Posted in building the new world, Discernment, Divine Revelation, End of the World Prophecies, world changes

Donald Trump as the Angel of Death

I see a lot of anti-Trump rhetoric on social media.  While I did not vote for him and while I don’t personally care for him, I understand why people chose him and the role he is playing in this current stage of our global evolution.  This knowledge has allowed me (most of the time) to be in acceptance of his presidency. (That doesn’t mean I like everything he does!)

While I sense that some chose Trump because they saw in him someone like themselves; most, however, including people I deeply love, chose Donald Trump because they were looking for change.  That change has come, confirming what I was made to understand on the second day after he was elected:

Donald Trump is playing the role of the Angel of Death.

The “Angel of Death” is a universal symbol, but for those of us in Western culture, likely the most familiar example is from the Book of Exodus (Chapter 12), when the “Angel of Death” passed through Egypt to, “strike down every firstborn of both people and animals, and I will bring judgment on all the gods of Egypt.”  In the biblical story, the Angel of Death “passed over” the homes of the Israelites who had marked their lintels in the “blood of the lamb,” and their firstborns were spared from the destructive action of Death. The death of the pharaoh’s first-born son was the final straw that caused him to surrender to the Israelite’s demands for freedom.

In the Exodus story, the Angel of Death represents a destructive force that creates the way to freedom.  This, I believe, is the role that Donald Trump is currently playing in our world.  Whether or not we agree with his politics or his public behavior, there can be absolutely no doubt the opportunity for change that his presidency is bringing forth in our world.  Whether by his direct actions, inactions or simply through the natural unfolding of human evolution, more and more and more of what Western society has tried to sweep under the rug is coming forth to be seen:

  • Government corruption.
  • Financial corruption.
  • American entrenchment in partisan politics.
  • Sex trafficking and child prostitution serving the world’s elite.
  • Sexual harassment and manipulation in the workplace. (#metoo)
  • Harsh polarities plaguing our culture.
  • The profitable business of war.
  • Domestic terrorism.
  • Racism
  • Sexism
  • Every other ‘ism.
  • Injustices in salaries and compensation.
  • The errors of Capitalism.
  • The evils of the Dark Web and in those who gather there.
  • Did I say racism? (#blacklivesmatter)

This doesn’t even begin to scratch the tip of the iceberg. Every single day, another thing that American culture has tried to sweep under the rug, or which has been purposefully hidden from us, is coming forth to be seen.  To quote Jerry Seinfeld, “It is loathsome and hideous, yet we cannot look away.”

As chaotic and sometimes terrifying some of these revelations may be, they are critically necessary.  While I had cast my vote for Hilary (mostly because I didn’t care for DT), I know that none of this would have unfolded had she become president.  She was (and continues to be) invested in the system that serves the powerful elite.  Donald Trump, it seems, is beholden to no one other than himself.  As much as I want to despise him, I cannot argue the good that has come forth because of his presidency.  By “good,” I mean the revelation of everything in our world that NEEDS to be either discarded or healed and transformed if we ever hope to be truly free.  Thank you, Mr. Trump, for (consciously or unconsciously) playing the role of the Angel of Death.  We would not be where we are today without you.

 

 

 

Posted in Divine Revelation, Spiritual Direction, Spiritual Formation, Spiritual Practices

Is There Any Truth in Scripture?

In a word:  YES, but not in the way many religious institutions would have us believe.  While some (many) have used the Bible to manipulate the masses and to put forth their own hidden (or sometimes not so hidden) agendas, this is not how scripture proves relevant to us today.  I should probably qualify that statement….if our desire is for separation, then using the Bible to put forth dogma, justify separative actions, or to sell the story of a God who wants you to be wealthy, then that is how one will use the Bible.  If, however, our desire is for unity and for humanity to come together in harmony with one another, then we are required to approach scripture in a different way.

While the Bible is the inspired word of God (Truth, Love, The Divine, by whatever name you call the Source and Revelation of all that is), so too is every example of the written word.  As we become increasingly aware of the wisdom traditions and sacred writings of other cultures, we discover an abundantly flowing wellspring of wisdom.  As the Western world grows increasingly disenchanted with institutional Christianity and discovers the compassionate teachings of our friends in the East or from the Native people who were here before the European invasion, the temptation is to exchange the traditions in which we were raised for these “new age ideas.”  The problem is that there is nothing “new” about New Age, neither is there something unique in Buddhism, Hinduism, Zen, Paganism, or Native traditions that we cannot find in our own traditions.

