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Autumnal Equinox Celebration! Weekend Events

Happy Autumnal Equinox! We’re celebrating the change of seasons! A beautiful moth appeared at the front door of the Light Center yesterday, so we’ve adopted it as our emblem for the Equinox celebration weekend. In a time of hurricanes, earthquakes, and inner and outer turmoil, we celebrate the Beauty of Autumn and the Energy of Prayer. Prayer to us means focused intention on Light, Love, Joy and Peace for Earth. This was the original focus of the Light Center and still is. Join us daily at Noon for planetary prayer, or tune in any time to the Peace established here by decades of prayer focused on Light. 

This weekend also marks the ending of two seasonal events–Rev. Heidi’s Open Your Chakras and the UR Drumming Circle with Jonna Rae Bartges and Nicholas Andrea.

Rev. Heidi’s session on Saturday runs from 2 to 4 p.m., focusing on “Spirit” with a exploration of energies of the fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh chakras.

Also, Saturday from 6:30 to 8 p.m. is the last drumming session for this year, outside at the labyrinth. Bring your drum, sacred sound instrument, and canvas chair or just come and sing along with songs from other cultures, led by Nicholas and Jonna Rae. 

On Sunday, we welcome back our friend, Richard Shulman, who will play a special concert flavored by autumn energy on the Kawaii Grand Piano in the geodesic prayer dome. Advance tickets: $15; onsite $20. To pre-register for Richard’s concert:  

Advance Tickets


Weekly Prayer 9/24/17

Dear Light Group,

It is time to get serious about prayer for peace, particularly as it relates to North Korea. North Korea has been exploding nuclear devices. Decades of diplomacy with North Korea appear to have failed, so the United Nations and the United States are tightening sanctions on North Korea.  
 
Potentially there are millions of lives at stake. The capital of South Korea, Seoul, has a metropolitan population of approximately 25 million. Seoul is only about 35 miles from the North Korean border. North Korea has a massive array of artillery on its border aimed at Seoul–in addition to its nuclear weapons. The metropolitan population of Tokyo, Japan, another North Korean target, is approaching 38 million. North Korea has recently shot rockets over Japanese territory.
 
The key players in this drama are the North Koreans, the South Koreans, the Chinese, the Japanese, and the Americans. My suggestion is that we pray for all of them.
Prayers you might consider would include:
 
  • The Creator in Kim Jong-Un, the leader of North Korea, fills him with Light and Love and directs his life to Light. The Creator in the generals and scientists of North Korea fills them with Light and Love and directs their lives to Light. The Creator in the people of North Korea fills them with Light and Love and directs their lives to Light.
  • The Creator in Moon Jae-In, the president of South Korea, fills him Light and Love and directs his life to Light. The Creator in the people of South Korea fills them with Light and Love and directs their lives to Light.
  • The Creator in Xi Jinping, the leader of China, fills him with Light and Love and directs his life to Light.  The Creator in the leaders of the People’s Liberation Army of China fills them with Light and Love and directs their lives to Light. The Creator in the people of China fills them with Light and Love and directs their lives to Light.
  • The Creator in Shinzo Abe, the prime minister of Japan, fills him with Light and Love and directs his life to Light. The Creator in the Japanese people fills them with Light and Love and directs their lives to Light.
  • The Creator in President Donald Trump fills him with Light and Love and directs his life to Light.  The Creator in the leaders of the United States’ military fills them with Light and Love and directs their lives to Light. The Creator in the American people fills them with Light and Love and directs their lives to Light.
  • The Creator in me creates Light, Love, and Peace throughout my being. The Creator in me replaces the war consciousness throughout my being with Peace.  
  • The Creator creates Peace in every kingdom and every atom that exists on planet Earth.  
  • Earth releases all of its past to the Light. Earth releases its consciousness of killing to the Light. Earth releases its consciousness of war to the Light. Earth changes the vibrations of war to Light. The war consciousness of Earth is changed to Light.
  • Thank you, God, for starting this new world, a world of Peace, a world of goodwill among people, a world of trust, a world of loving one another, a world of serving and helping one another. Thank you, God, for filling all people on Earth with Love, for healing them, and for directing their lives to Light. Thank you, God, for each one of us.  Amen.
 
Love and Light,
Tully

Weekly Prayer 9-16-17

Dear Light Group,

One of Jim Goure’s lectures was entitled “Myths and Misunderstandings.” In that lecture, he said that many people have a mythical understanding of God.

For example, when he would look inwardly as people were praying, Jim would often see that people were praying to God as a man with a white beard who had a sword in one hand and a scepter in the other. The sword was to punish us when we were bad, and the scepter was to reward us when we were good. False, said Jim.  That’s not what God is.

Nor, said Jim, should we make a god out of Jesus. That was a controversial thing for Jim to say, especially living in the Bible Belt of the South. But in Jim’s reading of the Bible, Jesus never said, “Pray to me.” Instead, Jesus said, “Pray to our Father, which art in heaven.” Elsewhere, Jesus said that the kingdom of heaven is within–within each one of us. And the Bible indicates that God is Light, Love, Truth, and Spirit. So if the Father is in heaven, and if that heaven is within each one of us, and if the nature of the Father is Light, Love, Truth, and Spirit, it follows, said Jim, that we should be praying, not to an individual, but to Light, Love, Truth, and Spirit.

In a similar vein, Jim had an unorthodox interpretation of the Second Coming. Most Christians believe in the Second Coming of Christ. This, Jim implied, is another myth, in the sense that the real Second Coming is the coming of Divine consciousness in each one of us. In our original creation, we were one with the Divine. We have fallen from that consciousness. The real Second Coming, said Jim, is when we return to that undiluted Divine Consciousness that was ours in the original creation.

There were other myths that Jim dispelled. One of those myths is the myth of a superior religion, that our religion is better than anyone else’s religion. For centuries, Christians tried to save other religions from their sinful ways. There are other religions or religious sects today that see any religion other than their own as being blasphemous. Considerable violence is still being done in the name of religion.

Jim’s point in dispelling these various myths was that this is a time of growth on planet Earth, and for us to accomplish this growth, we must get rid of misunderstandings.

In that spirit, you might want to try a prayer such as, “Thank you, God, for Thy Truth coming to planet Earth.  Thank you, God, for opening all of us to Thy Truth. Thank you, God, for helping us to see that there is no God but Thee. Thank you, God, for helping us to walk in Thy ways. Thank you, God, for helping us to live Thy Truth, Thy Light, Thy Love, Thy Spirit. Thank you, God, for helping us to know Thy Kingdom, for helping us to know Thy Heaven that resides in each one of us.  Amen.”

Love and Light,
Tully