“I am There”

Recently I learned about the mystical poem ‘I am There’ by James Dillet Freeman.  He is sometimes known as “the poet laureate of the moon” because two of his poems are on the moon.  

‘I Am There’ was taken by Astronaut, James B. Irwin in 1971 and ‘Prayer for Protection’ by Lunar Commander ‘Buzz’ Aldrin in July 1969.  Here are these beautiful poems.

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 your voice.

 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 recognize My works.

 I am not strange visions. I am not mysteries.

 Only in absolute stillness, beyond self, can you know Me as I am, and then but as a feeling and a faith.

 Yet I am there. 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 there.

 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 am there.

 You can of yourself do nothing, but I can do all.

 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 assurance. 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 your assurance. 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 love you.

 Beloved, I am there.


The Prayer of Protection

The light of God surrounds us;

 The love of God enfolds us;

 The power of God protects us;

 The presence of God watches over us;

 Wherever we are, God is!


Sally McKirgan facilitates the Tidings Inner Peace Column and one of several ‘A Course In Miracles’ study groups in the Rogue Valley.  Contact her at:  innerpeaceforyou@outlookcom.  Learn more about the history and mystery of ‘I am There’ by James Dillet Freeman at www.unity.com.


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