Christin Myrick Shepherd


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Discover Your Soul Message

Accept a truth; translate a piece of the mystery written in your heart.
— Mark Nepo – The Book of Awakening

In the Fearless Soul System, Messengers represent new roots that hold a seedling firmly in place and the first stem that peeks above the earth’s skin. There is a tentative moment of uncertainty when those shoots first break into the light above and dark below, but when our seedling sprouts it cannot be anything other than what it is. If it is a sunflower, it does not grow into a bean plant no matter how badly it wants to. It becomes what it was meant to be, following its truest nature. In the same way, Messengers encourage us to follow our truest nature, strengthening alignment with our Soul. Even if you are not a Messenger, and another divine purpose type entirely, this blog is still for you! Everyone has a bit of Messenger in them, and everyone has a Soul Message to give. 


A Messenger's Divine Purpose is to Voice Soul Messages

The divine purpose of a Messenger is to voice truth that resonates with Soul. These sacred truths strike a fundamental chord within; a place where you instinctively know the truth that rings in your bones. It may not be someone else’s truth, it may not be a universal truth, but it is the truth of your Soul.

I am a sensitive creature. I live raw and exposed so that I may truly live. The trauma of my past lends my tender heart to days where my childhood surfaces for no apparent reason. I am overwhelmed and have to call in sick, or sit by the creek near my office and cry until I am able to function. There’s no rhyme or reason to it, a random memory is triggered and I have to feel my way through in order to return to normalcy.

It may sound odd, but in these moments of despair, I find myself singing the various melodies of the song Hallelujah. Particularly the verse: “It’s not a cry that you hear at night, it’s not somebody who’s seen the light, it’s a cold and it’s a broken Hallelujah.” The song strikes a chord within, conveying a deep truth of my Soul: that god is in everything, including that which does not feel good. God is in the billions of stars as well as in the infinite darkness that holds them. God is in the healthy body and in the virus that consumes it. God is in the tiny snail heaving its way across my walk and in the unpleasant slime it leaves behind. God is in my joy and in my despair.

When I sing Hallelujah, it isn’t so much that I am saying, “Thank you, strange deity, for this awesome panic attack. I simply love when I can’t function.” Instead it is more a way for me to voice the truth of my Soul, “I feel you within me and I know that I am alive.” The truth of my Soul is that if I go deep enough within each star, each sickness, each snail, and each despairing moment, it allows me to feel god within. It is not about what I’m feeling or experiencing as much as how deeply I am feeling or experiencing it.

This may not be your truth. It may not resonate with you at all, and that’s okay. It simply means that my truth is not resonant with your truth. The important thing is to find out what your truth, the message of your Soul, is and to share it as much as possible. Your message will be as unique as you are and I cannot tell you what your exact message is; only you can do that. I can, however, provide an exercise to help you discover it.


Discover Your Soul Message

I’ve recently come across something called HeartMath. Our brains and our hearts display a biorhythm which can exist either in or out of sync with each other. When we experience frustration or panic, for example, the rhythm is out of sync. When we experience a sense that all is well, that is the heart and mind operating on the same frequency, or in sync with each other. In my book, Your Fearless Soul, I call this alignment. The Heart Math Institute calls it coherence. What ever name you wish to give, I believe it is the same mechanism by which Messengers act and respond to others. To discover your Soul Message, let's practice some HeartMath.

  • Start by placing your hand on top of your heart.
  • Take a few moments to feel your heart beating. Notice the rhythm of it. Notice the rhythm of your breath.
  • Take six deep breaths, inhaling and exhaling to the fullest capacity of your lungs. Keep your attention on this breath.
  • After the sixth exhale, ask yourself: What is the truth of my Soul?
  • Some Messengers prefer the question: What is my message?


Whatever question you decide to ask,

trust the answer that comes from your heart.

The heart is the power center for Messengers; it has all the information you need to know.

Your message could emerge as an image, a song, smell, animal, or clear statement. What ever arises, trust it. Trust yourself.


**For a fun alternative, try this quiz that uses your Facebook profile to glean your message to the world. Not 100% accurate, but absolutely 100% fun!**



*More information on the Heart Math Institute is available on their website at: