Let me ask you a question. Have you ever sat in a desk at school, or chewed a pencil at work, or pondered as you walked your dog through a park, and asked the question “who am I?”
But what a silly question is that?
Of course you have!
Anybody who breathes has asked this question at some point in their life. Heck, anybody who breathes has probably asked it multiple times. It is a Big Question that is for sure, and one that we have all asked ourselves at one point or another.
I even believe we have to ask it of ourselves. I believe we, as human beings, have a built in need to answer this question. I believe this need is strong in us, so strong in fact that chances are high that if you are over the age of twenty you probably already have an answer to the question that you think is right. Maybe you think you are an evolving ape, going through a process of natural selection leading towards some lofty future goal of strength and domination. Maybe you think you are a “fallen angel,” or a “reject” from the Garden, too stupid to follow the rules and to dense to stay away from the “tree.” Maybe you think you are a karmic reject, a cosmic “fool in school,” incarnating on this life to learn “lessons” and clear “karma” so that some day you can graduate out of this Earthly classroom to some heavenly “higher grade.” Heck, maybe you’ve even decided that there isn’t any meaning at all to life and that you are merely the the random result of cosmic forces, an empty vessel with no meaning, no purpose, and no future.
Dust in the wind and nothing more, as the band Kansas sang!
Maybe you think those things but if you do, then I am here to tell you that you are categorically wrong. The truth is you are not an evolving ape, or a fallen angel, or a karmic reject, or “dust in the wind.”
The truth is…
The reality is…
You are an incarnated spark of creator consciousness…
You are a manifestation of divine light…
You are an expression of the most Holy of Spirits or, as I’ve said in my Book of Light, you are god with a little “g”.
Whether you like the idea or not…
Whether you feel like it is true or not…
Whether you believe it or no, it just doesn’t matter. Nothing changes the fundamental truth of you which is that you are an incarnated spark of God’s consciousness.
Of course, at this point you probably don’t feel that, or believe that. At this point you could be in a space, and a place, that is exactly opposite to the divinity within you. Indeed, at this point you might be thinking that this is nonsense, or that it is pure superstition, or that beliefs like this are only for the weak minded, or for children. You might even be thinking I’m crazy, or that this is just some sort of stupid new age belief system, and of course, you can believe whatever you want. If you want to believe all those ideas that “mysteriously” pop up as you read this empowering message, that’s your choice.
The truth is, you can believe whatever you want.
You can answer “the question” of who you are any way you like, and any way that seems plausible to you. The bottom line is, it is your choice and you are not gonna burn, or be reborn as a slug, just for believing something different, or wrong. However understand that I am not the first person to try and get this message through to you, nor is the message itself unimportant, especially in these “final” days. Every great spiritual teacher, every authentic mystic, every one who has ever managed to tweak the blindfold off and get a glimpse of the greater realities that underlie this one, has said the same exact thing.
Psalm 82, verse five – “You are God.”
John 10:34 – “You are God.”
Corinthians 3:16 – “You are God.”
Jesus – “You are God.”
Ghandi – “You are God.”.
Meister Eckart – “You are God.”
Rumi – “You are God.”
Over and over again, every great mystic of the world has said the same thing, and now I say it. You are a spark of creator consciousness, an intensification of the Fabric of Consciousness, a manifested spark of divinity, or piece of God with a little “g” (Sharp, 2006).
Of course, and like I said above, at this time, in this moment, you probably don’t believe me, much less know or experience this spiritual truth. But your lack of experience of this basic spiritual truth is not because you cannot know it, or you cannot experience it, or you cannot live the awesome truth of it, or you don’t deserve to know, or you have got “lessons” to learn, or karma to pay off. You don’t know the Truth because either
- the people you have asked (parents, scientists, etc.) have been wearing a Blindfold. The Blindfold has prevented them from seeing the truth, and has kept them in darkness and confusion. As a result, they simply don’t know, and therefore they can’t tell. Or…
- You don’t know the truth because the people who have spiritual authority, the priests and the hierophants of this world, have an Earthly agenda, and in order to protect that agenda, they have lied and deceived you about who you really are.
I am not going to get into the specifics of the deception here. Call it a mistake caused by The Blindfold, call it confusion that results from darkness, even call it an outright lie and deception if that’s what you feel is true, it just doesn’t matter.
What matters now is that you come to see the Truth.
What matters now is that you start to remove the blindfold (Read Parable of the Blindfold).
What matters now is that you begin to reclaim your light.
What matters now is that you make the shift (read Parable of the Room) .
