Who Am I?

My previous posts have been geared more to practical ways of living mindfully in your life. I thought that before I continued on with practical issues, I would blog about my true passion, and who it is that I believe we, the human race, are. My true passion lies in helping people through their journey of self-discovery, so that we all can uncover who we truly are – at the soul level – and begin to live our lives from there.

I also was becoming very aware of how wordy my posts were becoming…too wordy, lol. So this post is a little shorter, but no worries, it just means that I will hopefully be putting more content on my site, which can never be a bad thing.

Who Am I?

Who Am I? Why am I here? Have you ever asked yourself these questions…or are they something you have never thought about. I know I have. I don’t think I really used to care who I was, only that other people liked me. And I used to think we were here to pay bills and then die, which is a pretty grim reason to be here. I believe that they really are two very important questions to ask yourself. How can you every truly believe in yourself if you don’t know who you truly are. But I can bet you aren’t who you think you are.

We Have a Human Body and a Human Mind

I would say almost all people entering into adulthood believe themselves to be human beings. And we have been taught by society, and the church, that any spirituality we need can be found outside of us, as if it is something that is separate from us. So we believe we are human beings seeking a spiritual experience, which is exactly what I believed. We are not human beings, we are here being human…

We should not say we are human beings. Yes, you read that right. We are not human beings. BUT…we do have a human body and a human mind(and don’t forget the good old ego.) It is what is needed to survive on earth. Biologically we all started the same way, the coming together of sperm and egg, and then the division of multiple cells, until wa-la…you have a baby, a perfect soul in a tiny human body. Have you ever thought about what it takes to go from a fertilized egg to a fully formed tiny little human…over and over and over again. It boggles the mind. And so we come into this world with a human body and a human mind, and with the mind comes the human ego. And it will be with you every day of your life, so it is definitely something you must learn to live harmoniously with.

Before I go any further I have to explain what the human ego is because I refer to it a lot, and its monkey chatter, and you will see why if you hang out with me long enough. I have pondered the question as to why we have an ego in the first place if it is so damn nasty and mean…is that something we really need? And the answer is, “Yes it is.” And my next question would be, “Why?” I believe we have an ego because we can’t learn what we are until we learn what we aren’t. The ego is very good at telling us so many things that are not true, but is very good at convincing us that the words it says are true. And we believe what it says, never questioning what is said. And it is when we see the ego and the monkey chatter for what it is, an experience in our human mind, that is when we realize there is more to us than what is reflected in the mirror.

We Are Divine Energy – A Soul

Science has proven that we are energy, but I believe it is a divine energy that is our foundation. It is that energy that perpetuates the evolution of a tiny human in nine months. It makes our heart beat, if we live to 80, over 3 billion times. It is that energy that moves the air in and out of our bodies every day. If we were responsible for making sure we breathed, we would be dead in three seconds;too many complex things have to happen in order for us to take just one breath. The way our body processes food, and water, and those things we are exposed to in our environment…it is a wisdom that can not be found in the human mind.

And our Soul is where this divine energy can be found. Our soul is with us from the beginning, but chooses to stay quiet until we go looking for it. And it is only when we are tired of the human ego’s monkey chatter and the drama that it creates, that we go searching for that part of us that we feel is missing, that part that has been with us through it all. Our soul is a very special part of us…one we tend to forget about often, but it is where our dreams come from, those dreams you had as a child. You know, the ones that nobody could convince you weren’t possible. It is where our intuition comes from. It is where our ability to feel unconditional love comes from.

Our soul is our direct connection to the Source of Life, from where unconditional love is born. Our soul has just been waiting for us to come looking, all the while wanting nothing more than for you to know who you truly are, a representation, a manifestation of divine energy, of all that is. We are a soul here to have this human experience…

Who I truly am…

I am a spiritual being, a soul, here to have a human experience. The human experience gets messy, and sticky, and scary, and infuriating, and sad, and happy, and beautiful, and full of love all at the same time. In my next post I will talk about the human experience and why we get so stuck sometimes, finding it hard to get out of our heads. If we can just remember that each one of us is a soul, here to experience all there is, without getting all caught up in the monkey chatter, believing that’s who we are, our lives will be fulfilling and full of love.

Love and light –



  • Todd P Matthews

    What. An. Article. This is truly great, and something I’ve noticed from myself is that year by year, I tend to shed my ego a little more as I read and gain knowledge on spirituality; true spirituality that no church can ever teach. While my ego still shows more than I would like it to, it has diminished in nature, and will continue to diminish as I continue my own personal spiritual journey. I like reading about spirituality more and more, as it’s truly an amazing subject to touch up on.

    • Lori Pedersen

      Thank you very much, Todd, for the kind words. I don’t know that spirituality can be found in the church, too many limitations. They teach you to seek “God” out there, and the one thing I have learned in my spiritual journey, is that divine energy exists within me, and every other human alive. I will not find it out there. The ego is a tricky little monkey…gotta keep your third eye on it for sure. Spirituality is definitely one of my passions. It is nice when I hear others claim this also, as it is not something I hear a lot in my little circle. Thoughts of love for you on your journey to self-discovery.

  • Andrew

    Hi Lori. For most of my life, I believed that I was a human being. It’s not until I had a tragedy in my life that I started to question ‘who am I.’ I came to the conclusion that, as you have said, we are so complex and our brain does not even know how to do some of the most basic activities that keep us alive. So there has to be a greater intelligence that is supporting our ‘life’ here in this body at this time. I have to agree with you when you say it is our Soul that is watching over us while we have this mental, emotional and physical experience. And what a fantastic experience it is to be in these skin suits and experience all of the sensations and emotions that are available to us.
    Thanks for sharing.

    • Lori Pedersen

      Life can truly be an amazing thing, if we allow it. We spend so much time resisting those things that we don’t want. I am so glad that you were able to turn a tragedy into something that is good. It seems if we can not do that, it can destroy us. I find great comfort in hearing you describe life as a fantastic experience…it is what we are here to do.

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