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Who Am I?

March 4, 2009 by  

Who am I

“Who am I?” is the central question in life.  What is your answer to this question, and how is your understanding helping you in life?

This article first examines various levels of self identity.  Then it goes deeper to explore what “we are spiritual beings” really means. (Photo by Lucas Janin)

Will the true YOU please step forward?

We define ourselves in various ways:

1.    I am (my name).
2.    I am (my work position, social status, etc.).
3.    I am (my life experiences).
4.    I am (my thoughts, or the thinking mind).
5.    I am (my soul or spirit).

#1 is just a label.  #2, like “I am a sales manager.” or “I am a mother.” is just the role you are playing at this time.  It’s pretty easy to see these are not the real YOU.

Some people are invested in their experiences and believe they are the sum or the result of their life  experiences.  “I was abused as a child and so I am incapable of building a healthy relationship.  This is me.” or “I am an American and so I live this way.”  But I don’t think human life is like a physics experiment. We have free will that allows us to go outside what our experiences define.

#4 is big.  Someone said, “I think therefore I am.”  If you don’t embrace the idea of the soul, I guess this is how you define yourself.  Pretty obviously, you know you are not just the body you can see and touch.  There is something within that does the thinking – your mind.  So you are the mind, or the combination of your body and mind.  (If you think the mind is just a function of the brain, then the mind is part of the body – still, you define yourself as the body / mind.)

Then there are those who believe in #5.  I use to think this way, too.  Our essence is the soul, or the spirit, that currently resides in the physical body.  The thinking mind is only a tool.  And when we die, the soul moves on, to eventually have another incarnation.

The idea seemed to work until I experienced Ascension soul shift myself.

Soul shifts and the Self

As Akashic Record Reading specialist, I read people’s soul records.  Most people live with one soul for the entirety of his or her life.  Or, rather, the soul lives its whole incarnation.

However, there are those who go through soul shifts. When this is the case, I can count exactly how many souls have been involved, the characteristics of each soul, and when the shift happened.  And as I wrote in that article, soul shifting itself is nothing new.  All varieties of soul shifts except the Ascension soul shift have been known for some time.

  1. Ongoing soul shifts
  2. One-time soul shifts, or walk-ins, including:

1)    Reinstatement soul shifts
2)    Complete possessions
3)    Placeholder soul shifts
4)    Special cases such as Pleiadean soul shifts
5)    Ascension soul shifts

In each case, we can take one of the two perspectives to the question “Who am I?”

  1. I am the originally intended soul that was meant for me at birth.
  2. I am the soul I have now.

With ongoing soul shifts, there is one soul that was the originally intended soul.  So although it was in the body only part of the time, we can say this is who he or she was meant to be.  Alternatively, we can also interpret this situation that whichever soul that is in the body at the given moment is the self – at the time.

Similarly, in reinstatement soul shifts, we can say the originally intended soul that gets “reinstated” is the real you even though another soul was residing in the body for a while.  It’s also valid to say that, when the other soul was residing in the body, that was you.

Complete possessions are sad cases.  The originally intended soul gets kicked out by a negative soul.  When this happens, I have to say the new soul is the you because there is no way to reverse the process.

Placeholder soul shifts are like reinstatement soul shifts but the first soul is a positive soul.  So again, you are the originally intended soul.  Or you can say the soul you had at the time is the real you.

How Ascension soul shifts differ from other soul shifts

However, Ascension soul shifts are different.  With Ascension soul shift, the first soul is the originally intended soul.  And the second soul is also intended – the shift is orchestrated somehow.

The repeatedly asked question about Ascension soul shift is “Why does this have to happen?  What happens to the first soul?  What happens to my spiritual development that I have accomplished as my first soul through many lifetimes?”

I sensed there was something bigger or higher than the soul that is still an individual, the ME, that was orchestrating these soul shifts.  These soul shifts were not some random take over.  At least the second soul knew the first soul and what was going on.  But what is this “bigger or higher” something?

Here is my current understanding as I figured by communicating with my Akashic Record Guides.

