Posted in 6D, Authentic Freedom, Authentic Freedom Academy, Magic, Superheroes

What is Your Magic? 8 Week Series

Each and every one of us has been uniquely and creatively gifted to be a vessel through which LOVE is made manifest in our world.   In service to this unique giftedness, we have also been blessed with a certain kind of magic which allows these gifts to be used in service to the betterment of the world and in ways that are no less than miraculous.  In the Catholic tradition in which I was raised, this magic is referred to as charisms, known in other traditions as spiritual gifts or in the yogic tradition as siddhis.

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From the perspective of the Catholic tradition, The Catherine of Siena Institute has identified twenty-six charisms or spiritual gifts:

  • Administration
  • Celibacy
  • Craftsmanship
  • Discernment of Spirits
  • Encouragement
  • Evangelism
  • Faith
  • Giving
  • Healing
  • Helps
  • Hospitality
  • Intercessory Prayer
  • Knowledge
  • Leadership
  • Mercy
  • Missionary
  • Music
  • Pastoring
  • Prophecy
  • Service
  • Teaching
  • Voluntary Poverty
  • Wisdom
  • Writing
  • Speaking in Tongues
  • Interpretation of Tongues

A charism is not, however, to be confused with a gift or a talent.  Talents are something we learn.  Charisms are something with which we are endowed.  The mark of a true charism is in its effortless accomplishment and in its miraculous fruits.  When we are engaged in our charism, we find that the work of doing it is effortless and the results are far beyond what we know ourselves to be humanly capable of.  The reason for this is that when engaged in our charism, it is not ourselves who are doing the work, but God doing it through us.

If you are in the Fox Valley, WI area, join us for the next eight weeks while we explore the question, “What is your magic?” All part of the weekly Superhero Gatherings.  Choose from:

Monday 6:30 – 8:30 or Tuesdays 9:00 – 11:00 am

Authentic Freedom Academy

1103 School Ave. Oshkosh

Suggested Fee:  $20.00 per session

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What is Your Magic?

Authentic Freedom Academy

8 week special series:

Weeks of July 13 – August 31, 2015

(as part of our regular Superhero Gatherings)

Choose from two options:

Mondays 6:30 – 8:30 pm

or

Tuesdays 9:00 – 11:00 am

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Facilitated by Lauri Ann Lumby

Authentic Freedom Academy

1103 School Ave.  Oshkosh, WI

Suggested Fee:  $20.00 per session

Each and everyone of us has been Divinely blessed with our own unique giftedness so that we might enjoy a life of meaning and purpose for our own fulfillment and for the sake of the betterment of our world.  In this 8 week series, explore the charisms (spiritual gifts) that have been identified by traditional cultures and how you may be blessed and called to more fully utilize these gifts.  We call these gifts magic because the fruits of their use is far greater than what you imagine yourself to be capable of.

To learn more, contact Lauri Ann Lumby (920) 230-1313 or lauri@authenticfreedom.love. 

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We Have the Power to Change our World!

As violence, hatred, fear and ignorance continue to wrack our world, it is easy to forget that we are not powerless in the face of this violence.  I remember a great teacher once reminding us that where two or more are gathered – there is love.

WE HAVE THE POWER TO CHANGE OUR WORLD – first by healing the violence within ourselves, then by acting as a source of LOVE, PEACE, HARMONY in the world.  As we change ourselves, the world around us changes.  As we heal ourselves, we are motivated and empowered to work for LOVE.

JOIN US this week at the Superhero gatherings as we work for unity, peace, harmony and love – first within ourselves, then in the world.

Monday, June 29th  6:30 – 8:30 pm

Or

Tuesday, June 30th  9:00 – 11:00 am

Facilitated by Lauri Ann Lumby

At

Authentic Freedom Academy

1103 School Ave.

Oshkosh, WI

Suggested Donation:  $20.00

Learn more about the Superheroes HERE. 

If you can’t join us in person, set aside some time in the next few days to pray for peace in our world and an end to hatred, violence and fear.

And here is a beautiful prayer/song to bind it all.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EVGFCwvfxxE

 

Amen. Amen. Amen!

Posted in 6D, Authentic Freedom Academy, Education Reform, Empowerment, Magic, Spiritual Practices, Superheroes

10 Ways We Are Like Hogwarts!

Authentic Freedom Academy isn’t any old academic institution.  We don’t teach history or ‘rithmetic; instead, we offer programs and services in support of your journey of self-actualization.  The roots of our work are in education, psychology and spirituality and the pillars are mindfulness, creativity and active imagination.  The end result is transformation and empowerment.  No, this work isn’t for everyone….but it is for the strong and courageous, the brave and insane, and those who believe there is more to life than Kanye and Kim and what might be reported on Fox News.   In short, Authentic Freedom Academy is a lot like Hogwarts.  Let me show you how:

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1) Here there be MAGIC!

