Posted in New World, non-violence, world changes

Become an Agent of Non-Violent Social Change

Love Warriors Basic Training Course

The Love Warriors Basic Training Course provides you with the basic knowledge and skills needed for being an agent of non-violent social change.  Gathering from the work of Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Jr. and the field of social psychology and human development, you will be empowered to enter into the full use of your gifts as an agent of Peace and  Love in the world.

With the proper foundation of non-violent philosophy, along with the tools for non-violence and peaceful conflict resolution, we can take our first steps in waging a “war” for peace.  A war, not fought with guns or bombs, but a war won through deep listening with the purpose of understanding, with an eye toward the greater good of the all.  Here compassion and union are our guides while ignorance and separation fall away.

Make the small investment of $25.00 toward your commitment to non-violence and then if after this course you want to do more, please consider joining our “Beloved Community.

Enroll in the Love Warrior’s Basic Training HERE.

 

In the Love Warriors Basic Training Course, your studies will include:

  • The Universal Declaration of Human Rights
  • Gandhi’s principles of non-violence
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. and his vision of non-violent action
  • Martin Luther King, Jr’s vision of the Beloved Community
  • The Triple Evils as identified by MLK
  • Dr. King’s principles of non-violence
  • The Six Steps of Non-Violent Social Change
  • The Non-Violent Pledge
  • Practices for Harmonious Communication
  • Conflict Resolution
  • The Importance of Personal and Spiritual Development
  • Historical Models of Non-Violent Social Action
  • Rules for Engagement within a Beloved Community
  • Invitation to join our Beloved Community

Enroll in the Love Warrior’s Basic Training HERE.

 

Love Warriors is the fulfillment of the mission of Authentic Freedom Academy.  Love Warriors empowers you in fulfilling your personal mission of being a vessel of peace and love  in our world through your unique giftedness, specifically by being an agent of positive, non-violent social change.

 

Love Warriors know:

Who they are.

Their place in the world.

What their gifts are and how they are being called to use these gifts for the sake of their own fulfillment and in service to the betterment of our world.

 

Love Warriors Provides Support through:

Love Warriors Basic Training

With the option of becoming a part of our Beloved Community – a membership which includes:

  • Ongoing inspiration and support through our Authentic Freedom Weekly newsletter.
  • Ongoing education through our online courses.
  • One-on-one mentoring/spiritual counseling
  • A private, safe and secure social network.
  • Monthly “Teacher’s Circle”

 

Love Warriors is made up of:

Women and Men from all educational and spiritually formative backgrounds who are committed to working for love and peace in our world using civil, non-violent means.

Young people who are looking for a place to explore their own calling, share their voice,  and who may be looking for support in their own desire to work for positive change.

 

Enroll HERE. 

Posted in Death, mental illness, New Kids, New World

Our Kids Are STILL Not Alright

Sunday morning, another classmate of one of my children died by apparent suicide. Between my two children, this is 15 children who they know who died by their own hand.  To say this is tragic would be an understatement.  Our kids are not alright!  What follows is an excerpt from a previously published article.  Here I will no longer make excuses for who is “not at fault.”  Because as our children keep dying….WE ARE ALL TO BLAME.  Here’s why:

 

The single most problem, and the reason our kids are not alright is:       Our world.

 

Our world is a mess. Our world is a mess for all of us – and for some of us, it is just too much to bear.  Let’s look at the facts:

  1. For as long as our children have been alive, THE WORLD HAS BEEN AT WAR.

If it’s not a conflict or a war with a name, (Desert Storm, Iraqi, Afghanistan, Israel and Palestine, etc. etc. etc.) it is “the war on terrorism.” And the worst of all the terrorist attacks have been accomplished right here on our own soil by our own U.S. citizens.  The media does not help in this regard by triggering our fears through sensationalism.  As my son said, “Hundreds of people a year are shot in Chicago and no one cares, but as soon as one guy gets shot in Oshkosh, the whole world is in a state of panic.”  (This also points to media and racial bias which is a topic for another blog another day.)

For our children – the world does not feel safe.

