About iami108

Though born on the East Coast, I have lived in California most of my life. I love the SF Bay area and the abundance of spiritual vibrations here. I also love living near the beautiful and inspiring presence of Mt. Tam. I am happily married and work full time at manifesting the truth of my being, which is love!

Embodiments of Love

When we are at peace–in equilibrium,
We maintain a balance,
And the sending and receiving is
happening through us.

We realize that we are not the senders
nor the receivers.
This is a state of bliss.

With detachment from the physical
We watch it flow through us.
We know we are not the action nor the

We are the center of everything–
That peaceful center from which everything
is observed,
And allowed to be.

Speak from your center.
Act from your center.
Know your center to be the heart of God.
From this space we are fearless.
We know our truth and act upon it.

Let your faith in God be your center.
Let your faith in the light of truth,
Be the rock solid foundation in all you
say and do.

For faith in God, is faith in the truth,
And faith in the truth, is faith in the light,
And faith in the light, is faith in oneself.

Put your faith in yourself,
And never doubt the validity of your
own essence, as the essence of God.

Stand up for your rights.
Stand up for the truth.
Align yourself with the Higher Will of
And you will indeed be aligned with the

When we are aligned with God we are
Our thoughts are God’s thoughts.
Our actions are those of God.

See yourself as the great manifestation
of the Divinity that you are.
See yourself as fearless–as unconquerable.
See yourself as light.

The vision we hold in our minds,
Creates the reality we experience with
our bodies.

To create a reality of light, love and
You must see yourself as light, love and

What pictures about yourself do you
hold in your mind’s eye?
Do they belong to you or to someone

In order to express our divine nature,
It is important to see ourselves as the
divine being that we are.
This may require clearing away images
of us that are not our own.

Why would you see yourself as anything
Less than beautiful, capable, loving and

What would be the purpose of holding
Any self-defeating image of who you

You were made in the image and likeness
of God.
This is your true image–the picture you
Must hold in your mind to realize your
Divine Self.

Close your eyes for a moment.
Imagine yourself as Divinity.
Notice the love and respect others have
for you,
And the love and respect you have for

Notice the love and respect you have
for everything,
Seeing your own divine nature reflected
in the world around you.

When we treat others with the same love
and respect we wish for ourselves,
When we treat all of life as if it were
special, holy and sacred–
Deserving of our most precious love…

Then and only then do our lives reflect
The beauty of the light of God within us,
For God is unconditional love,
And unconditional love sees God in all.


The Power of Love

There is no I, there is no me,
We are one–can’t you see,
That loving is our natural state,
So bind your heart with love–not hate.

Let love determine every move,
Let all your actions heal and soothe
The weary hearts of fellow man,
Give every ounce of love you can.

For love will heal every woe,
And fill the world from top to toe,
With laughter and abundant grace–
Prosperity in every place.

So choose to be a loving heart.
It never is too late to start,
To let the love within you flow,
And watch the love around you grow!

The Joy of Devotion

Man’s true nature is bliss.
Losing ourselves in the love of God is
supreme bliss.
There is no more fight–no more denial
of our true nature–only bliss.

To rest in bliss, is to rest in the arms of God;
Feeling totally protected and loved–
caressed and supported,
Knowing that all is well–that all is as it should be.
This is bliss.

How can we maintain this state of
awareness in everyday life?
How can we transform our lives into
this blissful state of being?

We must be inspired by God.
We must hold our focus on God,
For God is this state of bliss.
If light is our center, why is it so hard
to hold our focus on the light?

We live in a world of distractions.
The phone rings–a knock at the door,
Energy constantly pulling us off center
and out of the light.

Just sitting in meditation is not the way.
We must bring the light with us into
our daily activities.

We can do this by devoting our
activities to God,
Dedicating them to the source of all
And giving honor and respect where
honor and respect are due.

This dedication is a devotion–
A way of saying thank you for all that we are,
For all that we have, and for all that we do.
It is an offering to God–a sacrifice.

