Centering Prayer to Heal the Aggressor-Victim Mental Filter (aka V___ D___ Syndrome) … by Alice ..

Dear Ones,

Yesterday I went to a morning “Silent Saturday” retreat at Holy Spirit Retreat Center in Encino, California (1), and there I learned the Method of Centering Prayer described here: http://www.wikihow.com/Do-Centering-Prayer (2) This is a prayer technique taught through Contemplative Outreach, LTD., whose spiritual guide is Fr. Thomas Keating.

It’s a simple technique of shutting the door to the senses and the world, focusing on the heart. This center of awareness could be center of the chest, or the physical heart, which is slightly to the left in the chest…

  • I found when I focuses on the center of the chest, I homed in on the sound and motion of my lungs, and their crepuscular motion.
  • I found when I focuses slightly to the left, I homed in on the sound and motion of my heart, which practice I chose as my favorite.

Then one picks a simple Word, such as ‘Jesus’, ‘Abba’. ‘Christ’, ‘God’, ‘Father’, ‘Mother’, ‘Mary’, ‘Amen’, ‘Faith’, ‘Trust’, ‘Love’, ‘Joy’, ‘Grace’, ‘Peace’, ‘Let Go’, ‘Listen’, ‘Silence’, ‘Stillness’, or such like.

So, I’m concentrating on my heart. Then a random thought arises. At this, in my heart, I say my chosen Word. There may be a stretch of silence, with no thought arising, during which my attention is purely focused on my heart. Then another thought arises. Once more, I say my favorite Word.

I took to this meditation immediately, and found it right away led me into the sort of Divine Love described in the poems of Rumi.

I was practicing the meditation last night, while lying flat on my back in ‘Corpse Pose’, and noticed the Aggressor-Victim mental filter (also known on the clair plane as V___ D___ Syndrome) playing out in my mind.

ShavasanaCorpse Pose (3)

In EMF terms, I would describe this Victim-Aggressor mental filter as a filtering of the Incoming Light by a glitch of about three points of light closure in my Crown Chakra (7th chakra oldstyle, located at the top of my head).

As I brought attention from the astral play caused by the Crown Chakra glitch, back to my heart by repetition of my chosen Word, I felt the glitches fill with light, and the astral play suddenly ceased. All the actors vanished. I was left mainly in the near silence of my softly sususurrating heart.

So there it is, and so I’ve found: Centering Prayer is a way to heal the Victim-Aggressor Mental Filter (aka V___ D___ Syndrome).

In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars

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MORE INFORMATION

(1) Holy Spirit Retreat Center in Encino, California, http://www.hsrcenter.com/

(2) More on Centering Prayer: http://www.contemplativeoutreach.org/category/category/centering-prayer

(3) Yoga postures Shavasana, by Joseph RENGER , from https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Shavasana.jpg … Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.

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