I have seen the movie Transcendence with Johnny Depp.  Allow me to quickly sum up the story:  a married couple are scientists interested in the advancement of artificial intelligence.  An incidence happens and he is given 4 to 6 weeks to live so the couple decides to upload his thoughts, knowledge, etc. to an intelligent computer.  The upload is successful and he continues to live on in this computer.  With his intelligence and the vast power of this computer, he is able to advance the evolution of mankind by leaps and bounds.  He heals the water and regenerates the land, forest, trees.  He is able to heal people of their afflictions and bring peace to their lives.  But, he is feared by a group of individuals who believe artificial intelligence and the creation of artificial intelligence is the creation of a god.

In the movie, it is believed the machine could not have the capacity to love yet when the imminent attack happens, the machine kills no one, the humans do that.  In the movie, the humans comment on how the machine cannot discern human emotion hence it could not possibly understand compassion, etc. yet the machine is inventing healing initiatives to clean up what humans have destroyed and ultimately the machine does all of this because of love for a woman and her dream to heal the world.  It is the humans that fear, not the machine.  It is fear that provokes humans to act in the emotion of the moment.  If humans could just learn to pause long enough to allow the emotion to pass and truly consider the options before reacting, peace would be easier to achieve.

I have had many discussions with people about the work that I do and how it conforms to the norms of religion.  When I explain that what I do connects people directly to God and heals any fears or blocks to them knowing their truth, I am seen as a heretic.  My husband tells me we had someone stop at the doors of the boutique a while ago and make the sign of a cross to pray for our souls and to ask God to transform our heathen ways.  A friend received an email from her former pastor's wife telling her not to go in to the boutique because it is not "of God."  Religious tolerance is forgotten when confronted with others who choose to worship God not like them and do God's work in a form that is different from theirs and hence the root of the problem of religious tolerance.  When I attended a church with a tag line of "You Belong" and it was clear I belonged as long as I tithed and followed their method of worshiping God.  Once I mentioned my ability to see and communicate with spirits, I ceased to belong.  I was truly missed when I stopped attend service however because my tithing envelopes were no longer being submitted and I received letters from this church asking me to return.  I understood the heart of their organization.

Is it any wonder religions are unable to get along and agree that we are one with God and there is no you and I, there is only us?  There is only the highest good.  Now, I truly understand why God chose to have the boutique in downtown Riverview on the main road. 
The boutique is a place of truths where once beliefs ruled.  The boutique is a beacon of love for those seeking a haven from judgments and freedom from religious intolerance and tolerance.  Tolerance is a decision to put up with other people's different view points.  There is no tolerance in loving another because love is all encompassing acceptance.  Love is not about putting up with someone who thinks differently, love is about love.  That's it.  Plain and simple.

I love the work we do at the boutique.  I love being a channel and messenger on God's behalf.  I love the people who chose to ask for help and those who do not.  I am that I AM and you are too.

Message from God:
"The gift of my son unto the world is to teach the capacity of love in many forms.  Love each other as you would love yourself.  Love each other as you would love yourself.  Love each other as you would love yourself."

Question:  do people truly love themselves?  If not, how could they possibly have the capacity to love another?  The major religions of the world teach you are a perfect and infinite child of God because the bible says so yet you could not possibly be perfect because you are a sinner in the eyes of God.  Really!?  No wonder there is confusion.

As God says, love each other as you would love yourself and if you have trouble loving others, perhaps you could heal what you need to heal in order to love yourself.  Love of another is a natural extension of the love you have for yourself.  True love for the self is not egotistical for true love is not from the ego, it is from spirit and spirit is your connection to the one you call God.

Have a blessed day.
Sharon
 
 
As we travel through life, we are taught many lessons and inherited many beliefs from those around us, experiences we have and stories we've been told or have read.  It is in all of these life activities we lose a sense of who we truly are and what we should or should not allow in our lives.

Most people who know me understand how important words are in my world because it is these words that form your beliefs, thoughts and essentially your world.  If you constantly spout negative, that is what you get.  If you constantly use the word "should" you are guilting yourself in to living someone else's life and not your own.  For example, I really "should" clean the house.  Really!?  Is that true?  What happens if I don't clean the house?  I can hear my father now...your house is a pig sty, clean it up.  You know what?  I don't mind dirt and dust bunnies.  As long as my son and other animals are not being carried away, the dust bunnies really don't pose a threat.  Also, I am very particular about who I invite in to my home (you could begin to determine whose energy you desire to have in your home) and those that are invited are not there to judge my home, they are there to visit with me and my family.

I firmly believe we overuse the word "should."  This word carries much guilt.  I "should" do this or I "should" do that.  Really!?  How about I "could" do that if I really desired to...should is about guilt, could is about choice.

