While the world is busy chasing after shiny objects, Authentic Freedom Academy and the Order of the Magdalene focus their attention and intention on that which will remain. Shiny objects are those things which provide temporary satisfaction, momentary titillation, and excitement. Shiny objects make us feel good and might give us a thrill but the satisfaction never remains. Human beings seek after shiny objects in an attempt to fill the emptiness and longing caused by the common human wound of separation. Shiny objects, however, can never fill that void of separation. The wound of division cannot be filled from something outside of us. It can only be fulfilled from within.
Satisfying the longing and emptiness left behind by the wound of separation can only be fulfilled by healing that wound. Healing the wound of separation is only accomplished through a disciplined, persistent, practiced approach of identifying, healing and transforming our deepest and most stubborn wounds. The work of healing these wounds require courage, the willingness to be vulnerable, and most importantly, the ability to be honest with ourselves around the topic of our wounds and the ways in which our wounds might come out sideways in non-loving behavior toward ourselves or others. With consistent attention to this work, we soon come to realize that we are the shiny object we’ve been looking for. In clearing away our wounds, past traumas, and the guilt heaped upon us through societal conditioning, we see the beauty, brilliance and magic of our true and most authentic self – that which we’ve been seeking all along.
At Authentic Freedom Academy and the Order of the Magdalene, we are not another one of those shiny objects that you might be tempted to entertain. We are not about to blow smoke up your ass, or make you feel good about yourself by feeding your ego. Instead, we support you and help guide you through the tools and practices we have developed which will help you find satisfaction with yourself. Finding yourself includes discovering your gifts, being empowered to develop, cultivate and share your gifts. Finding yourself also includes the deep, often challenging and messy work of soul retrieval – identifying and clearing away the debris of past woundedness and the behaviors that arose out of these wounds so that only your true, original, and untainted self remains. Here you will find the confidence to live your truth along with the inner power that will fuel you in your work. Shiny object will always leave you unsatisfied. With Magdalene Mastery, you will find deeply rooted fulfillment, enduring satisfaction, contentment, joy, and peace in your own personal sovereignty.
The Principles and Practices of Magdalene Mastery:
I. Commitment to a Spiritual Practice
II. Mission and Purpose
Service to self and the world through the identification, nurturing and sharing of one’s unique gifts.
III. Dedication to Personal Development
Continuing study and exploration
IV. Shadow Work
Identifying and transforming unhealed wounds
Releasing trauma (personal and ancestral)
Undoing societal conditioning
V. Radical Personal Accountability
Ongoing exploration of wounds, triggers, etc.
Freedom from blame/victimhood
Vi. Empowerment through Love
Transcending Division to live in love.
Exercising compassion for self and others
Being Love in the world.
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