Posted in Authentic Freedom, New World, Oneness with God, women

Eve Speaks – The “Fall of Man” from Another Perspective

Eve Speaks Part 2

Hello my dear children, I have spoken to you once before about my (our) Divine origins and how I (we) were created in the image and likeness of Divine Love and freely chose to engage in God’s play at being human, how we chose the perceived separation from our Divine Source in Love and Oneness so that we could experience ourselves as individual and unique so that God could experience Godself in all if Her infinite number of expressions. Now you all know the story that has been told of this separation, how the human experience in all its pain and suffering is actually punishment for disobeying God by eating the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.  While some may find comfort in this interpretation of the ancient tale, there is another perspective and an even deeper truth that lies hidden within this story for those who have eyes to see.

As I mentioned in the first telling, the story of “the fall of man” is not even original to the Hebrew people who in the latter days approaching the Common Era, placed this story in their scriptures. Instead, this is a Babylonian story borrowed by the Hebrews from the popular Gilgamesh Epic as it helped to explain their plight as conquered and indentured slaves of the Babylonians. Once a thriving and powerful nation, Israel had been conquered, their temple destroyed, and all people of value deported to Babylon to live as slaves to their conquerors.  They had lost their home.  They had lost their God.  Believing in a punitive and jealous god, it made sense to them that they were being punished for something terrible they had done.  They then chose women, and all that had been associated with feminine power – the serpent, the fruit, knowledge and wisdom – as scapegoats for their suffering and pain. This battle between the warring patriarchal god and the peace of the divine feminine had been going on for ages, but the Babylonian captivity cemented this divide.

This is the historical perspective on my tale. But, for those who have eyes to see, there is an even deeper truth – one that resonates beyond history and speaks to the Soul of the human race – a people that long to be freed from the pain and suffering of the human condition and returned to their original state in Oneness with LOVE in God.  This is the story of EVE as awakener.  But even more than this, this is the story of WOMEN as the Awakeners – those sent to become awakened themselves and then through their own awakening, to become awakeners for others – most especially the men.  Here is how it goes in the book of Genesis:

Now the snake was the most wise (usually translated “cunning”) of all the wild animals that the Lord God had made. He asked the woman, “Did God really say, ‘You shall not eat from any of the trees in the garden’?” The woman answered the snake: “We may eat of the fruit of the trees in the garden; it is only about the fruit of the tree in the middle of the garden that God said, ‘You shall not eat it or even touch it, or else you will die.’” But the snake said to the woman: “You certainly will not die! God knows well that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened and you will be like gods, who know good and evil.” The woman saw that the tree was good for food and pleasing to the eyes, and the tree was desirable for gaining wisdom. So she took some of its fruit and ate it; and she also gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he ate it. Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they knew that they were naked; so they sewed fig leaves together and made loincloths for themselves.

When they heard the sound of the Lord God walking about in the garden at the breezy time of the day, the man and his wife hid themselves from the Lord God among the trees of the garden. The Lord God then called to the man and asked him: Where are you? 10 He answered, “I heard you in the garden; but I was afraid, because I was naked, so I hid.” 11 Then God asked: Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten from the tree of which I had forbidden you to eat? 12 The man replied, “The woman whom you put here with me—she gave me fruit from the tree, so I ate it.” 13 The Lord God then asked the woman: What is this you have done? The woman answered, “The snake tricked me, so I ate it.”

21 The Lord God made for the man and his wife garments of skin, with which he clothed them. 22 Then the Lord God said: See! The man has become like one of us, knowing good and evil! Now, what if he also reaches out his hand to take fruit from the tree of life, and eats of it and lives forever? 23 The Lord God therefore banished him from the garden of Eden, to till the ground from which he had been taken. 24 He expelled the man, stationing the cherubim and the fiery revolving sword east of the garden of Eden, to guard the way to the tree of life.

