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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Climbing the Steps of Ascension

Ascension is much like climbing a flight of stairs. One foot is on the lower step, which is the support for lifting the other foot to the next level. There is a moment when the upper foot hovers in mid-air as the muscles (energy) push it upward to land on the next higher step.

This is what our life journey feels like. One foot in the old, while the other foot is lingering in mid-air on the way to the new. During this time, our consciousness is expanding into what feels like a very wobbly space compared to how we have been living our lives on the lower step.

Once the upper foot feels secure in its new placement, we lift the lower support foot to meet it. The old support system is no longer needed now because we are being supported by the upper foot with a new level of consciousness. With every expansion of consciousness, our Soul distills the Wisdom from each experience, and logs it into our Soul Template. It then unravels and deletes the emotional baggage and stories that have held us in limbo for multiple lifetimes. With our foot securely on the upper step, we can only continue to move forward if we release these extraneous energies, as uncomfortable as they me feel in the moment.

Once both feet are on the same step we are operating from a more expanded view with the clarity of our embodied Soul Wisdom. We are grounded with a new intuitiveness to take care of business. Clean our house, water the garden, go grocery shopping … etc. Because let’s face it, being in limbo can feel kinda spacey, and often inoperative.

Here there is a sense of gratitude for how far we’ve climbed. WE get to decide how long we choose to linger on each step before we raise to the next level of consciousness, because there is always another step awaiting us.

The current vibrations of the planet are amping up. There is less time in-between in which to linger. However, it’s important that you remember you are a Sovereign being with a unique Soul path. There is no herd mentality here with which to keep up with anyone else, nor any spiritual groups. This is your Sovereign Soul path.

As the planetary and cosmic vibrations amp up, the physical body goes through its own transformations. It’s important to honor the body with our own self care. [See my prior post “Monitoring Our Physical Bodies During Transformation” ]

Years ago, I was guided to stop attempting to ground the incoming energies in the old linear way by connecting heaven and earth, nor via the linearity of the chakra system. Energies move in waves and spirals. The energies of the physical body also move in waves. Attempting to direct energy via the human mind only slows down the process or in some cases blocks it completely. Thus, an increase in what is often referred to as ascension symptoms.

I have not been grounding in the old linear way for quite some years. As a result, most of the ascension symptoms have disappeared for me. Indeed, my body feels these transformations. But they are with such ease and grace now that I am flowing “with” them rather than attempting to direct or control energies. Our bodies KNOW what to do, if we relax and ALLOW it to do its prescribed job.

With every expansion of consciousness, I am reacting very differently to the flow of energy. I no longer see or experience things with the same stability with which I have been familiar. I realize energy is in constant motion. Nothing is static. Our dissatisfaction and suffering is rooted in an attempt to hold everything in place, which is impossible because. . . Life is in constant motion. [ See my post “Energy in Motion” ]

So as we are climbing the infinite steps of ascension, it’s important to remember: Ascension is not a goal. It is a journey, a journey of the heart and Soul. Be grateful for every experience for we shall never come this way again.

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~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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Energy in Motion

For the past several weeks I feel as though I have been living in a fog. Although I’ve experienced numerous blips of this fogginess over the past few years, I’ve never experienced it for such a long span of time. Nothing stimulates my interest and nothing feels very satisfying. It’s been much like the movie “Groundhog Day” where I get up, get dressed, eat a few meals, move through my usual routine, then return to bed. Get up the next day and repeat.

At the same time. . . I’m living an oxymoron where life feels totally unstable. There is flagrant instability with global weather, world events, and systems collapsing all around us. But I am experiencing it even more so within my own life. It feels like I’ve had a full memory wipe out, unable to grasp onto even a tidbit of information to make sense of anything. And surprisingly, I have been functioning just fine. In fact, my life is flowing quite smoothly. Perhaps because I have no memory or expectations within this fog with which to judge anything.

This morning I finally awoke feeling much more clear and present in my body. At first I thought I had been floundering out of my body because everything has felt floaty and wobbly. I now realize I have been acclimating to a new way of being with the realization that nothing in life is static, even though it may appear to be and I have grown accustomed to engaging with energy from this erroneous belief.

In reality: Energy is in constant motion. Life is continually changing. Otherwise we would all be dead and gone.

