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Introvert’s Lament


 I long for a world free from extroverted privilege and pressure –

A place set apart from the hustle and bustle of an achievement-driven world.

Where we are free to do what we do best –

Watch, wait, listen and feel…..deeply.

With quiet and thoughtful observance –

Seeing what other eyes cannot see

Hearing what other ears cannot hear.

Our quiet wisdom honored and recognized

As precious, priceless and more valuable than the rarest jewel.

I long for a world where the vulnerable seeds of life’s new creations are safe.

Where their need to be known is not threatened

By a world intent on “making things happen.”

Where growth is supported in the simple act of allowing

And where the need of the seed is heard

Before imposing our own agenda upon it.

Where instead of having to put ourselves out there –

Forced to make ourselves seen

And having to scream in order to be heard,

I long for a world that would come to us…


… and then to their homes return

So that we can be left again to the world that we prefer –

A world that is quiet, peaceful and still.

Where we can hear the dandelion seeds giggle as they dance across the breeze,

The caterpillar’s heart beating soft against the earth beckoning its own transformation,

And the slurping of bees quietly sipping their nectar.

If introverts ruled the world,

This is how it would be.

copyright 2016  Lauri Ann Lumby


Lauri Ann Lumby, OM, MATS, founder and director or Authentic Freedom Academy is an introvert, an outgoing introvert as her friends will attest, but an introvert nonetheless.  Lauri relishes in her time spent alone meditating, reading, writing, cooking, creating and enjoying an all-too rare walk in the woods.  It is in these alone times that Lauri has found her truth and has been made aware of her mission in this world – to help others know themselves so that they may truly live!  Learn more about the mission of Authentic Freedom Academy HERE.

Posted in Discernment, Divine Revelation, Uncategorized

Voices in Your Head – Part V

Today, I continue the exploration of the voices in our heads….the voice of the false-self/ego that wants to keep us small and in a place of constriction and fear and the true self that wants us to remember our original nature as men and women of contentment, joy and compassion working for peace and justice.   Today we will take a peek into the language of truth.


A Tiny Whispering Sound

The Lord God said to Elijah, ” Go outside and stand on the mountain before the Lord; and I will be passing by.”  A strong and heavy wind was rending the moutains and crushing rocks before the Lord – but the Lord was not in the wind.  After the wind there was an earthquake – but the Lord was not in the earthquake.  After the earthquake, there was fire – but the Lord was not in the fire.  After the fire there was a tiny whispering sound.  When Elijah heard this, he hid his face in his cloak and stood at the entrance of the cave.  1 Kings 19: 11-13a

 Where have you been tempted to look for the voice of truth in crashing sounds and flashing lights?

Where are you taking time to listen to the tiny whispering sound of your truth?

Lauri Lumby

Authentic Freedom Ministries