Posted in End of the World Prophecies, New World, world changes

When Evil Comes Out to Play

9/1/20

Good morning sisters and brothers.  After a rough couple days, I awoke this morning feeling somewhat back to my abnormal self.  🙂  The energy for the past few days has been exceedingly disruptive and I found myself caught up in the yuk – not on purpose – I just couldn’t NOT feel the tremor of fear that raged across our planet.  A certain someone is supposed to pay a visit to Kenosha, Wisconsin today and there is much trepidation about the increasing division that his words might ignite.  I am roughly 100 miles from Kenosha, in Oshkosh, WI so the anxiety is palpable.

This anxiety is simply one more symptom in a long line of symptoms of our dying world.  That which has been hiding in the shadows (racism, classism, supremacy cults, the dark web, organized hate groups, violence, hatred, ignorance, etc. etc. etc.) continues to come out to be seen and it is HORRIBLE.  The potential for evil that dwells within humanity is appearing to be infinite.  And for those “of the good,” IT IS EXHAUSTING and disheartening.

In the face of all this evil, it is good to remember, this is nothing new!  This evil and hatred for “the (perceived) other” has always been present.  We simply live at a time that has fed these evils and that has allowed them to thrive – albeit in the darkness. Then a few years back something happened that invited them all to come out and play – and be seen.  On many days, it seems as if a war is waging in the heavens between “the evil” and “the good” and we are the unwitting pawns in this game. I can assure you, such is not the case, but knowing this doesn’t change how it feels.  We are definitely experiencing the depths of the YUK.  The sad thing is that this is a YUK of our own making and has absolutely nothing to do with that which some might call “God.”

This is why I often say, “Human beings suck.  I’m glad I’m not one of them.”  I say this (somewhat) tongue in cheek – but in many ways this is true.  Human beings, while perfect as Divine creations, are also broken and flawed.  Broken by the original wound of separation and then further broken by other wounded human beings.  We are all wounded in some way – some are simply wounded more than others.  What we call “evil” is the consequence of unacknowledged and unhealed brokenness.  This means that the “evil” can be healed.

When I look out over our broken world and ponder the healing of all this evil, I become overwhelmed and shutdown.  It seems an impossible task.  (It is an impossible task) I have learned that the world is not mine to heal.  I used to think it was, but not anymore.  I have come to understand that the only person we can truly heal is OURSELVES.  Part of healing ourselves includes letting go of all the things outside of ourselves we believe we are responsible for healing.  Like the story of the oxygen masks on airplanes.  If the plane is going down, you have to grab your own mask first before helping your neighbor with theirs.

Saving ourselves does not mean we do not have compassion for our dying world.  Neither does it mean we refuse assistance for those seeking help.  We help the world heal itself by first healing ourselves.  As we do this, those close to us begin to heal and transform.  The more authentic and whole we are with ourselves, the more those around us feel safe to do the same.  This healing begins to ripple out from us to the people we meet, the encounters we have in the world and the gifts we share with those who are ready to receive.  Saving the world begins by saving ourselves and keeping the focus on our own healing and wellbeing.  The rest simply unfolds from there.

This doesn’t mean that Lauri Lumby in Oshkosh Wisconsin by her simple acts of kindness will get a white supremacist to lay down his gun, but it might inspire the next generation to look for non-violent ways to resolve perceived conflict, or to work to eradicate the social injustices that inspire hate in the first place.  At the end of the day, all the angry voices are simply people who did not feel seen or heard somewhere along the way or who did not get their basic needs for food, clothing, shelter, safety and love adequately met.  Angry and hateful people are simply very sad people in disguise.

As the world (as we have known it) continues in its death march, growing louder and more angry as it reaches its ultimate demise, we would do well for ourselves to remember a few things:

 

  • Keep our head down!
  • Stay out of the fray!
  • Heal ourself!
  • Care for our own!
  • When tempted to meet hate with hate, remember the deep woundedness that created all this evil and PRAY FOR THEM!

 

When facing times like these, I find myself drawn back to my Catholic roots, especially to the intercession (support) of the saints.  Mother Mary, in particular is one I turn to.  When invoking her support, I pray these words.  Perhaps you will feel inspired to do the same:

 

Hail Mary, Full of Grace.

Love is with you.

Blessed art thou among women

And Blessed is the fruit of your Love.

Holy Mary, Mother of Love.

Pray for us.

Now and at the hour or our death.

Amen.

