Our Identity

I Am That I Am

Nov 3, 2021


What you know about me, is who and what I am. You can add or delete something about me and I am still who and what I am. I am only One but perceived by others differently. What you know about me is different from what others know about me. A thousand individual looking at me will have one thousand impressions of me. Yet, I'm still One. And this is who and what we really are. We're only One and we are all One. We say: "I was, I am, and I will be for all eternity. I am yesterday, today, and tomorrow."

Can we change our form and face?

Paul J. Dejillas, Ph.D. – June 4, 2021


Can we make ourselves look much younger or older?

The Bible says yes. Mark (16:12) narrates that Jesus appeared in different forms. Luke (24:16) tells us that the disciples could not identify him.

Jesus transformed his physical appearance. He changed his face that became unrecognizable to them and even appeared as an elderly person (John 21:4,12).

He could enter a locked room, pass through walls, slip away from the crowd, and escape from people. He was transfigured where he appeared alongside Moses (Mark 16:12) .

The Romans had to seek the help of Judas because the people in that city were not familiar with Jesus, and the Roman soldiers were definitely not aware of what he looked like. All they knew was that someone named Jesus was a troublemaker and it was their job to arrest him.

Mary Magdalene saw Jesus first after the resurrection, but failed to recognize him (John 20:14).

Can we also shift our forms and faces like Jesus? Can we appear to look much younger or older, and indistinguishable as man or woman, or even sport non-human forms?

The bible tells us that there are heavenly bodies and earthly bodies and that Jesus must have appeared to his apostles and disciples in his celestial body (1 Corinthians 15:40).

But what does science have to say about this? Can this happen in the real world? If so, how does it explain this phenomenon?

In the quantum world, new physics teaches us that everything is energy that can manifest itself to us in two different ways, namely, as a mass or solid particle or in its original nature as energy, which is massless since it has no weight, no size, no height. It is also spaceless and even timeless.

Unlike a solid particle, energy is not encumbered by the materiality and solidity of our 4-D world. It occupies the 99.999999% space of the entire quantum world.

Unlike a solid particle which is finite, measurable, and mortal, energy is infinite, non-measurable, and immortal. This could as well be the heavenly body of Jesus that appeared to his apostles and disciples and even when he just vanished amidst the crowd.

Max Planck, the founder of quantum physics, says that what is happening in the quantum world can also happen at our level. This means that we can also change our form and faces and appear much younger or older and even genderless.

And indeed, this has already been proven to be true in the experiences of sages, saints, meditators, and yogis. This human ability to learn and experience the art and science of shape shifting is something that many of us are not aware of, much less tried to actualize in our day-to-day life for various reasons.

This is one opportunity that the pandemic must have offered us....to explore new worlds, new horizons, new possibilities, new things, new events that can offer us the chance to become new and much bigger than what we are today.

Our Identity is Impermanent

April 12,2016


I still recall the sages saying that we are like rivers continually journeying towards the Big Ocean. Once we reach our destiny, we lose our identity as rivers. For in the Big Ocean, there are no more rivers. If this is so, then, our real identity is not the river (read "body and mind") for the latter is impermanent and it dies so the real I or Self can finally merge with the Big Ocean. 

But why do we keep identifying ourselves with the river when in fact we are not? And  if we are not the river, then, who is this Real I or Self in us? 

Life is a process towards knowing and realizing who we really are and Self-realization is worthwhile attaining. For it can influence our ways of dealing with our environment and one another. This could be the last alternative paradigm left for us to effectively transform our systems of politics and governance. Just something to reflect on.