. Free of drama. Free of suffering. It is only the human mind that assigns suffering to the stories of the past that are surfacing for healing.

Nor are there are any lessons to be learned, lessons that have been wrapped up in the duality of self judgment. However, there is always more Wisdom to be garnered via our Soul as it distills every experience into it’s pure essence.
(see my prior post “Distilling the Old Stories” )

Humanity has been caught in the cycles and re-cycles of suffering. It is up to each of us individually to break free of these cycles. We do that with our Love and Compassion, free of any judgment or expectations.

When old wounds, stories, or emotions surface, simply wrap your Love around them and allow them to dissolve in the purity of Love without the need to engage or rewrite the story, which is mind based, rather than Heart based.

When feeling any discomfort, immediately rise to the highest orientation and view the situation anew. This is not denial, lack of caring, nor putting your head in the sand. This is living from the expanded consciousness of your GodSelf that offers infinite solutions rather than drawing upon the old battle-worn experiences that initially plummeted your energy.

It’s time!
Rise up, Beloveds!
See clearly as your GodSelf sees. Take the path of Ease and Grace. By doing so, we are creating a whole new paradigm for humanity and planet earth.
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~Sharon Lyn Shepard~

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Monitoring our Physical Bodies during Transformation

Monitoring our physical bodies during these times of transformation is paramount right now. The energies are strong and intense. The world around us is in chaos. Our bodies are feeling all of that.

Indeed, we signed up to be here on the planet during this time. We have already been prepared in so many ways to sustain during these times of unrest. And yet, speaking as one who has been quite proficient at navigating these energies, there are time when they are beyond my ability to do so with ease and grace. Those who know me, know that I am here as a flagship of Ease and Grace. I do NOT buy into any form of suffering. Yes, the physical body may be experiencing discomfort as it integrates these galactic energies because they feel foreign to the dense physicality we have become accustomed. In the past, we have had periods of time to acclimate. But, we have gone beyond time/space living in the NOW, allowing us no reprieve.

Last night my nervous system was vibing off the charts and I felt the need to call in my team to ask to slow things down. There was no judgment. There was no feeling that I was missing out on anything by slowing things down. Energy will always support us wherever we are in our journey. The response I felt was, “Thank you for calling upon us and being PRESENT enough to realize what your unique physical body needs?”

We are not victims to pain. Pain serves a purpose. It’s our physical body saying, “Look here. I need you to be present. I need your attention.”

Pain is the response to a physical impairment to guide us to respond in the appropriate manner. It can also flag a discrepancy between our accustomed state of well-being and the transformative energies of the present moment. But, we are not at the mercy of any energy or situation. We are the creators of these energies, which is in service to us.

Where did we learn that, as humans, we must endure pain?
Where did we learn that suffering is a way to heaven?

Fuck that!
Yes using the “F**” word is typically out of my vocabulary. But that’s the burst of energy that exploded as I wrote these questions. We have been royally duped, my BeLoveds. Because Heaven is here and now, beyond suffering, beyond human pain. WE get to choose!!

I am not willing to fry my neurological system simply to endure these escalating energies. I trust that “I” get to choose. I get to choose being present with what my physical body needs in this moment. And that does not exclude me from anything. It certainly does not exclude me from transforming. It simply allows me to do it at my own pace because energy is in service to us. We are not in service to anything external to ourselves.

There needs to a harmony with our presence and all that is flowing through us. Transition may, most probably does, include some amount of discomfort as we are releasing the old to make room for the new. But I have a threshold where I say, “No More! No more pain, no more discomfort.” Once I voice that as my choice, I am often amazed at how quickly things change. It was only my old pattern of ‘suffering through’ that held me in discomfort.

So last night when I asked to slow things down, my Point of Consciousness was immediately shifted from the human level of understanding to a more expanded Point of Consciousness that does not experience pain or discomfort. I became one with All-That-Is, free of pain, free of suffering.

WE, as a collective, are co-creating this experience of transformation. And each of us have a choice per how much we are willing to endure. The choice is always yours: pain and suffering. . . or ease and grace?

~Sharon Lyn Shepard~
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Facing the Challenges of Transformation

These days the media is rife with ghastly news and it continues to build more and more upon itself. Their job no longer seems to report the news. Rather to stir up more drama in order to sell their words. It has become so exhaustive I have turned it all off. Glancing at a few headlines per day is all I need to keep myself abreast of what’s happening in the world. By doing so, I get to decide what is important in my life, not the hypnosis of the media.

Hidden in the background of all this hype, I have been finding tidbits of news that excite me. These are not the predominate headlines, but if one looks below the surface, you can find them. The primary headlines that call my attention are the scientific articles.

