Why the word “woo”?
How do you feel about the word “woo”? Do you scoff at it because you think it is rubbish? Or perhaps you are on the other end of the spectrum and think the word is disrespectful.
I intentionally use the word “woo” even though some of my friends are put off by it and consciously choose NOT to use it.
I’m not referring to friends who are skeptical about spirituality, energy work, intuition, etc. The skeptics ignore me, and that’s OK.
I’m talking about my friends who are fully awake and embodying all of their known powers. Some of them avoid using the word, “woo” and I can understand.
It isn’t necessary to label any part of myself or my power with the word “woo.” And perhaps, especially the word “woo.” It’s not a word in the major dictionaries and let’s face it, the urban definitions of “woo” or “woo-woo” don’t always sound good.
Even for me, the word woo still conjures up a bit of Professor Trelawney, the Divinations professor at Hogwarts, or Whoopi Golberg’s character, Oda Mae Brown, in the movie Ghost.
For years I was very guarded and rarely shared my beliefs because I was afraid people would think I was the Oda Mae type. It’s ironic because in both stories, underlying their outward appearances, both Professor Trelawney and Oda Mae were the real deal.
And before you ask, no, I do not receive prophecies. Nor do I see or hear people who have already transitioned out of human form. You can learn more about one way I exercise my “woo” here.
So, back to the question. Why would I give that which is inherent, true at my core, a label such as woo? There are three reasons.
First, because it’s silly. It’s playful. It’s fun. The word woo forces me not to take myself so seriously. My own guides like to remind me of this often.
Second, I use the word intentionally to remind myself that there was a time when I was not fully embodying myself. I tried to hide my woo. Now I know it is not healthy to hide your woo whether it comes in the form of channeled messages, paintings, delicious recipes, or even a song.
Third, I use the word woo because one of my business mentors “came out” with his woo a few years ago, and I was FURIOUS! I was so angry at myself because I had been following this person as a role model for all the responsible, left-brain things I thought I should do to build my business. I was trying to emulate what he did so that I, too, could be a successful entrepreneur.
Come to find out, that which I tried so hard to suppress were the very tools he was using to grow his business by the millions. I was angry at myself for how I had not allowed myself to be me, for YEARS!
Life would have been so much easier, and more fun had I allowed myself to follow my interest, beliefs, and natural inclinations.
Today I consciously use the word “woo” to remind myself of the fury I felt when I discovered I wasn’t living authentically. I now choose to share my woo and be fully present in this incarnation. Full and present….fully presenting.
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About the Author:
Hi! I'm Marci. When I'm not writing, building websites, or coaching clients, I love walking the streets of Japan and discovering spirit in all shapes and forms. Here on the blog, you'll also get a peek into what it is like to live with and care for my Japanese father-in-law who has Alzheimer’s. Enjoy!