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

Let it Burn!

Don’t Miss the Deeper Messages of the Covid-19 Pandemic

For the past several years, I have spoken over and over and over again about the impending death of the patriarchal/hierarchical world – that which is rooted in fear, power and control.  I have known for years that something big was coming that would put a complete halt to our culture and our economy.  I also knew this something big would cause a stock market crash which would eventually lead to a complete global financial collapse (this is yet to come – though there may be some safeguards in place to prevent this).

I had no idea what form this “something big” might take, but here we are.  With the Covid-19 pandemic and the global reactions to it, we find ourselves exactly where I long ago saw us to be going.  As of this writing, globally 2.75 million have been diagnosed and 193,000 have died.  Borders have been closed. Airline travel has ceased.  Education has gone online if not cancelled.  Many business employees are working from home and online, and many businesses have closed entirely.

As we sit in the middle of the pandemic in a world uncertain about how best to respond to the pandemic caused by a virus for which we currently have no cure (other than our own immune system and its ability (or inability) to fight the virus, we are witness to a wide range of human reactions.  Fear. Panic.  Hysteria.  Anger. Blaming.  Shaming.  Condemning.  We are also experiencing an overwhelming amount of information and opinions about protection, prevention, and treatment.  Then there are the questions about when and how to open things up again.

It is easy to become overwhelmed, angry or afraid in the face of the externals related to Covid-19.  When we become fixated on these externals, however, we are missing what is REALLY happening underneath the panic and fear related to the pandemic.

What is REALLY happening, thanks in part to Covid-19, is that a new world is being born. Before that new world can fully emerge, what remains of the patriarchal/hierarchical world has to die.  In order to die, it must first make itself known.  Covid-19 is helping us to see everything that is wrong with our culture and with our world and what quite simply no longer works. In every single institution built on the foundations of fear, power and control, we are being given an opportunity to see – to really see what is no longer sustainable – if indeed it ever was.  Corruption, deception and injustices are being laid bare.  Leaders (and others) are showing their true faces as their fears (an inability to identify and transform their fears) come out sideways.

As the old world is collapsing, we are also being given an opportunity to experience and bear witness to new ways of being that might help to alleviate some of the problems of the dying world. We are also being given a chance to ask some really important questions:

 

This is an excerpt from the Authentic Freedom Academy Weekly Lesson.  Full content is available for subscribing members.  Learn more about membership HERE. 

Posted in End of the World Prophecies, New World

Building the New World Starts with YOU!

The profound gift of the Covid-19 pandemic and the globally imposed social distancing, is that as the world around us is imploding upon itself, we have the opportunity to take the first steps in building a whole new world.  Building the new world begins with US and in the way we decide to live NOW and how this NOW might inform the new world we want to create for ourselves and our loved ones once this is all over.  The good news is that by all accounts, this will not be “over” until 2022 so we have plenty of time to reflect on and take the necessary steps for building our new world.

Building our new world begins with ourselves and the choices we make around how we want to live our lives and what we want our new worlds to look like.  For those who have found their way to the Authentic Freedom community, the world we build will be reflective of our individual temperaments and desires yet rooted in our unique calling to be of service to the betterment of our world.  But again, bettering our world, begins with us and with the choices we make around how we want to live our lives.

I cannot speak for others, but for myself, the new world of which I want to be a part is quieter, simpler, gentler and kinder than the world we have been living in.  It is a world that treats our planet gently and with great honor, acknowledging that it is only in treating the earth as sacred that She might produce the fruits that we need to survive.  It is a world in which every human being is honored as holy and sacred and where diversity is not only honored but celebrated.  It is a world that supports the full development of every single human being by providing the resources we need not only to survive, but to thrive.

Yes, these are big dreams, and I know this is possible when we begin to make these choices for ourselves.  When we as individuals live simply, gently, quietly, kindly; when we treat our world as sacred – taking only what we truly need while sharing the surplus with others; when we treat other human beings with dignity, honor and respect and when we work to insure the needs of all humans are being met to not only survive (food, clothing, shelter, safety, healthcare), but also to thrive (education, enrichment, self-development, etc.) then it can be done.  But again, it starts with US.

