kun – an Arabic word referring to the act of manifesting, existing, and being
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God…Through him all things were made.
John 1-3 KJV
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and…And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light.
Genesis 1-3 KJV
To him is due the primal origin of the heavens and the earth: when He decreeth a matter. He saith to it “Be” and it is.
Surat Baqra 2:117
So me and my twin sister were talking–we have lots of words between us–and we got on this idea of the “power of the tongue.” Mystic maybe, we have been accused of worse, but we both agreed that you can speak your way into all kinds of situations. For one, our Christian upbringing taught us that before there was anything there were words, and these are what make things happen.
I’m a writer so I innately recognize the uncanny transformative power of the Word. Believe in naming, recognize silencing, and call on the choices I make when I speak or even think words.
I’m a writer so I need to make more effort to believe in what I know. To practice what I know.
If you create–create anything from meals to babies; essays, muscles, or art installations–(see, we all do it) you probably see where I’m going with this. In the beginning was the word. Wordsound ‘ave poweh (in my terribly contrived West Indian accent). Now what we gonna do with it?
Say word, good people.
And as always, be/stay good.
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Wow….’word up’…just saying – this is a priceless piece & explains so much – for sure what we do begins with just saying something…much like in the Bible ….’in the beginning was the word…” and God SAID…..hey, I like how you ‘worked this’! I guess the ‘sleeping writer in me’ enjoys catchy things such as this. Once again you did good, kid. Like I always say,
‘when I grow up, I wanna be just like YOU’!!!