My dear friends, the Authentic Freedom Virtual Church is an offering a long-time in the making and currently under works with a launch date of (no later than) March 12, 2014. (Breathe….relax…..breathe…..relax….trust….) 🙂 In a nutshell:
We are a community of men and women who consider Jesus to be our teacher, while honoring the spiritual truths inherent within all sacred traditions. We recognize the Divine as that which is at once outside of us, within us and present within all of creation and which can be acknowledged by any Name, Image or Presence. We believe in the inherent potential of all human beings to become self-actualized and acknowledge the spiritual journey as a formative tool in this endeavor. We believe in the law of love and seek to know more fully the love of the Divine that dwells within us and which seeks to be known in the world through us and which then serves to support the betterment of our world. Abraham Maslow called this process, self-actualization. Bill Plotkin calls it the birth of the Soul.
As such, the Authentic Freedom virtual church is not about doctrine or prostheletizing, but is instead focused on being a resource for spiritual formation in support of your journey of self-actualization. Through sound spiritual formation, you will be empowered to discover the answer to the following three questions:
- Who am I?
- Whose am I? (What is my understanding of the Divine and what is my relationship to that? or What is the Source of inner peace and contentment and how do I cultivate that?)
- What are my gifts and how am I being called to use them for my own personal fulfillment and in service to the betterment of the world?
Through this process of spiritual formation in support of our self-actualization, we discover the uniquely creative way in which we have been gifted to find meaning, purpose and fulfillment in our lives and through which we are compelled to serve the betterment of the world.
Participation in the Authentic Freedom virtual church will be facilitated through:
1) The Weekly Agape’ Spiritual Practice newsletter where you will be given suggestions on specific meditation and creative practices to help support your own spiritual development.
2) The Weekly Authentic Freedom Virtual Church service available on this site and through YouTube.
3) The Authentic Freedom virtual community on Facebook where you have an opportunity to connect with other Authentic Freedom virtual church participants.
Support for this ministry will be facilitated through your choice of a one-off donation or a monthly subscriber’s fee, and all will be welcome regardless of their ability to pay!
Thank you for your support as I continue to discern and construct this offering.