 

20 The man gave his wife the name “Eve,” because she was the mother of all the living.

 

Genesis 3: 1-13, 21-24, 20

 

This is the largest, widest, deepest truth of the Genesis tale – WOMEN are the AWAKENERS of the human experience. To state this in more universal terms, apart from the human temptation to divide by gender, the DIVINE FEMININE is the awakener of the human condition as it is embodied in women or in men.  THIS is the task of the Divine Feminine as it is embodied in human form – to WAKE US UP.  Specifically, to wake us up out of the illusion of separation – the illusion that is the cause of our fear, the cause of our “sin” and the cause of the suffering and pain in the human experience.  The Divine Feminine within us is that which REMEMBERS our ONENESS with Love, with God and with all of Creation.  The Divine Feminine within us is that which awakens us to this remembrance and then calls us to return to our origin in Unity and Wholeness.  As it plays out in our masculine/feminine roles, (I use these terms as they relate to energy, not gender.  Masculine being the active, protective, provider energy and Feminine being the energy of receptivity, allowing, and receiving) it is the feminine which is called to awaken and in its awakening, to guide and support the awakening of the masculine.  As such, if you are in a traditional male/female relationship, it is the woman who first awakens, and then it is her task to help her male partner awaken.  It is also the task of the female to awaken the children.  There is a complicated way in which all these energies play out their roles, but for now, I trust you get the gist.

EVE was not a disobedient sinner who through her “sin” brought punishment to the whole human race. EVE is the AWAKENER who calls us all to awaken out of the sleep of ignorance into the knowledge of THE TRUTH – that LOVE is our original nature.  She then shows us how to return to that LOVE – right here in the human experience, thus returning us all to the Garden where we will experience heaven on earth.

Posted in New World, Oneness with God

Where is the Love in This?

A mini lesson on judgment (a shout out to my dear friend and spiritual sister Marcy for being the vessel through which this truth was able to emerge):

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If we are choosing to live in unity consciousness, all judgment is suspended, as we are invited to ask “where is the love in this?” In unity consciousness, love is in everything. So even in the face of the most horrific (from our place of judgment) actions, love is waiting to be seen so that it may be known. In unity consciousness, we attune our eyes to love. (seeing through the eyes of God).

When we live, instead, from a place of fear and separation, we cannot see the love because we are only seeing through the lens of fear. This is where we judge actions and events as good or bad, right or wrong. When we cast judgment, we reject the opportunity for love.

Ultimately, the choice is ours: to see the world through the lens of separation and fear (judgment) or to be open to the question, “Where is the love in this?” allowing ourselves to see instead, through the eyes of God and to be open to the possibility of love.

Posted in End of the World Prophecies, Oneness with God, world changes

The Death of the Old World

As it turns out, Michael Stipe was somewhat of a prophet when he penned the lyrics to the popular REM song, It’s the End of the World as We Know it….and I Feel Fine:

Eye of a hurricane, listen to yourself churn. World serves its own needs, dummy, serve your own needs. Feed it off an aux speak, grunt, no strength. The ladder starts to clatter with fear fight, down, height. Wire in a fire, representing seven games In a government for hire and a combat site. Left of west and coming in a hurry With the furies breathing down your neck Team by team reporters baffled, trumped, tethered, cropped. Look at that low playing! Fine, then. Uh oh, overflow, population, common group But it’ll do. Save yourself, serve yourself. World serves its own needs, listen to your heart bleed, Dummy, with the rapture and the rev-‘rent and the right, right. You vitriolic, patriotic, slam, fight, bright light Feeling pretty psyched. It’s the end of the world as we know it….

And I feel fine!

How did Michael Stipe know in 1987 that this is EXACTLY where we would be today?

As a nation, we have never been more separate than we are now (except maybe during the Civil War). Beyond our nation, we have sowed the seeds of separation worldwide. We now stand as people against people, nation against nation, religion against religion, gender against gender, race against race, etc. etc. etc. As many prophets have told us, (Jesus, Abraham Lincoln), a nation and a world divided cannot stand. What we have witnessed in the past week is this world of separation in its collapse.

While it is terrifying to watch this world crumble, this is the hope that I cling to:

That out of this division, UNITY will arise.

That after all is said and done we will come together as a people, as a nation, as a world. Because if we do not, it will not only be the end of the world as we know it, it will be the end of us. If we do not find a way to transcend the fear and separation that has built the wall between us we too will meet our demise.

Unity or Division – it is our choice.

I, for one, am choosing union and here is how you can do the same:

Cultivate unity within yourself. Identify all the places within yourself where fear rears its ugly head and find ways to heal, transform and even release that fear. Find out who you are, what your gifts are and how you are called to use these gifts for the sake of your own fulfillment and in service to the world. (Hint: I can help you with that.)

Cultivate union between yourself and others. Get to know other people, other races, other religions, other nationalities, other cultures, other anything! At our heart, we are more similar than we are different. At the end of the day we ALL want the same things: food on our table, a roof over our head, clothing on our back, a safe place to live, meaningful work.