Posted in New World, world changes

Mercy for the Dying World

The world as we have known it is dying.  After 5000+ years of patriarchal reign, the world built on fear, power and control is imploding upon itself.   The symptoms of this death are everywhere to be seen by those who have eyes to see – increasing prejudice, hatred and divisiveness, a rapidly growing gap between those who have and those who have not, increasing violence, rampant corruption, greed, gluttony, over consumption and the most obvious of all symptoms – the revelation of deceit.  The veil has been torn away and we are able to see clearly all the lies we’ve been told and the deceptions that have been played – all for the sake of power and control. Playing out on a global scale, the world as we have known it is dying and the death the symptoms of this death are evident in every single hierarchical institution created by man – religion, government, corporations, banking, healthcare, and education.

While the dying out of the old system is global, it is playing out in our own little worlds as well. In the tiny little town of Oshkosh, Wisconsin where I reside, for example, the death of the current educational system is happening in real time. Underfunded and over-challenged, our tiny little community is trying to figure out how to get blood from a turnip and (as always) it will be the vulnerable among us who will suffer.  Those with means will always find a way to coerce an outcome favorable to them and have the available resources for navigating change.  The same is not true for the poor or for the otherwise vulnerable (powerless) in our community.  As a social justice advocate, I find myself in the throes of “the battle” while simultaneously understanding that what we are experiencing in Oshkosh is simply a microcosm of the macrocosm and another symptom of a dying world.  We can do our best to support the needs of the vulnerable (ie: protect our children and the teachers who are trying to serve them), but we cannot prevent the system’s inevitable death.

Yes.  Death is inevitable.  By its design, the systems of fear, power and control that rule our world are unsustainable and after 5000 years, we have reached that point of critical mass.  It is time for the house of cards to fall – and falling it is.  If you want to see the fall playing out in real time, just watch a few minutes of the impeachment hearings (rolling my eyeballs out of my head!). Our dying systems cannot be saved.  As is true of all life forms, there comes a point where death is not only inevitable, it becomes an act of mercy.

In the face of these deaths, mercy is our calling.  We can be witness to the dying world, but we cannot save it.  Any attempts to do so would only prolong the suffering. We can be hospice for the dying – offering comfort, counsel, a listening ear and a compassionate heart as the dying struggle through their fears and their attachment to what has been.  We can also be hope for the dying – offering a vision of a new world that is not yet known. We can be promise for the dying – assuring them that in every death is the promise of new life.  Our final act of mercy will be sitting vigil with the dying institutions while those who are here to build the new world are finally free to complete the task they came here to perform, no longer hindered by the weight of a dying world.

 

 

Posted in End of the World Prophecies, world changes

5.39 billion standing at the ready and quietly bringing forth the new world.

In this post I share what came through in our monthly Authentic Freedom (dot) Love ZOOM gathering.  As the fearful and vocal minority hasten the destruction of the world based in fear, power and control, the 5.39 billion majority are standing at the ready quietly bringing forth the new world.

 

We spoke last night of all the violence and hatred in our world, along with the inverted distribution of power.  The 1% of the 1% seemingly making all the decisions and getting rich off these decisions while the rest of the world suffers. It is like a pyramid with a shiny gold tip – where the power brokers live and plan while the rest of us (the other 99% of the pyramid) work to make them rich. The collective outcry in all of this is “I didn’t vote for this” – meaning NO ONE wants to see the destruction of education, increasing limits on access to healthcare, and most of all – NO ONE wants to go to war.

Sadly, the latter is where we seem to be headed. Not because any of us want it – but because that shiny gold tip of the pyramid gets rich off of war – war is a HUGE money maker – for those who hold the gold and therefore are making the rules.

BUT – as we discussed last night, this is only the part we are being shown. The loud distractions and outcries of a dying system clinging to what (they think) is left of their power. Creating conflict where there is none. Directing the media focus toward “bad news” while filling our bodies with numbing foods and our sight with what “they” want us to believe is the American Ideal. For those of us who are awake, there is no one we are interested in “Keeping up with” but ourselves. And yet, as was once said about Kramer’s portrait on Seinfeld, “It is loathsome and hideous, and yet I cannot look away.”

This is what they want us to see. This is what the sleeping masses are choosing to see. And yet, this vocal minority is just this – the vocal minority. While the dying system clings to what is left of their power (the ability to make people afraid through the media), 99% (well, at least 70%) of us (the bottom of the pyramid) are awake, aware, and quietly doing our work to build the new world that will come forth out of the ash of the old world once it finally dies! AMEN!

Our children are doing their part as well. As I met with the “magical children” yesterday afternoon, I was reminded that they SEE the world. They SEE through the bullshit and they are quietly observing everything that is wrong with the current world and how they will choose otherwise when it is finally their turn.

