Dear Light Group,

With its shopping and sparkle and family obligations, Christmas can be fun…and distracting. Happiness is a good thing, so let’s not diminish the fun part of Christmas. But can we simultaneously address the distraction? As we get wrapped up in various Christmas-related activities, are we remembering the whole point of the story of the Christ? Are we remembering to be the Christ ourselves?

Jesus said, “The things I do you can do and greater” and “Be ye perfect as your Father in heaven is perfect” and “Ye are the Light of the world.” You’re It. That was his basic message. You have the Christ within you. Find it. Be it.

As it turns out, that’s a tad more difficult than it might seem. The major reason that’s so is that our egos keep butting in and misleading us. The demands of society and family and friends can also get in the way. So can those aforementioned distractions.

So let’s take a few moments this Saturday to remind ourselves of who we really are and of what our true purpose is.

One way to get started is to give thanks for the presence of the Christ on Earth. You could begin with, “Thank you, God, for the presence of Jesus on Earth. Thank you, God, for the presence of every Christed being on Earth.” Here, you might want to name the spiritual masters you feel closest to, giving thanks for the fact that they have been physically present on Earth.

Then give thanks for the Christ within yourself: “Thank you, God, for the presence of the Christ within me.” Take a moment to recognize your own Christed behavior: “Thank you, God, for revealing to me those times when I acted from the consciousness of the Christ.”

From there, give thanks for the Christ in everyone: “Thank you, God, for the Christ in my family members. Thank you, God, for the Christ in my friends. Thank you, God, for the Christ in everyone I interact with. Thank you, God, for the Christ in everyone in America. Thank you, God, for the Christ in everyone throughout planet Earth.”

You might want to wrap up with, “Thank you, God, for this Christmas being filled with the spirit of the Christ, in me and in everyone and everything.”

Love and Light,
Tully