I am. Very simple yet very powerful words. In the Holy Bible the creator refers to himself as I am; actually “I am who I am,” (Exodus 3:14) This is in response to the question Moses asks so that he can tell the Pharoah which God sent him to deliver his people from bondage. By saying “I am” God effectively placed himself above all other Gods in all of creation.

I am is all that God is. The moment you put a name after I am, you become what it is that you label yourself. That is not to say that you shouldn’t give a definition of yourself, but you should know who it is that you are. Who are you? In the moment of God giving the name “I am” to Moses, he was saying, “I am beyond all others and limitless; therefore I will not identify as anything less.” Later God identifies himself with other names that fit what part of himself that he is operating from in that moment. I think this is more for the benefit of humanity and how we think than his need to have a title or label.

There is a very strong sense of self in the words, “I am.” Has there been a time or different times in your life when you have sat down and thought who am I? I am who? Many of us are raised within the confines of expectations of who we are supposed to be. We get labels & definitions put on us from a very young age and we accept them and begin to identify ourselves by them. It begins with our name and trickles from there.

That is not to say that we do not need names, a name is important. It is the essence of who we are, the name given to us by our parents in love. But our name isn’t the only way to define ourselves. As we grow and experience life we take on characteristics that further help us identify our authentic selves IF we can stay true to our desires and wants. IF we can operate from that deep inner place that says, “I am.”

Somewhere in our life experience, we learned to turn off the ego part of ourselves and deny who we are for the sake of who it is expected that we are to be. We are taught in religious circles that it is unfavorable to follow our Ego and hearts. Even though we see that Jesus himself did just that. We are taught by society that we are to be a certain way according to our gender, ethnicity, and social class.

Jesus came to earth and went against the grain of all the religious, ethnic and social rules of the time, choosing to be his authentic self. He broke religious laws in abundance because he was here to show us the true spirit and power of our divine nature according to our Creator God. He made no apologies and stood in confidence of who he is. He broke social rules to prove that we are all equal no matter what gender, race or class. He stood for humanity and our divine nature.

One could say Jesus was a spiritual rebel. In all the aspects of our humanity, our spirituality is important. We are spiritual beings having a physical human experience. Jesus came and shined brightly to lead us and help us awaken to who we are. If anything he taught us not only to love others but to love and accept who we are first. If we can act in accordance with who we are according to our spiritual truth and walk in that path our life journey will flourish and we will become the most authentic self n this physical plane.

Jesus came to remind us who we are. Perhaps his mission wasn’t to die on a tree as a rebel to cleanse us of our humanity but to show us how to be in our humanity along with our divine nature. Isn’t it fitting that the last words in the Holy Bible are Jesus’ saying “I am the root of David the bright and morning star,”? Those words are the embodiment of humanity and how we should see ourselves and strive to live in this universe.

Shine like the morning star. Be the brightest most authentic you don’t kill the ego, embrace it and rebel against those thoughts and beliefs that threaten to hide your light.

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