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Monastic in the Modern World?

After the Universe finally released me from the lead encasement, a new light began to shine…..a new (old/original) vision began to beckon.  Persistent as the fruits of the lead encasement is the word MONASTIC  and  being open to understanding what that means for me, a 54 year old single mother of two adult children who are still living at home, working a part-time gig at a ballet studio while trying to share my spiritual gifts and soul’s purpose in the world.  What does it mean to be monastic in the 21st century in the developed world?  I got that celibacy thing down (not by choice), but I am equally certain celibacy isn’t a requirement of the monasticism I am invited to embrace.

This idea of being monastic isn’t new to me.  In fact, as I recently learned, it is inherent in my life purpose.  The Sabian symbol for the degree of Capricorn under which I was born is known as “A Woman Enters a Convent.”  Hmmmmm.  I do not see a convent in my future.  Neither do I desire to live in community – not under one roof anyway.  Instead, this seems to be about applying a monastic intent and rhythm to my daily life and doing so in connection to my spiritual sisters and brothers who equally long for a gentler, quieter, more peaceful and more reverent way of being in the world.  There is also something in this about being of service – not in any pre-determined way, but according to our own unique gifts and calling.

This is the New Earth that beckons to me.  One that is of my own making based on the calling and rhythm of my Soul.  It is a counter-cultural lifestyle and one I was apparently born to live.  It only took me 54 years to OWN it (move through the societal conditioning that would tell me this is not favorable or possible), but now that I see it, there is no turning back.

If this is a yearning or lifestyle that is beckoning you, let me know.  Apparently part of my new earth is helping and supporting others in choosing this New Earth for themselves.  Email me and let me know what your yearning is and let’s see how we can support each other in making it happen!   lauri@authenticfreedom.love.  

 

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I am the founder, owner of Authentic Freedom Academy and the Spiritual Director of the Order of the Magdalene and the Order of Melchizedek. Our mission is to provide education, community and support for those seeking to become self-actualized. Authentic Freedom (dot) Love is our learning community.