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 End of the World Prophecies, world changes

Surviving the End Times

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

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

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

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

Self Care.  Self Care.  Self Care.

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

WHAT DO I NEED?

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

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

First Aid for the End Times

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

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

 

Bonus Material for Empaths

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

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

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

 

 

Posted in grief, world changes

Mass Shootings – Today I’m Just Tired

Yesterday we heard news of our 251st, 252nd and 253rd mass shootings.  I don’t need to rehash the details here…..we all know – angry, hateful men with automatic weapons unloading their hatred on crowds of innocent people. People who are innocent in our minds, but guilty in the minds of the murderers for simply being born a certain race, religion, sexual orientation – or whatever other reason these domestic terrorists choose them as their victims.

And terrorists are exactly who and what they are.  As our nation claims to be fighting terrorism worldwide, the real terrorism is right here within our own borders, and the terrorists are U.S. citizens – the vast majority of them White. Men.

I could get into the politics of all this, or bring up questions about the second amendment.  I could go on and on about the socio-political, psychological roots of domestic terrorism.  I could talk about toxic masculinity.  I could bring up the fear, hatred, ignorance, etc. that causes one man to hate another.  I could discuss the stresses of our culture and the fear and anxiety that cause young men to kill others.  I could pull out the millions of threads that are at the heart of violence and hatred in America…

But quite frankly, I’m too f’ing tired.

 

Yesterday afternoon, I sat on my patio and cried.  I wept for every single thing that is wrong with our country and every single thing that has created the environment where 253 mass shootings can take place within a 215 day period.  I wept for the victims and their families.  I wept for the universal feeling of helplessness where literally the best we can come up with is “thoughts and prayers.”

What are we to do in the face of such a deep, pervasive, systemic issue?  Gun control isn’t the only answer.  And quite frankly, it might not be the answer.  If someone in this country wants to get ahold of a killing weapon, whether they are legal or not, they will find a way to get one.  (“The Troubles” in Ireland are a not too distant memory to remind us of how easy it is to get killing machines in a nation where guns are illegal.)

Even more pointedly, shooting people with guns has really nothing to do with guns.  It has to do with everything else that creates so much fear or hatred in another human being that they want to kill.  It has to do with everything that creates an environment that supports murder as the appropriate outlet.  It has to do with everything that deprives human beings of the ability to be formed into healthy, whole individuals with effective tools for managing their anxiety….and everything to do with a culture that supports separation over compassion and love.

In my heart and in my mind, it is our culture that is to blame – a narcissistic, self-centered, materialistic, consumeristic, individualistic, racist, sexist culture where “every man is for himself.” 

We have done this to ourselves.  We have created the culture and the environment in which it is possible to have 253 mass shootings in 215 days.  Seriously……WTF?

I’m tired.  Just tired.   And if you are reading this, I bet you are too.

Like many I know, I’m at a loss for what to do or how to respond.  The best I can do is pray (I do believe in the power of AUTHENTIC prayer) and choose NOT to live in that world.  I can make the choice for love, but until those who are part of the pervasive American culture choose otherwise, we will only have more of the same.

Today I’m tired and I’m sad for a world that continues to choose hatred over love, separation over connection, ignorance over understanding and fear over compassion.

I’m just tired.

 

 

 

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. 

Please join us!

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  • Subscribing to our Blog.  It is always free!
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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 building the new world, End of the World Prophecies, world changes

The Calm before the Storm

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

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

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

We are here to be hospice for the dying world

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

 

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

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

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

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

Posted in End of the World Prophecies, world changes

5.39 billion standing at the ready and quietly bringing forth the new world.

In this post I share what came through in our monthly Authentic Freedom (dot) Love ZOOM gathering.  As the fearful and vocal minority hasten the destruction of the world based in fear, power and control, the 5.39 billion majority are standing at the ready quietly bringing forth the new world.

