An Introduction to Connective Inquiry – A Lorian Discovery Class
Exploring our Incarnation through Engaging our World
Two Week Online Class
August 19 – 30, 2017
An inner colleague of David once remarked that “the problem with humanity is that you’re not incarnated enough.” This being meant that humanity was not connected enough with its world. This lack of connectedness is with ourselves, with each other, with the natural world around us, and with the subtle realms that are the extended ecology of the Earth. Because of this disconnection, we have difficulty in experiencing or creating wholeness and are instead creating its opposite— division, fragmentation, and incoherency— within the life of the planet.
The work of Incarnational Spirituality is all about creating connections that foster wholeness and presence. David’s original inner mentor, John, taught him a way of engaging with the subtle worlds (and by extension with the physical world as well) that was based on sovereignty and love, a reaching out to and connecting with the “other,” whatever or whoever that might be, in an appreciative and hospitable way. David describes this way of engaging and exploring the world, as Connective Inquiry.
This discovery course, Connective Inquiry, introduces a way of engaging the world through love that fosters connection and wholeness, enhancing the incarnation of Gaia. It is a form of action. It is about creating a connectedness from which wholeness can emerge. Forming connections based on love, appreciation, sovereignty, and understanding and allowing the world: the moment, the situation, the “other” to be exactly as it is. When we can look at the ‘other’ in this compassion and respect, it opens up to us—and it opens up in us a new way of ‘seeing’ based on love.
The course is comprised of four live video class sessions (interspersed with practice time on your own schedule), downloadable written and audio presentation of exercises, and opportunity for online discussion. The video class sessions are recorded for your convenience. Deepening with practice, each video class introduces another element of Connective Inquiry.
Live video class sessions: Sunday Aug 20th, Wed Aug 23rd, Sunday Aug 27th, and Wed Aug 30th, 6pm Pacific Time
FACILITATOR: James Tousignant, Ph.D.
James is an ordained minister/priest of Incarnational Spirituality and a member of the Lorian Faculty. He is formally trained as an experimental psychologist/research methodologist and worked as a senior statistician within government for over 20 years. During this time, he continued to follow his passion of working with the subtle realms, living into the teachings of Incarnational Spirituality, and teaching energy medicine. He also awakened to his call to healing through the Integrative Energy Healing program at Langara College, and developed a private healing practice. Recently, James has taken on managing an organization dedicated to providing front-line services, programming and shelter to individuals with mental health and substance use challenges. James lives on Vancouver Island, British Columbia Canada.
Discovery Classes are one or two week long online classes focused on one key practice or principle of Incarnational Spirituality. They deepen your experience of the practice so that you can work with it more effectively in your life. They develop an approach that engages your physical, mental, emotional and energetic connections with the world through love and reflective perception.
Discovery Classes are held on Lorian’s online education site and include written and audio exercises. Class materials are available 24/7 in the Lorian Education online “classroom” and exercises are presented step-by-step, building upon each other. All teleclass or live webinar sessions are recorded and available to download for your personal use. See each course description for specific dates and activities.