Updated: Dec 3, 2020
The Guides use a powerful metaphor to describe our ability to express ourselves and that is to sing. Singing is a form of articulation expressed in tone, in harmony with certain frequencies and as we sing, we do so in accord to our level of consciousness. All of our creative acts, behavior, and how we treat each other can be likened to singing in this manner.
From the Book of Knowing and Worth, we are taught that who and what we are is dependent on verbalized expression: “Who you are, we say, is who you say you are. Understand this please. Who you are is what you say you are. ‘I am an aspect of the Creator in form’ is a claim of worth and truth.”
The Holy Bible (KJV quoted), tells us that the Word is the power of creation:
1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
2 The same was in the beginning with God.
3 All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made..
3 And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.
If it is by the power of the Word that all things were created or made, and we are claiming ourselves as the word, (perhaps with a small w), then we are claiming unity with the Creator. We claim the power of the Creator to work in and through us.
If we are who and what we say we are, then it is the act of saying, speaking or articulating, (which is an expression of magnitude), that invokes the power of creation or manifestation in thought and form. What we speak or express, is reflected by the universe in our experience of reality.
What this means is that from the moment we were given the power to speak or communicate using language, we have had the power of articulation and the ability to lay claim to our perception of reality. Everyone does this, but most do so in ignorance, not knowing the power of their words.
What’s in a name? Is a rose by any other name still a rose? Would we see it differently if we named it something else such as “poison ivy” and therefore claim it as having a different structure, function, utility or purpose? If the rose is still actually a rose in truth, but the name and definition we give it claims it as something less, we reduce its ability to serve its true purpose.
We give a thing a name and that gives identity to the object. We do the same to ourselves by putting name tags on our chests to define who and what we are. ‘I am intelligent’ or ‘I am not smart’ are examples. Most of the time these labels are given to us by trusted authorities or through culture and society and we accept them by agreement. But when we seek our own definition through higher consciousness, through the declaration of ourselves as word, we grow closer to the truth.
That being said, The claim of “I am the word” is only the beginning and it is the first step to realization. Claiming our relationship to the Word, through our bodies, through our vibration, and through our knowing of ourselves as the word, is the claim of power through articulation, over that which we have been given dominion. But this does not of itself put us in the upper room. What it does is put us in a state where we can then say or articulate, “I AM in the upper room” and then it is so. The statement "I am," followed by truth, is the affirmation that leads us to realization. This process brings validity to the mind and heart that what we say in higher frequency carries weight and through this, our behavior changes and we become the light we wish to see in the world.