Affirm: ‘I am Presence’


A Monthly Affirmation

No matter what we are experiencing there is one thing that we can always do, one choice that we can always make and that is: to be present. We can tune into our own inner experience to notice the emotions, sensations and thoughts that pass through us and are a part of us. Or, rather that we are a part of.

What if instead of calling the thoughts, emotions and sensations that we experience “our own,” we call ourselves a part of them? What is the source of our thoughts, emotions and sensations? What is the source of the “filter” through which we perceive? What is the source of the perspective that we call “I?” There is but one source of all things, one source that every part of us belongs to and one source that belongs to us: Energy.

Energy is expressed in a myriad of forms including matter, thought and emotion, and as in any closed system all parts of the whole affect the whole. The whole informs the parts and the parts inform the whole. When we choose to be present we are able to include more of our parts in our experience. I invite you to think of this process as deepening the experience rather than it growing larger. In presence we are able to see the moving parts of our lives and how they fit together. We are able to see the relationships between our thoughts, emotions and sensations, and it is in those relationships that we find clarity, answers and direction in the moment. Presence is embodiment, returning to our intuition, healing, becoming mindful and realizing our power to choose. Presence is our point of access to the infinite potential that rests within us — the whole.

It is scientifically accepted that there is no empty space, meaning that there is no separation between even the smallest of particles. Similarly and following the same “laws” of energy, there also is no empty space between thoughts, emotions or sensations in the body. There is no space between the “parts” of our experience that we perceive as being separate. As soon as we deepen into the “space,” the “relationship” between the parts, we are assuming the position of “movement” itself. The movement, or “dance” between the pieces of our experience, is what we call “time” and ultimately, it cannot be separated into moments. We are the movement of energy, we are the moment, we are time. Most of us believe that this process of our perspective shifting, of our growth, of time, is linear. However, it hasn’t always been viewed this way and it won’t always be. We are returning to understand time as a spiral, for spin is the fundamental function of energy.

Use this affirmation, “I am presence,” to return to an understanding that supports your creative cycles, the balance of your feminine and masculine energies, the receptive state of rest, ease and relaxation paired perfectly with the guided action of movement, of doing. These words will begin a shift in your way of being. The transition will be swift and drastic in some ways, gentle and forgiving in others and it will restore health and well-being to all areas of your life.

All systems in nature organize to balance. We are nature. When we release beliefs that are based in a limited understanding, such as a linear model of time, then we deepen into a rhythm as old and as supportive as the Earth. Please, do not forget that there is no separation between Earth and your body, Earth and your mind, Earth and your emotions. You are surrounded by support continuously with no separation between it and you. Choose to access it.

This linear model of time has allowed a mentality of lack to flourish. Many of us choose participating in lack-based systems, such as our model of currency and trade, our governmental structure and our calendar, without realizing that we have the choice to experience life abundantly. I invite you to remember that you are whole, free and capable of choosing presence. In presence you have the tools you need to shift toward actualizing the potential that the one energy has to support and guide you toward experiencing love, joy and freedom. All that we need in order to heal ourselves on all scales is to remember that we are the ones who choose what we are building and that our choice is here, now.

“I am presence.” When you say it aloud or in your mind you will notice that your immediate inclination is to filter it through your existing beliefs. There will be opposition to this statement. That’s okay. This simple affirmation will start to make changes in your belief structure, which will affect you on all levels of your being, creating restoration. As you remember your wholeness, find your emotional compass and remember your power to choose. You will simultaneously create a chain reaction through every interaction you have with another thought, animal, vegetable or mineral. Change is always happening, time is always now, so allow your heart to direct you by choosing presence. It is presence that allows us to feel and be the movement of our experience. It is presence that allows us to be free.

You may look back at my columns from December 2018 through now to find additional support in making this shift. You are always welcome to read just one affirmation or to use them together to deepen your understanding of the content. Please continue this conversation in your own circles and reach out to me with questions and comments. It is through connection that we find empowerment.

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Mama Rose
Mama Rose is an Artist, Psychic & Mother of three exploring the intersection of motherhood, sexuality, spirituality and nature through sonic creation. Her vocal focused, self-produced music and fingerpicking style guitar and ukulele combine as tangible proof that sound is medicine. Known for her vulnerable storytelling, rich lows and tender highs, poetic lyricism and emotionally evocative performance, Mama Rose is a reminder of what it feels like to live in the flowstate and return to personal power. Her words bring the mystical and magical back into focus and restore resonance between mind & body, individual & community, you & the spirit of Mother Earth. In addition to her music Mama Rose is a published author of Holistic and Healing literature, speaks publicly on her healing journey and mysticism, offers one-to-one healing sessions and creates video content to support her listeners in their own journey of coming home to Self and Spirit. Her first project, ‘drink More water’, released in February of 2021 housed the single ‘Sweet Waters’ which quickly became a favorite of 89.3 The Current and was featured as the Song of The Day. In the same year she released her debut Folk-Jazz album, ‘Set the Clock Down’ as well as a series of singles and collaborations sharing a rich landscape of heart-channeled words and vocal freedom. Listen, BOOK and learn more at


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