Posted in Authentic Freedom, Healing, Reiki

The Benefits of Using Authentic Freedom with Reiki

Reiki is one of many modalities of energy medicine incorporating hands-on-healing or the laying on of hands for the purpose of supporting the body in returning to its natural state of wellbeing. With knowledge of the Authentic Freedom process, a Reiki practitioner can greatly enhance the benefits of a traditional treatment, both for their client and for themselves.

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How Reiki Works

Using light, non-invasive touch in conjunction with the energy centers of the body (chakras), Reiki supports the body in releasing blocks to wellness and in returning to its natural state of energetic balance, thereby supporting the body in returning to its natural state of wellbeing. When the life force energy (Ki) is flowing freely, the body will reflect this in healthy vitality. Stagnation in the life force energy manifests in illness and disease.  Knowledge of the chakras, along with their physical correspondences assist the Reiki practitioner in identifying where the body’s Ki (life force energy) is not flowing so they may further assist their clients in releasing these blocks. Reiki works not only on the physical, but also on the emotional, mental and spiritual level – acknowledging that the source of many states of dis-ease is related to issues on these deeper levels of experience.  In traditional Usui Reiki training, the practitioner is taught the standard protocol for hands-on-healing with the invitation to know and trust that whatever healing is appropriate for the client’s highest good will be taken care of on any of the aforementioned levels.

Read my response to the Catholic Bishops’ prohibition against Reiki HERE.

Integrating Authentic Freedom with Reiki

Authentic Freedom adds an additional layer to the support a Reiki practitioner may offer their clients. Authentic Freedom provides knowledge and tools for working with clients on the deepest spiritual level – most often the truest source of emotional, mental and physical imbalance.  By supporting clients on the spiritual level the practitioner is going straight to the source of dis-ease.  Additionally, knowledge of the Authentic Freedom philosophy provides the practitioner with tools they are able to share with their client which the client may then employ for on-going healing and support.  This approach saves time and effort in the healing process while supporting the client in the experience of enduring change.

How Authentic Freedom Enhances Reiki

Using the seven chakras as a point of reference, Authentic Freedom has identified the seven spiritual fears/wounds which are at the heart of many (if not most) emotional, mental and physical states of dis-ease. When a Reiki practitioner is able to support their client in tracing back their physical, emotional or mental symptoms to the corresponding spiritual fear/wound, awareness takes place and the first layer of healing is accomplished.  Identifying the true source of imbalance (or as I call it, “naming the demon”) is the first step in authentic healing.  From that point, the Reiki practitioner supports their client in letting go of this fear through hands-on-healing.  With Authentic Freedom, however, the healing doesn’t end with the table treatment.  Authentic Freedom includes a wide variety of mindfulness, meditation and creativity practices which the Reiki practitioner may prescribe for their client so that they may continue and deepen the healing on their own.

Incorporating Authentic Freedom with Reiki accelerates the healing process by getting to the deepest source of imbalances while providing the practitioner and the client with tools for on-going and enduring healing and support.

To learn more about the Authentic Freedom process, read my book Authentic Freedom – Claiming a Life of Contentment and Joy or enjoy the benefit of personal instruction in this protocol through my online course.

Posted in Empowerment, End of the World Prophecies, Inspiration, Lessons, world changes

Building the New World Part 1 – Hearing

Have you seen our new “tagline?”

Authentic Freedom Academy – Empowerment Training  for Those Who Want to Change the World.

Stay tuned for more on this, how it relates to our mission and how we are here to help support you in being a part of changing the world. In the meantime…….today’s blog on how those who are called to help change the world have been gifted with a certain kind of hearing. 

I am writing today’s blog after eight days of not being able to get up off the couch thanks to a raging “virus” that started on Monday morning with a three hour “download” which turned into a migraine with full-body pain, a 102 degree fever, chills, sweats, all of which eventually resulted in an inner ear infection, culminating in a burst eardrum and partial, temporary, hearing loss. All this time, my energy medicine friends (myself included) have asked the question, “What it is you’re not hearing?”