You can do it! Rich or poor, high or low, good or bad, you can return home. You are capable, you are worthy, you are strong, you deserve it, and the good news is, you can (and should) start right now. There is no test of worthiness, there is no price for admission, there is no karmic debt to pay off, and there are no “lessons” for the fool to learn.
All you have to do is express your will.
All you have to do is set your intent!
Say to yourself “I wish to move forward,” or, “I wish to heal,” or “I wish to awaken and empower,” or, “I wish to ascend,” or even, “I wish to know the truth and nothing but.” Say these things to yourself every day, multiple times a day, whenever you think about it, and pretty soon you will begin to notice changes in your understanding, awareness, and even power. It is not rocket science and it doesn’t need to take long. The key is motivation, persistence, insistence, and an open mind.
If you need help with motivation, just take a look around you.The old ways and the old world is collapsing and the struggle, violence, and fallout as people struggle to understand and cope is becoming increasingly obvious every day. You have a choice. You can either “go down” with the proverbial ship (read Parable of the Ships) or you can begin the shift into a new, more highly conscious, more aligned, existence. The choice is yours but my advice to you is, do the latter. Make the shift. As I say in my Book of Life: Ascension and the Divine World Order “time’s a wasting.” If you don’t want to be dragged, kicking and screaming, through an unavoidable activation process, best get started now. “…the external manifestation of our world’s deepest and darkest fears, and the gruesome potential of that expression, is something we want to avoid.” (Sharp, 2003: 176).” So wake up and then, when you are awake, wake others. That’s what you came here to do.
If you need help with persistence and an open mind, I can help with that as well. Working for over a decade to bring you a highly developed, logical, consistent “path” to spiritual awakening, activation, and ascension. Call this “path” the Lightning Path and it is available to you to assist you in what I sincerely hope is a quick and easy path back to realization of your full power and divinity. For more information you can visit my Lightning Path site at http://www.thelightningpath.com/. Alternatively I recommend you download the free introductory booklet so you can learn more about me and the Lightning Path. The book is short and succinct and will give you a good overview of the nature, purpose, and significance of the Lightning Path. Download the booklet for free by clicking the cover image to the right.
Finally, I just have this to say. Something is up on planet Earth and if you want to know what that is, if you want to understand the changes, if you want to be a part of the new world emerging, and if you don’t want to get “left behind” to struggle in the trials and tribulations that are to come, you need to learn who you are, and how to handle the power. Set your intent, get the guidance you need, and make the shift. The time is now, the place is Earth, and the choice on how you want to handle it is yours.
My name is Michael Sharp.
For those interested in what other mystics have said about our nature as incarnated sparks of divine consciousness, I keep a compendium of relevant quotes below. These quotes are culled from the primary sources as well as the secondary literature on mysticism. You can browse this list and see just how consistent “the message” of the mystics, of the “enlightened”, or of “the saved” really is. For those who have had an authentic mystical experience, there is no disagreement at all. Everybody says the same thing in their own way. The point of spirituality is reconnection with divinity and realization of the god that is buried within. That’s the purpose of the Lightning Path (to guide you towards reconnection), the task that is set before you in these final days, and the thing that you need to accomplish now. Believe it or not, it is up to you. If you want my opinion however you don’t have choice. You must “wake up” to your divinity. If you don’t, if you resist, then your life will become increasingly difficult as the “old energies” die away and the “new energies” begin to take hold. My personal wish for you is that it doesn’t take a major tragedy or (God forbid) the death of someone you love to get you to open your heart and mind and make the initial shift. This is not a game we are playing. This is the new Reality that is emerging and no matter what you do, or who you are, you won’t be able to stop it.
If you have a quote to contribute you can send it to firstname.lastname@example.org. Make sure to include full reference information (i.e. the name of the book you found it in, the year the book was published, publisher information, the author of the quote, and the page number of the quote) so the quote can be verified.
Psalm 82:5-6 It is written that “Ye are gods; and all of you are children of the most High.”
Jesus said it directly in at least a couple of places.
John 10:34. Is it not written in your law, “I have said you are gods.”
Corinthians 3:16 Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?
The Gospel of Thomas 3. If those who lead you say to you, ‘See, the kingdom is in the sky,’ then the birds of the sky will precede you. If they say to you, ‘It is in the sea,’ then the fish will precede you. Rather, the kingdom is inside of you, and it is outside of you. When you come to know yourselves, then you will become known, and you will realize that it is you who are the sons of the living father. But if you will not know yourselves, you dwell in poverty and it is you who are that poverty.” (Gnostic Gospel of Thomas)
Paul to the Galatians: For I, through the law, am dead to the law, that I may live to God: with Christ I am nailed to the cross. And I live, now not I; but Christ liveth in me (Galatians 2:19-20).