The Source, the energy, and the soul

First there was the Source, the Source of all energy.  The whole, therefore perfect, energy.  Then it split part of it to create individualized forms of itself.  Basically, it wanted to play.  It was hard to play as a single existence ever, so it split itself to be many existences.

For now, let’s call these split energies “X’s”.

Some X’s became stars and planets.  Most other X’s became residents of these star systems.  Then they traveled around.  Eventually some came to Earth, which is just another creation.

To live in the physical bodies on Earth, X’s split part of themselves to form souls in much the same manner the Source split itself to be X’s.  Perhaps most X’s split out just one soul and watched over how it goes.

The soul lived in one body.  When the body was done, the soul crossed over to the other side for a temporary rest, and eventually came back to live another lifetime.  This went on and on for millenniums of time.  All the while the X of the soul was watching over its progress.

Ascension is the new game

Recently planet Earth and its residents decided to work out a new game plan.  We have gone through plenty of lifetimes and saw the various different sides of life.  We have done enough of the “learning by contrast” game.  More and more of us are reaching the point that we can possibly reach as the existing soul.  So we are going to change the matrix itself.  We are going to do this Ascension.
Ascension is about increasing the vibration rate.  For many of us, the souls we’ve had were good souls that were intended for each of us at birth, but they can go up only to a certain level of vibration rate.  So our X’s decided to upgrade.  Each X created another soul from itself and sent it to us.  This is Ascension soul shift.

Because the new soul originates from the same X, it is the same type, same background group and training.  It just vibrates higher and has no physical past life.

Meet X, your Higher Self

Now the issue of terminology.  This is where things get sticky because it’s quite possible that person A uses the term to mean something different from what person B means with the same term.

For me, X is my Higher Self.  My Higher Self came directly from the Source, and it infuses part of it to form my soul in much the same way the Source infused part of it to form my Higher Self.  My Higher Self can create many souls if it wants.

It’s like making photocopies.  Any number of souls can come from the Higher Self.  Once the soul is created and incarnates in the physical body, it gets its own experiences.  Like you can write memos on one of the photocopies.  We’ve got too many scribbles on our copies (souls) that we decided to start anew with a fresh copy.

Who am I really?

So there are higher levels of answers to the first question, “Who am I?”

6.    I am (my Higher Self).
7.    I am God, the Source, or – just, I am.

Does this make sense to you?  It does to me, so I concluded my communication with my guides.

A note in communication with spirit guides

If you are interested in trying this yourself, here is a brief cautionary note.  Spirits use your existing frame of reference to give you ideas.  So the analogy you get may well be different from mine.

Plus they are quite practical in their teaching.  They know there are levels of understanding.  Say, Newton’s law of gravity may or may not work in Einstein’s world, but if your understanding of physics is high school level (like most of us), they are not going to mention Einstein.  They know that would just complicate things unnecessarily.  So they tell you the law of gravity as Newton figured it out.  If you work for NASA, on the other hand, you may get a different response.  Both are, in a sense, “right” answers.

The answers I received make sense to me and so it’s good for me.  For now.  When my spirituality evolves further, I might get a new answer that may seem to contradict to what I know now.  Just a possibility.

Ascension is a process to be one with God, or to be God

So the Ascension process promotes higher awareness of who we really are.  We are not just our souls that goes  through many lifetimes.  We are our Higher Selves that are looking over all these experiences.

Further, we are the Source.  We are God, the Creator.  The split part is essentially the same in quality with the original.  It’s a smaller individualized version, but like a piece of holograph, it has all the power and information of the original.

It gets really hard to “know” who I am at this level.  It’s like trying to see my own nose.  Not by the reflection on the mirror, but trying to see my nose itself.  We are not quite capable of doing this.  Likewise, after rigorous examination of who I am, seemingly ironically, I reach a point where I say, “I just am.”  Everything and everyone are part of me, appearing to be different for the fun of it.

How do you identify yourself?  Are you using the power that comes from realizing you are the Source?

