She proceeded to tease out and distinguish an idea she articulated as
(quote unquote) "created word". Participating in
she said she got the possibility of transformation, as well as the
possibility of "created word" for people. And in the split-second in
which she got these two possibilities (there was no dithering) she
committed her life to
working with Werner.
In the nearly five decades since then, she hasn't had one moment of
doubting it was the choice for her to make. Not one. Ever.
That's remarkable - totally extraordinary in fact.
I know what called me. Everyone who's called is called by something
likely very unique and intimately personal. How you go from not being
interested in (and maybe not even knowing about)
to being interested in it enough to invest time and good money to
experience it, is a far-reaching study in itself. For me, there were
two distinct enrolling experiential events (if you will) in this order:
I experienced who Werner is
for his family,
I experienced who Werner
is for himself,
period. The first experience? That's when I enrolled. The second
experience? That's when I
fell in love
When he appeared in front of
it wasn't merely that I instantly recognized what I was seeing: it was
that I also instantly recognized what I was listening. It was
at first sight. That's what happened. To be sure, he may or may not
occur that way for everyone (and he does appear that way for a good
many people). But that is the way he occurred for me.
I asked her to flesh out "created word" for me. Now, I did have my own
ideas about it. But I wanted to hear it from her. Particularly I wanted
her fleshing it out for me. That's how I really get things best. It's
far more effective for me to get things that way than it is to focus on
figuring out their explanation.
She shared with me how she arrived at created word. She was in a
She got there's no way out of being dominated in life. We're dominated
by circumstances. We're dominated by what's required of us to simply
run our lives. We're dominated by the demands / expectations of other
people. We're dominated by the government, and by the laws of the land.
We're dominated by
etc. Even avoiding (or trying to avoid) being dominated by some or all
of the above by doing nothing at all, is what it is to be
dominated. So (she said she realized that) since she was going to be
dominated anyway, she may as well choose to be dominated by the word
she creates, the word she gives to what she says is worthy of her life
That word is what "created word" is for her.
I was stunned,
moved to the core.
She's being her created word ie she's being the word she creates as
worthy of her life and
With a few spartan phrases expressing one
idea, she accomplished nothing less than carving out
the whole damn
for me in one remarkable paragraph. We're all capable of getting what
she got. Yet few of us are capable of articulating it so
- but then again, who among us has had her nearly five decades of
practice delivering it?