Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas

A special message from Sharon
It is a bit different to share from my heart instead just letting the messages flow with the angel. First I would like to thank you all for reading and feeling the messages that we write each day. For it is for you that we do this service. Secondly, I would like to thank those of you who have offered financial donations towards the cause. My intent has always been to offer wisdom to assist free of charge. That being said, I bare financial costs in putting all of this together as well as time. So, I truly appreciate the gifts of love I receive back. I know that not everyone can afford to help and so I truly appreciate any gifts.

For me, this year has been filled with many gifts and opportunities to love more deeply. Some more fun than others. As most of you in some form or another that I have been working through a work place injury. I have had a very trying year financially as well as physically and therefore emotionally too. If it had not been for my spiritual work with the angels, the programs and the healing I would not still be here on the earth plane. Of this, there is no doubt.  I have lived with physical pain every day, and have therefore gained a greater understanding of chronic pain and hopefully this makes me a better healer. I have learned a great deal about working with a system that needs to be changed. Old energy must change. This has been a real challenge and opportunity to grow. I am not sure why I signed up for this one, however decided I best make the best of it and do my best lol. Therefore at least I won't have to redo it again if I do it completely this time. I am inspired in many different ways that could lead on some very different path than I expected to be on this time out. Great opportunities to grow in several different directions.

As I enter the new year things are definitely shifting and changing.  I have won my appeal with Worksafe BC and hopefully now, as we enter the new year, there is a positive shift happen that has taken it's sweet time. Should be an interesting year of love for us all. I do feel more clearly guided as some things get settle and I understand that it is far from over, however no longer stagnant... and like the hanged man, has freed up some energy to get things moving with less resistance. Ya!

My angel book got a bit delayed in the editing stage and I should have a shipping date in the next few days and where everyone can buy it that doesn't want a presale copy. Thank you so much for your love and support and there is still time to order an autographed copy and/or reading. Love and blessings for your support on this project.

So, merry christmas and here is to a new year filled with peace, love, health and prosperity, love and blessings, Sharon

Thank you, Mahalo, Merci, Gracias, Vielen Dank, Grazie, Спасибо, Obrigado, 谢谢, Dank, 謝謝, Chokran,Děkuji

Article Copyright ©2011 by Sharon Taphorn. All rights reserved.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Calling All Angels with Sharon Taphorn -Power of thoughts 12/01 by Shifting Times Radio | Blog Talk Radio

On today's Calling All Angels show we will talk about Archangel Metatron, messages from the angels, working with your chakras, and the power of your thoughts and words and how they affect others. Includes a meditation with Archangel Metatron and then some mini angel sessions. xoxox Sharon

Calling All Angels with Sharon Taphorn -Power of thoughts 12/01 by Shifting Times Radio | Blog Talk Radio

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Mind over Mattress

 Today I was reminded that Mercury is retrograde starting tomorrow, as my car seems to be giving trouble to name just a few of the things that have been a challenge today. During a mercury retrograde, it is the perfect time to do a life review, and that is exactly what the doctor has ordered for me (well, me being the doctor too).

So, anyway, I did decide to get up and feeling a bit like ziggy these days, when I am usually such a positive and optimistic person, I thought it was best to do something and just laugh for bit. I did watch the Winnipeg Comedy Festival and a old Bill Cosby special on PBS
that made me laugh ... It does help.

I have been watching more TV over the past few months that is my normal as sometimes it is just noise when I have lie down anyway because my shoulder is so sore and one of the things I have really noticed is the amount of advertising and commercialization for beloved holidays. The US Thanksgiving commercials seem to be about nothing but shopping and buying gifts - like they want us to buy into buying gifts for everyone from the postman to the guy who lives 5 blocks away and smiled at you once. And then, I see that people who can't afford to spend money on a lot of gifts are already stressed out about Christmas and how they are going to make ends meet. Personally, a smile means more than a gift card...not that I am not happy to receive. I just think we need to really evaluate what we spend our time doing and spending our money on. I am planning to give my upcoming book to my family and a few friends that I buy for. As always I give away some certificates for free healing sessions and readings too, and also some handmade items. The things that I have from my crossed over grandmother that I have always kept are some tree decorations that she made - they really mean a lot to me and. From my father, I don't remember all the gifts he gave me, it is the love that I remember the most. So, I am thinking it is far more important to make time for each other and love each other than it is to give them things... That is what people will remember when I gone... Let us relax and enjoy, have some laughs, sing some songs, play some games... that is my wish for a merry christmas season. 

