Ashe ( ah-SHAY, also Ase) – A Yoruba word meaning power, command, and authority. The ability to make whatever one says happen. Often summarized as “so be it”, “so it is”, or “it definitely shall be so”.
Selah – Many translations offer “to pause”, “to hang”, amen, “measure carefully and reflect on what has been said.”
I combined these words for myself to apply them to my thoughts (gotta watch what I think, huh?), my affirmations, what I believe, what I say. So when I say “Ashe”, I’m saying “and so it is”. I affirm, I believe, I value what I just put out into the universe from my mouth and my thoughts. It IS so right now.
The dot? That’s simple — it means “period”. Like the old Sanford & Son episodes, where Fred would say, “My name is Fred G Sanford period”. The “period” meant — that’s really all you need to know lol. Likewise, my dot says, “Whatever she just said is the end of the matter.”
After I affirm what I say and think, as already being so, period, I “pause to reflect”, take it all in, let it marinate in my spirit, feel it and live it as being everything I said or thought.
And so it is. Amen. “ah-SHAY say-LAH”