This short blog explores the deeper meaning of the word “Abracadabra,” and how it relates to the immense creative power of your language… You create as you speak.
“Words and magic were in the beginning one and the same thing, and even today words retain much of their magical power. By words one of us can give another the greatest happiness or bring about utter despair; by words the teacher imparts his knowledge to the student; by words the orator sweeps his audience with him and determines its judgments and decisions. Words call forth emotions and are universally the means by which we influence our fellow-creatures.”
– Sigmund Freud
The word “Abracadabra” conjures images of magic and mystery.
As a child I was fascinated with magic. One day, I met a magician who asked if I’d like to see his act. “Yes!!!” I said. “Stand back,” he said. “I shall now pull a rabbit out of this empty hat — Abracadabra!” And the seemingly “impossible” was accomplished.
Over the years I came to learn that the word abracadabra closely translates to “I Create As I Speak,” in Aramaic.
Abra means “I will create” and cadabra means “as was spoken.”
The magician’s game pointed to a deeper esoteric truth…
Your Language has Creative Power.
Look at the etymology of the word “magic” and you’ll learn that the meaning has changed over the last few centuries.
In the late 1400s, magic meant the “art of influencing events and producing marvels using hidden natural forces.” Our thoughts and imagination are examples of these “hidden natural forces” that we wield (i.e. masterfully use) to consciously create. In other words, real magic is the art and science of inspiring transformation to occur in accordance with true will. It is the power to focus your creative intelligence and elegantly manifest your highest intention.
Genuine magicians have integrated gnosis (i.e. knowledge of spiritual mysteries) of their own Divine nature and the workings of energy. Honoring their oneness with all existence, they wield their thoughts, communication, and physiology (i.e. body language) to consciously create with clear intention… and without lust for result.
I CREATE AS I SPEAK
I: “I” is the authority to evoke (i.e. call forth) and attract the ESSENCE of That which you envision. When you say “I” … with awareness… you embody your “I AM” presence. You attune within your Divine nature – the inspirited, empowered, transcendental YOU. In this Supreme State you live integrally in sacred union. LOVE flows through you as natural action. This is the true meaning of yoga: Supreme and human consciousness are awake, alive, activated in ONENESS within you now. You embody the power of “I AM” through clear awareness, intent, declaration, and non-attachment.
CREATE: “Create” is your power to focus your imagination and thought into purposeful action (again… with no attachment). It is your ability to bring forth order from chaos. Although the word chaos has connotations of disorder and confusion, it originally meant “formless or void.” According to Greek mythology and the big bang theorists, our entire Universe was birthed from “chaos,” the great wide-open void of infinite potentialities. The story of Genesis says, “In the beginning when God created the heavens and the earth, the earth was a formless void.” Therefore, “chaos” is really that which precedes creation. It is the potential from which you consciously create the Essence of your highest imaginings.
When you say “I create,” you own your power to summon order from chaos… in any situation.
SPEAK: “Speak” is your Supreme Influence In Action. It’s how you consciously direct your thoughts, language, and actions to produce desired results. When you “speak” you translate the pictures, sounds, and feelings in your mind’s eye (your imaginings) into manifest reality. “Speak” embodies the fullness of your communication, including what you declare (both aloud and to yourself), your body language, your expressions, your written word, your actions, and your energetic intent. You speak in many ways – through words, a look, a gesture, a touch, a breath, a posture, a gift, a sound, a facial expression, a mood, a note, and so much more.
Say out loud….
“I CREATE AS I SPEAK”
… and feel the power you indeed have to sculpt your reality.
“The Living One… created the universe… with… words.”
— SEPHIR YETZIRAH (BOOK OF CREATION).