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
 
 
Lemuria wasn't a time or place, it was an ideal.  An ideal where healing and knowledge was shared freely to those willing to listen, learn and heal.  The teachers were healing themselves and sharing their experiences and insights with others willing to do the same.  While the ideal that healing and knowledge was freely shared was upheld, great peace and abundance was had by all in the area.

I have done much past life work on myself and others and the vision of the Lemurian ideal that I have pieced together come from these different experiences.  Creator and other light beings have confirmed that the vision I hold about Lemuria are true.

Let's be clear with this first however.  Others may hold a different vision of what they believe Lemuria to be that contradict my vision and all visions are valid.  My truth is not your truth and your truth is not my truth.  When we honour and respect ourselves and each other in that regard, peace and love are the only possible outcomes.

So, back to my vision of Lemuria.  I have been part of many attempts at building Lemuria and this lifetime appears to be one more attempt.  This begs the question...if we have built different Lemurias where have they all gone?  Answer:  they were destroyed by greed and anger.

In one lifetime, we had pockets of individual healers who set up Lemuria along the Bay of Fundy.  Yes, folks!  This area is incredibly powerful.  The time of greatness is not reserved only for "away" places.  The healers had agreed we would share information and healing with those interested in participating but at some point, a group of healers decided compensation was necessary for the work they did and information they imparted.  The healers came to an impasse when no compromise could be reached between those who desired to maintain the old ways and those who desired compensation.  As a result, Lemuria fell apart.

In another lifetime, Machu Picchu was established as another Lemuria, another healing center.  It was established high in the mountains so anyone desiring the information and healing had to make an effort to reach the healers/teachers.  The information and healing was freely given but you had to be willing to make the effort to reach the sacred location.  Again, a group of healers decided they desired compensation for the information and healing.  Once again, no compromise could be reached and Lemuria fell.

Yet another lifetime, the pyramids in Egypt where built as great healing temples and yet again, fell due to desire for compensation and inability to compromise.

How many times must this happen before we get it right?  I have asked this question of Creator several times and the response has always been the same:  the result is all a matter of choices made by people involved.  Creator then responds with the following question:  "What does it matter if Lemuria fails again?  You will have learned yet more from the experience."  Very true.

Is the rise and fall of Lemuria in this lifetime a lesson I agreed to learn?  Is it true that Lemuria will fall again?  Does it have to?  Some of the questions I ask myself many times a day.  There is fear holding me back at times because of the previous Lemurian experiences and my desire for Lemuria to rise and stay.  I desire for people to heal what they need to heal to live in peace.  I have by no means lived a perfect life and have learned many lessons along this life's journey but it is my desire to heal myself and learn my lessons that allows me to continue on this journey of rebuilding Lemuria.

The key issues in the fall of Lemuria are:  healers deciding they desire compensation for the work they do and knowledge they give, healers not wanting to change the basic ideal that knowledge and healing are freely given and the inability or unwillingness of either side to compromise or discuss the different viewpoints each believing their position is the correct one.  Quantum physics teaches there are an infinite number of options and choices in every moment so obviously there are many possible outcomes to the key issues.

Message from Creator:
"The desire and willingness of healers to step forward and do what is in the highest good is most necessary at this time.  It is never the healer themselves that dictate the value of what they do, it is the receiver.  The receiver shall place value on their own healing in accordance with what they deem their own worth to be.  There is danger in believing one healer is more valued then another but it is the human way.  It is the way of the 3rd dimensional beings since they place value on everything rather than understanding there is no value in anything unless one decides there is.  All is equally necessary and important but many fail to see."

And there you have it.  Where will this version of Lemuria take me and those involved, we do not yet know but the journey itself will teach us many lessons and the outcome is undetermined.  Only choices will dictate.  The choices made by the healers and the receivers.  My desired outcome is a lasting Lemuria.  Perhaps this time?

With blessings
Sharon
 
 
People have often wondered about elevating their vibration.  What does that mean?  How is that accomplished?  There are many different answers for this question so I will share my experiences about elevating vibrations.

