The Call: A Quest for Identity
2 Week Online Exploration with Julia Spangler and James Tousignant
For thinkers, seekers, and anyone looking for the courage simply to be themselves.
When have you felt called by spirit in your life?
How did you respond to this call?
What is in you that seeks emergence, that seeks to contribute to the world?
Who am I? Why am I here? What is my life about? These are the questions asked in every culture, in every language. They are also the questions we use to shape and measure our own individual lives. In the uncertainty of present times, we struggle, perhaps more than ever before, to recognize the call to our unique role and service in the world.
From the perspective of Incarnational Spirituality, each of us is a unique expression of sacredness able to make contributions that no one else can make to the wellbeing of our world and the positive unfoldment of our future.
This new class offers gently provocative thoughts on the content and character of our individual destiny. We will look at our own callings, not compared to the great mystical wanderings often presented as examples of being called to spirit, but as an expression of our own lives which naturally emerge from the impulse of our soul. You will touch your call to unfold the radiance of your own wholeness as a spiritual presence and force for good in the world.
Join us to explore your own individual call to serve the world. Learn to recognize how simply being alive in a loving universe is the root(seed) of any spiritual calling.
We will be using a combination of live Webinars and informal online discussion with exercises to focus our exploration. Live and interactive webinars with James and Julia will be held on Friday, October 5th at 4 PM Pacific Time, Saturday October 13th at 9 AM Pacific Time, and Wednesday October 17th at 5PM. Links to Webinar recordings will be available in your class archive for those who are unable to attend the live session.
Discussion and exercises will be presented and available 24/7 in our informal online class site.
The class references material presented in The Call by David Spangler, and the book will be available in PDF format with the class. Hard copy version is available from the Lorian Press Bookstore here.
Julia Spangler, is passionate about music, humor, good science fiction, and the natural beauty of the world and all the beings who inhabit it. As a Parenting teacher, she delights in seeing parents discover playful ways to redirect their interactions with their children into more successful pathways. As a Certified Counselor, her focus is on the ways we can, with insight, redirect our behavior more constructively. She is a founding member of Lorian, beginning her spiritual work at the Findhorn Community by developing the guest program and singing with The New Troubadours. She is ordained as a Lorian minister. She loves human ingenuity, artistic expression and ideas which shake the mind out of unexamined patterns of thinking.
James Tousignant, Ph.D 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.