Do You Own Your Magnificence?

Today’s blog is inspired by the Authentic Freedom retreat I had the opportunity to share this weekend at St. Anthony Retreat Center in Marathon, Wisconsin.  In this weekend’s retreat, we explored through the Authentic Freedom protocol, the deep and profound magnificence of who God has made us to be.  Do you know how truly magnificent you are?

We Are…

For each child that’s born
a morning star rises
and sings to the universe
who we are.

We are our grandmothers’ prayers.
We are our grandfathers’ dreamings.
We are the breath of our ancestors.
We are the spirit of God.

We are
Mothers of courage
Fathers of time
Daughters of dust
Sons of great vision.
We are
Sisters of mercy
Brothers of love
Lovers of life and
the builders of nations.
We are
Seekers of truth
Keepers of faith
Makers of peace and
the wisdom of ages.

We are our grandmothers’ prayers.
We are our grandfathers’ dreamings.
We are the breath of our ancestors.
We are the spirit of God.

For each child that’s born
a morning star rises
and sings to the universe
who we are.

WE ARE ONE.

(from lessons by Y.M. Barnwell (c)1993)

 

We Are Magnificent

At this weekend’s Authentic Freedom retreat, we used the song, We Are from the Sweet Honey in the Rock CD, Sacred Ground. (here is a link to the song: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CsEic8ORhqc) as the anchor of the retreat.  In this song, we are reminded of our true magnificence, and all the dreams that brought us into being.  The problem, as we discovered and explored this weekend, is that many (if not most) of us have forgotten this truth.  Instead, we suffer with the fears and false perceptions that keep us from knowing and living out this inherent, God-given magnificence.

Authentic Freedom

The Authentic Freedom protocol, which is described in detail in my upcoming book, Authentic Freedom – Claiming a Life of Contentment and Joy gives us the tools to name, claim and offer up for healing and release, all those fears that keep us from living this magnificence. These fears include:

  • There is not enough
  • I am insignificant and have nothing to contribute to the world
  • I can’t (be and live as my most authentic self)
  • I am unloved or unworthy of love
  • I am not free to express my truth
  • I do not know (the truth, my path, etc.)
  • I am alone

As you read through the lyrics above, do you believe it to be true for yourself?

What is standing in the way of you owning your magnificence?

How do the above listed fears stand in the way of your own magnificence?

How are you being invited to more freely accept the magnificence that you are?

Lauri Lumby

Authentic Freedom Ministries

http://yourspiritualtruth.com

1 thought on “Do You Own Your Magnificence?

  1. Thank you again for the wonderful retreat at St Anthony’s this weekend. I was sorry to see it end. I was very blessed by this experince. Blessings! Jeanette

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