I can tell you THEY CANNOT WAIT for it to be their turn. They already know what their world will look like – access to quality education (including college) for all, an end to prejudice and injustice, universal healthcare, and no more war.

 

Where the old world sees and seeks out conflict, our youth are seeking understanding.

 

They (the ones I know anyway) were born in a state of unity consciousness – seeing no separation between race, religion, sexual orientation, etc. They see all people as one and do not understand why the rest of the world cannot figure this out. Sounds familiar, right!?

Children change the world

 

We know our mission. We know why we are here. We are here to bear witness to the dying world and to hold the space in which the new world can be planted, take root and grow. The miracle in all of this is that much of our “work” is already done, and so much more is being done. Yet to the dying world – WE ARE INVISIBLE! As we learned last night, THIS IS ON PURPOSE. Our work is being veiled. We are being protected. We and our efforts are only being seen by those who are able to see. To the rest of the world, it’s almost like we do not exist – or at the very least we are looked upon as insane, and therefore irrelevant. But we are not irrelevant and we are here. In fact – WE ARE THE MAJORITY. As the 1% work on destroying themselves, we are quietly, peacefully, subversively planting the seeds for a new world. When we look at our world through this lens, our efforts are evident and in many cases, bearing fruit. If I’m being conservative, that is 70% of 7.7 billion –

 

5.39 billion standing at the ready and quietly bringing forth the new world.

 

Not insane.

Not irrelevant.

And critically important for the survival of the human race.

 

Thank you my sisters and brothers for doing your part in bringing forth the new world – most commonly just by your very presence. It’s most often not what we do that is causing the change – it is simply who we are. Thank you!

 

Love,

Lauri

 

 

Posted in Inspiration, world changes

The Grand Test

(rated PG)

This is the grand test. If you, like me and like all those to whom I minister, and my brothers and sisters on this journey) are here to support the birth of a new world…..things are getting INTENSE!  If we thought it has been rough before…..hang on to your hats!  This, as they say, is where the rubber meets the road. And it is entirely (in the worlds (words) of one of my mentors, Lauren C. Gorgo), “an inside job.”

It goes something like this:

  • Shit happens.
  • We find ourselves triggered (fear, anxiety, anger, rage, self-righteousness, grief, overwhelm, helplessness) by the shit.
  • Then we DO something about the shit.

BUT….it is not about going “out there” to change things. Oh no! It is about going WITHIN to identify the unhealed wound in ourselves that is being triggered by the shit “out there.” Then it is about doing the work we have practiced soooooo long to heal and transform that wound.  Meditation.  Prayer.  Chanting. Reiki. Shamanic healing practices. Movement. Journaling.  Etc. etc. etc.  Now it is time to get out all of our tools and USE THEM to heal ourselves.

Then as soon as we heal one wound, another shows up to take its place. This current cycle of transformation is RELENTLESS.  It keeps coming and when we think we can breathe a sigh of relief, it comes again. This is the real shit!

The energy is relentless because time is of the essence. We are quickly approaching the death of the old world paradigm and the new world is getting ready to take its place.

But it sure doesn’t feel like the promise of new life right now. It feels like death….because that is exactly what it is.  The death of the patriarchy and of all of humanity’s wounds related to patriarchal fear, power and control.  We are transforming these wounds within ourselves – not only for ourselves, but for the sake of the whole entire world.  It is like Christian theologians say about Jesus – “he took on the sins of the world and died for the sake of those sins.”  Personally, I no longer belief that Jesus died for our sins as some sort of sacrifice, but when put in the context of transformation, I can see how this is true.  In moving through his own pain and fear of separation and transforming that in the resurrection, he did the same for all of humanity.

This is what we too are called to do. Again, not as a sacrifice….but in saving ourselves, we are supporting the salvation of our world.  When we heal ourselves of our patriarchal wounds, we are supporting others in the same healing.  Soon, the patriarchy will no longer have the power to trigger our fears and our fears have been healed.

BUT….knowing all this does not make this RELENTLESS Intensity any better. It is excruciating.  Jesus Christ, it is hard.  And yet, the only way out is through.

This is the grand test. It is the Universe (our Soul) asking us again, “Are you sure you’re up for this?  Wouldn’t you rather just fold and go back to the life of blissful ignorance you enjoyed before waking up to your Divine gifts and calling?”  On many days, I can assure you I want to say yes to blissful ignorance.  But as soon as I think that’s the choice I’m going to make, my SOUL steps in on my behalf and pulls me back onto the path.  It seems, we don’t really get to say no.  Like it or not, we are here for a reason.  We signed up for this.  We don’t get to quit.  (dammit!)