  1. In the U.S. success is determined by external measurements like money, status, power and fame. And some of these measurements are literal – how much money you make, how many time you are Tweeted or your Facebook post gets “liked,” if you have your own reality show or not, and do you measure up to the current standards of “beauty.” For those who do not know their true selves and who have no way of knowing themselves except in comparison to others, success feels like an impossible goal – especially when they look at the TRUTH of our economic situation – which brings me to #2
  2. Education does not mean what it used to. In the old days, a high school education was enough to prepare you for a regular job with a decent rate of pay. Then, college became the necessary gateway to a career, a paycheck and economic security. Then, a master’s degree became the gateway, then a PhD. Now….none of this really matters – and our children know this. A college degree guarantees you nothing, or as a friend of mine told her daughter, “Do what you love because there won’t be any jobs for you after college anyway.” Bleak, but true. As much as politicians are touting the economic recovery and that the “recession is over,” this is not the truth.
  3. The world as we know it is dying. Our children know this and they know that they will be the ones who will be creating the new world. For some, this is just too overwhelming a task. Imagine, for a moment, that you are a player in the Hunger Games and the entire world (as you have known it) crumbles at your feet and you are left with the task of building the new world. While the endless possibilities and the excitement of building something new is enticing for some, for others, it is overwhelming and feels impossible and they shut down under the burden of the task.
  4. And finally…..our children are empaths. What this means is that not only are they feeling their own anxiety in the face of a world that is a mess, they are feeling EVERYONE ELSE’S anxiety. They feel the anxiety of their parents, their siblings, their classmates, their teachers, and the entire world around them. When there is a terrorist attack on the other side of the world, they feel it – maybe not consciously, but they feel it. When a weather system is moving through that will cause people anxiety, they know it – again, maybe not consciously, but they feel it. For those that don’t understand the gift of empathy and who don’t have tools for managing this gift, the emotions come out sideways – temper tantrums, disproportionate negative behavior, anxiety, depression – and you guessed it, suicide.

Today (8/19/19) as I write this, I don’t know what caused that young man to jump off the bridge to his death.  What I do know is that his death should not be in vain (my original post was in January of 2016….and literally nothing has changed to help our kids!.)  His death should be another wake up call for us as parents, teachers, and other adults.

Our children are not alright!

Photo credit: Hans Kretzmann @ Pixabay

 

Our children need our help. While we cannot change the outside world, there are things we can do to help our children, and in helping them, find help for ourselves in a messy and broken down world:

  1. Lead them to resources to help them manage anxiety. Resources that have been proven to help manage anxiety include: meditation, mindfulness, regular exercise, a healthy diet, adequate and deep sleep, creativity exercises, being in nature, being with others in healthy community interactions.
  2. Here’s a new one:  SUPPORT THEM IN GETTING THEIR BASIC NEEDS MET:  food, clothing, shelter, transportation and safety.  (Thank you Oshkosh Kids Foundation for taking the lead in doing this much needed work!!!!!)  
  3. Another new one:  TRAUMA INFORMED CARE.  Too many of our children are growing up in trauma….not only from the world in general, but in their immediate environment.  Unless treated, this trauma will come out sideways in anxiety, depression, panic attacks, inappropriate and often dangerous behaviors.  Beyond their basic needs, these kids need TRAUMA INTERVENTION and support.  A little mental-health care please!  PLEASE!  School advisers and counselors are not enough.  We need full-blown mental health clinics in our schools so our kids can have some support.  PLEASE!
  4. Support them in knowing their TRUE selves. Self-knowledge increases self-esteem, confidence, and the ability to be ok with our differences in a world of great diversity, and to weather the storm of other people’s judgements.
  5. Help them develop a different set of values. This starts with us. We need to stop valuing ourselves in terms of money, fame, status, power, and physical characteristics. What we are wearing, whose bag we are carrying and what car we are driving DOES NOT MATTER. These external measurements of “success” or “popularity” do not give us happiness. In fact, all they do is create more ANXIETY. If we want our children to be comfortable in a world that will NOT have the resources in which everyone can be a Kardashian, we have to help them find value in the internals – peace, contentment, joy, and fulfillment in knowing and exercising their gifts. We then need to give them tools for finding this inner peace which leads us back to items 1 and 2.
  6. Support them in their dreams. Our children see and know the new world. They see a world that is free from the separation with which we have defined the world. Instead of separation, they see only oneness. They do not comprehend the separation we keep placing between ourselves and others we view as different from us and they definitely do not comprehend the violence that arises out of these perceived separations. Our children do not see race, religion, sexual orientation, or even gender as barriers, they only see this as the miraculous and amazing diversity among human beings and they seek to know more and to honor these differences. Let’s get out of the way and let them do this, shall we!?
  7. Teach them what to do with Empathy.  Empaths are healers and those with this gift (all of our children) possess this gift because they are here to heal our dying world so that a healthier and happy world can emerge. Our children need to know what to do with these feelings and how to stop taking responsibility for everyone else’s pain. Interestingly, this also brings us back to items 1 and 2.

