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   Lorian's programs in Incarnational Spirituality are like a breath of fresh air. I have learned to engage my whole self-heart, mind, body, soul and personality-in creative partnership with the world as it is. I find an intimate space of generativity opening within me that supports my relationships and passion for my work in integral ecology. Thank you David and the loving Lorian faculty!" —AA, WA

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   We have been–and still are–in a time of alarms and noises, posturings and persuasions, tumult and tempest. To be of service in the world today, we must stand in a place of calm steadiness. In the midst of the storm, we must take time to look beyond to the mountains and the stars, the ancestors and the descendents and just appreciate the vastness of the world and of time and cosmos in which we live. Whatever happens tomorrow, the sun will rise, clouds will form, rain will fall, creatures will be born and die, and life goes on. We will love and create, our inner power undimmed, our spirit as Sacred as ever." —David Spangler
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Minding the Gap – A Lorian Discovery Class



Minding the Gap: Dropping into the Heart of our Identity

 Two Week Online Class

May 31 – June 11, 2018




Have you ever wondered what you truly are?  What it means to be human?  Underneath all the stories of “I am this” or “I am that”, there is a wellspring of sacredness incarnating as the uniqueness of you.

David Spangler has described that which we truly are, that heart of our identity, as “an action of creative emergence.”  How can we become more conscious of that wellspring and come to know ourselves more fully?

Our identity
   so close we can’t see it
   so subtle our minds can’t understand it,
   so simple we can’t believe it,
   so good we can’t accept it.

Yet it can be experienced. 

Join James on a journey into the wellspring of creative emergence at the heart of your being. Discover for yourself how to “stand whole”  in your embodied knowing, your identity, and engage the world from this inner land.  Delve into your intent and emerging capacity to form the relationships that bring your wholeness into expression.

Minding the Gap  is an experiential Discovery Class designed to deeply engage foundational Incarnational Spirituality practices with an awake, aware presence. It works particularly with the Star of Identity exercises  – Presence, Standing/Sovereignty, Holding, Boundary and Inner Land.  Together, these practices enhance your capacities as an agent of sacredness in the world.  The goal is to strengthen your sense of who you are as a sacred incarnate human being and your ability to enhance your life with connection and relationship through the power of your sacredness.


The course is comprised of four live video class sessions interspersed with practice time on your own schedule, with downloadable written and audio presentations of exercises, and opportunity for online discussion.  The four interactive Zoom sessions with James will be held  at 5 pm PT on May 31st, June 4th, 7th and 11th

The video class sessions are recorded for your convenience.

Minding the Gap is accessed through our online education site, powered by Ruzuku where you will have access to the online discussion and materials 24/7 through your Learning Library.




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.