Update: Related post “Who Am I? The Ego or the Higher Self?” and “Who Am I? The Self Inquiry Process

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Comments

58 Responses to “Who Am I?”

  1. Mommy Mystic (Lisa) on March 4th, 2009 9:33 am

    Akemi – another fascinating post. The soul shifting idea is new to me, I am going to sit with it for awhile. My background is more in Vajrayana Buddhism and Kundalini yoga, so I understand the vibrational shift side of things, but always tended to think of the changes as the same being evolving rather than a new soul. And actually in Buddhism there really isn’t the concept of a soul – it is more like a collection of energies and karmas that some people CALL a soul, but the enlightenment process is one of moving beyond these (which also raises your vibrational rate.) So I do think in different terms but found this fascinating nevertheless.

    FYI – I tried to submit my info for a reading yesterday, and also tried emailing you, but kept getting error messages. Just wanted to make sure you were aware of it…opposition in action I suppose!!

    Lisa

  2. tom on March 4th, 2009 6:36 pm

    Bit too long for me, but I definitely like the first part. Its funny to see people associate themselves with labels such as their jobs or careers. I mean if you think about it, when someone tells you they are an accountant, it almost looks like they took a piece of paper and read their title from.

    The opposite is when someone tells you well i help customers max out their rrsp or get the biggest tax refund they can.

    that sure makes a difference, it is more of a human touch, because really who would you strike up a conversation with more?

  3. akemi on March 4th, 2009 8:39 pm

    Lisa,
    I think vibration change happens both within one soul and with soul shift. I think my analogy of elevators in tall tower works pretty well. A soul can increase its vibration rate, like an elevator going up. But in certain tall towers, the elevator goes only to a certain floor and then, you must get off and switch to another elevator that takes you to higher floors.

    Thank you for letting me know the glitch in the email system.

    Tom,
    Too long? I thought vegans have long attention span. . .
    Do you realize you are God?

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  5. LifeMadeGreat | Juliet on March 5th, 2009 12:04 am

    Hi Akemi

    This is a very interesting post. I have never heard of these shifts previously and it certainly does take the question of “who am I” to another level!

    It’s a pity that I couldn’t read it properly in it’s entirety because there is a problem with your google ads overlapping the text.

    Perhaps I’ll be back because it will be in Monday’s blog carnival ;)

    Juliet

  6. akemi on March 5th, 2009 12:25 am

    Juliet,
    Umm, will you tell me which google ad interfere with the post, plz? I checked both Firefox and IE and I don’t see a problem. And there are only two ads, one between the post and the comment, and another in the sidebar, which should be within the sidebar width . . .
    I’d really appreciate your help to improve this blog. Thank you.

  7. tom on March 5th, 2009 6:56 am

    Akemi, well i am not really a vegan, just all over the place now. But to correct that, my generation has short attention span, hehe.

    I did once hear that we are gods, mind explaining that a bit more?

  8. Cath Lawson on March 6th, 2009 3:56 am

    Hi Akemi – This is interesting and I understand it a lot better now. I wouldn’t like to be one of those people who have their soul booted out by a negative one though. Is there anything we can do to stop this from happening?

    So far, I’m getting a reasonable understanding of how we are Source. But I haven’t got as far as really knowing how to use that power yet. I’m trying my best to get there though. Meditation is one thing that is definitely helping.

  9. akemi on March 6th, 2009 8:37 am

    Tom,
    It’s written in the article.

    Cath,
    I guess you are talking about complete possessions? I think they develop from partial possessions (I think — I have very little experience with complete possessions because people who go through this — meaning they have negative souls now — would not come to my service), and partial possessions are something I can take care of.

    However, all one time soul shifts are done deal — whether the new soul is positive or negative, it’s a complete switch, and once it’s done, there is no way to reverse.

    We are God, and this is why the Law of Attraction works. I will write that part of the story soon.

  10. Evita on March 8th, 2009 12:55 pm

    Hello Akemi!

    I have seen your comments now on a few sites and decided to follow over here as you have me intrigued.

    Although I still sometimes catch myself identifying with #5, after having read Eckhart Tolle’s book “A New Earth” , I was actually able to move to #6 and even #7.

    I know it still makes a lot of people uncomfortable to think that way or represent or see oneself that way, but it really makes sense to me. We are so much more than anything we could every grasp or understand, and that is why to me it makes perfect sense that when we take away all of the layers, and illusions, all that is left is “I AM” and how wonderful is that. So fresh, so freeing.

