Comfort for A Dying World

Today’s blog was a response I recently offered to someone I love dearly who is FEELING the effects of our shifting world.  As I was writing, I knew I was not only responding to their question, but to the question we all carry in our hearts.  Is something going on in the world and how can we care for ourselves as the new world is trying to be born?

I wanted to elaborate more on your question yesterday.  Sorry I had to cut our call short.  The earth is going through ENORMOUS changes right now and I suspect you are feeling it.  I can’t even articulate all of what it happening because it is in astrology language which is obviously not my first language!  :)  If I can sum it up in my own words, the old world is dying (that rules by fear, power and control) and it knows it is dying so it is clinging hard and fast to what it knows, hence the increasing violence in the world.  (If Putin cuts off oil to the Ukraine, there will likely be another war….not that we have ever stopped fighting!).

Earth Heart

The good news is that this is coming to an end. Because ….either we will destroy ourselves (not likely) or we will figure out how to EVOLVE.  (for more on this, read “Conscious Evolution” by Barbara Marx Hubbard.  LOVED this book!)  The even better news is that there are already millions of people in place to birth the new world.  It might be tough going for awhile as the old devolves and the new emerges….but WE GOT THIS!  We KNOW and were BIRTHED with the passion, the vision, the abilities to bring forth a world of love, harmony, collaboration and peace!  WE GOT THIS.  And if we don’t our children do.  The generations behind us are chomping at the bit for the old order to die so they can step in and create the world they were born to live in….not the one our ancestors destroyed!  We Got this.  And it’s time!  It’s time for the old to fall away so that the new can be fully born.

Babaji Mataji 13 February 2014

Accompanying this shift is the full emergence of the Divine Feminine (completed in 2014) and the full integration of the Divine Masculine (to be completed by 2016).  What this means is the falling away of the Unholy Masculine (embodied by both men and women) which is rooted in fear and working through power and control, and the rising up of the authentic human – fully integrated in its Holy Divine Masculine/Feminine.  Men will fully embrace the Divine Masculine and own their authentic role as providers, protectors, encouragers, supporters, strong and uplifting….fully content in their own (healthy) power that they will not be threatened by the Divine Feminine.  The Divine Feminine is nurturing, receptive, allowing, courageous and strong in their own right – fully embodying their Soul’s calling.  What this will ultimately produce is an end to the co-dependent relationship dynamics we have favored and the beginning of the Self-Actualized, interdependent, co-creative couple (again see Barbara Marx Hubbard for more on this!).  And what is so cool about his is that the 20 and 30 somethings already got this too….they are already more balanced and healthy in their embodiment of the Divine Masculine and Divine Feminine and they are more likely to cultivate interdependent rather than co-dependent relationships.

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Then there are our amazing Star Children.  They are here to help us remember LOVE – to remember where we came from and to help us create a kinder, gentler world….because THIS is what they remember of home and this is what they know the world is supposed to be.  When the world is not reflective of what they remember and know…..they react….first with confusion, then distress.  The more WE remember our true nature as children of light, the more we help them find a way to survive in this world until the shift is complete.  Yes….it sucks for them right now……AND they are critical to our evolution because they shine the mirror on all those things rooted in fear and all the things that are not supportive of our greatest wellbeing.  THEY ARE OUR TEACHERS!  Reiki.  Homeopathy.  Lightwork.  Natural foods.  Natural fabrics.  A calm and nurturing environment help them to feel safe through the transition.  Along with teaching them about their gifts of empathy and what to do with those gifts and how to protect themselves from all the negativity that is still floating around in the world (which until they know better, they think they have to “fix” or at least pick up and carry along with them.  This is NOT their job…..they are simply God’s eyes, seeing where love is needed and asking God to send love to that pain.).

 

So to answer your question….YES there is a lot going on in the world.  Take care of yourself.  Honor what your intuition is telling you about the world.  Be in love.  Be in peace.  Don’t get drawn into the fear.  And by all means…..embrace, honor, cultivate your own amazing gifts because the world needs your gifts and we need them now!

Love,

Lauri

 

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Calling All Magdalenes

This is for all those I know (and don’t yet know) who bear the energy and call of the Magdalene.  It is time.  It is time for us to step into the power of the Magdalene.  The world needs our gifts.