So brothers and sisters – put on your big girl/boy panties. Tighten your boot straps and get to work.  Stay true to your path and do not let the “devil” take you from your path.  We are in this together and if you forget this truth….reach out to those you know who LOVE YOU, who value your gifts, who appreciate your vulnerability and who will hold you in your fear, anguish and pain until you are ready to once again hold yourself.  YOU ARE NOT ALONE!

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When All You Want to do is Cry

For 53 years, the last 26 especially, I have waved the banner of peace, love and joy; truly believing that our world could be a better place and we might actually have a role to play in making it a better place. Not only did I believe we had a role to play, but that we indeed have a responsibility, along with the ability to make a positive change.  As it is said in a recent meme that’s been floating around cyberspace:

God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change

and the courage to change the things I can.

I still believe that we have the responsibility to change our world. The problem is 1) I sometimes wonder if people give a shit and 2) I’m beginning to wonder how much power we actually have to facilitate change.

Problem #1: People not giving a shit!

Gandhi said it well, “BE the change you want to see in the world.” He went on to say that change starts within.  Martin Luther King, Jr. said the same thing….as did Jesus (“the kingdom of God is within.”).  For the majority of the past 25 years, I have created and facilitated processes and programs to assist people in making that inner change – moving away from the fears, false perceptions and ego attachments that might otherwise be a hindrance to their knowledge of their true nature which is LOVE.  When we know that we are love, we are peaceful and content, accepting of others, tolerant (more than tolerant, welcoming) of diversity, generous, kind, welcoming of others, able to share our resources, and concerned less about our own selfish needs, and more about the needs of the common good.

Herein lays the source of the “people not giving a shit” problem. In order to change within, we have to change without.  We can no longer go around gathering up everything we can for our own selfish needs; we can no longer step on or over the bones of those who have less in our quest for MORE; we can no longer turn a blind eye to those in need; and we can no longer discriminate against other human beings by calling them lazy, ignorant or sinful.  If we are love….EVERYONE is love.  And that means everyone.  We no longer get to stand on our superiority as Americans, or White, or Male, or Straight, or Christian, or any other title we give ourselves that makes us feel better than anyone else.

But human beings LOVE being special, privileged, above, better than, separate in every way we possibly can be. Hence our current divide:  rich/poor, straight/gay, Christian/other, Republican/Democrat, Hardworking/ Lazy, Legal/illegal alien.  When we paint ourselves into our corner of privilege, we get to justify our non-loving actions toward others.  And we don’t have to look very far to see how much of an asshole we have become…and how we have “benefitted.”  And we do not want to give that up.

Which brings me back to my point. People do not give a shit.

They do not want to change their inner being because of what they might have to give up in the process…or worse, what they might have to DO.  

Read my article on collective sloth HERE.

Problem #2: I’m no longer sure we have the power to change.

This makes me excruciatingly sad. As I watch the news and the ongoing disintegration of our society I am shocked….and a little bit afraid.  While I refuse to give into fear, I often wonder, WHO IS REALLY IN CHARGE???????  It is clearly not the American people.  It is definitely not our “elected” officials who stand by in silence as the shit show just gets more and more bizarre (with the possible exception of Elizabeth Warren….thank you Elizabeth for NOT BACKING DOWN).  Again, it seems our representatives are not representing the American people, but are only representing those who paid for their elections.  And then there’s that man who our media keeps calling our president.  I didn’t vote for him (though I’m not sure Hillary would have been any better).  Everyday as the shenanigans escalate I scratch my head and ask, “WTFing F” and I have seriously run out of expletives to communicate the confusion, rage, disgust, frustration, anger, etc. etc. etc. over the unbridled behavior of a toddler in the White House.  I don’t get it.  How did we get here?????   Who got us here?  AND WHY?????  Clearly we are not in charge, and if we are not in charge, then what power do we actually have to support and facilitate change?

This brings me to only wanting to cry. I find I have no other response to what is happening in our society.  For 26 years I’ve tried to be a voice/vessel/force for positive/loving change.  But I have nothing left.  From the highest perspective I understand what is happening (the death of the patriarchy), but I’m tired.  Jesus tried for three years…I’ve tried for more than thirty.  I’m done trying. If you are one of those who wants to do the work of changing within so that you can be a vessel of positive loving change in the world, you know where to find me.  In the meantime, I’m just going to be here grieving for our dying world and trying my best just to be love.

