I sit in the chair and think about the word chair. It can also mean the leader of a meeting. It can also mean a mode of execution. it is the first syllable of the word charity. It is the french word for flesh.
Margaret Attwood The Handmaid’s Tale
Words are powerful
I kept seeing the word pilgrimage. It was jumping out at me. Of course, the more I saw it, the more I would notice it. If we look for something we will often find it. Not one to pass up a potential message from the universe, I began to explore the word a little more in my journal.
- What does pilgrimage mean to me right now?
- What is pilgrimage’s dictionary meaning?
- What are the synonyms and antonyms of pilgrimage?
- What symbols or images appear as I explore pilgrimage without words?
and it revealed to me… well, that would be telling wouldn’t it!
Words are powerful and they carry their own meanings with them. Sometimes those meanings weigh the words down. They come with their own presupposition pool, a pool of meaning that is unique to you. Journaling is unique to you too. Your journal, an initially private space for you to share and explore whatever you want.
By exploring words in your journal you are able to go beyond what you initially understand. You can find whether or not there is a message unique to you. Use the questions below as a prompt for your journaling.
… you never know when the universe might be trying to tell you something!
- What does the word mean to you right now?
- How does the dictionary describe it?
- What are it’s synonyms and antonyms?
- What symbols, signs, and images do it inspire?
- What message is your word giving to you?