As we speak, we divine. We are oracles. We are gods or god is within us. ~ Abella Arthur
I was thinking today about astrology being a language, an ancient symbolic one — one that can tell us a lot about ourselves, the past, and the future. Then I realized that our own native language — whether that be French, Italian, Russian, or English can also do the same.
All languages — whether oral, written, visual, ancient, symbolic, or physical — are divine.
My native language is English. When I read people’s words, hear what is said, I can divine the future. Even within a word, such as “persecute” and its mythological roots of “Perseus“, there is so much that can be known as to what is about to happen. When using language to communicate messages — past, present, and future – we are all acting as oracles.
When I think of medieval times, I think of the ‘common people’ tending to and enjoying physical things but when speaking or reading occurred, words seemed to be weighty and serious. Serious times bring to mind declarations, rules, and laws spoken in big ominous halls, spells cast in caves, or speeches uttered upon a 19th Century soapbox.
There is something sacred in the words we speak. Words hold power: They can change our opinion, tug at our emotions, or cause us to take action.
Quotes like the following suggest the power in words:
If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all.
Don’t speak until you’ve been spoken to.
When I went to find quotations about speaking, the majority (if not all) of the sayings on one website said not to talk unless you want to be considered a fool, because only the wise speak.
To speak and to speak well are two things. A fool may talk, but a wise man speaks. ~Ben Jonson
Don’t speak unless you can improve on the silence. ~Spanish Proverb
Let a fool hold his tongue and he will pass for a sage. ~Pubilius Syrus
Or the suggestion is that if you’re going to say it, you better stand by it, or water it down so it doesn’t have as much strength.
If you wouldn’t write it and sign it, don’t say it. ~Earl Wilson
Euphemisms are unpleasant truths wearing diplomatic cologne. ~Quentin Crisp
Words have been dumbed down, and have lost meaning. People rarely speak with authority, or wisdom — rather waiting for someone else to say it or re-quoting because they may fear saying it themselves.
We’ve been told to shut up, don’t think, and surely do not express ourselves or have a voice. Because of this constant oppression, we’ve forgotten our voices. We’ve forgotten the power to love, and heal through our words, as well as destroy and hurt.
Did you know that Logos means, Gods word or The Word of God. Whereas a logo is a “graphical representation or symbol of a company name, trademark, abbreviation, etc.” Source The fact is that logo is derived from logos. The God(s) have chosen to speak to us in symbols. The language chosen is a universal one that is visual and symbolic. Astrology and tarot are two languages the Gods use to speak to us. Everyone can learn how to read astrology and tarot. We are all oracles.
Logos is logical. Logos is related to thought, and reason. God is rational. We are rational, in an irrational world. The world is backwards, with the law of opposites. We are irrational, in a rational world. Whatever we think to be the case, isn’t.
That is one reason why it is so very important to LISTEN to what others have to say. Often what is said is backwards. If they say they *don’t*, they do. If they say they *do*, they don’t. People tell us what’s going to happen, especially in relationship to them.
As much as we, as a people, have diluted our speech to be less charged and more palatable with double speak and euphemisms, people still can’t help being oracles; it’s in our DNA to speak logos.
John 1:1 – In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
John 1:14-18 And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, full of grace and truth; we have beheld his glory…
When we speak, we divine. We are oracles. We are gods or god is within us.