About this Course
The purpose of this course, Surviving Midlife, is to support you in your midlife journey. This course supports you through the midlife awakening and on the labyrinthine journey through the twists and turns of unraveling from the past toward returning to and reclaiming your Soul. Here you will discover you Soul’s purpose for the second half of life, a purpose that is meaningful, fulfilling, joyful and content.
12 self-paced, online lessons.
Lesson One: Awakening
Lesson Two: Confronting Fears
Lesson Three: Unraveling the Past
Lesson Four: Finding Support
Lesson Five: Illusions Shattered
Lesson Six: Seeking the Voice of Truth
Lesson Seven: Dark Night of the Relationship
Lesson Eight: Befriending Our Bodies
Lesson Nine: Hiding in the Shadows
Lesson Ten: Childhood Dreams
Lesson Eleven: Birthing our Soul
Lesson Twelve: Returning
Surviving Midlife – guidance and support for women through the sometimes treacherous journey from childbirth to birthing themselves.
Somewhere between the ages of 35 and 45, (and which continues until our death) women begin the process of the midlife journey – a process through which they move beyond childbearing to birthing themselves. For many, the advent of this transition comes in the form of a rude awakening, personal crisis or tragedy and continues through volatile physical and emotional changes which seem at once to be disconcerting and confusing. The purpose of the midlife journey is to knock women out of the comfort of status quo and into the passion, meaning and purpose that will define their lives beyond motherhood. Like childbirth, the midlife journey can be dangerous and fraught with pain, but like the birth of a child, can produce a gift beyond measure and miraculous to behold.
Common signs that you might be in the midst of the midlife transition:
Impatience, anger, rage
Physical and emotional changes
The purpose and goal of the midlife transition is to clear out all the inner and outer obstacles and make way for the birth of our Soul – the uniquely creative way in which we have been gifted to find meaning and purpose in our life and to contribute to the betterment of the world, then it is time to put on our big girl and big boy panties! Only the truly brave and courageous will succeed in their goal. The rest, will be doomed to a life of quiet desperation, – just sayin! (not that there is anything wrong with making that choice).
Somethings you will need for this course: As you prepare for this journey, you will need four things: a hard-bound journal with BLANK pages, your favorite writing pen, a 64 box of Crayola® crayons, and finally, courage - courage to allow your hidden truth to let itself be revealed. And as it has done for me, may your creative process lead you to Yourself.
Finally, the poems and essays featured as creative prompts within this course are from my book, Returning, a woman’s midlife journey to herself. If you wish to take this process even deeper, you may find the book both informative and helpful.
Lauri Ann Lumby, OM, MATS is an author, teacher, priestess, healer and prophet. She is the author of the highly-anticipated, Song of the Beloved – the Gospel According to Mary Magdalene and Authentic Freedom, both of which reveal the hidden teachings of Jesus as revealed through his most devoted student, co-equal minister and beloved partner, Mary Magdalene. For over twenty years, Lauri has researched, studied and put into practice these hidden teachings of the Judeo-Christian tradition and discovered within them rich and effective tools for facilitating self-awareness and self-actualization. These teachings and practices prove that beyond the doctrine resides the truth that unites all people – the truth of Oneness in Love. As a priestess of the Magdalene/Christ, Lauri shares these teachings through her on-line and local courses, one-on-one mentoring, writing and publishing.
Lauri is the owner of Authentic Freedom Academy and founder of the Temple of the Magdalene. She lives in Oshkosh, WI. You can learn more about Lauri, her writings, programs and services at www.authenticfreedomacademy.com.