Posted in End of the World Prophecies, Inspiration, Mystics, world changes

Calling all the “Different” Ones

Have you always felt “different,” like you didn’t quite fit in, but have always known, on a very deep level, that you are here for a special purpose and that perhaps the time for that purpose is drawing near?  If so……this one is for you.  Your time is now.  The world needs you to wake up, to share your gifts and to start creating our world anew!  Wake up!  Wake up!  We need you and your amazing, magical, miraculous gifts!  And, we need you to find each other, to come together in communities to heal our world and to turn our world from fear to love.  This is the purpose you have been waiting for and the time is now!

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We Are Living in an Important Time

I believe that we are currently living in a critically important time in the history of humankind and our beloved planet, Earth.  We are at a crossroads.  Depending on which path we choose, we are either headed for our demise, or the manifestation of heaven on earth.  My hope and belief is that our choice will lead us toward the latter, but in order to get there, we have to wake up, we have to help others wake up, and we have to do so QUICKLY! 

The Different Ones

As I have mentioned before, I believe that EACH OF US has a unique, important and critical contribution to make toward the betterment of our world and that in discovering and sharing these gifts, we find joy, peace, love and fulfillment.  I have also learned that there is a unique group of humans, who have a unique set of gifts and will have a very unique contribution to make toward the manifestation of heaven on earth. These are the men, women and children who have been sent here to wake us up and to show us our way home, ushering us into a place where we will once again dwell in peace on a planet ruled by love.  For lack of any better word, and only for the sake of making a point, I am calling these people “The Different Ones.”  And I will bet my life that you already know who you are.  But, if you need some help remembering, or an affirmation of your differentness and specialness, here are some of the unique characteristics and experiences held by “The Different Ones.”

  • You have always known, in a very deep knowing, that you were different, perhaps even special.
  • You never felt as if you fit in with the regular world or society.  Perhaps you even felt like a stranger in your own home, wondering who these people were and what God did with your real family. You definitely felt like a stranger in the traditional institutions – school, church, work, etc.
  • As a child, you found yourself drawn to the mystical, magical, the world of fairies, angels, fantasy, miracles, etc.  Perhaps you believed in magic and knew, in some deep level of your being that you could do magic or at the very least, facilitate or participate in the making of something miraculous.
  • As a young child, and maybe again near puberty, you had experiences, communications, etc. with “other realms.”  Perhaps you saw or spoke with “angels,” God, saints, the deceased.  Maybe you could see dead people.  You knew these other places/beings were real – but when you shared these experiences with others, they were discounted as the workings of an overactive imagination.
  • You were very sensitive as a child and most likely still are as an adult.  You could “feel” the energy of a room, you could “feel” other people’s energies, perhaps even their thoughts.  You found yourself repelled by some people and situations based on no other information than “a feeling” and in contrast, found yourself inexplicably drawn to some people and places, because of a “feeling.”
  • You may have been sickly as a child – sensitive to the environment, ultra-sensitive to human-made chemicals, fabrics, etc.  You found yourself sensitive to light, sound, chaotic spaces, technology, etc.  It seemed anything that was not purely organic, nature-made, somehow made you ill or if nothing else, made you feel “icky.”
  • You had/have a strange way of being able to “read” people.  Specifically, you could detect truth vs. deceit and found you had no tolerance for the latter.  This often caused problems in relationships as people discovered your ability and grew uncomfortable under your gaze (even if this happened subconsciously….as it usually does.)
  • You have a keen sense of knowing that you are here for a special purpose and feel driven to pursue this purpose – often not even knowing what this purpose is, no matter how irrational this drive may appear to the “real” world.
  • You have always possessed a different way of viewing and experiencing the world.  You believe in the goodness of the world, in justice, in the right of all to be loved and cared for.  You have a deep drive to pursue the course of peace and justice and you will defend the rights of those who have none.
  • You may have a profound affinity with nature and the night sky.  You feel drawn to the earth and to the stars and find comfort there.
  • You are known by a “look” in your eyes and you know others like you through that same “look.”  There have been people in your life with whom you felt an immediate connection along with a deep knowing that this is someone like you, someone from your true “family” and someone you can trust and love without condition. These are people with whom you have an immediate and enduring affinity.
  • And here’s my favorite one “you seem to be born with a different set of rules, values and laws to abide by.  Actions that were perfectly acceptable for everyone else are harmful to you, while you are able to do things that are not permitted most of humanity. (Solara, 2012)”

No Mistaking it, You Are Different

There are a million terms which have been tossed around to categorize those who feel “different” – Indigo children, Crystal children, Rainbow children, Slackers, Starseeds, Wayshowers, Lightworkers, Healers, Star Borne, Star Children, etc. etc. etc.   Ultimately, names mean nothing, but what is important is that YOU KNOW that you have been sent here for a special purpose and that this purpose is to help usher in THE NEW WORLD.  Your ways are different because the world needs to be different.  Your ways are more sensitive, more loving, more justice-oriented, because the world needs to evolve toward this or it will destroy itself.  AND YOU ARE NOT ALONE!  In fact, there are millions like you waiting to wake up, waiting to connect and waiting to GET TO WORK.

I’ll Tell You a Little Secret

I’m sharing this with you, because all of the above characteristics are true of me and I have found a whole slew of men and women who also possess these gifts.  I have also found that the unique gifts I have been given are:

1) To wake people up. (I can’t help it, it just happens)

2) To help you overcome the inner obstacles to being and living your purpose.

