About this course
10 meditation practices for engaging the creative and active mind while experiencing the benefits of an ongoing meditation practice.
Meditation has proved to be the single-most valuable commitment I have made in my life. For over 20 years, I have rarely missed my daily meditation practice because of all the benefits it has brought me. That being said, meditation is not easy....especially for those like myself who have creative and active minds. The way Western culture has embraced meditation practices - especially those from the East, has not helped. In the West, meditation has been misinterpreted to mean "silence," with "success in attaining silence" as being the goal. This is a distortion of what meditation really is and serves as an obstacle to many who wish to enjoy the benefits of meditation but who are not able to because they cannot obtain silence.
The purpose of this course is to support you in finding a meditation practice that works WITH your creative and active mind rather than against. For as the Buddhist saying goes, "What we resist will persist." Meditation is not meant to work against our natural inclinations toward creativity and thought, but to work with our minds so that we can connect with the peace and creative inspiration that dwells within.
Lauri Ann Lumby, OM, OPM, 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 Order of the Magdalene. She lives in Oshkosh, WI. You can learn more about Lauri, her writings, programs and services at www.authenticfreedomacademy.com.
As it relates to this course, Lauri Ann Lumby is a practiced meditator who has had an on-going daily practice since 1994.
(NOTE: If you have taken my course Starting a Spiritual Practice this course is an expansion on that course. Some of the introductory material in this course may look familiar with the addition of specific practices to go along with the foundational material you received in that course. Whereas the former course was heavy on instruction, this course is heavy on practice and engagement.)