Have you ever considered the meaning of the word May, apart from its indication of the present Month? Have you thought about how often you have used this word throughout your lifetime? I would say maybe every day? There it goes..maybe..
What does it actually mean?
Wiki: May is the fifth month of the year in the Julian and Gregorian calendars and the third of seven months to have a length of 31 days. May is a month of spring in the Northern Hemisphere and autumn in the Southern Hemisphere.
Interestingly, you may or may not have known that May was the name of the Roman goddess Maia, who oversaw the growth of plants. Maia was considered a nurturer and an earth goddess, which may explain the connection with this springtime month. The Greek name Maia comes from a root meaning “mother, nurse, midwife.” Also from the Latin word maiores, meaning ELDERS were celebrated during this month.
Google’s dictionary: 1. expressing possibility. 2. used to ask for or to give permission.
It seems to me that it in some ways indicates a strong possibility for, whilst at the same time granting permission to.
The meaning to and for is a powerful spiritual trigger and a tremendous remedial encouragement for the mind.
It gives us rights and confidence to pursue and persist with knowledge that there is a possibility, a more than likely chance – especially when applied with another positive thought, word, or feeling. This excites me – I may be well, you may be well. Imagine this!
William Shakespeare’s famous quote “To Be or not To be.”
How we have focussed on the word Be over the years since, allowing it as the directive, however here, let us see if there is not something more powerful because the To gives the Be-ing power, permission, assurance, confidence, all clear, advantage, condition, destination, and direction, call it what you will, I see a stream of light that may just be the lumination needed on the path.
In the famous prayer of Jesus, for
is used as a qualifying YES, indicating guarantee of Right and Reason, the purpose of belonging, intention, and connection – “for
Thine is the kingdom, Power and the Glory.”
May: Possible? Yes, it very well maybe. So whilst one cannot be certain a thing will happen with a maybe, though indicating possibility, nevertheless, with a ‘you may command’ a thing is certain. And it is this sweet little wisdom that tickles my awareness.
find in you a willing participant, an active, avid, ardent pupil, like trees planted by water, sending out roots by the stream, leaves always green, unafraid of the heat;
and finding confidence in Love, shall be called Blessed.
~ A mystic musings on May is written by Lady Palmer, Spring 2021