Let’s discuss what I refer to as diluted linguistics. Before we get to the heart of the subject, we need to first let go of something.. namely, your beliefs.. as they limit your ability to objectively digest subjective material. Lee Papa, founder of the Ganesha Center, commonly uses the term “knee jerk”. A metaphorical, yet sometimes, a truly physical reaction. This “knee jerk” is your immediate reaction to something that has been said that triggers a response within you, usually a defensive reaction to a set of belief structures you hold within your neuro nets. A belief is nothing more than an “agreement” in your mind, a fusing together of neurons by an electrochemical process called a synapses, essentially, an illusion that you take very seriously. You take them seriously because you find your, so called, identity in these beliefs. Your mind has convinced you that you are your thoughts. This is very tricky subject matter because the mind is extremely clever at defending its belief systems. When our beliefs are challenged and we feel we must defend them, we actually trigger a primal part of the brain called the amygdala. The amygdala releases the hormones epinephrine, nor-epinephrine, adrenalin and cortisol.. the same chemicals that are released in the body when we feel our life is threatened. It is also know as the “fight or flight” or the “stress” response. What happens when this response is triggered is that the blood that was primarily occupied in the viscera of the body now travels to the extremities preparing the body for fight or flight. That means less blood for the organs, namely the brain.. and guess what, less blood to the brain means less oxygen, means less activity, means less intelligence. Hence, the eyes glass over in pure ignorance and the conversation comes to an end. So, I graciously ask you to become detached for the time being. Let go of what you “think” you know. <— just saying that caused some of you to glass over. (god is in the neurons)
And this, our life, exempt from public haunt, finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, sermons in stones, and good in everything. -William Shakespeare
Now that we’ve loosened the reigns on our limitations we can now allow our imaginations to graze the pastures of an alternate harvest.
Words, some time ago, were respected for their power. People spoke with great care and caution, knowing their latent ability to cause great effect. Today, as with most everything, respect has been replaced by utter laziness. Our regional accents, cultural butchering and lack of understanding has left our use of language limp and lifeless. What we don’t realize, is that every word thought or spoken aloud, regardless of accent or enunciation, carries with it the ability to affect matter. Specifically our own bodies, collectively our communities and on a planetary scale, our words affect the weather. (the science of communication)
On February 14th of 2012, eye opened my I’s, as if for the first time. I was overcome with an insatiable sense of curiosity and I quickly found myself, not drowning, but eagerly swimming in a sea of questions. With each stoke I found myself riding the crest of another wave of insightful information. As my consciousness opened up and my understandings deepened, I became acutely aware of the meaningful use of language and the importance of attention to detail with enunciation. I began to study words in depth, all of their many meanings, enunciation, prefixes, suffixes, synonyms, antonyms, slang variations, relativity and what i feel is most important, their origins.
1. a primary source; derivation
2. the beginning of something; first stage or part
3. ( often plural ) ancestry or parentage; birth; extraction
a. the end of a muscle, opposite its point of insertion
b. the beginning of a nerve or blood vessel or the site where it first starts to branch out
a. the point of intersection of coordinate axes or planes
b. See also pole the point whose coordinates are all zero
6. commerce the country from which a commodity or product originates: shipment from origin
Origin: [C16: from French origine, from Latin or?g? beginning, birth, from or?r? to rise, spring from]
sunLanguage and words are, in all actuality, just pointers and tools of reductionism. Just because we can see an enormous ball of gas, with its core burning at 26 million degrees Fahrenheit, 93 million miles away from earth, with a radius of 432 thousand miles, and we label it with the word “sun”.. does not mean we know what or why it is. In the same sense, love can never be understood or effectively expressed no matter how articulate the use of language. Language and words have led us to believe we understand love. We’ve even gone so far as to say there are different kinds of love, depths of love, variations of love, forms of love and expressions of love. This is not the case. We think there is a difference in things we say, such as, “I love you” or “I’m in love with you.” At the level of the brain, or thought, we create different concepts of love, but ultimately love has no conceptual difference. We, with our human brains, cannot help but to attempt to compartmentalize everything, including love.. which is indivisible. It does not know of layers, levels, variance or types. If it did, it wouldn’t be love.
Let’s investigate a few words. We’ll start with something impartial.
THE WORD DEFINITION
[def-uh-nish-uhn] Show IPA noun
1. the act of defining or making definite, distinct, or clear.
Origin: 1350–1400; Middle English diffinicioun < Old French diffinition
Find the (dif) ferentiations before I choose to make my (in) terpretation (fin) ite and put my belief about (it), said word or phrase, into ac (tion) the fusing of neurons in agreement – now I’m clear
Words came together in pieces as syllables, then were adopted into language as whole words. So, the pieces matter. When you look at the pieces and compare them to other words containing similar letter structures, you can paint a more accurate picture of what the word actually means or was meant to mean. When i say, meant to mean, i mean that ?? You have to consider who wrote the books defining these words. Ego has motivation, and that motivation can even lead dictionaries astray. Do you know who wrote the most commonly referred version of the dictionary in 1828? He was a protestant Christian, federalist by the name of Noah Webster. Do some research: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Noah_Webster I won’t even mention other books, written by men, that attempt to control humanity with fear based theologies. All I’m saying is, pay attention and question.. everything. Don’t be lazy.
passionHere is another commonly used word that people know little about. Women, especially, are very fond of this word. It is PASSION. Human egos love to paint with dramatic expression in a futile attempt to imply the presence of significance or importance. So, passion is a big one. We say things like, live with passion, work with passion and the biggest one of all, love passionately. Well, let’s take a look at the definition.
pas·sion [pash-uhn] Show IPA
1.any powerful or compelling emotion or feeling, as love or hate.
