One of the reasons the Bible doesn’t make sense in places is because we don’t really know ourselves. We think that we are a body and we hear people say that we have a soul but we don’t know where it is or what it does. I have written a book about this and many of those who read it and study it have really come to know themselves.
Let me try and give a quick overview. The human being is a being of body, soul and spirit and each of these has three parts. The body is physical, it grows and it moves to put it very simply. The soul feels, it thinks, and it has intentions. The spirit gives us higher imagination, inspiration and intuition. All of these things are governed by what the Bible refers to as the I AM. This happens mostly unconsciously and it is our job to have conscious awareness of it.
The first time we hear about this is in Moses’ famous conversation with God when Moses asks God what his name is (Exodus 3:14) and the response is Ehyeh asher ehyeh I AM that I AM. In the New Testament we find the Greek expression ego eimi which also means I AM.
So what is this I AM, is it God or is it human? Well, simply put, it is both. The I AM is that part of God that is in us. And the main thing that it does in us is make us creative. Whenever we express our talent, in those amazing moments when we do great things, it is the I AM expressing itself in us and we can become aware of it. The most powerful example I can give about this is from a conversation between Michael Parkinson and Paul McCartney which went like this:
“This is just me in here. Paul McCartney is some guy over there doing amazing things. If I thought that was me constantly it would blow my head off.”
Our I AM is certainly a mysterious and powerful thing. Knowledge of it has been hidden from us by the churches and secret societies down the ages. The time has come for us to become aware of it and to use it to the fullest possible effect in our lives. The trickiest thing is that we have to discover it ourselves, no one can teach us what it is, they can only point to it and then we must experience it. The Bible is the best handbook I know to assist with this discovery as I will show you over the next few posts. I must stress here that this is NOT about any specific religion; each religious expression is a path up the mountain to the pinnacle of this knowledge. Nor is it about dogma and definition, this knowledge can only live in us if we strive to experience the reality of our own being and come to really know ourselves.