I AM What I Am Part One

The lessons entitled ‘I Am What I Am’, outlines knowledge that is fundamental to the self-esteem coaching conducted at Think Big Coaching Academy.

AIM: Let’s gain an understanding of who we are through an understanding of the definition   of consciousness.

In Retrospect

In concluded the lessons entitled ‘The Source from which we came’  with the statement ‘all we see is a manifestation of One’. Not only are all that we see a manifestation of One; but all we see is the very essence of One. Let’s face it. There is no other substance from which a part of the all could emanate from but the very substance of Infinity. If there is a source outside of Infinity, Infinity ceases to be Infinity. Everything we see and perceive goes back to One. We are the very essence of that One.


1. Since all we see unravels and return to that which is unseen. And this takes place even against the wishes of the seen to continue to be seen.  The seen does not govern the unseen. It is the unseen that governs the seen. There should therefore be no fear of the unseen.

2. We refrain from calling Infinity God. Reasons for this will be given in lessons to come. We will refer to Infinity as the One, the Source, the Primordial Substance and the Constant.

3. It is an understood fact that we are conscious or at least we would love to think that we are! By conscious we mean possessing a sense of awareness. Being aware of something means we have some knowledge about it. Depending on the state of the consciousness, we are not only aware of our surrounding and the fact that we exist. We are able to think about what we are aware of and to question the thought we possess about what we are aware of. We may also be able to alter the thought we possess about our surrounding by a process of assessment and analysis which sometimes may involve experimenting. Consciousness may allow us to make the altered thought a reality as well.

4. Our degree or state of consciousness is directly related to knowledge. This is the knowledge we have of ourselves and our surrounding. The knowledge is timely acquired through formal and informal experiences, theory and practice. When we internalize the knowledge we have acquired the knowledge manifests itself in our attitude and behavior.

5. How knowledge is perceived is dependent on the charge/maturity of the state of the consciousness possesses. No knowledge can be put to use before it has been assimilated and it is the charge of the consciousness that says how the knowledge is assimilation. The perception a child has of an event may not necessarily be the perception of an adult. This is why individuals possessing different state of the consciousness perceive an event differently.

6. Let’s put numerical value to states of the consciousness. And let’s say Jane has a charge of +3, Julie has +7 and John has +8.  The knowledge we are employing as our external force to move the consciousness along the consciousness gradient is given the numerical value of +4. By a process of assimilation we have:

Jane +3 +4 = a manifestation of +7

Julie +7 +4 = a manifestation of +11 and,

John +8 +4 = a manifestation of +12.

Note that an increase in the value of the charge brings about an increase in the value of the manifestation. The manifestation is therefore an outward expression of maturity.

Let’s recap the main points we have covered. The fact that I am conscious means potential to:

Be aware of my surrounding and myself,

Think about my surrounding and myself,

Gain more knowledge that will assist me in altering the thought I presently hold about my surrounding or myself and,

Make that thought a reality.

Consciousness is living energy that has the potential to think, reflect, reason, consider and has power (feelings and emotions) to create.

Self Reflection

  • In your own words define consciousness
  • Complete the following statements five (5) times. ‘I am consciousness, I…’
  • In your own words say why do we respond differently to similar events?
  • How may you use the above information to assist you in interpersonal relationship?
  • Can the above information bring you in harmony with those around you? If ‘yes’, how? If ‘no’, why?
  • In what aspect of your life can this information be most beneficial?
  • Did this lesson trigger within you any feeling of discomfort, anger, confusion or affirmation? Explain.
  • Complete the following statement five (5) times. ‘What I learn today is…’
  • ACTION PLAN: This lesson has caused me to decide to take the following action towards myself, others and nature…

Prepared by Think Big Coaching Academy. The academy for personal development coaching, self-esteem coaching, anger management coaching, spirituality coaching and business coaching.

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