Instead of attempting to ground with the earth, or into my physical body, I realize my consciousness has expanded into what feels like a very wobbly space compared to how I have been living all of my life. I am reacting very differently to the flow of energy. I no longer see or experience things with the same stability with which I have been familiar. It appears to me that humanity’s dissatisfaction and suffering is all rooted in our attempt to hold everything in place. But, nothing is static. Instead, energy is in constant motion. Life is in constant motion.

I have awoken feeling content, lighter, more at ease. I’m no longer experiencing energy as I have been accustomed and my human self is acclimating to this newness. I no longer need to figure things out. The search is over. I don’t need to know how things work because energy is in service to me in a new and different way in each and every moment. There are no repeats, nothing to fix, no need to get anything right, as I have been attempting to do for most of my life. Instead, I’m living a life of infinite new potentials.

All our lives, everything we’ve ever done has been for the purpose of feeling love, peace, joy, and contentment. So why not simply BE those things without the need to “do” something to attain them. Because in the end, they are not attainable. They are in fact, Who We Are. And the way they express is changing in each given moment. There is nothing I need do, other than choose.

THIS is the new ME, My Energy, sovereign, free, and clear in every New moment.

~Sharon Lyn Shepard~

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Awakening the Empath

What is an empath?
According to the dictionary: Empathy is an ability to understand and share the feelings of another.

But I have to ask. . .
Can we really understand the feelings of another? For we each have our own unique life stories and experiences. That, in itself, filters how we hear and experience others, from our own perspective. What, if any, advantage is there in sharing the feelings of another?

In my recent dreamtime, I experienced sitting at a table in a bar observing the bartender with the people coming and going. Each person left the bar transformed. It was as if he was serving up an elixir, rather than the kind of alcohol that usually helps people drown their troubles. After everyone had gone, I went and spoke with the bartender. I asked what he was serving to transform all his patrons. He said, I see each person’s highest potentials and I treat them as such. I could see that he was able to be fully present and listen without taking anything on because he knew it was all irrelevant to him without any need to advise or fix anything. The radiance of his simple presence was enough. This was the elixir. 

Upon awakening in the morning, I pondered the message of this dream. I realized, as empaths, we feel all the energies around us and have take them on as our own to figure out how to survive and be safe. In pre-neolithic times, this may have been important. But we are no longer living in antiquated survival mode.

Empathy is not unique to certain individuals. Everyone has this empathetic ability. Unless one is consciously aware of it, which most people are not, everything is taken on as one’s own energy. Some people are more sensitive to energies than others to the point that they become empathically overwhelmed and stifle one’s life.

I recall some years ago while living on an island, I could feel my nervous system amp up as soon as the tires of my car hit the frenetic energy of the city streets upon exiting the ferry. I had to do a lot of conscious breathing to settle down before I could comfortably go about my business.

Because the influx of information due to the news, social media, and internet has continued to increase, so has the energy we are taking on from the collective consciousness. Thus, we often unconsciously damp down in order to function. Just as I did when I exited the island ferry.

YIKES!! No wonder the planet is such a mess right now as the vibration of the planet is rising and humans are becoming more sensitive. Without the awareness of how to manage energy, there is a lot of acting out as suppressed emotions are coming to the surface.

Empathy is not something that is spoken of in mainstream. In fact, it is regarded as weird or insanity from those who do not understand it, and considered an emotional dysfunction from within the medical community. It is only the spiritual community that is becoming aware and adept at managing empathy. We are beginning to feel more deeply and to recognize what is ours and what is not. What needs our attention and what does not.

If we have inadvertently taken on energy that is not ours, which all of us have done over the years, it’s important to release it. Otherwise this suppressed energy becomes dysfunctional and manifests as disease. As a means of releasing, I have noticed the difference between “letting it go”, which implies I have taken it on as mine. . . or “it doesn’t matter”, which proclaims my unconscious judgement of something that does in fact matter. If instead, I claim its “irrelevance” to Who I Am, it dissolves in an instant rather than having to process all the stored data of which there seems to be an eternal stream.

When my human self is tempted to jump into engaging with current energies, I have learned to claim its “irrelevance” which means I don’t take it on as mine. Just as the bartender in my dream never took anything on from his patrons. He was able to listen from a neutral place, the same way Source does, without any judgment, therefore never taking it on.

I consider empathy to be a Sacred Gift. Everything is energy. Empathy allows me to intimately feel and communicate with everything around me, people, my environment, animals, plants, stars, even the omniverse. Empathy allows me to consciously feel everything from neutrality without judgment, allowing it to be irrelevant, unless I consciously choose to interact with it.

