I AM LOVE: A MEDITATION FOR SPIRITUAL HEALING
by: Carolyn Berghuis, MS, ND, CTN
Like every journey, you need a good road map. The journey toward happiness and peace is no different. This journey requires the healing balm of love, yet sometimes we are hurt and we find ourselves estranged from love, the one and only thing that can heal us. Excerpt from Chapter 14 of Understanding The Jesus Code
One thing is for certain – human suffering exists in this world. Mankind has experienced suffering since the Fall. However, freedom is available. Freedom from suffering, oddly enough, can be discovered as we walk through our pain and heartache instead of trying to avoid it. This is done when we invite love into the struggle and allow love to be our support. Carolyn’s I AM Love meditation is quickly becoming a safe haven for those who desire to grow through their pain and experience the bliss that awaits.
For the sake of the joy that lay before him he endured the cross, despising its shame, and has taken his seat at the right of the throne of God. – Hebrews 12:2.
You can practice this meditation anytime as it helps bring immediate peace by inviting love in. It can be particularly helpful when practiced during intense emotional pain, trauma and anxiety. This meditation helps re-orientate one towards God – the healer of all our ills.
Say three simple words repetitively, until you experience peace in your heart. There is no need to focus on your breath to receive respite from this prayer; however, you may want to practice deep breathing with this meditation.
I – Am – Love
Let’s Break This Prayer Down
- Whatever you say after these two words is vitally important for your well-being! How many times have we said “I am fat”, “I am ugly”, “I am so stupid”, “I am not good enough”.. and so the long list goes. And it doesn’t feel good when we say it! Why? Because these statements are not true, they are lies. They are not congruent with God’s view of you. In his eyes you are beautiful and wonderfully made. Your body knows a lie when it hears one! When you speak words of truth your cells respond positively and true, optimal health follows.
- I Am is also God’s name. When you speak it you are calling upon the creator of life itself – the One who is your divine physician.
- The vibration of love has the power to heal beyond human understanding. When we speak “I Am Love” we are speaking truth to our cells because we are created in the image of God who is love eternal. With love comes life and truth – both are required for our physical, emotional and spiritual health.
- God is also love. When you speak the word love you are again calling upon the one who alone can heal humanity. “I AM Love” can also be read as “God God”
While I recommend this prayer be used during acute trauma I also highly recommend its use as a form of meditation. To use it in this way I invite you to envision love entering into your heart or where ever you are experiencing pain. Picture love healing the pain while you surrender the pain at the foot of the cross, offering your pain to Jesus Christ. Then picture love living eternally in that space.
All will be well. You will see for yourself; every kind of thing shall be well. – Julian of Norwich
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