The question of "Who am I" is very important. It's at the heart of life itself. Since the dawn of civilization, we have gone through this form or that form, life after life, experience after experience....trying to find our identity, trying to find who we are.
And we usually always look for it, out there somewhere, out in the world of form. I'm a man, I'm a woman, I'm part of this ethnic group, or part of this country, I'm part of this religion, part of this family, part of this group of folks. People need a sense of identity, a sense of belonging, a sense of being part of a group, because they haven't yet found their true identity.
Or how about we tend to identify also, with our jobs, with our possessions, our spouses, our family, our relationships...like this is who we are. And as long as we keep doing this...we will never find out who we are, because ultimately the knowledge of who we are lies within.
I've always found it weird how people like to cluster together in groups, and put a part of their sense of self, their sense of identity, into the group. I've never done that, I've always been a lone wolf, I like to be independent and objective. I am nothing and everything. I am friends with everybody and nobody. Even in high school, I was a jock and was friends with all the jocks...I was a nerd and was friends with all the nerds, I was an athlete and was friends with all the athletes, I was a stoner and was friends with all the stoners, I was an outcast and was friends with all the outcasts.....but at the same time, I was none of these things, and was never part of any group. At the workplace too, people cluster together into cliques and I knew everybody but was not part of any one clique.
I've studied every major religion, and I've been to their houses of worship, and they always seem disappointed when they can't get me to identify with their religion lol I tell them I identify with all religions. I am a Christian, a Muslim, a Buddhist, a Hindu, I am whatever you need me to be. But at the same time, I'm not any of these things.
Even on this site too, people tend to cluster together into cliques. I remember Drekx Omega telling me several different times, you're making the wrong friends here, choosing the wrong allegiances....because I don't ally myself with him and his group of friends. You need to understand Drekx, I don't ally with anybody. I am Switzerland. I identify with everybody and nobody. I don't believe in taking sides, or choosing one group over the other. I don't need to look for a sense of community, or belonging, or worth...in some group...I look within myself for that.
I always had a strong sense of self. Obviously I've went through the issues of identifying with outside things...but the more I progress on the spiritual path, the more I identify with me....this soul that is experiencing this story called the life of John Jancar. I know I'm not actually John Jancar. I'm not a human either. I'm not a Sirian, or Andromedan, or Arcturian, I'm not a starseed or even a lightworker. I identify with all of these things, and none of them. I know ultimately, my soul was not forged on this planet, or in Sirius, or wherever.....my soul, ultimately, was forged within GOD. Beyond all manifested form.
So who are we? I've discovered....we are everything....and nothing. We come from God, therefore...we are God...but what is God? God is everything and nothing. God just is...and so we just are, so I just am...I AM. Simple as that. I'm not anything, but I am everything. I am a human, but I'm not. I am John Jancar, but I'm not. I am a Sirian, a Pleiadian, a Arcturian...I am them all...but I'm not any of them. I am an angel, an archangel...I am a demon and demigod...I am this computer, I am the room around me....I am this house....I am the sky and the stars, the rocks and the dirt.....I am this world, I am this solar system, I am this galaxy, my identity encompasses the whollleee of creation! But it also encompasses nothing! I am everything...but I am not. I just am.....I simply just am...
Now the question is....who are YOU?
This is John Jancar, or me having this experience called John Jancar......wishing you much love, joy, and inspiration.
It is the GREAT question.... what Ramana the sage of Arunachal said was it was important to ask this question, but that man needs to also do spiritual practice as well, such as a form of beneficial meditation and live a virtuous life ( my words , not a direct translation, but that's the bottom line), and that without spiritual practice the question is not so beneficial.
Wisdom doesn't come without dedication to the dharma, knowledge can come and power but not the fruit of self-realisation which is wisdom.
The answer to the question is not an intellectual one, it is a transformation of being ...
