What is OM and what is an OM Doctor? Let’s look. An OM Doctor is someone who speaks his Word, and his Word is OM. OM is the source of human sound. All vocal sounds are included in OM, so Om is potential. All words come out of OM. OM is the source of the Word and you are the Word and the Word is you. Doesn’t this sound like the Bible?
The ancient Hebrews saw the world and their history as the WORD. God was speaking them. God is speaking us. We are both speaking God’s Word and hearing it at the same time. But we are lost, we have lost OM when we lose our Word and we stutter with thoughts, thinking thoughts are our Word. Thinking your word is not Speaking your Word.
Your word is original. Your Word is fearless, and your Word speaks you. You don’t know what you are going to say next when you speak your Word. Art is your Word. Love is. your Word. When you speak your Word your Word is speaking you.
So the OM Doctor is someone who speaks his OM, his Word, and that Word is like a tuning fork. OM is a tuning fork sound that aligns you with your Word, the Word you have forgotten. The Word that you spoke when you were a child but lost when we learning to speak the word of the world. The word of the world has a stutter in it, a fear in it, a fear of what people will think about my Word.
Posted is a picture of the OM Doctors who came to hear my word last night. I watch British TV and I love their expression: May I have a Word?
I suppose I’m coming out here. You got to witness it. I’m the OM Doctor. If you use my OM tongue depressor, your depression will cease. I really think we are all depressed to some degree in this world, this vague feeling that something is missing, something that would heal my soul. “Speak but the Word and my Soul will be healed.” I love this prayer, but we think God must speak my word.. No only you can speak your Word. Only you can heal your soul. That is the Buddha’s teaching, which is the Buddhadharma.
There is no Word but yours. You are OM. You are potentially all words because you are at the center of the world, which is OM. But we live in a fragmented world that is like cicadas chirping in the summer.
So I suddenly realized this morning that I am most alive, most at home, most real, most myself when I’m speaking my Word from my center, which I do here with you, either in my writing or in my Zen talks.
Why am I at home here? I discover myself when I speak my Word. When I’m not speaking my Word, I’m speaking the word of my historical personality that is all mapped out, that performs its script, that is caught and swept along in the karma of the world, not as the center but as flotsam being carried along by the tsunami of time.
But when you speak your Word, you are not being carried along in time, you ARE time. But you can use time to measure how long you speak your word.