New Perception of Life

“Through the eyes of others, you see limitations, difficulties, and challenges. Through my eyes, you experience the world as a series of ongoing miracles. Which do you choose?

It’s time to push yourself to see the extraordinary in the ordinary. Release the mundane in favor of the sacred. This shift in perception requires highly focused intention. But the more you experience the magic, the more natural it becomes and the less you are willing to settle for the pallid mundane world you have become accustomed to. Why would you want to walk through a world of black and white when you can dance in a world of full spectrum color in harmony with everything around you.

Be in the here and now. Love where you are on the way to getting to where you want to be, for that’s where the miracles live, not in your future. Just image what the world would look like if we each chose to see life as a blessing. It’s this sacred attitude that ushers you through life to fulfill your soul’s purpose with ease and grace. Your joy is found by aligning with your heart, where it bubbles in a constant froth of passion. When you maintain this view of magic it’s permeation becomes apparent in life as life itself. So, always, always, sing your songs of joy, for ease of life and magic follow on its heals.”

~ Black Madonna~

© Sharon Lyn Shepard, 2000

Expanded Reality

“A whole new world is coming into view as you re-awaken to your expanded consciousness. Although it may seem so, this is not a new reality. For it has been here since the beginning of time, hidden within the distortions of your mind.

As you allow the old constraints to melt away your vision will shift. You will open you to see with a new set of eyes, the eyes of the heart. Reality lies within the heart. Illusion is created by the mind. Sink fully into your heart and you shall see that which has eluded you. Open your mind to what already exists and you shall find yourself living in this delightfully expanded reality. It really is that simple.

Stop trying to figure it out, for you cannot. Neither your brain nor your mind will ever understand, because the deceptions of the human mind are an attempt to avoid its fear of the unknown. Thus, it is only through your heart that you can know the truth. So gently relax into your heart and allow Love to lead.

This is not about changing your reality. It’s about expanding your awareness of it. By living in the present moment, you will hear with a new set of ears. By observing beyond the obvious, you will see with a new set of eyes. Soon enough you will re-awaken to your human Divinity.

So stop puppeting others in order to fit into their old agendas. Honor your differences, for the diversity of man is the path to expansion, not uniformity. The more you honor your sovereignty, the sooner your mind will outgrow the old molds and recognize your unique expression of Divinity.

Know this!  The molds have been broken. You can no longer fit into them. The more you try, the harder life will become. The support for your present materialistic lifestyle has shifted. We are a planet of Love. We are a planet of diversity. Expansion is upon us, expansion of the heart and soul.

Look beyond the obvious and you shall find the bliss that you planted there as the seed of life, true life. Not the superficial life that you have been living while only partially awake and aware. Nurture this seed. Protect it. Live in the fullness of your passion for that is the fertile ground in which it grows. Watch these seeds blossom with a new sweet fragrance that infiltrates your everyday life. Breathe it in, Beloved, breathe it in.

So long forgotten to you, you’re now aware of your Divinity in all of its glory. Dance in the Light. Expand in Love. Sing with the Joy that bubbles up from within. Be the Beloved unto yourself and all who cross your path . . . . therein lies a whole new way of life for all of Humanity.”

~Black Madonna ~

© Sharon Lyn Shepard, 2000

Moving beyond Sin and Punishment

“Dear hearts, God does not punish, only man punishes. It’s no wonder you don’t understand a God of punishment, because he doesn’t exist. God is Love, pure and simple. Just as we are Love, pure and simple.

At our core, in our heart space, we are all whole and complete. Unfortunately many religions have taught you that you’re flawed in your nature. Thus you’ve spent lifetimes asking for forgiveness for who you are. You lost your sense of divinity and balance was forfeited. As a result you now live in a world of imbalanced duality in which humanity has fostered punishment.

