Authentic Freedom transcends centuries of dogma to reveal the powerful and life-changing message at the heart of Jesus’ teachings and the universal truths at the core of every religion. The book’s unique approach offers an opportunity for the reader to heal the separation they feel within themselves, with God and with each other, ultimately revealing the truth of Oneness. Built upon the compelling integration of Eastern Energy Medicine and the 2000-year-old tradition of Christian, contemplative spiritual practices, Authentic Freedom reveals a Dynamic and unifying path of spiritual transformation that speaks to people of all traditions and beliefs.
Authentic Freedom and Christouch were revealed to Lauri Lumby through the integration of her own spiritual journey, education in Christian spiritual practices and knowledge of energy medicine. Lauri is a professional Spiritual Director, Lay Minister and practitioner of hands-on healing and is the owner of Authentic Freedom Ministries in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.
Author Endorsements and Reviews of Authentic Freedom – Claiming a Life of Contentment and Joy by Lauri Lumby, coming out this April!
“Authentic Freedom is a revelation toward a new level of spirituality and healing. This book is rooted in the deepest, yet easy to understand, mysticism. By writing this masterful piece of work, Author, Lauri Lumby, adds herself to a growing number of advanced healers and authors who understand that since it is the soul that creates and controls the body, it is only the soul that needs to be healed. Authentic Freedom offers insights into humanity’s “seven core fears (issues)” which are ultimately the cause of all ailments of the body and soul. It then offers the virtues (or states of consciousness) that can be nurtured to promote healing of these ailments. Other topics included in Authentic Freedom include: healing and chakras, dreams and intuition, prosperity and abundance, compulsions and psychology, and love and spirituality. Any student of mysticism, spirituality or material such as A Course in Miracles will love this book.
–Michael Mirdad, renowned healer and best-selling author, The Seven Initiations on the Spiritual Path and
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In Authentic Freedom- Claiming a Life of Contentment and Joy, Lauri Lumby skillfully washes away centuries of dogma to reveal the powerful and life changing message at the heart of Christ’s teachings and the universal truths at the core of every religion.
—Darren Main Author of Yoga and the Path of the Urban Mystic and
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Lauri Lumby takes a refreshing look at the sacred teachings of Jesus, and her words serve to empower her readers to return to the path of Oneness and love, to rediscover their connection to the divine. She presents a compelling integration of the yogic chakra system with the seven deadly sins, and she encourages her readers to heal themselves and to reestablish themselves in what she coins as “Authentic Freedom”, a life of contentment and joy. Her inclusion of energy healing techniques (such as Reiki) is a welcome challenge to the recently popularized notions that these energy therapies are incompatible with the underlying messages in Jesus’ teachings. This book will take any reader through a thoughtful process of self-exploration, of Jesus’ teachings, and of the healing that is possible, and it re-writes the path toward spiritual transformation.
Award-winning kirtan recording artist and producer
Lauri Lumby’s timely book is radiant, a still point in a currently crazy transitional world, a well of crystal…reading it has literally given me shivers…it’s a homecoming for me personally, and for all Christians who wondered where the true undiluted teaching disappeared. A teaching grounded in theology, but totally free of repressive (and patriarchal) morality. She also writes with a vajra in her hand, with superb measured clarity…Authentic Freedom is as fiercely intelligent as it is uncompromisingly the thing itself. ‘You shall know the truth, and truth shall set you free’ – yes indeed. A truth we can vibrationally feel that tells us about the Mystery of Love and why it matters so much to us now.
— Jay Ramsay, author of Crucible of Love – the alchemy of passionate relationships, and
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