29 Sep I Am Happy To Be Me
By Cindy Harley
Hello fellow seekers,
Recently, my mantra has been “I am happy to be me.”
I repeat this to myself every few minutes or so. “I am happy to be me.” When I say it, I actually get a smile on my face. Try it.
How often do we say “I am…” in a day? I noticed this morning that I said, “I am tired,” and “I am hungry.”
But the two words, “I am” are so much more than words to use to describe a feeling or sensation that we are experiencing.
I Am Who I Am
I’d like to share a story. Have you heard the story of Moses and the burning bush? (Bible, Exodus 3). In the story, Moses was tending the flocks of his father-in-law, and he saw a bush on the mountain top that appeared to be on fire without burning up. He decided to investigate this strange sight.
God called to him from within the bush. God told Moses that he had seen the misery of his people, the Israelites, in Egypt. God told Moses that he was sending him to the Pharaoh to bring the people out of Egypt.
Moses asked God, “Who am I that I should go to the Pharaoh?” God said he would be with Moses the entire journey.
Moses asked God what name he should tell the Israelites if they should ask.
God told Moses to state “‘I AM WHO I AM.’ This is what you are to say to the Israelites: ‘I AM has sent me to you.’” (Exodus 3:14)
“I AM WHO I AM.” This is all we need. I don’t know about you, but when someone asks about me, I might state:
I am a mom.
I am a wife.
I am Cindy.
I am a woman.
I am overweight.
I am tired.
I am a blogger.
Look at that short list of some of my “I am” sentences. But God told Moses to say, “I AM WHO I AM.”
Now that is a contemplation. What if we are all “I am who I am?” Or what if we use the shortened version “I AM?”
The Power of I AM Statements and Mantras
I AM is powerful. You are applying a container to yourself. So, if you qualify the “I AM,” it might make you smaller or bigger.
What do you do instead?
Instead of “I am a wife,” change the story. I find joy in being a wife. Or you could say, “One of the ways I describe myself is wife.”
Instead of “I am overwhelmed,” state “I experience feelings of being overwhelmed,” or “I feel overwhelmed.”
We experience feelings, the titles we give ourselves, and even our name. All those things can be changed. What can’t be changed is the SPARK within that is our “I AM.”
Don’t limit yourself by putting borders around your “I AM.” Or be very conscious of what you are saying.
Words have power, and the words we use to describe ourselves are even more so. They are magic.
Live The Life You’ve Imagined
Just as an aside, I was watching a Hallmark Channel movie, and the lead female character had a Henry David Thoreau quote she liked to live by: “Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you’ve imagined.”
What is the next step to live the life you have imagined? What if we actually dream big? What if our dreams also include the world?
Now for our musical interlude. I love the Beatles and “Imagine” by John Lennon.
“Imagine all the people living for today.”
Sometimes it is very hard to imagine and to remember our language. One of the ways that I have learned is through listening to songs (see above) or guided meditations. Journeys. I highly recommend Birchlight Energy’s “Journey of Reconnection of Self” guided meditations. They are live journeys that Nerissa guides us through to reconnect and center our own energy fields with help from Ascended Mother Mary.
I have been doing this “Reconnection of Self” guided meditation for the past two months. During the sessions, I am taken on a journey and feel the energy move. I feel it more as straightening me out, aligning my chakras, and opening up my energy fields to new possibilities. Check Nerissa’s Calendly for session availability. Learn more on our Healing Sessions page.
If you cannot attend the live guided meditations, our YouTube channel has many meditations that can help you. Here is an 8-minute meditation, “Cultivating Your Knowing.”
Remember: You are an infinite spark of the Divine. Live the life you imagine.
Birchlight Energy | BE–Shine Bright