Did you know?

  • Our entire solar system, which is circling its own central sun, is in a totally different space in the universe than it was 100 years ago. New planets, dwarf planets, astroids, comets, and unnamed spacial bodies are being discovered everyday.
  • We are traveling through a photon belt of light particles that are raising the vibration of the planet and initiating planetary transformations as demonstrated by all the current earth and climate changes. Scientists have also discovered changes in all the other planets in our solar system.
  • As the vibration of the planet is rising, measured by the Schuman Resonance, so is the vibration of the physical body, which is also in the state of transformation, which attributes to the abundance of unusual aches and pains of our bodies.
  • Time is speeding up so fast it is beginning to warp, no longer maintaining the old linear timelines. As a result we are feeling disoriented, with no idea of what time of day it is, loss of chunks of time, or extension of extra long days.
  • As time speeds up, the time/space continuum is changing and we are in the process of making a jump from a duality based reality into the quantum, which only operates in the present moment, void of past or future. It feels like we are walking in oscillating realities, much like dementia, with loss of memory and nothing to hold onto anymore.

This is only a small list of what science is now discovering. These are exciting times of discovery and transformation for humanity and all living beings throughout the cosmos!

There are times my human mind is finding these paramount transformations to be very challenging. Especially since so much is falling away and there is nothing to hold onto anymore. I have to keep reminding myself that I am not my human mind. I am SO much more than a human mind. With each expansion of consciousness I am remembering more of Who I AM each and every day.

There are many gifts being offered during these transformations, if we are willing to slow down and realize them. These periods of time warps and oscillating realities remove us from our old habits and patterns. Thus, creating space to allow the Presence of the Soul to anchor more fully into our physical bodies.

It has always been the job of the Soul to distill all our experiences into our own divine Wisdom. The loss of memory is not actually a loss. What we are losing are the “stories” and emotions created by the human mind. What we are gaining is the Wisdom being distilled by the Soul from all of our experiences. When one speaks of an old Soul, it is one who has gained the Wisdom of many experiences.

This distillation of our human experiences is the natural process that happens during the process of human death as we transition from the physical to the non-physical. In this lifetime, we are being offered the rare gift of being able to fully commune with our Soul’s Wisdom while still in our physical bodies. In order to do so, one must be willing to step away from the media and the collective consciousness, go within one’s self where the Soul resides, and allow these natural and innate transformations to take place without the resistance of the human mind.

Herein lies the challenge. For the human mind has been running its program for eons of time. It knows no other way. The only way to break free of the old programing is to break free of the old time/space continuum where the program is running.

THIS is what we are now experiencing as we are floating through the photon belt, with the rising vibration of the planet and our physical bodies. It can be a natural process if we allow it to be. For it IS happening, whether we are aware of it or not. The only thing keeping it from happening is attempting to hold onto the old, which creates resistance to allowing the new.

Very few humans are even aware of these transformations, and many who are aware are reacting with fear. There is an element of death as we transition from one state of consciousness to another with this ensuing quantum leap. And most humans fear death. Adding the factor that as the vibration of the body increases, this vibration feels foreign to the limbic brain, whose job is to keep us safe. (see this prior article about the limbic brain) The entire neurological system goes into fight or fight mode, causing irritability within ourselves and amongst other people. It requires us to shift our attention from the outside world to our inner world and do what we can to soothe our physicality during these transitions.

The world must go through its own transformation as does each individual person. There is no normalcy to our daily lives anymore. Herein lies the challenge: Not to attempt to return to the old normalcy. But to continually re-mind our selves of the illustrious beings that We truly Are, beings who have simply forgotten that we are the I AM of All-That-Is. We are the creators of the new simply by being Present in the fullness of Who We Are.

It is only through my own perception that I am able to experience peace in the world and that peace resonates from within me. As I savor the the Peace that passeth all understanding I become the Peace of the World. Herein lies my peace during these challenging times. (see this prior article about insuring our peace )

Big hugs to all of you who persist in carrying forth continual expanded consciousness. And an abundance of gratitude for your “Presence” here, for we are the reminders and reflections for each other to carry forth in Love and Joy.

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~Sharon Lyn Shepard~

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How We Create Our Own Reality

It’s been a HOT week here in the Pacific Northwest. Temperatures have been soaring into the triple digits, 30 degrees above normal. Most of us don’t have Air-Conditioning because it’s not necessary in this temperate climate. I recall the days we used to joke that summer never began until after the 4th of July. This year summer has sprung with a vengeance, way hotter and way sooner than we have become accustomed. When I went to my closest in search of some cooler clothing, I realized I only have two summer dresses. Two! That should be a clue as to how often I have a call to wear such apparel.

