Creating the World We Want to Live In

As the patriarchal world in its death throes becomes more and more divisive and more and more violent, I have become increasingly aware of the fact that THAT is a world I do not want to live in. I did not come here to fight or to hate my fellow human beings. I came here … Read moreCreating the World We Want to Live In

My Purpose is Love

Finding the new life on the other side of the loss. 2016 marks the end of a nine year cycle that began in 2007. For me, the theme of this cycle has been about endings – specifically, the end of my marriage and the end of my relationship with the Catholic Church.  Of course, both … Read moreMy Purpose is Love

Reflections on Being a Shadow Worker

The journey toward self-actualization is about coming to know ourselves….all of ourselves, and learning to love it all…especially the things that sometimes cause us pain. One of the things I have come to know about myself is that I am a Shadow Worker.  This gift has often caused me pain, especially when the reaction to … Read moreReflections on Being a Shadow Worker

Our Greatest Enemy

As we examine the seemingly increasing states of violence in the world (are they increasing…or does the media just make it look that way?), it is easy to point the finger of blame – it’s his fault, it’s her fault, it’s their fault.  We are quick to make other people the enemy when in fact, … Read moreOur Greatest Enemy

Conquering Co-Dependency – Learning to Love Ourselves

Today’s blog addresses the issue of co-dependency – the tendency to believe it is our job to make other people happy and that it is their job to make us happy in return.  Specifically, we explore the ways in which we are willing to give ourselves away in the hopes of earning another person’s love. … Read moreConquering Co-Dependency – Learning to Love Ourselves

Twin Flames and Soul Mates?

Everyday, several people arrive at my website seeking answers to questions about twin flames, soul mates, happily ever after.  Today, I want to respond to these questions directly….if for no other reason than perhaps to answer the question for myself. Once Upon a Dream Somewhere around twelve years ago, I had a dream that changed … Read moreTwin Flames and Soul Mates?

Falling in Love with Ourselves

Whether it is the midlife journey, the ascension journey or the just plain human journey, it seems to me that the goal is really one and the same.  The goal, is to fall in love with ourselves. Falling in love with ourselves, is referenced in one of my favorite prayers from one of my favorite … Read moreFalling in Love with Ourselves

Katherine T. Owen Reviews “Returning”

A heart-felt thank you to Katherine T. Owen, author of Be Loved Beloved, for her beautiful review of Returning – A Woman’s Midlife Journey to Herself.  You can learn more about Katherine through her website www.a-spiritual-journey-of-healing.com and through her bio (below.).  In Returning, A Woman’s Midlife Journey To Herself, Lauri Ann Lumby shares her journey of self-love and … Read moreKatherine T. Owen Reviews “Returning”

Replacing the Inner Critic with Love

Hi.  My name is Lauri.  I am a perfectionist, driven by my addiction to my inner critic.  I admit that I am powerless over my addiction to rejection and that because of this addiction, my life has become unmanageable.  I believe in a power greater than myself that can restore me to sanity.  I turn this … Read moreReplacing the Inner Critic with Love

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