How would we live if we knew deep within that we were made of love?
How would we live if we knew, not just conceptually, but also as a living reality felt deep within our bodies that our essential essence was composed of only love? In what ways would our lives be different? Would there be changes in our thought patterns, in what we say and how we behave? I’d like to think so.
Recently I have come across a lovely Aramaic phrase, Abwoon. It is the first phase of the Lords Prayer which we have translated in the King James Version of the bible as ‘Our Father’ but in Aramaic its meaning is so much deeper than this. Aramaic is a rich language where words have layers of meaning and each syllable within a word can have its own separate meaning too.
The word Abwoon is made up of 4 such syllables. A – BW – OO - N
The first syllable A represents the Source of Life
In many spiritual traditions vowel sounds are considered sacred. In vibrational healing the A vowel sound (pronounced as ah, as in the word Ma) is used to realign the heart chakra, the centre of love and compassion. This is a releasing sound and one we often use when we are touched emotionally by some experience of love, beauty or kindness. The A(h) sound is a contented sound and I like to think of it as the first sound ever uttered as God gave expression to His desire to create and his satisfaction at what he had created. Perhaps when viewed this way this very first sigh is an expression of the happiness, love and joy that God felt as He contemplated the world He had created?
Neil Douglas- Klotz, a teacher of the intonation of the Aramaic Lords Prayer explains that the second syllable BW is pronounced as if it was the sound of someone blowing a kiss. Again a visual image springs to mind of God blowing a Kiss out to the world. When we look up the word kiss in the dictionary we find it means ‘a caress with the lips’ or ‘to touch gently’. So this BW sound can be described as God’s gentle touch to the world or to put it another way it is the life giving blessing emanating from the Source of Life.
The third syllable of Abwoon is OO representing the sound of the wind, blowing outward from the Source. This sound carries the Kiss, the intent, the blessing, the feeling of Gods love, (His joy, satisfaction, desire) and eventually gives rise to the last syllable the N which is the form that is produced when the Kiss lands in the physical world.
If we run with this analogy we can imagine that we are all expressions, in physical form, of God’s Kiss, of His caress, His touch, His love. We are all the result of a process that has its roots in love, satisfaction, joy and desire and which continues, in an unending cycle, to support the ongoing creation of Life .
Furthermore the Kiss of God is not meant to come to a full STOP when it reaches the physical plane for the breath of God is meant to flow through His creation and outward where it can then continue to give expression to the Divine Source from whence it came. Most of the universe knows this and naturally and effortlessly partakes of the act of creation by giving back their share of the Divine Kiss. Stars shine, the sun faithfully rises each morning, the rain falls to nourish the land, the trees and plants blossom and grow giving out their unique beauty unconditionally. All these play their part in spreading the Kiss but what about us, the species known as Human Beings; do we partake as readily in this process? It seems not for Humans have a tendency to forget that we too are part of the ongoing creation story. Our active minds tend to pull us all over the place and in the process we forget the precious details of our Divine origin or that we are meant to express this through the lives that we live. As a consequence the world has suffered becoming altogether a paler, poorer place than it was intended to be. So how can we, as a race, be helped to remember our connection to the Source of our Life?
By FEELING not THINKING!
Think back to a time when you were moved to say “AHH” – what prompted it, what did you witness? How did you feel? This feeling is who YOU are in essence. It is the essential you; the original you; the you hidden deep below the years of conditioning that you have received as you have travelled through life.
Think back to a time when you were moved to kiss someone gently. Perhaps a child, or a friend you hadn’t seen for a long time or someone who was ill? How did you feel? This is who YOU are; the essential you again.
Think back to a time when someone touched you gently. Perhaps a reassuring hug when you were down or a soothing massage or someone reaching for your hand or stroking your hair. How did you feel then? This is the original, the authentic YOU.
Now take these feelings, these sensations of who you are and look around your world for opportunities to ‘KISS IT BETTER!’ The familiar love song IT’S IN HIS KISS reminds us of how we can tell if we are loved so lets ask ourselves: Who could benefit from knowing this right now and how could I be instrumental in bringing the kiss of God’s love to them?
Wherever we can let us give this KISS of LIFE and in doing so be instrumental in reminding ourselves and each other of who we really are.
SO who have you been ‘kissing’ lately? Want to KISS and TELL? Your story is welcome here.....
The opinions I express here are my own. However I offer them with the word 'syat' next to them. 'Syat' is a word used by the Jain Tribe in India which means 'To the best of my knowledge SO FAR.' In the spirit of openness I invite comments from anyone whether you agree with my point of view or not. In this way we can all learn and grow together. Thank you.