Empathy is something I’ve been consciously experiencing for many years and learned to use advantageously while doing healing work (from which I have retired). During that time, I had to learn when, or if, to engage while remaining neutral as the observer and not take any of it on as mine.

We in the spiritual community have come to realize that although conscious empathy is a gift, it requires a lot of practice because the old programming is so deeply ingrained. It’s important to remember: We always have choice. And this is true Freedom! As such, we are becoming conscious Wayshowers for a whole new way of living on the planet.
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~Sharon Lyn Shepard~
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Navigating Multi-dimensionality

Josephine Wall

Learning how to navigate multi-dimensionality is becoming the new adventure as we are awakening to more of our selves than mere flesh and bones controlled by the human mind.

A few weeks ago as I was walking out the lane to the mailbox, I experienced what I called “Enchantment” because I felt like I has walked into an enchanted world with all my senses ultra expanded. The magenta rhododendron flowers were emitting a neon light, with a luscious scent, and I could hear their song of blossoming. Humming birds and bees were fluttering in front of me leading the way like pied pipers. The air was aglitter with faerie dust. I could sense the roots of the ancient cedar trees sinking their roots deep into the ground in search of more moisture. Everything smelled of fresh fecund earthiness. My feet were effortlessly gliding along, not quite touching the ground. And yet, I was fully grounded in my physical body.

I remained in this state of consciousness for several days, allowing but not attempting to maintain it. The more I engaged in 3d activities, the more it faded, but I always felt it on the periphery of my awareness. Since then, it has been fading in and out. With each embodied experience it feels more real.

It feels much like the Mists of Avalon only reversed. In the Mists of Avalon, we lived in 3d and had to pull back the veils with our magic to enter this expanded reality. At that time the planet was dropping into more density. Now, the cycle has reversed and we are naturally re-awakening to this expanded reality as our natural way of BEing.

How I have been experiencing this

When I am relaxed, with no agendas, I am naturally living “Enchantment”. When I disengage from the chatter of the mind, my senses are super engaged. Colors are brighter, birdsong sweeter, food more sensually delicious, feelings more blissful, joy is in a constant dance with whatever I am doing.

The challenge is navigating the 3d when in this state. This morning I disassembled my coffee press pot to clean it and stared at it for 5 minutes trying to remember how to reassemble it (something I have done numerous times). That was a bit disconcerting until I began laughing at myself. In a flash it was all back together and I was sipping my brew, while still in “Enchantment”. Thus I have realized laughter is the bridge between these worlds.

I have been learning how to do “enchanted” laundry, cooking, grocery shopping, vacuuming, and even toilet cleaning. How? By releasing all judgement about such chores and singing my way through them. I remember as a kid, mom used to wax the hardwood floors and it was our job to buff them. She gave each of us a rag and turned on some music. We turned that floor into a skating rink, buffing while we skated and danced to the music. That’s how housecleaning has become to me, an enchanted way to dance away the dust.

What I have learned thus far

We are naturally multi-dimensional beings. As the vibration of the plant continues to rise, so does the vibration of the human, and our expanded awareness. Once we allow ourselves to relax, our consciousness naturally expands.

We all have choice. We can choose our “Point of Consciousness”. Up until now, most humans are locked into one dimension because of their constant busyness within it to maintain it. As humanity becomes aware of a more expanded consciousness, it is up to each human to choose how they wish to navigate this expanded reality. Some will close down in fear. Others will open up and allow All-That-Is to reveal itself.

There is no right or wrong. There is no rush to the finish line. Because this new reality is free of judgement and free of time. It is a personal sacred choice, for each of us are on our own unique soul path. There are no lessons, books, or teachings. It happens naturally by simplifying life, relaxing the overly cluttered mind enough to make space, and then allowing the experience of expansion to become our new reality one moment at a time. I would venture to say the easiest way to tap into this awareness may be to tap into our childhood memories of magic and wonderment.

The more humans that begin living this new reality, the easier it becomes for the collective humanity to visualize a new way of being, free of the old mind matrix. Eventually, we will all become “enchanted” into this new way of being because we are tired of the old power games that have been playing out on the planet for eons. Multi-dimensionality will effortlessly become our new reality simply by choice.

