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I Am the I am - We Are The Observer
Have you revealed your Real Self to your ego-self?
Welcome to I Am the I Am - We Are the Observer
The word epiphany is bandied about very loosely these days. People get a suddenly insight, and ‘Ah-had’ moment and they refer to this as one. The real meaning of that word refers to a far more profound experience. It takes us away from a self-image, our ego-self and in that instance reveals to us a great truth. If you’ve never experienced this, then you can only theorize. If you have, then you have revealed to your self your Real Self. I have had such an experience. So for this Hub you’ll simply need to take my word for it as I continue on.
If you think soccer crowds are big, get a load of three-quarters of a million Royal Penguins
There is a part of us that never changes
There is a part of us that never changes. Our thoughts change; particular habit-patterns of thoughts might take longer, but they eventually give way to other patterns. We think differently over time. If we didn’t we’d never mature.
Our bodies certainly change. I look down at my seventy-four year old body and wonder where the muscular bulk I was once so proud of has gone to. Smooth, unblemished skin has become mottled and dry with all sorts of spots and markings which were once not there.
Everyone is an individual yet part of The Whole
I am the I am - Bodies, thought-patterns, emotional reactions, are all subject to change
My emotions have also changed considerably. What used to cause so much upset no longer does. I’ve become more tolerant for one thing. So my view is that mind, physical body and emotions all change – yet still we know there is a part within us that never changes. What is this part?
It is the sense of “I am.” I exist. I experience. It is that which we mostly do not define because we’re unable to do so - so far be it for us to exclaim "I am the lord!"
I am the lord. Certainly our Higher Self is
This “I” isn’t based on memory. Memories fade. It is said that memories never actually go away. It’s a bit like having something on a computer’s hard drive. Only a bit, of course. It’s not a particular good analogy. Memories on hard drive stay there, but they can get harder to bring up as we add more and more data and the search to bring them to recall get harder. Like a PC’s hard drive nothing is ever really deleted. It might seem that way because it seems to have gone forever. Such is not the case however, as hypnotherapy and certain types of drugs can bring back vivid detail from seemingly forgotten moments in our lives.
But what is this which never changes?
Thought you might like to see that big penguin rookery from another angle
I am the I am - An epiphany is an Act of Grace by a part of our own selves - the Highest part
When light rays fall upon our retinas electrical impulses bring in pictures of ‘a world out there.’ They appear to bring those images to certain parts of our brain. But we are not our brain. We are aware of that world. We are aware of it in exactly the same way at two years of age, at twenty-two, thirty-two, etc.. right up until the end of our lives upon this planet. I’m talking here of just awareness. That is being witness to the scene; experiencing the scene as something sighted. I am not talking about how we think about or feel about what we are seeing. I am talking of non-judgemental, non-labeling observation. Yes, you as the Observer, seeing. Nothing else, you seeing!
A summer sunset at MacQuarie Island
You are the Observer. You are the Witness. You are the Experiencer
You could say the same of the other senses: you hearing, without identifying or evaluating or judging the sound. Same for tasting, smelling, feeling.
We are doing these things through our bodily instrument. Our ever-changing physical body is that which we are using to experience an ever-changing outside environment. But that which is doing the actual observing never ever changes. We (without a label, without a name, or even without the word “I.” are aware of it all.
I am the I am - Our intruments of body, mind and their corollary, emotions are only our intruments
And what is this ‘I’? It is without description...though I’m attempting to describe it here. It is the true us. The Consciousness; the Observer, the Witness of our lives. It is both impersonal and incredibly personal for it is the Love, the Joy, the Compassion, the Infinite Understanding waiting to release itself through Its creations. And one of its creations is the little you; that little you smothered in ego-beliefs and conditioning; that you, dear reader, you quite likely believe you are.
A rare shaft of winter sunlight
Be still and know that I am God. I am the Lord. That is your own Highest Self which is urging you on...
So find a quiet place. Stop a moment. Sit still. Look. Observe. Let your Real Self shine through if only for a moment. And find out for yourself if what has been said here is true for you.
I hope you gained something out of the I Am Epiphany - We Are The Observer.