As the media was continually broadcasting “Extreme temperatures for the NW”, and everyone on fb was posting high temperature screen shots while talking about how hot they are, my body immediately reacted by overheating even before the outdoor temperatures reached their zenith. I jumped into action totally focused on attempting to control everything I could do to cool down.

And then this quote from Abraham Hicks popped up with perfect timing:

“We are all Vibrational Beings. You’re like a receiving mechanism that when you set your tuner to the station, you’re going to hear what’s playing. Whatever you are focused upon is the way you set your tuner, and when you focus there for as little as 17 seconds, you activate that vibration within you. Once you activate a vibration within you, Law of Attraction begins responding to that vibration, and you’re off and running — whether it’s something wanted or unwanted.” ~Abraham Hicks~

This is what I call my “Point of Consciousness” and I was particularly reminded of it this week. I realized the more I read about the heat, the more overheated I became. At some point, it became apparent that I simply needed to shift my focus from being hot to something else.

Once I turned off fb and the news broadcasts (re-read that word “broad-cast, is that like casting a spell?) and made a few simple physical adjustments, I distracted myself by choosing a few good books to read.

Voila’!! Once I shifted my Point of Consciousness from panic about the weather, being overheated, and attempting to control my environment . . . to my simple well-being, I became much more comfortable and heat tolerant. My grumpiness dissolved and life resumed its well balanced rhythm once again, irrelevant of the weather.

This is true of everything in our lives. Be it the weather, body’s aches and pains, chaos of the world around us, or other people’s attitudes. Energy naturally seeks resolution, unless we are mucking about with it by trying to fix or control it, which only creates resistance to the natural flow of life. Energy goes where attention flows. By shifting my Point of Consciousness, I am creating that which I do want rather than what I do not want.

The outdoor temperatures have cooled down somewhat with the sweet scent of jasmine wafting in from my balcony. This morning I was able to quietly reflect on my reactions and the result of how I experienced the past few days.

I was once again reminded: THIS is how we create our own reality, victims to nothing!!! Not the weather, the government, social systems, media, relationships, nor other people. WE are sovereign beings, the CREATORS OF OUR OWN REALITY via our own Point of Consciousness.

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~Sharon Lyn Shepard~

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Fear of Losing our Minds

My concept of time, as well as my sleep patterns, have become totally distorted. Someone posted a lovely photo on facebook the other day that said, “Happy Thursday!” I wrinkled my brow thinking, is it really Thursday? I thought it was Saturday. I double checked the date on the post against the date on my computer and sure enough, it was Thursday.

Sleep has gone wacky as well. Since it gets dark so early now, my eyes droop and I finally give into crawling under my cozy aubergine duvet no matter what the clock says. I have a tendency to crawl into bed a couple of hours after dusk, which often happens to be around 7 or 8 pm. Gone are the days of being the twilight artisan who stays awake until the wee hours of the morning after writing a new piece of music or editing a series of poems.

The past few nights, as droopy as my eyes became, sleep eluded me. I laid in bed watching the night sky through my window as the stars made their rounds visiting everyone on earth. The other night, my mind was all a chatter. None of my usual tricks worked. I knew the only way to pacify it was to get up and do something active.

At 3am, I finally acquiesced. In the pitch dark, I pulled on some comfy clothes and stumbled out of the bedroom. Before I knew what I had done, I had pulled everything out of my one and only closet. Because it’s my only closet, you can only begin to imagine the array of things strewn across the floor of my one bedroom carriage house.

At this point, I was a woman possessed with clearing the inside of the closet. If I wasn’t fully awake by this point, the sting of vinegar to my nose brought me fully present. I washed down the walls and shampooed the carpet. Then placed the air cleaner inside before tackling the mess of clothes, shoe boxes, luggage, backpacks, artwork, wrapping paper, cleaning supplies, old Amazon shipping envelopes, and an array of other unmentionables. One would think there was an expanding back wall to this closet by the amount of things it held. By this time the sky was turning pink and a new day was dawning. It was time to toss what no longer serves me and reorganize that which still does.

I couldn’t help but consider the metaphor of clearing out the dusty corners of our closets as it relates to the clearing of our minds. By 3pm, a mere 12 hours later, my closet had been totally reorganized with everything laundered and smelling sweet once again. I must say, if I had placed this on a to-do list, my mind would have gyrated over it for months, rather than just getting it done. I chuckle at how much we can accomplish while sleepwalking in the middle of the night.