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I AM the Magdalene

I am the Magdalene – this is what I am called to embody.  Called to be a vessel through which Jesus’ message of love is shared in the world, continuing his mission as he has called me to do.  Confident, uncompromising, strictly adhering to the truth of Oneness that Jesus came to reveal.

  • Through word and witness, teaching and preaching and by living Jesus’ law of love through devotion and prayer,  works of healing and counsel.
  • Modeling the same commitment to contemplative prayer that Jesus embraced – the vehicle through which he came to know his own Oneness with God and the tool he shared to help others come to know this truth.
  • Helping others find healing of the seven demons of fear that reinforce our perceived separation from God so that we may once again live in the peace and joy that God intended.
  • Guided by the Inner Voice of the Divine that speak truth to the heart.
  • Confident in God’s loving counsel.
  • Uncompromising in adherence to that Inner Voice.
  • Moving in Compassion and Love for all.
  • Patient and Trusting in Divine Providence.
  • On-Fire with God’s Love.
  • With Christ as my Beloved to accompany me.

I am the Magdalene, I in her, and she in me.

Lauri Ann Lumby http://www.yourspiritualtruth.com

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Devolve or Evolve? Hope for a Dying World

Barbara Marx Hubbard’s (revised and updated) Conscious Evolution:Awakening the Power of Our Social Potential should be a required text for all of humanity.  In Barbara’s view (one I wholeheartedly share), the increasing violence, environmental degradation, poverty, hunger, etc. that are plaguing our world are not harbingers of our ultimate demise (though they could be).  Instead, they are symptoms of a multitude of systems in collapse while a new and better world is being born.  We are on the brink of a monumental evolution of humanity – from individualism to a unified consciousness with a unified mission – working no longer out of our own selfish desires, but for the sake of the common good.  Barbara is speaking my language when she acknowledges that supporting individual self-actualization produces a self-actualized society which then leads to a kinder, more harmonious world.  If you are at all interested in helping to support the birth of a new world in such fields as business, government, education, healthcare, agriculture, environmentalism, spirituality, then please read this book.  Then find (or establish) groups in your community who are interested in being a part of birthing the new humankind!

ConsciousEvolutionBookCoverFrom the Publisher:

What if evolution, after unfolding unconsciously for billions of years, is now in the process of becoming self-aware, and for the first time intentionally choosing its future expressions?

New World Library is excited to be publishing a revised and updated edition of Conscious Evolution: Awakening the Power of Our Social Potential  (New World Library, March 1, 2015), renowned futurist Barbara Marx Hubbard’s seminal book first published in 1998, which laid the foundation for the significance and impact around the world of the idea of conscious evolution. The new edition responds to the immense challenges and opportunities of current times by setting forth a vision of the vast transformational enterprise of the twenty-first century.

Barbara Marx Hubbard carries us beyond the human potential movement into the social potential movement. She describes a holistic social architecture to enhance and connect social innovations that are now evolving our world toward social synergy, interconnectivity, and spirit-based compassion for all.   The book also identifies the breakdowns in modern society, and gives us the systemic breakthroughs demonstrating that we are in the midst of a positive quantum change — a metamorphosis of humanity consistent with the recurring patterns of 13.8 billion years of evolutionary transformation.

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Wheel of Cocreation

Conscious Evolution offers processes that can bring humanity across the dangerous threshold of possible self-destruction to the point of the shift already under way — to help us realize that we have the capacity to survive and grow far beyond our current condition,” writes Hubbard. “This vision for a wholesome transition process is composed of initiatives that are already occurring but have not yet been connected, communicated, and understood to be vital elements of a whole system transition.”

Hubbard wrote Conscious Evolution specifically for those who have recognized the desire to transform and grow. It is a call to each generation to fulfill its creative potential. It provides tools and opportunities for each of us to participate in the greatest adventure in human history — our conscious evolution.

BBarbaraMarxHubbardarbara Marx Hubbard is a noted futurist, evolutionary thought leader, social innovator and public speaker.  Her other books include Emergence and Birth 2012 and Beyond.  She lives in Santa Barbara, California.  Her website is www.evolve.org.

