There’s a guy I know with a dog food business (selling and delivering, not making).
He created a Ten Commandments of Dog Food, complete with the kind of wording thou wouldst expect in a list of commandments.
I enjoyed the fun of it.
What was even more fun was the language journey it took me on. This little adventure into old English ended up earning The Dog Commandments a spot in my Appreciations Process.
It started with a touch of contrast. You see, there was something that didn’t flow when I read the Dog Food Commandments. One sentence using “thine” sounded off to me.
That commandment’s wording was, “Honor thine whole, recognizable ingredients, for they are good.”
It sounded wrong to say “thine whole.”
So I looked up the difference between “thy” and “thine.”
My ear was right. In general, “thy/thine” means “your/yours” (the equivalent of “my/mine”). Except when the next word starts with a vowel sound.
So “thine” (instead of “thy”) would be used for “thine eyes” but “thy” would be used for “thy whole” (rather than “thine whole,” as it was written in the Dog Commandment). Unless, of course, you pronounce whole in a way that sounds more like ‘ole.
This whole “thy/thine” business was very enjoyable to me. So enjoyable that I mentioned it on my Appreciations list.
This kind of “interesting” thing is an example of alignment.
It engaged my interest in a most enjoyable way.
When you do appreciations as your daily process, look for enjoyably interesting moments and encounters to include on your list.
This word trivia was right up my alley.
But even if you’re not a word nerd like me, I hope you found the thy/thine trivia to be an entertaining diversion.
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All Abraham material is copyright J&E Hicks. This article represents Teresa Rogovsky's personal understanding of the teachings of Abraham.