While we cannot change the world, we can change the world in which we are living and the journey starts within. Let us join together to help our children, and in helping our children, helping ourselves so that we can survive in a world in the midst of change and through our children’s dreams, help to support the birth of a new and better world. Then perhaps these children would not have died in vain.

 

Posted in New World, world changes

How to Create the World You Want to Live in

As the world around us is imploding upon itself, there is a great temptation for us to want to fix/save/change that world.  The truth is, we cannot change the world “out there” until we build a new world “in here.”  As my friend Lauren Gorgo often says, “It’s an inside job.”  Below are the steps that you can take to create a new world for yourself – one that is of your own making and which will sustain itself no matter what happens “out there.”  Let’s get started, shall we?

 

  1. Turn your gaze AWAY from the dying world. (Stop trying to fix what you don’t like “out there” – you can’t fix it anyway.)
  2. Turn your gaze inward.
  3. If you don’t already have one, establish a meditation/mindfulness or contemplation practice – something that supports you in connecting to the Oneness within.
  4. Identify the separation within you (fears, false perceptions, unhealed wounds, past traumas).
  5. Find tools for healing the separation within you (hint, at Authentic Freedom, this is one of our areas of expertise).
  6. Apply those tools over, over and over again.
  7. Learn to identify when your fears and wounds are triggered.
  8. Return to steps 5 and 6 again, again, and again.
  9. Find out who YOU are. What are your gifts and passions? What is your temperament?  What is your personality type?
  10. Explore how your temperament and personality type help or hinder your desire for peace.
  11. More of step 5 and 6.
  12. Explore what is life-giving for you and what is soul sucking (activities, places, relationships, etc.)
  13. CHOOSE what is life-giving. Discard what is not.
  14. Go back to steps 5-6….but this time, as it relates to societal conditioning.
  15. Repeat steps 1-14 over and over and over again until you are living in the world you have made for yourself.

Now the most important step:

16. Unlike the world that is dying which measures its success by externals, the world that you are creating for yourself is measured by how it makes you feel within. If you have diligently and persistently applied the steps above, the world that you created for yourself should feel more loving, compassionate, contented, peaceful, gentle, kind, joyful; and filled with wonder and awe.

I call her Joy

Authentic Freedom (dot)Love supports you in creating a new world – one made out of love, not fear, union, not separation.  Please check out all the ways in which we can support you:

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Posted in Authentic Freedom, New World, world changes

The Walls Come Tumbling Down

As  the evils and corruption of the world continue to reveal themselves, heralding the end of the world as we have known it, it is time to come together with the REASON WE ARE HERE – to assist in the bringing forth of the NEW WORLD.

It is for this purpose that Authentic Freedom (dot) Love was made, along with the services we provide to support you in:

1) Navigating the death throes of the world in its collapse
2) Detaching from the instinctual desire to “fix” things.
3) Holding TRUE to your vision of a new, gentler, more loving and tolerant world. 

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We are here because we long for a more loving, more compassionate, more tolerant, more accepting and gentler world where the needs of all are met for the common good and where all of humankind can once again live in harmony, peace and understanding.

If you have found yourself here, you are either just beginning to hear the rumblings of your Soul, or have already come to know that you are among those who are being hospice to the dying world while midwifing the new world that is coming into form and are looking for people of like-mind with whom you can share this challenging and exciting calling!

We are changemakers, wayshowers, sh.t-disturbers, mystics and rebels. And here we are safe to question, explore, discover, be empowered and supported for our own unique giftedness and for how we are called to exercise these gifts in our world.

Join us and help us be hospice for the dying world while simultaneously building a new world for ourselves and for the generations that will follow. 

 

Posted in Inspiration, Mystics, New World, self-actualization, world changes

Where Do We Fit?

I find myself moving through an incredibly deep transformation.  I am taking a risk and sharing this with vulnerability and transparency in the event it might speak to you on some level.

I have to say that transformation is not quite the right word for what I feel is happening.  It is more like an unfolding….or a remembering…..or perhaps a reclaiming.  In this it feels as if I am birthing a new world for me and through me.  (if the bloated feeling in my belly is any indication, this new world is ENORMOUS  J  ).