Posted in building the new world, women, world changes

Feminine Rage

Yesterday while sharing on Facebook the cavalcade of emotions that have been running through my body of late (anxiety, panic, deep grief, depression, paralysis, irritability, all-out rage), it seems I hit a nerve.  An outpouring of women responded with similar feelings.  Yes, all who responded are empathic and sensitive to the energies of the world, but beyond this, I believe we were speaking from the place of our own disgust, disappointment, hurt, frustration, feelings of helplessness, impatience and flat out anger over the state of the world in which we are living.

The way our world is today SUCKS.  As women (along with the men who are walking the way of the Divine with us) we know there is a better way and we are DAMN tired of being ignored, threatened, silenced, put down, punished, beaten, raped and even killed for speaking and trying to live what we know.  We KNOW that the hierarchical/patriarchal world based in fear, power and control doesn’t work.

We also know that that world is in the midst of its own collapse and that a new world is seeking to be born.  We know what the new world looks like and how to build it, if ANYONE WOULD LET US SPEAK!

Instead, we’re accused of being crazy, shit-disturbers, heretics, blasphemers, witches and whores for carrying the vision of a better, more loving, kinder, gentler world.  Or worse, we’ve been patted on the head for having such silly, frivolous visions, because “everyone knows the only way to live in this world is through force, conflict, violence and war….it’s always been this way and it will never change.”  To this we say BULLSHIT!

We know that it has not always been this way.  We know that is doesn’t have to remain this way.  Deep in the center of our beings (and in the center of YOUR being if you are paying attention), we know there is another way.

For where has this hierarchical/patriarchal/capitalistic/consumeristic world gotten us?  It has gotten us to exactly where we are today, “enjoying” a world in which for everyone but the 1% of the 1%, everything SUCKS!

  • The world itself is dying from the violence we have done to her.
  • We live under the constant threat of global war.
  • We are living in a constant state of war right here on our own shores!  The violence we are waging against each other is worse than any terrorism that might come from a foreign shore.
  • Millions of people are without access to quality healthcare.
  • Education is dying.
  • Millions of people are starving, homeless, struggling just for basic subsistence.
  • Our economy sucks.  Billions of people are in debt and will likely never recover from that debt.
  • Despite what the news says, unemployment and underemployment are more than serious concerns.

I could go on and on, but you get the gist.  There are no benefits in a world based in fear, power and control unless you are the one in the position of power.  As women we know that not one among those few are women.  For people of color, the realization is even more dire, for not only are there no women holding these positions of power, there are no men.

Again, we know a better way.  But, we live in a world where no one cares to listen.

First among those who are deaf to our pleas are those who benefit from the current culture of fear, power and control – rich, white men and those living under the umbrella of their privilege.

Second are those who know things are bad, who feel the sense of unease over the current state of the world, but who choose to look away lest they be called on to do something about it.

Third are those who feel the extent of their powerlessness and have become paralyzed by a culture which has made them this way – the poor, immigrants, people of color, those who have become marginalized because of their ancestry, gender, orientation, religion, etc.

This is why we are pissed!  We are tired of living in a world rooted in fear, power and control where only those who hold the gold make the rules and only those in power benefit.  We are tired of living in a world defined by conflict and violence.  We are sick to death of living in a world where our value is determined by what we have produced, how much money we make, our position of status or power.  As women, we are tired of being valued only for what we do for (or how we look on the arm of ) our men.  We are sick of cultures and systems that do not value the sacred earth on which we live – the very planet upon which we are dependent for our survival.  We are tired of living in fear.  We are tired of having to scream, shout, beg for our own needs to be met and the needs of our children – basic human needs for food, clothing, shelter, access to quality healthcare, a good education, meaningful work and GODDAMNIT…..SUPPORT!  We cannot do this alone and we are damn sick of doing it alone!  Women are pissed and we have a damn good reason for being pissed!

We are tired of not being valued for our uniquely feminine way of moving about this world.  We long for a world free of violence, hatred, ignorance, fear and separation.  We long for a world where every human being is honored and valued for who they are as uniquely gifted individuals.  We cry out for a world that supports (rather than tearing down) people in knowing what their unique gifts are and for a world that empowers them to live that out.  We yearn for a world where things are gentle – where we can walk softly upon this earth and find that tender balance between nurturing ourselves and our own needs, enjoying the company of family and friends, meaningful work, and exuberant play.  We crave beauty.  We want opportunities for learning.  We want to be happy, healthy and whole.  Sadly, none of this is possible in the current world we are living unless you are one of the privileged few.  And the privileged few and those who benefit from the world they have created want us to believe that this vision we hold of a kinder, gentler world are simply the ravings of a mad woman.

