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That Darn Holy Spirit!

The Holy Spirit will hound and hound and hound us until we FINALLY take the time to listen…and obey!  Guidance along the path of spiritual growth and enlightenment!

3 am – REALLY?????

Much to my frustration, every morning for the past week I have awakened at 3 am and not been able to fall back to sleep.  I lay there tossing and turning and pounding the pillow in frustration, shaking my fist at whatever it is that keeps waking me at 3 and refuses to let me go back to sleep.  This morning….same darn thing!  I tossed and turned and shook my fist for about an hour, when it suddenly struck me, maybe I need to ask what is wanted of me.  DUH!

Ask and the Holy Spirit will Answer

So, I asked the ethers:  “Ok, what is up with the 3am wake up?  Is there something you want from me?”  As soon as I bothered to ask the question, an image appeared in my mind of the earth and all her inhabitants.  “Pray,” was the silent, but REALLY LOUD command.  So that is what I did.  I held the earth and all her inhabitants in prayer.

The Subtleties of Prayer

I held the earth and all her inhabitants in prayer and I noticed that my prayer changed its quality.  Typically, when I am entering into intercessory prayer (praying on behalf of someone or something), my prayer feels like energy moving out from myself toward and into that person or thing.  I began in that posture, and found that the prayer suddenly changed and this change felt more appropriate to the current needs of the earth and all of us gathered on this ball of mud!  I held the earth in an image in my mind and felt my body relax into a state of peaceful contentment.  I realized that it was this new posture that is in fact most needed by the earth itself and all of us on this planet.  So, I continued to hold the earth in prayer and rest into that place of peace as I held her.  Then I heard the next command, “Tell the rest of the world to do the same.”

Sharing the Command

So, here is my invitation to you and to anyone with whom you would be so kind to share it.  (Oh yea, it’s not really my invitation….it is the Holy Spirit’s invitation.  I’m just the messenger.)   Pray for the earth and all her inhabitants!

And here is how we are being invited to pray:

  • Hold an image of the earth and all of her inhabitants in your mind
  • Allow your mind, your spirit and your body to relax into a state of peaceful calm

That’s it.  Imagine.  Hold a space for peace. And invite others to do the same.

PS:  Medical Haitus

Just an FYI to my blog readers.  I will be taking another haitus from blogging to help with my father who is having kidney surgery.  And if you would be so kind, I would appreciate if you could hold him and my family in your prayers.

How is the Holy Spirit trying to talk to you?

How are you being invited to be a messenger of the Holy Spirit?

How are you being invited to assist in the healing of our planet and all of the inhabitants of the earth?

Lauri Lumby

Authentic Freedom Ministries


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!

One thought on “That Darn Holy Spirit!

  1. This happens to me all the time – waking up at 3:00 am and not being able to go back to sleep. I will start praying for peace with you, since it’s more likely to get me back to sleep then worrying or watching TV, which is what I usually do. Thanks sis!

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