The Contemplative Dimension of the 12 Steps
By Thomas Keating
Session 9: The Energy Centers: “Our Lives Had Become Unmanageable”
The Energy Centers are part of the false-self system, what Fr. Thomas calls our emotional programs for happiness on the unconscious level (that can’t possibly work) and these are what lead to our lives becoming unmanageable. Fr. Thomas explores how working the 12-Step program, along with the divine therapy a practice of Centering Prayer offers, shows us how turning our lives over to God starts the divine action of dismantling the emotional programs so we can experience inner freedom.