Tag Archives: spiritual formation

Spiritual Development – Surviving a Freefall

I define spiritual development as: the process through which we uncover the answer to the following questions: Who am I? Whose am I? (Where do I find peace and belonging?) What are my gifts and how am I called to … Continue reading

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Recovering Catholics – 42.7 Million Strong

The Second Largest Religious Denomination A few years back, I learned that the second largest religious denomination in the United States (reported by PEW Research, second only to the Roman Catholic Church), is made up of non-practicing Catholics.  I sat … Continue reading

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The Secret Tradition of Christian Alchemy

Authentic Freedom – the Secret Tradition of Christian Alchemy Christian Spiritual Alchemy is the initiatory process through which human consciousness is transformed from fear into love; from perceived separation into Oneness. This is the process Jesus mastered and then shared … Continue reading

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What is Magdalene Priestess Training?

Mary, The Magdalene is the only one identified to have completed the full course of Jesus’ teachings (“healed of seven demons”) and was initiated as co-equal partner and Beloved with Christ. It was to The Magdalene whom Jesus first revealed his … Continue reading

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Beyond Church Part 1

For twenty-some years, I have been hounded by the vision of a different (original) way of doing church.  I was inspired by my personal experiences with small faith communities, contemplative prayer and authentic spiritual formation (not to be confused with … Continue reading

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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, … Continue reading

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Emergent Church – What I’ve Seen and What I See Coming

Today’s blog continues the conversation about Emergent Church – inspired by Phyllis Tickle’s book, The Great Emergence. Today, I’m moving beyond Tickle’s observations to add some of my own.  Having had my ministry formation in the Catholic Church, being employed in … Continue reading

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Recovering Catholics – 42.7 Million Strong

The Second Largest Religious Denomination A few years back, I learned that the second largest religious denomination in the United States (reported by PEW Research, second only to the Roman Catholic Church), is made up of non-practicing Catholics.  I sat … Continue reading

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Authentic Freedom Virtual Church coming soon!

Coming Soon! My dear friends, the Authentic Freedom Virtual Church is an offering a long-time in the making and currently under works with a launch date of (no later than) March 12, 2014.  (Breathe….relax…..breathe…..relax….trust….)  🙂  In a nutshell: We are a community of … 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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