Damn right we are mad!  And it’s likely that you should be too!  Is this seriously the world you want to live in?  If not, goddamn it, DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT!  Put the energy of that rage into action. Start working for change.  POSITIVE, NON-VIOLENT change.  Gather those of like mind.  Support each other is speaking and acting out.  Uplift each other for your unique gifts.  Do the world of BEING and LIVING love in our world.  Because, if you/we don’t do it…..who will?

 

 

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

Mission Accomplished – a message of hope and love

My dear, beloved, brothers and sisters.

As we enter into this new year and this new era…we have finally arrived at the purpose for which all that has past will prove helpful.

We came to this planet to be light.

Through struggle and hardship, we have found our light.

By moving through societal conditioning, and all the other lies that say we aren’t “good enough” or that there’s something wrong with us, we have found ourselves – we have found our SOUL.

Our SOUL – the magnificent divine angelic beatific presence of who we are.

 

We are love.

star-heart-comet

 

With gentle hearts that have been made strong through the burden of heartbreak.

Our own Sacred Hearts and Immaculate Hearts – hearts broken and bleeding bringing forth abundant beauty.

We have succeeded where others have failed.

We have survived the 3D world. (not without a few scrapes and bruises!)

Our Souls have been brought forth through the pain, the rejection, the disappointment, the deep and profound loneliness and the longing for communion.

And in this longing, we have found each other.

sacred-heart-immaculate-heart

Until now, our light has been hidden as we have nurtured, cultivated, honed our magic and our true divine gift.

Our magic and our gift are the same.

And they are

LOVE.

 

Our purpose on this plane is LOVE.  Our mission is to be that love. And to be that love in every way that is possible.

Period.

 

We made it through hell so that together, we can show others the way when the world they have known begins to crumble.

We are that light.

We are the lifeboats that will take them to the other shore.

This is what we came here for.

Our time is now.

taking care

 

 

 

Posted in Authentic Freedom, Authentic Freedom Academy, Being Human, End of the World Prophecies, Mystics, New Kids, New World, world changes

Our Children Need Our Help!

Yesterday I fielded a slew of phone calls, text messages and Facebook notifications from parents concerned for their children. An “unconfirmed threat” (News story HERE) was leveled against the local high schools and the school district responded by closing the schools, insuring our children’s safety while the proper authorities researched the threat and resolved the issue (which they eventually did).

Was the threat real? Were our children in danger?  Perhaps.  But more concerning is the fact that this happened in the first place.  These kinds of situations are symptoms of larger issues, coming out sideways.  Our children are smack dab in the middle of it, living and trying to survive in a world that doesn’t feel safe.

Our children need our help!

childrensavethe-world-meme

I have spoken at length about the societal issues that are causing our children distress. (HERE.)  Now I want to speak about our children themselves and what it is about them that make them especially vulnerable to anxiety, depression, anger, and all of symptoms of a world gone awry.

Our children were born into this world as kind, sensitive, loving, beings who came here with a mission. They are here for the purpose of building a new world – a world built on love, compassion, appreciation of diversity, peace, collaboration and harmony. This is the world that they KNOW in their hearts and the world they hoped would welcome them.  Instead, they found themselves waking up to a world at war, where fear rules, where those in power rule through fear, where diversity is not honored, where differences are demonized, where hatred reigns and where people are afraid.

To our sensitive and loving children, this world does not feel safe (it shouldn’t feel safe to us either….if it does, perhaps we should take another look). Not only do they feel unsafe in this world, the world they know in their hearts has made them ill-equipped for survival on this planet.  As such, many of our children struggle with sensitivities – food, environmental toxins, certain scents, textures of certain foods, the air itself, fabric, anything synthetic, the environments in which they find themselves (school, daycare, work, etc.).  Many are sensitive to light and sound, even temperature and weather.

Beyond the obvious material sensitivities, our children are also empaths. Empaths are human beings who are sensitive to the emotions of the people around them, the environment in which they find themselves, and for some, the world.  Not only are they experiencing their own anxiety in the face of a world that does not feel safe, they are feeling EVERYONE ELSE’s anxiety.  Without proper guidance and support in how to manage these feelings, that aren’t even their own, our children feel overwhelmed and many shut down.

