Playwright Suzan-Lori Parks writes, “Words are spells in our mouths.” Hip Hop teaches, “Word is bond.” The book of John says, “The Word becomes flesh.” And, in Yoruban culture, the word “ashé” is used powerfully to seal a declaration – not to mean “let it be so” as a future wish; rather the actual saying of “ashé” makes it so, accomplishes what precedes it, creates the vibration in the cosmos that makes it fact, truth, complete, done.
We can clearly affect the outcome of the election by how we cast our votes. Yet we can effect the election by being intentional about the outcome. We must make sure the words we use will produce the results we wish to see in Tuesday’s election. As cynical as some people say they are, if hundreds of thousands – if millions – of people around the world repeated, mantra-like, for the next two days, “Barack Obama IS President of the United States, NOW,” how would that intentionality rearrange the molecules and energy of the universe?
For the next two days, I invite you to hold Barack Obama as President – as of now, this moment, right now, now – now – he IS President and is taking office on January 20, 2009, at noon. Avoid giving energy to other concerns – they are distractions other people have introduced to shift us from focusing our power. Live into the truth of Obama as our President, completely, with every breath, with every thought, with every fiber of your being. No fear. No hesitation. No doubt. President Obama ASHÉ!
This has been a Weapon of Mass Instruction™ © 2008 Daniel Banks, DNAWORKS
Great post. This is oh so true. Words have so much power.