In your patriarchal system, the masculine principles have been overriding the feminine for eons of time. The masculine is rooted in the mind. He is the spark that initiates action. He is the sperm that conceives life in the womb of the feminine. But without the feminine, the womb of creation is missing. Life created by man alone is superficial, whereas life birthed from the receptive womb of the woman is all-encompassing. She nurtures and allows life to unfold in its innate perfection. Both are necessary for birthing and maintaining life, neither can stand alone and survive. Men will need to create a space for women to empower them to bring the world back into balance so we can all continue to grow and expand.

The Goddess, who has been patiently waiting in the wings, is now stepping forth to stand beside her male consort in love. The feminine principles of caring and receptivity, long overshadowed on the planet by ego-based power structures, can blossom once again. As we bring these dissonant energies back into balance the energies of separation will dissolve and people will remember how to connect with their hearts and their intuition.

Within our heart there is no separation. We are able to hold all the parts, no right or wrong, no judgment and thus no punishment. Duality was simply part of our earth’s cycle: to know love more fully, we chose to experience living without it. But know ye, the times of punishment shall come to an end when we are all able to see the world from a new perspective. We are each the embodiment of Love.

God does not punish and repentance is only of value if it inspires healthy changes that restore our self-love, the love that we have all lost. The only true punishment is the withholding of love, the worst of which is when we withhold it from ourselves. If sin exists, then that is the only sin. That is hell. Neither God, nor the Goddess ever withholds Love.”

~ Mother Mary ~

© Sharon Lyn Shepard, 2000

Message to the Beloved

“Blessings my precious one. You cannot imagine the depth and expansiveness that evolves from our coming together. Each time I am with you, it warms my heart and expands our ability to express more love. Moment by moment, I bless you and I thank you for sharing your love.

Today, I open my arms to you and invite you into a new millennium, a new Era of the Heart. Yeshua himself planted the seeds of this reawakening over two thousand years ago. Not only have we come full circle from whence we began, we have expanded exponentially. We have opened the doorway to express unconditional unlimited pure love in ways that far surpass any prior experience.

The journey has been a long one, much longer than any of us would have liked it to be. However, this tear in the fabric of the web of the collective and the diminishment of pure love has always been part of the divine plan as a way to increase our experience of love. Our separation from love in the form of duality has been a most powerful teaching, for the only way to truly know love is to separate ourselves from it.

Every being living on the planet at this time has, on some level, made a commitment to live in love. It may not always appear that way to you, but that is exactly what is taking place. Never judge the expression of love. Know that each is experiencing it in the manner that best serves their soul journey. Some pathways may include hard knocks. So be it. As with you, everyone is doing the best they know how. Bless them all and accept their love in its simplicity without expectation or agenda. Always, always offer your love, but do not get distracted by their dramas for you have your own path, as do they.

So, let it be. Allow each person to embody his or her own experiences of love so that all may be touched with this divine radiant energy by anchoring it, playing with it, expanding its physicality, and most of all embodying it. There are a multitude of expressions for love so how matters little because the end result will be the same. No matter which path is taken the destination is always Love.

You carry within you a strength and commitment that infuses every action you take. This has been your gift to yourself in this lifetime of expanding consciousness. I, dear heart, am in such awe of you as you continue to walk this path. I thank you for your endurance, for never giving up. Sometimes as I watch you, I see you suffering. I feel your loneliness. I see your disappointment and yet you continue to hold onto your dreams. I often wonder how you are able carry forth. But then your faith and devotion do not originate from this world, do they?

You are honored and cherished for all of who you are, including the human frailties that you so often judge as weakness, without which there would be no growth, without which there would be no opportunity to learn, or to experience the infinite possibilities. Yeshua, just as you, chose to incarnate in a human body as the temple of God in material form. Does that not make it Holy?