This is where the rich tradition of Christian contemplative practices proves helpful.  (Note:  there is also nothing unique to the tradition of Christian contemplative practices, expressions of all the practices we call “Christian” can be found in the Jewish faith out of which Christianity emerged, and also within the spiritual practices of the cultures in which Judaism was immersed.) With these practices, we can approach scripture through the lens of inquiry and as a tool through which we can discover and discern our own truth.  In this way, scripture acts like a mirror, reflecting the guidance, insights, learning, comfort and healing we need in the present moment.  Whether we think of God as the Divine Source of all that is, or as a reflection of our highest self, when applying contemplative practices to scripture, “God” is providing us with what we need.  It is through these contemplative practices that we come to know the God of our own understanding while at the same time coming to know ourselves.  In this way, scripture is can be our teacher, our source of guidance and direction, our healer, our counselor and our comforter.

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Meeting Mary Magdalene

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In 1978, I had my first personal, mystical encounter with the Christ and the Magdalene.  They came to me through the Jesus Christ Superstar soundtrack, where for the first time I realized Jesus’ humanity and that Mary Magdalene played a much larger role in the life and ministry of Jesus than I had previously been led to believe.

While the Magdalene would wait to reveal herself fully, I immediately began having direct experiences of the Christ while in prayer, while attending mass, and through the experiences of my everyday life.  The Jesus that was revealing himself to me was markedly different from the Jesus I had been taught to worship in that he was fully human and directly accessible – meaning there was no need for an intermediary between human beings and Christ, we are able to know him directly through contemplation and prayer and through the circumstances of our daily lives.  Additionally, the Jesus that I was coming to know was not exclusive to those who proclaimed him as their savior.  Instead, this Jesus spoke a universal message of unconditional love that promised to transform every human being on this planet – whether they were Christian, Muslim, Jewish, Pagan, Buddhist, or otherwise.  Jesus’ message was for all of humanity, and you didn’t have to become Christian to find salvation in these truths.

As is common in the revelation of the feminine, the Magdalene came to me subtly at first – initially cloaked within the priestesses of Arthurian legend, Morganna in particular, and then through the other mystical and powerful women I encountered through music, cinema, theatre, art, and literature.  It wasn’t until 1994, while in ministry formation, that I had my first direct experience of the Magdalene.  This experience launched an avalanche of encounters through which I was guided by the Magdalene to learn the hidden truths of the Magdalene’s place within the Jesus story, in the beginning years of the Jesus movement, and how she continues to work on our behalf – helping us to discover,  integrate and embody the Living Teachings of Christ.

The Living Teachings of Christ, as revealed to me through both the Magdalene and the Christ, are those teachings which transcend dogma and doctrine, freeing Jesus’ teachings to adapt to an ever-changing world.  Not exclusive or limited to a specific belief system, the Living Teachings of Christ are universal in their appeal, revealing truth to every human being, no matter where they are in their journey and regardless of their specific belief system.  In a world that has become increasingly separated by belief, the unveiling of these teachings could not be more timely.

The Living Teachings of Christ, as revealed through both Jesus and Mary (called Magdalene) spring forth out of one foundational truth:

The Truth of Oneness

This is the truth that Jesus came to know within himself, and the truth he sought to teach his disciples.  Mary, called Magdalene, fully integrated and embodied this truth – the truth that we are all One – within ourselves, with each other, with all of creation and with God. Jesus and Mary experienced this Oneness as unconditional love.  This is the truth that promises to heal the fear and perceived separation that is the cause of suffering in the human condition, and to restore us to our original nature as LOVE.

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Posted in Discernment, Divine Revelation

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Posted in Authentic Freedom, Authentic Freedom Academy, church, Divine Revelation, Raised Catholic, Spiritual Formation, Spiritual Practices

Beyond Christianity

On Monday, I wrote about how I am nothing like Richard Rohr. In particular, I mentioned how Richard Rohr is hard at work reforming Christianity, while I have moved beyond the need to reform an institution so that we might find the love that resides within all of us. In this, I guess one could say that I am inviting us to explore something beyond Christianity – something that hasn’t yet been given a name – but is already being born in our world.  Apparently part of this is being birthed through me. While the part that is being birthed through me has its roots in my Catholic upbringing, and I consider Jesus and Mary Magdalene the teachers that led me and then called me toward this, it is so much more than how people usually experience church.  I refuse, even, to call it church because for most of the people to whom I minister, church is a bad word.

