“Every time you ignore the desires of your heart, you block the Divinity of your future. Recognize that your dreams are the steppingstones to your destiny and your passion the validation of you tapping into your true purpose. It all lies in that deep quiet place within and bubbles forth when you’re in alignment with the yearnings of your heart. Following your passion opens the flow to everything you desire and need. Be open and willing to accept these gifts, then eliminate everything in your life that no longer aligns with these choices.
Sometimes we must surrender and release much in our lives that no longer serves us in order to make room for what our heart knows is ours. Often you may feel as though you have lost something but there was no loss. What you gained was peace. And there is no price for peace.
So don’t bring anything into your life without a request from your heart, otherwise you are living in falsehood. These are the true lies, the ones you make to yourself. The others are of no avail because they don’t really affect you. You may think they do, but they only affect those who do the lying. For what they loose is your trust and the trust in themselves, without which there is nothing of value in this life.
To manifest a future of your choice, be clear in what you desire and live it in the present moment. Make not these choices based on past experience, for the past comes with limitations while your future lies wide open. Time cannot be harnessed or controlled. When we live within a mind that’s always projecting forward we lose our opportunity to consciously shape the future through the power of our full presence. Therefore our future comes without regard to our consciousness, but rather by default with a constant longing. Our future can only be shaped by our actions in the present moment. The past is but a memory and the future yet to come. So the only moment, in truth, is now.
Contentment in life is simple. If you’re not content then you’re living from your pre-programmed intelligence rather than from the Truth of your Heart. It is here, in your heart, that you can lose your True Self. Your heart knows heaven and is guiding you to your kingdom of heaven on earth. So sit quietly and listen. Follow its gentle urgings. Do not act without complete surrender to your heart’s desires. Choose to live heaven now. Don’t put it off for the future. Choose it! Live it! Live your Love! Live your Joy! Live your Bliss! And those around you will have no choice but to do the same.”
October 17, 1999
© Sharon Lyn Shepard, 2000