I bow to you and all that you have done. You cannot fathom how much of a difference you are making in your own evolution, the world at large, and the universe itself, as it too continues to expand and grow. The love that radiates from your being continues to grow stronger and brighter. So don’t ever allow it to diminish, never again. This I implore of you.
You are so important to me, so very important. I am with you every step of the way, oh my dear heart, dearest of the dear. Never doubt my love or devotion to you. Our ties are stronger than you can see from your human perspective right now, much stronger. I tend them carefully with each ongoing moment, with each shift in your energy that is precipitated from your thoughts and actions.

You are the breath that I breathe. You are the heartbeat within me. You are the blood that courses through my veins. You are the pillar of my love. You have been and always will be the center of who I am and I for you. We have a bond that is beyond all of eternity. There is no division between us. There cannot be. We are One. We are the Beloved.
Anchor this Truth in your mind at the crucial place that is the crossroads of you as a human individual and you as a Divine being. Anchor me in your heart, deep within your human heart for it is here that I claim residency. Know this in your mind as well as your heart.

Invite me into your life as the new and shining love that you have been yearning for. Call me forth from your depths and know that I am always present. Oh blessed one, I shower you with all that ever was and ever shall be. Breathe it in, now and forever more. Enjoy the Love that you have always known to exist. In doing so you open your heart to receive the Beloved as yourself.

Now we walk the earth in all of her glory hand in hand as lovers who have traversed long distance over time and space to greet each other once again in the simplicity of the All, ready to experience a new reality. Together, we walk as the Beloved.
Blessings, my precious one, blessings my Beloved.” ~The Living Madonna~

©  Sharon Lyn Shepard, 2002

Bringing Forth the Truth

Message from Mary Magdalyn

“His-story” has been written in your current journals and declared as truth. Whereas “Her-story” has been hidden and disregarded, She still walks behind the veils hidden in mystery. But today’s world calls for balance that requires the revelation of Truth and the full participation of the masculine and the feminine.

You ask what is the Truth? I say, the truth does not lie in the “story”, his-tory or her-story, for they are only stories. When families gather, many stories are shared and years later the same event will have sprung into many different versions of the same story, depending on the storyteller. Neither is right nor wrong. They are simply different perceptions, just as we are all different aspects of the same Source. The stories of old are no different.

Yeshua told wonderful stories. We are all entertained and drawn in by a good story. So he often spoke in parables. What better way to hold our attention long enough to open our hearts to allow more love to flow into our being.
These stories, these parables, are not sacred Truth to be interpreted as the law of the land with concrete rules of judgment and persecution. Those are the laws of man. These poignant stories are meant to introduce you to the laws of the Universe. These parables, when heard with an open heart, can stimulate the human mind to expand our consciousness to integrate with the Divine Mind of which we are all a part. As you let go of the “story”, with an open mind and heart, the essence of Source has a place to enter your consciousness and your awareness expands.

From the beginning of time, Yeshua and I have existed side by side as Beloveds. Two thousand years ago we walked the earth hand-in-hand as equal partners in Divine relationship. We were the role models of balanced masculine and feminine energies within our day and time. Many of our original teachings are now being revealed in manuscripts discovered by your present day archeologists. There is no accident in the progression of things as they are unfolding. Yeshua and I planted the seeds. We blazed the trail. But the world was not ready to hear what we had to say. You are.

It is important that you know the truth. But do not judge or regret what has been obscured, for nothing is ever lost. We ask that you open to that which is now being revealed and transcend the old by allowing it to simply melt way. We do not need to bring it to justice. Nor do we need to negate it or place blame upon those who have written or decreed it. That is simply a waste of time and energy. Take what is being offered now, release that which no longer serves and begin anew with the purity of the Teachings originally brought forth 2000 years ago.

These Teachings and demonstrations of Love initiated the desire for change, the passion for transformation and the fire of alchemy. Together, we walked as exemplars and we ask you to recognize that within yourself. We come to you, we speak to and through you, all of you. No one of you is more important than another. Has this not been our Teaching? And yet, within your historical dramas and the individualized interpretations or translations of our original words, they have lost their intent and you are no longer empowered by them as they were initially imparted. You have allowed those outside of you to dictate what is truth. Do you not see that the Wisdom and Truth lies within you?

