I AM Love, and I AM in Love with Eternal Spirit

I AM Love, and I AM in Love with Eternal Spirit

The words “eternal” and “spirit” mean so many different concepts to so many different people.  Yet, around the world, there exist concepts of the divine, the sacred, spirit, soul, and in general, non-material qualities such as virtues, as well as principles such as “what goes around comes around” which we share in common.  These concepts of virtues and principles, along with concepts of the divine, what is sacred, the soul, and spirit often guide and generally enhance life for us as individuals and as humanity.*

As we affirm, “I AM Love, and I AM in Love with Eternal Spirit,” we refer to the Divine Self as “I AM,” which represents both our soul-self or Higher Self and the transcendent aspects of Self, embodied in others, permeating the universe, and existing beyond the universe as well.

Love with a capital “L” here refers to divine, unconditional love, which comes with the intention of blessing and the energy of non-attachment.

Eternal here refers to that which lasts beyond each human generation, and indeed, beyond our imagining.

Spirit, then is the interesting word that I invite us to explore for our own connections with the meaning of the word.  What does “Spirit” mean to you?  What is your first gut reaction to that word?  Is it rejection?  Frustration?  Peace and joy?  Is it Love?

Recently, a man who sometimes attends our Friday evening Meditations & Affirmations** shared with me a view of what we actually can pass onto others that we can leave as a living legacy when we die.  (Those are not his words, but my own expression of his views.) Although we do not exist beyond death in his belief system, he believes that we can pass on happiness to others, and that this is something really important for us to do.  Well, it is certainly unconditionally loving to spread happiness with other people and to seek to leave a legacy of happiness on this earth.

We could, then, call happiness an aspect of spirit, perhaps even an aspect of Eternal Spirit.

This is one example of tuning into our own internal beliefs and priorities and discovering what we would love to believe is eternal and truly of Spirit.  For some of us, the primary word might be “compassion,” or perhaps, “peace.”  Is it some non-material quality that nonetheless can enhance life on this earth?

What dawned on me, is that, for some of us, we might feel perfectly comfortable saying, “I AM Love and I am in Love with God,” because we believe in God as an unconditionally loving Source and Guide in life, but that really, what is important is to discover divine or sacred qualities that we actually are in love with such as happiness, joy, peace, harmony, generosity, compassion, empathy, courage, strength, and so on.

Next, I invite us to become aware of how we truly enjoy experience these qualities or states of being in ourselves.  Doesn’t it feel good, for instance, when we feel courageous in the face of potential danger?  Doesn’t it feel good when we feel peace and love, joy and bliss?  Doesn’t feel even more heavenly when we are able, say, to make a child or a really old person feel happy?

These are qualities of Eternal Spirit, and what I invite us to be aware of is that we are all in love with some spiritual qualities and aspects of Being.  So, what do you love about Being on this planet?  What do you love as you experience being human, whether during meditation, working, playing, serving a greater good, or just being with others?

What is that spiritual (non-material) quality that you absolutely love?

I would suggest that all of us love Eternal Spirit in some way and to some degree, and how cool is that?  Let’s keep the love flowing, and see if we can spread this love and happiness all the way around the world, because, “We Are Love, and We Are in Love with Eternal Spirit.”

With a grateful heart, I pray it may be so.

Love and Light,

Carol “Anandi”

* The concept of “God” and of “Allah” have become divisive among human beings of different religious views and different cultures, therefore, I invite us, for a moment, to reflect on the meaning of Eternal Spirit, in order to move us collectively beyond patriarchal, domineering, war-like, judgmental, and controlling views of the Divine, and get to the real, true nature of Divinity.

**Part of the Self-Realization Community events offered in the Greater Washington, DC area, along with Tuesday evening Meditations & Affirmations near Dupont Circle, and once-a-month Sunday Celebrations in Rockville, Maryland.  For more information, please go to:


“You don’t own anything in this world. You don’t even own your life; If you owned your life, you wouldn’t die.” – Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri


About selfrealizationtherapy

I am a healer, life coach, author, and spiritual teacher. 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, WhatsApp, or Facetime; please email me at: carol.dodson.richardson@gmail.com to schedule a session. My goal is to assist you in connecting with your Higher Self to find fulfillment, peace, health, and happiness in life. I typically work with people for about six weeks, and then they either take classes with me and advance more, or simply go their happy way. While I cannot guarantee results, many clients find that in a few short weeks, more is accomplished than could be with years of traditional talk therapy. Born on the equator in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, I grew up moving back-and-forth between Africa and the United States my whole childhood and youth. We lived in three different countries in Africa, and three different states in the USA. I now live in Maryland, close to Washington, DC. I was widowed at the age of 28 when my 34-year-old husband died suddenly of a cerebral aneurysm that hemorrhaged, leaving me with an infant and a toddler. This crisis led me to believe that God loves us even when "bad" things happen, and also led me to pursue spirituality and become a minister. In 1996, thanks to "Autobiography of a Yogi" by Paramhansa Yogananda, and a meditation class called Raja Yoga, I started on an Eastern spiritual path, a journey which included becoming a healer and a mystic. 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, I perceive a unity in my readings in Eastern religions and in Biblical studies. As a result, I believe the original message of Jesus Christ was and is a call to Self-Realization, which may also be called following The Way (a term used in the book of Acts by very early "Christians," although they did not call themselves "Christians;" they called themselves Followers of 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 or Christ-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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