The following night, sleep came easily. I immediately dropped into a very deep sleep. Until. . . I awoke screaming! My whole body trembled as I recalled the dream that jarred me awake in such terror. I share with you this dream:

[I was playing some kind of board game with a group of people. Since I wasn’t interested in the game, I left and went back to my room to spend some time alone. As I was laying on my bed, I saw a young boy enter my room. He began licking and nibbling at my body. I noticed he wasn’t human, but had some strange animal like ears. I told him to let me alone, but he kept at me. I tried to yell but was frozen with fear, unable to even take a breath. I finally said to myself, “I either do this, or I will perish.” So I mustered all my courage, inhaled a deep breath and screamed. The scream was so loud it woke me up in a tremor, shaking with fear. When I opened my eyes he had disappeared. I lay there with my eyes open for a very long time, afraid to close them. I finally had a little chat with myself, repeatedly saying, “I Am Safe, I Am Safe.” Eventually I was able to fall back into a peaceful asleep.]

This was the first time I had a fearful dream in very long time. I wondered if this had to do with nefarious beings as overlapping timelines are in the process of dissolving. But that did not feel quite right. I recalled the metaphor for cleaning out one’s closet, which I had done the night before. So what was I clearing? Since it’s all my energy, what was my energy doing? What was it trying to tell me?

Ha! I finally realized it was my human mind that was so fearful. My human mind that is unable to shut down, always chattering away, always feeding on my energy. How threatened it becomes when I choose to leave the games of the world behind to be alone in the quiet with my Self. It was not my own fear that had me terrorized, it was the fear of my human mind. Its fear of walking away from the rest of the world to be in solitude. Its fear of me wanting to walk away from it. Its fear of death.

Well, NO MORE! I am no longer worried about not fitting in with the norm. I am no longer in fear of losing my mind. I am done allowing my human mind to eclipse my own inner wisdom and influence my actions.

This morning, as the warm rays of the sun touch upon my heart, I am able to embrace my human mind with love and compassion. I can assure it that it still has a place in my life, but it no longer needs to be burdened by running my life. I am asking it to support me in a whole new way. It is no longer in the driver’s seat attempting to avoid anything that has harmed me in the past. Nor attempting to fix or avoid the future. Instead, we are living in the moment. Instead, we are trusting the wisdom and guidance of our Soul. We are forming a new team that knows and trusts that all energy is in service to us.

Today is a new day. All is well and I am open to new potentials that go way beyond the fear of losing our minds.
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~Sharon Lyn Shepard~
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Choosing Your Seat in the World Theater

I think we can all agree that we have never seen the world in such chaos! From politics to pandemics and everything in between. The collective emotions range from fear to compassion streaming through our psyche like the whirlwinds of a hurricane. Fear of dying, fear of losing control, fear of survival, fear of getting ill, fear of losing our freedoms. . . Such are the multitude of fears running rampant. Simultaneously, there are moments of quiet and stillness, likened to being in the eye of the storm because we are unable to navigate the world outside of our own abodes due to communities being on lockdown.

With all of this going on around us, we DO have choice, even though we may think we have lost it. We can choose to engage in fear and anger, or we can choose to create our own reality from that quiet still point within each of us.

I share with you this very lucid dream I recently experienced:

I am sitting in the most decadent royal box seat of a theater surrounded by multiple stages. There are numerous plays going on simultaneously upon each of these stages with the most realistic backdrops I have ever seen. What a deal! One ticket and multiple shows! I get to choose which plays to watch. There are times I am drawn into a particular drama, fully engaged with the storyline. There are other times I’m observing several stages simultaneously. There are times I create my own character and walk into the play, remain in the story as long as I choose, and then exit stage right. And there are times I settle into my plush seat with a glass of champagne and simply observe it all.

In the wee hours of the morning, in my semi-awakened state of being, I realized THIS, this is how I am experiencing life now. I am observing the world as a theater with many different stages. I’m aware that each person has chosen their role in their own storyline. Some are playing their parts consciously, others are unconsciously following someone else’s script. No matter how many stages are playing out, I get to be the unbiased observer. I can choose whether or not to engage in any of the ongoing dramas, some of which have been playing out for eons of time. Whereas, others are newly created narratives in search of good reviews. Or, I can choose the joy of skipping through fields of daisies, splashing through puddles, and singing with the wind, unaware of anything other than this precious moment.

No matter what is going on in the World Theater, I get to choose my own seat. Whether it be as an observer in the royal box, one of the seats on the main floor with family and friends, or a character on any one of the numerous stages. One ticket to planet Earth, many choices! As such, I get to create my own reality within each and every moment.
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~Sharon Lyn Shepard~
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