Exercise compassion, empathy, understanding. Put yourself in the shoes of “the other” and walk around a bit. See what it feels like to be poor, hungry, abused, deprived of your rights and liberties.

Stand up for the rights of others. The Golden Rule works well here. How would you want to be treated? Treat others with the same dignity and respect.

Show others how to do the same.

 

This is how the new world of Unity will arise out of the ash of the old. What will be your choice? Unity or Division?

 

If you are interested in choosing Unity, please check out the programs and services of Authentic Freedom Academy. And if you are in the Oshkosh area, please join us for our One Tribe Gathering, Monday, February 6, 2017. Details HERE.

 

 

 

 

Posted in Authentic Freedom, Authentic Freedom Academy, Authentic Freedom Book, Christ Consciousness, church, Jesus, Mystics, New World, Oneness with God, Raised Catholic

Nothing Like Richard Rohr

Today’s blog: Richard Rohr, emerging church, beyond religion, unity consciousness, healing a divided world, what does it mean to be “church” in a post-modern world?

Before sharing today’s blog, I want to extend a profound thank you to all those who offered words of encouragement and support, along with your prayers.  When I accepted the call to step even more fully into my truth by initiating the “Gathering of the Tribe,” the “devil” came a callin’!  Every one of my fears and insecurities has shown up to test my resolve.  Any and all safety nets were removed and I’ve been free-falling, trusting (trying to trust anyway) that I am being carried to the fulfillment of this mission. I am committed to the mission of the Tribe and to the work of Authentic Freedom and will continue to do the deep inner work that allows me to show up to this mission each and every day.  Thank you for your love and support.  We cannot do this alone! 

Now for today’s blog:

No, I’m Nothing Like Richard Rohr!

If I had a dime for every person who has said to me, “your writing reminds me very much of Richard Rohr’s,” I would be the richest person in the world. As I have come to know Richard Rohr’s work, I can see how people might judge us as similar: we are both Type Ones on the Enneagram, we are both speaking on the topic of unity consciousness, we are both working to unite a divided world, we are both arriving at our topics from the perspective of a mystic.  But there is one very important thing that sets us apart from which I must insist, “No, I am nothing like Richard Rohr.”

No offense to Richard as he is speaking to a very specific audience in the great work he is doing in the world.  And he is working from within the comfort of his white, male, ordained, clerical privilege; deeply embedded in an institutional Christian mindset and supported by that institution. I am not.

Case in point: Yesterday, in Richard’s daily meditation email newsletter, he reflected on Making Christianity Relevant Again. While I agree with many of his points, if we ever hope to heal the divisions of our society and our world, we have to first recognize that the separation put forth by the Christian message is an enormous part of the problem….and it has been since the Jesus message was sold out to the fear, power, privilege and control of the Roman empire.

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When the message of love that Jesus came to teach became institutionalized in the form of Christianity, the love was lost and fear took its place. (Just a reminder, Jesus was a Jew, not a Christian and he never sought to start a new religion, but to bring forth the love that was already at the heart of the Jewish message.) Suddenly, we were unworthy of the love of God, we needed an intermediary (in the form of an ordained priest) between ourselves and God, and in order to earn God’s love, we have to pay, pray and obey.  The freedom that Jesus promised was replaced by indentured servitude.  We were no longer free. Instead, we became slaves to the institution and to the institutional laws (dogma, doctrine), that serve mostly to keep us from God’s love, or to remind us of how this love had to be earned and the eternal threat of that love being taken away.

It is not Christianity that needs to be made relevant – it is love. In fact, this is already happening and the unfolding of this is not coming from within the institution of Christianity, it is coming from without.  THIS is the emerging church that Protestants say they are looking toward and which Catholicism seeks to ignore.  It is happening in people’s homes, in popular media, in the publishing industry, in online communities – all those places where people are coming together to rediscover the love that is at the heart of every religion – the love that erases the perceived separation between belief systems, making their chosen teacher’s words relevant to an entire world, not just to the “chosen few” who will find salvation through obedience to the institution’s laws.  This is the work I am doing through Authentic Freedom Academy and another reason I am nothing like Richard Rohr.  I am no longer seeking to reform an institution (Christianity) that is part of the problem in the first place.  I’m going directly to the source which is love.