 As I do my review, I am finding that I have had to surrender certain parts of life. Since I currently have no regular income and can't currently work at a regular job, I am living off what I make doing readings. I have not been busy enough to completely support myself so some things have to be let go that I would choose not to. I have decided that there is nothing I can currently do to change things and I will just keep the faith that it is all as it should be. If my work is important enough and part of my divine plan...then I will trust that everything will be fine and work out. I do practice what I preach and have been asking for help and intervention. I have received some wonderful emails from amazing people offering me love and support and few have pre-ordered my book or let me know they will be on pay day. This means a lot to me, especially right now as I am looking at what is working and what isn't.  So, thank you for love and support it means a lot to me. 

I have been trying new things and to do things differently. I have been asking myself if perhaps there isn't something I can be doing better or in a better way. At times I am finding that some of the things that have been coming my way are not part of who I am as living my authentic self and that there is an energy wanting to pull me into ways that go against my grain. I do believe we should go beyond our comfort zone in order to grow, but lately it almost feels like Darth Vader is calling me to the dark side. I don't mean I am tempted to do things that are sinister or illegal, but they do go against my personal code of what I deem acceptable. So that is the conundrum... do I sell out my beliefs in order to make enough money to get buy, or just have faith it will work out and that I am doing exactly what I need to do right now?????

Today's angel message really spoke to I thought I would share it here too...

this is today's message from the angels....

Making changes isn't always easy

Change often takes strength and courage. Try new experiences and adventures as they help you grow and learn. This brings you closer to your Divine life purpose and is why you leave home and choose a finite experience. Call upon us to lean on and light your way as this is how we work on our Divine purpose, learn and grow.

Trust that your desired outcome will occur very soon. Have patience and don't try to force things to happen or give up when they are just around the next corner. Keep surrendering and releasing any worries or fears to us. The more that you can stay centered, the more easily we can communicate and show you the signs that light your way.

Trust that when you invoke your angels to work on your behalf, we are working non-stop behind the scenes to help you. You are loved, safe, and protected always.

Affirmation: "I am open to explore new ways of seeing and being in the world as I creating that which I desire."

You are dearly loved and supported, always, the angels

Thank you, Mahalo, Merci, Gracias, Vielen Dank, Grazie, Спасибо, Obrigado, 谢谢, Dank, 謝謝, Chokran,Děkuji

Article Copyright ©2011 by Sharon Taphorn. All rights reserved.

Calling All Angels with Sharon Taphorn ~ Healing Energy Today

On today's show I will be talking about the beautiful goddess Ixchel as well as some words of wisdom from the angels, a meditation and mini angel readings... also any spiritual questions that are sent in, love and blessings, Sharon

Calling All Angels with Sharon Taphorn Healing Energy 11/24 by Shifting Times Radio | Blog Talk Radio

Thursday, November 17, 2011


My first book with the Angels is just about ready to go to the printers. It is in the final editing stage and I am thrilled to offer and share it with everyone.

I am publishing this myself and therefore need to raise the capital to get it out there helping and healing.

I am offering 2 special options. (click here for different country ...

I thank you for your love and support in advance and look forward to sharing this work of Angel Guidance with the world.

Love and blessings, Sharon and the Angels

Book Cover
Angel Guidance ~ Messages of Love and Healing

A collection of messages from the angels to assist in expanding love and healing on Planet Earth.

Contains 365 messages and affirmations. These are a collection of expanded messages from the daily angel wisdom by Sharon and the angels and each day includes an affirmation to assist in your personal healing and love.

Working with the angels is a gift we offer ourselves as we explore these shifting times. The messages are filled with love and tools to assist in making the most out of your human journey as healing ourselves helps to change the world.

The angels share practical wisdom that helps us find balance and harmony in our lives - regardless of what the outward circumstances appear to be.

The book should be ready for christmas if anyone wants to order some for family and friends!

Special Number One is an Autographed copy of book with a personal angel reading and 2 guided meditations for $75 plus Shipping and handling.

Special Number Two is an Autographed copy of the book with 2 meditations for $25 plus Shipping and handling
see for more information

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Sharon's Take ~ November 2011 Finding Balance

Already it is November and our first snow fall of the season is happening as we share. I am not particularly fond of driving in the snow, however I do enjoy the pristine beauty of newly fallen snow. The fresh smell, the stark whiteness intermingled with evergreens and the smell of chimney smoke in the background. These are more memories of childhood than like I experienced in the city, and so now when they happen it is like bringing out an old friend to play, or perhaps bringing out my inner child. I always loved snow as a child and spent many hours 'stranded up in the north' digging out forts in the snowbanks, sliding down the ravine, and skating like I was trying out for the Olympics were wonderful ways to pass the time. I think I am guided to share these memories as it is important to remember the wonderful times and bring that energy in the now and it is also very important to find time to go out and play as you did as child. It helps to cleanse our energy fields, release and rejuvenate. Make some plans to enjoy and play over the next month, just as you did as a child.