In this way all of our life becomes a sacrifice.
We become selfless servers and our
lives become an act of devotion.

When we bring awe and reverence
back into our lives,
We replenish the fountain of youth.
We reverse the aging process.

We live our lives with childlike splendor,
Each moment filled with joy and wonder.

Whom do you revere?
Bring your reverence back to its source–
the source of all being.

And as you do, you will be filled with
the holiness that you are,
Each blissful moment reflecting the
peace of the universe.

We are one with the light.
It is the source of our being.
We are grounded in light and love.

We need to change the focus of our grounding,
Bringing it back from the material
world into the light–to God.

We need to look to God for our happiness,
For our satisfaction, and for our nourishment.
We have been looking outside, rather than within.
All of God’s glory is contained within us.

We must accept the material world
for what it is–
A way to discover that our own essence is God.
It is a means not an end.
It’s function is merely to help us to
discover who we are.

Imagine your life being a game,
The planet–a big game board.
All the material artifacts are pieces
on the game board.

The name of the game is Spiritual
Growth–discovering the God Within.
We roll the dice of destiny and move appropriately,
Gaining information and awareness as we go.

Our participation in the game takes
Us to higher and higher states of awareness.
Enlightenment is the prize.
As we grow, we shift our focus from
The material plane to the spiritual realms.

If we view our lives as we would a
board game,
We have gained the perspective of
the Higher Self.

We need not be attached to the pieces
we move around,
Nor to the events that occur.
They are merely ways to move us,
Along our path of spiritual growth.

So why do we get attached to the
pieces in our lives?
This simply slows us down.

As we learn to release people, events
and situations faster,
Our growth speeds up.

If we go through our lives devoting each
act to God,
We do not become attached to the
results of our actions,
As they do not belong to us.

If the action is for God,
Then the outcome belongs to God as well.

This is a simple but effective way of
releasing the ego,
As the ego identifies with what it has
and what it does.

In our most primordial state we are
formless beauty.
There are no divisions between us.
We are one essence, and that is God.

There is no ego, no need to identify
with or possess.
As we rise higher and higher into the light,
We remember this feeling–the feeling
of lightness and love.

We remember who we are,
That we are light–that we are God.
We remember the feelings of pure
innocence and joy.

We remember the feeling of oneness
with our creator.
We now see divisions as false boundaries.

We see the glory of God in everyone we meet.
Our lives become illuminated with the truth
of our being,
And that living truth becomes our life.

Excerpt from The Light Within, Karen Flagg, 2010


Sathya Sai Baba, a great contemporary spiritual teacher says that the best form of sadhana (spiritual practice) is the constant contemplation of God.

He also adds,”You may think, if every moment is spent in the contemplation of God, how is it possible to do our work?” Do not distinguish between your work and God’s work. Your work is God’s work because you too are God. It is a mistake to think that all that you do in the prayer hall is God’s work and outside it is your work. You should not entertain such feelings of separateness. Consider that your heart is the altar of God and turn your vision inward.”

And it is just this that has inspired the Sai Young Adults of Australia to develop a program called Love@Work.

To think of God constantly is to Love Him. We do it with every other object of our affection – people, pastimes, sport, heroes – why not the ultimate, God Himself?

How do we do this in practice during our working day?

The Mission statement of the L@W Program then is: Inject the remembrance of God into every personal interaction & every task of the working day. In other words–constantly think of God.
The Love@Work concept is simple: to practice love at whichever station in life fate has placed us in, be it a place of paid/unpaid employment or of formal learning.

So how do we practice Love@Work? A simple method is to locate oneself at the center of a map of the workplace–its structures, people, modes of interaction and tasks. We identify one target, and infuse it with maximum love, considering it an offering to the Divine. This may involve dedicating each task or interaction to the Divine or simply perfecting the performance of the same. Then we move onto the next target. This way, we break the workplace down into manageable, lovable blocks.

We are frequently asked to “add value” to our products and services, so let’s add the value of Divine Love. Mother Theresa demonstrated this in her work, loving one destitute soul at a time. She said, “ You cannot do great things; you can only do small things with great love.”