Life is a miracle and fantastically magical. Our desire is to help you see that magic!

2) We solemnly swear we are up to ALL GOOD!

To those attached to status quo, things as they are, a fearful, materialistic world, then it might look like we are entirely up to no good…….but for those with magic in their hearts and who can see past the illusion…..it’s all good!

3) Mischief Managed! Every day.

Giving you the tools you need to overcome the inner and perceived external obstacles to your own magical magnificence!

4) Platform 9 ¾:

The only way to get here is to close your eyes, point your luggage cart in the direction of that brick wall in front of you, run and TRUST.

5) Defense Against the Dark Arts:

Yes, there is darkness in our world. Fear too. We help you name those fears and give you tools for transcending them.

6) Lord Voldemort:

We all have an inner adversary – that voice of fear that keeps us small and seeks to keep us from the magical purpose for which we were born. We help you distinguish this voice from the voice of your Truth and give you tools for quieting “He who must not be named” so that you can hear the still, quiet, voice of your own SOUL.

7) Pensieve:

Through mindfulness, creativity and active imagination practices, we help you remember and retrieve the forgotten pieces of your Soul.

8) Fantastical Creatures:

Why can’t there be dragons, pixies, mermaids, talking pictures, griffins, giants and shapeshifters? In the world of magic….all things are possible….and everything we can imagine is here to teach us about ourselves. Here, we embrace them.

9) Professors McGonagall and Dumbledore:

Each and every person is uniquely gifted and called to be a source of love and transformation in the world. Our teachers and guides are here to help you find yours.

10) Harry Potter of course!

We all need our heroes – those who have gone before us in search of their inner treasure and who have found it. We look to the great spiritual teachers of our human (and non-human) past to learn how to get there!

To learn more about Authentic Freedom Academy, please contact our “Head Mistress” (wink!)  Lauri Ann Lumby lauri@authenticfreedom.love or (920) 230-1313.   Or….check out our weekly Superhero Gatherings and discover your magic!

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Posted in 6D, Authentic Freedom, Discernment, Divine Revelation, Magic, self-actualization, Spiritual Formation, Superheroes

What is Your Magic?

Each and every one of us has been uniquely and creatively gifted to be a vessel through which LOVE is made manifest in our world.   In service to this unique giftedness, we have also been blessed with a certain kind of magic which allows these gifts to be used in service to the betterment of the world and in ways that are no less than miraculous.

At Authentic Freedom Academy, we serve to help you uncover your own unique magic and we support you in overcoming the inner fears and perceived obstacles to living and sharing that magic in the world (aka self-actualization).

The weekly Superhero gatherings is one vehicle through which this support is made available to the Fox Valley, Oshkosh, Appleton, Fond du Lac, Neenah, Menasha, Omro, Winneconne, etc.

Please join us for this week’s Superhero Gathering where we will be exploring the question of YOUR MAGIC!  Using Shamanic Journeying techniques which empower us to engage our active imagination, we will access Divine guidance in response to the question:

What is MY MAGIC? 

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Please join us this week for:

Superhero Gatherings

Mondays 6:30 – 8:30 pm

or

Tuesdays 9:00 – 11:00 am

Suggested Fee:  $20.00

Posted in Authentic Freedom, self-actualization, Spiritual Formation

Transformational Education and Empowerment

Authentic Freedom Academy provides transformational education and empowerment for all ages – supporting the self-actualization of women, men and children, primarily based on the Authentic Freedom protocol developed by founder and director, Lauri Ann Lumby, OM, MATS.

Through our founder, Lauri Ann Lumby, trained teachers and mentors, you can enjoy the benefits of being supported in discovering the uniquely creative way in which you have been gifted to find meaning and purpose in life and empowered to transcend the doubts and fears that keep you from enjoying these gifts, ultimately using these gifts in service to the betterment of the world.

Course Offerings:

Authentic Freedom Academy offers a wide variety of courses through a variety of formats to fit your busy lifestyle.  On-going and upcoming courses include:

Superhero Community

Resurrecting the Magdalene

Happily Ever After – from co-dependency to the fulfillment of love.

Click on the title of the courses above to learn more.

Authentic Freedom Academy also provides training for those interested in joining our team as trained facilitators, teachers and mentors.

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Posted in End of the World Prophecies, Faith, Freedom, Lessons, Spiritual Practices, Superheroes, world changes

Surrendering to the Void – Superhero Report

Superhero Report – Week of March 15, 2015

Entering into the Void

During this week’s gatherings of the Superhero Academy, we explored the fruitful time we are now entering into….the time of the VOID.  Void time arrives after all the work has been done and the seeds planted and all we can do is WAIT.  The void is a time of both reward for work well done and preparation for the new life that is waiting to BURST FORTH…..interestingly….sometime around Easter this year (April 4-5).  While the Superhero Report is usually only available by subscription (SUBSCRIBE HERE subscribe botton

and also receive the weekly Authentic Freedom Virtual Church video service and meditation newsletter), I thought this so critical to where we are moving as a species, that I chose to make it available to all!  In celebration of the VOID time….I share with you two poems about entering into the VOID.  Enjoy!