Energetically speaking November should be a good month. Meaning that it should feel fairly smooth to those who are sensitive to the energy. It is still important to keep your focus on what you are trying to accomplish, and it should be easier to keep that focus. I am personally better at working with the higher energy than the lower energy. I seem to be extra sensitive when it is low and work harder at bringing my levels up than I do when it is high. When it is high, I use any manic energy well. The last month, it has been lower and have had to spend more time boosting myself up, not taking anything personally and being more disciplined and keeping my focus.

November should be less stress if you go with the flow. Consciously deciding what you are working on helps to bring balance and harmony to your world. During this month the focus is on keeping the garden growing. Fostering and promoting better relationships with those you love and care about, releasing the ones that don't work and trusting that there are healthier possibilities for everyone involved. Feed what you want to grow and let the rest go their own natural evolution. People and situations always come and go, it is the cycle of life. Be thankful for the new and the old and utilize and be thankful for what you have now. Love with all of your heart, regardless!

Focus on creating peace and harmony in your relationships. Be truthful and honest with yourself and decide whether any of your relationships are raising you up or bringing you down. If they are bringing you down, and you are not prepared to release them at this time, how can you cultivate them into something that uplifts you, for surely if you are not feeling uplifted, neither is the other person, and while you are not responsible for the other person directly, you are responsible for and to yourself. So, look deep in your heart and listen to the message it shares back (a voice that speaks to you only in love, ONLY in LOVE). Look for the gift and how you can build upon that to create a better, more loving and relationship. Trust what your heart tells you and act upon that divine wisdom.

Develop a strong spiritual practice. Decide that you are worth it. Meditate daily, this is a must do. It does not have to be long. It just needs to be done. Take a moment and focus on your breath, your heart beat, the heart beat of mother earth....and when you feel all of your hearts beating together, ask, explore and listen. Set the intent to have a great day filled with kind, loving and gentle people. To be in that place of peace and shine brightly for others to feel your love, and a day filled with miracles, both experienced and witnessed as you go about your day. You have all the tools, assistance and wisdom available to you, it is up to you to utilize them now. Get really clear on what you desire (not how you desire it to come) and then be open to receive. Let the guides and the angels have the details, keep your eyes on the feeling of the desired outcome and celebrate each moment of the journey while you get there.

Be sure to release judgement, for yourself and decisions you have made as well as for others. It is enough to work on your stuff, let others be free to work on their own in their own time. Love them and let them be as they choose to be. There may well be life changing decisions and situations happening now. Trust that it is all part of the master plan of what you have been wanting. It is so vitally important to let go and release the past and the old energy. Although it isn't always fun during those times, the view from the other side is always, always so much better than you can possibly imagine. Keep going, don't give up and trust. There is great rewards awaiting you. Use your powers, for it is indeed time.

There will much opportunity to get involved in an event or meditation for the 11-11-11 energy (which is a human energy, however also an opportunity for us to gather together and effect all.), as well as Remembrance Day, so let us remember to give thanks to those who risk and give their lives, regardless of how we feel personally about war.  Mercury is Retrograde from November 24th to December 13th. And a happy Thanksgiving to our USA family.

There is still time to book a Goddess Reading Special, it is an amazing deal and the readings amaze me each time.

Love, blessings, and gratitude, Sharon

Calling All Angels with Sharon Taphorn Home 11/03 by Shifting Times Radio | Blog Talk Radio

On Today's show I will be sharing on working with the goddess Vesta, Finding home in our hearts, a meditation, some angel wisdom and answers. Hope you can join us!

Calling All Angels with Sharon Taphorn Home 11/03 by Shifting Times Radio | Blog Talk Radio

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

As an Empath ~ Love them Anyway by Sharon Taphorn

Emath seems to almost be a buzz word for the metaphysical community. I think the first time I heard the word was in nursing school. They wanted us to become empathetic and not sympathetic as it seemed more authentic. As someone who is was aware of what was going on around her as long as I can remember, practicing empathetic responses was no challenge.

I don't know what it is like to not be able to 'read' people. Much like commander Troi on Star Trek, I always knew what other people were feeling. I knew if they lied, I knew if they were sad, happy, scary, good, etc. I understood emotion more so that I actually read minds. However, I could do that as well. I spent more time delving into the world of the emotions. I did not always know what was mine and what was theirs, so I had to learn and understand how to work with the energy that is around me.

I think that roughly 80% of the population is going through some kind of empathic awakening. It is one of the sixth senses and allows us to gain a better understanding of what are fellow journeyers are going through. It helps us to develop compassion. It is a shift symptom, or ascension symptom, or perhaps I should say a reward. As we learn that others can feel our feelings and thoughts, we (as a species) will begin to clean ourselves up. It is the result of our evolutionary shifts.

