We have to start someplace, and that place is the understanding, knowing, feeling, awareness, actually getting it, or yes - waking up to the knowing that we are an individual expression of the Source of All There Is... that we are a part of a grand whole... that we are all ONE and at the same time unique discrete vessels of the ONE.
I've always been intrigued by the phrase “I Am That I Am.” Who is the ‘I’? What is the ‘That’? Why doesn’t the saying stop at “I Am That”? What is important about the final “I Am”? What does this statement want me to know or understand in general, and in particular about the nature of reality and my own nature? I did some research and found out that "I Am That I Am" is a common English translation of the Hebrew Ehyeh Asher Ehyeh which is the response God gave to Moses in Exodus 3:14 when Moses asked: When the people ask for your name what should I tell them?
‘Am’ is the first person singular of the infinitive verb ‘be’. On onelook.com I found the following relevant quick definitions which help to clarify the meaning of the statement "I Am That I Am" through the definitions of the verb 'to be': have the quality of being; have life, be alive; be identical to; be someone or something; occupy a certain position or area; be somewhere; happen, occur, take place; have an existence, be extant; be identical or equivalent to; form or compose.
If the Divine Source of All There Is is the I, and if anything one can conceive of in creation is the That, then the statement means Source is | Everything | is Source. That’s a mirror statement that means the same thing on the out-breath and the in-breath, backward and forward, outside and inside, front and back, top, bottom and sides. No matter how you look at it Source is everything and everything is Source. The I is the all, the Oneness, the ONE. So, if we decide this is true, imagine what I Am That I Am means for us personally, what it means for humanity collectively, and the implications of I Am That I Am in this 3-D world of duality! Does it change the perception of reality even a little?
If I turn my attention around and metaphorically look at the Sun for a moment, I realize I Am has been there the whole time even though the clouds (of this 3-D experience) may have obscured my ability to see or even remember that it is there. Just a little something to Wake Up! our curiosity about who we are.
More to come... In The ONE . . .