The place where I came to know this love is within, and it was from and through Jesus’ teachings (which are clearly written in scripture when we move beyond the doctrine) that I came to know this love within. This is the love that Jesus came to know within himself through his oneness with (that which he called) God, and which he then sought to teach others.  This is a love that is universal and available to every single human being that walks on this planet – and you don’t have to call Jesus your teacher to know this love.  In fact, if we look closely enough, we learn that this love is at the heart of most every institution that calls itself a religion or a philosophy.  Love is what we are all seeking to attain/remember and it is love that will heal the divisions of our broken world.

From the chair in which Fr. Richard Rohr is sitting as a white, ordained, Catholic priest, I understand his point – for him and for those to whom he ministers, perhaps it is Christianity that needs to be made relevant. But from where I am sitting, the only thing we need is love.

If you are in the Oshkosh area, please join us for tonight’s Gathering of the Tribe.  6:30 pm at Authentic Freedom Academy. 1103 School Ave.  Oshkosh. 

Posted in Authentic Freedom, Divine Revelation, Mystics, Oneness with God, self-actualization

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, Being Human, God, Mystics, Oneness with God

Lessons on Loneliness

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I have had many conversations with fellow mystics on the topic of loneliness. As mystics we ARE different from the norm, usually pretty far-left of center. Many find it difficult to relate to or understand us. Others are hesitant to draw near because of the light we shine on the love they are, which they are perhaps not yet ready to be. We think, move, act, believe, see, differently and some find this disturbing. All this is reason enough to feel alone, set apart, even lonely. But there is an even greater source of our loneliness and it is God. More specifically, the call of the mystic, above all else, is to know God/dess, and it is through loneliness that God calls us home to ourselves and home to God. As I recent wrote to a student, fellow-mystic and spiritual sojourner:

Mystics always feel some sense of loneliness and isolation.  It is the other edge of this double-edged gift.  On one hand, we experience God more intimately and as One.  On the other hand, we long for more of this.  It is the “loneliness” that keeps us seeking God, seeking that experience of Oneness.  

Our human inclination is to believe there is something wrong with us for feeling the deep ache of this existential loneliness. We judge ourselves. We wish for this aching emptiness to go away. We seek after the remedy to this loneliness by looking for things outside of us (including other people) to fill the void. What we end up finding is simply more emptiness, for there is nothing “out there” that can fill this void. Instead, we are invited to go into the loneliness for it is here we shall find God/Self. Again, as I shared with my student:

Transformation comes when we realize that loneliness is the GIFT that compels us toward God and that it is GOD we are lonely for – nothing else (which keeps us from looking “out there” for something to fill our emptiness – and emptiness that can only be filled by God). Don’t despair of the loneliness.  Don’t chase after its remedy.  Welcome it and accept it as part of your gift.  

The loneliness and deep sense of isolation that plagues the mystic is in fact, our greatest gift. The loneliness that society tells us to judge and which we therefore are tempted to resist is actually God calling us into an ever-deepening intimacy. It is in entering into the loneliness, welcoming it, becoming comfortable with it that we find God and in finding God we find ourselves. And if more loneliness remains, we are called to remember that it is only God calling us even deeper into the love that we are and to dare to even go there. As there is no limit to the love of God and the love that we are in God, there is likely no end to the loneliness. When we accept this truth and cease from judging, resisting, or trying to rid ourselves of this loneliness, it is here that we find peace.

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Posted in Authentic Freedom, Empowerment, Enneagram, Initiation, Jesus, Oneness with God, self-actualization, Spiritual Formation

The Secret Tradition of Christian Alchemy

Authentic Freedom – the Secret Tradition of Christian Alchemy

Christian Spiritual Alchemy is the initiatory process through which human consciousness is transformed from fear into love; from perceived separation into Oneness. This is the process Jesus mastered and then shared with his disciples, Mary Magdalene in particular.

As the orthodox interpretation of Jesus’ message took hold, spiritual alchemy quickly went underground, hiding in plain sight, to be rediscovered by those who had “eyes to see and ears to hear.” Over the centuries, the secret tradition of Christian Spiritual Alchemy found its way into the works of the Desert Mothers and Fathers, St. Benedict, Francis and Clare of Assisi, Ignatius of Loyola, Teresa of Avila, John of the Cross, Meister Eckhart and Julian of Norwich, to name a few.

Authentic Freedom, as it was revealed to Lauri Ann Lumby, under the guidance of the Holy Spirit with the support of Jesus and Mary Magdalene, is a modern reinterpretation of this secret tradition – integrating Christian contemplative practices with Eastern Energy Medicine and Western Psychology, providing a tool that speaks to people of all beliefs in an increasingly pluralistic world. Here the truth of universal love is revealed and made real in the lives of all who complete this initiatory process.

