When I first started my page titled “Relief–Refreshing”…

…I began the content with the best words I could remember. Tonight I found out more about the man (Jim V. Goure) who gave me those words 35 years ago, and I’m moved to share that information with you,  found at http://www.urlight.org/?page_id=14:   …

Jim was a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and served as a Commander in the Navy shortly after World War II, then was attached to the Atomic Energy Commission in Washington, D.C. as a Senior Executive Officer. During his work with this commission, Jim became aware of the very real threat of a nuclear war. He realized that none of the methods tried had established world peace. For years Jim had been protecting himself and loved ones by placing them in “bubbles of light.” The same could be done for the planet, he said, so he asked friends in Virginia Beach to join with his family using the Effective Prayer  [see below].

In 1970, he took early retirement and moved with his wife, Diana, and their 228eight  children to Black Mountain, NC. Here in the nurturing energy of these mountains, Jim and his family began to pray for peace four times every day. In 1976, Jim and Diana formed UNITED RESEARCH, INC., a nonprofit corporation to provide a vehicle for the receipt of individuals to have a place to come and pray and meditate.

I’m not a religious person, but a hopeful one. That year I had attended the Friends Yearly Gathering and had met an older woman with the most startling blue eyes I had ever seen. I mentioned her to Jim when I visited the Light Center , and he spoke her name (Mary Gilbert) and said that she was living with them at the Light Center.

In December 1986, Jim made his transition, but his legacy continues. Diana made her transition on September 11, 2013.


Imagine that you are being filled with a soothing white light that permeates your entire body, then say to yourself the following, as often as seems useful:

I release to the light all my past…                     I release to the light all my negatives…                                                                         I release to the light all my fears…                                                                                            I release to the light all my human relationships…                                                                                              I release to the light my future…                                                                                                                                I release to the light my death…                                                                              I release to the light my inner self…

I am a LIGHT BEING       I RADIATE the light from my light center throughout my being                                                I radiate the light from my light center to EVERYONE                                                              I radiate the light from my light center to EVERYTHING                                                     I am in a BUBBLE of light and only light can come to me and only light can be here  now.

(Optional: Thank you God for everything).


About Nan Mykel

At 79, I was just about to stop keeping a journal, but that felt like accepting that growth was finished. I don't want to be finished, yet! I'm 80 now, and struggling to communicate with you, if you'll come and set awhile. P.S. My how time flies! I'm 82 now.
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2 Responses to When I first started my page titled “Relief–Refreshing”…

  1. Thank you so very much for this. I copied it down and will use it.


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