 

We spoke last night of all the violence and hatred in our world, along with the inverted distribution of power.  The 1% of the 1% seemingly making all the decisions and getting rich off these decisions while the rest of the world suffers. It is like a pyramid with a shiny gold tip – where the power brokers live and plan while the rest of us (the other 99% of the pyramid) work to make them rich. The collective outcry in all of this is “I didn’t vote for this” – meaning NO ONE wants to see the destruction of education, increasing limits on access to healthcare, and most of all – NO ONE wants to go to war.

Sadly, the latter is where we seem to be headed. Not because any of us want it – but because that shiny gold tip of the pyramid gets rich off of war – war is a HUGE money maker – for those who hold the gold and therefore are making the rules.

BUT – as we discussed last night, this is only the part we are being shown. The loud distractions and outcries of a dying system clinging to what (they think) is left of their power. Creating conflict where there is none. Directing the media focus toward “bad news” while filling our bodies with numbing foods and our sight with what “they” want us to believe is the American Ideal. For those of us who are awake, there is no one we are interested in “Keeping up with” but ourselves. And yet, as was once said about Kramer’s portrait on Seinfeld, “It is loathsome and hideous, and yet I cannot look away.”

This is what they want us to see. This is what the sleeping masses are choosing to see. And yet, this vocal minority is just this – the vocal minority. While the dying system clings to what is left of their power (the ability to make people afraid through the media), 99% (well, at least 70%) of us (the bottom of the pyramid) are awake, aware, and quietly doing our work to build the new world that will come forth out of the ash of the old world once it finally dies! AMEN!

Our children are doing their part as well. As I met with the “magical children” yesterday afternoon, I was reminded that they SEE the world. They SEE through the bullshit and they are quietly observing everything that is wrong with the current world and how they will choose otherwise when it is finally their turn.

I can tell you THEY CANNOT WAIT for it to be their turn. They already know what their world will look like – access to quality education (including college) for all, an end to prejudice and injustice, universal healthcare, and no more war.

 

Where the old world sees and seeks out conflict, our youth are seeking understanding.

 

They (the ones I know anyway) were born in a state of unity consciousness – seeing no separation between race, religion, sexual orientation, etc. They see all people as one and do not understand why the rest of the world cannot figure this out. Sounds familiar, right!?

Children change the world

 

We know our mission. We know why we are here. We are here to bear witness to the dying world and to hold the space in which the new world can be planted, take root and grow. The miracle in all of this is that much of our “work” is already done, and so much more is being done. Yet to the dying world – WE ARE INVISIBLE! As we learned last night, THIS IS ON PURPOSE. Our work is being veiled. We are being protected. We and our efforts are only being seen by those who are able to see. To the rest of the world, it’s almost like we do not exist – or at the very least we are looked upon as insane, and therefore irrelevant. But we are not irrelevant and we are here. In fact – WE ARE THE MAJORITY. As the 1% work on destroying themselves, we are quietly, peacefully, subversively planting the seeds for a new world. When we look at our world through this lens, our efforts are evident and in many cases, bearing fruit. If I’m being conservative, that is 70% of 7.7 billion –

 

5.39 billion standing at the ready and quietly bringing forth the new world.

 

Not insane.

Not irrelevant.

And critically important for the survival of the human race.

 

Thank you my sisters and brothers for doing your part in bringing forth the new world – most commonly just by your very presence. It’s most often not what we do that is causing the change – it is simply who we are. Thank you!

 

Love,

Lauri

 

 

Posted in About Lauri, building the new world, End of the World Prophecies, self-actualization, spiritual gifts, world changes

The Weight of Responsibility

As a first-born, Capricorn and recovering perfectionist, responsibility has always been my middle name. Whether imposed upon me (by command or circumstance) or simply chosen because it’s who I am; I have always been “the responsible” one.  Lauri can be counted on.  Lauri is honest.  Lauri has integrity.  Lauri is strong, courageous, a hard worker, efficient, and gets things done.  Lauri takes good care of others.  Lauri is responsible.  I would agree that all of this is true most of the time.  But there is a whole other layer of responsibility that I have felt beyond the day to day “getting things done.”  This is a worldly/cosmic/universal/ responsibility that I have never been able to give words to – until now.