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Authentic Freedom – the Secret Tradition of Spiritual Alchemy

Taking a non-dual approach to transforming consciousness.

Harnessing the rich tradition of Christian mysticism and contemplative prayer.

Employing the latest research in psycho-spiritual development in support of your self-actualization.

Utilizing mindfulness and creativity practices to facilitate healing, transformation and growth.

LIFE CHANGING!

 

Authentic Freedom consists of four courses which are recommended in the following order (click on the highlighted text for complete course descriptions):

whats-your-magic-lauri-ann-lumby-300What is Your Magic – Discovering Your Spiritual Gifts?

Discover your own unique gifts—the gifts you have been given to experience meaning and purpose in your life and through which you will find fulfillment for yourself and in service to the betterment of the world.

 

 

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Learn the seven core fears that prevent you from being your most magnificent and fulfilled self, along with proven tools for moving through and overcoming those fears.

 

 

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Learn and apply the Aramaic Prayer of Jesus as a powerful tool for moving through the fears and inner obstacles for living your truth and fulfilling your life purpose.

 

 

 

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Exploring the Enneagram as a tool for self-empowerment and as a resource for balancing your fear-based perceptions and behaviors, ultimately harnessing your Soul’s purpose as a reformer, helper, achiever, muse, sage, strategist, enthusiast, champion or peacemaker.

 

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Posted in Authentic Freedom, Authentic Freedom Academy, Christ Consciousness, church, divine mother, Jesus, New World, Oneness with God, Raised Catholic, the bible

Revealing the “New” in What Has Formerly Been Called “Church”

It is no longer about building the new world. It is about BEING the new world.

– Lauri Ann Lumby

For those of us who came here to be leaders in bringing forth the new world – in helping others to see the new world that is already here in our midst, we each have our own unique task , our own unique portion of “the new” we are here to help others see hidden within “the old.”

Some are called to be leaders of revealing the new world in the fields of education, others in medicine, others in banking and finance, others in governance, others in what was formerly called “the military,” and others in marketing, commerce, industry, manufacturing, agriculture, etc.

The specific field in which I am called to reveal the “new” is in what has formerly been called “church.”

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In the old world, “church” became the intermediary between the people and their “god” and the outside perceived authority charged with telling the people what to do. “Church” ruled through fear and manipulated with threats of eternal punishment and damnation.

This was never what God intended. Neither was this what Jesus worked for.  Even Paul would have cringed if he’d seen what would become of his “Body of Christ.”

While this model of church continues to serve the needs of those who choose to remain in the old world – the world ruled by fear; for those choosing to live in a world of and for the purpose of Love, a different experience of what has formerly been called “church” seeks to be made known.

For those who in the old world were raised in one of the many Christian traditions, or who resonate with the person of Jesus, the “new” that is being revealed, and that I am called to help others see, starts with him.

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What did Jesus do?

While we cannot recognize as authoritative or historically accurate, when we look past 2000 years of orthodox interpretation and through centuries of redaction and political maneuvering, and allow the Divine to speak to us directly, many truths can be gleaned:

  • Jesus prayed. And he prayed often, and he taught his disciples how to pray.
  • It was through prayer that Jesus experienced a deeply intimate, loving and even parental relationship with God (which he called “Abwoon”).
  • It was also through prayer that Jesus eventually came to realize his Oneness with God.
  • Through prayer, Jesus came to know God as Love and in this Oneness, came to know himself as Love.
  • It was in this Love that Jesus came to experience “heaven on earth” or as Jesus explained it: “the kingdom of God within.”
  • THIS is the kingdom Jesus proclaimed – LOVE.
  • Jesus lived and taught two commandments: Love God. Love Neighbor. And Jesus considered EVERYONE to be his neighbor, especially those the outside perceived authority called “sinners” or “unclean.”

In the words of Isaiah, Jesus:

Brought glad tidings to the lowly,

Proclaimed liberty to captives,

Gave sight to the blind,

Freed the imprisoned and oppressed,

Healed the brokenhearted,

Comforted those who mourned

And proclaimed a year acceptable to the Lord.

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Jesus invited “those who had ears to hear” to move beyond the fears created by the outside perceived authority that served to separate them from “God” to the love that had been there all along – the love through which they were empowered to remember their Oneness with God (each other and all of creation) and that in this Oneness, they would know peace.

