Aligned Journey Talks
Discussions on Modern Spirituality
We are living in interesting times.
I have heard it referred to as the Age of the Narcissistic Father and that feels right to me. There are systems, personalities, and events happening that stem from the unhealed patriarchal energy of self-serving behavior, power-over, and profit at all costs. It has been brewing beneath the surfaces for decades and centuries. What is happening now, in politics, business, and our communities, is exposing the dis-ease to the light of day.
We have not been here before and no one knows what will happen next. The way forward isn’t clear. So how do we find our center and make our plans and live our lives as things appear to be crumbling right now? That is what this series of talks aims to address.
How do we stay on our spiritual path during times of uncertainty? When we are stressed it is easy to operate from our unconscious patterns. Spirituality is choosing to be awake and aware of what drives us and how we believe and behave.
Stephen Covey in his book Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, coined the term sharpen the saw to convey that we need to seek continuous improvement to our professional and personal skills.
Let’s do it together!
Navigating our way forward in these chaotic times means we need to sharpen our saw.
The Astrological Energy of the 2020s
Thanks to Vanessa Couto for sharing her Astro wisdom. Vanessa is an Archetypal Astrologer who makes sense of our world through her deep knowledge of astrology, psychology, archetypes, and mythology. She will be joining the Aligned Journey talks periodically through out the year.
The Citizen Within
A discussion of the events of the past few months from the perspective of the citizen. What is underneath our citizenship? What is our responsibility or obligation as citizens? How can we show up for our community whether or not we agree with our neighbor’s political views? Being a citizen is about belonging to a place.
Walking the Talk
A discussion on living our values. How do we stay on our spiritual path during times of uncertainty? When we are stressed it is easy to find ourselves operating from our unconscious patterns. Spirituality is choosing to be awake and aware of what drives us and how we believe and behave.
No Place Like Home
A discussion about how we define home and how we create it. Home has a traditional meaning and yet many don’t live a traditional life. How do you define home? What are the rituals that create home for you? Our home is where we feel safe to be ourselves, where we recharge our battery, and what holds our essence and truth.
Going the Distance
A discussion on endurance and resilience. Many have stories of difficult childhoods, serious illnesses, or unspeakable trauma. Finding our strength to keep going even during the darkest times is all about resilience and endurance. How do we keep going? What are the tools you have used? What has inspired you to go the distance?
Messages from the Universe
A discussion about intuition and communicating with guides, God, or our higher selves. How do we begin this conversation with our intuition? How has your life /outlook changed by developing your intuition? We explore the psychic senses as well. Living from our intuition can enrich our lives and take a great deal of trust to commit. Our healing meditation will focus on the third eye chakra.
Fate, Destiny, Serendipity
A discussion on how life unfolds for each of us. How do the events of our life form and play out? Why do we experience the things we do? Is there an order to it? A meaning? What causes some people to experience so much pain. We will explore these ideas and share our thoughts. This is sure to be a lively discussion. Our healing meditation will focus on safety and resilience.
A discussion about the imaginal world. What is the place for the imaginal in your life? We will explore each of our ideas about the Other World. Discussing our experiences and understandings of how things work there. And how things move back and forth between the two. We will investigate the impact of the imaginal in our day-to-day lives. Our healing meditation will focus on the sixth and seventh chakras.
A discussion on the realities vs the romanticism of soul mates. We will explore soul mates, twin flames, and soul pods. Separating fact from fiction, we’ll talk about strategies for navigating these relationships and why they can be so challenging. I will also share a common pattern I have seen from my clients and why I believe it is so prevalent right now. Our healing meditation will focus on boundaries and connections.
A discussion on the elusive experience we call happiness. Happiness is the lifelong pursuit of our country’s citizens. Prized so much it appears in our Declaration of Independence. We will discuss what it is, how we have thought about it in the past, and how we prioritize it in our lives now.
A discussion on the role of community in our lives and culture. We will touch on the complex aspects of living in community as well as the historical role it played in our country and on the planet. How can we experience a better world through community? Traditional structures and how those roles work in today’s society.
A discussion patterns and wounds in individuals and families. Those patterns that we unconsciously play out that cause us to encounter the same negative situations over and over again. Can we stop these patterns from repeating? What is the hidden meaning of our own never-ending stories?
A discussion on the cycles of death and rebirth in our lives. An exploration of change over a lifetime. What are the different chapters of your life? Did you embrace the changes or resist them? What made your transitions easier process? Learning to thrive after a part of you has died.
Talks held the third Thursday of each month at 5PM Pacific.
About the Facilitator
Laura Rowe is an Intuitive Strategist & Spiritual Seeker at The Vital Spirit. Living in Portland, Oregon, Laura founded The Vital Spirit in 2013. She has a background in business operations, a master’s degree in organizational management, and she has spent the last 35 years studying spiritual traditions and practices, and the last 12 years training in intuitive energy healing modalities.
Laura helps empaths and sensitives who have struggled their whole life with belonging. Explore How We Can Work Together