Jessica Shepherd Quotes
“I now release and am released from those who are no longer part of the divine plan of my life, as they now release me and find their good elsewhere. I expand quickly into the divine plan of my life where all conditions are permanently perfect." "You are in my life by divine appointment. You have crossed my path so that I may learn something from you, and so that I may give you my blessing. I now do this and you are released to your highest good.”
“Many people are put off by the use of the words spell and magic because they think this involves interfering with the will of another person or manipulating the natural order of things. This isn’t that. Psychic intention is not at all forceful, it is “attract-ive” and gentle, like the magically mysterious aspect of falling in love. And the receptive magnetism of Venus power doesn’t manipulate or seduce; instead, Venus power is about drawing others in with creative-spiritual energy.”
“I believe the fifth house experience is connected to our second chakra, the pleasure chakra of sexuality and creativity. When we encounter a fifth house mate’s sexy chemistry, we’re bowled over and wowed. The problem is, while long-term relationships are meant to wow our whole being—all chakras—our karmic partners hang out mostly in the ooey-gooey feel-good chemistry of our second chakra. A committed relationship cannot vibrate on second chakra bandwidth exclusively; our body cannot take it, and these relationships eventually burn out like a comet.”
“we can always recognize when we’re in this chakra by the way we feel—we have no separation between body and Spirit, and we experience no separation between self and others. We feel connected to all of life. In this chakra, we recognize the truth that All Is One. Here, we also realize, that yes, we really are spiritual beings having a human experience!”
“A fifth house planet may have a few love lessons to learn that are specific to that planet, but it also offers the potential for a rich, full, exciting creative life. By cultivating the art of total absorption and immersion in the present moment—by creating art, spending time with children, attending fun events, and making a place in our life for absorbing experiences of joyful spontaneity—we’re less vulnerable to the shadowy aspect of the fifth house. And when we liberate that falling-in-love feeling of fascination, astonishment, absorption, and joie de vivre from being dependent on another person, we feel ageless, like a kid again.”
“Paradoxically, we still love our ornaments and we still wear them. But once we’ve found our essence, we can put on our jewels and our little black dress, and wear them, instead of having them wear us. This time, when we get dressed up to go out, we wear our essential self. This time, we wear inner authority and self-knowing—the most coveted accessories in the Universe.”
“For instance, is fear ever a legitimate response to crisis? Is there any truth at all to fear? In my experience, fear is an Ego feeling out of control. In times of true crisis, there’s no time for fear, only action. It’s only thinking about it afterwards or anticipating it, that we feel fear. Also, one of the qualities of being in the presence of truth is its accompanying energy of fearlessness.
Are fear, gloom and doom, attempting to control, empowered responses?
As the world heats up literally and figuratively, it’s time to learn how to better handle our emotional energies during times of crisis and change. In my experience, most of our emotional responses to crisis is not usually about the event, but another one. This applies to collective events, where I consistently witness people going into fear and “concern” spirals for days on end. Ditto for building stories about “dark times”.
I expect this will make me unpopular, but here goes: If you’re having an emotion about a catastrophe that lasts longer than a few minutes, and you’re not bringing food and supplies, or in it, it’s probably about something else. Either conditioning you’ve inherited from the collective, like a Pavlovian response that says “okay, when this type of event happens we get sad/fearful/despairing/bitter. Ok, now go!,” or it’s a deeper wound of your own being triggered, or you’re not grounded and centered in your own energy. If it’s not happening to you, it’s not personal. It is what is. Don’t generate more Ego energy for the collective by dwelling in disaster. Either find a way to help, pitch in if that’s your thing, or connect with your light. Either benefit all.
For the Empaths who feel everything, I love what Martha Beck says. When she witnesses someone going through something tough, to avoid taking it on, in a nutshell she says, ‘This is their journey. I’ll have my time to go through xyz, but now is not my time. Everyone gets their time.’ Don’t worry, you’ll have your time to feel your own personal crisis or tragedy. Won’t you want people who are strong in their light around? Joining in with another’s or the world’s misery helps no one. It only creates more fear and misery. If you’re not baking someone a cake, better to ground, root and center. Take a walk in nature. Listen to uplifting music. Focus on your furthering your calling.
The fact is: the more focus we place on external events, feeding them with fearful thoughts and “concern”, the more distracted we become from our internal reality, where, with awareness, we can liberate our self -which benefits everyone. Once we stop the fear and warring within our selves we are able to be inspired and take action from a place of grace, not from absorbing external fear energies or being mired in our own wounding.
When we run on old fear conditioning- that it’s a dangerous, scary world; we’re ill-equipped for survival; we’re weak and can’t change; other people are doing this horrible thing to us- we are not only denying our light so weakening our selves, but we are not being honest. We are powerful. We are eternal. We are in charge of our experience. When we own our light it benefits everyone.”
“Ah, Mystery. You gotta love it. You actually do have to love it, at least enough to stay in the game of life. Appreciate the wonder. From gazing into Mystery, I’ve learned there are many reasons why “nothing happens,” and such reasons always have to do with our own evolving spiritual needs and our consciousness . . . or our lack thereof.”
“Relationships are like Rome, difficult to start out, incredible during the prosperity of the “golden age,” and unbearable during the fall. Then, a new kingdom will come along and the whole process will repeat itself until you come across a kingdom like Egypt . . . that thrives, and continues to flourish. This kingdom will become your best friend, your soul mate, and your love. Helen Keller”
- Description: Jessica Shepherd is a writer, astrologer and health coach who has studied and practiced modern astrology since 1992. She is the author of A Love Alchemist’s Notebook: Magical Secrets For Drawing Your True Love Into Your Life (Llewellyn, 2010), Karmic Dates & Momentary Mates: The Astrology of the Fifth House (Moonkissd, Nov 2014) and Venus Signs: Discover Your Erotic Gifts & Secret Desires Through Astrology (Llewellyn, Jan 2015). She publishes an astrology blog: Moonkissd.com and lives with her husband, stepdaughters and pets in Fairfax, CA.