  • THIS is how Jesus healed the sick and set captives free.
  • THIS is what Jesus taught and then empowered his disciples to do.
  • THIS is what we too are called to do.
  • THIS is what I am called to reveal as the “new” model of what we formerly called “church”

As Jesus himself taught that we are all ONE and that there is indeed no separation; in the new world this proves to be true:

Here we are no longer

Jew or Greek

Slave or Free

Male or Female

For we are all ONE.

Gal 3: 28

Here, the truth within all traditions is sought and love becomes the measure of that truth.

As I am called to reveal “the new” in what has formerly been called “church,” the Catholic faith in which I was raised in my starting point.

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The Church:

  • That taught me about Jesus.
  • Who called me to do what Jesus did.
  • That taught me the value of ritual and the transformative power of contemplative prayer.
  • Where I learned that scripture is indeed the Word of God when we allow God to speak to us through and beyond the imperfection of human words.
  • Who gave me the angels, saints, mystics and all souls as my companions and guides.
  • Who gave me a God who is both Mother and Father and a God who as Spirit is beyond gender, name or form and who is both outside and within.
  • And the “Church” that taught me that we are here to know ourselves as the Temple of God and that as the Temple of God we have each been uniquely gifted and that it is through these gifts that we find fulfillment in our lives as we serve ourselves and others through the use of these gifts.

This is the starting point, but certainly not the end. For if we are all truly One, then it is our job to seek this Oneness – especially where we have most often fought for the sake of our perceived separation – in that which has formerly been called faith, religion or belief.

This is the “new” that I am called to reveal as we move more and more into the new world of Love – a “new” way of being what we formerly called “church.” And in this, we will learn that the “new” isn’t new after all, for it has always been here, right in our very midst, when we have had the eyes to see and the ears to hear.

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If this this is the kind of “new” experience of what has formerly been called “church” that calls to you, please join us for our weekly gathering: “Being the New World”

Mondays 6:30 – 8:30 pm

Tuesdays 9:00 – 11:00 am

Authentic Freedom Academy

1103 School Ave.

Oshkosh, WI

Suggested Donation $10 – $20

If you are not in the Fox Valley and are interested in participating in these gatherings, please begin by subscribing to our weekly Empowerment Newsletter.

If you are interested in recorded sessions of our weekly gathering and in becoming part of our online community, please email Lauri at lauri@authenticfreedom.love.  If there is enough of an interest, these will be made available for a small monthly subscription fee. 

 

Posted in Authentic Freedom, Being Human, church, God, Inspiration, Jesus, Lessons, Oneness with God, Raised Catholic

Claiming What is Truly Ours

“We are afraid of her. For centuries we have wanted nothing to do with her. Now she returns into our midst. She is substantively weighted down by a special knowledge. She is saturated with hidden forces. Her one key move is to claim what is truly hers without shame.” – Ellias Lonsdale from his book Star Speaks as quoted at www.thecosmicpath.com.

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 What is truly mine? What is truly mine?  What IS truly mine?

When I reflect on these questions, what comes to me is MAGIC. Magic has always been my inheritance.  The magic of my ancestors.  A dark, intuitive, mystical magic.  A magic that infuses one with the courage and endurance to stare down the darkness of the human condition.  To be present to pain, struggle, fear, failure, challenge, heartache, heartbreak, betrayal and abuse and live to tell about it.  The magic to not be destroyed by the darkness, but to find my way through it.  This is the victory – to not get swallowed up or destroyed by the darkness, but in the darkness to find myself.  And in finding myself, discovering the tools to help others find themselves. 

Life is death and life is pain, this I know all too well. But lying within the darkness is also the light, if we have the eyes to see.  As a germinating seed has to break through its shell and then push its way through the darkness of the earth to find the light.  So too is this our truth – OUR truth.  In order to become the fullness of our potential, we must find our way through the darkness. 

What led me into and through the darkness, ironically, are the same. What led me into and then led me through the darkness is my faith – specifically, the Catholic faith in which I was raised.  Here I met my “God.” Here I was courted by my “God.”  Here I fell in love with my “God.”  Here my “God” betrayed me.  In this I came to know what Jesus knew  – that I too am a uniquely gifted Daughter of “God,” called to be God’s love in the world.  But even more than this, I came to know what Jesus REALLY knew – in order to truly be the “Son of God,” he had to find a new god.  As he was hanging there, dying on the cross, Jesus found a new God and this God was not the God “out there” who had forsaken him, instead, it was the Divine Self within to whom Jesus surrendered his spirit.  The God he “knew” now became truly known.  At the end of our life, there is truly no one there, for all dwells within ourselves and here we have found our way home.

