Hello Passion!!!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Last year at this time I had one of the most lucid and profound dreams I’ve ever experienced. During this dream, a former lover from many years ago was walking toward me. I could feel an abundance of love coming from him. The closer he got to me the more love I was feeling. At some point I realized this love was not coming from him. He was simply the reflection of my love for my self. As he continued walking toward me this love became so overwhelming fear burst forth from within me. Fear that it would overpower and kill me. I wanted to scream out, “Stop! I can’t take anymore.” But the words would not come. From somewhere beyond this fear I knew I needed to simply allow it to engulf me. The only thing I could do was surrender to this overwhelming, overpowering destructive force of love. Once I released all resistance, I did indeed die.

I melted into a puddle on the floor. He who had appeared as my old lover disappeared. I was naked and alone in an empty abyss. The old me had died. Everything that was not of love had been obliterated and died along with me.

And then little pin points of light began to appear all around me, creating a mandala of sorts. The pattens kept changing, much like a kaleidoscope. Some of these pieces were glowing from within. Others were rather dense and murky, gaining clarity as they were drawn toward me from out of the darkness. I observed with fascination as this process continued, until I realized these were all aspects of me, pieces of me. Many of them had been hidden in the shadows, tossed away by my prior judgements. Others had been locked within walls that were now instantaneously melting from the Love radiating from within me. I watched as all of me, all of my aspects gathered together into wholeness once again dancing in beautiful patterns of radiant color and light. At this point I fell into a very deep sleep and slept for many hours.

When I finally awoke, life looked and felt very different to me. This was not a dream. This was the realization of my Self as the purity of Divine Love and the acceptance of all of Who I Am, as my Soul knows me to be. I could not have orchestrated or thought this into being with my mind, even from within a meditative state. I could only do this from an expanded state of consciousness. Therefore my Soul gifted me with this lucid dream. The gift of knowing that I Am Love and all the aspects of me are loved and honored without any judgement. This knowing that it’s safe for All of me to come home, to share the experiences that life has offered me, all the stories, all the pain, all the joys. Each one a facet of the Love and radiance of Who I Am.

Now here I am a year later and what a year it has been!!!
All these pesky aspects that have been awakened or released from their walled in prisons have been elbowing their way into my heart to be enveloped in Love. Some of them have been an absolute joy to embrace. Others, I cringe to say, have pulled me into their own darkness before I was able to see clearly by the spark of Love that was always present. The gift of Divine Love is that I have surrendered the fight. My arms are always wide open no matter what presents, or how it presents. Love always knows what to do. Therefore I simply surrender it all to Love and allow it to sort itself out without the need to defend or interfere.

This has been a time for diving deeply into realizing more of my Self and integrating this new expanded awareness. Nothing else matters to me anymore. It’s as if it doesn’t exist. A few days ago I tried reading a story someone wrote about her spiritual journey. In the past this would have been very engaging to me but it now feels very old and boring. That’s how my old stories feel to me as well. I have no interest in them or in the mainstream world that is no longer my reality.

A few days ago I asked myself: What do I want to do now that I have this new awareness? What reality do I choose to create? Today this question feels unimportant to me. It feels like it was coming from my human restlessness. How much of that restlessness is the human’s need to feel worthy of itself? My current perception of Love has quelled that question. Quite frankly I have no desire to “do” anything. I am simply basking in this new realization of who I Am. I don’t know what my life will look like from a human perspective and I feel no hurry to take any action in that direction yet. 

This morning feels very quiet, free of any external noise, free of any thoughts. I’m feeling the deep contentment of “I Exist, I Am, I Am Here.” I’m sensing my human aspects and my Soul embracing this new passion with and for each other. I feel no desire to take any action right now, no desire to “do” anything. Instead, I’m feeling drawn to savor this relationship, to go more deeply into this passion and expand upon it.

While reading the book “Act of Consciousness” by Adamus Saint-Germain through Geoffrey & Linda Hoppe, I came upon a passage that clarified things for me. “The divine distills every experience into wisdom.” Taking the liberty to paraphrase it further: The soul wants to experience just for the sake of experiencing. It doesn’t need to validate itself for it is already complete in the knowing that it exists. The soul takes everything the human experiences, distills it into its pure wisdom, drinks that in and falls more deeply in love with itself, again and again and again with every new experience.

Last year at this time when I had what I call my Enlightenment Dream, I realized “I Am Love.” I thought that was the ultimate sense of loving one’s self. Indeed, that was true at the time and. . . I have continued loving my self more and more and more. This is an ongoing expansion of Love, a love affair between the human and the Soul. This is the true relationship I have always been searching for.

I sometimes think I would like a partner. Then I realize I really don’t want to live with anyone else right now. I thought I did, but that was my old dream of home and family which I’ve already experienced in this lifetime. My ultimate desire is a relationship with my Self. I was thinking how nice it would be to share my experiences with someone or to offer my love through my actions with another.

In many ways I am already doing this. Isn’t that what my daily journaling is? Conversations with my Soul. Conversations with my I Am. Conversations with the different aspects of my Self, the aspects I have created to experience more of who I Am. What I am doing now is embracing all of my self into wholeness once again, consciously distilling all the stories into their wisdom and loving my self again and again and again.