“What should be the qualities of the actions we offer at the Lotus Feet of the Lord?… For example, if we want to offer a rose to the Lord, we first select a beautiful, fragrant bloom. Then we remove the insects from the flower. Next we remove the thorns or any imperfect leaves from the stem and in a number of other ways we make our offering as beautiful and pure as possible. Every action we perform should be like this. Our actions must be saturated with the fragrance of love and sacredness and must be good and pure. This is the true Yoga of Action as laid down in the Gita.” Sathya Sai Baba

Our work tasks can at times be terribly challenging while at other times–mind numbing. Conversely, Divine Love is ever fresh, invigorating–inspiring. Why not transmute the mundane tasks of everyday life into the extraordinary? Life will never be the same, and work will be transformed into worship.

The above is a brief excerpt. For more information on the Love@Work Program please visit: http://www.saiaustralia.org.au/youth/l@w-action.php

Selfless Love

Not being selfish is good.
But let us go even higher,
And reach for the vibration of pure
selfless love.

Selflessness is being transparent–
empty of all desires.
Empty even of the desire for love.

And in this so called ‘emptiness’,
Lives the fullness of spirit–watching,
Waiting for the opportunity to
express itself as love.

To fully allow this expression of love,
We must first lose any sense of our self,
For that sense of ‘self’ is what stops us
from expressing our true nature.

And as we lose our sense of self,
Sinking deeper and deeper into the
love that we are,
Our actions begin to arise from the

With no thoughts, fears or prejudice
to stop us,
Our actions become spontaneous.
We live in the moment.

We let the flow of what is happening
around us,
And the arising needs of each moment
dictate our behavior.

We see a need arise and find ourselves
filling it,
With no thought of sacrifice,
And no consideration for ourselves or
our own personal needs.

The little self disappears, being sacrificed
to the needs of the moment.
We release our attachment to who we
think we are,
And become one with everything else.

Acting selflessly is an expression of our
union with God.
Though eternally inseparable from God,
We lose that awareness when we make
a conscious decision to act.

Just the thought ‘I will act’,
Contains within it the element of separation
from God–the sense of ‘I’.
This keeps us from experiencing the
movement of God acting through us.

In a selfless act there is no separation
from the doer.
The doer is God, and we are one with
All acts are selfless, until the thought ‘I’

Some of the most selfless acts were
those of the early Christians,
Who were martyred because of their
faith in God.

They allowed the small self to dissolve
into the ocean of God.
For the sake of Christianity,
They became selfless.

Today, we can become selfless,
Not by leaving our physical body,
But by letting the ego–
Our source of separation from God–die.

When the fullness of love is embedded
in the heart,
We are easily moved by the spirit of

We give for the sake of love,
For the sake of loving–not for being
This is true compassion.

Only when our heart is full,
Can we open the gates and let our love
flow freely.

Until then we are looking–
Looking to fill our heart with the love
we so desire.

We see love as that which must be
Rather than that which must be given.

But when our heart is full,
So happy are we to give.
So happy are we to share the bounty
with which we are so blessed.

Life becomes an outpouring of love,
A sharing of gifts–
A fountain of God’s grace.

Excerpt from The Light Within, Karen Flagg, 2010

Receiving Your Creations

When we are ‘doing’
there is no space to receive.
Be sure to pause after each activity.
Here is the space for accomplishment,
for validation, and for success.

Take a deep breath, and receive what
you have created. This is full value.
Do not rush from one thing to the next.
There is no hurry.
That is only a self imposed rush–
A rush to beat time.

This is not how we conquer time.
We give in to it instead–we surrender.
Take your time and enjoy life.
Enjoy what you do,
And receive the full glory
of your creations.

We have to talk about our
creations, only because we have not fully
received them.

Sit back and admire what you have
Here lies a sense of self satisfaction–
a sense of fulfillment.
Receive it, bless it and thank God for it,
for it is God’s creation and God’s gift to you.