So what is it? In truth, it is something that hasn’t even been given a name, and perhaps that is a good thing, for once we name a thing, we try to define it and put it in a nice, tight container so we can carry it around and show it to others.  Birth is messier than this and that which is being born needs the freedom to find its own feet and to discover its own name.  So, I’m getting out of the way and letting it be born and allowing it to find its own name.

While I can’t tell you what it is or what its name might be, I can tell you what it is made of. More importantly, I can tell you its purpose.

Its purpose is to provide a vessel in which women, men and children can come to know the love that they are and how they are uniquely gifted and called to be that love in the world. In short….our mission is self-actualization.

Unlike anything that has been accomplished before, the way in which we support this self-knowledge is through the seamless blend of psychology, pedagogy (education), creativity, and contemplative spirituality. In this way, individuals are supported in moving beyond their socialization into the truth that resides within their hearts.  Here is where we discover the freedom promised by all the great spiritual teachers that have gone before us:  Moses, Isaiah, Jesus, Mohammed, the Buddha, Black Elk, Sri Aurobindo and The Mother, Amma, the Dalai Lama, Gandhi, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. etc. etc. etc. etc. etc. and where we find the universal message within them all – the message of

LOVE.

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Stepping Out from Behind the Veil

It is easy to speak of our human ancestral heritage. I am proud of my Celtic and Viking ancestry and every other bit of human the DNA that makes up who I am.  It is more difficult, however, to speak of our celestial ancestry.  When we listen deeply and are open to others who have listened to our origins beyond the veil, we discover that our origins as humans reach far beyond the DNA of our parents to the DNA in the stars. What follows is my own reflection on my origins beyond the veil and how it has become relevant to my very human journey.  Perhaps in hearing these words, you will find your own light shining behind the veil.

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The end of an era – the end of my 3D human journey. Karma is done and has been paid, freed and forgiven.  Clear of the debris of 3D, I’m free for my true self to fully emerge – the Self that is Divine while dwelling in human flesh.  My true nature as a Sirian Starseed.

Having arrived as an envoy – many thousands of years ago to implant the earth with our Divine light, along with the codes of awakening. Dwelling first among the primitive human as gods, awakening them out of their purely instinctual nature.  We are the Tree of Knowledge from which they ate and their eyes were opened.  But, in their awakening, they turned away from the light and chose the darkness – eventually turning on us as the “cause of their pain.”  So they made war with us.  We decided not to “have that conversation in that way” and we “turned sideways into the light,” dwelling within and among humanity – for our seeds had already been planted within them – slowly, but surely awakening them to their full potential while we stood beside them – just on the other side of the veil.  Waiting.  Patiently waiting as we hold the humans in love – awaiting the day for the Great Awakening.

The Great Awakening is here – when enough of the sleeping human have awakened to their true Divine Selves and it is once again “safe” for us to step out from behind the light.

And this is what now steps out from within me. The Full Divine Light that I Am as a Sirian – an emissary of the Divine Light and the Divine Truth – where Love governs our experience and creation arises seamlessly and effortlessly out of this Love.  There, we love things into being and everything that we need to “Be the Love” that we are magically and effortlessly arrives in our hands.  We are supported because it is all we know as we are self-generating, self-sustaining, beings.  No longer limited by the false perception of separation of the 3D world.  Living in form, but a form that has now risen to the frequency of our original nature/vibration – the 5D and 6D vibration that we brought to this plane.  As humanity has expanded its vibration, so too did we – now emerging into the 13th dimension – providing the opportunity for humanity, one day, to do the same.

We are the Sirians – the Starseeds. The Source of our origin in conscious awareness and we are here to continue to support the human awakening.  And now we walk among you from within those who have crossed the bridge from separation into Oneness – those who have perfected the human vehicle such that our light might shine through.  No longer only human, but a human vehicle in which the Divine Self may be known – living and moving and having our being – in the same way that the fully Divine Being has lived among you in the beings you have named thus:

Jesus, Mohammed, Moses, the Dalai Lama, Amma, Yogananda, Anandamayima, Mary Magdalene, St. Francis and Clare, Babaji and Mataji, Sri Aurobindo and The Mother, Krishna and Radha, Melchizedek and Mother Anna, Mother Mary, John the Evangelist, Black Elk, the 13 Grandmothers…..the list goes on and on.

