The Coming Out
The answer, as to how I am able to give public testimony of my faith just three years after the reservation expressed to Mitch in 2013 not to share my letter to anyone unless I should die and it be unpublished, has four parts.
The first part is the confidence of faith I received from the construction of the Mitch letter itself, my first ,open, personal acknowledgement of my faith. Then, the joy I experienced after his death, that I had sent it to him. Perhaps it was a message from God, a gift to us both recognizing my opening up to him was providence for us both.
Secondly, after 35 years I finally completed zygoma’s provenance in 2016 with my academic presentation to the History of Medicine Interest Group of the Laupus Library of Health Sciences, East Carolina University Medical School documenting the origin of the anatomical term zygoma.* Thus completing the medical task that started the journey, yet still leaving the uncompleted ” truth”, (origin of) yoke to be discovered, possibly a philology conclusion but more likely spiritual.
Thirdly, a dream this past year which brought everything together for me. Seeing that the first breath of God, to man, the first audible sound, word, or phoneme of language, identifying himself was
Yah: I AM.**
Yah, the first part of Yahweh, is the cognate of (root origin) of yoke and yoga , both which mean, to join or union. Therein reveals how Yahweh and zygoma ( Greek for yoke ) are connected.
This dream *** allowed me to, so call, ” See the Light”, as well as to see the “Way”, the last part of YahWeh.
Fourthly, and most important are the meaningful coincidences that occurred thru my entire journey that continue to arise as I write. The magnitude of the unpredictable, unexplained confrontations, is no longer consider chance and the only explanation is that a higher power has to be responsible for them and i am certain now that my Single Truth is just that, God exist and God is Truth.
What looked like chance occurrences at the beginning and along the way don’t seem random anymore!
In asking my youngest son to help me with the expression of this thought he has more accurate and eloquently expressed what I have felt so I include his response.
sabiston William march 30 2017 1:03 AM
To: Sabiston Walter
Hey how’s the writing going?
Over the weekend I realized that I think I have been misreading part of your book/chapter/blog. Well not misreading it necessarily, but I think that I got a better understanding of what you mean in the parts when you mention a “single truth.” I think that what you are saying is that the Yoke/Zygoma research and path (your Azoke) has “proven” to you that God exists. Is that right? This is the “single truth?” Is that right?
i am guessing that this is so because of the coincidences and other spiritual things that have happened in the context of the Yoke inquiry, or as a result of it. LIke let’s say for example, if you do not pay attention to it…or let’s say you forget about Yoke for a month, it might be a completely normal month….fine , OK. But then let’s say you start reading and working on Yoke the next month and all of a sudden a synchronicity happens, something that really just feels like the universe has listened and answered you back. Etc.
If this were to happen somewhat consistently, over the course of many years, (which it has), then you would eventually come to the conclusion that the Yoke research is connected to these things you can’t explain. And actually the only explanation is that a higher power is the link in the connection.
And after sensing this, feeling that it sure “seemed” so…..eventually you decide that it IS so. Oddly simply accepting this, for us humans, is for some reason much harder than remaining skeptical…..but after deciding that it is true or discovering this “single truth ” ; ACCEPTING this truth….nothing could be simpler . Maybe in fact, the less you try but more you believe , the greater the results. Thus … God Exists. ?
My answer of course was a resounding Yes. Even though I had always hoped there was a personal God and I had varying amount of faith at times of his existence,this was the first time I was certain, irrefutably sure.
For those coincidences to be shared and enjoyed, I would need to return to the University of Alabama, Birmingham Emergency Room, 1972, where it all began, but before going there, consider the latest ” coincidence”, insignificant even to my estimation, yet it altered significantly the blog placement of spirituality, from last to first, a huge contribution.
- I plan to give the entire presentation, approximately 15 minutes at a later entry. For anatomist, surgeons, and etymologist who might need zygoma information earlier, I will provide a link on request. It is not necessary for everyone, its a little pedantic.
** King James Bible : Exodus 3: 13-15
*** I will elaborate on the YAH:IAM dream in a later entry. The all seeing eye of God and Christ’s proclamation,” I am the Truth, the Way, and the Light”, (life). John 14: 6
end of entry # 6