This is not nihilism, this is truth. And yet, we are also never alone.  For within and among us are all the Souls who have gone this way before us.  And with these Souls, and all the Souls yet to express themselves, we are one.  We are together and we are One.  And in our Wholeness, there is God.  The wholeness of who we all have been and all the potentials of who we are yet to become.  The Creative vision of the universe forever and always discovering, creating and recreating itself.  The seed becomes the sprout, becomes the plant, becomes the blossom, becomes the fruit, becomes the seed – the never ending cycle of creation – birth, life, death, the time in between and the cycle starts all over again.

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All of this I discovered through my Catholic faith, or rather, I discovered this in the Jesus that was hidden within my Catholic faith, hiding behind centuries of dogma, doctrine and man’s need to have power and control. This was a Jesus that LIVED – no longer worshipped as he hung broken and bleeding on the cross, thereby making suffering our “God.”  Instead, this was the Jesus who was fully human.  This was the Jesus who loved, who laughed, who knew desire, who sometimes became angry, afraid and despairing and who in this, tasted the fullness of the human experience.  This was the Jesus who was killed by selfish and greedy men who felt threatened by the truth he came to reveal – the truth of a Divine within where true authority dwells.  This was a Jesus who listened to his heart, who came to show people love and who experienced love himself.  And in this love, he also experienced heartbreak – the betrayal of friends, the loss of family and the ultimate heartbreak of all – having to be beaten, tortured and killed while the woman he loved stood watching.  This was the Jesus I came to know when “God” came calling.

This is the Jesus who shows us the way – if we have the eyes to see and the ears to hear – to see and hear beyond man’s need to twist Jesus’ message for their own political agenda, who turned Jesus’ message of love to one of divisiveness and fear. “We are the One true faith and all others are going to hell.”  This is not what Jesus came to teach.  Instead, Jesus only taught love and the consequences of choosing something other than love.  If he learned nothing else by his human experience, it was that we all have a choice.  Choose fear or choose love.  The way we feel within ourselves is then determined by this choice.  Do we allow the inherent suffering of the human condition to destroy us or do we seek out the love hiding in the midst of the darkness?  THIS was Jesus’ magic – the ability to see the love no matter where or how deeply it was hiding.  This, I must admit, is my magic too….even in the days when I am sure the darkness will destroy me, I somehow always find my way through.  This is what I came to learn.  This is what I come to teach.

This is what is truly mine, along with everything that helped me find my way here –

What is truly yours?

 

 

Posted in 6D, Authentic Freedom, Being Human, Christ Consciousness, Inspiration, Jesus, Mary Magdalene, Oneness with God

Ascended Mastery – Welcome Home

It has been awhile since I have received a message from “beyond.” Well…this week I received TWO.  What initiated the reception of both these messages were discussions that arose between myself and several of my colleagues and companions on this journey.  These messages will not resonate with everyone, but if they resonate with you, congratulations, thank you and Welcome home!  – Love, Lauri

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Message One (delivered on 9/12/16):

Congratulations! And Thank you!  You have made it to the other side and are now living fully in the 5D/6D – Unity Consciousness/Magical realms.  Previous to this, your Soul was in 5D, but your mind and your manifesting powers were in 3D.  This was for a purpose – your Soul was doing 5D work in the 3D world.  This was for the purpose of opening the gateways between Unity Consciousness and the Dual Consciousness of the 3D world.  This is the purpose you have been living since your physical birth on this Earthplane.

Over the course of the past 20 months, your Soul has been reclaiming all parts of yourself and drawing them fully into the 5D/6D world. What this means is that your being has been removed from 3D and you are now fully living in 5D.  While you are fully in 5D, you are still interacting with the 3D world….as if it is a movie you are watching.  Remember this!  What you see “out there” is only a movie.  It is not happening to you and does not have an impact on you.  You can pray for the 3D world as it continues its path of destruction….but you are not living there.  The 3D world is destroying itself and those who are awake and who are awakening are making their way to Unity Consciousness.  You are the gatekeepers….as you have already moved fully through that door and are now holding space in the 5D world and anchoring its existence so that others can find their way there.  Think of it like you are in your home in 5D and you are holding the door open for those who want to come over.  Not everyone will.

