Unlocking the Power of the “I AM”

Have you ever felt triggered by intense emotions or limitations, only to realize those feelings were just temporary sensations happening within you – not truly who you are? There is a greater awareness beyond the physical body and mind that can experience peace even amidst life’s storms. This is the “I AM” state of pure presence and consciousness.

In our busy lives, it’s easy to get caught up identifying solely with our bodies, thoughts and emotions. But practicing stepping back and realizing “I am not this, this is happening within the space of I AM” can be profoundly liberating. Like stepping outside on a starry night, you begin to sense your deeper, unbounded nature.

Imagine your whole experience of life is like a scene projected within a snowy globe. The globe itself is the field of pure consciousness – the “I AM.” By releasing your identification with the temporary contents and resting as the witnessing space, you realize your true self is the vastness in which all arises and falls.

“Be still, and know that I am God.” – Psalm 46:10

This letting go of ego releases you from being burdened by thoughts and feelings as “yours.” You rest in the peaceful awareness that was here before any sensations arose. From this spacious stillness, you can allow the contents of your mind and life to flow with more clarity, acceptance and love.

To practice, simply notice when you’re gripping onto an emotion, thought or story about yourself or your circumstances. Then mentally “release” it back into the field of awareness, recognizing “I am not this temporary experience. I am the witnessing presence in which this arises.” With patience, the habit of resting as the “I AM” grows more natural.

By realizing your core being as this unshakable, undying essence, you open to experiencing all of life – challenges, joys, relationships – from a grounded state of freedom and possibilities. The “I AM” holds you as you navigate your human experience. Unlock the power of awakening to your deepest, most expansive Self.


“The deeper you go into the I, the higher you go. The higher you go into consciousness, the deeper you go into the I.” – Sadhguru

“The Kingdom of God is within you.” – Luke 17:21

Summary Points

  • The “I AM” Experience helps you shift your identity from the limited self to the boundless consciousness that underlies everything.
  • The concept of “I AM” represents the essential sense of being and pure awareness.
  • Our thoughts, emotions, and sensations can feel overwhelming, creating a sense of separation and limitation.
  • The core practice of the “I AM” Experience is surrendering everything to the underlying consciousness. You let go of identification with your experiences and offer them back to the vastness of “I AM”.


  1. Practice Disidentification: Instead of claiming your emotions as your own (e.g., “I am sad”), mentally rephrase them as impersonal experiences (“There is sadness”).
  2. Surrender to the “I AM”: As you observe your thoughts and feelings, consciously “give them back” to the vast awareness of the “I AM.” Imagine offering them freely to this expansive presence.
  3. Seek Quiet Moments: Regularly find quiet spaces where you can deliberately practice observing your inner world and letting things go.
  4. Be Patient and Consistent: The “I AM” Experience is a practice. Through regular dedication, you will start to experience its benefits in the form of inner peace, expanded awareness, and a profound sense of connection.

Dive Deeper:

At the core of the “I AM Experience” was the practice of self-inquiry, which involved questioning the nature of one’s existence and exploring the underlying truth of the self. Through guided meditations and discussions, participants were encouraged to explore the “I AM” presence within themselves and recognize its innate qualities of oneness, love, and consciousness.

The concept of non-duality was also explored during the event, which is the idea that everything in existence is interconnected and ultimately part of the same divine consciousness. By recognizing this fundamental truth, participants were able to transcend the ego and experience a sense of unity with all of existence.

Throughout the event, participants were encouraged to stay present and aware, which involved being fully present in the moment and observing the mind without judgment or attachment. By cultivating this awareness, participants were able to connect more deeply with their “I AM” presence and experience a sense of inner peace and stillness.

The “I AM Experience” was a powerful event that aimed to guide participants in recognizing their true nature and experiencing self-realization. Through self-inquiry, meditation, non-duality, and presence and awareness, participants were able to explore the concept of “I AM” and experience a profound sense of unity and oneness with all of existence.

Bentinho Massaro’s teachings continue to inspire and guide individuals on the path of self-realization and spiritual growth. His message of recognizing the true nature of the self and experiencing a sense of oneness with all of existence is a powerful reminder of the inherent beauty and divinity within each and every one of us.