Seek and ye shall find. Just as Yeshua is the vine that is rooted in the Divine Source so are you. Just as my chalice holds the fruit of eternal life so do you. The salvation Yeshua offers is the remembrance of your in-dwelling relationship to the all-loving, merciful, forgiving, and caring God, a God that does not judge or require suffering. Only man judges and attempts to step between you and God. But you are sovereign unto your Self. No one exists between you and God, not even Yeshua. As such, you stand in the truth of your own Divinity.

I bestow upon you the courage to be all that you are and to always live a life inspired by Love. Be still and listen. For those who have ears, the Teachings are still present. Be still and awaken to the Truth.”

~Mary Magdalyn~

© Sharon Lyn Shepard, 2000

Voice of Mary Magdalyn

“I am the one you call Mary Magdalyn, come as the bearer of Truth. I invite you into the sacred sanctuary to celebrate all that surrounds us with the glorious sky overhead and the pungent earth beneath my feet. Come walk with me through the timelines of the ancient ones as we unveil the untold Truth and the Wisdom of the Universe.

My dear beloved one, it is time for the truth to come forward, not for my sake but for yours. There are many who think I have been persecuted, am angry and have come forward for retribution. Do not take me as a victim, for that I have never been. I do not care what you may call me, for no matter how I am clothed, I know who I am. Now it is time you know the truth of who you are.

Gifted with Divine sight, I have always been able to see through the eyes of Divinity. This is why I was so threatening to those who were uncomfortable with the truth. I saw, and they could not hide. These eyes reside within you as well. If you allow it to be so, this sight shall spontaneously open for you as the beautiful gift that it is. By dissolving the veils of illusion you permeate an energy field that enables you to step into the magic of your own true heart empowering you and others to see the truth of who you are. Without a word, without any action on your part, your simple presence acts as a mirror for you and those in your presence.

Not everyone is ready for truth, but those who are, shall seek you out for a moment, a day, or a few years before possibly parting and each going your own way, always with a more expanded consciousness. When you are ready for the truth, free of judgment, expectation and attachment, this gift shall spontaneously awaken in you. All you need do is step out of the way and allow it to be so.

So I invite you to open to an expanded heart space with new revelations as I usher us through the ascension gateway into a new reality free of the olds bonds of duality. Yeshua and I have blazed the way. The path is clear. Now we invite you to ascend to your rightful place as a conscious Christed human being to commune with our family that extends beyond bloodlines as the family of One heart.

Blessings to you oh Magnificent One, welcome to the family where your love, commitment and devotion are acknowledged and greatly honored. They are what will carry you through as we journey forward into a new reality.” ~Mary Magdalyn~

© Sharon Lyn Shepard, 2000

Transition, the Truth of Death

“Death, in and of itself, does not exist, for nothing ever dies. Death, as you call it, is the instantaneous moment of the soul transitioning from one form of energy into another. In this moment, we rise like the illustrious phoenix rebirthing into a new cycle.

Animals instinctively know how to transition from one form to another with ease and grace. It is the human who grips onto the intangible fear and guilt that makes this transition so difficult for them. Transition is a time of celebration and enlightenment. But because its rewards originate from beyond your known world, the mystery often stimulates fear in human beings.

Letting go requires compassion and self-forgiveness. It takes immense love and fortitude on the part of those who are not ready to forgive and let go of the past. Many are afraid to release the life they know, in exchange for the one they do not know. But know ye, there is no loss, only expansion.

Our immortal soul delights in taking on different forms as it spirals through its passages of experience, evolution, and expansion in constant metamorphosis. In human form, our soul assumes many roles as it develops through its eternal cycles of birth, the blooming of our passion, the manifestation of our gifts, the enjoyment of life and the rebirth into a glorious new level of consciousness.