During this time of social distancing, I am taking the steps to building my own new world, steps that I’m finding are soooooo very simple:

Laying the Foundation:

The foundation of my life has always been my relationship with the Divine.  In my NOW and into my NEW world, this foundation will continue and as I have witnessed, deepen.  I begin my morning with my spiritual practice and return to it frequently throughout the day. This simple time dedicated to myself and the Divine of my understanding is the foundation out of which the rest of my life unfolds.  Everything I need for guidance, inspiration, understanding and to find a place of comfort and safety in an insane world, I find within these moments.  Even when I’m not in a time of dedicated meditation and prayer, the fruits of my practice continue to unfold.  With this I have come to understand Paul’s invitation that we “pray without ceasing.”  When this relationship is the foundation of our lives, everything becomes a prayer.

Building the Supports:

Cultivating well-being.  My physical and emotional health are critical to me.  With this I make healthy choices.  I choose healthy foods.  I enjoy gentle exercise (yoga and walking).  I take supplements and my prescribed medications.  I do what I need to do to keep my mind and my spirit healthy (meditation, yoga, setting healthy boundaries, honoring my need for solitude, choosing how and with whom I want to spend my time).

Ongoing learning: As part of my temperament and passion, I have been given the gift of learning.  I love to learn.  As such, I take time each day to cultivate learning.  I learn.  I study.  I explore.

Time for enjoyment:  “All work and no play makes Lauri a dull girl.”  I’m kind of boring anyway and I like boring, but that is not to say I don’t have enjoyment.  I take time to read for pleasure and I love a good movie or binge-worthy television series.  The more magical or mystical the better, but even a good piece of historical fiction can whet my appetite.

Don’t Forget the Aesthetics:

Our new world is meant to be enjoyable and to have beauty.  This will mean different things to different people, but to me, my world has beauty when I am nurturing, cultivating and sharing my gifts – for my own fulfillment and in service to the betterment of the world.  As such, this is about:

Taking time to CREATE: I write.  I draw.  I publish books.  I develop and share curriculum.  I cook.  I clean.  I nurture my children.  I show kindness and am a listening ear to those I meet.  I nurture my friendships – old and new.

Being a Source of Support for Others: Making myself available for guidance and support as we find our way through the Covid-19 event and when it is done, helping people find their new normal – through my books, online classes and services, local gatherings (when we can gather again) and one-on-one support through Reiki and Spiritual Counseling.

 

Questions for your own reflection:

What are you finding during social distancing that feels good to you?

What in social distancing would you like to see become part of your new normal?

What is the new world you want to create for yourself?

 

 

 

Posted in Authentic Freedom, End of the World Prophecies, Inspiration, world changes

Overcoming the “Demons” of the Covid-19 Pandemic

First a note on demons.  I do not believe in demons in the form of the dude wearing a red morph suit sporting horns and holding a pitchfork.  I do not believe in external embodied entities whose job is to wreak havoc on our lives.  Instead, I think of demons as human-made.  Demons are something we have created in our minds made up out of our fears.  That being said, these demons can become part of our collective fear and something that can be seen, named, and therefore conquered.  Conquering our demons is dependent on our ability to see them and name them.  Once we have done this, we can use the tools we have been given to “conquer” these demons so that they no longer have power over us.  These are the demons who presented themselves to me this morning as I did my invisible work of diving deep into society’s ills to uncover the demons that are driving our current (mass hysteria) behaviors.  Let’s name and claim these demons together so that we might deprive them of their power over us and move more closely to a place of peace and contentment within the chaos that is currently ruling our world.

 

CHAOS

Speaking of chaos, this is the first demon to present themselves during my morning meditation.  Chaos presented itself to me as a rampantly tumbling ball made up of flailing limbs – arms and legs flailing and tumbling around the world wreaking havoc wherever it flailed.  Chaos was screeching and screaming as it blindly flailed about.  Chaos seemed not to have a face and was difficult to approach because of the force of its flailing.  Stepping closer to it, I felt the force of its flailing and within that the unbridled fear that drove it.  I also felt within it an insidious plan and was within the depths of chaos those who benefit from a world chaotically thrashing about.  I asked Chaos to show me its face and what appeared was a face similar to Lord Voldemort as he hid in Professor Quirrell’s turban or the shriveled Voldemort who was thrown naked into the cauldron ready to be reborn into his true power and form.

