The tipping point has arrived! Last Tuesday I was given a direct and urgent order:
Your time of being hospice to the dying world is complete.
Now it is time to start building the new world!
With the arrival of the Covid-19 pandemic, there is no turning back. Life as we have known it is OVER. The old world is taking its last dying breath and the new world is emerging out of the ash of what will be left behind.
There will be those who will continue to look back at what has been and grasp for what they have known, but all that looking back will do nothing but turn them into a “pillar of salt.” As Lot’s wife discovered, there can be no looking back.
For those of us who have spent lifetimes preparing and training for these times, WE ARE READY. It is no longer our job to try to convince, coerce, or even beckon. If the world hasn’t gotten it yet, and if this crisis doesn’t serve as a wake-up call, nothing ever will. It is now our job to get busy using the gifts we’ve been given and which we have honed to perfection, to start building the new world.
We all have our own unique role in the new world building!
My role is “the same as it ever was.” Through my gifts of encouragement, teaching, and discernment of spirits, I have created a process through which women and men are empowered to discover their unique giftedness, the mission and purpose in this life and how they are called to use their gifts for the sake of their own fulfillment and for the sake of the betterment of the world. I then support them in getting out there and sharing their gifts by helping them overcome the fears that are keeping them from living out of their gifts. What I provide is what religion and psychology would have been doing all along if they weren’t stuck in a hierarchical model that puts one person in a position of (perceived) authority over another. If there is any hierarchy in Authentic Freedom, it is me at the bottom, lifting you up!
In a sense, I am providing the foundational training for those called to build the new world. Starting with the basic questions:
- What are my gifts?
- How will I find meaning and purpose in my life?
- How am I called to use my gifts for the sake of my own fulfillment and in service to the betterment of the world?
- What are the fears that are keeping me from living out of my gifts?
- Where can I receive ongoing support in using my gifts?
That final question is the new (not really) aspect to my part in building the new world. Not only am I providing foundational training for those who are seeking to find their place in the new world. I am here to provide ongoing support through an online community of women and men who are getting busy in building the new world through their own unique gifts. The community platform offers ongoing spiritual support through online meditation gatherings, a weekly spiritual service and a monthly “Teacher’s Circle.” The community members are then able to maintain an ongoing connection with each other through our very own private social network. Unlike Facebook, there are no ads and here only love, respect and community abound.
A community of like-minded leaders working together in building the new world.
What would that look like? It will look very similar to what monastic communities are supposed to be, but without the hierarchy, cloister, or externally imposed upon vows (chastity, celibacy and poverty). Any vows you take are up to your own unique soul’s calling and how you are called to live in the world. In this community, you are also not required to have any particular belief system. In fact, a diversity of beliefs are welcome. Whether you lean toward Buddhism, paganism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Jewish, Indigenous, or Atheism, all are welcome here. We learn and grow through the inherent unity at the core of every single spiritual tradition. All are welcome!
How You Can Get Involved
In the coming days, I will be launching the additional services that have long been needed to provide the invitation, guidance and support to empower people on their path of self-actualization and in the unique way they are called to build the new world. In taking these steps, I am adding a few more bricks to the temple that is being called forth out of me – a temple not built by human hands.
Starting today, I will be offering a twice-weekly “Midday Meditation” that is FREE and available for all who wish to attend. It will be available at 1:00 pm (central) on through Facebook Live on my Authentic Freedom Academy Facebook Page. The meditations will be recorded and available for up to 24 hours after the event.
Wednesday, I have opened my March Teacher’s Circle for all levels of the Authentic Freedom membership. This is where those can gather who have already been busy honing their gifts in support of the new world. This is where as teachers and leaders we can gather for support.
Friday I am launching my weekly “Spiritual Service.” This will be available for all levels of Authentic Freedom Membership via ZOOM. The services will run from 1:00 – 2:30 pm central time and will include an inspirational reading, a lesson, meditation/mindfulness and discussion. Think “church” only better. These gatherings will be held weekly.
If you are interested in learning more about our memberships, please click HERE.
Also note that membership IS NOT required for those who simply want to enjoy the trainings I have created or who want to participate in the Midday Meditations on Facebook. For those, you simply need to show up!
Doing what I can to help us together build a new world!
Lauri Ann Lumby, OM, OPM, MATS
Authentic Freedom Academy