I give thanks to You

I give thanks to You

A Poem by Gilad Levanon

I'n'i give thanks to I'n'i

For all the love that I'n'i give to I'n'i

I'n'i live to serve I'n'i

And I'n'i is served by I'n'i

I'n'i is one with I'n'i

And I'n'i have faith in I'n'i

I'n'i give thanks to I'n'i


I'n'i give thanks to I'n'i

I give thanks to you

You give thanks to me

I give thanks to us

We give thanks to me

I give thanks to God

God give thanks to me

You give thanks to God

God gives thanks to you

We give thanks to God

God gives thanks to us


For all the love that I'n'i give to I'n'i

For all the love that I give to you

For all the love that you give to me

For all the love that I give to us

For all the love that we give to me

For all the love that I give to God

For all the love that God gives to me

For all the love that I give to myself

For all the love that you give to God

For all the love that God gives to you

For all the love that we give to God

For all the love that God gives to us


I'n'i live to serve I'n'i

I live to serve you

You live to serve me

I live to serve us

We live to serve me

I live to serve God

God lives to serve me

You live to serve God

God lives to serve you

We live to serve God

God lives to serve us


I'n'i is served by I'n'i

I am served by you

You are served by me

I am served by us

We are served by me

I am served by God

God is served by me

You are served by God

God is served by you

We are served by God

God is served by us


I'n'i is one with I'n'i

I am one with you

You are one with me

I am one with us

We are one with me

I am one with God

God is one with me

You are one with God

God is one with you

We are one with God

God is one with us


I'n'i have faith in I'n'i

I have faith in you

You have faith in me

I have faith in us

We have faith in me

I have faith in God

God has faith in me

You have faith in God

God has faith in you

We have faith in God

God has faith in us


I'n'i give thanks to I'n'i

For all the love that I'n'i give to I'n'i

I'n'i live to serve I'n'i

And I'n'i is served by I'n'i

I'n'i is one with I'n'i

And I'n'i have faith in I'n'i

And I'n'i give thanks to I'n'i


I give thanks to myself

For all the love that I give to myself

I live to serve myself

And I am served by myself

I am one with myself

And I have faith in myself

I give thanks to myself


You give thanks to yourself

For all the love that you give to yourself

You live to serve yourself

And you are served by yourself

You are one with yourself

And you have faith in yourself

You give thanks to yourself


I give thanks to God

For all the love that God gives to me

I live to serve God

And I am served by God

I am one with God

And I have faith in God

I give thanks to God


God gives thanks to me

For all the love that I give to God

God lives to serve me

God is served by me

God is one with me

God has faith in me

God gives thanks to me


You give thanks to me

For all the love that I give to you

You live to serve me

And you are served by me

You are one with me

And you have faith in me

You give thanks to me


I give thanks to you

For all the love that you give to me

I live to serve you

And I am served by you

I am one with you

And I have faith in you

I give thanks to you

© 2015 Gilad Levanon


Author's Note

Gilad Levanon
In the Rastafari religion, "I'n'i" refers to the dual self - the two selves in each of us - the divine immortal self, the "big I" that is one with God, and the mortal self, the "little i" that is a separate ego identity. Grammatically, the word "I'n'i" is usually used in place of "I", to refer to oneself, so as to intentionally remind us of the spark of divinity that exists within every one of us. However, "I'n'i" can also replace "us" or "God", and especially in preaching or teaching, "you" as well. The 'confusion' which you might expect to occur, conflating the meanings, actually serve to collapse our dualistic thinking. Speaking with the intention to use "I'n'i" to refer to 'me', 'you', 'us', and 'God', all at the same time, makes you think. Take the time, to go through each line, and see how it makes you feel.

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Gilad Levanon
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