 

CONFUSION

Confusion was the second demon to appear.  He came in the form of a man who simply stood in place.  His body had become paralyzed and he could not move, but his head was uncontrollably and frantically being thrown about in all directions.  The image I saw was reminiscent of the scenes in horror movies where a demon is transforming from their cloaked human form into something horrifying.  Coming forth out of his mouth was a sort of incomprehensible babbling.  CUE Jacob’s Ladder

 

PANIC

I didn’t need to look to hard to find Panic.  Panic was in the mass of humanity running around like chickens with their heads cut off.  Triggered by fear and mass hysteria, they were running here and there grabbing up everything they could carry that they believed might save them from ……what?  Death?  Illness?  Feeling alone?  Fear?  It was a mass of people without the tools needed to gather verifiable information, reason carefully and therefore come up with a reasonable response to that information.  Instead, fear alone was driving their actions – unbridled and in this case unnecessary fear.  CUE WWZ

 

After Naming the Demons

After we have effectively named the demon, our next task is to conquer them.  In this case, we need a new understanding of what it means to conquer.  In my world, fear begets fear and violence begets violence.  We are not meant to “destroy” the demon with violence (what we resist will persist).  Instead, we are invited to draw close enough to the demon to see the fear that is driving it.  Then, we heal it at its fear.  Once we heal its fear, the demon can return to its true form which is peacefulness, reason and love.

 

Healing Demons

As a shadow and depth worker, I have been working on the collective fear.  I have been sitting with the demons, holding them in loving compassion and witnessing to their release.  All they really want is to be loved.  And when we love these “demons” the fear that drives them simply melts off them revealing the love that dwells beneath all that fear.  In order to do this work, however, I first had to heal these demons within myself.  The same will be true for you.  If you find yourself drawn into the Chaos, paralyzed by Confusion or driven by Panic, you will first have to heal these demons within yourself.  Once you have done this you can begin to use your gifts to heal the demons of the collective.

 

Healing Your Own Demons

Healing our own demons is the work of a lifetime.  I have spent the past 30 years doing this for myself and out of this doing, I have discovered, developed and practiced effective tools for healing and transcending the fears inside of me that have limited my life.  Being free of these fears is an ongoing practice and something I work with every single day!  In life we are never completely free of fear, but with the proper tools, we can eliminate fear’s control over our lives.  The Authentic Freedom protocol is absolutely THE BEST tool I have been given for the healing of fears.  You can learn the Authentic Freedom protocol and how to apply it through my online course or my book by the same name.  I also offer one-on-one support if that would better serve you.  Learn more HERE.

 

 

 

 

Posted in End of the World Prophecies, world changes

Made for Times Such as These

This morning I am grateful for the inner guidance that commanded me to take this week as a “week of silence.”  During this week I have and continue to be in a deep dive – working with and through the darkness of our world.  Between Covid-19, mass hysteria and the Dow Jones collapse, I’ve been busy.  While working in the depths and observing the chaos that has been stirred I feel strangely calm, even strengthened and vilified in the face of the world’s response to fear.

I was made for times such as these.

In fact, I’ve spent my whole life preparing and training for a world in utter chaos as it stares its own death in the face.  As I was told in a childhood dream, the world (as we have known it) is dying. Efforts to “save” it have failed. (THANK GOD! Should we really try to save a world that was built on fear, power and control????)  Now we are facing the inevitable and necessary death of that which needs to die.  It is long past the time for that which was built on the unsustainable foundation of fear, power and control to end and for something new to take its place.  This fact, however, does not preclude the mass hysteria and fear that is rising as humanity clings to what they have known which is now (in some cases literally) being torn from their cold, dead fingers.

We are in the death throes of our world…

And there is nothing we can do but sit back and watch. For those of us who have known this was coming, there is a strange mix of vindication (I told you this was coming) and profound sorrow.  It is a terrible thing to watch the world die.  It is even more painful to watch normally reasonable people lose their shit – especially when we know there is another way.

The “other way” is to do what myself and hundreds (if not thousands) like me have done.  We have been open to the unique tools which would support us in freeing ourselves from the fears, wounds and societal conditioning that has prevented us from living (what I call) Authentic Freedom.

