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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At War with Love

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Many years ago while I was facilitating a meditation circle Archangel Michael came to me and asked our circle to hold Saddam Hussein in Love. I was a bit hesitant to ask my circle to do this, but after a brief discussion we all agreed. It was an interesting experience for all of us since it was the first time we’d ever done anything like this. I could “see” Saddam fading in and out of the middle of our circle. Eventually he disappeared altogether. At the time I thought we had failed in our mission. But Michael assured me that our assistance was effective. 

Several days later Michael called upon me again while I was in personal meditation. He asked me to once again reach out and surround Saddam with Love. Once again Saddam continued to fade in and out as I surrounded him in Love. Michael asked me to do this on a daily basis which I did. After a few days Saddam no longer faded out. I could feel him sitting in the energy of Love, sometimes absorbing it, sometimes at war with it.

One day he turned to face me with tears in his eyes. I was able to see his anguish, how he had been abused as a very young child. He said, “Until you appeared, I have never known love.” From that point on his presence was very strong and he never fought the Love that was being shared. A few weeks later he once again spoke with me, this time I could feel that he was a changed man. As he told me his story, often sobbing between his words, immense healing was happening within this man who has been acting with such incredible cruelty toward humanity. By the end of his story he offered his gratitude for my perseverance in continuing to love him, despite his actions. He told me he was a changed man and intended to do what he could to correct his errors. He also told me that if he did a complete about face with his actions he would be persecuted by his followers and lose any opportunity to make amends. Instead he would need to be working behind the scenes as best he could. He asked me to continue to love him and support his new efforts, which I was very happy to do. The world will never know how he changed his life from that point forward. But I do. Although Saddam has forever been written down in history as a evil terrorist, he was one of my Master Teachers. He taught me how to Love beyond that which we see with our human eyes.

I share this story because there is so much hatred being perpetrated in the world. If humanity is going to survive it has to stop!! WE hold the keys to stop the “War with Love”. For those of us who have known love it makes no sense to be at war with love. But for those who have never been loved or have been persecuted in the name of love it has become a war with love.

We are ALL born as Love Incarnate. Every single one of us. Hatred is something that is taught. Cruelty is something that is taught. Love is our natural way of being and yet we seem to have to fight for it. How screwy is that!!!

The Love I am referring to is not a love we need to conjure up from inside ourselves. It’s not a love that requires deserving. That is human love. I am referring to Divine Love, Love incarnate, the Love we’re born as. If you’d like to learn more about this Love, read my prior post “Crazy Love” .

Right now we are watching Native American tribes in Prayer at Standing Rock North Dakota protecting our waterways while being faced down by DAPL militia men with weapons. Militia who are being commanded by men who do not know love. Men, who like Saddam, may never have known love. Men who have been taught to use cruelty to demean and overpower other human beings in order to survive.

We are being given an opportunity to BE Love, to teach Love by being the example of Love. Even that may not be enough to penetrate the shields many have placed around themselves. What we can do is Pray Love, Pray Peace. We can do as I did many years ago with Saddam. We can unceasingly surround them in Love until they feel the presence of Love. If a man like Saddam can feel Love then presidents, governors, sheriffs and militia men can as well.

Our Native American tribes are teaching by example. I invite you to step up and join them by putting your own anger and indignation aside for the crimes being perpetrated against humanity. I invite you to find the peace within you, the Peace which passeth understanding. Together we can do this. Together we can eradicate the hatred, hostility and violence in the world. This is our opportunity to radiate our Love and Light to transform the world, one Loving moment at a time. For as the Lakota say. . . Mitákuye Oyás’iŋ. . . we are all related.

We are approaching the time of year when every major religion is preparing to celebrate their holy days of Love and Light. For many this is a time of gift giving. What better gift than to surround those in Love who are in most need of it, be it our family, friends, the militia, the homeless man on the street or our world leaders.

I acknowledge and honor the many who are already doing this. I bow to you in reverence for it is not always an easy thing to do amidst emotional turmoil. As a result of our altruism, I see our Tribe of Love and Light growing every day. Together we are making a profound difference in the world. A world that is weary of fighting this “War against Love”. A world that is learning to lay down weapons of destruction, be they guns or angry words. A world that is ready to pick up paint brushes of Love to create an enlivened vision for a New Earth that thrives on Love.

~Sharon Lyn Shepard~
“message from my inner wisdom”
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The Healing of Humanity amidst the Chaos

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Humanity has had enough!!! We are no longer willing to live in oppression. We are awakening to the greatness of who we are, no longer willing to accept anything less.

We are in epic times. Duality has served its purpose. It’s no longer about what is right and what is wrong, who is right and who is wrong. It’s about how great all of us are, each of us individually and as a collective group of human beings.

The Indigenous people realize this. They have taken a stand at Standing Rock, North Dakota. Although the outpicturing of this is about stopping a pipeline and protecting the water. There is something much grander happening here, something much deeper.

If you only look at the photos streaming through the media, on the surface it appears to be “us” versus “them”. The Natives against the pipeline. What I really see is a return to the greatness of who we are. The Native tribes have gathered in unity. Tribes that at one time were at war with each other. In the past they have been warriors, painted in war paint, protecting their own.

