The tagline on my website now reads, “Self-Mastery for the Strong of Heart.” As my own work continues to evolve, so does my understanding of what I do and who I am here to serve. Or rather, how I am called to support others by sharing the tools that came through me in support of … Read moreStrong of Heart
Who are you? No, who are you really? This is the quintessential quandary of the human experience and one we spend a lifetime trying to answer. I used to think I knew who I was: strong, powerful, confident, craving attention, wanting to be seen, wanting to be famous, wanting to possess material wealth, accomplished, energetic, … Read moreWho are you….really?
Hi. I’m just Lauri (only my mom and my aunt call me “Lauri Ann”). I’m not going to try to impress you with fancy titles or credentials (but if you like that stuff you can find it HERE). I’m just Lauri. The people who know me best would agree. Just Lauri, I have spent a … Read moreJust Lauri
Authentic Freedom Academy supports the spiritual awakening and self-actualization of change agents. As a center for experiential education, we support the transformation of human consciousness through the integration of Western psychology and Western Spirituality, equipping students to be agents of positive, non-violent change in the world. We accomplish this mission through: writing and publishing one-on-one mentoring … Read moreWhat is Authentic Freedom?
Last Friday I hit the wall. I found myself overcome with the darkness of our world, despairing over that which causes me pain, confusion, frustration and deep sorrow. As I shared my experience, I was surprised (not really) by the deafening silence when speaking of the darkness. The only thing interrupting the silence was a … Read moreEntering into the Darkness to Bring Forth the Light
As a teacher of and guide for human development, I could not do this work without those who have gone before me. In my own journey of human development, I have come across teachers, guides and authors whose work has profoundly influenced my own journey, along with the work I do. Below is a list … Read moreMy Favorite Books on Human Development
The journey toward self-actualization is in fact, one spiritual initiation after another. Spiritual initiation takes place every time we are faced with an opportunity to remain in the perceived safety and security of what we have known or take another step toward the fulfillment of our life purpose. The spiritual initiation is successful when we … Read moreSpiritual Initiation: Standing at the Crossroads
I define spiritual development as: the process through which we uncover the answer to the following questions: Who am I? Whose am I? (Where do I find peace and belonging?) What are my gifts and how am I called to use them for the sake of my own fulfillment and in service to the betterment … Read moreSpiritual Development – Surviving a Freefall
Authentic Freedom Academy supports the spiritual awakening and self-actualization of change agents. As a center for experiential education, we support the transformation of human consciousness through the integration of Western psychology and Western Spirituality, equipping students to be agents of positive, non-violent change in the world. We accomplish this mission through: writing and publishing one-on-one mentoring … Read moreAuthentic Freedom – Our Mission
The call of the prophet is to change the world. As prophets we are gifted with the ability to see what in our world is in need of healing and transformation and how to support that transformation. Prophets come in all shapes and sizes and walk among us within all sectors of our culture. Prophets … Read moreThe Call of the Prophet and the Prophet’s Revenge