Creator has often shown me pictures of fears, beliefs and blocks as weights we carry around.  Over time the weights slow us down, hunch us over and start to wear at our physical bodies.  By healing and releasing fears, beliefs and blocks, the weights are dropped and our bodies can stay tall and upright.  The more you heal, the taller your body can be upright.  The taller you stand, the less likely you are to experience imbalances otherwise known as diseases.  Imbalances are found in lower vibrational beings and are caused by low vibrating thoughts and emotions.  Food and the environment around us also cause our bodies to vibrate lower.

Everything in our world vibrates.  Our bodies, our food.  Even rocks and crystals have a vibration.  Many will often use crystals to help with different imbalances they are experiencing and have excellent results.

Thoughts and emotions have a vibration as well.  As you think thoughts and feel emotions, you are raising or lowering your vibration accordingly.  The highest vibrational thoughts and emotions center around self-love and the lowest vibrational thoughts and emotions center around self-hate with a broad range in between.

Why am I always attracting negative people in my life?  If you are asking yourself this question, perhaps it is time for you to review the kind of thoughts you think and emotions you feel.  Creator says it all the time:  people around you are a mirror of yourself to you.

How do you begin to change thoughts and emotions?  Start by learning to love yourself.  The most incredible tool we have at our disposal is the mirror.  Mirrors are all around us.  Any reflective surface is a mirror.  When you stand in front of the mirror or reflective surface, look deeply in to your own eyes and say "I love you."  This is not as easy as it sounds.  Some people will quickly learn to fall in love with themselves and this is good.  Others will take some time and this is also good.  You are having the true awareness of how you feel about yourself and you are gifting yourself with healing it.  When you get to a point where you can say "I love you" to yourself in the mirror without crying, you have truly begun to know the truth that you are loving, lovable and loved.

Self-love is not narcissistic, it is essential to life.  Narcissistic personality disorder (NPD) is a personality disorder in which a person is excessively preoccupied with personal adequacy, power, prestige and vanity.  Self-love is the peaceful knowing of the truth that you are a perfect and infinite child of God.  Self-love brings peace, joy and balance to your life.  It is an incredible state of connection to the oneness, to the whole being you are and to those around you.  You are able to see the perfection in others before they are able to see it for themselves.  It is a state of being I desire for everyone for it is in that state of being that you understand how truly magnificent and wonderful you are.  There are times I wish I could transmit what I see about others into their own heads so they can see their true glory but, sigh, that is not to be.  People must set out on their own journey of discovery and healing to truly understand who they are.

Raising your vibration through thoughts, emotions, food, etc. will have a direct and immediate impact on the world around you.  The people you hang out with will begin to change as well.  Some may even be angry and resent the fact you are changing.  "Oh, so now you think you are better than me!"  I have heard this before and the truth is not that I am better than you, the truth is I am choosing to live in a higher vibration so I do not attract imbalance in my life.  I choose to attract peace, love and joy.  In order to stay in a higher vibrational state, choices need to be made.  Sometimes these choices are easy to make and at other times, the choices are difficult but if you make the decision for self-love, everything you do and everything you are will and must change.

Message from Creator:
"It is not true that others are less than others or others are more than others.  Everyone is equal in the eyes of creations.  It is the individual that judges themselves to be less or more.  This judgement causes imbalances within the being and without.  It is not for you to judge, it is for you to heal.  It is for you to determine what life you choose to live and take action to make that life so.  It is for the glory of God and the glory of those around you you live the life you choose.  Self-love is a choice and it is a perfect state of being.  It shows others it is possible and it is truly the state you were created and born in.  It is the state you are pulled away from and a state you are truly desiring to be in as you search for the answer to your existence.  The breath strengthens the connection to all that is.  The breath is a key to healing.  To breathe is to cause you to pause.  To bring awareness to the self.  To understand you must pause and not be in constant motion.  It is in this motion you loose connection to who you are, all that is and all that could be."