Authentic Freedom is a deep inner sense of peace and contentment that is independent of the external circumstances of our lives, and in this case, our world.

We have become masters in this work and many (like myself) have shared our tools with those who similarly want this kind of freedom.  It is in cultivating this inner sense of peace and contentment that we are able to stare DEATH in the face and not panic under His gaze.  It is also this inner freedom that allows us to maintain a deep sense of calm as the world around us is losing its shit.

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Posted in End of the World Prophecies, New World, world changes

Separation of the Worlds

Good morning sisters and brothers, today is a BIG NEWS day!

After several experiences/events that all came together I believe we are at the “separation of the worlds” that has been heralded for years by the “ascension community.” I may be writing more about this in depth soon, but for now, this is what we need to know:

(This is shared from the membership section of this site.  To learn more and join, click HERE. )

1) The old world is dying and beyond repair. We have come forward with the offering of our gifts and they have been repeatedly refused. We cannot help or save the dying world. This much has become clear. We need to let it die…..even if that means standing back and watching it burn. (sad face)

2) This is heartbreaking and sad, so we must grieve. It is appropriate in the face of a dying world to grieve its death and to grieve all we have offered to help save it, which it refused. It is appropriate to grieve.

3) A time of retreat is also appropriate. We need time away from the dying world to create the space out of which the new world may come forth.

4) We need each other. We need to be support for each other as we grieve and as we support ourselves in making room for the new world that is coming forth out of us. We need each other as a check in, as a source of strength, encouragement and support. We will NOT get that support from the dying world, but only from those who are here to bring forth the new.

5) The temptation to get drawn back into the dying world WILL BE STRONG. We must do all we can to resist that temptation, remembering we are not here to save a dying world. WHEN we get drawn back in (the louder the dying world becomes the more we will be tempted), we will be reminded that that world is no longer our own and we will know it by how exhausted we will become when we allow ourselves to get drawn in.

6) Self-care is of utmost importance. In fact, it is the most important thing for us to do at this time. If we are to be the energy that holds the world in its death whole birthing the new, we need to be well cared for ourselves. Rest. Retreat. Self-nurturing. AND being in the company of like-minded people.

7) We cannot do this alone. I am beginning to suspect that it is for this very purpose that I was called to create this membership platform. To create a space where we can connect to gain strength and encouragement for what is coming – is already here.

8) Hope. The eternal promise is that death makes way for new life. This is the law of the universe. The even deeper law is that everything that has been came forth out of nothing – the great eternal void. Such will be the case of the new world. We cannot see it. (though glimpses of it are all around us). We might not even be able to dream it. But, we can feel it. It is in our DNA and in every cell of our being. The new world is who we are and why we are here. And there is nothing we need to “Do” to make it happen. It is happening through us. All we need to do is create space for the Being that is required for the emergence of that world.

9) Call. This is why we are here. To be witness to the separation of the world – the world that is dying and the world that is seeking to be born, and the birth of the new world begins with the worlds that we create for ourselves.

Love,
Lauri

 

Authentic Freedom (dot) Love is here to be a source of support for those who are here to be witness to the dying world while simultaneously bringing forth the new.  Learn more HERE. 

Posted in End of the World Prophecies, New World, world changes

It’s Loathsome and Hideous, Yet I Can’t Look Away

It’s Loathsome and Hideous, Yet I Can’t Look Away

These immortal words from the TV series Seinfeld, perfectly sum up the times we are in and the greatest temptation for those of us who are here to build the new world.

We live in a time when everything around us seems to be in conflict.  Everything we thought we knew about our world and the perceived security it claimed to provide is falling around us.  In the U.S. we have become a nation divided within a world divided….and we seem to somehow be the cause of that global division.  The world around us no longer makes sense – if it ever did, and the people around us have most definitely stopped making sense.  (cue David Byrne)

We are living in one of the most magnificent times in the history of human beings – both from the perspective of devastation and from the place of promise.  The shadows have all come out to play.  That which we have ignored, denied, shoved under the rug – have all made themselves loudly known.  Racism.  Sexism.  Classism. Privilege.  Nationalism.  The sins of unbridled Capitalism. The sexual crimes of men in power. The sins of the power elite (who is really the cause of global and domestic terrorism?????  Hmmmmm???)  The nature of the beast is as hideous as it is captivating.  As veil upon veil upon veil gets torn away and the views become increasingly disturbing, one is tempted to want to go into battle, or simply collapse in despair.  To some, there is no hope as the truths of our world prove to be increasingly horrific.  The world “out there” has become like a runaway train or a 40-car pileup – it is terrifying to behold, and yet we cannot look away.

