Aurah. I mean, where did this come from? As much as this whole thing was a school project, it just wasn't and isn't. It still lives and breathes; and not just with me. There's a little group of us that's playing with the same plot line I'm playing with which is "I'm authoring my life and it's pretty amazing..." Aurah literally means 'goddess of the dawn wind'. It also means 'intimate parts' and 'emanating glow' and all combined maybe it means I voice what it means to be simultaneously emanating a glow while sharing intimate stories? It's all that, yes, using these surface definitions. But it's way more than that too.
Here's how I can best explain: Aurah is the single word that encapsulates a series of qualities. When I hear others call me Aurah (as some have sortof started to call me - and yes it's awkward sometimes) I am immediately reminded of what state of being Aurah is and specific Christ-like qualities that I seek to cultivate in my life in an active manner. The qualities are: presence, kindness and clarity and Aurah is the name I give the being I AM when I embody those qualities. My Default World name is lovely and I'm delighted to have it, it's served me so well, however Aurah is feeling more and more like who I am and who I want to be. Who I want to move through life as: present, kind and clear. It's really simple.
Audah reminded me on the phone this morning of this same phenomenon all throughout pop culture and beyond. That is, adopting another name to make art with. It's empowering! Samuel Clemons had Mark Twain. Charles Dodgson had Lewis Carroll. Ricardo Basoalto had Pablo Neruda. And Beyoncé has Sasha Fierce! The list is extensive and impressive, which is helpful when I wonder if I'm going mad. This whole Aurah-thing isn't terribly different from those examples and besides I like being transparent (clear) about it. May it be so!
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