You are equal among them when you allow the full Divine human to emerge from within you – for this is what we came here to initiate within you and the seed of potential we planted within you all those thousands of years ago.

 

A message to all Starseeds:

It is now our time.

Time to step forth from the veil.

To emerge from behind the veil of separation consciousness

To be the love and light that we are –

Guiding humanity back to their original nature of awakened love.

No longer imprisoned by the perceived separation of 2D and 3D (duality) consciousness,

But living fully and unencumbered from the place of Unity

Where all are ONE in the LOVE that we are,

Love finding its unique expression in human form through us.

It is time to be this love – only this love,

Creating from and out of this love,

For the sake of and for the purpose of love,

Re-creating the earth in the image of our home –

A home made of love and for the purpose of love.

Let us be this love and in being this love,

Knowing that love is all there is.

 

 

Posted in Authentic Freedom, Authentic Freedom Academy, Christ Consciousness, divine mother, Divine Revelation, Empowerment, End of the World Prophecies, Inspiration, Jesus, Mystics, New World, self-actualization, Spiritual Formation, world changes

Blessed Are You Who Believed

As a child, I was granted a vision. The vision was the herald of “the end of the world,” along with the promise that this ending was not set in stone, but could be thwarted, or rather, re-directed through the accomplishment of one simple task.  The task, however, proved not to be so simple.  In the dream, this task was symbolized by the command to “gather your friends, dig up Lincoln’s bones (as in former President), and restore them to their rightful place.”

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As I reflect on this dream in light of what we, as an American culture, and as a world, have undergone in the dreadful year of 2016, the dream makes total sense. If we, as a culture, and a world, continue to stray from the nobility, integrity, authenticity, honesty, and righteousness symbolized by our 16th President, we shall certainly manifest our own demise.  For me, the dream becomes especially potent as we approach the passing of the baton from President Barack Obama, (who for me, more than any recent president has represented the Lincoln archetype) to Donald Trump.  To say that this is a volatile time in our history would be an understatement.  In my lifetime, it has never been more critical that we “gather our friends” and “restore Lincoln’s bones” to their rightful place.

But what does THAT mean? This is where the 40+ years since the vision prove to be helpful, especially those since 1993 when the red brick flew through the air and hit be between the eyeballs – waking me up to my mission and purpose in this life. This mission is nothing short of bringing heaven to earth!  (No small goals here!)

What does THAT mean? In short, it is doing what Jesus did – discovering my own Oneness with the Divine and in that Oneness finding my unique gifts and call, and through these gifts and call, finding meaning and purpose in my life.  Then, showing others how to do the same.  Abraham Maslow called this process self-actualization.  Carl Jung called it individuation.  New-agers call it ascension. By whatever name you call it, the process is the same – asking and then finding the answer to the questions:

  • Who am I?
  • Where do I find that place of inner peace, connection and contentment?
  • What are my gifts and how am I being called to use them?

What does this have to do with Lincoln’s bones and the end of the world? It’s simple really and it is the other part of the vision that has been given to me in adulthood:

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A gathering of friends who have and continue to do for themselves what Jesus did (becoming self-actualized), who know what their gifts are, and who are finding fulfillment in the use of these gifts for their own sake, and (as it relates to Lincoln’s bones) for the sake of the betterment of the world. It is through this gathering of friends that:

  • Hospice will be offered for the dying world.
  • Support will be found for those who are grieving the loss of what they have known and for the anxiety they will be feeling in the face of a great unknown.
  • Prayer will be offered for the sake of healing and wholing our world.
  • Resources will be made available for those who are hurting and in need of healing – spiritual, emotional, mental and physical healing.
  • Rituals will be done for the sake of restoring our world to its natural state in love.
  • Peaceful, non-violent activism will take place to help raise awareness to all the places in our world in need of love and then working toward being that love.
  • Education, formation and empowerment will be made available for those who wish to be a part of birthing a better world – ie: heaven on earth.

