Our Divine Birthright and the power of I Amsam
by Cinnamon Crow
When interviewed, I am always asked what I would wish to give as my greatest message to humanity. I always answer the same. You are the Creator made manifest in physical form. You are God and God is You. This is your Divine Birthright! I am constantly amazed at the divide these statements make. Some embrace this Truth fully while others become openly hostile. Let me begin this explanation by revealing the Truth behind the words I Am, the most powerful phrase we have, the power of creation.
When on the mountain, Moses asked for the name of God. He was told “I AM THAT I AM” (Exodus 3:14). Later, when given the Ten Commandments, the third stated “You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain, for the LORD will not hold him guiltless who takes His name in vain” (Exodus 20:7, King James Version). The New American Standard Bible says it like this: “You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain, for the LORD will not leave him unpunished who takes His name in vain.” Contrary to popular belief, using God’s name in vain does not mean damning God. How can you damn an eternal Being, the Creator of the Universe? The answer is that you can’t. What that commandment really means is to not use the words I Am, God’s name, in a negative way. This is the misuse that God warned against. Those who misuse I Am will suffer the consequences. Likewise, those who use it wisely will reap the rewards.
Jesus, one of the greatest teachers of all time made a statement that has been misinterpreted for centuries. In John 14:6 he says “I Am the way, the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father but through me.” It is mistakenly thought that Jesus meant he was the only way to the Father. This is not so. Jesus was always inclusive, never exclusive. Think about this statement for a moment. In the first part of this verse, Jesus says: I Am (God’s name) the way, (I Am) the Truth, (I Am) the Life. God is these things. The second sentence states: No one comes to the Father but through me. In Greek, the word Jesus uses at the end, me, is Emou. The meaning of this word is me, mine or my. When I describe myself as me, I am stating who I am. I Am me. When using mine, I am saying that that object, thing, truth etcetera belongs to me. I Am the owner of stated object. It is mine. My is also the possessive form of I. So to put John 14:6 into context what Jesus is saying is I AM the Way, the Truth and the Light. No one comes to the Father but by I AM! Stated like that, it is enough to give even the biggest scoffers pause.
If we are created in the image of God, a spark of the Divine, the Divine made manifest in physical form, then any negative I Am statement is using God’s name in vain. When you say “I Am stupid, ugly, incompetent, overworked, underpaid, in debt, unworthy, etcetera, you are using I AM in vain. You are saying that God (the Universe, the Creator, however you choose to label it) is these negative things.
But it goes further than that. We are made in the image of God. This means you are a powerful creator. You might be thinking, ‘well I didn’t speak the world into creation.’ But don’t you do this everyday? Your world, your experience is the result of the thoughts you think and the words you speak. You speak your world into existence every moment of everyday. All of your ‘now’ moments are the results of past thoughts and words. Today, you will create your future by your thoughts and words in this moment. So you do speak the world into existence.
When you use negative I Am statements, you actually create these things, grounding them into physical reality. This is the warning God gave Moses. We are all responsible for the path our lives have taken. No one else is to blame. It is our choice. We are all guilty of poor creation at some time in our life. We create through low self-esteem and negative thoughts. Pay attention to the casual way you use I Am. You will be surprised at just how carelessly you speak. When you find yourself using a negative I Am statement, make it a point to immediately change it to a positive.
I Am is the Way, the Truth and the Life. You, as a creator, may choose your own experience. Choose the path of joy, love and light. Use your creative powers in a positive way. Speak positive I Am statements daily. Romans 12:2 states “… but be transformed by the renewing of your mind…” The Universe will not renew your mind. You must. Start today by using positive I Am affirmations. Consciously create a better world for yourself.
Cinnamon Crow is an international speaker, intuitive, Reiki and Cosmic Vibrational Master. She is the author of The Chakra Zodiac Healing Oracle and Teen Oracle. Contact her through her website at www.cinnamoncrow.com.