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Gifts, Abundance and Gratitude

Gratitude, abundance, stepping fully into our own unique gifts, claiming our truth, following the Divinely-revealed path….all topics in today’s blog.

This morning I offer a profound prayer of gratitude to the reader who presented me with the first cash donation for this blog, and to the Divine inspiration that prompted me to step out of my own comfort zone and present readers with the opportunity to provide an energy exchange for the work that I do here.  Me, getting paid for what I do?  REALLY????

The whole topic of money is such a foreign concept for me.  I have never been attached to money, neither have I sought to accumulate a stash of wealth.  In fact, in comparison to some, it might appear as if I have taken a vow of poverty.  While that might be a noble thought and a call to which some are authentically called….I can honestly say, I’m not that virtuous.    I am pretty sure that I’m not called to forsake all material reward in exchange for a begging bowl and a spot in the local homeless shelter.  Call me selfish….but that really doesn’t sound life-giving to me.  But then again, what does a vow of poverty mean anyway…. if it means accepting what you need in exchange for generously sharing your gifts and giving back out of your surplus, then perhaps I could contemplate poverty as an authentic call.

So, let’s talk about the sharing of gifts part….One of the things that I share in my upcoming book, Authentic Freedom – a Holistic Approach to the Teaching of Christ, is the Divine truth that each of us are uniquely gifted and called to reveal Divine love, healing, compassion, peace, joy and truth in the world.  And….when we name, claim, cultivate and ultimately share these gifts, the natural reward is our own abundant experience of contentment and joy.

In my own journey, it seems that the Divine has given me healing and teaching gifts and has called me to share these gifts in the world.  One of the ways I do this is through this blog.  It is my hope that in sharing my own gifts through this blog, my upcoming books and through the programs and services I offer that others will find healing and release from their own inner blocks to their magnificence, and realize their original nature as men and women of joyful contentment. As I have grown in my ability to share these gifts and have witnessed the results in the lives of my readers, clients and program participants, all I can do is sit back in awe and wonder over the way in which God has worked through me to facilitate healing and release in others.  It is this humble witness that is my ultimate reward….and for this I am eternally grateful – and frankly, it is simply bonus when this reward shows up in financial ways as well.  So to the reader that has offered my first donation and to anyone else who may feel so called – thank you.

In humble gratitude,

Lauri Lumby

Authentic Freedom Ministries/Your Spiritual Truth


I am a trained, professional Spiritual Director, Author and Hands-on Healer. I offer services, programs and classes that empower you to hear the voice of the Divine that speaks from within you. It is the voice of the Divine that leads us to our highest truth, to the discovery and cultivation of our gifts and to a life of Authentic Freedom where we know contentment, compassion and joy. Your truth will set you free!