Thouest, Thee and Thy
For many years I have been interested in the power of language and words and how writers can construct and build imagination, and tangible feelings and provoke emotional and physical responses simply by using words in a specific arrangement and way. I remember crying aloud reading ‘Wild Swans’ by Jung Chang, whilst sat on a train, I recall laughing reading Jamail Yogis’ ‘Saltwater Buddha’.
When I worked with ‘at risk’, and ‘troubled’ client groups, I referred to my clients as ‘spirited’. Only fair considering I was as ‘troubled’ as they were at times.
The main reason for using the term ‘spirited’ is that I did not want to fall into the trap of labelling people, we are all spirited, we are all in a battle to feed the good wolf or the bad wolf. I also did not want other people to label my clients before they had even met them.
When people had finished up and were leaving my bar, I would say to them, ‘Take Risks’. This represents a blessing of ‘be free’, ‘live your life’, ‘go boldly’, ‘love wildly’. Quite the opposite of ‘Take Care’, to me representing, stay small, don’t offend, obey, it’s a dangerous world out there and so on. One is love the other fear.
Look at how language is used to trick and con consumers (con sume). ‘Natural ingredients’, ‘made in’, ‘produced in’ and so on…
I have often wondered about the terms of ‘I’, ‘us’, ‘we’, ‘you’ and so on. I have thought that this is quite segregational in terms of my own Taoistic beliefs, as we are all drops in the ocean and where is the difference between the drops once they are the ocean?
This led me to write a piece omitting the words of ‘I’, ‘me’, ‘we’, ‘you’, etc. very quickly the piece disintegrated into a pile of gibberish. Then I was having a conversation with one of my sisters about this very subject and the use of ‘thee’ and ‘thy’ as alternatives came up.
The reason being is that the use of individualised terms, creates, by definition, segregation. The same way in that it does when referring to gender.
We all contain a variety of genes, they determine our colour, shape, what bits we have, so, at what point are we drops and at what point are we the ocean?
The use of thee and thy and a new language that incorporates inclusivity, oneness and universality of being may assist us to realise that we are all interconnected. There is no separation from thee or thy. We breathe the air, we transform, we come from the seed, we go into the ground. The great oneness of all that has ever been and all that ever will be.
The use of a new language that incorporates love, respect for the planet and everything in it, is very much required right now. The emerging telepathic language is the most obvious transition, and one that is happening amongst thee.
Thy loves Thee, loves Thou.