What is an I AM Command?
You could call it an affirmation, a decree, a statement, or a command.
For me, “command” is powerful because it calls to the forefront my response-ability to shift my perspective and experience of myself and life in any moment.
It is a state of being and knowing.
Some say affirmations don’t work. There is only one reason for this, and it is our own doubt. You can say, “I Am Abundance,” a million times, but then you have also the reasoning and emotional response that comes with it, you have given your power away. This could sound like, “I don’t have enough money to pay for xyz, I don’t have enough time for xyz, I don’t really deserve it, There isn’t enough of xyz and the news says so, it’s not possible, and the experts say so, I’ve been hurt so many times in the past that I don’t really think there’s the type of partner I want out there…” The list can go on, in all areas of your life. I think you get the idea!
The good news: LOVE is the most powerful force in the universe, stronger than your doubt.
I AM is a prayer.
Gregg Braden has talked about types of prayer, one being a felt present moment experience of the wanted manifestation. Praying for rain becomes “praying rain”: feeling the wet soil beneath your feet and the rain on your face, smelling the air, and being filled with gratitude for the rain here and now, in the present moment.
I AM means God In Action.
God In Action is YOU, the one with a body, a mind, and emotions.
You are not your experiences or your personality. YOU are having those experiences in this beautiful body that allows you to be alive on this planet, God in Action!
When you state, “I AM”, you are calling forth the Divine, God, Source, call it what you will, as the Driver of your life, the Commander of your ship. You are remembering, awakening, to your authentic Self.
I AM is stated not from wishing, not from begging, but from your heart, with your sincerity.
I AM is self-sustaining, not dependent on any outer experience, for Source is, was and all-ways has been.
It is not outside you, not something outside you that will save you or fix things for you. God is unconditionally loving, and the Universe supports any experience you wish to have, for every experience is filled with the opportunity to love more than ever before.
When you “Take the Command”, for example, “I AM Abundance,” you are claiming YOUR Mastery, meaning your response-ability of your God-Given free will to play this game of life and perceive your experiences in any way you choose.
How often and in how many ways have we given our power away to others? To our Mom and Dad, to our teachers, to the experts, to money, to time….
Yes, when we were children, we depended on our parents to teach us, to care for us.
Now we are the parents. We parent ourselves through the power and uplifted perspective of our I AM Presence. This is our true divine nature, that in ALL WAYS is connected, and in fact One with, God Source.
We love, unconditionally and with great compassion, the part of ourselves that has been hurt, that is afraid, that is angry, that has been betrayed, that is so intelligent it can talk ourselves out of believing that joy is our birthright and that miracles are natural.
Again, we COMMAND because we have free will. Our authentic selves, our “Higher Self”, is happy to let the fearful and doubtful part of us run the show. This is because it knows the higher game afoot, and that all is unfolding truly perfectly.
Dear one, we have come to a point in our evolution that it is time to wake up more than ever before. Yes, we continue this unending beautiful evolution, AND NOW it is the time to claim our ability to create a world of abundance, care, love, compassion, unity and vibrant well-being for ALL. This starts with you, for you!
As you take the command, “I AM,” with great sincerity yet with relaxed ease, miracles happen. We command, yet we surrender our habit of trying to control anything.
All that’s necessary is your loving sincerity, including your sincere desire to trust yourself, trust life, and trust the Universe.
Little you, the one trying to control your life and the world, seeking to fix all the problems, is not the one taking the command. Remember this when you might think, “Who am I to command life?” Good question, “Who Am I?”, yes? Unraveling the training that God is outside you, that you are not Divine, less than a beautiful powerful spark of divinity that has separated so far from its Source that it forgot who it is, and to use that forgetting to insert love and compassion more than ever before, is a good place to start.
Divine You, the one that is ONE with Source and all creation, the one who loves all of you and all of life exactly as it is and is not, is the Commander.
I AM…God In Action. Self-sustaining, it cannot be shifted by any judgment, any external experience. You are safe in this peace-filled eternal Presence, knowing that this game of life is temporary, always changing. Yet within you, the truth of who you really are, is the Eternal.
Now, go forth with your affirmations, your visualizations, with the power of I AM! Place your hands on your heart and take some relaxing breaths. Magic and miracles are natural!
How will you know if you’re experiencing that power? You may notice ease, presence, peace, gratitude, joy, love, bubble up. Nothing to force, nothing to try harder to make happen. Let it be with ease. For it is only little you trying to make anything happen or do it right. Again, your loving sincerity and practice is all that’s necessary!
It's not just you, my beloved. The world is transforming and we're all in this together. You are a master and expert in your unique experiences and contribution to the world. Together we'll navigate through these challenging yet oh so juicy and magical times.