As has been said many times in Spiritual circles, “We are not humans having a Spiritual experience. We are Spiritual beings having a human experience.”

Our true identity is our God Self, our Eternal Self, our Monad or Mighty I AM Presence – whatever term you prefer. And our God Self has incarnated on Earth to express Divinity on Earth.

But how come everyone in this world has forgotten about their true divine identity and holy origin? Why this forgetfulness?

Sai Baba, the Hindu Avatar, said, “Love lives by giving and forgiving. Self lives by getting and forgetting.” What is meant with the “self” here is the “lower self.”

It is our identification with the lower self – with our physical body, physical appetites, base emotions and concrete mind – that makes us forget our true divinity and origin. And it is this forgetfulness and ignorance of our own divinity that makes us look at each other as separate human beings instead of one united Spiritual family.

And it is precisely this separation thinking and forgetfulness of the oneness of all life that makes us try and “get” in order to compensate for the loss of oneness and completeness that is originally ours. The need for “getting” in our society today truly comes from “forgetting” that we are one with God and everything.

The Integrated Ascended Master realizes that the key to live in this world and undo the amnesia that has overcome this world is to consciously and consistently remind ourselves of the Divinity that beats our heart. This is why in Eastern tradition there is such an emphasis on repeating the Names of God. This is indeed a great Spiritual practice to maintain our attunement with the Divine.

Author's Bio: 

Dr Joshua David Stone was one of the most influential Spiritual teachers, leaders and forerunners of our time. He had a Ph.D. in Transpersonal Psychology and was a licensed Marriage, Family and Child Counselor in California, USA.
He served as Official Spokesperson for the Planetary Ascension Movement and made his mark in the Consciousness Community as a prolific writer, authoring the 15-volume Easy to Read Encyclopedia of the Spiritual Path, published in several languages, as well as eight major Ascended Master Training Courses and several comprehensive Training Programs ranging from channeling, the psychology of astrology, the Book of Life of God, to his legendary 2,000 page Counseling Manual, and much, much more.
Today, the I AM University is the one and only Integrated Ascended Master Training Facility in this world. It stands firmly on the foundation of a comprehensive and ever-expanding curriculum which Dr Stone dedicated his life creating.
In 2005, Dr Joshua David Stone passed over to the Spirit world where he continues to Spiritually support the expansion of the I AM University the continuation of which he entrusted into the hands of Gloria Excelsias, his long-term personal assistant and protégé.
Dr Stone is one of the most widely read authors in the New Age Movement and known as the world’s most trusted source for integrated Spiritual development.

Gloria Excelsias is the President of the I AM University, an educational institution with focus on Spiritual and psychological development that was founded by the late Dr Joshua David Stone in 2004 and handed over to her care and leadership in 2005, at Dr Stone’s passing. As Dr Stone’s personal assistant, close friend and protégé, she received ongoing personal training in applied transpersonal psychology and integrated ascension which would prepare her consciousness for her later service work as the University’s President. Having moved the I AM University from California to Salzburg, Austria, her native country, she is now passionately dedicated to running and evolving the I AM University as an inspired writer and speaker, placing thematic priority on Spiritual psychology, the re-integration and updating of ancient occult teachings and the overall unfoldment of human consciousness.
Some of her service projects include:

Planetary World Service:

I AM Tunes – Spiritual Audio Download Library:

I AM YOU Foundation - Charity Project:

Ascension for Beginners – 365 free articles, 25 mini-courses and 25 meditations for newcomers on the Spiritual path: