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WE ARE APPROACHING A SIGNIFICANT TIME. August is the birth month of our Centre and next year we will celebrate 49 years since The Centre burst into physical manifestation.
The age of 49, as we know, is a major change in the current of our lives. No longer are we attending to the karma of the past; now we enter the age of creativity and freedom, and work to build up the substance of our future lives.
Already a sense of newness can be felt. When we decided to take on a new name, we were responding to a spiritual impetus which was felt by all of us. Together we danced with the spirit.
Our founders, Rev Mario and Rev Colin, danced with the spirit; it led, and they learned to move with it. The result was creativity, freedom, life and purpose for many. Now it’s time for us to join this dance.
If you take the gift which I have offered you and are willing to dance with the spirit, as we have danced over the years, then you have taken on a great responsibility. You have to take something of my spirit and continue to flow in the spirit.
(Rev Mario Schoenmaker, OMC Luke Discourse 23)
At the 5th International Retreat for members and friends we will celebrate the great legacy given to us by our Founders. We will celebrate our calling, our enabling, our connections. We will see who we are, what we have, and what we are called to give and to do. We will awaken to and take in what the future requires of us realising that the spirit of truth is marching on, urging us forward to new expressions.
During this retreat we will go to the heart of the vision of The Centre. We are in a new phase, we have a new name, and we will explore what that opens up to us at this important time in our history. We will explore how we may express and proclaim today the beautiful ministry given to us.
We will explore what it is to be led and guided by the spirit, what it is to dance with the spirit, and what courage, faith and boldness is required, what attunement and awareness, what responsiveness and nimbleness. And what must be left behind and set aside.
We invite you to join with members from communities everywhere for the celebrations and realisations of this significant time.
Come and join us in Melbourne in August 2018. Celebrate our 49th birthday and be part of what we are growing into. Come and dance with the spirit!