Posted in New Kids, non-violence, Spiritual Direction, world changes

School Walkouts – Our Children Have Spoken

Yesterday, thousands of students across this great nation participated in school walkouts to honor the seventeen students and teachers killed in the Parkland school shooting and to protest gun violence.  Included in the walkout were the public schools of Oshkosh, WI where I live and which my children have attended and still attend.  At Oshkosh North High School, where my daughter graduated and where my son is currently a senior, hundreds of students lined the sidewalk in peaceful protest and solidarity.  Our children have spoken. They have lived in a culture defined by war and violence and they are asking for us to make a change….and if not us, then they will do something about it by voting in the upcoming elections.  I tip my hat to this great generation of visionaries who have grown weary of a nasty and violent world and who have made themselves known as a voice for non-violent social change.  Thank you!

Please watch the following interview with Brock Doemel a senior at Oshkosh North High School:  https://www.thenorthwestern.com/videos/news/2018/03/14/brock-doemel-discusses-oshkosh-north-walkout-protest/3292646

To participate as an agent of non-violent social change, please check out our Love Warriors community.  Learn more HERE. 

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Posted in Inspiration, Love Warriors, New World, world changes

Love Warriors – Sharing the Love

Please join us in turning our world from fear into love.  We can all be Love Warriors. Copy and save the memes below to your computer and then share liberally through your social media sites!  Please and thank you!

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Posted in building the new world, New World, world changes

Become an Agent of Non-Violent Social Change

Become an agent of non-violent social change.  Connect with a community of women, men and young people who are seeking to make a positive change in our culture and in our world. Be supported in making positive and effective change through civility practices. Learn how to support yourself and others in the practice of radical personal accountability. Discover and practice effective methods for conflict resolution. Explore effective methods for non-violent discussion and activism.  Be the change you want to see in the world. Be empowered in the use of your own unique gifts to change the world by healing the world.

Love Warriors – Agents of Non-Violent Social Change

Love Warriors is the fulfillment of the mission of Authentic Freedom Academy. After supporting the spiritual awakening and self-actualization of change agents, we empower you in fulfilling your personal mission of being a vessel through which Divine Love is made manifest in our world through your unique giftedness, specifically as an agent of positive, non-violent social change.

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Love Warriors Provides Support through:

  • Guidance and support through our online Love Warriors Basic Training course.
  • Ongoing inspiration and support through our Authentic Freedom Weekly newsletter.
  • Ongoing education through our online courses.
  • One-on-one mentoring/spiritual counseling.
  • An online community where we can connect, network with, and support each other.
  • Local and online Love Warrior events.

Love Warriors know:

  • Who they are.
  • Their place in the world.
  • What their gifts are and how they are being called to use these gifts for the sake of their own fulfillment and in service to the betterment of our world. 

Love Warriors is made up of:

  • Graduates of the Authentic Freedom Mastery Program and the Magdalene Priest/Priestess Training.
  • Women and Men from all educational and spiritually formative backgrounds who are committed to working for love and peace in our world using civil, non-violent means.
  • Young people who are looking for a place to explore their own calling, share their voice, and who may be looking for support in their own desire to work for positive change.
  • Anyone who feels called to support the efforts of non-violent social change.

Membership includes:

  • The Love Warrior online Basic Training course.
  • FREE access to the Authentic Freedom weekly newsletter.
  • Savings on individual online courses. (Authentic Freedom Mastery Program and the Magdalene Priest/Priestess Training are excluded from this offer.)
  • Exclusive Love Warrior content.
  • Access to the Private online community.
  • Ongoing resources and guidance as it becomes available.
  • Local and online Love Warrior gatherings and events.

Become a Love Warrior Today!

Click HERE to learn more and to become a member.

Why “warrior?”  Beyond military conflict, warrior is a word that represents courage, strength, persistence, tenacity and the willingness to take a risk – all qualities that are necessary in the work of peace and in helping to bring about positive, non-violent change.  YOU are a warrior for saying yes to this work and more importantly, for saying yes to the cause of love – the very purpose of your SOUL. 

Posted in Authentic Freedom, Authentic Freedom Academy

Mission Possible!

Our Mission:

Authentic Freedom Academy is a center for experiential education, supporting the transformation of human consciousness through the integration of Western psychology and Western Spirituality, equipping students to be agents of positive, non-violent change in the world.

We accomplish this mission through:

  • writing and publishing
  • one-on-one mentoring
  • local and online courses
  • on-going service to the community

 

Outer change begins with inner change.

Inner change begins with self-knowledge.

Self- Knowledge leads to self-actualization.

Self-actualized individuals, are inherently non-violent, cooperative and collaborative, and are naturally motivated to use their unique gifts in service to the betterment of the world.

 

Authentic Freedom™ is a trademarked protocol developed by Lauri Ann Lumby, OM, MATS, founder and director of Authentic Freedom Academy. Authentic Freedom™ integrates specific tools and practices of Western Psychology with those of Western Spirituality, resulting in a powerful process through which participants are supported in becoming self-actualized and are then empowered to share their unique giftedness in service to the betterment of the world.

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Specific Tools used in Authentic Freedom™:

  • Western, Eastern and Indigenous Mindfulness, Contemplation and Journey practices
  • The Spiritual Exercises and Rules of Discernment of St. Ignatius
  • Creativity Practices
  • The Myers-Briggs Personality Profile
  • The Enneagram Temperament Tool
  • The Spiritual/Personal Gifts Inventory
  • The Authentic Freedom™ protocol

 

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From Western Psychology, Authentic Freedom™ draws from:

  • Carl Jung’s creative imagination, archetype and shadow work
  • Abraham Maslow’s hierarchy of needs and theories of self-actualization
  • The humanistic theories and creativity practices of Carl and Natalie Rogers
  • The stages of spiritual development of James Fowler and John Westerhoff
  • Bill Plotkin’s development of the human Soul

From Western Spirituality, Authentic Freedom™ has its roots in the original teachings of Jesus* which were then formalized into the meditation, contemplation and service practices of Western Monasticism, specifically those favored in Benedictine, Franciscan, and Ignatian spirituality.

*The original teachings of Jesus are those rooted in the universal (and non-religious) call of love:

  • love of God (the God of your own understanding)
  • love of Self
  • love of Neighbor – recognizing that all of humanity is our neighbor

and then:

  • lived out through acts of compassion
  • working for justice

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What Authentic Freedom is not:

  • Authentic Freedom is not counseling.  Whereas counseling focuses on treating “disease” and supporting behavior modification and recovery, the focus in Authentic Freedom is self-awareness and deep, enduring transformation. Authentic Freedom may include the healing of old wounds and unresolved trauma, but it is accomplished through supporting deep, inner change.  In Authentic Freedom, anxiety, depression and panic attacks are not pathologized but are acknowledged as symptoms of the Soul longing for its fulfillment, symptoms that subside on their own the closer we get to the purpose of our Soul.
  • Authentic Freedom is not life-coaching.  While encouragement and support are a big part of Authentic Freedom, the emphasis is on personal responsibility, accountability and empowerment.  The goal of Authentic Freedom is that one day you will no longer need our services because you will have all the tools you need to fly on your own.

NOTE:  If you are under the care of a licensed therapist or life coach, you will find that Authentic Freedom complements this work by providing you with additional tools in support of your overall goals of self-care.

 

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