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

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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

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

The Nature of Miracles

“Miracles upon miracles. Know that you are always surrounded by miracles, but in order to see them, you need to be fully present in joyful anticipation. When you see the world as a child believes, the magic finds you and the nature of miracles is revealed unto you.

Slow down. Each moment, each step, each action carries within it a potential miracle. Every thing, every action, every word and the space in-between holds within it all the frequencies and all the dimensions with infinite potentials. It is up to you to choose how you perceive it. For magic lives in each cell, each atom; it surrounds you. When you become fully consciousness and treat life as miracle, it becomes one. Which do you choose to see? How do you choose to experience the world? The choice is yours.” ~Black Madonna~

© Sharon Lyn Shepard, 2001

Love is not what you Think it is

“Precious one, it is time to open to more love than you have ever imagined possible. For love is not what you think it is. Love is so very much more. I, Mother Mary, invite you to learn the truth of love to bask in the bliss of agape, the infinite expanse of Love.

It amazes me that the English language has only one word for “love”, the essence of which has infinite aspects to it. According to the Ancient Greeks, love has three components. Eros strikes like fire, consumes you with sensual desire and longing, then often burns itself out. Philia sustains itself within the bonds of family and friendship. Agape, the primal source of all Creation, transcends our human understanding of love and fills us with its Divine essence. This gives us a place to initiate our understanding.

That which you most often perceive as love is really only the energy of attention, given or received; attention through compliments, touch, time, romance, sex, gifts, support or acknowledgment. In your world love has been controlled, measured, judged and doled out against past experience. Like a banker, you invest in love, then expect a repayment with interest, which only sets you up for heartache, as you so aptly call it.

You treat love as if it is a sentiment given and received using specific words and actions expressed between lovers. Or as filial love between mother and daughter, father and son, sister and brother, and close friends. You spread your love over others so they will love you back to fill those empty places within you. Sadly their love is never enough to fill you. But your own love is.

All the love you will ever need is within you. By simply loving yourself, those dark empty places will be filled and love will spill over its old self-constructed bounds. By simply loving yourself you’re able to break through the old shackles of love and see its truth in everyone and everything.

Although it has been appropriate to learn of love on the material plane by experiencing it in such measurable ways, in reality love has no form. Nor is it measurable. Every time you attempt to give it form and judge it with man-made measurements, it becomes more illusionary, unfulfilling, empty, and often painful. No wonder you feel abandoned, unworthy, lost and lonely.
Every time you’ve opened yourself to love, it broke down the walls that held you captive to the past and brought everything that’s not rooted in love into the present moment. In this emotional overwhelm your natural tendency was to shut down instead of remaining open to the healing and acceptance of more love. Thus the cycle continues in an excruciating slow death in response to your fear of love.

You fear the unknown and that which you do not understand. Fortunately, your perception of love comes from a limited perspective. So, as the ultimate Divine Mother, I invite you to go beyond your human perception of love and allow me to wrap my arms around you as you surrender to the true power of agape, the infinite Divine love of Source, to know that . . . .
Love is . . . safe, kind, compassionate and patient,
Love is . . . pure and unadulterated,
Love is . . . for everyone, not just the few with whom you chose to share it,
Love is . . . the breath of life, breath of creation, breath of all that exists,
Love is . . . truth, omnipotent, omniscient, and omnipresent.
Love simply is . . . . . .

Love lives in the space-in-between, radiating naturally from every cell. Why have you chosen to hold it only in your heart, placing walls around it for protection? Remove the walls and allow the power of love to flow freely throughout your body as blood flows. Beyond that, allow it to radiate to everyone and everything, asking nothing in return no matter who they are or what form they take.

You have nothing to lose, for love cannot be depleted, it will never run out for it is the vital force of energy that sustains all things. Nor do you need to concern yourself about how others shall receive your love or react to it. The responsibility of receiving lies with the receiver. Simply allow love to flow, and flow and flow. In doing so, you live in the eternal energy of love. By relinquishing the need to acquire it from outside of yourself, you become sovereign, complete unto yourself and able to revel in the bliss of love that is always present in infinite supply.

