You are not who you think you are. You are not that face you see in the mirror every morning. You are not someone’s child, or someone’s parent, or partner or friend. You are not the physical body you admire or criticize when you take a shower, or when you get dressed. Neither are you the profile description on your social networking page, or your impressive title at work, or the name on your high school diploma or your driver’s license. You are not defined by your career, or the things you own, or the family and friends you love. You are not a name or an address, or a six-figure salary.

You are one thing and one thing only. You are a Divine Being. An all-powerful creator. You are a deity in jeans and a t-shirt, and within you dwells the infinite wisdom of the ages and the sacred creative force of All that is, will be and ever was.

Do you remember how spiritually aligned, connected and aware you were as a young child? Remember how it felt to be so wonderfully conscious, wide-eyed and receptive? The world was a magical place of adventure, discovery and exhilaration. You then still had a vague memory of being created in the image of the Divine. As a recent arrival on the planet, you still had some recollection of that ‘other place’ you had come from – that state of Pure Consciousness, of Celestial Power, infinite Creative Intelligence and everlasting Unconditional Love. In that pure, original state you were eternal peace and perfection personified. You were a crystal clear, meta-dimensional snapshot of God’s image in high-definition Technicolor.

You still are that original cosmic entity, but you chose to be incarnated as a human being to have a physical life experience. You decided to come to planet Earth for an alternative adventure. You volunteered for the ride, and your original aim was to experience, learn, evolve, expand and most of all, to have fun!

So, come on, go take another look in that mirror and say ‘hello’ to the physical incarnation of your Divine Self. There you are - the pure expression of Divinity! Now, take a deep look into your own eyes, for they are the windows of the soul. There you will recognize the ‘real you’, an incarnation of Infinite Goodness and Joyous Life. Meet your ever-present Higher Self, your True Self, the Soul Essence of where you come from and the reason why you came here. This ‘essential you’ has been around all this time, since before your birth, and for millennia before that. All you needed was someone to remind you of that fact; to awaken you from the unconscious, habituated fog that was your conditioned earthly life until now.

You are not a human being having a spiritual experience. You are a spiritual being having a thrilling human experience. So, now you know who you really are. No more daily drudgery. No more ‘merely surviving’. No more reality coma. No more feeling sorry for yourself. No more excuses. Consider yourself awakened.

© 2012 Anthon St Maarten

Excerpt from the book Divine Living: The Essential Guide To Your True Destiny, the definitive practical spirituality handbook to awaken your higher self, achieve your soul purpose and accomplish your life calling and manifest a truly awakened and abundant new life. For more information visit the official website at