Now, let me offer a little metaphor that might help us to better understand our children:

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Imagine, just for a moment, that our children are not from here. Imagine that their origin is a beautiful planet where there is only love. Where people have learned to live in harmony with one another, where diversity is honored as sacred, where each person is acknowledged and honored for their unique gifts and what they bring to the whole.  Theirs is a world where people work together for the common good, and where all decisions are made on behalf of the all.  Nature is honored as beautiful and sacred as it is the Divine breathing into them through the grasses, trees, the flowers are the face of the Divine and the air is the Divine’s embrace.  In this world, everything is as the Divine made it and nothing has been tampered with by man’s selfish designs.  The air is clean and pure.  All water is safe to drink.  The soil is rich with minerals and nutrients. Medicine comes from the earth.  The elders are the guides of the community.  Children are the promise of generations to come.  They live in harmony with their planet and everything that dwells on it.  They receive what they need to survive and to thrive because everyone works together and knows now to share.  Nothing is wasted and everything that isn’t used is given back to the earth. 

Then imagine that the air they breathe on their home and the gravity there differs from this planet. On their planet, things are lighter and when they walk, it feels as if they are walking on air. 

Finally, imagine that they were sent here without their moon suits. They cannot breathe properly.  They are not being protected from the harsh environment that is so unlike their own. Because of the gravitational difference, which makes walking on this planet feel as if they are walking through lead, they are left feeling worn out, exhausted and tired.  Our children have had to slowly learn how to acclimate to this planet without the proper supports. Some have been successful.  Many have not.  🙁

There is, however, a happy ending for those children, if we allow it. This world NEEDS these children, their unique sensitivities and their unique gifts so that we can come back from the hole we have dug for ourselves.  They are indeed here to help us build the new world.  They already know what it looks and feels like.  We just need to get out of their way and support them while they are doing it.

In the meantime, as parents, it is our job to see our children for who they are. To ask them what they are feeling and what they need to navigate this strange world they were born into.  It is our job to seek out support when we have exhausted our own efforts, or rather, before we have.  And most importantly, we need to do the same for ourselves – because the children who came here to change our world, were born from parents who came here to do the same.  Let’s get on with it, shall we?

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Authentic Freedom Academy offers services and support for those who are here to help build the new world and who are called to provide hospice to the old world as it is dying.  Our mission is to turn our world from fear into love.  Check out our online classes and consider a private session with Lauri Ann Lumby for individualized, one-on-one support.  Family services are also available. Email Lauri Lumby at lauri@authenticfreedom.love or call (920) 230-1313 for more information.

 

Posted in detachment, Inspiration, Lessons, world changes

Resting in the Unknown

December 26, 2016, and we are at a powerful place of transition as a culture, as a species, as a world. 2016 is drawing to a close (THANK GOD!), and a new year, a new age, a new world is dawning.

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We just don’t yet know what that new world will look like. We can hazard a few guesses – there will be a multitude of changes and many will choose fear in the face of these changes, especially those changes that bring endings and even death.  But in the midst of what some might call “fearful,” there also exists the promise of magnificent and magical things trying to be born into our world.

As change is our greatest fear as human beings (we fear it even more than death), this is a tenuous time, especially as we grasp after the illusion of surety in the face of cataclysmic change. We want to control the journey.  We want to know what is happening, where we are going and our role in all of this.  We want to know how these changes will affect us.  And we want to know all of it NOW!  We are not a patient species.

The thing is, we don’t get to know! We will only know it as it shows up, and even then, we might only get a glimpse.  We will grasp after labels and the illusion of a final decision, only to have it ripped from our clutches.  So, what are we to do in a time of such enormous change?

NOTHING.

Yep, you heard it right. To quote a Course in Miracles, “We need do nothing.”  There is literally nothing we can, should or ought to be doing EXCEPT resting in the unknown as the old life comes to an end and the seeds of new life begin to find their roots.  Our job is to rest. To wait. To simply be.  Allowing the old to pass from our sight and the new to step forth into its place.  Here, we are resting in the unknown.

And BOY will we be UNCOMFORTABLE! We have been conditioned to be afraid when we are not in control.  We grow restless, impatient, anxious, worried.  When these emotions arise, it is even more critical that we DO NOTHING.  Acting out of fear only brings more fear, so don’t!  Sit with the discomfort.  Be with your restlessness, boredom, anxiousness, worry and fear.  Discipline yourself to BE not Do and as you are busy doing nothing, that which is coming into being will have the room, the space, the freedom (from your controlling hands) and the safety to come into the world on its own.  Much in the same way that a baby comes into the world on its own (when a birth is difficult, it is not the baby that is the problem), so too will the new life that is coming into the world through us.

Rest in the unknown and you will be thrilled at what comes forth – all on its own!

