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  • Writer's pictureHenery X (long)

I Am

Updated: Nov 5, 2023

A short story



Everyone is equal in the sight of the Most High and none of us is higher than the Universe. So we have no right to look down on anyone.-Henery X

I Am (Part One)


2023, Henery X ©


While fifty-year-old Jason “JD” Diggs’s body was heading towards its final resting place, his speck of borrowed energy was in the presence of the source of its existence.


“Greetings, Jason,” the illuminating wall of light said. And its booming baritone voice was ever so clear.


“Am. I. Dead?” Jason’s speck of borrowed energy said in a trance-like manner.


“Your host is dead.”


“So this must be heaven. Right? I mean, with the bright light and all.”


“Heaven and hell are conditions created on Earth. Where you are now is known as the beginning and the end.”


“The beginning and the end?”


“Yes. Here is where specks of Me are sent down to animate new life, as well as where specks of Me come back to be recycled for reuse.”


“So, are you God?”


“I’ve been called that. As well as Allah, All I Am, The Most High, and Jehovah… just to name a few.”


“What do you prefer?”


“Refer to Me as you see fit.”


“I’ll call you God.”


“Very well, Jason. I refer to you as Jason, just to keep things simple for you. So, I’m sure you want to know what’s next. Right?”


“Yes, I would. But didn’t you mention I would be recycled for reuse?”


“Indeed, I did, and you will. But this encounter is much deeper than that. You will also have the opportunity to witness key moments in the life that you helped fuel. These moments will be the ones they will remember Jason Diggs for the most.”


“Why am I being allowed such an opportunity?”


“Every speck of Me that returns has to see the impact its presence made possible in the human experience. It was the case for the speck that animated Mother Teresa, as well as the speck that animated Adolf Hitler.”


“Why though?”


“Well, to show simply how powerful just a speck of me is. And, because this is being documented. Now, let’s start with the birth of Jason.”


“Documented? Documented by who?”


“We’ll get to that later. Again, let’s start with the birth of Jason.”


An image of a hospital labor room appeared within the light. The doctor had just removed Jason from his mother’s womb.


“Right before he was about to tap the baby boy on his bottom, I sent you to animate the baby. Prior to that moment, there was no way the baby would have cried out. And do you want to know what the crying is about?”


“Yes.”


“It’s the sign that living can begin. Just a speck of Me gives life an opportunity to be lived. Without that speck, there could be no living.”


“Really?”


“Yes. Now, look at when the doctor gives the baby to his mother. He had never known love like that of his mother. Look into her eyes. He would never see that look in another pair of eyes.”


“Not even in the eyes of his wife and children?”


“He would never see that look in another pair of eyes. Let me show you the look in his wife’s and children’s eyes when he went to prison.”


The image of a woman and two children appeared in the light.


“What is it you see in their eyes?”


“I see hurt and disappointment.”


“Now, look into his mother’s eyes at the same moment. What is it you see?”


“I see that same look she had after she was handed him as a baby. Wow!”


“Even after all the heartache and pain he caused his mother, she never stopped loving him as she had before it all. In her eyes, he would forever be that baby boy she held oh so long ago.”


“So, that’s how his wife and children will remember him, as someone who caused them hurt and disappointment?”


“That, as well as other things, most of which won’t be pleasant. Jason was a selfish man. Sure, his actions appeared to be as if he wanted what was best for others, but most of what he did was for personal gain. Let’s go back to how he truly became who he would become.”


Be sure to tune in tomorrow for the conclusion of…. I Am


What is truth? Our choices. What we have or haven't done can't be disputed.-Henery X

Thank you for taking the time to acknowledge my offering. May all you deserve and desire flow abundantly into your life, as a river does into a sea.


Remember. I’m not here to convince you to believe. I’m here to offer you something else to consider.


May we never lose our desire to outdo what we’ve already done.


Continue to be a lighthouse for all those who feel lost in the sea of life.


Peace, Love, and the utmost Respect.



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