Dear Light Group,

As was the case with Jesus–and as is the case with each one of us–the birth of the Christ is just the beginning. After birth, two themes of the early days of Jesus’s life–and of ours–are purification and protection.

Wise men visited the baby Jesus, bringing him gold. Gold, Jim Goure told us, is symbolic of purity, gold being the purest of minerals. And so it is with us: we strengthen the baby Christ within us by purifying ourselves. There may have been impure substances that we have taken within through food, or there may be impure thoughts and emotions that we’ve had over the years. These need to be purified. The first step of the Effective Prayer, where we release negatives to the Light, can aid with this purification process.

Then there is the need for protection The wise men were warned in a dream not to return to Herod, who wanted to destroy the Christ, and an angel appeared to Joseph, telling him to take Jesus and Mary and flee to Egypt. The sixth step of the Effective Prayer helps us protect the child Christ within us: “I am in a bubble of Light, and only Light can come to me and only Light be here.” Having protection allows the Christ child to mature and strengthen before it goes back into the world. And as this Christ matures, we become one with the Creator within.

A prayer that can help us connect with the Christ and the Creator within is this:

Thank you, God, for maturing the Christ in us, so we can walk free and grow more into, ‘I and the Creator are one.’ Thank you, God, for maturing the Christ in us so we can see the Creator in everyone.

I release all of my past to the Light. I release all of my negatives to the Light. I release all of my fears to the Light. I release all of my human relationships to the Light. I release my opinion of myself to the Light. I release my future to the Light. I release my human desires to the Light. I release my judging to the Light.

The Creator in me creates Light, Love, and Peace throughout my being. The Creator in me creates Light, Love, and Peace in everyone with whom I come in contact. The Creator in me creates Light, Love, and Peace throughout the United States. The Creator in me creates Light, Love, and Peace in the leaders of the United States. The Creator in me creates Light, Love, and Peace throughout the countries of the world. The Creator in me creates Light, Love, and Peace in the leaders of all nations. The Creator in me creates Light, Love, and Peace throughout the governments of all the nations. The Creator in me creates Light, Love, and Peace in the food, water, and shelter of planet Earth.

Now Earth has become a radiant Light. And this Light radiates throughout the universe, touching all the stars throughout this universe and all universes. And all the planets and all the stars now radiate back to Earth, to us.

Into this Light, Love, and Peace, I now place my loved ones. Into this Light, Love, and Peace I place all who need healing. This Light, Love, and Peace heals them all, so they are made whole and complete and new.

Thank you, God, for making it so. And as we go forth during these holy days, we thank you for the Christ Star, shining forth from the center, filling all of us with Thy Light and Love and Peace, touching everyone and everything.

Love and Light,
Tully