I AM Presence
“I AM Presence” is also known as Divine Presence, the Higher Presence, the monad, the soul’s soul, the Christ Self, the God or Goddess Self, the Buddha within, Collective-Christ-Consciousness, and Krishna-Consciousness – to name a few. It is the part of us that exists in the realms of Spirit, the part that is closest to the Divine, the soul that continues existing past our physical existence. This Presence is actually who we are, not our physical self that exists in the 3rd dimension.
There can be some ‘baggage’ around some of these phrases, so to fully know this part of ourselves one must see through to the essence of this Light, regardless what one calls it. We have chosen to call it I AM Presence, and the Light that emanates through it is the Christ Light, which brings us Christ-Consciousness, also called Enlightenment.
I AM Presence creates only perfection, and if we call it consistently and earnestly into our lives, we gradually give up the discord and struggle and find that it is replaced by harmony and perfection. All energies that we have mis-created will gradually transform into pure Light. This is the giving up of our lower will (small-self; ego,) in surrender to the Higher Will, the Will of God/Goddess, the Will of I AM Presence. There is a surrender of the mind/ego, which are simply characterized by “thoughts”. Thoughts pull us from the Present moment, from Now… usually into the past or the future. Often we let our minds run most of our experiences – deciding to do something we desire, making a judgment because someone has alternate Values, talking to ourselves while someone is talking to us (not active listening), and the list can go on and on. This is not the purpose of our mind. Our mind is a tool for adding 2+2, or identifying shapes, or categorizing… the challenge is that our mind tends to categorize everything, in every moment, if we Allow it to.
Being I AM Present is taking responsibility for yourself; for the decisions you make, standing in Integrity, being Honest, and sending Unconditional Love to yourself and others, Always and in All Ways. Being I AM Present simply means that you are being the observer and are Aware of all that is happening – this is possible by quieting your mind and standing in Alignment with Universal Love and Truth. Truly being Conscious.
Consciousness [kon-shuh s-nis]
1a: the quality or state of being aware especially of something within oneself
b: the state or fact of being conscious of an external object, state, or fact
c: awareness; especially : concern for some social or political cause
2: the state of being characterized by sensation, emotion, volition, and thought : mind
3: the totality of conscious states of an individual
4: the normal state of conscious life <regainedconsciousness>
5: the upper level of mental life of which the person is aware as contrasted with unconscious processes
The ‘I AM’ element alone is a powerful one because it embodies the sense of self-determination, which can never be taken away from you, and it emphasizes the value of simply ‘being’.
We each exist as a beautiful expression of Source/Christ Consciousness, and are of value and worth in our own right, irrespective of possessions and achievements. “I AM” statements have little to do with the small-self defined by the ego, and truly invoke higher states of consciousness.
Claiming your I AM Presence means awakening to Christ Consciousness and maintaining the Presence of your Higher Self – no longer falling victim to self-imposed habits and negative thought/action patterns. Reclaiming and reinforcing this concept is good for each of us, even before the mastery of I AM Presence is realized. At its simplest level, ‘I AM’ means “It Is.”
“There is wisdom in accepting what you are. It is difficult to be what you are not. Being what you are doesn’t require any effort. When you become wise, you accept yourself the way you are, and the complete acceptance of yourself becomes the complete acceptance of everyone else.”
(From ‘The Mastery of Love’ by Don Miguel Ruiz)
I AM HEALING
I AM LIGHT
I AM REMEMBERING
I AM AWARE
I AM AWAKE
I AM PRESENT
I AM DIVINE
I AM BREATH
I AM LIFE
I AM GRATEFUL
I AM BEAUTIFUL
I AM FREE
I AM HAPPY
I AM COMPASSIONATE
I AM ABUNDANT
I AM HONEST
I AM ALIGNED
I AM COSMIC
I AM EMPOWERED
I AM LIMITLESS POTENTIAL
I AM WHOLE
I AM SPIRIT
I AM ACTIVATED
I AM BLESSED
I AM ONE
I AM LOVE