As we awaken, we are at different levels of awakening.  And therefore, we are all different levels of developing and using our empathic abilities. I sometimes meet people who are really into the latest buzz word who say...Oh, I am 100% empath on the quiz. I am 100% tuned in, and then that same person turns around and gossips about another, or speaks knowing untruths, or is out of truth in their behaviour, and I wonder how they think that is empathic. That is not to say they are not in some way working on developing it, it does however lend to the notion that metaphysics is flaky or odd.  As I experience my journey, I have had to come to terms with accepting that people can lie, regardless of the path they are on.

I remember the first time a best friend lied to me. It broke my heart. It was just a little, irrelevant lie, so I was surprised that it hurt so much.  I think that because we were such good friends, that she wouldn't feel the need to lie. I already understood lying. This seemed different. I now understand that the level of growth I was at, at that time was to learn how unimportant lies really are. I had stories of rug being pulled out from under me before and always tried to go to that place of 'finding the gift' and that if I loved them enough once to call them my friend, then I loved them enough to get over anything with them. This often baffled a few people in my life, however it seemed so much important to me that the rest of the 'stuff' that happens. Once again I have found myself feeling a bit let down by the actions of someone I deemed to be of higher of integrity. So, I am reminded that first, don't take things personally, and second, that is better to know up front that some people aren't living in integrity, and it is better to know this than to wonder if you reading the situation wrong and second guessing yourself. Also, to Love them Anyway.

As we explore being in our truth, we must discover what that truth is and how we fit into things. As we evolve and develop our senses we need to discover that source of deep, compassionate love and understanding for each other.  We need to look into the heart of the person standing next to us, not the colour of their hair, or skin. Develop looking into our own hearts before we speak or do. These are empathic qualities and learning to work with them.

Practice daily cleansing of your auric field and chakra systems. Doing a cleanse in the shower each morning is a perfect way to start each day. Knowing where your energy field is at all times is important. Set it consciously. If you are encountering a lot other people from all walks of life during your day, bring it closer to your body. This lessens what you pick up from others. If you are going somewhere where you want to be tuned into everything, make it larger. Remember to clear it when you are done to not carry around so much of stuff that belongs to others. Do regular clearing meditations to release any cords we have with others, or they have with us. These are a few tips that can make a difference in how you experience the world. Find groups of like minded and like energy people to hang out with, at least a few times a month. Find a support group who is on a similar path to your own. Know we will always be on different paths while we are still climbing the same mountain.

We need to learn to "love them anyway", as Mother Theresa said when asked about her compassion for all living things. Love them anyway!

Article Copyright ©2011 by Sharon Taphorn. All rights reserved.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Calling All Angels with Sharon Taphorn Paravati 10/27 by Shifting Times Radio | Blog Talk Radio

Today's Master is Paravati, teaching us to work with change and overcoming obstacles. Also wisdom from the angels, questions and a meditation.

Calling All Angels with Sharon Taphorn Paravati 10/27 by Shifting Times Radio | Blog Talk Radio

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

A Goddess Reading

Here is a goddess reading that one of my clients said it was okay to share it... thank you Sarah

Your 3 goddesses that would like to work with you at this time are Kali, Abundantia and Sige. Each brings a message that should guide you at this time. It is important for you to take quiet time and contemplate what is happening or bothering you at this time. Ensure that you are keeping your regular meditation practice as this brings you much grounding and clarity at this time of transformation. Be sure that you complete and release people, situations and relationships that don’t serve you at this time. Be honest with yourself and trust your hearts desire to manifest in your life. Keep focused and keep moving. There is an abundant supply of all things available to you and everyone and remember that there is enough for everyone. You have been going through some big challenges and once this time has been mastered you will indeed know how truly powerful you are.


Endings and Beginnings
The old must be released so that the new can enter.
"I sing praises to those whose hearts accept the universal order, which only appears to be chaotic and ever-changing. In actuality, everything is designed down to the smallest detail, to be in perfect operation. The dance of the universe is a happy one, with energy swirling and twirling in a never-ending celebration to life itself. Join this dance, dear one, and enjoy the remarkable journey of the weaving of the story of your life. Do not fear what appears to be a change or a loss. It's only the transitioning orbit of energy interplaying with you and your loved ones. Embrace it as evidence that you're alive! Embrace your deepest emotions as a signal of your true human essence!"

About Kali: This ultra-powerful Hindu goddess is feared by those who don't understand the natural cycles of birth, death, and rebirth. Kali is the embodiment of Mother Nature, who cleanses away the old with natural storms and fires to make the ground fertile for new crops and life. Kali is the ultimate get-things-done goddess, and she's a powerful ally to those who call upon her. Like a wise stage mother, she'll push you beyond your comfort zone to reach the heights of your potential.
ABUNDANTIA ~ Prosperity

The Universe is pouring its abundance out to you. Be open to receiving. Asking for help is a sign of strength, not weakness. You are very powerful, and I am here to support your growing power. It’s right for you to receive this help, as we function as a team. I’ve heard your prayers, worries, and affirmations. I’m pouring my cornucopia of prosperity upon you now, so expect unforeseen windfalls and gifts. Notice the new ideas, feelings, and visions within you. This guidance gives you clear direction about actions to take in conjunction with my assistance. Together, we’re unstoppable!