The greatest temptation as we view the world hurling itself toward its own destruction is to rush in to try to save it.  But we cannot.  Neither should we try.  The world built on fear, power and control is imploding upon itself and THANK GODDESS!  It is long past time for the world of fear, power and control ruled by rich white men to come to its natural end.  Unbridled pride, gluttony, greed, vengeance, jealousy (competition), hatred and ignorance are and have proven themselves to be unsustainable to anyone other than those who are holding the gold.  What the gold-bearers have not yet realized, however, is that in destroying the world they will inevitably be destroying themselves.  (But maybe, they are that selfish and that short-sighted.)

The truth that is coming to bear is that an unsustainable system will eventually collapse upon itself.  This is EXACTLY what we are currently witnessing in our world, and there is nothing we can do to stop it.  Its life has come to its natural end, making room for a new world to be born out of the ash. For that new world to be born, we need to STOP engaging with the old and dying world.  We need to allow the shriveled, whimpering Voldemort to die his own peaceful death.

In other words, “pay no attention to the man behind the curtain.”  As the dying world continues to vie for our attention, we are distracted from the purpose we came here to fulfill.  We are not here to save the dying world.  We are here to build something new.  That something new is happening right here in our very midst (look at what the young people are doing) and we are each here to play our own role in the creation of something new.  When we engage in or with the dying world, try to make sense of what is happening “out there” or try to convince others of our cause, we are distracted from the task we came here to complete.  We cannot build our new world when drawn in by the moans of the dying world, neither can we care for ourselves when administering aid to that which cannot be saved.  As harsh as this may sound, it is our job to let it die, and if that means covering our ears to the death wails and covering our eyes to the death and devastation, then so be it.  (This does not mean we cease from doing our part to care for the casualties of a world at war with itself.  It is still our job to advocate for the voiceless and to support the needs of the choiceless.  Let love be your guide.) Like a spoiled rotten child, the dying world will do everything in its power to keep us in their drama.  Just say no.

Discipline.  Persistence.  Tenacity. Let these words be our mantra as we do everything in our power to keep ourselves free of the magnetic drama of the world destroying itself so that we can tend to what we are really here for – to build a WHOLE (rooted in union, harmony, peace, collaboration, compassion and love) new world.

For support in building your own new world, check out Lauri’s formation program, The Order of the Magdalene Priesthood Training. This program supports you in coming to know your own unique giftedness, your Soul’s purpose and teaches you how to identify and transcend the fears that might otherwise prevent you from fulfilling that purpose.  Learn more HERE. 

Posted in End of the World Prophecies, world changes

Surviving the End Times

When I was seven years old, I had a dream that the world was ending.  I asked in the dream how we could prevent this from happening.  I was told to gather my friends, go in search of “Lincoln’s authentic bones” and “restore them to their rightful place.”  Even at the age of seven I understood the symbolic meaning of this dream and have been preparing ever since.  Well, it seems that the end times are now here.  Not the apocalyptic destruction of the world as some have interpreted the prophet’s words.  Instead, it is the end of the world as we have known it – a world built on fear, power and control, ruled by a rich and powerful few.

I am certain the end times are upon us as I gaze out into the increasing polarization and insanity of our world.  I know it more intimately by the SOS calls I am getting from family, friends, clients and students of their own world seemingly falling apart.  I also see it in the many conversations with my Magdalene sisters and brothers of the chaos they are witnessing in the lives of people they love and care for.  As the patriarchy (the system built on fear, power and control) approaches its final days, the death throes will only become louder.  As those currently in power, those who benefit from their power, and those who have been indoctrinated by their power cling to survival, chaos will rise.

