I know, I already wrote Two Words To Live By and now I have another two words to add to that short list. In essence, we are what we say we are. We are what we speak. We are what we verbalize. The bible says that “out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks”
Words are so important in our lives. What we say and how we say things have a direct impact on how our life unfolds. How we say something, the feeling we put into the words we speak have an impact on those listening to what we have to say but more importantly, the have a direct impact on our personal lives.
If you believe in the Bible you will remember the story of Moses who climbed a mountain because he saw a burning bush that although had flames coming from it did not seem to be consumed by these flames. When Moses finally reached the summit, and realized he was in the presence of God he removed his sandals and bowed before this presence or energy of God. He was instructed to free the Israelites who lived as slaves to the Egyptians and when Moses asked “Who shall I say sent me, God responded with “I AM that I AM” tell them I AM sent you.” (I am paraphrasing here, no pun intended)
These words may not have much significance for us but think of the power they hold. If they do in fact summon the God Power that exists and this Power is available to all of us, then how we use these two words can change our lives exponentially. How do we make that connection?
When you state “I AM,” you are making a declaration. You are stating fact. You are letting the Universe/God know that this is what you are calling out for and whether in fact it exists in this very instance or not, you are calling it out as fact therefore summoning the Power of God to provide what you are declaring. It’s the difference in answer to this very basic, simple question: How are you? “I AM Well” VS “I am sick.” Two vastly different answers that create our reality. Which would you rather call out and declare as your desire and intention?
I AM healthy. I AM wise. I AM grateful. What a powerful way to declare this is what I want.
This plays heavily into our self-talk. If we wake each day and declare I am in pain, then more pain follows. Or we look at ourselves in the mirror and say “dang, I am fat”, then we are driving that message into our subconscious mind which has the power to bring it to fruition. What if … (the other two powerful words) what if our sub-conscious mind is God in action? Even if it isn’t, countless books have been written by some of the most intellectual minds in the world on the power of our subconscious mind.
The sub-conscious mind is so powerful, it has the ability to create the unseen for us, to bring to life our dreams and make them reality. In his book The Power of Your Subconscious Mind, Joseph Murphy says: Prayers are answered when the individuals subconscious mind responds to the mental picture or thought in his/her mind. This law of belief is the secret operating principle in all the religions of the world. It is the reason for their psychological truth. … it is not because of the particular creed, religion, affiliation, ritual, ceremony, formula, liturgy, incantation, sacrifices, or offerings, but solely because of belief or mental acceptance and receptivity about that for which they pray … essentially, answered prayer is the realization of your hearts desire.”
In brief, (and I highly recommend reading The Power of Your Subconscious Mind) what one believes is based on their own personal truth. In using the words “I AM” we are driving the message deep into our subconscious mind so that at the deepest level of who we are we’re making it clear what we want. It becomes truth. It is in fact – our truth.
This is a powerful mechanism in creating the life of your dreams. In living a life that can be uplifting and meaningful in so many ways.
Understand that we will all experience challenges, pain and sorrow, but how we face these moments will define us and how we survive the more difficult times in our life. So use these two words and keep in mind that what follows “I AM” will change your life.
Another book that digs deep into the power of the I AM is The I AM Discourses. I came across this gem of a book through the late Wayne Dyer. I will dig deeper into these and other books I am intrigued by lately. Yes, I AM Intrigued.
“Whatever follows the “I am” will eventually find you.” ― Joel Osteen,
Keep the I AM at the forefront of your daily activity. Blessings.
I AM …