    Now as an aside I do know someone close to me who I wonder about their soul and about a possible partial possession. Any advice?

  11. akemi on March 8th, 2009 2:15 pm

    Hi Evita,
    Yeah, it feels good but does take courage to say I Am (God).

    Now about your friend. . . My best advice is to please order my Akashic Record Reading and clearing. Because until I actually see his or her Record, I don’t know if it’s really a possession, and I can’t do the clearing. Sorry this sounds like a sales pitch, but this is just the honest professional advice. Doctors cannot give diagnosis and treatment by hearing the symptoms — they need to see the patient. Similarly I need to read the person’s Akashic Record to say anything specific and to do clearing. And if it is indeed a possession, the only way I know to clear it is my way of clearing — I am not aware of the over-the-counter type way to deal with it.

  12. Evita on March 8th, 2009 4:27 pm

    Thanks Akemi. I will see if they consider it.

    Sometimes we want to help others, but not always is it the right choice – and I constantly play with that – to know when not to interfere with a soul’s evolution. I realize that sometimes the soul just needs to go through various experiences to evolve to its higher potential, no matter how those experiences may seem to us.

  13. akemi on March 8th, 2009 7:04 pm

    Evita,
    I totally agree we need to respect the free will of everyone. I guess if you just let them know about my service, they’ll make the best choice for themselves.

    I really like the new look of your blog.

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  15. Chris Edgar | Purpose Power Coaching on March 17th, 2009 1:42 pm

    Thanks for this post. One thing I noticed a while back is how invested I was in stage #3 you describe — in my case it was “I’m everything I have and haven’t accomplished.” What I’ve been doing recently is asking “do I have any evidence right now, in this moment, that I’ve done anything, or that anything has happened in the past, or that anything will happen in the future?” And the truth, which was a little scary at first, was that I do not. But thinking about this more has been eye-opening to say the least.

    Chris Edgar | Purpose Power Coachings last blog post..Recording Of “Transcending Procrastination” Teleseminar

  16. Chaosseed on July 18th, 2009 3:38 pm

    It is very interesting to learn yours point of view and hypotheses but did you ever actually think that it could be all logic calculation of your mind based on everything recorded that brain would use for creating his self perception?
    Since I’m, i changed my hypotheses and my point of view of everything a hundreds of time going to the extended understanding of all, based on mathematical calculation, undeniable universal logic’s, imagination and spirit eye.
    Taking in count karma, spirit, higher extension, self negation, chaos structures balance based laws, conditioning, self conditioning, believes and etc.
    I been trough this point of view of yours akemi as well and every time i found out that i’v been manipulated by omnipotent self extension of I’m.
    I know now that everything coming out of calculation its a illusion broad up by necessity of self attribution of valor which make us seen as we see.
    I think there are not separation of spirit or higher me, shift from good soul to bad.
    There is only one : a infinity see of esoteric energies forms and chaos based laws which make beginning of structured creation of spiritual been.
    Like a algorithm that looking for self perfecting through the material existence, we extending own self through the time-matrices–energies, sicking of eternal.
    We are not disposed to know the trout here, as the trout will set us free. As free you will give up any researches of it, which will stop your progression-as your progression depend on experiences lived and emotional charges delivered.
    Certitude make us always fall.
    Many peoples are closed in they pyramid of knowledge forgetting that where is the structures closed there is no more evolution. Hold your chaos closed to you as it will help you any time broke down any false part of your self. There is non “trout”, there is no “I’m:, because,” I’m” its a obsession of self, closed in reality totally opposed to whats we really want.” I’m” it is only a first beginning of long awaking processes.
    Hope i will make sense for some…

  17. Chaosseed on July 18th, 2009 4:01 pm

    Who am i?
    I’m a black fire dragon holding the fire in my right while from my left a water flowing.
    A blue electric storm below my head it is my vision that separate the light from the darkness and the trout from the lies in sicking of eternal.

  18. Elizabeth on January 9th, 2010 12:28 am

    I like your take on it. Thanks for the step by step process…
    .-= Elizabeth´s last blog ..How To Meditate =-.

