I’ve talked about the power of I AM a lot. I AM is one of the seven sacred Hebrew names of God. We are made in his image. When you say I AM you are activating the spark of God within you. When you say I am you are making a statement of fact. Its not I may, I wish, or I’d like to. There’s no maybe about it. You are using your God given power of choice and free will at its highest level of ability. As you grow spiritually the spark of divinity grows within you. You become capable of making greater realizations about yourself and your limits. Eventually through Grace it becomes both transformative and miraculous.
I AM can also help answer the age old question of, “Who am I?” by process of elimination. I am not a bad person. I am trying my hardest. I am capable of doing better than this. etc etc. Do that enough and you’ll eventually have a clue as to who you are. Then you can at least say,”I am basically an honest person that needs to try harder in that area.”, “I am too needy.” or something similar and through that process eventually end up in the ballpark of who you truly are. I started last February admitting some very important flaws like I am manipulative, I am not as honest as I need to be, I am easily irritated, and I am doubting myself too much. However, I am helpful, I am capable of changing lives, and I am doing my best.
So I set out to be the best manipulative, slightly dishonest, irritable, self doubting version of me I could be. I learned how to socially engineer my workplace to make friends quickly. I learned that the more honest I was the more people seemed to naturally respect me and so my doubts about myself faded. Within three months I went from that to,” I am awesome, I am changing lives, I am capable of achieving true greatness.”. As I learned to love the new me my temper was transformed into temperance. I still get irritated. I just express it in the most constructive way possible. I AM is the simplest form of the art of self realization that I have ever found.
The road to greatness is paved with truth and love. Greatness doesn’t require perfection just the desire to be better tomorrow than you are today and a willingness to learn from your mistakes. Follow that path long enough and through Grace eventually one becomes self rebirthing. As you become self recreative you begin to see every act as a creative one and with that realization the option of creating your own reality willfully, deliberately, and joyfully becomes open to you. I chose to create a reality in which I walk in faith and live in a constant state of service both to myself and others at the same time because in my reality,”…faith without works is dead …”. or as Marianne Williamson put it,”Nothing liberates our greatness like the desire to help, the desire to serve.”
It’s simple enlightened self interest and it well works for me.
The only thing I tell everyone I teach to do is,”Serve the greater good of you, your family, and those that you love all at the same time and see where that leads you.”. Why? Because it will lead you to a state of Grace and once there truly anything becomes possible.
“Grace is an energy; not a mere sentiment; not a mere thought of the Almighty; not even a word of the Almighty. It is as real an energy as the energy of electricity. It is a divine energy; it is the energy of the divine affection rolling in plenteousness toward the shores of human need.” -Benjamin Jowett