 

Sitting in the Void

Copyright 2015 Lauri Ann Lumby 

Sitting in the void.

Quiet and Still.

Waiting for what has been to take root within…

Or quietly pass away.

 

Breathing.  Sighing.  Resting.

A seed in the soil

Where there is nothing else to do but

Wait…and allow.

Listening in the silence

For a trickle of rain,

The rush of the wind,

The warmth of the sun penetrating the earth.

Here in the darkness, there is nothing to see –

Only a wall of dirt  –  as in a grave.

 

In a grave that is not a grave,

Something unimaginable –

Wholely and completely new and unknown

Is waiting to be born.

 

As all at once a seed becomes a tree – so shall it be for me.

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 Time Standing Still

Copyright 2015  Lauri Ann Lumby 

 

What does one write when there are no poems to be written,

No words to be said,

No songs to be sung?

When all one can do is wait…

and watch

and wonder?

In this place where time is void.

When all that can be done has been done

And there’s nothing left to plan…

or strategize,

or figure out.

After the Universe exhales

And before She takes her next breath

Pressing pause –

Holding our breath

Almost afraid to breathe –

Not wanting to interrupt Universe’s creation

Knowing if a butterfly is removed too soon from its shell it will die –

Not desiring a similar fate for ourselves.

Joining with time where time is void and simply standing still.

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A Special Treat from Authentic Freedom Ministries

As a special treat for Authentic Freedom Virtual Church subscribers, I am sharing an excerpt from the sequel (as yet untitled) to Song of the Beloved – the Gospel According to Mary Magdalene.  (copyright Lauri Ann Lumby)

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Blood.  There was blood everywhere.  Blood and red.  The red of the Roman army’s uniforms and cloaks.  Cloaks of red flashing across my vision and with every passing, there was death.  Flashes of red revealing crosses that now lined every hill, every walkway.  Flashes of red and crosses where my Jewish brothers hung executed.  Zealots, I’siims, Sadducces, Pharisees, Priests, merchants, paupers.  The Romans had shown no discrimination and no mercy in their bloody rampage.  Power over power over power as women and children littered the ground – broken, bruised and bloody shells staring vacantly – pleading toward a god who showed them no mercy as their final breath was wrested from their bodies.  Red cloaks flashing as the Romans marched over the corpses of the massacred in their advance toward the temple.  The Jews had given their very lives for the sake of the temple.  Then, all I saw was flames.  Flames engulfing priests as they ran screaming from the tabernacle they had failed to defend, wondering where their god was who had promised to defend them.  Flashes of red as the magnificent temple crumbled beneath the Roman’s feet – now laying in a pile of rubble, bone, burning flesh all soaked in blood as the Romans planted the red flag of their victory.  Flashes of red as the flames eventually died out, the smoke dissipated and the dust settled, revealing flocks of carrion bird feasting on what remained of our people, while the surviving few offered a groaning lament to a god who had left them for dead.  My heart sank in the devastation I saw before me – piles of rubble and bone and ash awash in a sea of blood while the red flags of victory signaled the Roman conquest…..

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Posted in 6D, creativity, Divine Revelation, Empowerment, Magic, Superheroes, world changes

An Introduction to Divine Manifestation/6D Co-Creation – Superhero Report

Divine Manifestation, Divine Alchemy, Divine Magic – an Introduction

In this week’s Superhero Gathering, we began our discussion, exploration and learning about Divine Manifestation and Divine Alchemy (aka Magic).  The following reflection from one of the participants pretty much sums things up:

It is time for magic to begin, to keep my heart, our hearts alive, to bring heaven to earth and turn the debris of our lives that we mistook for a mistake and allow the Divine Alchemy to turn it into gold. The time for Divine Manifestation has arrived as we co create with Our Creator that which has been placed in our hearts, pruned, trimmed, fertilized, watered, tilled, deeply planted and rooted. It is time for fruition, blossoming bursting  joyous reaping of all that has been  laboriously, carefully, tearfully, confusingly, maddeningly sown. The Dark Night of the Soul now brought into the beautiful light of day.

As we hold out  our hands to receive, our faces to the sun to shine, our hearts expanded and open to all that has been promised and held sacred we co create the destiny that we have held in incubation for years awaiting this time of active birth, ownership and becoming!

The fullness , completion, the abundance has arrived and we have struck the gold in the humility of LOVE!

