What does "Swaha!" REALLY mean?

Posted at 5:06 pm on 08/15/2016 by Kendra Carpenter
Most translations of "Swaha" indicate it means "So Be It." And, at its simplest, that will suffice. But there are about as many different translations of every word out there as there are people, so I have learned that I must develop my own, personal relationship to words...especially the ones that I hold closest to my heart. And the word "Swaha!" lives just as close to my heart as Love, Gratitude, and Acceptance. And yes, it resides there permanently with its very own exclamation point. :)

So to me, "Swaha!" stands for a vibration, a way of being, a FEELING. No, not a feeling, THE feeling we get when we have truly given our all to something, our love, our mind, our sweat, our tears, our sleepless nights and our deepest longing, and are ready to let it go so that it may become what it is to become with the help of something greater than us alone. It is a simultaneous release, surrender, and acknowledgement that there is more than meets the eye and that the very Creative Consciousness that created us is always helping us create It. Swaha! is a reverent surrender to all that is, was and will be. Swaha! is the ever-present moment that Love trumps Fear. Swaha! is where terror and excitement and peace unite, and we can FEEL their union in every cell of our being. Swaha! is Love embodied, in its infinite wholeness and wisdom. Swaha! is available to us in any moment. Swaha! is Swaha! Swaha! Is.

And the coolest part? As if that wasn't cool enough on its own? We can practice gettin' our Swaha! on with ANYTHING. Music is my Swaha! of choice, but yoga, parenting, baking, traveling, skydiving, philosophizing, quilting, unloading the dishwasher and any of the limitless other passions we can imagine can be embraced with the vibration of Swaha! 

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