It all started in freshman year in college in a philosophy class. I had an extraordinary teacher--Donald Watts, a Yale graduate and one of those rare college professors that you remember for the rest of your life.
On one of those days when the entire class seemed to be slugging along with zero enthusiasm for studying, the lecture became about the true spirit of learning. In that mini lecture Professor Watts reminisced about his own college days when, he said, he assiduously learned new words. The light went on, and pronto, I was in the bookstore searching out vocabulary-building books.
What an adventure! I quickly discovered that I didn't just learn the words and forgot about them, instead, I applied them immediately. But, really, it was so much more than that, and why I am writing about it here.
Words became a means to awareness. By having a word, I could identify thoughts I didn't even know I had until I found the word to identify them and to capture them. Words expanded my awareness, expanded my consciousness.
With new words, I consistently entered new territories of consciousnesses. It's like being in a forest, and consistently creating more and more clearing so as to be able to perceive and to see.
Yup, these days, the study of new words continues. It goes without saying that it helps with writing, and certainly helps hugely in giving psychic readings. The more specificity I have in identifying energy, the more accurate the reading, and the more helpful it is to my clients.
So, recently I found a great new dictionary--as you can see to your right. It comes with white pages--easy to see. The words are in blue, the definitions in black, which makes it so much easier to read, not to mention just a simple pleasurable experience of aesthetics.