“I Am” Workshop with Matthew Fox
Saturday, September 17, 2011
I am…the moonlight dancing on the water
I am…the baby whale leaping for joy
I am…the sunrise thru the clouds
I am…the belly laugh of a child
I am…the deep stillness of the first snowfall
I am…the depths of the starry sky
I am…the balmy ocean breeze
I am…the splendor of Fall
I am…the tender heart of a small child
I am…the fierce warrior of a mother protecting her child
I am…the ancient crackling campfire
— Mary Kobe
I am the open heart of the Divine
I am the love of the world
I am the welcome mat at the door
I am the troubled mind
I am the aching body
I am the wind that blows
I am the spoon bill
I am the green tree, ancient, deep rooted,
a place of home and beauty
I am the unwavering stone
I am the eyes of the beloved
I am the redness of fire
I am the sword that protects
I am the arrogant ignorant
I am the surrendered servant
I am the void in which I dwell
I am the listening
I am it all
I am the friend I seek
I am the friend you seek
I am the fearful feeling
I am the deep breath that relaxes
I am the rocking pelvis
I am the kinked hose of spirit
I am the seeker of pleasure
I am the seeker of free flow
I am the endless flight.
— Andrew Horwood
I am joy. I am joyful.
I am peace. I am peaceful.
I am love. I am lover.
Come near to this fire and
melt all your icy places,
that we may dance, laugh
I am spilling over the table onto the floor
around your shoes, under your chair
and out through the exit door.
I am the breeze tickling your toes.
Where I am moves light things
in my path
brushing flowers, jiggling tulips,
bouncing cottonwood puffs,
swishing nasal hairs.
There is an ocean of air in which
I am influencing with my
almost weightless, velvet fingers.
I am the breeze.
— Michael Puharich
I AM JOY —
the whisper of the breeze amongst the
glistening sweet leaves of giant treetops.
I AM THE SUN —
that calls forth the day in the Universe —
calling forth man and beast to rise from sleep
and begin again.
I AM THE MOON — that glows high up
in the sky with a full heart and bright bright smile.
I AM — the center of hot molten lava,
bubbling a brewing beneath layers
of earth — preparing energies and mixtures
to rise upward finding a way to
I AM — the quietness of still
evenings that brings rest and peace.
I AM — a meditation bringing absolute
silence into being.
— Kate Barrett-Leonard
I am mountains of glory, streams of tears,
trees of heartache
I am birds flying through broken walls of separation
I am jagged edges softening into profuse connectedness
I am luxurious timelessness
I am fuzzy concave caverns of escape
from lack of love
I am nurturing, enduring silence
I am lacy, delicate vulnerability
I am transparent, revealing grace.
— Uma Faith
I am the shoes on my feet, walking
I am toes dancing
I am bells jingling
I am ears hearing
I am a head turning
I am thoughts flowing
I am chaos and I am Peace
I am that I might be.
— Lynn Turner
I am the wave on the beach
I am the morning crow in the rooster
I am the light of the moon on the lake
I am the sparkle in the child’s eye
I am an elder’s chuckle
I am the dust off an elephant’s back
I am the starting gun of the race
I am the cricket in the night
I am the surging water in Hell’s Gate
I am the blind corner in the canyon
I am the strength of mountain hail
visited on the plains
I am the lightening of a summer’s night
I am the cry of the hound in the hunt
I am the sounds of birds welcoming sleep.
I am the rain that falls on my meadows.
I am the grass growing on my meadows.
I am the small crawlers in the grass on my meadows.
I am the deer, the elk, the badgers, the mice,
the voles, the mice living on my meadows.
I am the bald eagles and red tail hawks flying above my meadows.
I am the skulkers in the shadows—the foxes,
the bears, the mountain lions prowling my meadows.
I am the cows who grace on the grass growing on my meadows.
I am the River running through my meadows.
I am my family harvesting hay on my meadows—baling it, stacking it, feeding it
to the cows on a frigid winter day.
I am my children frolicking on my meadows.
I am the sun bathing my meadows in unobstructed light.
I am the snow swaddling my meadows in blue light.
I am the sustenance of the earth.
— Mary K. McElroy (owner of 5th generation cattle ranch in the Colorado mountains)
I am love
I am longing
I am joy and sorrow
I am water
I am rock
I am light
I am trees
I am home
I am hearth
I am the soil that grows
I am touch
I am communion
I am the flow of life
I am hope
I am laughter
I am the sky
I am rain
I am sunset
I am stillness
I am all.
