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,
* 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