I am that I am

Anytime I’ve had to write a brief bio of myself, even if I will write more later, I always start “I am that I am.”  The ultimate meaning of this phrase is what you see is what you get.  In other words, the person is secure and knowledgeable enough about themselves that they are comfortable to be able to accept themselves for who they really are.  The good bad and ugly as they say, which really none of it is good nor bad, nor ugly, it just is.

The Sage Imhotep from the 27th century BC in Ancient Egypt implored us all to “Know Thyself.”

In short, to pull this all together without going into  too much detail, the meaning is once you Know Yourself, and accept yourself, you are able to say “I am that I am.”  Once you do that, you become as one of the Gods and your eyes are open again.

Interestingly this phrase I am that I am comes from the Bible, and it is a name that God gives himself.

For those of you who haven’t read my post on how and why I quote scriptures, please go and read this post before you continue.

Word is Bond

So now let me show you something in the Bible.  Again, I view the Bible as any other literary text, just like Shakespeare, great value and inspiration can come from reading it.

Exodus 3:13-16

13 And Moses said unto God, Behold, when I come unto the children of Israel, and shall say unto them, The God of your fathers hath sent me unto you; and they shall say to me, What is his name? what shall I say unto them?

14 And God said unto Moses, I Am That I Am: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I Am hath sent me unto you.

15 And God said moreover unto Moses, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, the Lord God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, hath sent me unto you: this is my name for ever, and this is my memorial unto all generations.

16 Go, and gather the elders of Israel together, and say unto them, The Lord God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, of Isaac, and of Jacob, appeared unto me, saying, I have surely visited you, and seen that which is done to you in Egypt:

So besides the name I also want you to notice something in the 16th verse.  This God wants Moses to tell people that God appeared to him.  That Moses could see him.  Yes, could even touch him.  This God was in Human Form.  More than that, this God was a Human Being.

So when you can say “I am that I am” and mean it, you’ll be a God too.

 

 

 

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