My energy was down. My moods had grown dark as I empathized with current news stories. I was upset from looking at the hole ripped out of the Earth next door. I’m turning it around by meditating on all the wonderful aspects and symbolic depth of the single syllable “re”.
The prefix RE comes to us from Latin, the language prevalent during the time of another empire. When you put it in front of other words it means “again”, and also “back”. RE is all about going back to the origin of things, starting over and investing an activity with new energy.
The spoken syllable embodies the cyclical nature of all things. It begins with “rrr”, the closed mouth, the build of pressure, the boundary. With the opening of the mouth and the freeing of air, the lips smile “eee” and the energy pours forth. Closed, then open – rrrEEE! What was held back becomes shared.
We all make painful mistakes as we grow up. But, when we REvisit these events and learn to REinterpret them from a wiser perspective, we gain understanding. Understanding frees us from habits formed by our fears. We become refreshed, renewed, recharged. Our first birth is uncomfortable. It gets easier and more fulfilling as we are reborn again and again, a renaissance of growing enlightenment.
RE is as practical as it is spiritual. Repaint, repair, remodel, replant, repurpose, reuse, RECYCLE. Recycle’s particularly good. Break a thing down to its elements, go back to the beginning and make a new thing out of it.
Conditions aren’t always right for success the first time you make an attempt. Practice is a large determinant upon quality and completion. You’ll need to rethink, retry, restart, reboot and above all REWRITE.
If you aren’t feeling free, you might need more RE.
I highly recommend it.