— Lyell Horwood
I AM LOVE
I AM the Truth, the LIFE and the Light
I AM the Life force within all living things
I AM beauty, joy, happiness and creativity
I AM with you always
I AM that I AM
I AM friendship
I AM LOVE
I AM your tears,
the passion spilling out of your eyes
I AM the gaze of Aiden’s eyes,
hurting and yet at peace
I AM the shining reeds along the water
I AM the fierce love that swells in your breast
I AM the touch of your husband at the small of your back
I AM the outrage of greed and politician roadblocks
I AM your grandmother’s eyes
I AM Melesa’s heartache, body pain, soiled promises of cure
I AM hiding under the table or the bed
I AM the longing that aches within you
I AM swelling in you
I AM the field beyond the barbed wire
I AM the invitation to the community, one by one, to engage in love
I AM the chain of responsibility for the land
I AM the land constantly purifying itself from chemicals and overuse
I AM the house, the homestead, calling for respect and honor
I AM fun socks
White fire on the crown
I am walking naked earth
on the souls of my feet
Clear rose quartz of heart energy
I am the red lava of change
Endless peace of deep river
I am black backdrop of universe cradling stars
— Lynds Pickett
I am my feelings
my sense of SELF!
I am the soil of the Dark Earth
and the soul now of Europe
I am a sky of fresh air
I am the solution to all problems
I am the fire that burns all
I am so much fun and laughter
I am a Rock in The Sea
I am a Rock Chick too
I am a Wild One.
I am The Holy Fire
I am The Dance and
the flow of mysticism
I am pleasure and
I am the one you
always wanted to meet
— Erain / Iréne
I Am that which longs to be present
I Am the music in your heart
I Am the air that you breathe
I Am the creator of Kindness
of Loving Touch
and sense of Peace
I Am within the cynic, the judger, the lost one
And I long to come out of the hidden places
I am the Truth of you
— Larry Pearlman
I am a jester making the king laugh,
I am HRM Himself
I am lost in the woods,
I am the tree you remember
and find your way home
I am a gaping whole,
a volcanic caldera spewing gut-wrenching fumes
I am Fuji
I am the whole damn thing
— Bill Crosman
I am the ridiculous
I am the water in the wind
and the wind upon the water
I am the headache behind your
eyes, the Light inside your Being
I am the phrase that waits inside
your soul, longing to be free
I AM HEAVEN I AM EARTH
I am the space, the You
that lives in The In Between
I AM WHERE all your energies meet
I AM WHERE
I am divine.
I am the lark in the tree
I am the water in the lake, the disa at the Falls.
I am the leopard in the mountain,
the eagle in the sky.
I am the owl at night, the moan in the heavens.
I am a bringer of love, a generator of light.
I am the spirit of laughter, a bridge of love.
I am the voice of God calling in the universe.
I am the initiator and the responder.
I am a singer of His song
I am the music of the spheres.
I am that I am.
— Rosalind O.
I Am Love
I Am the love and light that radiates out
into the world
I Am all That I Am
I Am That I Am
I Am the earth, the sun, the wind, the
air and the sky
I Am a beautiful sunrise and sunset bringing
brilliance to the world
I Am in love with life
I Am the truth that flows through All life
I Am the clarity that weaves through us
I Am the flow that is present in all life
I Am That I Am
I Am loving, I Am kind
I Am the one to see the “One” in the many
I Am One
I Am Two
I Am That I Am
I Am Me
I Am Thee.
I Am We
— Carol Walker
I am the wind in my face.
I am the wild flowers.
I am the tree at the water’s edge,
leaves rustling in the wind.
I am the lake.
I am the sound of the waves
splashing against the curving shore.
I am the love you’ve longed for.
I am the love I’ve longed for.
I am love.
I am all that is.
I am the sorrow, the sadness,
the illness, the loss,
the pain and the grief.
I am that.
I am acceptance, resilience,
the life on the other side of suffering.
I am your deepest joy.
I am my deepest joy.
I am joy.
I am love and joy
and the fullness of life.
— Andrea Isaacs
I am the glisten of water on the leaf
I am the thunder of the waterfall
I am the wind stirring the dry dust
I am the deep nourishment of roots
I am the urgent rising of spring
I am the heat of day, insisting,
bringing creation forth.
I am what you love.
I am all that is.
I am inspired, grateful, healthy, searching,
loving, wanting to serve,
looking for community.
I am God’s hands—
I am connected to all.
I am forever and always.
I am a happy person.
I am all things no matter what it looks like
I am Divine light.
I am open to love first.
I am touched by hearts connecting.
I am matter which is extremely rare.
I am bright and capable.
I am a teacher.
— Janat Dundas
I am the mystic and the prophet
I am the Divine Feminine, trustworthy
I am the Feminine, not so trustworthy
I am the rose sweet-scented and delicate
I am the gravel, coarse and sharp-edged
at times but a layered firm foundation
I am the four forces, yin and yang,
balanced and unbalanced
I am a being of light come into human
Form to allow transformation
I am the question and the answer
— Patricia Gursu
I am the Water bursting forth from
the frothy surf as it beats upon the
delicate sands of a distant shore and
recedes back into the sea lifting the
veils dripping off the naked beauty
of our Mother Earth.
— Tom Levi