I Am Love and I Am Here to Stay

May 23, 2017

A few years ago an intuitive healer/psychic medium said she’d been guided to give me this mantra: “I am love and I am here to stay.”

She told me the guides were saying I could leave now if I chose. “Pardon me?”, I said. She repeated their message.

I could leave now if I chose to.

This was one of the first readings I’d done with someone over the phone. Actually, one of the first readings I’d ever had, period.

She only knew my name. I couldn’t look her in the eyes.

But I felt the truth of what she was telling me. I heard it in her voice. I felt it in my bones.

I’d been feeling strangely disconnected from thoughts of the future. I just wanted to be in the here and now.

I wasn’t unhappy or having thoughts of leaving this planet. I was just oddly disinterested about the future.

As I was ruminating on what I’d just heard, the medium said to me: “But I’m being told that your soul is excited about what you’re doing and that if you want to stay, you should start saying the mantra

‘I am love and I am here to stay’.”

I’ve only told this to a few people in my circle of intuitive healers and believers in all things “up there, out there, beyond our ‘reality’”.

Writing this here feels a bit like coming out of a safe, comfortable closet.

I didn’t grow up learning about these life (and death) mysteries but now they’re very much a part of my reality. My beliefs.

I decided to start saying that mantra. And over the years, there have been a few times when I’ve felt the need to go back to it.

Why am I writing about this today? Because the mantra popped into my head this morning as I watched the news about the bombing in Manchester.

I felt sick. I felt compassion. I felt empathy. But I didn’t feel fear.

I lived three-quarters of my life in a state of high anxiety and fear. Twenty years ago something like what happened last night would have put me in a panic.

But, in my fifties, I started to meditate. So much fear and anxiety melted away.

And I was given the mantra.

“I am love and I am here to stay.”

I stopped being fearful of things beyond my control. I chose Love instead.

Because Love is the opposite of fear.

I believe that we’re all Love at our core.

I cringed when I heard the President of the United States referring to the bomber as an “evil loser”. I couldn’t help but think that comments like that are at the root of a lot of our problems today. Obviously, someone who would set off a bomb in a stadium filled with young people is deeply and tragically disturbed. I want to hear about his life, too. What lack of love or situation in life brought him to a place of so much hate?

As my friend, Robin, said so perfectly this morning on Facebook:

“We can’t escape these acts of terror, but we can choose to engage in loving prayer for the tragedy instead of fearful worry of how horrible this world is….Instead, choose love! What if these horrible acts are wake-up calls for us to send a blessing of love and prayer to the planet, country, city, people when things occur? And what if every time we sent loving prayerful or positive thoughts and vibes we began to shift things to love instead of hate and war?”

Please feel free to use the mantra if it resonates with you. It certainly was not meant just for me. It was a gift I was given and I have come to honor it and use it as a reminder to live from a place of Love rather than fear for as long as my soul remains in this body in this lifetime.

I am Love and I am here to stay.



  1. Barbara I loved ready this blog message today. It is all so true, and thank you for sharing your private experience and mantra today. It is such a powerful one that will be helpful for everyone to use to get centered back into their hearts and for personal healing. I have it written down to use myself as needed. We all must keep ourselves in the positive energy of Love as we go through these extremely challenging times of terror and hate. The polarity of Love is always stronger that hate. We must learn to step back from these tragedies and be the Light for the rest of humanity as the consciousness levels of the planet continue to elevate towards Universal Love. This is our mission and purpose and why we are here at this critical time for the ascension of the planet and mankind. Thank you, and Namaste.

    • Dear Becky, Thank you so much for your beautiful and wise comment. I believe that what you say is true and it is so nice to be in the company of others who feel the same. Much love to you. xoxo Barbara
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  2. It does resonate with me. This past Nov. the day after Election Day, I consciously and quietly asked what I could do on a personal level to move beyond the hate and despair of our situation.
    I decided on love and made a commitment to myself that I would resume my yoga teaching and not only to practice on a physical level, but share the spacious reservoir of love through stillness.
    Thank you for sharing your mantra. Namaste, Darlene

  3. I, too, was bothered by Mr. Trump’s label for the bomber as “loser”. I, also, felt the way you did, Barbara. Thank you for this post, and the mantra. The comments resonated with me as well. Namaste to all.

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