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”


32 Responses to “Why Ashe.Selah?”

  1. Faraja Says:

    Love it! 🙂

  2. […] birthed Ashe.Selah…..ended every session’s prayer with these beautiful words. I asked, “What does […]

  3. That’s beautiful. I’m glad you explained it.

  4. ashe.selah Says:

    Thanks so much SB!

  5. Yes! I love this and have found my self using these words lately. I saw them together while browsing the net for things ok the spiritual gift of mercy. To see them together drew me in. 🙂

    Love and light. Look forward to vibing.

  6. j Says:

    love this.

  7. Sara Bellum Says:

    I find this to be insightfully amazing. ashe.selah

  8. Fresh! Says:

    Perfect! Thank you.

  9. I absolutely love this aritcle. Thank you so much for posting it i come back here and u it as a positive refrence. Namaste.

  10. proseuntold Says:

    Thank you for your truth. I recently reconnected with the word Ashe and greatly appreciate your contribution to my reality.

    Love and Light to you.

  11. God's Soldier77 Says:

    Beautifully well put, queen! I was explaining 2 my newly 11yr old daughter why we don’t say “amen” & providing her w/a thorough functionality of the other 2….thank u 4 the perfect post! The Holy Spirit is awesome 2 lead us 2 the perfect answers. Peace & Love ~

  12. To end every statement with Ashe is to give power to what is being said!

  13. shauntina Says:

    I thank God for His wisdom & understanding, I have become more aware of the power of our words & I was determined to find the meaning of the word Ashe..after seeing it at the end of a prayer sent to me..Selah I was familar with but not Ashe..thanks for enlightment…may eveyone reading this Be blessed of The Lord & may God smile upon you & your families..Amen.Ashe.Selah…Shalom

  14. Ashea Says:

    thank you so much for this. 🙂

  15. latonya Says:

    Eye Love this!! ❤

  16. Karen May Says:


  17. Marissha Says:

    Be blessed my sisters. I received and know another beautiful powerful word and meaning. I write poetry. And I had an ephiphany and told myself after every poem I writer or speak I will now end with Ashe.salah! GOD BLESS.

  18. Marissha Says:

    Thank you!

  19. lbdmail2 Says:

    Peace and blessings!

  20. Abhouhien fredrick Says:

    I love the ASHE i think i we name my doughter that name ASHE

  21. Thank you for this explanation!

  22. NubianQueen Howard Says:

    I loved the teaching & information! Thank you! I look forward to more knowledge & growth!

  23. Kym Says:

    Wow! Nice. My daughter’s name is Selah Ase :))))

  24. Thank you for this break down of the meaning.


  25. Thasugarshock Says:

    Beautifully written. This is how it feels to utter these words. Ashe.

  26. Erica Says:

    Thank you so much. I came across this during the right time. Coming into truth and peace is a beautiful thing.

  27. Sunny Daye Says:

    I appreciate your consciousness and insight. You are living in the Ashe and in the Selah! And so it is, because you have declared it so!

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