And so Beloveds, once again, I have navigated my multi-dimensionality with savvy, able to write these words while “Enchanted”. I am assured that all of us will be doing so with new finesse if we so desire. What a magnificent enchanting world I foresee!!!
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~Sharon Lyn Shepard~
“Wisdom of the Inner Voice”
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Consummating our Sovereignty

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CONSUMMATING OUR SOVEREIGNTY
Volume V of “Wisdom of the Inner Voice”
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Just as lovers merge to consummate their relationship, our Soul is calling forth the consummation of all our fragmented human aspects into sovereignty as our GodSelf. Through eons of life experiences, these aspects, both dark and light, have expanded our conscious ability to experience and embody our Divinity. This unique lifetime on earth is initiating our freedom from the former bonds of duality by revealing, healing, and integrating all our fragments into wholeness. It is the integration of all these aspects that consummate our sovereignty within the pure vibration of Love.

Chapter Titles:
Recognizing our aspects
Being Present
Integration
Wisdom
Sovereignty
Freedom
I AM

With the self realization of our sovereignty as our GodSelf, we return peace and balance to our present-day world from within the depths of our hearts, free to create anew.
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CONSUMMATING OUR SOVEREIGNTY, “Wisdom of the Inner Voice”, Volume V
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In the Clarity of Creative Flow

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“What is the definition of procrastination?
It means: I can feel within my Energy sensor that this action is not in perfect alignment at this time.” ~Abraham Hicks~

This has been so true for me. Several writing projects of mine that were flowing with immense Joy several years ago came to a screeching halt. Procrastination was at an all time high. Several times I thought about abandoning them. But although I had no creative energy to continue, pushing through or deleting them didn’t feel right either. What did feel right was to put them aside without any attachment to ever completing them.

For the past few years, I’ve been projectless, releasing the old mind matrix of duality, floating in the void, and allowing the expansion of my consciousness. Although my soul revels in this expansive consciousness, my human aspect rebelled. At first my monkey mind went bonkers, throwing all kinds of temper tantrums. When it finally realized I was serious about shifting my point of consciousness from a mental viewpoint to BEing in the flow of the Divine, it went into retreat and boredom set it. This was more of a challenge than the monkey mind because I was constantly looking for distractions to fill the emptiness of the void. Everything from reading monthly energy reports and predictions, to new Lightbody dietary recommendations with healing techniques, to New Age conspiracy reports, or the call to join planetary action agendas.

Indeed, these may all be worthy causes, but these were not the call of my soul.
My soul was calling out for a total release of old thinking, old patterns, and old habits. My soul was asking for a clear energy pallet from which to create anew. For THIS is why I have come into this very lifetime, to create anew rather than simply rearranging old energy. There are a group of us that are choosing Embodied Enlightenment. Indeed, we can share our stories and support one another. But this is a sovereign experience, one that can only be accomplished solo. Just like the butterfly, our caterpillar legs must dissolve before we can fly as the illustrious butterfly.

Thus, I created a comfortable environment in which I was able to withdraw from my old way of living into a new way of BEing. I spent months at a time “forest gazing”. Although meditation is an excellent tool, I found forest gazing to be more conducive to quieting my mind. Nature provides the perfect backdrop to engage my mind free of old thought patterns. For nature is the epitome of divine flow and there is much to be learned through simple observation.
During this time, blips of wisdom would surface. I recorded them in my journal, often sharing them on facebook or my blog. But it was all in the moment, all in the flow, free of any agenda. All forgotten in the next moment as I drifted in the void.

Then all of a sudden, the treasured projects and passions I had set aside popped back in!! I began joyfully unwrapping the ribbons that have kept them from being published before their time. Reengaging with my book’s manuscript with my present expanded consciousness tells me how wise I was to trust the Divine flow. No matter how uncomfortable it was at times, no matter how I judged my perceived procrastination. On the few occasions procrastination now raises its head, I heed its message. I settle in for some forest gazing to allow my consciousness to align with the ever expanding Source of New Creation.

With my pen in hand again, I”m writing with utter delight! I have published four books for the Black Madonna Diary series. And per request from friends, I have collated many of the poems of wisdom into a series of poetry books “Wisdom of the Inner Voice”. In the past 7 months, I have joyfully and effortlessly published 7 books!!! All with ease and grace AS the Divine flow of Source. Not “with” the flow of Source, rather AS the flow of Source.

As I peruse my facebook newsfeed, I see there are many of us in the creative flow once again, each in our own unique way. BRAVO to all of us for trusting Divine Flow and Sourcing Creation in all its purity. Continue forth Beloveds. Continue forth and Create in the NEW!!

