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Ahavah Ministry: The Message and Teachings
The word Ahavah, a timeless word in ancient scripture, means “Love.”
It’s the unconditional love; the natural Love of our Creator Presence. Ahavah love reflects in Grace, here now, in each moment of life.
A few years ago, Dr. Ann Marie’s students and followers spontaneously began calling her and her teachings by the name Ahavah, which also became her name as a singer and songwriter.
Dr. Ann Marie, Ahavah, sees the spirit of Ahavah in all beings, similarly to the spirit of Aloha (which originally meant “God-in-us,” as well as love, warmth, welcome, hello, and spirited way of life.
The Ahavah message, teachings, and music evokes direct experience of our natural way of unconditional Love, easeful Grace, and the wonder of sacred Joy.
Remembrance of Ahavah reveals our first, original, always-present spiritual essence.
The Ahavah messages and teachings flow spontaneously in live classes, events, writings, wisdom teachings, poetry, guided meditation gatherings, retreats, music, sacred tones, as well as in one-on-one and group spiritual retreat encounters, meditation retreats, expansion workshops, and private session direct experience.
The teachings spring to awareness, in immediate life expression, the trusted understandings and universal principles of Christian saints, Eastern sages, and the scriptures of world-esteemed spiritual traditions.
The message and ministry, founded in biblical scriptures, sacred texts, and modern day life experience inclusively welcomes the sacred teachings of many faiths; from the Gospels to the Gita, from the Torah to the Dhammapada, from Jesus to Lao Tzu, from the Bible to the Silence. From all of these and more, we feel the quintessential awareness, the Deific uncondtional Love. We feel and know our real life in Origin Presence, in the haven of the now moment.
This opens direct experience of That, , the I, or I am, which is prior to and beyond all religions, teachings, and masters: the changeless Presence of origin Love and Life.
In our modern day era of swift changes and often sudden, chaotic restructuring, many of us find true sanctuary and measureless Grace in a simplified yet exalted, spiritual message and way of life.
The identification changes from a personal quest to avoid suffering and acquire things for a “me” to knowing oneself as Presence, the light of consciousness, the eternal heart of awareness.
Rather than being swept into downward trends, we instead see historical limits wash into limitless beauty of creation. The perceived distance from the divine, oneself, and others softly melts into the already present oceans of kind, sacred knowing and benevolent being.
Self realization unifies all paths in one origin of life: true love, stillness, peace, the light of awareness, consciousness.
We welcome you to join in the many forums shared here: Teachings, courses, music, art, sacred study, spiritual retreats, contemplation, praise, and stillness/silence.
Many followers and students of our Ahavah community and our global family experience natural (inherent, already in all) realization as Presence, and experience peace, happiness, and freedom. The teachings flow spontaneously in books, articles, retreats, classes, programs, private study, meditation, gatherings, songs, music, paintings, prose, artistic beauty, morning messages, morning meditation silence, and the prayer sanctuary cathedral.
The Ahavah message and community supports a gentle way of compassion, faith, creativity, and stable, rapid transformation. The experiential practices range from heart-centered awareness to responsive relating, illuminating contemplation, and Silence.
The bright, soft path of Grace lights up the shadows of life with expansive, open vistas. Each moment of life experience is welcomed and serves to awaken a more limitless expression of life.
About Dr. Ann Marie Nielsen, Ahavah Teachings
As a young child, Dr. Ann Marie, Ahavah had spontaneous, profound moments of suddenly feeling and knowing the ineffable Presence of God. Though beyond description, these moments arose similar to boundless natural inner grace, a dissolving in deific Love, complete stillness within, Silence. A knowing arose of That as the real, natural being of all, no matter how events or circumstances appeared. In these spontaneous experiences of serene light, divine Presence felt as the all, the Self, breathtaking in accepted love, spirit life. Deific Love felt “within” revealed a stable goodness. Divine Grace emerged as more real than the suffering of life, more real than pain or loss.
The early life spontaneous experiences, merged in years and decades of daily study of sacred wisdom, scriptures, college studies, theses, life encounters, and tens of thousands of hours of contemplative silence.
Immersed in contemplation, and directly facing the sufferings of life, empathically feeling the sufferings of those around her, ignited a deep compassion for the human family. Through decades as a practitioner and teacher of students and followers, Dr. Ann Marie, Ahavah shares teachings and contemplations that open the way for each one to directly know unconditional love and grace. The ministry and message supports the knowing of peace and compassion in individuals and among couples, families, groups, businesses, and extended family systems.
Dr. Ann Marie holds doctoral, masters, and undergraduate degrees in:
Bachelor of Science Seminary Divinity Degree with emphasis in Christian Counseling; Master of Science Degree in Christian Counseling with emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy; PhD Doctorate Degree in Divinity, Cognitive Psychology, and Psychotherapy.
Dr. Ann Marie completed several certifications and trainings in the areas of Grace Ministries, Mind-Body Medicine, Bio-therapy, Sound Therapy, and Business Mastery. She has served as a teacher/practitioner for over three decades in original course teachings, spiritual retreats, in-person and online class studies, workshops, global prayer events, meditation classes, private consultation, business mentoring, focus group retreats, and family systems unification.
She has held over twelve thousand private and group sessions, all within a lifelong dedication to her students.
Dr. Ann Marie has held licenses and owned centers in her former occupations as: Licensed Mental Health Counselor FL, Licensed Pastoral Counselor FL, and Wellness Center owner. Her charitable service over the years has involved free book and song creation and distribution, grace retreats in support of leaders, as well as dedicated free ministry and sanctuary programs in such settings as juvenile detention centers, prisons, soup kitchens, high schools, grade schools, bible schools, mission work, homes for the elderly, pregnancy support, traveling spiritual choirs, and animal rescue and foster. She has served in Florida, Montserrat, New York, North Carolina, and other locations. She served as a full-time charitable spiritual teacher and grace-missionary for 2 years in the British West Indies.
Dr. Ann Marie, Ahavah currently facilitates retreats and private study, teaches classes and silent meditation encounters, holds global prayer events, authors new books, composes and sings new original songs, and ministers daily in the Treasure Coast of East Florida, United States (and globally via online classes and retreats). Her books, articles, classes, and songs have reached persons in 108 countries and continues in daily expansion.