Desires of the Heart

“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.”
~Black Madonna~
October 17, 1999

© Sharon Lyn Shepard, 2000

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Open to Receive

“Dear one, because you are a spiritual being in manifest form, the wealth of the Universe is at your fingertips as a natural birthright. As a human being, you are here to create from your ever-flowing passion and experience unprecedented abundance in all areas of your life.

Many humans are entrenched in the core belief, whether consciously or unconsciously, that in order to be spiritual they must live a humbled life of poverty. This is a contorted misunderstanding. The laws of nature address relinquishing ownership, not to live in poverty, but to live in constant wealth with everything provided in each and every moment.

Wealth does not lie in owning things, but in the pure enjoyment of them. Because of our insecurities and fear of lack, we possess things, accumulate things, and hold onto things, which only arrests the flow of energy causing everything to flow around us rather than to or through us.

But does this accumulation of things really offered true security? Do you, in fact, own anything? Think about it. Everything you own could be swept away in an instant through one act of nature. In fact, the only things that can’t be taken from you are the ones you have willingly given away. In reality, in your daily life you use what you need and when that need is fulfilled, you pass it on to someone else or return it to the earth in one way or another. This is the truth of Universal law. It is not necessary to “own” anything, because we already own it all.

We each live upon the self-sustaining love and light of Source. As a sovereign being, we have our own support system and simply need to tap into it. Nothing outside of ourselves can do that for us. We are a universe unto ourselves because we’ve been born with everything we need. But we have been seduced into thinking it is supplied from outside of ourselves. And that is an untruth. We have been living at the hand of society’s delusion.

Transform your core beliefs: A spiritual person is healthy, wealthy, and wise, living in infinite abundance.
It’s time to pull back the veils, especially in regard to money. Our currency is nothing more than a unique form of energy, a material form created to maintain balance in the current exchange between groups or individuals. But that which has solidified into a financial institution has become skewed and balance no longer exists. When we ignore or abuse our relationship with money it has the potential to become toxic and effect our lives in debilitating ways that encase us in fear and stop us in our tracks.

Realizing money is not the measurement of our true wealth allows the freedom to live life in the manner in which we choose, something money can never buy. Money is not our security. Nor is it power. The security and power that we seek lies within. Our inner sanctum is the only safe place where we shall ever find the comfort, contentment, and joy we seek.

Become intimately aware of the desires of your heart and let go of your expectations of how abundance shows up in your life. Go to sleep each night as an empty vessel by returning everything to the Universe from whence it came and open to the unlimited potentials with gratitude in your heart so your cup can be refilled anew.

Financial exchange, as a way to keep the energy flowing, is a healthy part of our lives. As spiritual beings we can introduce new models where relationships hold precedence over territorial rights and cooperation eclipses competition. By exorcising new creative approaches we can offer our sacred gifts in exchange for what’s needed to live and play in a healthy holistic manner. Then, dear ones, currency will begin to take on a whole new form.

Open to receive from the loving ever-benevolent Universe. Our chalice is always overflowing. Accept this abundance as it was originally intended. Trust in the natural flow of the Universe knowing that the pure essence of your soul, that permeates every experience, attracts whatever you desire into your life and there are no limits to what you can accomplish! Now, let’s go play.”
~Black Madonna~
October 20, 1999

© Sharon Lyn Shepard, 2000