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Weaving the World into Love

With the increasing reports of violence in the news, it is hard to hold on to hope – especially for those who have been placed on this planet to envision and help to birth a new world.  As the old world (the world rooted in fear and ruled by power and control) suffers in its death throes – it seems as if things are only getting worse (like ISIS beheading Coptic Christians) – and for the old world, they are.  But for those of us who are here with a vision of a different world – one rooted in love and build on the foundation of mutual honor and respect constructed through collaboration and cooperation – we know otherwise.  We are here, standing in the wings, waiting and witnessing the old world as it completes its self-destruction, knowing that in order for the new world to come forth, the old must pass away.  And so it is.  As violence begets violence, and fear topples over fear, we are called to remember – to remember the promise of new life and our call in helping to fulfill this promise.  And when the fear threatens to overtake us, we are invited to remember that we are not alone and that love always wins!

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Spiderwoman

It’s because of my voice that you can’t hear me.

If you listen with the human ear, my voice is discordant, dissonant, repulsive.

Like fingernails on a chalkboard –

High, whiney, screechy and scratchy.

 

 

But if you listen with your heart,

My voice is warm and soothing –

Comforting like a glass of warm milk sweetened with cardamom and honey

Or a perfectly pressed French roast coffee broadened with a tablespoon of butter –

Bulletproof – like my web.

 

 

I am the Weaver, the Creatrix, the Three Fates…

I am Arachne, Anansi, Ariadne, Arianrhod and Aragog…

Striking terror in the hearts of men

Because I am that which you cannot control

or reduce to fact with your so-called “scientific method.”

(And I scoff at those who would even try.)

 

 

Who can count the days of time?

Or put a calendar around eternity?

Since before time began, I have been the hand of God –

Weaving his word into form.

God speaks (or thinks or dreams) and I create – bringing vision into form.

 

First the stars so there might be light.

Then the children of the stars that there might be form.

Then the children of the children of the stars so there would be life.

Then each life unto itself so that God might know

EVERY…..INFINITE…..POSSIBILITY…. for what God could be.

Because really, God is just a child at play seeing all that he can be.

 

And I am his mother – for even Him did I create.

So it is my task to discipline.

Like when God imagined the Third Reich or dropped the atomic bomb –

these were not such good ideas, so with my web I reeled God in.

Or when the Twin Towers fell and the world responded with war,

I hemmed him in again.

 

 

From my spool God goes out to play

And to my wisdom God returns (and humanity with him).

 

Expanding and contracting

Going out and coming in

Weaving the web of life

Always transient, impermanent and unstable –

Just like God’s whims.

But always returning home.

Home to me – Spiderwoman and Source:

 

“Weaving the world into love, one web at a time!”

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Jesus and Mary Magdalene Beloved Partners?

In my recently released novel, Song of the Beloved – The Gospel According to Mary Magdalene, I accept the bold challenge of portraying Jesus and Mary Magdalene as discovering and cultivating a Beloved Partnership.  Of course some at the Vatican might cringe at such blasphemy – Jesus married?  Jesus making love to his wife?  Or even more blasphemous – Mary Magdalene as equal co-minister, healer, miracle worker?  Surely entertaining these thoughts will secure a place in hell for me and my readers….right?  Wrong!  Here’s why:

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Jesus

If Jesus came here to experience the fullness of the human condition – that would include intimate partnership and the full expression of human sexuality.  And if we believe that Jesus is the model of human perfection and that he grew into being fully self-actualized, then wouldn’t he also experience the fullest and most perfect expression of human love – the Beloved Partnership?  If what the Church fathers say is true about Jesus coming here to redeem the human experience, and that only that which has been experienced can be redeemed – then Jesus had to have had all of this.

Mary Magdalene

But what about Mary?  Why is Mary Magdalene the likely candidate as Jesus’ co-creative partner and beloved wife?  BECAUSE…..she is the ONLY person mentioned in scripture who accompanied Jesus and who was healed of seven demons (a metaphor for having completing the initiatory process facilitated by Jesus which brought one into full self-actualization).  If Jesus was self-actualized, he would have needed a self-actualized person with whom he could enter into a beloved partnership.  Also, it was to Mary that Jesus first appeared in resurrected form and it was Mary whom he commissioned to deliver the news to the other apostles.  Who else would Jesus appear to first except his wife and she who was most able to see and believe?