"I am a way-shower to the mighty Source of All"

"It is my greatest pleasure to reward your efforts, and I become ecstatic at the sound of gratitude and joy when someone is rescued through my interventions. I am here to serve, to help you plan for uninterrupted financial bliss, and to uncover hidden treasures that you do not yet know of."

Abundantia: Abundantia is a beautiful Roman and Norse goddess of prosperity, success and abundance who is said to bring good fortune and financial windfalls to all who call upon her. She carries a cornucopia of golden coins, which trail behind her wherever she goes. One sign that she’s with you is that you’ll find lots of spare change in unlikely locations. And rest assured that Abundantia brings more than pocket money to those who call upon her. She bestows all kinds of prosperity, including increased amounts of time, ideas and other forms of support.  A beautiful goddess of success, prosperity, abundance, and good fortune, Abundantia is also considered to be a protector of savings, investments, and wealth. Her image graced Roman coins in centuries past.

In Roman mythology, Abundantia brought money and grain to people while they were sleeping; shaking her gifts from the cornucopia she continuously carried.

In Norse mythology, she was called Fulla, the first and favourite attendant of Frigg (the Norse goddess of the atmosphere and clouds). Fulla carried Friggs valuables for her, and also acted as her intermediary, performing favours for mortals who called upon the goddess for help.

She's a vision of great beauty and angelic purity, very patient and extremely loving. Call upon her to keep the flow of riches in your life.

Quiet time
Take some quiet time alone to rest, meditate, and contemplate

"Shhh, dearest one. Quiet your mind. Breathe and let go of words, worry, and plans. Go into that space of silence deep within you, that vortex of peace where the world doesn't enter. Now is the time to retreat in silence and spend time alone. I'll lovingly help you rejuvenate and recenter yourself. Don't try to make any decisions now. Just allow your mind to be at rest. You'll know soon enough when it's time to take action. But for now, quiet your mind, Rest."

Working Sige (seej):
The Gnostic goddess Sige is considered to be the great silence or void from which all creation sprang. Sige reminds us that words crate duality, and that in silence, we find our true origin and self. Quiet is omnipresent power that gives birth to wisdom, just as the Gnostics hold that Sige is the mother of Sophia, the goddess of wisdom. Sige teaches that our roots are in the silent void of the universe, and that it's important for us to reconnect with silence regularly.

You have been going through enormous change, and although you can’t always feel or see it, these changes are great blessings. Look for the gift within each situation that brings you challenges as these are thoughts, feelings and ideas that are ending because you no longer need to be carrying them around. Be patient and gentle with yourself as you wade through the murky waters... as you will understand the bigger picture as you awaken on the other side of everything that currently feels unpleasant. We know there are times you want to just give up and walk away however so many will be helped by everything you are currently experiencing. Stay strong. You are not alone, even if it feels like that at times. You are a channel of divine healing energy and from this experience you will emerge with a spiritual practice that will help many. Hang in there and trust in yourself.  Use the healing energy of Mother Nature and grounding with the earth energy to help you at this time. Much of what you are experiencing is about the earth journey and not so much about spiritual ascension. Ground yourself anytime you are dealing with non-magical people, this will assist you greatly.

There are some important doors that are opening up for you right now. Keep your unwavering thoughts, feelings, and actions focused on what you want to accomplish at this time. Focused intention and affirmations are powerful tools for you to use in creating the life you want for yourself. Set a plan and stick to it (not a time table). Visualize daily what your life looks and feels like when you reach those goals. Trust in the divine timing of all things and that you are worthy and deserving. This most often is the greatest challenge in deliberate creating. This is the perfect time for you to start new projects (or course, be sure to finish the old ones first). New ideas and situations are coming your way through the vibrational energy that you have been sending out. Keep sending out rockets of desire that match your plans.

Allow yourself to receive. This will increase your intuition, energy and ability to give to others. It is important to make sure that your cups are all full and then you have more to give to others and not feel overwhelmed. Being such a sensitive, compassionate and empathic person often means that you forget to take care of yourself. You are so much more useful to the universe when you are feeling healthy and rejuvenated. Let others find their way as well. You can’t fix everyone (for they would not experience the life lessons they came here to experience if they don’t find their own way). Keep your light shinning and bright and let them come to you when they are ready to ask for assistance. Just as your guides and angels are governed by free will, help only those who ask for assistance. Be peaceful and serene. There is no need to worry, as everything is working out even more beautifully that we could have imagined for you. Trust. There is great love coming your way. You share you love so beautifully with others, open up to receiving it for yourself. It is time to let down the barriers to your heart. It is safe in your hands.
Take a risk and put your hearts true desire into action. This is the perfect time to move forward and delegate responsibility to all those involved. Don’t do everything yourself. You don’t need to be alone. Let others do their part and ask others to help you along the way. Your household situations are improving and change is afoot, either through a move or healthy change that provides you with a safer, more balanced situation.
Remember, you are truly just getting started, even though you feel you have been doing this for so very long, you have only just begun. Be patient with yourself and the process. And don’t give are so needed on the earth plane at this time. It is no accident that you are here. When you feel like you want to give up, remember that you have spent many lifetimes leading up this very moment. And even if it doesn’t feel like it... your presences is vitally important to these shifting times.