3) To empower you to connect with others like you and to work together toward bringing forth our gifts for the betterment of the world.

So….toward the goal of item #3, please feel free to connect with other ones like you through the Authentic Freedom Facebook Page.  Start a conversation.  Make some connections.  And let’s get to work making the world a more loving, peaceful and harmonious place!

Love,

Lauri

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Posted in Inspiration

The Wisdom of Mary Poppins

Exploring the profound wisdom of Mary Poppins – lessons in parenting, social justice, compassion, play, spiritual beliefs, mystery and magic.  Mary Poppins continues to inform and inspire.


The Walt Disney Movie, Mary Poppins (based on the children’s book series by P.L. Travers) is my FAVORITE FAVORITE FAVORITE FAVORITE FAVORITE movie.  As a child, I simply found it fun with all the great music and a fantastical story about magic, mystery and wonder.  As an adult, I can still call this my all-time favorite movie and through older (and hopefully wiser) eyes, I can appreciate the timeless and ageless wisdom of this amazing tale.  In the movie as well as in the book, there are lessons aplenty about parenting, embracing enjoyment, creativity,  caring for others, surrendering to Divine timing, etc. etc. etc.   Today we will explore the lessons that Mary Poppins invites us to embrace:


1) When you neglect, ignore, forget to spend time with your children….THEY WILL BE NAUGHTY In one of the early scenes in the film, we get to see all the naughty deeds performed by the Banks children against their nanny(s), and learn the history of their bad behavior.  It is their shenanigans that compels their current nanny to leave and places the Banks in the position of having to hire a new nanny – here comes Mary Poppins!

2) When you ask for something from place of sincerity, deep within your heart, directed by your highest self – the universe provides. The Banks children argue with their father about what they want in a nanny and in one of the most poignant songs in the film, express their deepest heart desires of what they want (in a nanny, but even more so, in a parent).  Their father rips up their request and tosses it into the fire considering their requests frivolous and impractical.  Oh….will he be surprised! (HERE’S the link:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ln-cK-qyK38&p=CFBFD9367428D902&playnext=1&index=18 )

3) When you believe in magic and mystery, your needs are provided for in ABUNDANCE – Mary Poppins’ Magic Carpetbag – need I say more?  (PS Shout out to my friend Jen who has one of those amazing bottomless purses!)


4) A spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down. – In other words, find the joy in life, grab on to the sweetness, life can be hard and there are things we can embrace to lighten the load, help it taste a little sweeter, ease the burden.

5) Make time for play – In the movie we are invited to join Mary Poppins, Burt, Jane and Michael Banks on a day of playful imagination where chalk drawings come to life and where we can enter into a world of playful fantasy where merry go round horses can fly and race and where penguins dance and sing.  FUN FUN FUN  Imagination !


6) LAUGH LAUGH LAUGH – Remember Mary’s crazy uncle who loved to laugh and when they laughed they found themselves enjoying a tea party in the air?  How fun is that???  Never forget to make time for laughter!

7) Pay attention to those who have less than you and freely and openly share your resources – In a word:  Feed the Birds.  On a trip to their father’s office at the bank, Mary points out to the Banks children a woman who has less than they and yet gives from all that SHE has to those (the birds) who have even less than she.  In this encounter with the Birdwoman, the children learn compassion and generosity and are compelled to seek out ways to exercise this kind of generosity in their own lives.  And if you don’t cry when you hear this song….(I’m just saying) : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XHrRxQVUFN4


8) Money and work to earn money are not the most important things in life. Michael Banks is encouraged (bullied might be a better word) to deposit his money into his father’s bank so that it can make him more money, instead, he runs away to give his money to the Birdwoman.  He learned from Mary Poppins that freely and openly sharing our resources is more rewarding than hoarding and withholding our resources.  He experiences the enjoyment of helping another….and still trusts that all he needs will still be provided for.  (a lesson we can all learn!)

9) Life is full of changes – and we are invited to surrender to them: When the direction of the wind changes, Mary Poppins must depart the Banks’ household for places unknown.  Rather than resisting the change, she unfurls her umbrella (the one with the talking parrot head) and simply lets the wind take her to her next destination.


10) In every death is the promise of new life (and would you go fly a kite already?) – The loss of Mary Poppins could have been a devastating moment for Jane and Michael (and they were sad), but it also created the opportunity for a new life to begin for the Banks family.  Thanks to Mary’s (and Burt’s) help, Jane and Michael’s parents realized the value of spending time as a family, that work and money are not the pathway to happiness and that play can be fulfilling, nurturing and life-giving.  The closing scene – the Banks family at the park flying a kite.


The invitation today is to examine the wisdom of Mary Poppins for the lessons that might be speaking to you and to explore ways in which you can embrace this wisdom in your everyday life.  For in every life we need to make time for laughter, play and imagination, we are invited to seek the sweetness in the struggles of the human experience, freely and openly share our gifts, help others, spend time with our parents and our children, fly kites, sing songs, dance, ride a merry go round, create, trust in abundance, magic, mystery and surrender to the changes of life.  And in the end, we are reminded that in every loss, change, transition, death is the promise of new life.  What is the new life you are being invited to embrace today?????


Lauri Lumby

Authentic Freedom Ministries/Your Spiritual Truth

http://yourspiritualtruth.com

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