Paul to the Corinthians: Surely you know that you are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit lives in you.
Jesus in the Oxyrhynchus Sayings: And the Kingdom of heaven is within you and whosoever knoweth himself shall find it. And, having found it, ye shall know yourselves that ye are sons and heirs of the Father, the Almighty, and shall know yourselves that ye are in God and God in you. And ye are the City of God.
Mohammed Said it.
He who knows his self knows God.
Hallaj Husain ibn Mansure, a medieval Sufi Master and resident of Iraq.
I am he Whom I love, and He whom I love is I: We are two spirits dwelling in one body. If thou seest me, thou seest Him, And if thou seest Him, thou seest us both.
Abu Yizad Bistami, a 9th century Sufi said it.
I gazed upon [al-Lah] with the eye of truth and said to Him: “Who is this?” He said, “This is neither I nor other than I. There is no God but I.”
Poet-saint Kabir said it,
Behold but One in all things; it is the second that leads you astray. Benares is to the East, Mecca to the West; but explore your own heart, for there are both Rama and Allah
Epictetus said it.
You are a distinct portion of the essence of God in yourself. Why, then, are you ignorant of your noble birth? Why do you not consider whence you came? Why do you not remember when you are eating, who you are who eat; and whom you feed; do you not know that it is the divine you feed; the divine you exercise? You carry a God about within you.
Ghandi said it.
My experience tells me that the Kingdom of God is within us, and that we can realise it not by saying Lord, Lord but by doing His will and His work. If, therefore, we wait for the Kingdom to come as something coming from outside, we shall be sadly mistaken
Meister Eckhart said it over and over and over again.
The seed of God is in us. Given an intelligent and hardworking farmer, it will thrive and grow up to be God, whose seed it is; and accordingly its fruits will be God-nature. Pear seeds grow into pear trees, nut seeds into nut trees, and God seed into God. God expects but one thing of you, and that is that you should come out of yourself in so far as you are a created being and let God be God in you. (Eckhart)
…the heavenly father is truly my Father, for I am his Son and have everything that I have from him, and I am the same Son and not a different one. (Eckhart)
The spark of intellect, which is the head of the soul, is called the husband of the soul, and is none other than a tiny spark of the divine nature, a divine light, a ray and an imprint of the divine nature. (Eckhart)
Truly you are the hidden God, in the ground of the soul where God’s ground and the soul’s ground are one ground.
St Catherine of Genoa said it.
My Me is God, nor do I recognize any other Me except my God himself.
St. Catherine Treatise: It was also set out in pretty direct form in a book entitled Sister Catherine Treatise, a work of Medieval Christian Mysticism, based on the ideas of Eckhart, and probably created by people having their own mystical connections.
Father rejoice with me, I have become God… When I looked into myself I saw God within me and everything he has ever created in heaven and earth… I am established in the pure Godhead, in which there never was form or image.” (Sister Catherine Treatise, trans: Elvira Borgstaedt 1986).
Bayezid Bistami (d. 875) a great Sufi mystic said: “Glory be to me.”
al-Hallaj (d. 922), another Sufi mystic, proclaimed “I am the Real” (As Harmless says the term “The Real” is a Qur’anic synonym for God);
In fact, speaking of Sufi mystics, the Sufi have a “state” of consciousness knowns as “annihilation” or Fana. In this state the mystic comes to know their fundamental unity and identity as God and god.
St. John of the Cross:
Mine are the heavens and mine is the earth. Mine are the nations, the just are mine and mine the sinners. The angels are mine,and the Mother of God, and all things are mine; and God himself is mine and for me, because Christ is mine and all for me. What do you ask, then, and seek, my soul? Yours is all of this, and all is for you. Do not engage yourself in something less, nor pay heed to the crumbs which fall from your Father’s table. Go forth and exult in your Glory! Hide yourself in It and rejoice, and you will obtain the deepest desires of your heart.
Sri Sathya Sai Baba:
I am you; you are me
You are the waves; I am the ocean.
Know this and be free, be divine
Harmless, William. Mystics. New York: Oxford University Press, 2008. Print.
Sharp, Michael. The Book of Light: The Nature of God, the Structure of Consciousness, and the Universe within You. Vol. One – Air. 4 vols. St. Albert, Alberta: Lightning Path Press, 2006. Print.