And there you have it.  Change your thoughts, change your emotions, raise your vibration, heal your life.  Pretty simple...

With blessings
Sharon
 
 
Perception is everything.  How we perceive others, what they say, what they do...this dictates how we react in return.  I've recently had an experience where I was perceived as giving up friendship for money and I perceived the other person as being unreasonable and hard headed.  In both cases, the perception was incorrect but the damage was already done.  Can the damage be repaired?  Only choices will dictate the outcome of this situation.

Those of you who know me will understand the value I place on friendship and how much I "give away" without any recompense because Creator has guided it to be in the highest good to do so.  Teaching other people to accept gifts is very important and part of the healing journey.  My perception of the other person as being unreasonable and hard headed was based on my unwillingness to bend and compromise.  We are indeed all mirrors of each other for each other, aren't we?

Because I am looking for it, there have been many situations over the last few weeks in my day job I can use as perfect examples for how perceptions cloud the message truly intended to be delivered.

I share these stories with you because it is important for everyone to understand how dangerous perceptions can be.  The person receiving the message being delivered will hear the message based on their current situation and mind set.  If the receiver of the message is ready for a good fight, the message will be perceived as a battle cry to take up arms.  If the receiver of the message is peaceful and balanced, they will perceive the message as information to be absorbed and pondered.

How much misunderstanding drives our actions and outcomes?  How many friendships and relationships have been damaged by incorrect perceptions?  It is a story that plays itself out every day for those who are not careful.  As a former instructor, I have always made it a rule in my classroom that if the receiver is not perceiving the message in the way I had intended it, then I was sending the wrong message.  I took responsibility for the receiver's interpretation.  It was easy for me to control the environment and establish the correct mind set for people in my computer courses thus making communication easier.  It is extremely difficult, if not impossible, to establish the correct mind set outside of a very structured environment.  The emphasis however is still on me to ensure the receiver of the message is able to articulate back to me the idea behind the message in such a way that it aligns with what I was originally trying to say.

This brings up another point about perceptions.  In the classroom, it was my responsibility to ensure the message being delivered was correctly perceived and I had control over the mind set of the people sitting in that classroom because we were all there for a purpose:  to learn about a specific subject.  In the realm of every day life, is it my responsibility to ensure the message I am trying to deliver is correctly perceived?  How much control do I really have over the person receiving the message?  If it is important, I can certainly ask the person to repeat back to me what they believe they heard me say and I can correct any misunderstandings, couldn't I?  What if they are still not getting it?  What if they are unwilling to understand my message?  Can I truly control what people think and how they perceive the message I am giving?

The answer to that is of course no because people make decisions about how they will perceive a message.  If the message offends them, they have the absolute right to question the person delivering the message and ask for clarification of what was being said.  But how many people take the time to do that?  Have you ever said to someone "what you said has just offended me.  Here is what I heard you say...  Can you clarify if this is the message you are trying to get across?"  Or do you simply assume the other person is meaning to offend and engaged in hostilities?

It is a difficult subject to discuss and one that continues to baffle.  Some day soon, take the time to truly observe conversations and others' perceptions of what you say.  It is truly an eye opener and a great lesson for all of us to learn.

Message from Creator:
"It is when a message is perceived by the head and not the heart that problems occur.  Misinformation is a constant companion of strife and is a constant companion of disagreements.  When communication is true and clear and accepted as intended that love is the result and healing occurs.  It is unfortunate that perceptions are clouding truths and truths are lost in anger.  If the truth was accepted as much as misinterpretations, peace would be the ultimate outcome and most desirable.  Breathe and allow yourself to listen with your heart rather than with your head.  It is important at this juncture in human evolution to begin to function at higher levels of vibration where misinterpretations do not happen because we communicate from spirit to spirit.  Without subterfuge and without prejudices, simply love.  We encourage you to begin silent communications from heart to heart, soul to soul, spirit to spirit.  Much can be said without a word being spoken."

With blessings
Sharon
 

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