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From Biomedical Engineering to Writer and Author? Who Knew?

In today’s blog I examine the labyrinthine path of self-awareness and the invitation to look for Divine guidance along the way!

Thursday, I received via email the proof copy of my upcoming book, Authentic Freedom – A holistic approach to the teachings of Christ.  As such, this will be a weekend of proofing, editing and more proofing.  Then on Tuesday I meet with my local editor, Sara Eliasen and hand over the proof copy for a second set of eyes and for her to engage her expertise in creating the index.  HOLY CRAP!  This labor of love might actually be in the bookstores before year’s end!  Whoo hoo!

Speaking of Whoo hoo…..WHO KNEW??????   Who knew that I would grow up and at the ripe old age of 40-something discover that I have a passion and gift for writing and that someone might actually want to publish and read what I have to say……WHO KNEW?????  This question of WHO KNEW has me reflecting on the long and winding road that I have traveled and that ultimately each of us must travel to connect with our highest truth, our most authentic self and our own unique giftedness – the way in which each of us is uniquely called to reveal Divine love, compassion, joy, truth and peace in the world.   If it can happen to me… can certainly happen to you!!!!!

So here is the funny thing, a little factoid about Lauri Lumby that probably few of you are aware of.  Did you know that I entered college at the University of Iowa with the declared major of Biomedical Engineering????   I know, hilarious, right!  Unfortunately, (or fortunately, depending on your perspective) my dreams to grow up and build better body parts through Medtronics Laboratory in Minneapolis were soon shattered by the sudden realization that I possess ABSOLUTELY NO Spatial skills whatsoever!  Engineering Drawing 101 was my Waterloo!  So began my meandering path to where I am today –  a woman with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, majoring in Marketing, plus 7 years of post-undergrad work in Theology and Spirituality, along with certificates in Pastoral Ministry, Spiritual Direction and Reiki Master-Teacher certification.  You will note……there is ABSOLUTELY NO education or training in English or Writing.   But, here I am blogging, writing and miracle of miracles….getting published.  Apparently, God can work through us to get us to the path of our highest good regardless of education, training, etc.  WHO KNEW????

This is ultimately the point of today’s blog…ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE WITH GOD! As I reflect on this journey to published author…I am amazed at the little God nuggets that fell into my lap along the way to set me on this path.  Of course, I had to be open to perceiving AND receiving these nuggets….but they were there for the taking if I was willing.

This is true for you as well!!!! Our Divine Parent knows that path that is in our highest good and gives us the guidance to this path – if we are open to perceiving, receiving and accepting this path.  The fun part is that the path that is in our highest good includes the realization that we are uniquely gifted and called to reveal God in the world through our own creative magnificence.  Whether you are gifted to be a writer, painter, singer, mother, teacher, manager, counselor, minister, chef, gardener, visionary, coach, etc. etc. etc. – it is through our unique gifts that God desires to be revealed in the world through peace, joy, love, compassion, mercy, justice, etc. etc. etc.  YOU ARE CALLED to be the face of God in the world through your own UNIQUE GIFTS!!!!!    And…..the  Divine, when we take time to listen and hear, provides us with exactly what we need to be this face of God in the timing that is perfectly in our highest good and in the highest good of those who are in need of the unique gift that we have to offer.

So, my invitation to you today is to reflect on your own call to be the face of God in the world:

What are your gifts?

What are your passions?

How are you taking time to listen to and watch for the guiding hand of the Divine?

What are your sources of support in exploring, pursuing, cultivating your own unique giftedness?

In being open to the path the Divine has in store for you….you just might be surprised!  Enter the labyrinth!  (PS Thank you again to David Bowie for being a source of inspiration today!!!   LAUGH!)

Lauri Lumby

Your Spiritual Truth

Posted in Freedom, Gifts of Contemplation


As we grow spiritually we come to rely more and more on our higher power (God) for guidance and direction.  As we allow ourselves to set aside our ego and be open to Divine guidance, doors open and the path is made smooth….that does not mean, however that the path will not involve change (in fact, it probably will).  Today’s blog explores the Divine path, change and our reaction to it.

As I sit down to write today’s blog, I have David Bowie’s song, Changes, running through my head. The past few months of my own spiritual journey has included a mountain of changes…..some of which you are witnessing here today – namely the launch of a new website with a new URL, new marketing strategy, etc.  All of these are changes that I probably could not have made even a year ago, but gratefully, I have learned to let go of certain attachments that would have prevented this change.  I have also learned to accept help in a way that I never could have before that became the ultimate catalyst for these changes.  Being open to receiving help and letting go of attachments are both gifts that we receive when we diligently attend to our spiritual journey.

So, here is what brought me to these changes………

1) Daily meditation and prayer.

2) An out of the blue contact from a potential client from overseas.

3) The step into the modern age by going live through video capability via internet and Skype for international calls.

4) The sudden awareness that perhaps I would have more opportunities to reach people if I were available for Spiritual Counseling via phone and internet.

5) The realization that if I am going to target a global audience, I would need help.

6) The awareness that I deserve to invest in a professional marketing consultant to help me grow my business, but more importantly, reach those people who are looking for help along their spiritual path.

So, what you see here today is the culmination of several months of research, consultation and HUGE leaps off of the technology platform (mind you….computers TERRIFY ME!!!!).  I can attribute this part of my journey to God and to God alone, and to my willingness to set aside my own personal fears and ego attachments that previously prevented me from stepping into this strange and foreign territory….the territory of self-promotion, accepting professional guidance (and in some cases, correction), and doing so without going into my normal place of rejection.

Previously, I would not have felt myself worthy of the financial investment in a professional marketing consultant.  Previously, I would not have been able to accept this guidance and possible critique.  Previously, I would not have been able to set aside my own attachment to the beautiful website I had created on my own in my favorite color of red.  Previously, I would not have been able to accept that at least for today, my current website will not be “perfect”, that there might still be a couple bugs to work out and the fonts might not yet be exactly what I want.  All this is because I have really tried hard to let go and let God so that I could surrender to God’s plan – rather than clinging to my own.

In our spiritual journey, this ability to let go and let God is the fruit of diligent practice.  As we focus our attention to our Divine Source and allow the Divine to be our guide and the light of illumination, all the doors to our highest good are open wide, and we need only step through them.  We find that this process of growth becomes somewhat effortless and that if it does become a struggle, it is only due to our own clinging to attachments.  We are invited to let go of that which is no longer life-giving or supportive of our highest good, to grieve the losses of these former attachments and step fully into the Divine plan which is that of freedom, expansiveness and growth.  So, in this process, I welcome these changes that the Divine has offered as growth opportunities for me and anxiously await to bear witness to their results.

What changes are you being invited to make as you step more fully into your highest truth?

What are you being invited to leave behind?

Lauri Lumby

Your Spiritual Truth – Where your truth shall set you free.