The reason I am putting emphasis on the word "should" is because of the unknowingly terrible and destructive effect this word has on our lives.  Growing up I was told I should do this, I should do that.  I heard other people say the same:  I should do this, I should do that...  Again, really!?

Hindsight is certainly enlightening and, just as powerful, is the awareness you get when you realize how words, beliefs, stories, etc. affect the art of allowing.  Allowing is accepting gifts the universe brings to you and answers you have been seeking to questions you have been asking.  Too often, I see people reject "thank you" in return for an action or activity they have completed on behalf of another.

This is particularly true of spiritual healers.  As healers, we know we are a conduit for energy and healing between the universe and the client and we know the glory goes to God for what we do however, and this is really important for you to remember, God cannot do work on the earthly plane without people volunteering for the job.  What is also important to remember is when people thank you for the healing you've given them, the thanks is not given to inflate your ego, it is given out of gratitude by the client that you have been willing to help them on their journey.  Does this make sense?  When someone is thanking you, it is NOT ABOUT YOU!  It is entirely about them and the gratitude they are trying to convey.  When I hear spiritual healers say something like "it's not me, it's God doing the work" they do their clients a disservice.

First of all, the gratitude expressed is not about you, it is about the client and how they are feeling about their journey.  They are thankful someone is helping them.  Secondly, when you say "it's not me," you have just made the thankfulness about you and it is not about you, it is about the client!  Thirdly, you have just rejected the client by rejecting their thanks thereby undoing a little of the progress the client has just made and finally, you are rejecting yourself by not allowing yourself to receive the gift of thanks!  Were you even aware of the effects of "it's not me, it's God doing the work?"

Trust me, if you are afraid of having a huge ego, the awareness alone will prevent you from having one and God is not going to take offense if you take credit for the work He does, I assure you.  We all desire to do the right thing...next time someone says thank you, a simple "Your welcome" will suffice and do not make a big production over "it's not me, it's God!"

If you reject a simple "thank you", how can you possibly accept the bigger gifts in life like a true love?  A fruitful and highly paid job?  A beautiful home you have always desired?  How is that possible if you are rejecting thank yous?

I share these thoughts with you because of an evolution I have recently undergone.   A number of years ago, another medium told me I was a shaman.  (I did not know what that meant at the time and even today, I do not know what it means.  I stopped researching anything because I realized the information stored in my brain could skew a healing preventing the flow of energy with beliefs on how things "should" be rather than on allowing the flow of energy to be what is needs to be.)  I stored her comment in the back of my mind not knowing what to do with the information and hoping that someday, I would be enlightened.  At that time, I hoped rather than trusted.

A few years later, I received a message from Creator that I was a medical intuitive and not to do anything with it, just know that I am.  Again, did not know what that meant and stored the message in the back of my mind.  Over and over again, Creator and others relayed messages about gifts I had and I stored all of this information away for a moment when all would be revealed to me.

About a week ago, it finally happened.  Creator revealed to me a bigger picture of who I am and why I am here.  I have been asking these questions for many years and Creator perceived I was finally ready.  I am a shaman.  I have the abilities to heal people and animals, to draw disease out of those ready to release it, I channel entities from far away places in many different dimensions of existence, I am a spiritual guide, I am a mentor, I am a friend.  My initial reaction when Creator conveyed this message:  who am I to be so great and to have these incredible abilities?  My second reaction:  who am I not to be so great and to have these incredible abilities.  (If you have not done so, please read A Return to Love by Marianne Williamson.  It will change your way of thinking and your life.)

As I had been guided to do in the past, I analyzed my initial reaction and healed the fears and beliefs around shamanism and proceeded to grateful accept the message Creator had conveyed.

It is only through the art of allowing that I have evolved in to the person I am today.  I have allowed myself to heal, to learn lessons, to be the teacher and the student and to love myself and others unconditionally.

How do we reset the balance of consciousness in the world so true healing can happen?  Open yourself to allowing.  Heal what is required to allow yourself to receive all that the Universe would gift you with.  It is by doing our own healing that we give others permission to do the same.  Do not wait for someone else to do it for you.  Take charge of your own life and your own healing.  Reset your own balance of consciousness and allow that to pervade the collective.  This is how the healing of the global collective is done.  One being at a time.

Message from Creator
"It is true you were created for greatness yet you allow the limitations of others to become your own.  Children are not born with limitations, these are imposed upon them.  Do not transfer your own limitations and beliefs on to others.  Heal what you hold in your thoughts and emotions.  Know there is more to your world than what you think you know.  The world is a vast center of knowing, healing, understanding, conssciousness and it could be yours.  You are loved."

Allow.

With blessings
Sharon
 

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