The Contemplative Dimension of the 12 Steps
By Thomas Keating
Session 11: Unloading of the Unconscious
The deep rest we experience in Centering Prayer uncovers from the unconscious not only what troubles or upsets us in our interior life, but also what interferes in our relationships with others in community. Fr. Thomas offers us two points that assist us in consenting to the divine therapy, what can cause us unease in daily life. The first is self- acceptance—honestly accepting who we are without our defenses and projections. The second is reminding ourselves of our basic goodness.