Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world; he who follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” Jn 8:12
The first I AM saying used the idea of bread to help us to understand what the I AM actually is. The second I AM saying uses the idea of light. Light is actually invisible, through it everything becomes visible. This truth is ignored when we say things like, “turn on the light” “shine the light over here” “I need more light” or “dim the light”. So we talk about light as if it was the emitter instead of referring to the object that is emitting the light.
This is why light is a good analogy for the I AM – invisible but can make all things visible. This is actually what happens with we have an idea that illuminates our understanding. When we have such an idea it is usually the result of the activity of thinking. Thinking is the most conscious of our three soul faculties and has developed in us through the unseen activity of our I AM. So when we are not lazy with our thinking, which is often the case, but by actively thinking we can engage our I AM in the process and have ideas of our own. It is like a light bulb turns on in our mind.
We can also look at how light is produced to come to another idea about our I AM. Light is created by fire and our daylight comes from the fiery sun. Therefore, if the I AM is light then the I AM is created by fire. Fire is warmth so it must follow that as warm blooded beings we have fire within us and that from that fire light can be created. Perhaps it is a matter of fanning the flames to increase the heat of the fire.
So Jesus was/is saying to us: “That which is able to say “I AM” to itself is the light of the world, and whoever follows my example me will see in clear, conscious awareness.” We could also say that the more we connect with our I AM the more ideas we will have to assist our understanding of who we are and what our purpose is.
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