It is not for us to become distracted by this chaos, however, or get drawn into it.  Instead, we are invited to tend to ourselves so that we might not only survive the end times, but thrive upon the ashes of what will remain after the patriarchy has burned itself to the ground. Now more than ever we must tend to ourselves, because:

We are not here to save the dying world.  We are here to witness its destruction while supporting ourselves in building something new.

Self Care.  Self Care.  Self Care.

Surviving the end times while supporting ourselves in building something new starts and ends with SELF CARE.  This is the greatest irony in a world ruled by those who care for no one but themselves, while conditioning us to think of everyone but ourselves.  (what!?)   Yep…you heard that right.  To survive the dying world, we have to turn the tables on our conditioning.  Instead of “me last,” we have to start thinking “ME FIRST.”  In order to do this we have to look deep within ourselves for the answer to this question:

WHAT DO I NEED?

Seems simple right?  Not so much.  What we actually need to feel peaceful, whole, content, joyful and fulfilled has been buried under a lifetime of conditioning.  Who you truly are and what you truly need is buried under a mountain of “shoulds” and “should nots.”  Just pause for a moment and think of all the “shoulds” that currently govern your life.  Some may be obvious, others more subtle.  Here’s a simple one:  “You should pay your bills on time.”  Says who?  And Why?  Who is harmed if you pay your bill a day late, or two weeks late?  As long as it gets paid, who cares?  Speaking of paying your bills…another should:  “You should pay off all your debts. Only bad and irresponsible people file bankruptcy.”  Again….says who?  In a world where money is literally based in debt and where banks are getting rich on the backs of the poor and where the system is set up to keep us imprisoned by debt…then what is wrong with saying “NO” to the system that imprisons us?  Speaking of imprisonment – here’s a more subtle one – “You should be nice to others.”  Again, why?  If “being nice” is an obstacle to us getting our needs met, setting boundaries in our life, or keeping ourselves and our loved ones safe, then we can most certainly dispense with “being nice.”

Ultimately, surviving the end times is about extracting ourselves from that which has imprisoned us – those things set forth by the ruling (and dying) culture which have kept us from truly being free.  Free people know their truth, live from that truth and refuse to be hindered by a culture or a system that would prevent them from being that truth. 

First Aid for the End Times

  • If we want to survive the end times, there are a few critical things that support our self-care:
  • DO NOT get drawn into or distracted by the chaos of the dying world.  LET IT DIE.
  • Refrain from trying to fix or save a world that cannot be saved!
  • Tend to your triggers.  WHEN the death rattle of the dying world triggers your fears, anxieties or unhealed wounds – TEND to those wounds.
  • BE 100% accountable for your own shit!  Anxious?  Afraid?  Insecure?  Threatened?  Worried?  Obsessed?  NAME IT.  CLAIM IT.  Do something about it!
  • CHECK YOURSELF!  Don’t take your wounds out on others or try to make them someone else’s responsibility.  HEAL YOURSELF.

If you need help with any of the above, that is my area of expertise!  Get instruction and support through my online courses, one-on-one mentoring, read my book Authentic Freedom, subscribe to my Authentic Freedom Weekly lesson, become part of our social network, join our Teacher’s Circle.  I am here for the sole/soul purpose of supporting you in unraveling from the dying world while creating the world in which you truly want to live.

 

Bonus Material for Empaths

If you are an empath, what I said above about self-care is of infinite importance.  As empaths, we are not only experiencing our own emotions related to the simultaneously dying and birthing worlds, we are feeling the emotions of everyone else.  With this, self-care becomes even more critical.  Self-care that is radical in the face of our action-oriented culture.  As empaths we MUST:

  • Carve out time for the energies we are feeling to be transmuted and released.  (this is the job we are doing for the sake of our world….and no, we don’t get “paid” (not in any material way anyway) to do this work).
  • Honor whatever is happening in our bodies and emotions. NO JUDGMENT.
  • Remember that what we are feeling may not be our own.
  • Don’t react or try to “fix” how we are feeling.  BE WITH IT and it will move.  What we resist will persist.
  • REST!  REST!  REST!  NAP!  NAP!  NAP!  Our bodies are processing deep and powerful energies and it is taxing to our fragile human systems.  Give yourself a break for Goddess’ sake!
  • Nurture yourself.  Take time to do what you love.  Read.  Relax.  Create. Spend time in nature.  Spend time in nature!  (I need this reminder! )
  • If you don’t have one already, cultivate a regular spiritual practice.
  • Surround yourself with loving and caring people.  Dump the energy suckers!  You have enough work to do without being a host for parasites too!
  • Without being a fanatic – eat well.  Your body will tell you what you need.  No need to embrace any radical (more shoulds) diet.  Just eat what feels right to your body.  Also, be gentle on any body-shaming you might be tempted to engage in.  Sometimes we need a little extra weight to nourish the world that is trying to be born through us.
  • Professor Lupin was right – a small piece of chocolate does wonders in restoring our bodies from the ravages of Dementors!
  • Reach out for support when you need it!  Not if you need it.  WHEN you need it.
  • Remember you are not in this alone.