Posted in Authentic Freedom, Authentic Freedom Academy, Christ Consciousness, divine mother, Divine Revelation, Empowerment, End of the World Prophecies, Inspiration, Jesus, Mystics, New World, self-actualization, Spiritual Formation, world changes

Blessed Are You Who Believed

As a child, I was granted a vision. The vision was the herald of “the end of the world,” along with the promise that this ending was not set in stone, but could be thwarted, or rather, re-directed through the accomplishment of one simple task.  The task, however, proved not to be so simple.  In the dream, this task was symbolized by the command to “gather your friends, dig up Lincoln’s bones (as in former President), and restore them to their rightful place.”

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As I reflect on this dream in light of what we, as an American culture, and as a world, have undergone in the dreadful year of 2016, the dream makes total sense. If we, as a culture, and a world, continue to stray from the nobility, integrity, authenticity, honesty, and righteousness symbolized by our 16th President, we shall certainly manifest our own demise.  For me, the dream becomes especially potent as we approach the passing of the baton from President Barack Obama, (who for me, more than any recent president has represented the Lincoln archetype) to Donald Trump.  To say that this is a volatile time in our history would be an understatement.  In my lifetime, it has never been more critical that we “gather our friends” and “restore Lincoln’s bones” to their rightful place.

But what does THAT mean? This is where the 40+ years since the vision prove to be helpful, especially those since 1993 when the red brick flew through the air and hit be between the eyeballs – waking me up to my mission and purpose in this life. This mission is nothing short of bringing heaven to earth!  (No small goals here!)

What does THAT mean? In short, it is doing what Jesus did – discovering my own Oneness with the Divine and in that Oneness finding my unique gifts and call, and through these gifts and call, finding meaning and purpose in my life.  Then, showing others how to do the same.  Abraham Maslow called this process self-actualization.  Carl Jung called it individuation.  New-agers call it ascension. By whatever name you call it, the process is the same – asking and then finding the answer to the questions:

  • Who am I?
  • Where do I find that place of inner peace, connection and contentment?
  • What are my gifts and how am I being called to use them?

What does this have to do with Lincoln’s bones and the end of the world? It’s simple really and it is the other part of the vision that has been given to me in adulthood:

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A gathering of friends who have and continue to do for themselves what Jesus did (becoming self-actualized), who know what their gifts are, and who are finding fulfillment in the use of these gifts for their own sake, and (as it relates to Lincoln’s bones) for the sake of the betterment of the world. It is through this gathering of friends that:

  • Hospice will be offered for the dying world.
  • Support will be found for those who are grieving the loss of what they have known and for the anxiety they will be feeling in the face of a great unknown.
  • Prayer will be offered for the sake of healing and wholing our world.
  • Resources will be made available for those who are hurting and in need of healing – spiritual, emotional, mental and physical healing.
  • Rituals will be done for the sake of restoring our world to its natural state in love.
  • Peaceful, non-violent activism will take place to help raise awareness to all the places in our world in need of love and then working toward being that love.
  • Education, formation and empowerment will be made available for those who wish to be a part of birthing a better world – ie: heaven on earth.

For nearly 50 years, this vision has been with me and the weight of this call. For the past 23 years, I have worked diligently toward this call.  I have risked much for the sake of this call and have been called insane for believing such a call.  In the face of what is unfolding in our world, I find that I can no longer question, doubt or challenge this call because I know it to be true.  Whatever the cost, and without a safety net, this is what I am here for and what I am called to do. If we do not work on changing our own hearts from fear to love and if we do not work toward supporting others in doing the same, the consequences are nothing short of our own lives and the lives of our planet…and you don’t need to be a prophet to figure this out.  It is right here before our eyes, if we take the time to look.  We can no longer afford to bury our heads in the sand, unless of course, we are happy to see our world end.

Toward this end, I have put out the clarion call and gathered a group of friends to envision a better world and to dream about how we are called to be loving vehicles for change.  If you feel so-called, join us on Monday, January 2, 2017 at 6:30 pm for our next Gathering of the Tribe. Here you will find community, support, inspiration and empowerment. If you are not in the Oshkosh area, join us by intention, or better yet, call together your own group of friends.

As I pondered this call at the juncture between 2016 and 2017, for myself and for those I have gathered, who should come to me but Mother Mary with the following words:

Blessed are you who believed that what was spoken to you by the Lord would be fulfilled.

I offer these words to all of those I know and love who envision a better world, or rather, who KNOW the world they came to live in and are now being called to create!  Thank you for heeding this call and thank you for all you will do to restore our world to the Love it was meant to be.

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Amen! Amen!  Hallelujah! and  Amen!  Amen!  So Mote it Be!