This morning, on The Cosmic Path (www.thecosmicpath.com) this was offered as this week’s Capricorn horoscope:

There’s a huge planetary cluster of planets transiting your sign, and it’s the scene of the manifesting entry into the new order. What that means for you is that you are carrying within your energy field all the properties and archetypal energies that can truly deliver us all to the new Golden Age. It will take a good two years for all of this energy to produce the physical reality it is designed to bring forth, and just about every last one of the planets partaking of this grouping now will remain here for the duration. That means, put very simply, you know something huge is happening to you, and it’s absolutely positively futile to try and define something so vast and so unprecedented. You’ll have to stand back and watch it unfold like the rest of us, even though its manifesting in you.

 

Ummmmmm……Ohhhhhhhkaaaaayyyyyy! In one small paragraph Stephanie Azaria describes EXACTLY the weight I have felt my whole entire life.  I’m not here to have a normal Human 1.0 life.  I’m here to birth something new and it is actually birthing THROUGH me.  Holy Crap!

Now, before you accuse me of being all up in my ego for even believing such a thing….I can most certainly attest that this weight I have been feeling has absolutely nothing to do with ego. In fact, I just as soon join the rest of the world on the planet of denial, peacefully making love to my tonic and gin while discussing the latest fashion trends, than having to show up as a vehicle through which a new world is waiting to be born!  Even if said gin and tonic opportunities had ever come my way (which they HAVE NOT), I would not have been able to, and doubt I could choose them now.  Because EVERY SINGLE TIME I try to choose a “normal life” (you know:  normal job, normal relationships, normal life), it is absolutely and without a doubt refused to me.  And believe me….I have tried.  After 100 “real job” applications and not even getting a single phone call, I have surrendered.  After 100 dating sites and nothing but absolute epic fails, again, I quit.  I do not get a “normal life.”  Instead, it seems I have no choice but to continue slogging away at what I do best which is just being Lauri while helping people discover the love they are so that together we can create a new world.

But it is not nearly as simple as that! First off, I’m not getting rich doing this work. In fact, I’m filing bankruptcy while still wondering how I’m going to pay my basic bills this month…….all that while working 3 jobs! (3 if you include parenting which I most certainly do!) Second off, there is NO security in this work.  Human beings are fickle, and few really want to invest in themselves and fewer-still want to continue that investment if it means work.  Everyone wants the shiny object, the “feel good” yoo-rah-rah event or workshop, but very few want to do the hard work. And believe me, the task of healing our fears so that we can know love is HARD AS HELL.  (Isn’t that a great metaphor….for in a sense, we are transforming the hell in which we are living while bringing forth from within us heaven on earth – BOOM!)  Even fewer are willing to give up their attachments to what they know so that they can enjoy the only true freedom which comes from within.  So yeah….exactly why at the end of Jesus’ ministry there were only a few – Mary Magdalene, Mother Mary, Joseph of Arimathea, John the Beloved Disciple, Salome, and a couple other women.  The rest couldn’t handle the most difficult part of the journey which is DEATH. The death of what they had known so as to make room for something new.

And yet, this is EXACTLY what is happening, but now on an EPIC scale. Our world cannot continue if things remain as they are.  At the rate we are currently going, we will destroy ourselves – if the planet doesn’t do it to us first.  (For the record – the Earth always wins!  She will take back what is hers if we can’t learn how to care for it.  We are supposed to be the stewards of the earth….not its conquerors. )  And if it isn’t the planet we are destroying, it is ourselves.  As the rich keep getting richer and the poor keep getting poorer and as the middle class is quickly disappearing; as violence increases, wars on every continent, our children choosing death by suicide, etc. etc. etc. our world is imploding upon itself.   Those who are not benefitting from the current model based in fear, power and control, are longing for something else.  But the change we are longing for is NOT going to come from the top.  It will not come from those in power or from those who are reaping the rewards of a people oppressed.  Instead, it has to come from us – and that change can ONLY come from within.