 I am still offering a special for another few weeks if you would like to receive one, see my home page to sign up. xooxox Sharon

Friday, October 7, 2011

Eckhart on the Dark Night of the Soul

I thought this might help out a few people...xoxox Sharon

Eckhart on the Dark Night of the Soul

Have you ever experienced the dark night of the soul? 
Your teachings have been so helpful through this difficult period. 
Can you address this subject?

The “dark night of the soul” is a term that goes back a long time.  Yes, I have also experienced it.  It is a term used to describe what one could call a collapse of a perceived meaning in life…an eruption into your life of a deep sense of meaninglessness.  The inner state in some cases is very close to what is conventionally called depression.  Nothing makes sense anymore, there’s no purpose to anything.  Sometimes it’s triggered by some external event, some disaster perhaps, on an external level.  The death of someone close to you could trigger it, especially premature death, for example if your child dies.  Or you had built up your life, and given it meaning – and the meaning that you had given your life, your activities, your achievements, where you are going, what is considered important, and the meaning that you had given your life for some reason collapses.

It can happen if something happens that you can’t explain away anymore, some disaster which seems to invalidate the meaning that your life had before.  Really what has collapsed then is the whole conceptual framework for your life, the meaning that your mind had given it.  So that results in a dark place.  But people have gone into that, and then there is the possibility that you emerge out of that into a transformed state of consciousness.  Life has meaning again, but it’s no longer a conceptual meaning that you can necessarily explain.  Quite often it’s from there that people awaken out of their conceptual sense of reality, which has collapsed.

They awaken into something deeper, which is no longer based on concepts in your mind.  A deeper sense of purpose or connectedness with a greater life that is not dependent on explanations or anything conceptual any longer.  It’s a kind of re-birth.  The dark night of the soul is a kind of death that you die.  What dies is the egoic sense of self.  Of course, death is always painful, but nothing real has actually died there – only an illusory identity.  Now it is probably the case that some people who’ve gone through this transformation realized that they had to go through that, in order to bring about a spiritual awakening.  Often it is part of the awakening process, the death of the old self and the birth of the true self.

The first lesson in A Course in Miracles says “Nothing I see in this room means anything”, and you’re supposed to look around the room at whatever you happen to be looking at, and you say “this doesn’t mean anything”, “that doesn’t mean anything”.   What is the purpose of a lesson like that?  It’s a little bit like re-creating what can happen during the dark night of the soul.  It’s the collapse of a mind-made meaning, conceptual meaning, of life… believing that you understand “what it’s all about”.  With A Course in Miracles, it’s a voluntary relinquishment of the human mind-made meaning that is projected, and you go voluntary into saying “I don’t know what this means”, “this doesn’t mean anything”.  You wipe the board clean.  In the dark night of the soul it collapses.

You are meant to arrive at a place of conceptual meaninglessness.  Or one could say a state of ignorance – where things lose the meaning that you had given them, which was all conditioned and cultural and so on.  Then you can look upon the world without imposing a mind-made framework of meaning.  It looks of course as if you no longer understand anything.  That’s why it’s so scary when it happens to you, instead of you actually consciously embracing it.  It can bring about the dark night of the soul – to go around the Universe without any longer interpreting it compulsively, as an innocent presence.  You look upon events, people, and so on with a deep sense of aliveness.  Your sense the aliveness through your own sense of aliveness, but you are not trying to fit your experience into a conceptual framework anymore.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Calling All Angels with Sharon Taphorn Guardian Angels 10/06 by Shifting Times Radio | Blog Talk Radio

Today's show will be about Working with guardian angels and our meditation will be to chat with one of our guardian angels as well as some other shares.. xoxox

Join Sharon each week as she shares messages of love, transformation and healing from the Angels, Masters and other Beings of Lights.

Each week features a guide or angel. How they can assist us and working with their energy. Discussions, meditations and spiritual guidance.

Calling All Angels with Sharon Taphorn Guardian Angels 10/06 by Shifting Times Radio | Blog Talk Radio

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Sharon's Take ~ September 2011 Completions

Completions, completions! After years of doing birthday numerology during readings, I only recently discovered that I had a "9" in my birth chart and low and behold, I now understand this pile of in-completions that just don't seem to go away.... So, I am determined this month that I will continue my purging and finishing off of the things and projects that are waiting for me.

