Understanding the name of God

Ascended Master MORE, October 26, 2007 through Kim Michaels.

So now you have the concept of Moses going to the mount and communing with God, or rather with a representative of God. And Moses knows that the people will not accept him unless he gives them something concrete that they can use to picture this God that he met on the mountain. So he asks God to give him a name. And God uses the name I AM or I AM THAT I AM, but you see – as we have said before – this is not really a name. It is a riddle, a Zen koan, my beloved, that you can contemplate. And you see that even the concept of I AM THAT I AM is a concept that is adapted to the consciousness of the people in a dualistic state.

What is really being said here? I AM THAT I AM is implying that at any moment I AM Being whatever I want to Be. And thus, when you understand the reality here, you understand that God is really saying: “I am not a static God. I am not a dead God. I am not a graven image. And no matter what graven image you create on earth, you cannot fit me into that mental box. For your mental box must be finite, but I AM infinite.” What God was really saying is that at any moment in time, I will be what I AM. And you all know that the more correct translation of the original text is: I WILL BE WHO I WILL BE. Yet the consciousness of I AM THAT I AM is valid, because we have given you the model of the upper and the lower and that the lower being needs to come into alignment with the upper. And how do you do that? 

You do that by realizing that in the higher part of the figure-eight is the I AM THAT I AM, and in the lower part is your sense of identity, your sense of I AM—I AM this, I AM that. And what you need to do is to come to a point where you can say: “I am THAT I am, up there.” That, however, is not the end of your spiritual growth. It is, rather, the beginning of the true spiritual path, where you realize that there is more to your identity than can be defined in the material realm. So you need to reach beyond the material realm. And indeed, you have something to reach for, you have something to unite with, where your sense of identity down here can become One or identified with the Being up here, so you know “I AM here below all that I AM above, for I am THAT I AM.”

Yet there is a higher level. For as I said earlier, your conscious self is not the I AM in the lower part of the figure-eight, but neither is your conscious self the I AM in the upper part. Your conscious self is a state of pure awareness, that can never be identified with anything in the finite world. And even your I AM Presence is in the finite world. So when you truly attain enlightenment, Christhood, Buddhahood, Oneness with God, whatever you want to call it, well then the “I” of your conscious self stops identifying itself as this or this. 

Well, what does it identify itself as? It identifies itself as the All. And this is when you have the symbol of the “s” around the “I”, which symbolizes the figure-eight, where your “I” is in the center, but it really is no longer in the center, for it realizes that the mathematical symbol of infinity drawn as a figure-eight—yes it is has a single point in the centre, but the entire periphery of the figure-eight is made up of single points.

When you realize that a single point has no extension in space, then you can realize that a single point is not really a point. For if there is no extension in finite space, how can you say that here is a single point that is separated from the Infinite? For if it was separate, it had to be in the realm of the finite world and thus it had to have extension in space. So you realize that the single “I” is everything at once. And that is when you will know what Jesus said: “And the king shall say, inasmuch as ye have done it to the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.” You will also know what Jesus meant when he said that when your “eye” or your “I” is single, your whole body is full of light.

Loving God with ALL your heart, mind and soul
That is when you can fulfill the requirement that Jesus gave as the absolute requirement for Christhood. For when he was asked by the Scribes and Pharisees about the greatest points of the law he said: “To love god with all your heart, soul and mind.” How can you love God with all your heart, soul and mind? Well, you can only do it when you realize that you ARE God, that there is no longer separation. For if you see a separation between yourself and God, you simply cannot love God with ALL your heart, mind and soul. It is not possible.

So then you have fulfilled the Alpha aspect of the equation of Christhood. But the Omega aspect is to love your neighbor as yourself. But how can you do that, my beloved? Only when you see your neighbor AS yourself, as your greater Self. For if you see a distance between yourself and your neighbor, you are not truly loving your neighbor AS yourself. And you are not truly loving yourself if you are seeing a distance between yourself and the Creator. For only in Oneness with your Creator, will you experience the fullness of God’s love, which is an infinite, unconditional love.

There is always a higher teaching that can be released. And what you will see is that there are always those who will cling to the old, for they have taken the old teaching and put it in a mental box, and now they are comfortable. Well, who is comfortable, my beloved? Only the ego can be comfortable with any mental box in the finite world. For the “I” can never be fully comfortable until it is one with infinity.

You always see that those who want to stay with the old, who want to stay where they are comfortable, are still blinded by their egos no matter what they might think. No matter what clever, intellectual arguments they might come up with, they are still blinded by their egos, for they have not truly been willing to look for the beam in their own eye, even though they have a teaching that talks about the ego and the need to look for it. It is entirely possible to understand that teaching only with the outer intellectual, analytical mind, and therefore take the teaching and turn it into a mental box, that gives the ego a sense of security because it feels it has even the spiritual path under control—even Christhood, it has under control. And that is precisely what you saw Peter attempting to do with Jesus.

Peter recognized that Jesus was beyond a normal person, but he was not willing to follow Jesus and attain Oneness with the Living Christ. He wanted – until the very end – to put the Living Christ in his own mental box. And even though he let the Living Christ expand his mental box that little bit, he would not take that final step of throwing away the mental box by letting the mortal self die and being spiritually reborn—being born of water and of Spirit.

 

This is an excerpt from a longer teaching. You can read the full dictation HERE.

 

 

Copyright © 2007 Kim Michaels