And this is what I do. Every single day – first for myself – and then for others, I am helping us find ways to transform the fears that cause us to act in non-loving ways toward ourselves, toward each other and toward our planet and am turning those fears into love.  It is that simple, and yet it is also that profound.  The cost of this work is everything that is not in harmony with love – and for some that is a great price.  I know this because of what I have personally given up for the sake of that love.  But even as I stare (financial) death in the face, I can say it has been totally worth it because while there is much I have lost, there is even more that I have gained – and that is my SOUL. I know who I am.  I know what my Soul needs and wants.  Most of the time I am content and I feel at peace.  And most importantly – I know how to love – big, deep, and true.

But even with this, my work is not complete for there are still millions of human beings ACHING for something more. Today I understand that the “something more” is love and until the world knows this love, my Soul will never be satisfied.  THIS is the weight of the responsibility I have felt, perhaps since the day I was born.  Thank you Stephanie Azaria for giving words to what I could not, but have known full well in my heart!

 

Posted in Inspiration, world changes

The Grand Test

(rated PG)

This is the grand test. If you, like me and like all those to whom I minister, and my brothers and sisters on this journey) are here to support the birth of a new world…..things are getting INTENSE!  If we thought it has been rough before…..hang on to your hats!  This, as they say, is where the rubber meets the road. And it is entirely (in the worlds (words) of one of my mentors, Lauren C. Gorgo), “an inside job.”

It goes something like this:

  • Shit happens.
  • We find ourselves triggered (fear, anxiety, anger, rage, self-righteousness, grief, overwhelm, helplessness) by the shit.
  • Then we DO something about the shit.

BUT….it is not about going “out there” to change things. Oh no! It is about going WITHIN to identify the unhealed wound in ourselves that is being triggered by the shit “out there.” Then it is about doing the work we have practiced soooooo long to heal and transform that wound.  Meditation.  Prayer.  Chanting. Reiki. Shamanic healing practices. Movement. Journaling.  Etc. etc. etc.  Now it is time to get out all of our tools and USE THEM to heal ourselves.

Then as soon as we heal one wound, another shows up to take its place. This current cycle of transformation is RELENTLESS.  It keeps coming and when we think we can breathe a sigh of relief, it comes again. This is the real shit!

The energy is relentless because time is of the essence. We are quickly approaching the death of the old world paradigm and the new world is getting ready to take its place.

But it sure doesn’t feel like the promise of new life right now. It feels like death….because that is exactly what it is.  The death of the patriarchy and of all of humanity’s wounds related to patriarchal fear, power and control.  We are transforming these wounds within ourselves – not only for ourselves, but for the sake of the whole entire world.  It is like Christian theologians say about Jesus – “he took on the sins of the world and died for the sake of those sins.”  Personally, I no longer belief that Jesus died for our sins as some sort of sacrifice, but when put in the context of transformation, I can see how this is true.  In moving through his own pain and fear of separation and transforming that in the resurrection, he did the same for all of humanity.

This is what we too are called to do. Again, not as a sacrifice….but in saving ourselves, we are supporting the salvation of our world.  When we heal ourselves of our patriarchal wounds, we are supporting others in the same healing.  Soon, the patriarchy will no longer have the power to trigger our fears and our fears have been healed.

BUT….knowing all this does not make this RELENTLESS Intensity any better. It is excruciating.  Jesus Christ, it is hard.  And yet, the only way out is through.

This is the grand test. It is the Universe (our Soul) asking us again, “Are you sure you’re up for this?  Wouldn’t you rather just fold and go back to the life of blissful ignorance you enjoyed before waking up to your Divine gifts and calling?”  On many days, I can assure you I want to say yes to blissful ignorance.  But as soon as I think that’s the choice I’m going to make, my SOUL steps in on my behalf and pulls me back onto the path.  It seems, we don’t really get to say no.  Like it or not, we are here for a reason.  We signed up for this.  We don’t get to quit.  (dammit!)

So brothers and sisters – put on your big girl/boy panties. Tighten your boot straps and get to work.  Stay true to your path and do not let the “devil” take you from your path.  We are in this together and if you forget this truth….reach out to those you know who LOVE YOU, who value your gifts, who appreciate your vulnerability and who will hold you in your fear, anguish and pain until you are ready to once again hold yourself.  YOU ARE NOT ALONE!

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