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In Coming Weeks

In the coming weeks, we will explore this topic of magic more closely. Included among future topics are:

  • Soul – defining and understanding Soul
  • Discernment – the process through which we distinguish the voice of God from the voice of our ego.
  • Temptation – how it will show up and how to navigate it.
  • Accessing 6D Consciousness
  • Understanding and utilizing the technology of 6D.
  • Manifesting our Soul’s Purpose
  • Experiencing Abundance and Prosperity in the work of our Soul.

 

Friendly Reminder:

Superhero Gatherings are offered:

Mondays 6:30 – 8:30 pm

Tuesdays 9:00 -11:00 am

Facilitated by and held in the home of Lauri Lumby

1103 School Ave.

Oshkosh

Suggested Donation $20.00

 

 

Posted in Divine Revelation, Empowerment, End of the World Prophecies, Freedom, Inspiration, Mystics, Oneness with God, Superheroes, teachers, world changes

The World is Finally Ready for Us – Superhero Report

Welcome to this week’s Superhero Report – a summary of the material and process covered at this week’s gathering of the Superhero Academy.  The theme this week is:  THE TIME FOR CHANGE IS NOW!  The world is finally ready for us to help heal and change the world.  And the healing….starts within ourselves.

(Please note, starting January 1, 2015, the Superhero Report, Agape’ Meditation Newsletter and Authentic Freedom Virtual Church services will be available by subscription only.  With the subscription, you receive all three for about the price of your weekly cappuccino.  Click HERE to subscribe, or use the Paypal link below.  Thank you)

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The Time is NOW!

If the flood of tears that has been coursing through my body this week (and the bodies of other sensitives I know) are any indication…..the world is on the brink of ENORMOUS change!  ENORMOUS change that I cannot even begin to describe and even if I had words for it, I don’t think they would do the change justice.  What I feel is a palpable, tangible, almost touchable mass, just outside our reach, but moving closer….or should I say it is just below the surface ready to EXPLODE!??  When I approach this mass, all I feel is a profound and overwhelming feeling of love….a love that is so big it is almost difficult to be near it….and maybe this is the cause for the tears.  What human can be in the presence of this kind of love?  Every kind of human – that’s who – when we allow ourselves to be freed and released of our own sense of unworthiness and the fears that arise out of this unworthiness.  Getting worthy is what the change is asking us to do….and the time for getting worthy is NOW!

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Getting Worthy

Getting worthy is not about appeasing some sort of angry, fickle, judgmental God.  No, getting worthy is about REMEMBERING the love that we already are and the love that we NEVER stopped being.  We are love…..always have been.  We just forgot.  And it is this forgetting that is the cause of the fear and suffering of the human condition.  And we are TIRED.  Tired of living in FEAR.  And the rest of the world is TIRED too!  This is where we come in.  Many of us (probably all who are reading this blog) have been doing the long, slow, sometimes treacherous work of UNRAVELING from fear….of remembering the love that we are and the love we always have been.  As we have been unraveling and remembering, we have been healed and transformed.  Transformed for what??????  To help make the world anew.  And the great news is that the world is finally ready for us.  Critical mass has been accomplished (think….”hundredth monkey”).  The world is TIRED of living in fear and is LONGING for a world that is rooted in something other than fear, manipulation and control.  The world is longing to feel worthy as we have allowed ourselves to feel worthy.

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Here’s How it Works

The change starts with us – taking responsibility for our own woundedness, anxieties, insecurities, compulsions, and fears.  Then, doing the work of healing and transforming these fears, etc. through mindfulness practices, prayer, creativity practices, healing protocols, etc.   Then….as we grow in our knowledge of the love that we are….that love ripples out into the world through us….waking people up and healing and changing the world.  The world is changed simply by our PRESENCE.  When we are love, others remember the love they are and either stay and grow in the knowledge of their own love….or they run away in fear.  And as we REMEMBER the love we are, we no longer take their running away as personal…..we allow them their fear and trust they will eventually find their way home.  It really is this simple.  We change…..and the world changes with us.

Really Good News for the Superheroes

And here is the really good news……the work that we have been doing is itself transforming.  What used to feel like WORK and used to be a struggle…..is suddenly becoming EASY.  Easy meaning WITH EASE.  The struggle is OVER.  No more is the work about fighting, or working hard, or making it happen, or striving, or pursuing, or accomplishing, or cajoling, or sacrifice, or suffering, or martyrdom, or PAIN, or AGONY.  Instead….it is about ease.  As Isaiah once said, “every mountain and hill shall be made low,” and they have been.  The tough work is over….the rest is to simply continue…continue remembering love and turning away from fear so that the world itself can be remembered into the love that it always has been and was intended to be.

The time is now…..to turn our own world from fear into love and in doing so, watching the rest of the world change with us!

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