“I AM Needed”
One day mid-week, I found myself working at home, writing, networking, and so on, with no clients scheduled. I tend to prefer days when I have clients scheduled, because then I feel “needed.” Of course, God’s Presence through us is needed every day, but there are times when we may experience that truth more than others.
To remind myself that I AM (meaning the Divine Presence in each of us) needed every day, I affirmed “I AM needed” a couple of times that day. The power of I AM statements is well-documented; my favorite book on this subject is The I AM Discourses, which channels Saint Germain.
In the evening, I decided to prepare my recycling and then take out both my trash and recycling. I thought about activities I would like to attend, but for which I did not want to spare the funds, and I thought about staying home and writing my book. While humbly squatting on the kitchen floor and loving the earth by sorting recyclable items, I prayed, “I AM needed. God, how AM I needed?” What I heard was, “write your book.” So, I planned to take out the recycling, go for a walk, eat, and write my book that evening.
Next, I took out my recycling and my trash and then walked along the sidewalk towards the Twinbrook Recreation Center and park where I like to walk among the tall trees and over the twin brooks.
I had hardly walked down the sidewalk along busy Twinbrook Parkway, when I saw a young boy sitting awkwardly by the sidewalk with his backpack. There was no one close by, so I asked him, “Is everything okay?”
The boy replied, “No, I’m lost. I’m on the phone with my mother, but for some reason, my phone app isn’t working her to show her where I am.”
I told him I would be happy to stay with him until his mother got there. I realized that it can be very hard to describe where we were, because even describing the nearby entrance to my apartment complex is complicated by similar names and signs along Twinbrook Parkway. So, I offered to speak with his mother on his phone.
We kept communicating with his mom, who seemed to be taking an unexpectedly long time to find him, which I understand because of the difficulty of describing which sign we were standing by at that point.
Finally, the boy said, “I see her,” and pointed to her walking on the sidewalk. I could barely see her in the distance, as he started to run and turned briefly towards me to throw the word “thanks” over his shoulder.
I followed him, saying, “I want to make sure it’s your mother,” and hurried up the sidewalk as well.
When his mother got to me, she hugged me, as she felt so relieved and grateful for the help finding her son. I hugged the boy as well, and we all left on our now happy ways.
It turned out that, only about five minutes after my prayer, I AM was needed through me!
A simple prayer, and apparently a prayer that God will hurry to answer: “I AM needed. God, how AM I needed?” What will the world be like if more of us pray this prayer? A wonderful, maybe even heavenly place indeed!
Love and light,