The Language of God and Unique Voice by Dr. Marc Gafni

In this beautiful essay on the language of God and accessing Unique Voice, Dr. Marc Gafni explains the stages of accessing Unique Voice, moving from the lower speech that comes from the noise of our lives to a higher silence and speech through which we reclaim and learn to tell our stories. To learn this language is to make the journey from slavery to freedom, from silence to story or speech.  In doing so, we leave Egypt, which means “the narrow places,” much as the throat is a narrow or constricted passage that speech must move through to reach “freedom’s gateway,” the mouth. Marc explains how in the journey from slavery to freedom, sound travels from the silence of absence, to form sound that is uttered primitively like a cry, and evolves to become more powerful words, which when formed in silence, tell the stories through which we access our Unique Selves.  Finally, we learn to speak the Language of God.  Read this excerpt from Part Five of the essay, and explore the other stages of the journey as told lovingly by Marc Gafni through the links below:

Learning the Language of God

excerpted from “Learning the Language of God” an essay by Dr. Marc Gafni.

silenceMoses is the prophet par excellence and yet the Zohar suggests that Moses lives in every generation. For Moses is the model of the called human being. Indeed as the Kabbalists point out, the word Moses spelled backwards is Ha Shem, meaning “the name.” Importantly, Ha-shem in biblical Hebrew also is the most common reference to God’s name. When you respond to your call and realize your soul print, fully becoming your name, you become one with God. When Moses did this, he found his voice, he became a prophet.

In the beginning of the book of Exodus, Moses is described as stuttering, unable to speak clearly. He says, “Who am I to go to Pharaoh, I am not a man of words.” And yet by the end of the five books, Moses gives great and powerful speeches to Pharaoh, to the people, even to God. The beginning of the last biblical book, called Deuteronomy (which in Hebrew is Devarim, meaning “words”) opens with the sentence, “And these are the words that Moses spoke.” Moses, who in the book of Exodus says, “I am not a man of words,” has become the ultimate man of words. He now speaks the word of God. When we find our voice, when we connect with our inner soul print, then divine energy courses through us and we are able, each in our own way, to speak the word of God.

One of the great questions of biblical myth is how one can claim that there are five books of the bible. “Isn’t the bible the word of God?” ask the masters. “And isn’t the fifth book of biblical myth, Deuteronomy, actually comprised of the words of Moses, for does not the book begin, “These are the words which Moses spoke’”? The answer is clear: When Moses finds voice, finds vocation, then he hears God speaking through him. In the language of the myth masters, “The shechina” — divine presence —“speaks through the throat of Moses.” The voice of God and the voice of Moses are one.

The artist, writer, creator, business man, doctor, and gardener, will all tell you that at the times when they feel merged with their calling, when they’re no longer standing on the outside performing a task but standing on the inside, flowing with their action, something higher speaking through them. I know that when I teach, often I get lost and I feel the words flowing by themselves, shaping and forming sentences almost magically before me. It is in these moments that we access our soul print and realize fully our unique voice in this world. At those moments of actualized soul print, our words are the words of God. We have learned to speak the language of God.


Marc_GafniDr. Marc Gafni‘s teaching is marked by a deep transmission of heart, love, and leading-edge provocative wisdom. A passionate philosopher, visionary scholar, and wisdom teacher, he has been called a master of the heart and a trail-blazing visionary in opening up new possibilities for love, eros and relationship. He the author of ten books, including the award-winning Your Unique Self: The Radical Path to Personal Enlightenment.