I AM THERE, James Dillett Freeman


James Dillet Freeman


 As we embark on this 2013 holiday season, James Dillet Freeman’s poem, I AM THERE, sets the stage for celebrating a spiritually oriented season … a time to meditate upon a loving Mother/Father God who whispers to you continually, I AM THERE.

My late husband and I enjoyed a week long retreat at Unity Village the year before John returned to spirit.  One of the highlights of that glorious week was to hear James Dillet Freeman speak and read his poem, I AM THERE.  This poem has hung over my bed ever since—whispering an inspiring word as I doze off to sleep …… I AM THERE.

In the video below, the Director of Silent Unity at Unity Village, shares James Dillet Freeman’s story and reads his poem, I AM THERE, copies of which were taken to the Moon and left 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 understand 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 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 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.

James Dillet Freeman




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Silent Unity carries forward a chain of unbroken prayer 24/7 for 120 years.  This video shares its story.



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