During a 9 month we usually finish things off. It is time to clean out the gardens and finish off the last harvest until spring. Prepare and plant things you want to bloom in the springtime etc. Since next month is a creator month, it is ideal if we can finish off those things which need to be completed so we can bring in the old. Look at what is happening in your live. If you are feeling particularly stuck in an area which should be flowing, now is the perfect time to look deeper as this usually signifies an in-completion that we think we are done with (if something immediately comes to mine, you have probably hit the proverbial nail on the head, for it is usually the first thing we think of that is our biggest obstacle).  So let us get rid of the old so we can make way for the new that is wanting to come in.

Septembers energy should be fairly balanced for most. There is plenty of opportunities and action available to those who take up the gauntlet and charge forward. There is some nervousness about the changes that are taking place which are unnecessary detours along the way, however never the wrong path. There is no one perfect path for each of us to take, and there are no wrong ones either (we might be asking ourselves why on earth we chose the current one), however they are neither right or wrong. Some are just longer than others. This gives us opportunity to look back and see if we are heading where we want to go. Take that time so you are moving forward with clarity. If you are unsure where you want to go or what you want to do, your guides and angels feel the vibration of that 'ho-hum' attitude and that is what comes back your way. We are used to the pendulum swinging too and fro and that is okay also, however we can have more balance and joy if we choose also.

It is possible to be living the life that you desire. Look at and visualize often how it feels to be living that life. And living with grace, compassion and love. Celebrate each day like you would were you there, as if it is the last one you have to live and regardless whether you feel you are really there, begin it now. Even for small moments, for these will grow into bigger moments. Trust that you have the skills necessary to face whatever the day brings to you and that you are supported by a wonderful groups of light, both physical and non-physical. Trust your Divine inner guidance, that beautiful magi energy that dwells within each of you and take chances. Experience some growth that takes you out of your comfort zone and allows you to expand. And, enjoy where you are and the beauty that surrounds, look deep if you need to, however keep looking until you have found something to celebrate and glow from there.

Take the time to plant the seeds that you want to bloom and grow and tend to over the next few months. This is an opportunity to make the changes you have been asking for. Trust that you make your decisions wisely, especially if you ask the wise counsel that is a part of your experience. Make your decisions from that still, quiet center and know that you are going to enjoy the fruits of your labour very soon. Take on only that which brings you joy as you place yourself in service and also remember to let others do their part as well, for it is important for their growth as well. Tackle only projects and activities that you do in LOVE and if you feel you must do it, look for the love of what it brings to you until you can love where you are.

I have an online workshop: preregistration is required as I also need to know how many people will be attending to decide method of transmission as well as prepare the information and meditations. A version of the book is necessary to join in. (new or old will work)

Living with Joy Book Club Workshop 
Wednesdays starting September 28th at 5pm pacific

Orin's newly updated book, Living With Joy, guides you to live a more joyful, loving, and satisfying life. See immediate results in your life as you expand your ability to: 
  • Love and appreciate yourself
  • Open to receive
  • Experience more self-confidence and self-esteem
  • Live in higher purpose, discover your life purpose
  • Take a quantum leap in any area
  • Open your heart
  • Change negatives into positives
  • Create fulfilling relationships
  • Increase your sense of aliveness and well-being
The spiritual truths and transformative meditations and exercises in this book will assist you in opening to your greater potential. Sanaya and Orin invite you to choose joy, release struggle, and open to the power of your innermost being.
See my website as preregistration is required By Donation 

Have  a fantastic month and celebrate the harvest. I will continue to do readings at the Oliver Street Market until it ends in October. xoxo Sharon and the guys

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Chief Dan George

"If you talk to the animals they will talk with you and you will know each other. If you do not talk to them you will not know them, and what you do not know you will fear. What one fears on destroys." Chief Dan George

Chief Dan George was iconic on Canadian Television in the 60's and 70's. For me, he bridged a gap in the understanding between aboriginal and non-natives that has been unprecedented. His credits and my first memory of him is from the CBC TV show - Cariboo County as old Antoine. I remember feeling his immense energy and fell in love with the culture of his people through him. I had past life memories of being one with the land that he helped awaken.

I loved watching 'The Breaking of Smiths Quarter horse' in school as a child, and the wisdom that Chief Dan George shared with the people of British Columbia. He spoke with such a genuine and calming demeanor and shared such basic wisdom. He was not caught up in the drama of being a 'star' and remained in the same little house on the reserve where he was born that he built for his wife and six children. He became Chief Dan George in 1951 when he took over as chief of the Burrard band from his father. He continued in that role until 1963, when his acting career began. Chief Dan George was made honorary chief of two other bands, the Squamish and Shuswap.

