“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