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Entering the Silence

Dear Readers,

This has been a week (ok, actually 6 months!) of profound spiritual labor.  Being drawn deeply into the black hole, squeezed through the transition, pushed into the ring of fire and then the crowning (with full-on accompaniment of breathing, screaming, ranting, “GET THIS THING OUT OF ME!!!!!)….and finally,  yesterday’s announcement (see I Am the Magdalene post ).   I feel as if the “baby” has been born.  And now, I feel called to do what every “new mother” must do…….enter into the SILENCE.  It is time to hold, protect, rock, nourish, comfort, tend, support, listen to, nurse, hold and hold some more that tender new life until it is safe to show it to the world.  As such, I am honoring this sacred and vulnerable time of new life, new hopes, new dreams and hopefully new opportunities with a RETREAT.  As such, I will be taking a break from this blog and from Facebook for the next week, if not two.  Please keep me, and this “vulnerable new life” in your thoughts and prayers as we wait to see exactly what and how it wants to be in the world.  In the meantime, I will be tending my STARVING creative spirit and doing NOTHING but taking in as much beauty, art, literature, culture and nature as I can in Minneapolis – the city where my heart lives.

Thank you for your on-going support of Authentic Freedom Ministries and for reading these words.  I trust they sometimes bring you comfort, inspiration, guidance, validation and support for that is my intention.  Also know that as always, you, the readers, are in my thoughts and prayers too!

In loving gratitude,

Lauri Lumby

Authentic Freedom Ministries