Practice this with each creation–
with all you create.
Receive the creation as if you were receiving
a gift from God, because you are.
God is working through you
day and night.
Acknowledge His presence in all you do
and in all you say.
Know that He is always with you.
Acknowledging His presence,
draws you closer to Him.

Feel God working through you.
When you are satisfied with your creations,
you are self-satisfied, as your creations
are a manifestation of you.

Do not invalidate your creations.
If you can see a better result try again,
but never criticize what you
have been given.
This is your gift–perhaps to learn from.
Be humble. Be grateful for all your gifts,
and you will receive many more.

Listen to your heart.
Love yourself.
For as you do you are loving God.
Show ultimate respect for yourself,
as well as for others.
Never talk ill about yourself,
for this is blaspheme.

Would you speak ill of your most
beloved Lord?
Then why would you belittle yourself,
for you and I are one.
Take this fully into your heart–
You and I are one.
Be that one. See that one.
Let that one stand out among the men
around you.
We are one. One in spirit–one in Love.

God is perfection.
Capturing the perfect essence,
is what God is all about.
Jesus captured this perfection in His life.
He knew perfectly well His path–
His dharma,
and He performed it perfectly–flawlessly.
This is perfection.

To live our lives perfectly,
is to live our dharma.
How do we know what our dharma is?
Dharma is the place that we find ourselves
at any given point in time.
We must perform our dharma perfectly.
This is the task at hand.

Perform your dharma perfectly,
paying attention to all details,
and wanting nothing for yourself.
The opportunity to perform the task is
in itself your reward.
You do not perform for rewards,
you perform as a reward.
Always know this in your heart,
and we will be one.

You have been gifted with life.
How will you live this life?
What will you do?
How will you spend your inheritance?
Life is a precious gift.

Use your time wisely.
Perform your duties well,
and live each moment as if it
were a treasure.
See the gold in it.
Receive the gold from it,
and be the Golden Treasure
that you are…


Jesus the Christ on ‘Love’



“It is by love, that the Heavenly Father and the Earthly Mother and the Son of Man become one. For the spirit of the Son of Man was created from the spirit of the Heavenly Father, and his body from the body of the Earthly Mother. Become, therefore, perfect as the spirit of your Heavenly Father and the body of your Earthly Mother are perfect. And so love your Heavenly Father, as he loves your spirit. And so love your Earthly Mother, as she loves your body. And so love your true brothers, as your Heavenly Father and your Earthly Mother love them. And then your Heavenly Father shall give you his holy spirit, and your Earthly Mother shall give you her holy body. And then shall the Sons of Men like true brothers give love one to another, the love which they received from their Heavenly Father and from their Earthly Mother; and they shall all become comforters one of another. And then shall disappear from the earth all evil and all sorrow, and there shall be love and joy upon earth. And then shall the earth be like the heavens, and the kingdom of God shall come.

And then shall come the Son of Man in all his glory, to inherit the kingdom of God. And then shall the Sons of Men divide their divine inheritance, the kingdom of God. For the Sons of Men live in the Heavenly Father and in the Earthly Mother, and the Heavenly Father and the Earthly Mother live in them. And then with the kingdom of God shall come the end of the times. For the Heavenly Father’s love gives to all life everlasting in the kingdom of God. For love is eternal. Love is stronger than death.

“Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am become as sounding brass or a tinkling cymbal. Though I tell what is to come, and know all secrets, and all wisdom; and though I have faith strong as the storm which lifts mountains from their seat, but have not love, I am nothing. And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and give all my fire that I have received from my Father, but have not love, I am in no wise profited. Love is patient, love is kind. Love is not envious, works not evil, knows not pride; is not rude, neither selfish; is slow to anger, imagines no mischief; rejoices not in injustice, but delights in justice. Love defends all, love believes all, love hopes all, love bears all; never exhausts itself; but as for tongues they shall cease, and, as for knowledge, it shall vanish away.

Excerpt from The Essene Gospel of Peace, Book 1

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