Today they have all come together, once again as warriors, protecting their own. This time what they are protecting is OUR own. That which belongs to all of us, that which we ALL need to survive. . . clean water, clean air, and the fertile earth to grow food.

They are no longer using weapons of destruction. They are using that which has always been at the base of their teachings. They are using Prayer. They are praying for ALL of us. They stand in prayer face to face with soldiers armed with violent weapons. They are praying for Peace.They are praying for the prosperity for all of us. For without the purity of our natural elements we all die.

The Indigenous people all over the world know this. They have preserved these teaching over the centuries, even as we’ve continued to push them off their land. They have come forth to share their teachings for the preservation of the land. More importantly for the preservation of humanity. You see, although the earth will survive no matter what we as humans do. Humanity will not survive if we continue to rape her of the natural elements that our physical bodies need in order to thrive and prosper.

Not only is this a time of awakening. This is a time of healing, for the earth and all of humanity. The indigenous tribes have come together healing their ancestral battles against one another. Healing their anger at the white man who has stripped them of their land and their dignity. And they have invited all of us to join them. In response 500 clergy members prayed along the banks of North Dakota’s Cannonball River with the Standing Rock Sioux Nation in an historic show of interfaith solidarity.  

We have entered the Age of Unity. That does not mean we become one homogenized society. It means we honor the uniqueness in each and every one of us. It means we heal all the ancestral wounds that have kept us from loving one another. It means we celebrate the greatness of humanity, the greatness of who we are. This is true in our personal lives as well as the collective humankind.

We have gone beyond the old world of duality. We will not survive long if we continue judging and pitting “us” against “them”. We can continue to war, fighting battles, protesting what’s wrong in the world, pointing fingers at who done what to who.

Or we can do as Michelle Obama says, “When others go low, we go high.” As the media continues to pit us against one another, the Indigenous people all around the world are rising up in prayer with forgiveness and peace in their hearts. Will you join them?

Are you willing to rise above the drama and chaos and see the truth of who we are? Are you willing to celebrate the Greatness of humanity as brothers and sisters on a planet that offers abundance and prosperity for all of us? This is what is being offered to each and every one of us. This is the healing of humanity that is taking place with the realization that we are all in this together.

This morning I awoke with this song wafting through my consciousness: “This land is my land, this land is your land. . .” May we join in Peace and Prosperity.
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~Sharon Lyn Shepard~
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All aboard!!! First Class Seats on the Emotional Roller Coaster

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Three Mislabeled Emotions

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

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

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

Peace

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

Joy

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

The Perks of the First Class Seats

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

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

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

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

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

~Sharon Lyn Shepard~
“message from my inner wisdom”
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Who is responsible for the violence in Paris?

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Who is responsible for the violence in Paris?

WE are!! Those of us who have awakened to something better in life, no longer willing to continue sludging around in a world that no longer serves us.

WE are!! Those of us who are no longer intimidated by the darkness that surrounds us.

WE are!! Those of us who are shining our Love and Light.

I know this is a radical answer, but it’s the answer my Inner Being shared with me and I’d like to share it with you. Because I think it’s important to acknowledge ourselves for the part we are playing.

Paris is known as the City of Light, the City of Love. Through this tragedy it is our collective Love and Light that is rising as a new dawn on a new horizon. It is our Amazing LIGHT that is stirring up the darkness to be released. This is the natural flow of the Universe. The LIGHT reveals the darkness….. and with our LOVE it is transformed.

When you shine your light into the darkness, you have to be willing to hold the space of Love for that darkness to transform. Allow me to repeat that for it is the only way the darkness can transform. When you shine your Light into the darkness, you have to be willing to hold the space of Love for that darkness to transform. Fighting against it will only strengthen it. Running away from it will only allow it to catch up with you later. But when you embrace it in Love, it WILL transform.

Stirring up angst about who perpetrated the violence only adds to their agenda. Whoever they are, whether it be the terrorists, or a cabal conspiracy. Does it really matter? ? Digging into the nitty gritty of their agendas of violence only strengthens their agenda and creates more separation, more violence, more anger. When we rise above it and come together in LOVE for ALL, we are offering HEALING for those who perpetrate violence. Those who need our LOVE and HEALING more then ever!!!!

LOVE, pure and simple. You don’t need to separate or direct LOVE to specific people or groups based on judgment and blame. LOVE, pure and simple. Therein lies the Peace we are seeking, the Peace that passeth all understanding. For how can we possibly understand a heart that is so broken, so rooted in hate, so in need of healing. We can not understand, but we can Love. The purity of Peace is within US when we RISE ABOVE all this quibbling. It is up to us to LOVE, pure and simple.

Take a deep breath of Divine LOVE. Can you feel the depth of PEACE that arises when you do that? It’s not about becoming spiritually adept enough to be lofty in our attitudes, it’s about continuing to practice pure LOVE in all of its aspects in whatever way you are able, one breath at a time. This is the core of PEACE, for ALL of us. This is how we create a World of Love and Peace.

Therefore, I say BRAVO to all of US who are responsible. Those of us who are shinning our Love and Light. Those who are “able to respond” with LOVE. For YOU are the transformers. You are “response-able” for the New World that is birthing all around us. Continue to flood the planet with your LOVE and LIGHT. Continue to embrace ALL of humanity. For it is our LOVE that is transforming the world.

~Sharon Lyn Shepard~
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