Who Am I?

Who am I? This is the existential question we ask ourselves…many times, over many years. Most often, the answer comes back in the form of, “I am my physical body, my roles (worker, friend, daughter, son, mother, father, uncle, aunt, grandparent, etc.), my accomplishments, achievements, and accumulations. We know there is something missing with these answers and that is why we who ask keep asking. We know on some primal level we are not our bodies or our roles, we know we are not our accomplishments, achievements, or accumulations.

shedAlbert Einstein said, “Energy cannot be created or destroyed, it can only be transformed.” His theory of relativity shows that matter and energy is one and can be transformed back and forth but not created or destroyed. Einstein also said, “It followed from the special theory of relativity that mass and energy are both but different manifestations of the same thing-a somewhat unfamiliar conception for the average mind.”

That which cannot be created or destroyed is eternal. According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, eternal is defined as “having infinite duration”, and “characterized by abiding fellowship with God”. Eternal has been associated with that which is divine in religious and spiritual thinking. And the idea that we are God is something that has become increasingly main-stream.

When I take all this into consideration and then reflect on the question “Who am I?” my answer is, “I am divine energy. I cannot be created or destroyed. I can only be transformed.” This is an answer I am able to completely accept. I can feel the truth of it in my being. It brings me peace and comfort.

to be continued…
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2 Responses to Who Am I?

  1. Avatar Lori says:

    Very poignant, Marcia!

    Thank you!


  2. Avatar Liz Max says:

    I so look forward to this connection with you, Marcia – and bit by bit connecting to myself thru your wisdom, expertise, and writings. Your timing is perfect; age itself must precipitate this transformation.
    But to graciously accept?
    Sending hugs-

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