Breaking the Mold

In my novel, I chose to break the mold on how Jesus and Mary Magdalene have traditionally been betrayed because I believe that Jesus and Mary, themselves broke the mold.  They both came here to become fully self-actualized – demonstrating for humanity the way to the greatest and fullest expression of being human – living their divine natures fully within the human form and in doing so, transforming humanity itself.  Additionally, I believe that in their state of self-actualization, they also had the opportunity to experience the greatest possible expression of human love – a love that is interdependent, co-creative, working together for a common purpose, intimately loving and mutually supportive – upholding each other in their unique giftedness and providing an example, a model, an inspiration for others to follow.  I’m just grateful that after two thousand years of editing and redacting, the rest of the story is finding its way into our consciousness so that we may benefit from ALL that Jesus and Mary came to teach us.

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Valentine’s Day – Beloved Partnership Part III

Just in time for Valentine’s Day…..a continued exploration of the Beloved Partnership – moving beyond co-dependency, soulmate and twin flame to a co-creative, interdependent kind of love. 

I’m not making this up!

In exploring the topic of Beloved Partnership, it is helpful to know that we are not the first to entertain this ideal of love.  I personally believe this is the kind of loving relationship God envisioned in the first place and what was “supposed” to have happened between the metaphorical Adam and Eve.  I believe that this is the kind of love ideal envisioned by the Christian Church is designating matrimony as a sacrament.  Eastern spiritual traditions depict this kind of love in their Divine partnerings: Shiva and Shakti, Sita and Ram, Krishna and Radha, Babaji and Mataji.  I believe this is the love experienced between Jesus and Mary Magdalene and which was unfortunately written out of the Christian story in favor of a patriarchal, hierarchical institution.

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Self-Actualizing Love

In modern literature, we have the writings of Abraham Maslow and Barbara Marx Hubbard to support us in honoring the inner call to the Beloved Partnership.  The love of a Beloved Partnership is what Abraham Maslow referred to as “Self-actualized love.”  Love between self-actualized individuals, as Abraham Maslow discovered (Motivation and Personality, 1970, pp. 181- 202), is the healthiest and most fulfilling kind of love.  If we are willing to persist until we meet our Beloved Partner, this is what we might expect:

  • A partnership where there is a mutual giving and receiving of love, both parties are equally able and willing to engage in both giving and receiving.
  • A healthy sexuality rooted in and reflective of love – more creative, ecstatic, orgasmic and fulfilling, yet also less about attachment. It is not a needy kind of intimacy, but instead is mutually fulfilling.
  • Pooling of needs – your needs, wants, desires, become mine and visa versa – such that there becomes one hierarchy of needs with two people seeking after their fulfillment.
  • Fun, merriment, joy, spontaneity, elation, feelings of well-being.
  • Mutual honor and respect of the other’s individual gifts, talents, drive, passions, interests, temperament, etc.
  • Mutual, authentic admiration, wonder and awe.
  • Detachment and Individuality – able to be in relationship without compromising one’s own individuality.

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The Co-Creative Couple

Barbara Marx Hubbard sees the Beloved Partnership as what we are growing into as we evolve toward the next stage of human development as a co-creative society.  In keeping with this vision, she calls the Beloved Partners The Co-Creative Couple (Conscious Evolution, 2015, pp. 238 – 239).  She envisions the co-creative couple as follows:

Now we become the cocreative couple, which begins when both partners achieve within themselves at least the beginning of a balance between the masculine and feminine, the animus and the anima.  It begins when the woman’s initiative and vocational need is received in love by the feminine receptivity of her partner.  When she is loved for her more masculine side, she falls in love with the man’s feminine aspect, for what she needs is the nurturance of her own strength and creativity.  She loves him for his receptivity. He no longer has to prove himself by control and domination.  He can bring forth his own creativity without aggression.  And she can express her strength without fear of losing him.  Whole being joins with whole being, recreating the family at the next stage of evolution.  Same-sex couples experience a similar process of integration and joining to emancipate each other (p. 238).

