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Reporting from the Void

As I write this at 7:45 am central time on Thursday, April 9th, I am somewhere around 3 weeks into a self-appointed VOID practice.  But who really knows how long for when residing in the VOID we kind of lose all sense of timing.  What day is it?  How long has this Covid-19 thing been happening?  When did I commit myself to a VOID practice?

My VOID practice looks like this…same as it ever was….same as it ever was….only more of what I’ve been doing for the last several years as I was laid off from my side-gig due to the Covid-19 shutdown requirements.  There will likely not be a side-gig for me to return to after all is said and done, as I suspect my TRUE GIFTS will be in high demand once we emerge from our collective cocoons.

For the past 3ish weeks, I have spent my days in meditation, prayer, journaling, yoga, enjoying nature (when the weather cooperates – I DO live in Wisconsin!), reading for education, reading for enjoyment, enjoying the simple pleasures of being home – housework, laundry, groceries, preparing meals, etc., sleeping more, watching a few amazing shows on Netflix and Prime and checking in with family and friends as to how they are doing under house arrest.  I seem to be having one meltdown a week.  Other than that, this VOID time has been pure, unadulterated bliss.  My SOUL was made for this my Spirit loves this.

What has made this VOID practice even sweeter has been to UNPLUG from social media.  Other than the necessary business-related posts, I’ve really tried to stay out of the fray.  I check in from time to time only to be reminded of why I decided to abstain from Facebook (especially) during my commitment to the VOID.  Too much misinformation, too much fear, too many conspiracy theories, and not enough reason or discernment.

As the world is losing its shit, I’m sitting at home enjoying the peace and quiet and wondering what our world will look like on the other side of this.  More specifically, I am excited about what MY world will look like as people begin to awaken out of the collective sleep that got us here in the first place.  But that’s forward thinking and there is no room for that in the VOID.

Instead, all I can do is decide what MY WORLD looks like NOW.  So far, I am really loving it. And I CHOSE THIS.  Instead of indulging in fear, I am choosing peace.  When the meltdowns surface (my reactions to the world’s fearful reactions and the pain many are experiencing during this time), I go even deeper within to transform the cause of the meltdown.  I am choosing SIMPLE.  My life was already pretty simple, but I’m embracing an even deeper level of simplicity.  There are no bestsellers I need to pen while resting in the VOID, neither is the world ready for any new online classes I might dream up at this time.  No.  NOW is a time to simply be with what is and STAY THERE.

And here is the most amazing thing (something a colleague has promised me for years is the natural consequence of DOING only what our SOUL needs and wants)…..I’m technically not working at all other than facilitating the FREE meditations I’m sharing on FB Live and the weekly service that is available to members of Authentic Freedom, many of whom don’t pay a dime for these services because they have completed one or several of my training programs.  (Please check out my FREE meditations and weekly services on YouTube) And yet, the support for me to live and share my gifts is magically coming in.  From unexpected and grateful places, the support keeps rolling in.  Perhaps this is the fruits of 26 years of hard work, or (more likely) the magnetic response to the energy I am creating by simply being and working in the VOID.  (BEING in the VOID doesn’t mean that nothing is being done.  It simply means that what is being done is deep, subtle and mostly invisible).

Thank you to those who have shown up as support during this VOID time – financially, emotionally and spiritually.  And thank you especially to my “Doomsday Team” (you know who you are) for being there when I hit the wall and for allowing me to be there for you when you are doing the same.  We are in this together!

Big LOVE to all of you who are finding your way through your own version of VOID time.  Wouldn’t it be marvelous if after the social distancing requirements are lifted we all decided to carve out more time in our lives to SIMPLY BE!?

 

Love,

Lauri Ann Lumby, self-actualization, finding ourselves, finding meaning, finding purpose, personal mission

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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.