For nearly 50 years, this vision has been with me and the weight of this call. For the past 23 years, I have worked diligently toward this call.  I have risked much for the sake of this call and have been called insane for believing such a call.  In the face of what is unfolding in our world, I find that I can no longer question, doubt or challenge this call because I know it to be true.  Whatever the cost, and without a safety net, this is what I am here for and what I am called to do. If we do not work on changing our own hearts from fear to love and if we do not work toward supporting others in doing the same, the consequences are nothing short of our own lives and the lives of our planet…and you don’t need to be a prophet to figure this out.  It is right here before our eyes, if we take the time to look.  We can no longer afford to bury our heads in the sand, unless of course, we are happy to see our world end.

Toward this end, I have put out the clarion call and gathered a group of friends to envision a better world and to dream about how we are called to be loving vehicles for change.  If you feel so-called, join us on Monday, January 2, 2017 at 6:30 pm for our next Gathering of the Tribe. Here you will find community, support, inspiration and empowerment. If you are not in the Oshkosh area, join us by intention, or better yet, call together your own group of friends.

As I pondered this call at the juncture between 2016 and 2017, for myself and for those I have gathered, who should come to me but Mother Mary with the following words:

Blessed are you who believed that what was spoken to you by the Lord would be fulfilled.

I offer these words to all of those I know and love who envision a better world, or rather, who KNOW the world they came to live in and are now being called to create!  Thank you for heeding this call and thank you for all you will do to restore our world to the Love it was meant to be.

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Amen! Amen!  Hallelujah! and  Amen!  Amen!  So Mote it Be!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Posted in divine mother, Divine Revelation, End of the World Prophecies, Grace, Healing, Inspiration

Mother Mary’s Message to Humanity

(as delivered to Lauri Ann Lumby 9/25/16)

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My Beloved Children, the time of reckoning is here. For centuries, I have appeared to the innocent and the faithful to deliver a message of peace.  Now is no different than all the other times – to Bernadette at Lourdes, Juan Diego at Guadalupe, and the children at Fatima and Medjugorje. My words are the same.  Your world yearns for peace, it longs for peace, it pines for peace.  And still, there are those who only want fear and who take their power by manipulating you through fear.

This is the energy of what has been called “Satan” or the “Anti-Christ,” yet it resides not outside of you, but dwells within. The fear you see “out there” is merely a reflection of the fear you harbor within yourselves which finds its way out sideways when unacknowledged, untended, unhealed.

After centuries of this fear holding sway, critical mass has been reached, and now it is time for you to choose.

A new world is being born in the midst of the fear that has held sway and this new world is made of love – for those who are willing to make the choice. The choice is yours – love or fear.

The time for reckoning is here. If you think the world is getting worse, more violent, more divisive, more fearful, it is; but not because this is the path of the future or the path of your doom.  Instead, think of it as being in a centrifuge – any and all fears that have not yet been healed are coming up to be healed and released – or not.  It is your choice.

If you’ve been doing this work all along, the work will be “easy.” You will feel the fear, get drawn into it, perhaps even act on it.  Then you will see it for what it is – another fear asking for release.  If you haven’t been doing the work of confronting, transforming and healing your fears, it will feel excruciating, overwhelming and perhaps hopeless. The purpose in this is so that you are sure not to miss it – to give you one more opportunity to take responsibility for your fears and the behaviors they drive, then surrender them to your Divine Self for healing and release.

To those who choose this path of self-love, you will soon find yourself in a new world – a world made of love.

To those who will continue to choose fear, you will remain in the world made of fear until you decide to choose otherwise. The choice is yours.

marydivinemercyNo matter your choice, I am here to remind you that you are loved without condition – in fact, it is of love and for the purpose of love that you were made, and for this you will always have my blessing now and forever.

I am holding you in love.

Your Beloved Mother,

Mary

To support being healed of our fears and to receive the special blessing of Our Blessed Mother, join in proclaiming her prayer:

Hail Mary, full of Grace.

The Source of Love is with and within you.

Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb.

Holy Mary, Mother of the All.

Pray for us, now and forever.  Amen.

 

Posted in Authentic Freedom, Being Human, Divine Revelation, God, grief, Inspiration, Jesus

We Are Our Own Saviors (or God Does Not Save Part II)

(Read Part I HERE).