  19. Sam on February 13th, 2010 3:54 am

    How can the soul affect the mind or the mind affect the soul? I really like these ideas. Like we all have a little piece of godliness inside us trying to work it’s way back to the source. The original singularity.

  20. Raul on February 24th, 2010 5:00 am

    Who am I? is actually an ancient mantra which if repeated enough and with passion will lead to Self Realization or enlightenment.

    That I am comprehension is ancient. We were first aware of this in the Upanishads then in the New Testament (The Kingdom is within, physician heal thy self, All that I have done and more you shall do and more if you but follow me, etc.)

    In modern revelation we read in A Course in Miracles, “There is no duality”
    etc. etc.

  21. enlightmented one on March 28th, 2010 8:10 am

    Hi Akemi,

    It is interesting to see your experiences thru out the journey of finding who is really you. To help you a little bit on your journey, I advice you to read couple books below.

    1. Diamon Sutra
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diamond_Sutra
    http://www.sacred-texts.com/bud/mzb/mzb03.htm
    http://www.sacred-texts.com/bud/mzb/mzb03.htm

    2. Shurangama Samadhi Sutra
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shurangama_Samadhi_Sutra

    3. Sixth and Last Patriarch of Chán Buddhism
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Huineng
    http://www.sacred-texts.com/bud/bb/bb26.htm

    4. YOKA DAISHI’S “SONG OF ENLIGHTENMENT
    http://www.sacred-texts.com/bud/mzb/mzb04.htm

    Note:

    The Diamon Sutra is the key used as “diamon sword” to stop all illustion during your journey. In there, the buddha teaches you step by step of how to meditate dialy as well as the path to enlightment.

    The Shurangama Samadhi Sutra will help you to better understanding each of the processes, steps and levels that YOU are not sure [like a map]. Once you understood/comprehence the teachings in the Shurangama Samadhi Sutra, you will never mispercept or misled by your illusion during your journey.

    These two sutra are the main teaching used in Zen Buddhism.

    I am not sure what practice you are following, but if you want to get to the real enlightment – permanent enlightment – permanent truth of who you really are, these sutra are your map and daily bible as a guidant.

  22. enlightmented one on March 28th, 2010 9:46 am

    Like a drop of water. If you meditate about its forms (or transformations) and the purity self, you will also experience a similar analogy. Meaning that regardless of whatever forms it is in [ice, liquid drinking, food, or cloud, steam..etc] or places it has traveled, the self of water element is always H2O. Now, if I am water! I am medidating on “Who Am I” or “Me”, I then come to a conclusion that I am a combination of 2H and 1O! Well, not sure whether this will end up somewhere in the enlightment book though!

    If you are stuck on your meditation, then take a deep breath and keep trying in another time. In fact, meditation is the conciousness of the self and sometimes the word “super conciousness” is also applied here. The energy of the self is never “stuck”, therefore, if you are stuck in meditation, it can mean that you are going a wrong way!

    Hope this helps to someone here.

  23. SALLIE ANN on March 28th, 2010 10:31 am

    I WOULD LIKE TO REALLY REALLY KNOW WHO I AM NOW AND WHO I WAS BEFORE I WAS BORN INTO THIS BODY. SOMETIME I HAVE STRANG THINGS HAPPEN TO ME I SEE THINGS I CAN’T UNDERSTAND. ONCE I SAW MY SELF STANDING IN THE MILLER OF THE FLOOR WHILE I LAYED IN MY BED WATCHING MY SELF STAND THERE.

    I HAVE GONE OUT OF TOWN AND LATER HAVE A FAMILY MEMBER TELL ME THEY SAW ME IN MY HOME WHILE I WAS HUNDRENDS OF MILE S WAY. CAN SOMEONE HELP ME UNDERSTAND MYSELF????????????

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  25. Judemary on May 7th, 2010 8:02 pm

    Thanks for the enlightment on who am really, but I wished to how well to diversify the negative shifting of the soul toward positivity; as in ascension soul shift which often ascends to negative soul.