I pondered this question deeply, exploring every possible aspect of my life. Discernment can be tricky when you are sick, but I’ve learned that the Soul can speak to us, even through our pain.  What my Soul said to me quite clearly is – “There is nothing you are not hearing.  Instead, this is about all that you have already heard and continue to here.”

With this revelation I wept big tears of sorrow for all the pain I have been feeling through all that I am able to hear and realized the ear pain was simply the physical manifestation of all I had been feeling. The following is all that I have been able to hear:

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On a personal level:

  • Every time someone has tried to lie to me or withhold the truth from me.
  • Every time another’s perspective, beliefs, position, behavior, etc. were not reflective of love.
  • When another made me their enemy for no fault of my own except for being myself.
  • When another was trying to manipulate me through fear or by any other means.
  • When evil is present in another or when their Soul had been given over to darkness.
  • When I diverted from the path of my Soul.
  • The fear, pain, sorrow, sickness, longing, hope, desire, unacknowledged addictions, unfulfilled dreams and unhealed wounds of every single person I meet.

On a global level:

  • The message from God (when I was 6 years old!) which revealed to me the threat of our world’s end and the steps needed to thwart that end.
  • The cries of the world for peace.
  • The screams of the earth as we kill her slowly through our selfishness and greed.
  • The agony of injustice as our world tears itself apart through selfishness, greed, ignorance, hatred and fear.
  • The pain in the hearts of children who are not being fed, given a safe place to live or who are denied the simple experience of being loved.
  • The anger over the demonizing of the Feminine and the emasculation of the Holy Masculine and all those suffering under the suppression of our divine and holy natures.
  • The deep sorrow over rampant violence against humanity in all forms.
  • A deep sickness over the ways in which God has been used to justify all sorts of violence and hatred in our world.
  • The yearning of a God who knows only how to love and who wants the world to know this love.

These are all the things I have been hearing for as long as I have walked this earth. It is only through a special kind of hearing that I am able to hear these things.  This is one of the gifts I have been given through which I am able to help support the betterment of our world – because it is not only the pain I hear but the promise:

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The Promise:

  • I hear the earth describing in detail how she needs to be treated to abundantly provide for our survival, as she was made to do.
  • I hear the deep longing in the hearts of every person I meet to fulfill the path of their Soul, along with the unique way they are being called to make a better world.
  • I hear the creative gifts of each person screaming to get out so that they might find fulfillment within themselves and in serving the betterment of the world.
  • I hear the song of the Universe echoing the promise of peace and a humanity willing and able to live in harmony, respecting and supporting one another in our differences while working together for peace.
  • I hear God’s sigh of relief when all of humanity finally sets down the fear of separation and is able to receive the love that has been our truth all along.

This deeper level of hearing is one of the unique gifts that have been given to many so that they might help to bring forth the new world. We are being called to do this through our many gifts and through our unique fields of influence.  I have been called to do this one person at a time, helping them to identify what their gifts are and how they are being called to help create the new world through their gifts, and then empowering them to do so.

How is it that you are being called to help build the new world?

Authentic Freedom Academy provides empowerment training for those who want to help change the world. Call (920) 230-1313 or email lauri@authenticfreedom.love to learn more.

 

 

Posted in About Lauri, Reiki

Defending Energy Medicine/Hands-on-Healing

With the release of my book, Christouch – A Christ-centered approach to energy medicine through hands-on-healing, I thought it a good time to re-visit some of the articles, interviews, etc. I have done in defense of Reiki and other hands-on-healing modalities.  Click on the link below to view the PBS interview that I had the gift of being a part of! 

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/religionandethics/episodes/february-12-2010/reiki-and-the-catholic-church/5683/

 

Posted in Reiki

Christouch is coming

Just a brief announcement to my readers that my book, Christouch, will be available soon through Amazon.