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~Sharon Lyn Shepard~
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Living in Grace

Gratitude by Melina del Mar

We are living in unprecedented times. There has never been more talk among the common people about Ascension and Awakening to our Divinity. The New Age movement has exploded and multiple avenues of awareness have splintered off into avenues of there own. There are multiple teachings and ways of expanding our consciousness.

The soul has always had a thirst for garnering more experience to know itself more fully. With each incarnation, it expands its consciousness and adds to its library of wisdom via our human experiences. It does not judge these experiences. It simply delights in the experience and distills the wisdom as consciousness expands.

There has never been a dark night of the soul. There have only ever been the dark nights of the human. Why is that? Because the human, who has lived lifetimes of duality, judges and maintains a library of these judgements. The human has become so embroiled in this library that it “thinks”, “This is who I am.” Eventually the human becomes so dissonant with its soul that it gets lost in its dark night of the human in order to go deeply enough into itself to remember its connection to the Divine.

Little by little, the human begins remembering its true relationship with the Divine. Not the religious relationship that has been taught to us over eons of time, depicting us as “less than” the Divine. But the realization that we ARE Divine.

Thus begins the process of awakening to who we truly are and unraveling that which we “thought” we were. It’s time to go into the library of the mind and begin tossing out the dusty old volumes of mental advice that’s always prevalent.

This isn’t an unconscious act. It requires focus and full awareness on the part of the human. It takes commitment and diligence. Meanwhile, our Divinity continues to love and support us through this process.

Humans have been attempting this process ever since we’ve moved through the veil of forgetfulness. The Egyptians practiced it via physical and spiritual initiations in the temples. The Druids practiced it via their magic within the cycles of nature. The Tibetan monks practice it via their meditation and piety. The Maya practice it with their ceremony and rituals. Groups of Aborigines still hold this wisdom and practice it within their tribes.

But the average human walking the streets has no concept of their Divinity, much less how to connect with it. Once we do connect with our Divine, there are no Mystery schools available to us as we had in ancient times. We’re out in the world, on our own.

One might ask: How have we gotten so lost? Indeed, we have gotten lost. But I have to ask another question: Is there a purpose to this madness? Because there is no such thing as a lost soul. There are only lost humans.

I have come to the conclusion that in present day, we are meant to be going through this process on our own because we are realizing our Sovereignty. Many say this is a group ascension. Perhaps that is so, in so far as, many of us are going through this process. But in realty, it is an individual and sovereign experience. For we each have our own unique libraries of the mind that are surfacing during our Awakening.

We are each going through our own process of unraveling eons of memories, thoughts, and beliefs. And, we’re attempting to do it all in one lifetime!!! This is overwhelming to the human mind. It has no basis for this process which kicks it back into protective mode, making it even more challenging.

In the wee hours of the morning as I was coming out of dreamtime I was attempting to “let go” of some the old stories that had surfaced, but all I got was more resistance. I then switched to consciously “allowing” the process, but that only made it worse. That’s when the Madonna swooped in and informed me those are masculine attempts of control and manipulation, rooted in the mind. She reminded me that GRACE is what is called for. That was when everything began to shift, as if she had waved a magic wand. I settled back into dreamtime and awoke with a lighter heart and a sweet smile on my face.

“Ease and Grace” have been my mantra ever since I can remember. I think I wrote it across my heart before I incarnated so I wouldn’t forget. Even as a child I recall my confusion as adults were working so hard and suffering to gain God’s approval and society’s approval by proxy. Of course, like so many of us, I got caught up in that collective consciousness. But somehow, I always came back to Grace.

That morning as I was consciously experiencing Grace, I wondered. . . Just what is Grace? With that mere thought, I realized it’s something I can not put into words. For it is beyond words, beyond the mind, and attempting to define it dissolves it.

Grace is a sensory experience beyond words, beyond the mind. Which is why it works like magic bypassing the mind and aligning me with my Divinity. I can not define Grace, but I realize the effect of Grace. When I sense into Grace I always feel a flow of the Divine. And this is how I choose to live my life, in the flow of the Divine.

I’m no longer working on “letting go” of old traumas, habits, or beliefs. That feels like the antiquated way of resolving things. It feels like way too much work when there is a much easier way. Instead, I choose to Live in Grace.

~Sharon Lyn Shepard~
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Artwork: Gratitude by Melina del Mar

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The Mind’s Role in our New Reality

Art by Eduardo Rodriguez Calzado

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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~Sharon Lyn Shepard~
“Wisdom of the Inner Voice”
http://www.sharonlynshepard.com
gratitude Artist Eduardo Rodriguez Calzad

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