  26. William on May 31st, 2010 10:32 pm

    There was once a time when I was lost and maybe in some ways I still am. I know that Im here for the better. I can relate to almost everything mentioned on your site Akemi, but I have my douts now. I wish for a world without control or power, evil or corruption. I realize that I need the support of others to help me come out of the shell im in. I also realize that evan in all this you will not reply to me reaching out for help becuase you say we must pay you first to analyze us. This is where im confused. I appreciate all your help to better understand myself but now your saying when we need further answers that you cant help us for the fact of your own greed. Wisdom SHOULD not be given at the price of money. Wisdom should be taught not only to better yourself but so that we shall teach others as well. In saying this, you could be holding back some of us who could have great importance in the world becuase we simply cannot afford your blessings of wisdom. I do not understand. One of my goals in this life is to free the world of such meaning of life. Simply put, the world in which today we live in revolves around the dollar, and that which is power. Having such a gift as yours to bring out the ” Higher Self “. We have to buy it? Anyways im sorry if I have in anyway hurt or humilliated you by this message but I just thought you should know another side. You are bright Akemi, and I love your teachings. With or without your help I will complete my work here and triumph over the lessons in life. My whole life is dedicated to the people and for the people. My message to all who read this is to better yourselves to better your nieghboor in need. Together the we will make a dream become reality. I love all of you.

  27. Raul on June 2nd, 2010 7:08 am

    The Website above is about a film I did- a visualization of Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s 1798 epic poem, Rime of the Ancient Mariener — it speaks to the sanctity of all life on Earth.

    In my view the greatest message and the simplest one was brought by he who is called Jesus. Although I am not a Christian (nor am I a religionist of any kind) I recognize the overwhelming power and truth of transcendent love. A focus on it brings not only all of the anwers but eventually self realization and enlightenment.

  28. Raul on June 2nd, 2010 7:09 am
  29. Lauren on July 16th, 2010 2:36 pm

    Who Am I Really? I am the consciousness who watches thoughts, feelings, and actions show up. I am the creator of the game that is my life and, therefore, create my beliefs which stem from the meaning I applied to situations.

  30. hadasa on July 16th, 2010 3:22 pm

    if you have questions about like or stuff like that feel free to email me at Q_A333@live.com ow and any body also can email me if so

  31. Kussette Goodhouse on August 2nd, 2010 1:17 am

    Sparkling writing style, ma’m. You brought up interesting points which a clearly visualized and experienced myself. I was enlightened by some of them as well such as Ascension Soul Shifts which I have not heard before. Also, you explained your view of reincarnation justly however I still am not completely converted with that philosophy.

    I believe that our PASSION is what drives us into our HIGHER SELF. This is our HEART, our inner voice, such as following our heart.

    My personal understanding is we maintain the balance of our MIND, BODY & SOUL within “This Vessell” ™, as HUMAN BEINGS we are the driver of “This Vessell”™ … Our Hearts as our Compass , Our Passion as Fire, PrayerMeditation as Fuel, “We KEEP the passion BURNING!” This overall maintains the equilibrium of our mind, body and soul. -> Brings us human beings in SELF AWARENESS, SELF KNOWLEDGE, which leads to HEALTH & HAPPINESS = MAXIMUM POTENTIAL OF OUR HUMANITY.

    I am who I am
    my God lives within me
    the spirits are God’s messenger
    all saints , living and dead will be judged on Christ’s 2nd coming

  32. Kussette Goodhouse on August 2nd, 2010 2:14 am

    Here’s my ™ formula:

    H(M+B+S)
    ——– = 1 = “This Vessell™” = “I” = X
    Max

    Max = SA + SK ( H1 • H2 )

    —————————————————
    Within my scope, I came up with a simple understanding that I BORN , LIVE , DIE then will BE JUDGED on JUDGEMENT DAY

    I have no ability to assure you either way, I am not GOD. I am created by my GOD in his image and likeness however I am not omnipotent, omnipresent and omniscient like Him -while I am in”This Vessel™” – and I am not disclosing anything that I have not personally experienced or fully know. All I know is I THRIVE to deeply explore passion and reach my Maximum Potential as a human being.

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  34. Raul on September 12th, 2010 11:37 am

    Interesting to see some of the intellectualization that goes on in various responses to the question. In my humble view, the intellect is the great Wizard of Oz.

