Who Am I? by Todd Puntolillo
When I was a child my big question was “Who am I?” After awhile I realized that the answers I was getting were all too cynical for this peewee optimist. I still don’t have it all figured out, but perhaps you’d like a look at my findings.
The way I see it, it’s all about energy. Ask your local physicist and he’ll tell you that the matter you call your body is comprised of particles that equate to pluses and minuses or electrical charges. It is energy, he will say, and energy can be changed but never destroyed. Our life, our brain, and our planet are a series of electrical impulses manifested as radiation, magnetism, polarity, light, and sound vibrations. The Cosmic and Physical Laws that operate and hold the “material universe” together are gravity, centrifugal force, inertia, adhesion, cohesion, etc. All of these are the result of polarity. Defined in physical terms, polarity is pure potential; in metaphysical terms it is infinite possibility. What a great substance from which to form a universe! It seems that the metaphysical has finally come to terms with the physical. I hope that this has you all charged up. (Insert apology here for a bad pun.)
If you need more facts, consider this: The Russians developed a process whereby they could photograph the energy field (aura) surrounding the body. They call the process Kirlian photography. This energy field vibrates at a higher rate than the human body and is thereby differentiated. Kirlian photos have shown a particular hand with a missing finger. Although the physical finger is gone, the finger’s energy field is still intact—sort of like a radiant blueprint of the original. This is more proof of the auric or energy body.
So now let’s gather the facts. There is a human body comprised primarily of space and electrical impulses. If “particles” were defined as matter, the accumulation of all the matter in a body, minus the empty space, could be relocated to fit on the head of a pin. Further, looking at the nucleus of an atom through an electron microscope, scientists can see through it.
Therefore, you can add to this “see-through body” an auric field that changes colors, size, shape, and intensity according to the mental and emotional energy going on within the individual, and we’re only starting to come up with a composite of what we are made of and how we really look.
Add the fact that we can actually feel someone staring at our back and we soon realize that we are so much more than a blob of matter with only limited physical senses.
We are light beings with spiritual senses and infinite capabilities being distracted by the physical senses, which were only meant to be our tools.
Let’s address the brain, that biological computer that regulates our autonomic nervous system, stores phenomenal amounts of memory, and sorts through it for answers to questions we pose. What an amazing tool! Even the best internationally known physicists can’t answer the next question: Who operates the brain? Deepak Chopra, author of several books including Quantum Healing and The Spontaneous Fulfillment of Desire, says that the question remains unanswered in the field of science. My belief is that my brain works for me, but who is this me?
The next time you look in the mirror, instead of counting hairs, pounds, or wrinkles, pause and reflect (what else would you do in a mirror?) on who and what you really are.
Ask yourself: Am I a mind, or as Einstein suggested, an energy field connected to all the intelligence of the Universe, past, present and future? Am I creating my experience by making choices? Am I transporting myself in a wondrous, multicolored, etheric body?
Who I am is energy existing eternally in pure consciousness.
That is also who you are too!