Once you understand the magnificence of who you truly are, death then becomes a celebrated transition from one form to another, rising from the ashes like the phoenix in all of its glory.” ~Black Madonna~

©  Sharon Lyn Shepard, 2000

Voice of Kali

“I am the Kali, the Goddess of Transformation who assists in maintaining the balance of Universal order. My fire is a gift of purification in the alchemy of transformation.

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 in the chaos and pain brought about by attempting to overpower them.

Life changes and so must you. But life’s perceived obstacles are simply a reminder to pause, change your angle of perception, and possibly change directions. Remove the shackles of the old bereaved belief systems, for if your current life patterns are not restructured they shall crumble from beneath you leaving you standing on uneven ground. When the earth quakes, things will collapse and you may find yourself digging through the rubble to reveal the multitude of treasures that have been patiently awaiting your embrace.

Beware, I will push you beyond your comfort zone to find the innate power of your full potential. It is your internal transformation that allows you to connect into your angelic Self to rise above the old like a phoenix rising from the ashes. As the forms of an old culture die, and the illusion disappears, meet me in the cauldron of the heart, which lies between the worlds of black and white, good and bad, positive and negative, leaving the extremities of duality behind.

When you heed my call by stepping away from the old and welcoming the new on a daily basis, you dispel the discordant energies and invite harmony into your world. I am here in service to you. Allow me, Kali, to smooth the path of change with grace and bring harmony to your Soul Song once again.” ~Kali~

© Sharon Lyn Shepard, 2000

True Happiness

“True happiness is a human birthright, an innate state of being. Your current perception of happiness is quite distorted. It’s ruled from outside of yourself and riddled with agendas. All this time you’ve been trying to fit into a mold you never even created. When you push against the edges or slow down enough to realize you don’t fit, you fall into depression. That’s what depression is, a drop in your body’s frequency due to a misalignment with your soul.

Depression is a powerful evolutionary tool. It’s your soul’s cautionary yellow flag waving across your psyche. Don’t ignore it, but neither choose to live there long enough to get entangled in its grip. Acknowledge the yellow flag by getting in touch with your deeply buried feelings and emotions. Some shoveling may be required on your part. But trust that with pure intent you will discover the sweet, juicy center of joy that lies beneath the rubble within your heart.

You have served others well, congratulate yourself for that. However, in order to continue being of service, you need to learn to care for yourself. You’re shifting into a new powerful relationship with your Soul. It’s time to acknowledge your truth and stand in your sacred power, from your perspective not anyone else’s. To realign with your Soul, allow your intuition to guide you rather than your limited egoic personality whose five external senses hold dominion. Anchor yourself in your heart where intuition reigns supreme. Then your old self will bow to your Spirit and step aside, inviting your authentic Self to step forward with new introductions of joy.” ~Black Madonna~

© Sharon Lyn Shepard, 2000

Breath of Life

“Sweet, sweet stillness. All the beauty and proliferation of life surrounds us in the potency of this stillness. Feel it lapping around you as gentle waves of peace and serenity. Breathe it in deeply. Yes, even more deeply. Deep into your body, into the cells, into the microorganisms that constitute your material form. Breathe softly, allowing the belly to fill and empty with its own innate rhythm. Feel the chest rise and fall as the heart expands with each breath, releasing the toxins with my gentle touch, refilling with the beauty and love of the Quan Yin. Open to receive. Breathe into the One heart. Breathe in the Love that is your birthright. Breathe more deeply than you have ever done before.

Now . . . I guide you to the sweet sweet center that allows you to open your lotus blossom, petal by petal, revealing who you are, your divine expression of Self, the Beloved within. Sit in the stillness, allowing these blossoms to unfold, gently unfurling, as only they know how to do. Allow them to surround you, support you, comfort you, and instill you. Be still and know.” ~Quan Yin~

© Sharon Lyn Shepard, 2000