 

Christouch – A Christ-centered approach to energy medicine through hands-on-healing – book description:

On March 25, 2009, The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Committee on Doctrine issued their Guidelines for Evaluating Reiki as an Alternative Therapy.  The final statement of this document summarizes the Bishop’s conclusions regarding Reiki: “Since Reiki therapy is not compatible with either Christian teaching or scientific evidence, it would be inappropriate for Catholic Institutions or people representing the Church to promote or provide support for Reiki therapy.”  This prohibitive posture of the American Catholic Bishops is not unique among religious authorities and has brought to the forefront the question about how Reiki and other hands-on-healing modalities may or may not fit within the context of Christian teaching.  Christouch answers that question.  Through scripture, exercises for personal reflection and practical instruction, Christouch provides valuable support for hands-on healers who desire to perform their practice within the context of the Christian tradition. Christouch also provides the tools through which the reader may begin their own ministry of Christ-centered healing using the Christouch™ protocol developed by the author, Lauri Ann Lumby.

Christouch will be available soon through Amazon.com

 

Posted in About Lauri

Shameless Self-Promotion – Part 1

It is time for a little shameless self-promotion.  As I explore my own giftedness, I invite you to explore your own!


There comes a time in every self-employed, professional’s journey when we must wave the flag of our own greatness, or our businesses would never get off the ground, and those that could benefit from the sharing of our gifts would never have the opportunity to enjoy those gifts.  Today is one of those days.  The invitation for me today to wave the flag of my own magnificence brings to mind the words of one of my teachers, Julie Tallard Johnson, “You each have your own unique medicine and there are people out there just waiting to receive it.” It is to those folks that I pen today’s blog. 

As you probably already know, I am a trained, professional Spiritual Director and Reiki Master Practitioner and see clients in person, via Skype and over the phone for these services.  What you might not know are the things about my education, training and background that make me unique in the field of holistic healing, personal growth and transformation:

  • I was raised Catholic, attended Catholic schools, studied Catholic/Christian theology and spirituality for seven years and worked professionally in the Catholic Church for 10 years.  As such, I bring a sensitivity to issues related to being raised Catholic.  Many of my clients are men and women who have been raised Catholic and are trying to find their own truth in the midst of what they were taught.  Some clients are trying to recover from the guilt and fearful images of the Divine that sometimes come with being raised in this tradition.
  • As part of my studies in Catholic/Christian spirituality, I learned ancient spiritual tools and practices not readily accessible to most Catholics or Christians.  These traditions have been carefully guarded by monastic communities and have been part of the Christian tradition for hundreds, if not thousands, of years, but not shared with the average Joe or Jill in the pew.  When practiced diligently, these tools help to facilitate profound spiritual growth, healing and transformation.  The focus of my work has been to make these tools available to EVERYONE!
  • Along with my studies in Catholicism, I have studied and enjoyed the practices of many other traditions: Buddhism, Paganism, Wicca, Hinduism, Yoga, Zen, etc.  Exploring and learning from these traditions has taught me to look for the places of connection between all the world religions and spiritual traditions, something I have brought into my own practice and have incorporated into my writings, my curriculum development, my program facilitation and retreat work.
  • In addition to studying and practicing Reiki, I have studied Chi Qong and Chinese Medicine.  Knowledge and experience in these fields of energy medicine have enhanced the work I do as a Spiritual Director and teacher.  All of the classes I teach incorporate this knowledge and experience.
  • Oh yea, and I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and Marketing from the University of Iowa and 10+ years of corporate experience in sales, management and marketing.

So, there’s my professional resume in a nutshell.  This is for your knowledge and if you know any of those people just waiting for the “medicine” that I have to offer, I invite you to share this blog and website with them.  I also invite you to take some time today to reflect on the education and experiences that have contributed to your own unique medicine.  How has this made you special and unique?  When was the last time you took the time to wave the flag of your own unique magnificence?

Lauri Lumby

Authentic Freedom Ministries/yourspiritualtruth

http://yourspiritualtruth.com