Flow in love, precious one. Flow as love with a totally open and free-flowing heart. No more walls. No need to pretend, defend or protect. No more holding back. No need to resist. The suffering of holding on so tightly has come to an end.
Flow in the love of Source. Flow in the love of God. Flow in the love of the Goddess. Flow in your love. Allow it to flow. Let it be, Love knows how.” ~Black Madonna~

© Sharon Lyn Shepard, 2000

In the Footsteps of the Divine Mother

“Come, come, journey with me, arm in arm, walking in the sacred footsteps of the Divine Mother. Our path is blessed by those who walk ahead preparing the way, dropping petals of grace that we may tread lightly. Our radiance lights the way and our love opens all doors.

I, the eternal Mother wrap my arms around you nurturing you in love and joy to empower you to step into the desires of you heart. I enfold you in the infinite power of Love. I breathe all of who I am into you, into your heart. Drink, drink me in. Continually draw upon the essence of the Mother as we walk the path of One heart birthing a new world of love, peace and harmony, all the while singing our exuberant songs of joy.

Live in grace, dear one, allowing it to pave the way. When bumps in the path appear, simply step back quietly to gain a different perspective. Then proceed around them in gentleness, content in the flow of life at its own pace. Sometimes life is as exhilarating as the rapids in the river. Other times it is the stillness of the pond that reaps the rewards. Allowing the cycles of life to lead soothes the soul. It is here you shall find eternal peace.

By leaving doubt and judgment behind, all that opens before us shall be seen through a new set of eyes, the eyes of the Mother. Allow courage to carry you forward as we continue to trust in the divine unfoldment of life. Realize that where we journey is not as important as how. It is how we walk in the world that matters, how we walk in love, how we walk in beauty, how we walk in peace. The simplicity of this shall become the salvation of the world.

See the glory in the truth of who you are and dare to stand in that truth despite what those around you think. Oh it may come with its challenges for some, but allow them to challenge themselves as you quietly rise above all that is not rooted in love.

Always look forward in delight. Life is meant to be enjoyed, to provide fulfillment, to make the heart sing. So, sing with me, oh divine one, sing. The song has been quieted for far too long. Join me in the eternal cosmic song of Love and Joy.” ~Black Madonna~

© Sharon Lyn Shepard, 2000

Unconditional Acceptance

“My dearest one, step off the pedestal of your perceived perfected self into the peace of unconditional acceptance. In your acute desire to be the perfect perception of your highest Self, you are constantly scrutinizing yourself to fix that which is broken, wrong, and diseased. Your life is spent aiming for a false sense of perfected enlightenment. But what is enlightenment?

Beyond that, you’ve done others the same disservice by perching them on this same precarious pedestal, individually as well as groups, including the world at large. In doing so, you’ve negated the rite to love everyone one for who they are. Of course, it is with the highest intentions. But this constant criticism is taking its toll on humanity.

Recognize this obsession with perfectionism as a symptom of fear, the fear of never being enough, the fear of never being worthy of love. Beloved One, You are already love, how can you possibly be unworthy of what you already are?
This eroding belief of unworthiness requires immediate transformation. With the loving grace of the Goddess let us consider an effortless way to move through it. Simply put all your expectations and attachments aside because those are the things against which you judge.

Many age-old attachments and desires carry within them a linage of specific expectations. Peace, for instance, does not necessarily mean quiet. Internal stillness, yes, but that differs from quiet. Can you be in the stillness while surrounded by the ripples of chaos? That, dear one, is real peace. Peace is found when you can turn away from distractions, refocus your mind and go within to the stillness that resides in your heart.

And what of love? Why do you limit your acceptance of love? For love given, you expect love in return? Why not simply share the abundance of your love and allow it to flourish, for you can’t give something you don’t already have. When you can see every action as an action of love by being able to give and accept without any agendas, then you will know the truth of Love.
By focusing on unconditional acceptance of yourself and others you can open to love by allowing and empowering each of you to live the fullness of your dreams. Then step back and watch as your innate perfection blossoms, expands and shows its full array of colors.

A change in your perspective is all that’s called for. In accepting things as they are, nothing resists you, and nothing recoils back at you. The search for that illusive spark of love lies in the innocence of a child. That Love can be so-easily found by aligning with your heart, where it bubbles in a constant froth of passion.

Love where you are on the way to where you’re going. It really is as simple as living in gratitude for what already surrounds you. So, stop looking for what you need to change and focus on the beauty that already resides in your heart. I see that beauty in you, can you?” ~Black Madonna~

© Sharon Lyn Shepard, 2000