In this unfolding/birthing, I am coming more and more in contact with this plain and simple truth:

I was not made for the 3d world. 

What do I mean by that?  I mean that none of the things that are valued in our externally focused world have value to me:

Money, fame, power, status, material possessions, driving, striving, achieving.

None of it.

As it relates to relationship: I am not looking for someone to complete me. Neither am I interested in partnership simply for the sake of having an “other,” or to fill a void because I’m afraid of or uncomfortable with being alone. What the 3d world offers in the way of relationship is simply not for me – there is something bigger and better that has been planted in my Soul and I will settle for nothing less.

In short, I have never felt at home in a world that values the externals and pressures us to seek after something “out there” for fulfillment.  Neither have I felt at home with all the things we are expected to “do” to achieve these external goals.

The goals of this world are not my goals, and I’m tired from 54 years of trying to fit into a world or find acceptance in a world where I do not belong.

I often feel like I came here from somewhere else and someone forgot to pack my survival suit. But more importantly (or perhaps more accurately):

I sometimes wonder if I’m here – not to fit into this world but to birth something new in its place – if not for the world, at the very least for myself.  Because if there is one thing I do know it is that birthing a new world begins by birthing a new world for ourselves. Others can play along if they want to – but that is up to them.  The other truth is that the only thing that truly matters is what we do for ourselves.  If we can’t do it for ourselves, then 1) how can we expect others to and 2) if not for our own work, how will others know what is truly possible?

So here’s the crazy idea……if I could birth any kind of world through me, if I could live in any kind of world, what would it look like?

For me, this world begins with my Divine calling.  (and maybe birthing this world IS my calling).

I have come to understand that my Divine mission and calling is LOVE and that there are many ways in which I live out that calling.

  • Just by being me. I see this most when I am “out and about” – going to yoga, grocery shopping, running errands, picking up my daily coffee at the New Moon.  I smile and am kind to the people I meet.  I strike up friendly conversations when appropriate.  I perform little niceties like bringing a local business owner a cup of coffee “just because” and sharing posts and endorsements about local businesses when I have a chance.   I have seen evidence that just being me has a positive impact on the people I meet.
  • Being a Mother. That part is easy. My kids are amazing and all I had to do is love them, see them for who they are and support them in being that. I feel like the luckiest mom on the planet to have been given two such amazing humans to love and I am more and more in awe of them every single day!
  • The public stuff. My website, blog, books, online classes, etc.  All of this is me being me and sharing my gifts in the world.
  • The secret stuff. This is the piece that is becoming more and more apparent and more and more urgent and persistent.  My daily meditation practice – that’s obvious.  What’s not obvious is the deeply healing and transformational work I have been doing for the world – but for which I have not given myself ANY credit.  This is the work that takes me off my feet and sometimes lays me out. Those days where I am feeling and bearing the weight of the world – not because I’m thinking about it, but because it has made a home in me.  The days my whole body hurts, my ears are ringing and I’m dizzy from what in the world is asking to be transformed through me.  The unexplained migraines, full body pain, emotions that are not my own, fatigue, exhaustion….the list of symptoms goes on and on and one but there is one thing that has become increasingly clear:

There is no medical reason for the symptoms I am experiencing.  This is the YUK of the world seeking healing, transformation and release; and I am one of those called to support that healing. If you are reading this, you might be one as well.

Birthing this new world for and through myself means honoring who I am called to be and what I am called to do as holy, sacred and of value and creating the space in which all of this can be. This will be no small task as the 3d world has no space for any of what I am bringing forth. It is for this reason that it feels to me as if I am birthing a new world – to bring forth who I am and what I am called to do, there needs to be a world to receive and support that.  It seems that as I am called to more fully birth myself I am also birthing the world in which I fit.

Weird.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Posted in New World

#Choosing Love – Sharing the Love

I am calling today’s blog., “Meme Magic.”  Here I share with you my favorite #choosinglove memes.  Right click, copy and save these memes to your phone or computer and then share them on all your social media sites!  Let’s blanket the world with LOVE!

Here you go…..

Posted in New Kids, New World

Our Children are the Change We’ve been Waiting for.

but first they need our help….

