According to Wikipedia, ‘I am,’ is the first person singular present tense form of the main copular verb in English (to be). Therefore, everything that exists as being in any form is a derivative of the Great ‘I Am,’ principle. Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj, an Indian spiritual teacher and philosopher of Advaita (Nondualism), and a Guru, belonging to the Ichegeri branch of the Navnath Sampradaya and author of the 1973 publication of , I Am That, describes the I Am principle as an ‘abstraction in the mind of the Stateless State, of the Absolute, or the Supreme Reality, called Parabrahman. It is pure awareness, prior to thoughts, free from perceptions, associations, and memories’. Grabhorn says of this that ‘when we come into this world we bring with us, in the center of our being, the undivided purity of Isness, our light, the real core of all that we are.
That force, which we’ll call the Is, being the God essence and therefore creative, wants to expand as does all consciousness.’ Everything that Is, was once just an idea in the great mind of conception. Spirit gave birth to all that desired to be and it simply manifested. The ‘I Am,’ in all things is consciousness ever seeking to express itself in greater and greater capacities. It is simply because it desired to become. This way, it is able to experience all the many different aspects of reality.
Although we have our own distinctive personality which feels as if we’re disconnected from the rest of creation by the ego, we are the ‘I Am,’ experiencing life as us and through us. Through our eyes It is able to understand life from our perspectives and It breaths in and out through us for the purpose of living from our vantage point. True enough we’re all connected and made up of the same diminutive particles that make us similar, however, we are all exceptional in our own separate ways and because of this, your experience is different from everyone else’s.
Dr. Peter C. Rogers, Ultimate Truth: Book I