It is an interesting thing when you suddenly realize that the “God” you were taught to believe in, put all your faith in and to whom you have devoted your life was never there for you. For me, this is a realization and an awakening that has been a long time coming, so when it showed up, I knew what to do with it.  I simply let the realization be and allowed the “old man in the sky God” to die.  With this death, I have allowed myself to be present to the grieving (rage, sorrow, mind-numbing paralysis, depression) as a “New” God is being born within me.

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But here’s the funny thing…..there is no “New” God being born in me, instead, it is the LOVE that has always been present within me, guiding me, supporting me, protecting me, comforting me, healing me, and loving me….taking center stage. This LOVE has always been there, whispering truth to me and showing me the way.

This LOVE is the “kingdom of God” that Jesus spoke of as residing “within and among you.” The “God” that Jesus knew was the LOVE that dwelled within him.  This “God” was also the LOVE that dwells within every human being.  This “God” is also the LOVE that made up and encompassed all of creation.  This is the LOVE that Jesus wanted all of us to know.

From a Genesis perspective, I think of it as: “God was (or is)” (spirit, source, energy, etc.) and then “God Became.” The Spark that is God split into a gazillion pieces and became everything we see in creation, including ourselves.  Jesus knew this “God” as “Love” and this “Love” is what dwells within us and IS us in our becoming.  I know, it’s a little mind-blowing….especially if all we ever knew before was the God “out there.”  But when we really think about it, we already know this God who is LOVE that dwells within us.  Let me offer a few examples of this knowing from my own life:

  • This LOVE told me who I could trust and who to be wary of.
  • This LOVE told me (tells me) when people are lying….it also tells me when I’m lying to myself.
  • This LOVE tells me when I am venturing down the wrong path, and it tells me through bodily sensations of unease and sometimes even guilt.
  • This LOVE told me NOT to get into the car of the strange man who offered to give me a ride as I was walking to the bus stop as a teenager.
  • This LOVE picked my foot off the gas pedal and slammed it down on the brake just in time to miss a van barreling through a red light at 60mph, saving myself and my children from sure death.
  • This LOVE helped me to recognize the educational opportunities that would support my Soul’s purpose.
  • This LOVE helps me to recognize the personal and professional opportunities consistent with my Soul’s purpose and gives me the courage and tenacity to pursue them.
  • This LOVE helps me to recognize those who will be my friends, supportive business colleagues and resources in support of my Soul’s purpose.

 

In short, this LOVE is ME trying to be ME – the ME that the “God spark” within me decided it wanted to be in deciding to be ME. This LOVE knows why it came here and who it came to be through me and it supports me in knowing and finding all I need to experience in order to be ME.  This LOVE also lets me know when I am entering into experiences that will not be supportive of the ME I came here to be.

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What is true for me is also true for you. We all KNOW this LOVE that is within us and we all hear the voice of this LOVE trying to support us in being who we came here to be.  We know this LOVE in the tiny whispering voice of our intuition.  We know this LOVE in those moments of deep inner knowing that guides us.  This LOVE communicates to us through our dreams and our imagination.  This LOVE helps us to recognize books, movies, TV shows that will feed us and which will bore us to death.  The key to knowing this LOVE is to PAY ATTENTION…..and TRUST.  It turns out, unlike the “old man in the sky God” who may or may not keep us safe or protect us from harm, LOVE will never lead us astray.  And when the consequences of the human condition (disappointment, loss, suffering and death) show up at our door, LOVE helps us find our way through, supports us in our healing, and helps us to find the new life on the other side of the loss.

It is through this LOVE that we find we are our own saviors and that in fact, there is nothing from which we need saving. The LOVE that dwells in us is simply here to be LOVE and to be that LOVE more and more each day.  When we embrace this truth we realize that all there is is love and that love is all there is.  Salvation comes when we realize this truth.

 

Posted in Authentic Freedom, Divine Revelation, Jesus, Mary Magdalene, order of the magdalene, self-actualization, Spiritual Formation, Spiritual Practices

What is Magdalene Priestess Training?

Mary, The Magdalene is the only one identified to have completed the full course of Jesus’ teachings (“healed of seven demons”) and was initiated as co-equal partner and Beloved with Christ. It was to The Magdalene whom Jesus first revealed his resurrected/Christed Self and it was The Magdalene he commissioned to share the good news with the other disciples and to continue his work in his stead. As “The Magdalene” and designated “Apostle to the Apostles,” Mary was “the great tower,” shining the light of truth in a world separated by fear.

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The Order of the Magdalene continues this work in The Magdalene’s name so as to awaken the world to the truth of Mary’s role in Jesus’ ministry and life, and the higher truth of Jesus’ mission of LOVE which Mary alone understood, thereby restoring 2000 years of defamation at the hands of a patriarchal, hierarchical Church, further undoing the harm done to women specifically and the feminine in general. In restoring the Holy Feminine to the Jesus story, we also create the space in which the Holy Masculine can reclaim its place in our world, thereby supporting the world in the returning to its original nature in unity, harmony, peace and love.

Being a priestess of the Magdalene is about spreading the message of Mary’s true role in Jesus’ life and in the continuation of his work, but more importantly, it is about restoring the world to its original nature as LOVE.  As was true of Jesus’ disciples, priestesses of the Magdalene fulfill this mission in their own unique way, relevant to their own unique giftedness and the way they are called to share these gifts in the world in service to LOVE.  The ways in which current Magdalene priestesses are living out their call includes:

  • Counselors and Therapists
  • Holistic Healthcare providers
  • Artists
  • Writers
  • Wives and Mothers/Husbands and Fathers
  • Teachers
  • Professors
  • Philanthropists
  • Public Speakers
  • Shamanic Practitioners
  • Ordained Ministers and Officiants
  • Spiritual Directors
  • Massage Therapists
  • Hands-on Healers/Reiki/Acupressure/Healing Touch Therapy
  • Yoga Teachers
  • Meditation Teachers
  • Medical Doctors
  • Business Owners

Outer change begins with inner change.

Inner change begins with self-knowledge.

Self- Knowledge leads to self-actualization.

Self-actualized individuals, are inherently non-violent, cooperative and collaborative, and are naturally motivated to use their unique gifts in service to the betterment of the world.

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Magdalene Priestess Training supports you in:

  • Knowing who you are.
  • Discovering  your unique giftedness  and how the development and use of these gifts will provide for you a life of meaning and purpose.
  • Moving through the fears and unhealed wounds that might otherwise prevent you from using these gifts to their fullest.
  • Enjoying fulfillment in the use and sharing of your gifts for yourself, and for the sake of the betterment of the world.
  • Connecting with a like-minded community through which you will find validation and support for your own mission and purpose in this life.
  • Finding ongoing education and inspiration for the continued use of your gifts.

 

Magdalene Priestess Training integrates specific tools and practices of Western Psychology with those of Western Spirituality, resulting in a powerful process through which participants are supported in becoming self-actualized and are then empowered to share their unique giftedness in service to the betterment of the world.

Specific Tools used in Magdalene Priestess Training:

  • Western, Eastern and Indigenous Mindfulness, Contemplation and Journey practices
  • The Spiritual Exercises and Rules of Discernment of St. Ignatius
  • Creativity Practices
  • The Enneagram Temperament Tool
  • The Spiritual/Personal Gifts Inventory
  • The Authentic Freedom™ protocol

From Western Psychology, Magdalene Priestess Training draws from:

  • Carl Jung’s creative imagination, archetype and shadow work
  • Abraham Maslow’s hierarchy of needs and theories of self-actualization
  • The humanistic theories and creativity practices of Carl and Natalie Rogers
  • The stages of spiritual development of James Fowler and John Westerhoff
  • Bill Plotkin’s development of the human Soul

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From Western Spirituality, The Magdalene Priestess Training has its roots in the original teachings of Jesus* which Mary, called Magdalene fully understood and which were then formalized into the meditation, contemplation and service practices of Western Monasticism, specifically those favored in Benedictine, Franciscan, and Ignatian spirituality.

*The original teachings of Jesus are those rooted in the universal (and non-religious) call of love:

  • love of The Divine (the God/dess of your own understanding)
  • love of Self
  • love of Neighbor – recognizing that all of humanity is our neighbor

and then:

  • lived out through acts of compassion
  • working for justice

 

If you are interested in learning more about the Magdalene Priestess Training, please contact Lauri Ann Lumby, OM, MATS at lauri@authenticfreedom.love or (920) 230-1313.