Last week I held the first gathering of magical children. We met in my living room with their parents present; and we discussed all the things that brought these children here:

  • Feelings of not fitting in.
  • Sensitivity to this world (food, spells, lights, sounds, violence, etc.)
  • Strange spiritual experiences. (not strange to me, but strange to the typical human)
  • Empathy (the ability to feel and sense other people’s feelings).
  • A desire to help people around them and the world.
  • A deep feeling as if something is very wrong – very wrong with the world and many of the people living in it.
  • A profound sense that they are here for a reason and a purpose, but not finding any support in this culture for fulfilling this mission.
  • Not finding support in the current educational system (falling through the cracks).
  • And more.

My heart is with these kids because I raised two just like them and have been a source of support and guidance for many others. These are the young people who are here to build the new world after the current world is finished with its collapse.  Actually, they are not waiting until it is done; they are building the new world right this moment as we speak (and watch and hope and dream).

These are the kids who came into this world expecting it to be the world they already know in the deepest part of their Soul, only to be shocked and disappointed by the violence and separation that prevail upon this earth. This is NOT what these kids signed up for…..but it is.  Not because they were meant to be disappointed, but because they came here to build the world they already know in their hearts, and they need the special gifts and sensitivities that they possess to do the work they came here to do.  In the meantime, however, they need to be affirmed, validated and supported in naming, claiming, nurturing and cultivating these gifts so they can use them to build the new world.  And it is our job to help them.

Raising Magical Children

As one who has successfully raised (and continue to support the growth and development of) two of these magical children, I can attest that the work of raising these children begins with us. If we were gifted with a magical child or two, it is because we are magic ourselves.  But the question is, do we know our magic and are we using it?  For many, the answer sadly, is no.  We do not live in a culture that recognizes or supports us in the identification or development of these gifts.  Instead, we are told to comply with the societal norms and tribal rules that govern our patriarchal and capitalistic culture.  In order to own our magic, we have to break free.  We have to pierce through the veil of societal conditioning that tells us only that which is objectively measurable is real, that intuition and empathy are just our imagination, and that there is no communication with other worlds (for example).  My experience has shown me otherwise.

Helping our special children begins by helping ourselves. We must come to know who we are – REALLY – our gifts and talents, our personality and temperament, and all the parts of ourselves we have rejected or hidden away out of fear that to our world they would not be acceptable.  Then we have to pierce through the societal conditioning that has hindered us from being our true, magnificent and magical selves.

Then, while we are doing this work for ourselves, we can support our children in doing the same. This doesn’t mean we need to rescue them from or remove them from the existing culture (though for some this might be the answer).  I raised my children right here in the middle of small-town America within the traditional public education system.  Fortunately for my son (who only tolerates school) there was an alternative option in high school which allowed him to capitalize on his predominantly kinesthetic learning style.  Now they both attend a state university which also follows an outmoded patriarchal model.  With my help they have successfully navigated the dying institutions – taking from them that which serves and leaving behind the rest.

Knowing Ourselves/Knowing Our Children

Supporting our own self-knowledge helps us in knowing our children. When we know ourselves, we can identify and accept the unique gifts (and challenges) our children possess.  The Enneagram, for example, is one of the tools of self-knowledge that I have found helpful.  In using the Enneagram I have come to know myself – the lens through which I perceive my life experiences and the challenges and gifts inherent within this lens.  With knowledge of the Enneagram, I am also able to understand other people and their unique temperaments.  My daughter, for example is a Type 9 on the Enneagram.  This makes her devoted, loyal, steadfast and persistent.  But it also makes her slow to change.  I understand this about her and help support her through new things until she is comfortable doing it on her own. I also try to never spring something new on her out of sensitivity to her needs.  My son is the opposite.  As a Type 7, he is easily bored.  He loves new things, loves to be active and loves a challenge.  With this in mind, I make sure he has lots of activities and I honor his need to be engaged.  With the Myers-Briggs, I have come to understand that my daughter is an introvert like I am, and my son an extrovert.  This helps me to support them in getting their energy needs met (introversion vs. extroversion is all about how we get our energy).

When we know our children, we are able to support them in knowing themselves – their gifts, their talents along with the shadow. In doing this, we are able to love them without condition, accepting them for who they are instead of trying to make them fit into some pre-determined societal mold. THIS more than anything is what our children need – to be seen and accepted for who they are and to be empowered in their gifts.

Authentic Freedom Academy knows that our children are here to build the new world and they need our help! Find support for yourself in raising these children, along with tools through which you can help them along the way. If you are one of these magical children ( or young adults), you might like these tools yourself! 

