“He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says…To him who overcomes, I will give some of the hidden manna. I will also give him a white stone with a new name written on it, known only to him who receives it.” Revelation 2:17
Do you ever feel like Earth is not your true home?
Like this life and personality you’ve opted into is merely an illusion? Do you know, deep down, there is some mystical, cosmic design to your existence? That your truest self lies beyond this “reality” as we know it?
I’ve felt this my entire life. In the past I wrote these “other worldly” impressions off as bouts of insanity. But now I’m not so sure. In fact, my inner-knowing tells me a different story.
I once heard a talk given by author John Eldredge, where he challenged his listeners to ask God their “true name.” He referenced the verse in the book of Revelation that foretells of God giving us a “new name,” written on a white stone. It is said this stone is only given to those who overcome.
But overcome what, exactly?
In my own life, I’ve found my ego (this elaborate fig leaf I’ve designed), has been my greatest challenge to overcome. Feelings of being alone and unknown have created a need to arrange myself into someone I feel somehow “fits” in this world.
But nothing is ever enough. All I can truly ever be, is Myself — the person I was created to be. As long as I try to become someone that is acceptable and pleasing to the world, I create more separateness. I create more darkness.
It is only through remembering my connection to Source, that I discovered a deeper and more eternal me. It is the Dive Essence that goes beyond “past lives” and incarnations on other planets – in other worlds. It’s the me that is not separate, lacking, or incomplete. It’s not the “me” pre-occupied with how I am different. It’s the me that is whole. It’s the me that is part of you.
The truth is, I could never possibly be alone because I am intimately connected to All Things.
My obsessive quest to find myself has led down many paths. But my true name, the one carved on the white stone, has always been within my inner-knowing.
Because of the current obsession and questions regarding Starseeds, ETs, and the 2012 Shift, I felt inspired to share some of what has come forth through meditation. I hope this helps you feel whole. I pray it helps you remember who you truly are.
(This was the response that came as I asked my Spirit, specifically, where I was from. I hope you find something that resonates with your own soul):
“Details of where you are from, originally, don’t matter. Suffice it to say, you’ve been and lived in many places in many dimensions, but you come from Source, as all things do. That is your truest origin, and the most important origin to meditate upon.
It is your knowledge of Oneness that will serve you most in this time. It is not the time to bring more knowledge of separation, because it is not how you are different that matters at this junction, it is how you are the same.
You long, like every Being, like Source Itself, to be known. This “being known” is part of the healing, part of The Story. But it’s not the whole story. The Whole Story is the Whole Universe, and your interconnectedness to All that Is. Knowledge of Oneness is the greatest Knowing that can occur.
Yes, “know thyself”… Understand who and what you are, but do this only from the knowledge and motivation to know All Things – to know the Source of all things. Do this from the understanding that there is no “us” and “them,” there is only One in All.
All beings and all souls are coming to this knowledge; those who allow this awareness to restore them to the Light are being freed. Those who resist the Union are suffering. But all is necessary to restore our souls back to Source.
Connect, now, to The One. See yourself in all Beings and all things. This will heal you. This will heal humanity. This is how you will overcome the darkness.
Only through Oneness can the Universe be whole. The Great “I Am” makes all things whole. Meditate upon this. There is much beauty here.
Don’t make the mistake of running from the darkness; for it is the darkness that will reveal your Light. Running from darkness is the same as running from the Light. Indeed, it is your light that you fear most. But they are one in the same – both serving the purpose of expansion.
It is not about loving the manifestation of darkness, it is about overcoming it. By overcoming the darkness – the illusion of separateness, you will find the treasure hidden within.”
Yes. Know thyself. Ask Source your true name. Ask from a place of Oneness. Your own white stone is the treasure hidden in the darkness. Seek it with all your heart.
Amanda Flaker is a freelance writer, editor, news correspondent, mentor, and creator of Chakra Center. She loves to travel around the world and write about it.
4 thoughts on “Know Thyself: What is your True Name?”
Wow!! I LOVE this, what an amazing journey you are having and how fantastic it is that you are sharing it with all of us! I will definitly be asking my true name!! Thanks for sharing!!
I received my true name recently. It was hilariously similar to my current name! Good job on my Mom’s part!!
Ha ha! Awesome!
Thank you so much for sharing!! I loved it!