    Who am I is the question of ascension. Ask it continuously and one ascends. The ascension is of course a perceptual one since we go nowhere as there is no up or down. As for one or two who wish to be in a place of no conflict what they are asking is to become enlightened at will.

  35. Akemi on September 12th, 2010 2:49 pm

    Hi Raul,

    We don’t realize who we really are until we release the mental chatter (caused by the ego), do we?
    I didn’t know “Who Am I?” can be a mantra but I guess so.

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  38. Shawn Hamlin on January 10th, 2011 12:42 am

    How do I begin? I need your help. I have read hundreds of articles and listened to advice from countless people. Your blog somehow makes sense to me and rings a bell. I can understand the”X” and the “splits”. I don’t know when it happened but I’m sure that the split that occupies my body is not the one I started with. I long to have it back. I know that it watches over my current incarnation and communicates on some level as well. I can’t tell you how many times I have thought of ending my current self here recently. It’s getting worse and is becoming more consuming everyday. I’m being torn apart and don’t know why. My head will not stop swimming. I’ve seen doctors and have tried numerous medications to no avail. I know that’s not the answer but what is? If there is anyway you can help me or just anything you can do, I would be forever grateful. Your blog is the only thing that has made the least bit of sense about what I’m going through. Thank you so much.

  39. Jesse on February 14th, 2011 12:03 am

    ..there one creator….he is on the planet now…he is the last person to ascend when ascention occurs , this globe called earth is heaven ..and was made for the first female….all others ( the originals) are the caretakers of this Garden…….man made time THE creator has a grid…no one is supposed to die ..or age….this planet belongs to no one but the Creator…. the time track was made to control man..by man….THE dark side has lost..,…ascention will occur…..all who have preyed on their fellow man..will live the lives they have tormented before they Ascend……..

  40. Raul on February 14th, 2011 7:59 am

    Planet Earth can also be hell. What is in the mind will project to the illusory eternal. Healing can take place as one releases the notion that the body is anything but a passing field of electrons. There are no real possessions. The surrendering of the illusion is a way to self-realization, healing and peace.

  41. Raul on February 14th, 2011 8:05 am

    Additionally, the spiritual path is singular and earned. There is no such thing as a “mass ascension.” Consider the illogical aspects of that idea. In truth, each soul or entity is on a singular path; else, there would be no individuation. After Earth plane experience the individual finds itself in that dimension that conforms to the wavelength it has found through choice of thought.

  42. Raul on February 14th, 2011 8:18 am

    Akemi, the individual is lost in a quagmire it, itself, is projecting. The erroneous idea that linear time is real is part of the quagmire. Nothing perceived by the human mind is real nor can be real due to the simple fact that it is ephemeral. Consider the reality value of something that is there now and gone in the next moment. Nothing that can be perceived will be around in some other moment. The direction of focus must be to the Self for realization of whom we really are to take place. As the ancient Hindus correctly posited, the perceived world is illusion.

  43. Raj Kumar Dahal on March 20th, 2011 8:37 am

    I m really glad to know that there is a world where people think like me about life.
    I’m mechanical engineer.We studied many theories supposing things.
    I supposed what life is for? Suppose you get whatever you wished. Suppose you are the ruler of this world.You have conquered everything.Everyone has the feelings u wished.Everything is as per your wish.Then what life is for?What is the meaning of life.
    That was my thoughts previously.I’m satisfied a little though.Thank u.

  44. Poster's Paradise » Maya @ 14:20 re: “a wonderful movie about expanding your mind” on March 28th, 2011 8:20 am

    [...] A question which can prompt one to look deeper at themselves and maybe get a different idea of the whole is to ask, “Who am I?” No doubt you’ve read about and contemplated the subject. A web search of that question brings up no end of interesting ideas and concepts. Here’s one site of possible interest: reallifespirituality.com/who-am-i/ [...]

  45. Coco on April 5th, 2011 2:29 am

    here is a glimpse of my life…

  46. Bob on April 5th, 2011 1:12 pm

    Gnosticism (the ancient Greek belief that only spirit matters…matter) just keeps on keepin’ on it seems. Psychology, religion, spiritualism: they’ll never figure out how to deal with a person as a whole, because it can’t be humanly done. We’re too wonderfully complex and intertwined, constantly in flux. If only there were an owners manual to the human life from the manufacturer…that would simplify things quite a bit.

