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John Morton at MSIA's Conference of Joy, Fun and Laughter workshop, June 2022

Taking the Light Road

In your ministry, there’s always an opportunity to consider if there’s some kind of call for you to get involved. For the most part, I find that sending the Light is not personal. I work with the Light within so that there is a Light field all the time. – John Morton

The MSIA and PTS staff is blessed to have John Morton attend most of the MSIA staff meetings, which are characterized by J-R meditations, mutual support for the work, informality, lots of laughter, and John Morton blessings.  At the meeting held in July 2006, John shared with two people, and here is his sharing.  John’s responses seem quite appropriate to our times today and is followed by a blessing he gave titled, “Blessing of Light Action.”

Question: It seems like there’s so much going on in the world right now, and it seems like things in the world are speeding up in terms of things I could identify as “bad” or “disasters.” Do you have any perspective on how to hold that inside of me and how to work with it?

John: Every once in a while, I like to point out that there’s always been something, and a lot, going on in the world that we interpret as tumultuous, catastrophic, violent, or something like that. I don’t know of any time that it hasn’t been happening on the planet. But in these times, there is the technology that allows us to be much more conscious and aware of where it’s going on and how it’s going on. So always, there’s an opportunity, which is to take the Light road and the loving road and the peaceful road.

First, it’s important to do that for yourself so that you’re not interpreting that if something is happening in the world, this means something is broken with God or with your life or something like that. Obviously, there are lots of levels of consciousness working out through these situations. I’m thankful to be with people who tend not to resort to flinging bombs from one office to the other or something on that order.  MSIA gathers people who are obviously focusing on the higher-consciousness way of relating to one another and to situations.

The Light is within each one of us, all the time, every time. In one sense, people feel helpless when listening to the news. I don’t dwell on it. I hear people talk about the news with lots of opinions about what should be different. Often even the people in the situations say that they don’t know what to do even if they wanted to stop what is happening in the world.

One aspect of the situations and with those who are in the position to wreak havoc, is that there is something karmic there. We can send Light to help shift the situation to a more peaceful and loving one.  My experience with sending the Light as a Light action is often instantaneous so very little time is involved.

If you have some personal level of concern—with somebody or something that has a direct relationship to you—then that can change it to a 10-percent kind of thing for you to decide about. In your ministry, there’s always an opportunity to consider if there’s some kind of call for you to get involved. For the most part, I find that sending the Light is not personal. I work with the Light within so that there is a Light field all the time.

With the Traveler, there is always a consciousness of Light and love. Whatever is brought into my consciousness brings an opportunity to look at that before it goes into the Light field. I find with the Light it is important to first consider that whatever is involved is not personal unless I want to get involved. For the most part, I don’t want to get involved personally.

With whatever is going on in the world it is best to stay up.  Don’t let anything get you down. And if you are down, then you have a self-ministry right there: “Oops, I let it get me down. I let it depress me. I let it worry me. I let it take me into fear.” That just shows you a level inside of you that you are not holding up in love and Light.

Question: I’m working on recognizing the divinity in people that I see because it seems like that connects it into myself. Or maybe it works the other way around, like I connect into mine and I see theirs.

John: Stay with your experience and don’t move into the tendency, which you just demonstrated, to doubt your experience instead of just relating to it as best you can. Go ahead and get the expression out. And if you want to restate it because you have a clearer way of relating to it, go ahead such as, “Let me say that another way.” Or you just restate it.

Having freedom in your expression is important. Doubt, fear, and judgment tend to interfere with freedom for all involved.  Interference or infliction is not our Movement. Our Movement functions in the freedom of expression without infliction or harm to others.

We are not exempt from the law. If freedom of expression includes bashing people and making a mess of things, there will be karma as we have responsibility. Some people misinterpret what freedom means. It doesn’t mean freedom to violate the law. It really is freedom from the law, which comes into living in grace.

That begins in realizing that you are already a creation of perfection so that how you express yourself, the way that comes through, is perfect even when you don’t think so or even when the reflection of the world in some way criticizes, judges, or reacts. You still can realize that you have perfection going and you willingly, openly express that perfection for what it is, rather than try to change what already is done to something else, which doesn’t really work. Or to stop it or withhold it. That doesn’t really work, either.

The beauty of freely expressing who you are is we harmonize.  True freedom does not have any againstness. Here is a hint about freedom: if you ever experience yourself against something or someone, including yourself, you are off.

You might ask, “How do I work with that in freedom? There’s a freedom that functions through silence, peace, and quiet. Be still with yourself. Peace. Be still. This is an inner process. So, if you feel that you have lost yourself, then find who you are as an inner process.

Rather than interpret — “There’s something wrong; I should doubt myself, my consciousness is not fully aware of my who I am”— see this as a good opportunity to be consciously aware of your “I am.” We can consciously follow our breathing as an inner awareness. Consciously breathing in and out brings awareness of our connection to all things. Our “I am-ness” is God’s “I am-ness,” and it also includes all of God’s creation.

One of the opportunities we have is to do our inner awareness with our eyes open. It’s one thing to be able to go into a cave and retreat from the world and connect to our divinity. That is worthwhile. But the great masters do it with their eyes open, walking and talking and taking the Light road.

Baruch Bashan

Blessing of Light Action

Father-Mother-God, we welcome Your presence,

going to each and every one of us

at any time when we are gathered in this light action.

We bring it forward, serving the highest good of all concerned.

So, we are open to be in Your wisdom,

Your grace, Your healing, all the blessings.

We release and let go of any form of negativity,

especially at any unconscious level.

We ask for the assistance that comes through the Traveler on all levels,

and we’re especially welcoming the attunement of John-Roger.

We give thanks for these blessings,

the opportunity to be of service,

to be brought forward in what is being taught.

We are willing as students to learn

and move forward in cooperation with Your will.

Baruch Bashan

The above blessing is included in John’s most recent book, Blessings Here and Now, available at

1 thought on “Taking the Light Road”

  1. Iwuoha Patience

    Thanks dear Lord God and dear Travelers and dear Leigh for all the blessings that is already are for me and each one of us all. I love you and forever indebted to you.

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