Tag Archives: Spiritual Direction

Authentic Freedom Academy – Our History

The seeds of Authentic Freedom Academy took root when its founder, Lauri Ann Lumby, OM, MATS, was invited to facilitate a program in Christian initiation.  Through this opportunity, Lauri realized that the true hunger of every human being is not … Continue reading

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The Meaning and Purpose of Life

Yesterday, while working with a client, I heard the following words fly out of my mouth: The goal of our spiritual journey is to believe what we’ve known all along. Who knew?  While I had not previously thought this thought, … Continue reading

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Midlife and Dark Night of the Relationship – Part 3

Part 3 of a series on the Dark Night of the Relationship, what it looks like, why it often shows up during midlife, and some resources to support you in moving through this critical stage of your intimate relationship.  Read … Continue reading

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What is Spiritual Formation?

Lauri Ann Lumby sharing and enjoying the fruits of her own spiritual formation What is Spiritual Formation? Spiritual Formation is the process through which we come to uncover the answer to the following questions: Who Am I? What is my … Continue reading

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Our Greatest Desire and Deepest Fear

Today’s blog explores the greatest desire of human beings, which is at the same time our deepest fear.  My looking ripens things and they come toward me, to meet and be met. – Rilke Our Greatest Desire and our Deepest Fear … Continue reading

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Spiritual Direction – Lauri Style Part III

When people ask me what I do for a living, I often wonder how to respond.  As my friend Derek says, “It’s……just…..Lauri.  She’s awesome and you have to try her classes and services.”  Thank you Derek, and as we have both … Continue reading

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Spiritual Direction Lauri Style Part II

Are You: Feeling Restless, Impatient, Unfulfilled? Grieving  a loss (death, diagnosis, divorce, job change, unemployment, empty-nest)? Facing a life transition? Longing for connection or healthy intimacy? Suffering anxiety, depression, panic, worry? Searching for answers? Seeking balance? Learning to name and … Continue reading

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Spiritual Direction – Lauri Style Part I

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Longing for Purpose and Direction

Each of us long for meaning, purpose, direction and connectedness in our lives.  Today’s blog continues to explore how Authentic Freedom Ministries serves to help you find the fulfillment of this longing, specifically as it relates to your search for … Continue reading

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Summer Specials

Through compassionate listening and attentive presence, I partner with those longing to find meaning, purpose and connectedness in their lives.  – Mission Statement of Authentic Freedom Ministries I am running a summer special on personal, one-on-one sessions in Spiritual Direction … Continue reading

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