Thankyou for the reminder
... Another approach is Netti Netti ( Not tHis , Not This) ... as everything arises in your consciousness say to it ''not this not this' ....same thing
peace... and more later... running off to work
It is the great question, absolutely, Anthony. It's at the heart of life. It is the question that will lead us to our true awakening. Who am I? Our search for self is ultimately our search for God, which is ultimately what this whole thing we see around us called life is all about. It's amazing! And I agree totally that this is not simply an intellectual understanding, but a true heart realization that changes your being. I'm still working on that, but I'm getting there lol
And I have studied Hinduism in the past, and it's very good stuff, but I don't agree with everything. It's not that they are wrong, it's more like....they are missing things. And every religion has a positive and negative side, like the caste system is clearly a huge misconception. All religions have part of the truth...and the dogmas need to be cast aside, and the truths merged together. All religions also, don't touch upon truths like our extraterrestrial and multidimensional heritage.
All of these need to come together and be one. Religion and politics need to come together as one. Science and spirituality need to come together. Conservatism and liberalism need to come together, all these different polarities need to come together, because they are all real! They are all facets of reality. The truths need to merge, the dogmas need to be thrown aside...so we can take that next step in human development.
Anyways, thanks for commenting Anthony....I'm looking forward to hearing more from you, I love how you really into this, which to me this is what Ascension is all about, much more so than ETs and Golden Age.
John when I read your post in the cafe, i thought you said you didn't have a background in Hinduism, apologies i responded according to that.... i really can't see my iphone properly
the cast system is the reason why Jesus was chased out of india, i'm not sure whether you are aware of that.... before he was on the cross coming back from Tibet he challenged the Brahmins on it and had to flee. The caste system is a very very interesting one,... if it is understood properly and used properly it is powerful..... the Kshatriya's (warriors) role is to protect the community, and in a way the Dharma, and it really relates to ones nature, not to their place in the community... i'd like to lecture the (Bharati's )Indians on this one..... my ex wife is Kshatriya nature as is my son.... other members of my family are Brahmin in nature like i am.... there is a great misunderstanding and it has caused great suffering..... and there are those (Shudras) whose nature is service (seva) and it doesn't mean mop up afer me, it means offer ever act in service to God... it is karma yoga.. a Brahmin does not mean be an academic, it means keep the mind totally focused on the goal of knowledge and do not stop the quest, it is not treat everyone like crap cause i'm better... and a Kshatriya is a person who fights (poor choice of words) for and upholds the Divine Principles in the community and the Vaishyas are those who are in the community and maintain the structure and system with the highest of principles....it has been very misinterpred and used for peoples benefits to eslave..
Thanks Anita, and that's exactly what I'm coming to realize. That at the end of the day...when all is stripped away....I can only say....that I am. I just am. Everything else is just a form...an illusion of identity. We are God..and God is all things...but at the same time...God is nothing. God is formless, without substance or motion...and from this, all things, all forms, all substances, all motion arises from Gods desire to experience its I AM. God is everything, and nothing. God just is. And so are we...because we are that everything, and that nothing...that just is. It's the great paradox of life.
Thanks for commenting Anita, God bless you!
Or a beautiful answer is "Who wants to know?"
Love your train of thought! One of those questions we ponder all the time, and always find new levels and layers. That which we are, that which "is" :) Indeed the need to form identity, through groups or otherwise, is very natural but could be transcended more in a place like this ;) Bless!
Well yes sure it's natural, it's part of our quest for self, our quest for God. Ultimately though I think we will have to drop identifying with one group over another group, and identify with all groups...and no groups. I know people don't understand that, it seems like one huge contradiction, but that's the nature of a paradox. Ultimately our self, our I AM...encompasses all. I mean...God doesn't take sides lol God is everything, but God also is nothing. It's the big paradox of life.
Anyways thanks for commenting, God bless you!
every time I ask meself this question, I come up with this answer :...............I really don't know as long as my life is a learning process.