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Meditation for the Creative and Active Mind – New Online Course

10 meditation practices for engaging the creative and active mind while experiencing the benefits of an ongoing meditation practice. 

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Meditation has proved to be the single-most valuable commitment I have made in my life.  For over 20 years, I have rarely missed my daily meditation practice because of all the benefits it has brought me.  That being said, meditation is not easy….especially for those like myself who have creative and active minds.  The way Western culture has embraced meditation practices – especially those from the East, has not helped.  In the West, meditation has been misinterpreted to mean “silence,” with “success in attaining silence” as being the goal.  This is a distortion of what meditation really is and serves as an obstacle to many who wish to enjoy the benefits of meditation but who are not able to because they cannot obtain silence.

The purpose of this course is to support you in finding a meditation practice that works WITH your creative and active mind rather than against.  For as the Buddhist saying goes, “What we resist will persist.”  Meditation is not meant to work against our natural inclinations toward creativity and thought, but to work with our minds so that we can connect with the peace and creative inspiration that dwells within.

Lauri Ann Lumby, OM, OPM, MATS is an author, teacher, priestess, healer and prophet. She is the author of the highly-anticipated, Song of the Beloved – the Gospel According to Mary Magdalene and Authentic Freedom, both of which reveal the hidden teachings of Jesus as revealed through his most devoted student, co-equal minister and beloved partner, Mary Magdalene. For over twenty years, Lauri has researched, studied and put into practice these hidden teachings of the Judeo-Christian tradition and discovered within them rich and effective tools for facilitating self-awareness and self-actualization. These teachings and practices prove that beyond the doctrine resides the truth that unites all people – the truth of Oneness in Love. As a priestess of the Magdalene/Christ, Lauri shares these teachings through her on-line and local courses, one-on-one mentoring, writing and publishing.

Lauri is the owner of Authentic Freedom Academy and founder of the Temple of the Magdalene. She lives in Oshkosh, WI. You can learn more about Lauri, her writings, programs and services at

As it relates to this course, Lauri Ann Lumby is a practiced meditator who has had an on-going daily practice since 1994.

Learn more and register HERE.

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Meditation for the Active Mind

Join us during Lent: Meditation for the Active and Creative Mind

Tuesdays 6:30 – 8:00 pm

February 24 – March 31, 2015

Facilitated by Lauri Lumby

1103 School Ave.  Oshkosh, WI

Fee: $150.00

  • Have you read or heard about all the benefits to meditation (decreased anxiety, lower stress, increasing wellbeing, increasing health, greater clarity of mind, increasing focus, etc.) but struggled to establish a practice?
  • Have you tried meditation and found it so challenging you gave up?
  • Have you become frustrated with your inability to find the silence promised in meditation?
  • Have you wanted to learn to meditate but don’t know where to begin?
  • Have you attended meditation gatherings only to become frustrated by what seems to look so easy to others but feels difficult to you?

You are NOT alone!

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Meditation that is comprised of “sit down and be quiet” simply does NOT work for most people.  This is especially true for those with an active, creative or even restless mind.  Instead of diving directly into silence, we need something to first engage our active mind allowing it to unwind, thereby leaving space for silence to take root.

Join us in this six week class where you will learn six individual meditation practices geared toward engaging the active mind.  The goal will be for you to find one or two practices that work for you so that you can use it to establish a more regular meditation practice and enjoy the benefits of meditation that everyone is raving about!

To register for this course, call Lauri Lumby (920) 230-1313 or email  Class limited to 15, so register early.

Learn more about making meditation easy HERE.