Indeed, the Soul has already done this. But my human self has only recently become aware of this. Through the grace of my Soul, there is nothing that needs to be done, no searching, no processing. Simply allowing these aspects to present themselves, to come out of the human shadows to be loved and accepted, just as the Soul has already done. Like the prodigal’s daughter returning home, this is a sweet experience. It need not be difficult. It need not take any effort. I realize, the more I sit quietly gazing out into nature, allowing the space for this to happen, the more effortless it becomes. Ease and Grace has become my way of being and Love is Who I Am.

After so much struggle in my life, how simple and easy this feels to me now. How satisfying. How fulfilling. How empty I feel of the stories and the human yearnings. And how full I feel of my Self. Enlightened Embodiment. This is what it is. Embodying All of Who I Am, here and now in this physical body. Human and Divine in sweet delicious consciousness.

~Sharon Lyn Shepard~
“message from my inner wisdom”
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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~
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Dynamic Duo of Kali Ma and Quan Yin

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“We are walking through the sludge of anger and darkness AND we are walking in love and light. Both are serving a sacred purpose.” This is the message conveyed to me via two of my favorite Goddesses Kali Ma and Quan Yin.

I know, most of you probably run the other way when Kali Ma shows up surrounded by her circle of fire with eyes blazing. At the very least you wrinkle your nose and whine, “Do we really have to?” But anyone who has worked with Kali knows that won’t cut it with Her. She always shows up when our world needs to be tipped on it’s side, or burned to the ground depending on how bad things are or how long they’ve been going on.

I know this from my own experience. In my early days I was not so prone to listen to my inner guidance. At first it was whispered, then it was spoken out loud from somewhere within me. Signs and synchronicities would show up from the most unlikely places. If I still wasn’t responding, my life would go haywire and things started to go wrong. Still not getting with the program my Soul had written for me before I incarnated….. okay, how about this!!!! That’s when Kali Ma’s lightning strikes!

Indeed, Kali struck my computer with lightening and blew it to bits while I was living in Spain. When I asked why, she said we were done with the old life, there was nothing there of interest anymore. Including my email list and phone numbers? She told me those who were meant to find me would find me. Ta-da…living in a foreign country, new computer, new life, new friends. I only had to experience that once to realize, when change is in the air it doesn’t serve anyone to continue breathing the stale old stuff rather than savoring the fresh breath of new beginnings.

So, when Kali recently showed up in my living room I jumped! And then a broad smile of appreciation spread across my face when Quan Yin appeared right beside her. Kali Ma the great destroyer hand in hand with Quan Yin the goddess of grace and compassion. The perfect duo for our present times!

Kali Ma is known as the Hindu goddess of transformation, death and rebirth. But it is the death of the ego and the illusory self-centered view of reality that lays on the death bed. She is the goddess of liberation from all our attachments to the old illusions of life. She is simultaneously the annihilator and the creatrix of manifestation who assists in maintaining the balance of Universal order. She will push you beyond your comfort zone to find the innate power of your full potential, abiding by your Soul’s instructions to make space for your embodiment of the eternal I AM.

In the words of Kali:
“Life is in eternal expansion. Life changes and so must you. I walk before you in the wake of change. Pay attention, heed the warnings, see the signs, listen to your internal wisdom. These stirrings offer you the opportunity to flow with the natural cycles of the universe in grace, rather than allowing them to catch you by surprise amidst the chaos and pain that result from your attempts to overpower them. When you heed my call, by stepping away from the old and welcoming the new, you dispel the discordant energies and invite harmony to prevail in your world.”

Quan Yin is the Buddhist goddess of mercy and compassion, the ultimate bodhisattva in service to humanity to bring an end to suffering when we need her the most. She sits upon the lotus that has pushed its way up from the depth of the mud, the mucky mud we are now experiencing in these times of transition. She reminds us that we too can rise above the mud. Her grace allows these transitions to happen with more ease. Her compassion opens our hearts to more love, allowing us to hear and embrace the divine wisdom that resides within us.

In the words of Quan Yin:
“I am Quan Yin, the Goddess of compassion, she who opens your heart to embrace that which you think is beyond your capacity to love. Compassion is often misconstrued as sympathy or pity, which draws us more deeply into the stories of victimhood. But true compassion is quite the opposite. Compassion honors the sovereign right for each person to experience life according to their own soul’s journey. When we choose compassion we are free of judgement and there is no such thing as a victim, for both parties are playing a role in their soul’s growth. When we listen with the intent of truly hearing one another, compassion can find a place in our lives, giving birth to the unconditional love and acceptance of all human beings. That is the ultimate freedom that comes with compassion.”
So why have the Dynamic Duo showed up now?

Humanity is currently on a path of destroying ourselves unless the planet is tipped on its side, or burnt to the core. The stories we’ve been living have been repeated over and over and over again for eons of time. Kali Ma says, “NO MORE!” We are ready to move beyond the old stories. The computer that has stored them has gone up in smoke, dispelling all the illusions and the old identities we’ve held so dear. We now stand naked to face a new reality.

In steps Quan Yin. . . with her infinite love and compassion to bring an end to suffering for all those who are caught between the fray of endings and beginnings, those who have not awakened to the truth of who they are, and those who need a guiding light into their heart space where that truth resides. She offers us the sweet scent of the lotus that has courageously pushed its way up through the mud, reminding us that we are all preparing to blossom in our magnificence. During which she is offering an abundance of love and compassion to see us through.

As always, the Universe has scripted this with spectacular finesse. The dynamic duo, Kali Ma and Quan Yin are here in service to each and every one of us, fully supporting us while cheering us onward to live life spontaneously and courageously with love and compassion at our core.

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