He left us with such gifts and wisdom. I am unsure what other cultures know about this great man who came to share with me during my meditation that I felt the urge to write about him and share him with others.

His Early years

(from Wikipedia)
Born as Geswanouth Slahoot in North Vancouver,[1] his English name was originally Dan Slaholt. The surname was changed to George when he entered a residential at age 5.[1] He worked at a number of different jobs, including as a longshoremen, construction worker, and school bus driver,[2] and was band chief of the Tsleil-Waututh Nation from 1951 to 1963 (then called the Burrard Indian Band).[3]

  Acting career

In 1960, when he was already 60 years old, he landed his first acting job in a CBC Television series, Cariboo Country, as the character, Ol' Antoine (pron. "Antwine"). He performed the same role in a  Walt Disney Studious movie, Smith! , adapted from an episode in this series (based on Breaking Smith's Quarter Horse, a novella by Paul St. Pierre) . At age 71, he won several awards for his role in the film Little Big Man. He received a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.[2][4] He did a hilarious turn as Clint Eastwood's bumbling traveling companion in "The Outlaw Josey Wales" (1976).  Harry and Tonto, and Americathon, and on television, including a role in the miniseries Centennial, based on the book by James A. Michener, as well as appearing in a 1973 episode of the original Kung Fu series.[5]
He played the role of Rita Joe's father in George Ryga's stage play, The Ecstasy of Rita Joe, in performances at Vancouver, the National Arts Centre in Ottawa, and Washington, D.C..
During his acting career, he worked to promote better understanding by non-aboriginals of the First Nations people. His soliloquy, Lament for Confederation,[6] an indictment of the appropriation of native territory by white colonialism, was performed at the City of Vancouver's celebration of the Canadian centennial in 1967.[7] This speech is credited with escalating native political activism in Canada, as well as touching off widespread pro-native sentiment among non-natives.[7]
In 1971, Chief Dan George was made an Officer of the Order of Canada.[8] In 2008 Canada Post issued a postage stamp in its "Canadians in Hollywood" series featuring Chief Dan George.[9]
He died in Vancouver in 1981 at the age of 82. He was interred at Burrard Cemetery.[10]

  Cultural references

Dan George's B.C. Entertainment Hall of Fame star on Granville Street, Vancouver, BC
He was included on the famous Golden Rule Poster under "Native Spirituality" with the quote: "We are as much alive as we keep the earth alive".[11 

The beauty of the trees,
the softness of the air,
the fragrance of the grass,
speaks to me.

The summit of the mountain,
the thunder of the sky,
the rhythm of the sea,
speaks to me.

The strength of the fire,
the taste of salmon,
the trail of the sun,
and the life that never goes away,
they speak to me.

And my heart soars.
Chief Dan George

"May the stars carry your sadness away,
May the flowers fill your heart with beauty,
May hope forever wipe away your tears,
And, above all, may silence make you strong."

- Chief Dan George

  1. ^ a b Hidden in plain sight: contributions of Aboriginal peoples to Canadian. University of Toronto Press. 2005. p. 14. ISBN 0802088007. Retrieved 2010-10-26. 
  2. ^ a b Yoggy, Gary A (1998). Back in the saddle: essays on Western film and television actors. Jefferson, NC [u.a.] McFarland. p. 138. ISBN 078640566X. Retrieved 2010-10-25. 
  3. ^ "First Nations - Land Rights and Environmentalism in British Columbia". Institute for the History of Science - University of Goettingen. 2005. Retrieved 2010-10-26. 
  4. ^ "CBC News Indepth: Oscars". Retrieved 2010-10-26. 
  5. ^ "Chief Dan George (1899–1981)". The Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 2010-10-26. 
  6. ^ "Chief Dan George: Acclaimed actor, gentle soul". The Aboriginal Multi-Media Society. 2008. Retrieved 2010-10-25. 
  7. ^ a b "Chief Dan George - CBC Archives". Retrieved 2010-10-26.
  8. ^ "The Governor General of Canada". Retrieved 2010-10-26.
  9. ^ "Stamp Quest | Stamps : Canadians in Hollywood: The Sequel". 2008-06-30. Retrieved 2010-10-26.
  10. ^ "Chief Dan George (1899 - 1981) - Find A Grave Memorial". Retrieved 2010-10-26.
  11. ^ Teasdale, Wayne (2004). Awakening the Spirit, Inspiring the Soul: 30 Stories of Interspiritual .... Woodstock, Vermont : SkyLight Paths Pub. p. xviii. ISBN 1594730393. Retrieved 2010-10-25.
  12. ^ Fralic, Shelley (2010-02-12). "Opening ceremony: Canadians strut their stuff". Retrieved 2010-10-26.
  13. ^ "Chief Dan George Public School". Toronto District School Board. Retrieved 2011-04-18.