Table of Contents for Root Meanings

General notes:

  • Root Meanings is a work in progress that will continue to emerge and evolve until the Mind of minds is absolutely clear. The definitions below are subject to evolution.
  • Many excellent and useful definitions are not yet included. If you would like to make a suggestion, you may do so here.
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Revision: 7 Jul 2023


  • The fundamental motivation behind every action, whether conscious or unconscious.
  • The fundamental motivation behind every action and occurrence.
  • The fundamental motivation behind the totality of life, including every life situation.
  • In reality, there is only goodness.
  • Any apparent absence of goodness is a sign that one has a belief in separation from Divinity/God/Source.


  • “Since there is only goodness in reality, all things work together for the good.” (Borrowing from Romans 8:28)
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