This book is unlike other books on spirituality I’ve read. The author, Paul Selig, is a clairvoyant, channeler and empath. Selig was basically an atheist until his mid-20s, when he had a spiritual experience and began to develop spiritual gifts as an empath and medium. He quietly worked on them alone and with a small circle of friends while simultaneously working in academics for 20 years. Then, in 2009, I Am The Word was channelled to him by his spirit guides. He makes it known that he is not the author, just a conduit for their message.
The fact that it’s channeled text in and of itself made the book interesting to me. I do believe that we all have spirit guides, whether we’re consciously aware of them or not. They are always there, but most of us can’t see, hear or sense them. It’s because we don’t have those frequencies dialed in. Think of the universe as a radio dial. We can really only understand the messages of the channel we tune into. Our guides could be transmitting on channel 105.5, but we have 99.1 tuned in. Although I’d love to say I can see and hear my spirit guides, that’s still something I’m working on.
The book’s main thesis is that we are all divinely created and have the ability to have God work through us. Through our connection to Source (God), we can elevate our consciousness and tap into our higher selves, or what the author calls our “Christed” selves. When we are able to see ourselves as divinely created, and the divine nature of others, we elevate our consciousness and move into vibration with who we are meant to be.
You attract to you the situations, people that are vibrating in the same frequency, or on the same channel. You align yourself with people of the same frequency. That’s why some friendships go away, and new people are brought into your life. They say that when the student is ready, the teacher appears. Those lessons are wonderful and miraculous, but they’re not always meant to be forever. But, through spiritual work, we can change our own channels and become more tuned to our divine nature.
When it comes to putting these practices into action, it’s the “how” that’s challenging for me. From a personal standpoint, I can find peace and mindfulness while I’m reading. The words in this book make total sense, but putting them into action is what’s hard. When I shut book and have to deal with bills, barking dogs, cranky teens and people cutting me off in the carpool lane. The “how” can be more than a little bit elusive. Not all people and situations seem so divinely created, right? And, our reactions to them most certainly are not (at least mine aren’t). Sometimes when I read, I create visuals for myself to help me digest the material. When I was reading this book, I imagined my connection to source as a beam of light: Pure white light from the heavens, and pouring into me through the crown chakra. I also visualized the energy required to activate it as love, joy and peace emanating from my heart chakra, as the energy required to activate the change and fuel the process. Because, God is love. Pure, unadulterated, unconditional love. We can use that loving energy to heal everything, even those who we feel have done us wrong. We can send love to the cranky teens and forgive the lady who cut us off in traffic. We can find peace in relationships that we’ve outgrown known that we received the life lesson we needed from them and they may no longer of service to us.
Blocking the process, resisting change, is what result in discomfort. Most of us resist change, or buck against what our version of “right” should be. That’s where we go wrong. When we get mired down in depression, grief, guilt and shame, we aren’t releasing the past. We can’t deny what is. But, we can transform our relationship to it. We can look at traumas as our biggest teachers and opportunities for growth. When we accept that we took part in their creation, and that life is our biggest classroom, we can embrace what is instead of fighting it. When we all do this, the world is a better place. We can each raise our own consciousness and move into our true, pure selves… we raise the collective consciousness of humanity. All ships rise.
I was disappointed when I realized I left this book in the front seat pocket on the plane. Mainly because I’m stacking all the books I’m reading on my armoire this year so I can watch my pile grow, but also because I wanted to read it again at some point. Books that have a spiritual impact on me are like friends that I want to visit again, because each experience with them I’m left with new takeaways and insights.
Then, I set an intention that it finds its way to another person who was meant to read it. There are no coincidences. That book was not meant to be on the pile, it was meant to find its way to someone else who was ready for their teacher to appear.