2.strong amorous feeling or desire; love; ardor.
3.strong sexual desire; lust.
4.an instance or experience of strong love or sexual desire.
5.a person toward whom one feels strong love or sexual desire.
Origin: 1125–75; Middle English (< Old French ) < Medieval Latin passi?n- (stem of passi? ) Christ’s sufferings on the cross, any of the Biblical accounts of these (> late Old English passi?n ), special use of Late Latin passi? suffering, submission, derivative of Latin passus, past participle of pat? to suffer , submit; see -ion
Key point: A derivative of Latin passus, past participle of pati – MEANING TO SUFFER.
A good alternative word would be the word enthusiastic. Look it up ?? However, if not careful.. both can get you into trouble.
Ultimately, what we are attributing as a good quality, is actually the source of suffering. When we truly accept the responsibility of words having an undeniable effect on matter, we can appreciate being quite selective about the words we use. I listen intently to the choice of words spoken in any given conversation. People use words that effect them negatively on a regular basis. Such as: I’m dying to have a piece of chocolate cake. What your body and subconscious heard was, I’m dying. Work is killing me. What your body and subconscious heard was, I’m dying. He makes me sick. What your body and subconscious heard was, I’m sick. I’m just so tired of her yelling all the time. What your body and subconscious heard was, I’m tired. I’m dying, I’m tired, I can’t, I wish I could, I’m fat, I’m ugly, I’m not worthy.. this is what you’re telling yourself all day, everyday. Whether directly, but more often than not, indirectly. Listen closely to someone speak and you can literally cut their sentences in half to see the truth within them. Such as: I hate it when he does that. The truth, I hate myself. I’m so tired of my boss’s attitude. The truth, I’m so tired of myself. I’m so sick of this traffic. The truth, I’m so sick of myself. Why doesn’t this damn remote work? The truth, why don’t I work? I’m just fed up with this shit. The truth, I’m fed up with myself. You are wrong. The truth, something is wrong with me. If you dig deep enough, you will feel the truth within.
“Change your language, change your life.”
Let’s look at a word that causes a “knee jerk” for a vast majority of the worlds population…
Synapsesre·li·gion [ri-lij-uhn] 1.a set of beliefs concerning the cause, nature, and purpose of the universe, especially when considered as the creation of a superhuman agency or agencies, usually involving devotional and ritual observances, and often containing a moral code governing the conduct of human affairs.
2.a specific fundamental set of beliefs and practices generally agreed upon by a number of persons or sects: the Christian religion; the Buddhist religion.
3.the body of persons adhering to a particular set of beliefs and practices: a world council of religions.
4.the life or state of a monk, nun, etc.: to enter religion.
5.the practice of religious beliefs; ritual observance of faith.
Origin: 1150–1200; Middle English religioun (< Old French religion ) < Latin religi?n- (stem of religi? ) conscientiousness, piety, equivalent to relig ( ?re ) to tie, fasten ( re- re- + lig?re to bind, tie; cf. ligament) + -i?n- -ion; cf. rely
Shane’s interpretation: (RE) to do something over and over again. Such as repeat. (LIG) the joining of something. Such as a ligament joining two bones together. I’d say the joining of neurons creating a neuro net of a belief structure with repeated study and affirmation. It only takes one little agreement and you’re hooked. (ION) the motion or action or doing of something. Such as agreeing, affirming and binding neurons in the adoption of a thought, concept or philosophy.
Why do you think they ask those who were “moved” (emotion: motion, movement) by the spirit (a disturbance in the ether generated by the vibrations of music and words) and want to “accept” (agree with a belief) Jesus Christ (Joshua Benhur of Kryst – La consciousness) into their lives, to please raise their hands? Once they raise their hands, they have agreed.. and it begins. Now, they will defend this new belief and find ways to feed, fuel and affirm what they have agreed to with the unconscious motivation to avoid cognitive dissonance. And take note that they are cautious to have them raise their hands at the end of a “prayer” while all heads are bowed and no eyes are on them. This is intentional because they know they wouldn’t raise their hands if all eyes were open due to ego’s insatiable need to fit in. They will eventually raise their hands with all eyes open in a fanatical expression of blind faith.
“Ritual is the beginning of chaos and the true husk of madness.” – Lao Tzu
Quite carefully crafted and ingeniously implemented is this ritual of persuasion. To the tune of 2.1 billion human beings. Does 2.1 billion people agreeing on something make it truth? Not necessarily. Is there truth in it? Yes. Is it diluted, of course. Careful what you raise your hands in agreement to, you may not see the forest from the trees. (or earth from space)
– calm the knees, and observe your mind. –
My problem isn’t with spirit, creator, source, quantum physics or good intention teachers.. my concern is with the business, corporate approach and politics of re-lig-ious institutions praying on the well intended patrons unknowingly subjected to the laws of chemistry and ego. Powerful, true and compassionate words from the mouth of Joshua himself –
“Forgive them, for they know not what they do.” – Yeshua Ben Yosef
Around 300 BC, Aristotle accepted the theory of the earth being round onto empirical grounds. Prior to that, 200 million human beings (the population of our planet at the time) believed the earth was indeed, flat. With that, I challenge you to consider your beliefs. Dig deep.. are they actually your beliefs or are you accepting them as default? Think about it. Er, rather.. feel about it.
So the next time you speak… watch every word you say. Because whether you agree with it or not, words are energy and every syllable that passes through your vocal cords vibrating an expression of thought off of the tip of your lips, literally shapes your reality. Besides, listening is the the discerning side of communication.