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What's In A Word?

By: Michael Manion Page Views: 2315
All about the word we've chosen to represent this information and why.

Where did the word, ONA, come from? What does it mean?

As previously mentioned, the word ONA means wholeness in the Yuruba language. It also had a related meaning 5,000 years ago in Sumer. But when this information came into the consciousness of use organizers of the material, we didn't know the Yuruba language existed. (The same is true of the other specialized words and sounds we'll be presenting.)

As a word, ONA is designed to have meaning at many levels. First, let's look at it as a word composed of letters. In this perception, O expresses a circle that has been completed. When the first writer desired to form this letter, it originated from a point. So at one level it means coming to the origin. Another way to view this is to see the O as the line between inner and outer. If we express parts or elements as within the O, then every element within the O is complete and whole. These parts or elements can be expressed as particles, sections, directions or in any number of other ways. The letter O includes.


NA is an ancient concept for a Self or the Self. In this case N represents two connected flows of energy: that which rises from the Earth to beyond (↑) and that which enters Earth from Beyond (↓). These are connected through energy as \. These physically express the formation of the letter N. A represents the first one, or one that has come first. Combining these NA has, as one of its meanings, Self.

Through this process of symbolic representation of energy, we see an energetic view of the origin and sound of words. ONA, as a concept, means Whole-Self simply because it directly expresses that concept. So, why not call this work Whole-Self? The answer is that ONA is also a sound that initiates a particular energy. The energy is that of Whole-Self. The words, Whole-Self are English words and are recent in their meaning. When we want to include any part of our genetic makeup in a healing (or wholeing) process, this material and its components have a lineage along memory patterns within the physical cells. ONA, as a sound, addresses these primal components. In its way, ONA is more than a word just as you are more than your name. ONA includes past and future as well as now. The sound ONA comes from the source of your being, as the English words Whole-Self do not.


Finally, why is ONA spelled with capital letters? It is not an acronym. But the literalness of the letters, as described above, is lost when lower-case letters are used. The shape of n is not the same as N.

If you were reading this in a language that doesn't use the Roman alphabet, for example, Japanese, the characters for this technology would not be pronounced oh-na. We hope soomeday to translate this material into other languages; the characters would be chosen just as carefully, to produce a combination of visual symbols, sounds, and word-meanings, all of which would reinforce the concept of whole self.