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The Center Explained

What is the function of The Center?

Yet there will always be this place of rest to which you can return.  And you will be more aware of this quiet center of the storm than all its raging activity.  This quiet center, in which you do nothing, will remain with you, giving you rest in the midst of every busy doing on which you are sent.  For from this center will you be directed how to use the body sinlessly.  It is this center, from which the body is absent, that will keep it so in your awareness of it. (T18.VII.1:8)

Have you ever thought that there must be a better way?  The Center is for those of us who have heard the call to come home and have been assigned to use the Center to do so.  We are committed to awakening to the Christ.

The Center

This is The Center. This is home. This is where we come from and where we return to. This is the only “reality”. This is where we stand to declare the insignificance of the body, the little self, and the world and it’s stories. This is where we allow our healing, our release from fear.

Many ask, “If we are not standing as a body, a little self in the world participating in its stories then where do we stand?” We stand here at The Center- the observatory where our commitment is to peace, to remembering what we are and to forgiveness- not making it real one day at a time. This is where we do our mind training- our freedom work. It is a come from, a declaration of identity, a remembrance.

We know we have gone off course when we make anything outside our mind training significant. We have identified once again as a body- the little self that seem to operate in the world. Just as if we had fallen off the wagon- we must recommit and work to regain our sobriety. We must detox and sober up of ego thinking reaffirming our identification as mind and spirit, as the Son of God reclaiming our awareness of what we are in truth.

Brothers may we travel jointly and lightly home to God.  We cannot fail for it is our will and God’s.

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Not Making it Real

The Practice of Forgiveness

Our acceptance of the world we see as our “reality” is what makes it seem to be. By withdrawing our acceptance of it, remembering that it is not real, or forgiving it we will be able to transcend it and remember who we are in truth.

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Prayer of Remembrance

We are at home in the arms of God. We are asleep dreaming that we are not. Our acceptance of the dream as real has us believing that it is. In reality, there is no past and no future. There is nothing happening but a projection of the one mind.

In our commitment to remembering that this is a projection, is not real, is not us, we declare this to be the only day there is. Nothing happened before this day and nothing will happen after this day.

Our job is forgiveness through mind training. Our job is not to achieve anything in the illusion. Our job is not to save ourselves from some illusory threat. The story is what the story is. Nothing. Our job is not to change the story. Our job is to use the story to identify the blocks to love’s presence so that we might offer them to the Holy Spirit for correction. It is these blocks, that we have made and accepted as real, that keep us from remembering our Self, that keep us suffering. We have done this thing and it is this we would undo.

We acknowledge that in this moment we are exactly where we need to be with exactly the right tools to do what we need to do. So Holy Spirit give us our orders for today. Tell us exactly what to do, what to say, and what to think. Tell us who, what, where and when and we will do it. We will do it and it will be used by the collective to remember who we are in truth that we might get home to God.

In our acceptance of You as guide, Holy Spirit, we disavow the ego’s voice and embrace Yours. By following Your guidance we declare the separation, the illusion, the ego and the selves we have made to be unreal. We do not accept them as real and in doing so, we are saved.

Holy Spirit, we are Your humble servants and in our surrender we embrace our Father and our total dependence on Him. We did not make ourselves nor are we martyrs to His unjust punishment. He did not abandon us nor is He laying in wait to retaliate against us. He is our beloved Father Who loves us beyond measure now and forever. Created by Him and like Him, we are the supernatural sinless Son of God eternally. Nothing has changed that, nothing could change that and nothing ever will.

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“How else can you find joy in a joyless place except by realizing that you are not there? “

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“It takes great learning both to realize and to accept the fact that the world has nothing to give. “

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“What is temptation but a wish to make illusions real? “

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