    In the mean time, whatever floats your boat, right?

  47. Poster's Paradise » Sinbad @ 5:42 pm on April 13th, 2011 7:16 pm

    [...] of a link I posted a couple weeks ago to Maya for a view of the question, “Who am I?” (here’s the link in case you’re interested). Maybe it touches on what’s in Marcuse’s “One Dimensional Man”, which I’ll look [...]

  48. Poster's Paradise » BobbyC @ 2:09 am re: Who Am I? on April 14th, 2011 9:37 am

    [...] the question of “Who am I?” and the link I posted, there is nothing concrete claimed there, only the writer’s own experiences and [...]

  49. llama on April 19th, 2011 10:25 am

    It’s not “I think therefore I am” It is – “Think therefore am.” Ego means I in latin. There is no ego in Cogito ergo sum.

  50. Michael Perlin on April 28th, 2011 3:06 pm

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  51. Lisa Morton on April 28th, 2011 3:09 pm

    3 MAGIC WORDS FILM: I have watched it Five times So Far. Gives me chills every time.

  52. Kirk on May 7th, 2011 9:40 am

    YOU are Life, observing life. This you will only SEE when you FOCUS. Don’t think! Stop all this we are god nonsense, empty the head of all the garbage that is in it including what you have wrote and LOOK. It is that simple. There is no me.

    Pretty words provide comfort. The TRUTH will set you free

  53. bin zachariah on May 17th, 2011 8:50 pm

    I have thought over these ideas of possible truths for so long it has giving me peace to know my higher self or u can say god the father son and holy spirit. We are a reflection of one another like looking through two mirrors u see multiple images but there is only one self the same one that has been her since the beginning of the end its hard for us to comprehen this reality that is why we choose to separate our self through religion race and raw war because we fear what we don’t understand. So look at it through my eye GOD is able to create any thing space exploration has reviled this to us so are planet should be more than enough to marvel at our accomplishment in the spirit realm of existance with no challenge HE needs a challenge so HE We created US to learn from mistakes to rise victorious over our accomplishments who are we. We are lost looking for guidance. We choose to forget to experience everything new. Let US being peace without war soon to move on to the next big challenge? Finding the beginning of us the end.

  54. Akemi on May 26th, 2011 9:25 am

    Some have left comments like “I am God” or “I am life observing life”. They are all true, but it does no good to memorize such “magic words”. Regardless how loud you say it. When you know, you lose words.

  55. bin zachariah on May 26th, 2011 10:05 am

    Words Are indeed lose they die then they are reborn through a open heart .we Are all words or you can say the word, sp oken existence of life. Hoping one day we can find our way home through death with patience and resurrection with hast. The Part of us that never dies

  56. jairaj talawar on June 9th, 2011 8:26 am

    i always told one of my god gifted sister but she thought i am lair
    if god is true my love also true for her i know all about her. i blindly believe her. how can i realize her please tell me

  57. bin zachariah on June 9th, 2011 12:29 pm

    Saying IF GOD is true then my love for U is too , shows uncertainty just by saying IF. God is true and so is love, mankind is the big IF due to our selfishness and lack of commitment toward anything except for destruction. LOVE anyway is a misused word. we have created a image of a god that has no flaws, I say a god because we have giving another an existence, the devil as the god of this sstem of things. Love is one like god is one it can make u or break u it is up to you. Your love for her should be second to none. To know if her love is true, only be concern with your love worrying IF her love is true will break you good or bad sweet or sour better or for worse its all one love

  58. Anthonystjoseph on July 7th, 2011 8:18 pm

    Okay, this article was well thought out and had good qualities but like Lisa (the mystic mommie from above), the ‘soul shifting’ thing was the one idea that I am going to have to sit with a while… I have thought out the possibilities of walk-ins and refuse my body to be turned into a rental car so I WILL NOT entertain the thought of it EVER happening. I sat with IT long enough LISA! NO, is my answer, LOL!

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