 

 

 

Posted in End of the World Prophecies, New World

A Dying World and Dreams of the Apocalypse

Last night I had ANOTHER apocalyptic dream. I’ve had several (many).  In every dream there is a similar theme – the world around me is collapsing and myself and either a group of friends or my children are trying to save the world.  These dreams always end the same – me waking up completely exhausted and hungover from the frustration over not being able to complete the dream.  I am never able to do what I had set out to do – save the world.

Today it hit me!

 

 

The world in which we have been living – the one based in fear, power and control is in the midst of its own demise (cue Oingo Boingo!). It is imploding upon itself and everyday new revelations come forth demonstrating this reality.  This is the world that has only served the very few and which has been built on the backs of those who have become their indentured servants.  As the very few have grown in power, and their servants have become disempowered, the corruption, lies and betrayals upon which the dying world has been built are coming forth – actually, flooding forth.

Here’s an example of one that I am certain served as the inspiration of my latest dream:

A person shared on FB about the recent changes in the health insurance plan. Their deductible has increased exponentially.  Mind you, this person works for one of the riches corporations in the world.  I did a little research and discovered their top execs make upwards of $10Mil a year and have full benefits at no cost to themselves.  It is only “the worker bees” who have to pay for their health insurance.  HMMMMMMM……something is rotten in Denmark.  I made this point on FB and you should have seen the people running to the defense of their employer!  Ok…whatever.  I got my own undies in a twist over this and henceforth came the dream.

But….here is the thing. THAT world is dying.  People are waking up.  They are asking questions.  They are seeing the truth.  And if the “worker bees” aren’t asking the questions, the very few keep putting their foot in their own mouths, revealing exactly HOW they have become so privileged.  “The worker bees” will only put up with this for so long.  In a hive, when the queen stops taking care of her workers, the workers hastily find themselves a new queen.

 

It is long past time for a new queen! And the queen is rising. In a hive, the “seed queens” are already there.  The nurse bees simply locate the most viable larvae and start feeding them royal jelly.  Henceforth the new queen is born.  The same thing is happening in our own world.  The queens are being made ready to take their place as leaders of the new world.  These are the women and men who carry a vision of love instead of a vision of fear. These are the people who desire a world where the needs of the many are favored over the needs of the few and who understand that if we don’t start taking care of this planet we live on, it will destroy us so as to save itself.

These new queens are not only grown-ups. They are the children who came here expecting a world that is one, only to discover a world that is divided.  They know they cannot “fix” the broken world.  Instead, they long for its demise so they can build the new world that already resides within their heart. These are the Gen Y and Gen Z kids that the dying world fears – calling them lazy, irresponsible and screen addicts instead of honoring them for the amazing gifts they are bringing to our world.  I for one LOVE these kids (Cue  The B52’s)!

It is for the sake of these new queens and the new world we are called to bring forth that I am here. I am not hear to fix, save or heal the dying world (let it die!).  I am here to birth something new and I AM NOT ALONE!

 

 

 

 

 

Posted in Inspiration, New World

Creating the World We Want to Live In

As the patriarchal world in its death throes becomes more and more divisive and more and more violent, I have become increasingly aware of the fact that THAT is a world I do not want to live in. I did not come here to fight or to hate my fellow human beings. I came here to love.  It is for this reason that like my Tuatha de Danaan ancestors before me, I am deciding to “turn sideways into the light.”  I am choosing to step away from the world of hatred and fear and into a world of my own creation made only out of love.

This does not mean that I am not aware of the dire issues facing our world or that I am not using my own gifts to support the betterment of the world. It means that I am no longer engaging in the violence, the arguments or the fights and for the sake of my own well-being, I am disconnecting from the places where this violence runs rampant (ie: Facebook).  For the sake of my own soul, I refuse to place myself in harms-way or in an environment that might otherwise tempt me into fear and hatred and away from love.

In choosing love, I am creating the world I want to live in – far away from the loud, screaming, self-centered and narcissistic world that begs for our attention. Instead, I am tending to myself and in doing so, creating the foundation upon which I can be a source of loving support for others who want to do the same.  As more and more of us make this choice, we are depriving the patriarchal/hierarchical world of its food-source, thereby hastening its death.  (Hurray!).

