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Awesome points...

Thursday, September 27, 2012

One of my SparkFriends, Lean-n-Lexy, made two awesome points in her comments to me. I love comments that lead me to examine things.

First, she is right about not showing my teams on my page. We do have the option of not having our teams show on our pages and I had forgotten that. In my case, I did need to leave my teams. However, if I join some in the future I can simply elect to not have them display on my page. That will help me to ensure that I'm not joining them just because they would look cool on my page.

Second, what she said about "I am" being an expression of the Divine.

Here is what I posted on her page about it:

"If I think of "I am ____" as an expression of my divinity, I really must be careful what word I put in the blank. If I put student, employee, human, etc - well those things don't honor divinity, they seem to insult it. Those roles are too superficial and temporary to hold within them a sense of the Divine. To honor the Divine, I need an amazing word for that blank. "Life" works for me."

Since I posted that on her page, I've thought about it some more. "I am _____" doesn't actually even need a word to complete it. "I am" is already a complete sentence - one that does away with the need for any sort of egoic label - one that honors the Divine, whether internal or external. It affirms without presumptuousness. It expresses gratitude for divinity and all of life itself.

I am.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
REVSERENA 3/23/2013 2:08PM

    "I am" is the name the divine one uses when identifying him/herself to Moses at the burning bush. In John's Gospel "ego emi" (transliterated Greek meaning "I am") is a recurring phrase used by Jesus. I'm jus' sayin'...

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MEWHENRYSMAMA 9/30/2012 4:58AM

    "I AM", too!

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ILOVEMALI 9/27/2012 9:11PM

    Michael Valentine Smith in Robert Heinlein's "Stranger in a Strange Land" said: "Thou art God."

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PETALIA 9/27/2012 8:21PM

    When I meditate I sometimes use this mantra:

"Soham (so 'ham सो ऽहम्[1]) is the Sanskrit for "I myself" or "It is I" or "He is I" or "I am That".

When it applies to a person's name, according to Vedic philosophy it means identifying oneself with the universe or ultimate reality. Some say that when a child is born it cries Koham-Koham which means Who am I?. That is when the universe replies back Soham. You are the same as I am.. It also stems from the Sanskrit word which means, "self pride."

When used for meditation, "Soham" acts as a natural mantra to control one's breathing pattern, to help achieve deep breath, and to gain concentration.

Sooooo... is the sound of inhalation, and is remembered in the mind along with that inhalation.
Hummmm... is the sound of exhalation, and is remembered in the mind along with that exhalation."

From Wikipedia

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