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I AM THERE
Do you need Me ?
I am there.
You cannot see Me, yet I am the light you see by.
You cannot hear Me, yet I speak through
You cannot feel Me, yet I am the power at
work in your hands.
I am at work, though you do not understand My ways.
I am at work, though you do not
understand My works.
I am not strange visions. I am not
Only in absolute stillness, beyond self, can you
as I AM, and then but as a feeling and a
Yet I am here. Yet I hear. Yet I answer.
When you need ME, I am there.
Even if you deny Me, I am there.
Even when you feel most alone, I am
Even in your fears, I am there.
Even in your pain, I am there.
I am there when you pray and when you do not pray.
I am in you, and you are in Me.
Only in your mind can you feel separate
from Me, for
only in your mind are the mists of
"yours" and "mine".
Yet only with your mind can you know Me
and experience Me.
Empty your heart of empty fears.
When you get yourself out of the way, I
You can of yourself do nothing, but I can
And I AM in all.
Though you may not see the good, good is there, for
I am there. I am there because I have to
be, because I AM.
Only in Me does the world have meaning; only out of
Me does the world
take form; only because of ME does the world go forward.
I am the law on which the movement of the
stars and the growth of
living cells are founded.
I am the love that is the law's fulfilling. I am
I am peace. I am oneness. I am the law
that you can live by.
I am the love that you can cling to. I am
I am your peace. I am ONE with you. I am.
Though you fail to find ME, I do not fail you.
Though your faith in Me is unsure, My
faith in you never
wavers, because I know you, because I
Beloved, I AM there.
--- James Dillet Freeman
Note: This poem received a
lot of attention in 1971 when it was taken to the moon by astronaut
James B. Irwin on Apollo 15. Irwin's mother gave it to him before the
flight and he actually left a copy of the poem on the moon. The
author, James Dillet Freeman, is poet laureate of the Unity School of
Christianity at Unity Village. He wrote the poem in 1947
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