I AM that I AM


An excerpt from The Way of the One

I was 5 years old when I had my first mystical revelation, which can be defined in part as an immediate understanding of spiritual matters. Although, at the time, I couldn’t put my realization into words, I distinctly recall understanding in a flash that I was more than a child named Susan with dark hair and brown eyes. Rather, I was a consciousness inhabiting a physical body, with a distinct personality and reason for being. I was a spiritual being having a human experience.

Have you had a similar episode of understanding?

We are made in the image and likeness of God because we are God individualized, experiencing life from our unique perspective. As an intricate part of the divine essence of the Creator of All, we have the ability to influence our reality by our innate power of creation.

In the Old Testament, Moses asks God what to call him. And “God said to Moses, ‘I AM that I AM.’” This means that the Creator simply exists. Always has and always will. And because we are God individualized as unique souls, we also are part of the eternal divine essence known as: “I AM that I AM.” Our true spiritual self is called the I AM Presence of God.

As spiritual beings, we are granted the gift of free will to mold our human existence. We do this every day, often without thought or rituals or fancy words but by saying two words we take for granted: “I am.” These two words are the most powerful words in our vocabulary, because we are invoking the creative powers of the Creator by uttering its very name — I AM that I AM — every time we connect what we think we are (or are not) to our I AM.

Pause, breathe, and consider this again. Every time you utter the words “I am,” you invoke the creative power of the universe to bring forth that which you say you are. It is a spiritual law.

Who are you and what do you want to be? Are you strong, healthy, vibrant and prosperous, or are you weak, sick, powerless and poor? I challenge you to become keenly aware of who and what you say you are when you use the words I am. “I am sick and tired” carries the same power of creation as “I am healthy and vibrant.” Which do you prefer to experience?

Once you truly grasp who you are and the divine essence we share in common, you are ready to journey even further away from the Theater of Your Mind to your Sacred Heart. Moreover, your journey will become a much more profound and satisfying experience when you realize just how powerfully creative you can be when you correctly use your I AM, which invokes your divine self.

I AM that I AM. I exist to live in the moment and to choose what I want to experience, as do you, both prior to birth and during each lifetime on Earth.

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Susan M. Hoskins
Susan M. Hoskins is an ordained interfaith minister with a doctorate in Holistic Theology. She was awarded the U.S. President’s Volunteer Service Award in 2007. Susan is the author of The Way of the One, Molly’s Rocker, Dancing with Angels: The Journey Home, Twisted Blues, Twisted Secrets and Twisted Lights. Susan’s website is www.thewayoftheone.org.


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