NOTE:  This is an excerpt from this week’s Authentic Freedom Weekly Lesson.  The full lesson is available by subscription and includes practices for applying this each lesson. Learn more HERE.

 

 

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

The Calm before the Storm

In addition to moderating online courses, facilitating online discussions, holding local classes, (trying to) write the sequel to Song of the Beloved, creating my Authentic Freedom weekly lesson, all while putting in 15-20 hours at my side gig, I try to write at least one blog a week. But lately, I find that there just aren’t any words.  There is soooooo much going on “out there” that there is hardly time to catch a breath let alone come up with some sort of inspiration or comfort to get us through the insanity.

The world as we have known it is dying and there is literally nothing we can do, but stand back and watch it implode. When we think it just can’t get any crazier, more unsavory truths are revealed. There is no way to choose a side (not that we should be choosing sides!!!!) when it seems no matter where we turn insanity and corruption reigns.  Those who have benefitted from the system based in fear, power and control only cling more tightly to what they know only to find that the harder they squeeze, the quicker it escapes their grasp.  In spite of their best efforts, their world is dying as a new world is chomping at the bit waiting to take its place.

But knowing all of this does not make it any easier. The world “out there” is insane! It’s been that way for a long time and it seems to be getting worse.  But even in the worst of the worst there is an eventual tipping point.  We are nearly there.  Can you feel it?  I sure can!  It is enough on some days to make me want to find a cave somewhere and never come out.  But, my Soul knows better.  I/We are not here to escape.

We are here to be hospice for the dying world

while midwifing the new world as it is coming into form.

 

There is no escaping this part of our fate. Every time I threaten to head for Canada or seek asylum in Ireland, my Soul says, “That sounds really nice, but you know you have to stay here….no matter how bad things get.”  Yep.  I know this.  Even if the puppet masters decide to push the red buttons hurling us all into nuclear annihilation I know I’m meant to be here through it all.  (Fortunately I live in an area that will likely be a major target, so if the bombs are dropped, myself and my loved ones will simply be vaporized….hurray!  I would choose that any day over a zombie apocalypse!)

Knowing we are in the death throes of the hierarchical patriarchal world might ignite terror in the hearts of many, but for me, I cannot wait! As the Greyjoy’s say, “What is dead may never die, but rises again harder and stronger.” The dead in this case is not the world that is dying but the world that is seeking to be re-born. This is the world that dwells within us when we are connected with our original natures – a world where peace, justice and harmony reign and where power is equally shared by the all, not by the greedy few. This was the collaborative peace and harmony that human beings once knew when we remembered how to live as one. It is also the collaborative peace and harmony we already know when we find union within ourselves which then leads us toward cultivating harmony with others.

But all of this starts within. If we want peace in our world, we first have to find peace within. Finding peace within requires dedication, persistence, discipline, and we cannot do it alone. We need others to show and support us in and along the way. We need to know we are not crazy or alone in wanting to know peace within ourselves and to see that peace reflected in the world around us. We need encouragement and support on the days we stray from our path. And we need support in knowing how to drown out the shrieks of the dying world. We cannot save them. Neither should we try. We can only save ourselves and after we have saved ourselves (found peace within) we can reach out a hand in support for those who are coming to understand that they too want peace.

It is for this purpose that Authentic Freedom (dot) Love is expanding its service to the world. COMING SOON!  In the meantime, here is a glimpse into what we will be offering and how we are hoping to support us in coming together in community as we look forward to the dawning of the new world on the other side of the storm.