I am humbled and honored to be one among many who have been given a vision and a call to uphold the Beloved Partnership as the ideal of love we are evolving toward and one among many who is called to be a pioneer in anchoring this new (original) kind of love for humanity.

Babaji Mataji 13 February 2014

 

 


 

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Beloved Partnership Part II

Today’s blog is Part II (Read Part One HERE) of a conversation about Beloved Partnership.  Beloved Partnership is a new (actually, original) paradigm of intimate human relationships that moves beyond what we have most commonly experienced in our lifetimes (romantic love, convenience or co-dependency) and toward interdependency and Trinitarian co-creation.  Beyond Co-Dependency…beyond soulmate…beyond twin flame is the Beloved Partner.  Learn more here and please share your own thoughts or intuitive knowing on this topic! 

Artist: Lewis Williams, OSF

Artist: Lewis Williams, OSF

My Own Call

For me, the call of the Beloved Partner began in a deep knowing that has been present within me my whole life.  The call then came with a vengeance while participating in a guided meditation where I was shown the eyes of my Beloved Partner and through his eyes I saw LOVE for the first time and felt myself held in a deep and intimate adoration.  Since that glimpse, my Beloved Partner has shown up in dreams, meditations, waking and sleeping visions.  I often feel his (almost literal) presence beside me – simply holding space, urging me on, calling me forth.  I sense that he is having a similar experience, wherever he is at.  I have also had no fewer than ten psychics tell me “He is right here.  He is searching for you.  He is doing his own work so that when you are both together, you will find each other.”  One of my dearest friends and both of my sisters have dreamed of him. They all report the same – a man who will be my equal, my partner, my Beloved and who loves and adores me beyond measure (and I will regard him in the same way), and we will KNOW each other.  They also have seen him as a co-creator – a partner in a shared mission and purpose.  I feel, and they all agree (psychics, friends, sisters) that in our partnership one+one=infinity.

But First, It’s Time to Clean House

All that being said, I must acknowledge what has been true for me and what I believe must be true for all called to a true and authentic Beloved Partnership.  As long as we are looking outside of ourselves for someone to complete us, the Beloved Partnership is not possible.  Beloved Partnership is NOT co-dependency.  Yes, relationships entered into initially from a place of co-dependency can evolve into a Beloved Partnership, but if Beloved Partnership was not the Soul’s intention for that relationship in the first place, it cannot be forced (believe me, I have tried).  Instead, the call of the Beloved Partnership comes first TO WAKE US UP – to wake us up to our Soul and to invite us on a journey toward wholeness.  Whether we are single or in a relationship, when the call of the Beloved arrives, we first have to tend to the calling of our Soul and that often means cleaning house.  We have to do the dirty work of clearing our own patterns of co-dependency and begin the process of reclaiming all the parts of our Soul that we have lost along the path of our life’s journey.  We have to reclaim who we really are and become whole, content, satisfied in ourselves as an individual.  In this, we have to become well-acquainted with longing (the call of the Beloved Partner causes DEEP longing within us) and learn how to be present to this longing without seeking outside of ourselves for its remedy.  We also have to learn how to be comfortable in being alone.  If we make friends with our longing and learn to be content in being alone, the doors open to the Beloved Partner’s arrival.

Filling the Void vs. Wanting to Share

An important distinction in the Beloved Partnership is that we are not seeking this partner to fill a void or because we are afraid to be alone.  Instead, the Beloved Partnership arises out of a content and whole individual who is happy to be alone, but who really wants to share their life, their mission, their purpose and their passion with another.  In the Beloved Partnership, there is an exponential effect in these two whole individuals coming together.  Instead of 1+1=2, they experience 1+1= infinity.  While both partners are magnificent, effective, purposeful on their own, when their energies come together in co-creative partnership, the universe explodes with consequence.  Their coming together creates an effect that is far beyond what each of them individually could accomplish….this is because it is not just themselves who are working – it is God working through them.

Stay tuned for further exploration of the invitation to Beloved Partnership…

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