You can do the “I Am Love” meditation anytime, and it works very well during moments of acute stress. You do not need to practice breath work or even try to focus during this meditation. You can do this meditation when you are in the middle of a busy activity or when you are at rest. All you need to do is repeat “I—Am—Love” continuously until you feel at peace.

You can use this meditation during those times when you need a quick rescue. You can also use it during times of relaxed meditation to soothe and balance your central nervous system. Using meditation to promote relaxation and balance will help put you in a state of relaxed calm. In this state, your body will then move into parasympathetic mode where it will heal and repair itself.

Why I Am Love Works So Well

Why does this apparently simple little three-word meditation work so well? To understand its power, we can look to sacred scripture. In Exodus we see that “I Am” is God’s name, the name he gave Moses to give to his chosen people who he had rescued from Egypt. We also see that Jesus said it many times when referring to his fully human and fully divine nature.

God said to Moses, “I am who I am.” And he said, “Say this to the people of Israel, ‘I am has sent me to you.’”
—Exodus 3:14

“I am” is also a defining statement that holds great power when you speak it. When you speak “I am,” you are proclaiming something as truth. I am hungry, I am cold, I am happy, I am smart, I am pretty, I am ______ (you fill in the blank). So what happens when you say and proclaim “I Am Love”? Great things, my friend! All of the cells in your body agree with this statement because it is a statement of truth. You were created in the image of God who is all love, and given this, you are also love. Unfortunately, many have forgotten who they are. They have given way to false beliefs that cause themselves and others harm while entering into sin and separation from God.

Lastly, when you say, “I Am Love,” you are also uttering “God God” over and over. God is both the Great I Am and Love. And like any loving parent, God will hear your call for him. Remember, he already knows what your heart needs before you call out to him.

“For your Father knows what you need before you ask him.”
—Matthew 6:8