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

Divine Path

“Dear one, the gift in being human is your ability to experience life. There are no lessons, no wrong choices, only the intimate experience of life. There is no destination, there is only this beautiful, juicy, enlightening journey of expanding your Divinity.

What are you looking for? You’re always looking ahead, searching for all the answers, focusing on the destination, coveting new things. Then, just when you reach it or attain it, something else presents itself, does it not? No wonder you get so frustrated, never having all the answers, always wanting something more, thinking that you’ve never attained success.

Success does not lie in acquisitions, accomplishments or knowing all the answers. Many of your experiences were simply signposts, not the terse lessons you assumed them to be. Sometimes you only needed the appetizer, a taste was enough. Yet you judge that as failure.

True success lies in the ability to be content with life as it presents itself and live each of those moments to the fullest. Happiness, contentment and peace of mind are naturally present when you’re in balance with your values and intuition, live life from the still point within, and trust your internal wisdom. It lies in seeing and appreciating the juice of life.

You are now in the process of unraveling and transforming these old beliefs. Living amongst those who project theirs upon you can have its challenges. But you are not failing in your role as you seem to think you are. Know that this innate process provides you with the strength and understanding to trust your own wisdom. Whenever others judge you, allow it to be so. Step aside, but do not back away from your own beliefs, nor force them upon others. Simply allow them to come to their own conclusions while you continue forward in the truth of who you are. For you are the Beloved, as are they.

Put your fears aside. Your divine path is clear and open to you. Release your concerns about living up to your destiny, for it shall always find you. Seek, and it shall find you; seek not, and it shall still find you. It’s impossible to miss the clues and the guidance being offered, for they constantly bombard you. The Universe only knows how to support life, not inhibit it. So stop trying so hard and just focus on enjoying life. As you do so, you will notice your destiny interwoven in all of your actions.

Sink into the depth of your heart, dear one, and know that you are already on your Divine Path.” ~The Living Madonna~

© The Living Madonna, December 27, 2002