THIS is how we create the new world as the old world lies there dying:

  • We become diligent in choosing love instead of fear.
  • We recognize when our own fears are being triggered and we do the work of healing and transforming these fears.
  • We learn to identify our needs, claim them and set boundaries around them.
  • We turn away from our conditioning and toward the voice of our soul.
  • We recognize that the material world has absolutely no bearing on our happiness and that peace and joy can only come from within.
  • We find the practices that support us in finding peace within and we DO THEM!
  • We say no to that which causes us harm and yes to what supports our own wellbeing.
  • We connect with others who want to live from love and we support each other in this endeavor.
  • We walk gently upon this planet.
  • We treat ourselves with kindness and then we share that kindness with others.

Hmmmmmm. As I write these words, the following scripture comes to mind.  Perhaps Isaiah was not prophesying the coming of just one man – but meant his words as an invitation for all of us and as a recipe for building a new world:

Here is my servant, whom I uphold,
my chosen, in whom my soul delights;
I have put my spirit upon him;
he will bring forth justice to the nations.
He will not cry or lift up his voice,
or make it heard in the street;
a bruised reed he will not break,
and a dimly burning wick he will not quench;
he will faithfully bring forth justice.
He will not grow faint or be crushed
until he has established justice in the earth;
and the coastlands wait for his teaching.

Thus says God, the Lord,
who created the heavens and stretched them out,
who spread out the earth and what comes from it,
who gives breath to the people upon it
and spirit to those who walk in it:
I am the Lord, I have called you in righteousness,
I have taken you by the hand and kept you;
I have given you as a covenant to the people,[a]
a light to the nations,
    to open the eyes that are blind,
to bring out the prisoners from the dungeon,
from the prison those who sit in darkness.

 I am the Lord,that is my name;
my glory I give to no other,
nor my praise to idols.
See, the former things have come to pass,
and new things I now declare;
before they spring forth,
I tell you of them.

Isaiah 42: 1-9

 

Meditation Activity: Prayerfully re-read the passage from Isaiah above, replacing “He” with your own pronoun….or (making it more universal) with They. As you are reading this passage in a more personal way, how does it now speak to you?  How are you being called to fulfill this teaching? How are you being called to create your own world anew and in doing so, showing others how to do the same?

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How to Survive Soul Death

The short answer to the question: “How do you survive soul death” is YOU DON’T. Soul death is what many are experiencing right now as we are facing the death of the world that we have known and the void between what we have known and what has not yet come into being.

Soul death can be recognized by:

  • Feeling as if you are weighted down
  • Life feels as if you are walking through wet cement
  • You feel heavy, depressed, unmotivated, paralyzed.
  • NOTHING seems to be happening in your outside world.
  • Inside you feel vacant and empty.
  • You feel the need to weep but you don’t know why.
  • It feels as if there is nothing to hang on to, nothing holding your attention or interest in this world.
  • You don’t want to die, but THIS doesn’t feel much like living.
  • You are SOUL WEARY. Exhausted.  Worn out.  Physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually.
  • The spiritual practices that normally provide some measure of comfort feel empty and lifeless. They provide no relief.

Symptoms of soul death seem to be the common theme for sensitives at this point in our human evolution. The world we have known is dying (thank God) and we are in that void between what has been and what has not yet been brought forth into our lives and world.

There is no surviving soul death because death is the point. All that we have done, been, believed, been a part of in the old (patriarchal/hierarchical) world needs to come to an end.  We cannot leave the old world behind while clinging to what gave our lives meaning and purpose in that world.  Neither can we leave that world behind while clinging to the beliefs, structures, practices or habits that supported our survival in that world. It all needs to go.  It all needs to die. And that is terrifying.

Once we have allowed the death of all that has been, we enter INTO THE VOID! This is the state of complete emptiness where we know nothing and where WE ARE NOTHING.  This can be a frightening place – especially for those (like me) who seek after some measure of surety.  We long to have something to hold on to.  In the void, there is literally nothing, so there is nothing to hang on to.  Instead, our only option is to SURRENDER. Here, instead of resisting, we enter deeply into our soul death.  We allow ourselves to courageously face the darkness, the emptiness, the nothingness and to feel the deep pain of separation, knowing that this perceived separation is only an illusion for in the perceived darkness where it appears there is nothing, THERE IS EVERYTHING.  Everything that has ever come into form came into being from this place of emptiness.  In entering into the nothing we discover EVERYTHING.

Surviving soul death requires to us surrender to it….enter into it….be with and allow it. Survival comes in allowing the death and being with it every step of the way. Only then can the new life come into being.

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