This month has been exciting writing the blog around the A-Z Blog Challenge. Most of the days, finding a word that started with the letter was not a challenge. I anticipated with today; it would be more than challenging. The letter X does not jump at me with words to help me describe this journey.
I had to do some research. Something I am very comfortable with, as I described in a prior post.
Still, the letter X presented a challenge until I stumble upon a new word to me—xenoglossy. Now, the concept around this word was not new to me. I had not been aware that there was a term coined for it.
In short, xenoglossy is a term used for when a medium speaks, under a trance, a language that is not supposed to be known to them. Upon further reading, authors have also connected this coined word to experiences in churches with speaking in tongues. Who knew there was a term that defined this phenomenon?
I have to stop here and say this…the word jump out at me for one reason, and I will explain in a moment. You do not have to believe in mediums or speaking in tongues to continue reading. That is not the connection I will be making today in this post.
In this journey of creating a podcast and working on the business of writing, I have heard myself talk with other authors and podcast producers. At times, and this is very lovely describing it, I have listened to myself almost as if I was watching from outside my own body.
I sound like I know the language of publication and podcasting. That is the correlation that I am drawing with xenoglossy.
Here is the critical aspect of this exciting stage of my journey—I only know this language and fill comfortable because of several reasons.
~One, I have researched on my own to learn it.
~Two, I have listened to others talk about it—over and over again.
I am not sure if there are mediums who can speak a lounge unknown to them in a trance. I will not even start to summarize my thoughts regarding speaking in tongues—but for this journey of podcasting and publishing, if I sound like I know the language—it’s because I put the time and energy into learning it.
Not to fool others, but because I want to be professional and active in the community. I don’t wish to sound like an apprentice who cannot keep up or who skills were a distraction; others could easily dismiss me under those terms.
The letter X did prove to be insightful!
Have a go at it—what word that starts with “x” can you use to describe a part of your journey?