Be-ing is about simple existence. The simple thing about it is that ‘imp’ (in simple), that imaginary and very real numinous being within every cell of a living thing. The authors of our language were aware of this continual birthing, dying and renewing of life which is apparent all around us and within every cell of our body. Being is a very active process which is expressed in great part by OS, those exchanges which take place through Nature’s various mouths and are expressed by the letter O. The five words listed above are indispensable to our understanding of being.
I recently read that ‘do’ is a Celtic word[ref]”The Week” magazine, “English Is Not Normal”, Dec. 25, 2015, Vol.15,pp. 48, 49. There was a bit of rant about this word being unnecessary, challenging its use at the beginning of a question.[/ref]While I do not recall reading any speculation about the sense of the word, it certainly opens a lot of questions about several other unexplained English words and sense elements. I started composing some common dialogue to check how often these words surfaced. For example: ‘Oh, I do so want to go with you to the show tonight. Do you want to go with a group so we can compare opinions?’ That was just a moments madness, though. I then reread a couple of my postings and realized how often the O-words and elements present themselves –in active thinking alone. We know that ‘O’ represents OS, the mouths or openings through which all exchanges are made. And, we know that ‘T’ is TYR, the Lord of Order. We can’t even say know, lord, nor, order, without O elements. The five words are equally unavoidable.
That ‘Do’ word seems pretty important at this point as it does not just herald a coming question; although, I cannot think of a more important way of life than that of questioning. Do, does and doesn’t all contain ‘do’ as a significant action word which we have been taught to call ‘verbs’. I prefer ‘action’ as it depicts the sense, ‘oak as a regulated charged particle’ ac-t-ion. Speaking of oak, that D in ‘do’ also represents both oak and day, and both represent ‘continuity and endurance’, which sounds to me like an apt description of both an oak and a day. Each of these continues and endures, and also repeats and reproduces. Each does these so consistently that there is a good argument for seeing ‘do’ as an active form of ‘being’. We treat ‘do’ as this active form with the word ‘does’, which also recognizes this active be-ing in others. In this, we are recognizing that -To do is to be. and To be is to do. As the ancients said, “The unexamined life is not worth living”.
That calls to mind ‘Go’ which was once a prefix-form in English as ge- and ga-, as in gaon.[ref]This word appears to have become ‘yon, yonder’ in English and means to go over into the distant time/place. The word is also in Hebrew with a different understanding for a different mindset. This is a common feature of the peoples’ languages as they develop to suit what is asked (sued).[/ref]’Go’ also needs to be declined according to the code. ‘G’ is Gyfu, the Gracious Giver, and refers to ‘giving’ as well as to ‘gifts’ and to ‘a given’. While these sound alike and are often treated as if they are, ‘as if’ demonstrates the ‘if’ in difference by being placed beside ‘as’ which represents the parallelism of the letter Ash ‘Æ’. Everything is ‘given’ G but each is balanced by a ‘need’ N. Everything in nature gives so, giving is also one of those fundamental principles. It looks as though ‘go’ is also an active way of being. The development of ‘gaon’ into ‘yonder’ causes wonder whether the object is one at a distance in time, place or purpose. That the ones crafting the languages were traveling in their works and purposes, makes me think that going was their active way of be-ing. If do-ing is an active way of be-ing, then going may be the active way of do-ing elsewhere. While we may be able to see a show at home, going to the theatre makes this a more active and social function. For a more personal perspective… Yesterday, I had been thinking about my youth and the time with my father. On the weekends, we used to ‘go to the show’ with our father; however, I do not actually remember ever seeing a film with him. We always seemed to spend so much time stopping and visiting with people and dogs, and seeing things, buying peanuts or popcorn, that we were always too late for the show. My memory picture was of Himself leaning on a parking meter and talking with someone or other, while one or the other of us girls was running around them.
Our wonder-full times were spent in the going-to part of the experience. That is still the part I have most enjoyed when my son takes me out, whether we have run an errand, done a job or volunteered for something.
The simple existence of Being actually has five ways (so far) of English expression:[ref](1) I be, you be, we be…etc. (2) am, is, are…etc,[/ref]There is the simple or solitary ‘to be’, as in I be, you be, he she or we be, etc.; the social being as ‘am, is, are, was, were’; and grammatical prefixes and suffixes[ref]prefixes are be- as in between, behind…etc. and suffixes are like the -be in ‘tribe’ and (5) is the determinative B as in but, better,,,[/ref]
Such differences are what distinguish the complex from the exquisite, just as interesting and useful for different types and applications of English; but, less pœtic than the Options of Exchange: do, go, no, so, to, -‘wo’?
‘Do, dome, -dom, don’t, done, undone, condone, redone.. Do is continuity and endurance through exchange.
Go, going, going, gone, begone, doggonit, stay gone… Go is a giving or gifting through exchange,
No, nob, nod, noel, nof, nog, nohow, non, none, not, nough, nought, now, nowhit… No is need or negating through exchange,
So, sob, sod, soft, sol, sole, some, somehow, somewhat… So is about the expression of ‘spirit’ through exchange.
To, toe, tog, toggle, told, tom, ton, too, top, tow, toward, into… To is about expressing order and regulation through exchange.
Wo, wode, woe, womb, woman, woo, word, wort, wot, wow… Wo is expressing joy and partnership through exchange.
Whenever OM appears among these ‘options’ there is a special centering which takes place in the exchange.[ref]See postings on OM, 3-16-12 OM, The Divine Sound and Focus…; 3-25-12 OM, -OMA, -OME: The Fundamental Principle of In-Gathering…[/ref]-4-14-2016JFinal draft 5-10-2016JOH
- Judith has written (and re-written) the pages below, initially for a book and now for this website. These files are still under revision, and should not be treated as stable documents.