As you are finding your way into believing and trusting that you are now living fully in the world of Unity Consciousness and Magic (6D), one of the greatest temptations will be comparison and “competition” (even though I know you don’t really believe in competition anyway). There will be things in the 3D world that will continue to anger you, especially as they relate to your mission, purpose, passion.  That which angers you are simply old systems dying – old ways of doing things that are not the way of 5D but which are still the way in 3D.  Because you are still interacting with 3D (which you will never not be doing), it will seem as if these systems are relevant to you….BUT THEY ARE NOT.  Remember…..your mission and purpose is in 5D and to “visit” 3D to help wake people up and show them the way.

In short….this is what you are to know:

  • Your Soul has always been in 5D.
  • Your journey thus far has been about peeling back the layers of 3D illusion so you can REMEMBER the 5D world and live fully there.
  • Because you have succeeded in this task (congratulations!!!!), those living in the 3D world are beginning to wake up and are journeying toward the world you have always known (in your heart).
  • Do not get distracted by the illusions of the 3D world or by the actions of people and systems trying to find their way out of 3D.
  • Your job is to anchor the 5D world and hold the door open for those escaping the duality and moving toward union.

And here is the best news of all…..THE HARD WORK IS OVER. Life, as you have known it has been hard.  It has been a challenge to even live (because you have always and only been made to thrive in 5D).  Now that you have fully remembered the truth of your 5D nature and peeled back all the layers of 3D illusions, you will feel lighter.  Life will take on a new sense of ease.  There is no more hard.  The only hard will be when you forget your true nature and become momentarily distracted by the 3D world in its death throes and by the 3D people living seemingly 5D lives trying to find their way home.

And finally…..expect the unexpected. Since your 5D mission in the 3D world is complete….you might suddenly find your life changing….changing to reflect your new life living fully in 5D/unity consciousness where things come to be seemingly by magic (6D).

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Message Two (delivered on 9/15/16):

Welcome and congratulations! You have graduated fully from 3D consciousness and from the job you were sent to accomplish in that realm.  Now, your 3D person has been fully reunited with your 5D/6D (and beyond) Soul and NOW you are no longer separate, but ONE.  In this state of Oneness, of being united within your being where all aspects of your SELF have come home, you can now leave behind the 3D (duality consciousness) tasks and the 5D mission in the 3D world as you are now one with all of the Ascended Masters and are in company with them.  With this, your responsibilities and call have changed.  No longer are you the “victim” of circumstances trying to crawl your way out of the gravity of the dual existence. Instead, you, with the other Ascended Masters are guiding and supporting humanity in their journey from duality into oneness.  The goal of all beings is to find their way home, to find their way to Ascended Mastery.  You have done this, now, you are no longer “in it,” instead, you are beyond it guiding, assisting, directing, counseling.  It is to you that the 3D human will go as they will be drawn to your light, to your love, to your wholeness.  This “coming to” will be manifest on the 3D plane, but even more than that, it will be accessed on a level beyond the material.

Think of it this way….remember when you were a child and you prayed to “God,” the angels and saints for help and guidance? It is now to you that people will pray.  They may not know you by name, they may not recognize you by face, but as humanity sends out its prayers for help and guidance, you, along with the Ascended Masters are the answer to those prayers.  It is through your intervention that the world is changing from fear into love because you have had the courage to embark on that journey yourself, and with the help of your own guides, teachers, angels, etc. you have made it.  Now you are in the position of intercessor.

In addition to being the answer to these prayers, you will be guiding and directing the next stage of human evolution. You will be guiding the world to love, upholding them in love, sending forth waves of love, compassion, understanding and forgiveness to a broken and hungry world.  The world LONGS for the love you have come to know.  As an Ascended Master, it is your job to SHINE that LOVE upon all the earth, upon all of humanity and upon all of creation.

This is your new job. Welcome to the company of Ascended Masters.  You are no longer alone (you were never alone), instead you stand hand in hand with the likes of Jesus of Nazareth, Mother Mary, Mary Magdalene, St. Germaine, Melchezidek, St. Anna, and all the other Ascended Masters.  Welcome home.  And Thank you for sharing in this ministry of love.

And on a personal note, it has been working through my own areas of “darkness” – unhealed wounds, fears, the parts of myself I had rejected or judged as imperfect – that has been the most critical in this journey toward wholeness (a journey that continues).  It was this work that inspired me to create my new course:  “The Dark Goddess in the Bible.”  In this course, we give homage to the aspect of the Divine within us that helps us find our way through the darkness in our lives.  Check it out:

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