Living the I AM, Part 3

Today, as I began to practice the I AM as a mantra, I became aware that the essence of I AM is to bless.  The awareness in my head became that, if I AM going to be I AM, then I exist to bless others.  In other words, the activity of I AM in this world is blessing.  As I AM, my purpose is to bless others.  When we live the I AM, there is no need to be concerned about whether or not we will be blessed, because the focus is continually on blessing others in our mental level, but the larger presence of I AM is also always intending blessing for us as well.  Angel Carol by Shauna Nourha

In the I AM, there is no need to worry.   In the I AM, there is no need for fear.

Existing for others is a blessing, for as we bless, so are we also blessed.  To discover one’s identity as someone who blesses others can take awhile to develop.  I dropped that consciousness for a moment last night, while walking home very late from the DC metro, having walked over 10 miles yesterday, and feeling a little tired.  Nonetheless, I also felt very light and energized, because I had not eaten much food (I know that sounds counterintuitive – but I had been at a spiritual event for several hours, imbibing spiritual food – prana, living water, Logos, chi, the bread of life, the Word.)  Even so, I had a moment of dropping the smile of peace and bliss, only to see a young man, a stranger, smile and nod at me in the parking garage.

Oh, I did regret that moment of failing to respond energetically with a nod, a smile.  Maybe I was somewhat smiling, or energetically glowing; I don’t know.  Nodding is not a customary habit for me, but smiling is certainly becoming one.  I exist to bless – everyone.  Everyone is precious, so I regret not recognizing another precious soul with a symbolic affirmation.

I have found that I only need to repeat the I AM as mantra when my consciousness needs some prodding to rise up.  Visualizing the beautifully-opened petals of the thousand-petalled lotus with the pearl of the Bindu chakra above can also maintain this consciousness, once one has attained it.

It seems that the more we exist to bless others, the more blessed we become.  Affirming “I AM” lightly with our mind allows us to be aware of a larger circle of reality, without engaging the left-brain, goal-oriented mind that becomes so easily attached to outcomes based on our behaviors.

I AM.  I exist to bless, and I AM one with the I AM who blesses me; therefore, I exist in a state of trust.  As I trust I AM, I allow peace to pervade my being.  As I remain “affectionately detached,” to quote Ravindra Kumar, from Kundalini for Beginners, I allow life to flow and to unfold as is needed, rather than controlling it with my ego.

I rejoice.  I AM grateful.  I AM blessing.  I trust.  I AM blessed.

I allow myself to empty, to allow consciousness to flow through me; in doing so, I become more easily aware of those who need my blessing.  I AM, and my activity is blessing.

May you be blessed by the I AM presence within you,

Nonnie

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About selfrealizationtherapy

I am an energy healer, intuitive life coach, author, meditation teacher, and inspirational speaker. While I am ordained in the Christian tradition, I have also studied Eastern spiritual disciplines and practices, including Raja Yoga Meditation; Intuitive Coaching; Reiki; Falun Gong; and other forms of energy healing for both people and animals. I am available for distance healing and spiritual coaching via phone, Skype, or Facetime; please email me at: carol.dodson.richardson@gmail.com to schedule a session. On Thursday, May 27, 2010, I experienced what I call an Enlightenment Vision, in which I ascended and was blessed by Ascended Masters of many faiths: Master Lao Tzu, Mother Mary, Mary Magdalene, Jesus Christ, Lord Buddha, Paramahansa Yogananda, High Priest Melchizedek, Lady Kwan Yin, Master Usui, and then by the Seven Archangels of the Seven Rays. After this vision, the teachings in Higher Consciousness began. Apparently, my crown chakra was opened, and direct contact with the Ascended Masters has been possible ever since. My message to everyone is: this is possible for you to achieve as well, although getting there is not necessarily quick or easy. With a Master of Divinity degree from Vanderbilt University Divinity School, a Master of Public Health degree from the University of Texas Health Center at Houston, and a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology from Texas Christian University, my personal vision is to be a healer and guru-doula, empowering people to experience and to give birth to the divine within themselves, individually and in community. Perceiving a unity in my readings in Eastern religions and in Biblical studies, I believe the original message of Jesus Christ was and is a call to Self-Realization, which may also be called following The Way. The Way, or the Tao consists of the practice of peace and love in every moment, honoring the Divine Presence within ourselves as well as within others. The Way of early Christianity was a spiritual practice which similarly focused not on the material world, but on the practice of Divine Presence within the earthly realm. When we practice The Way, or The Tao, we become one with Divine Peace, Love, and even bliss. When we attain this, we experience the "Kingdom of God" or Reign of God, within ourselves, Nirvana or possibly Samadhi. Achieving this Way within each of ourselves is the only way we will be able to usher in the Reign of Divine presence among us all here on earth. The ultimate goal of The Way, and of Self-Realization, is the attainment of unity with the Divine Consciousness, or Buddha-Consciousness orChrist-Consciousness, within, and beyond our normal mortal mind. This Unity-Consciousness is eternal, but begins in the here and now. May it be so.
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