WHO AM I
Have you ever wondered who you are? I mean really are? I'm not talking about a casual thought here or something you briefly think about over a quick cup of coffee.
Rather, it's the kind of question one might quietly contemplate
while walking the beach at sunrise or when sitting on a rock with your feet
in a gentle mountain stream. As you begin to spend some time with this
question, another one may come to mind. It is almost as important as the
first and the two of them go hand in hand. "What am I doing here on
A useful starting point is yet a third question that brings us closer to home. And yet few people give it much thought today. "Am I more than my body?"
It's so easy to believe and feel that we are our body because we
find ourselves in it all the time. Several times a day it gets hungry, other
times it can hurt or feel pleasure. It can even create life and more
bodies! Then it gets old and the aches and pains tell us it doesn't
work the same anymore. Eventually it passes on.
Our body seems so natural to us because we have over-identified with its physical form and the material world it was made to function in for ages. We have lived in and discarded many bodies during all the previous lives we have experienced on planet Earth.
After repeating the many cycles of life, death and life again, most of us continue to forget who we really are and where we came from. We are lost in a way of life that has dulled our higher senses and taken us away from our God-centeredness.
The time has finally come for
us to refocus our attention and leave the ego, the fears and the wheel of
life and death they create for us behind. But none of it will happen until
we reclaim our rightful cosmic origin and divine heritage. And in order to
do so we need to answer the questions raised in the beginning of this page and awaken to our true spiritual nature.
Let us journey back in time to a point beyond the distant past when there was no time and no space, as we know it today. It is a place that still exists, but a place we have long forgotten, even though the mystics and the sages have described it for us in their sacred teachings.
wise ones say that before our
physical universe was created there was nothing but the Void, the Absolute,
within the incomprehensible mind of All That Is. In the Absolute, God could
only know things, but was unable to experience or feel them. We can relate to
this every time we fantasize within our own minds, but realize that
something is missing when it cannot be experienced or felt.
Father/Mother God desired to share love in a more meaningful and fulfilling way. As a result, we
were created and All That Is had countless children (souls) to love, to care for, and
relate to unconditionally for eternity.
We then left
the Void as fragments or extensions of God and our spirits entered the physical universe
to enjoy and appreciate its countless offerings.
In spite of these differences in vibration, we wanted to experience and feel what it would be like to appreciate and enjoy Earth's many wonders. We also realized that there was a danger in slowing our vibrations down. Doing so would threaten our God-centeredness.
In spite of the risks involved, we felt we could do it for a short period of time.
As such a group of us
descended into the Earth's 3-dimensional energy field. Over time we lost our
way and our God-centeredness by over-identifying with the material pleasures this planet had to
offer. In the process, we apparently had to split our male-female oneness into two
halves as well. And, over the ages, these two halves have been referred to as "twin
Part of the price we paid
for separating from God is the life-death reincarnational cycle and the
sickness, pain and
suffering that comes with 3-dimensional existence. These are not meant to be punishments
in any way. Rather, they are there to help us find our way back to who we
really are. But we have to do it on our
own. God will help if we ask. But the rest is up to us.