Society of the Vav

Be a Vavnik, harnessing your transformational power of connection, creating change for the good of all


The Vav, Vavnik and Lamed Vavniks

What is a Vav?

Vibration, energy, power, force, strength, ability, intelligence, skill, expertise.

There are many languages in the world and each have their own alphabet. In the Hebrew alphabet there are 22 letters. The sixth letter in the Hebrew alphabet is the “Vav” and it plays a very unique ability, it is an expert in connecting. The word Vav rhymes with the word “love” and makes the “vvvv” sound.

Why Unique?  The Vav is the very middle letter in the Hebrew bible, and means AND. When reading the Hebrew bible, you will see that the Vav is at the very top of each column. The Vav connects one story to the next.

And Vav is also a Hebrew word that means hook. The Vav is like a straight line, it stands up straight like your mother always tells you to do. At the top of the line there is a little hook to remind us that the Vav connects us to whatever comes before it and whatever comes after it. The Wise Ones say that the Vav connects heaven and earth. Heaven is like air – we know it is there, but we cannot see it. It is what the birds fly in and clouds float in. And the earth is where we walk, run, and play with all of our friends.

“And” is the power that fuels curiosity! Curiosity is wondering what will happen next, like walking through a door into your classroom for the first time.

AND, so, dear Curious Ones, this brings us to our story. It is a story about how human beings can connect to the energy and power of Vav to become Vavniks. Vavniks are very curious, and love to explore their world to learn new things. They sense all the connections in the world – between human to human, humans to animals, animals to animals and humans to the world around you.

Because Vavniks know everything is interconnected, they also know that there are things you can see with your eyes and other things that you can only feel through your body and heart. Sometimes you can feel your tummy get tight when you are afraid – you can’t see that! Sometimes you can feel so happy and excited that your smile stretches from ear to ear – you can’t see that either, but others can feel your happiness!

Video script

 

The Society of the Vav lives in the space where Leadership and Mystical Hebrew wisdom overlap.  In this space the energy of inclusion and interconnectedness rules!  And leaders choose the word AND over the word but to move their worlds forward. Rather being stuck in the moment or the past, you know, yeah but…!

In this space new language is possible, pushing the world forward, as nothing is static.

The Vav is  Hebrew letter that when placed in front of a Hebrew word means AND, All members of the Society choose, when they are awake enough to pay attention to their words, to use the word AND to honor the interconnectedness of all things-animate and inanimate!

Leadership vs wisdom

Dancing with Intimacy and Distraction

Making things happen through mutual understanding and accommodation

 

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five sentences that explains the logo

 

Everything under the sun is interconnected on overlapping space.

Everyone is a leader who is influenced by and influences the world

Leadership requires one to respond to challenges in an improv – ‘yes, AND – manner rather than a ‘yeah, but’ way being open to new ways of solving problems.

The Hebrew letter Vav has mystical connecting and transformational powers that support the space of overlap between concepts.

The Society of the Vav and its Vavnik members see themselves as people who influence the world with their ‘yes, and’ thinking, do their best not to settle for all or nothing thinking, are holding out for new ways of responding to dilemmas, consciously aware that they are mending the tears and broken spaces with hope, kindness, righteousness and compassion.

And together we can do anything, YES, AND.

 

When you are happy, I am happy, when you are frustrated I am frustrated and when you are happy I am happy.

 

And will save the world

On a mission to ‘de-but’ the world

Honoring the power of AND – inclusion interconnectedness

Vavniks are very curious, and love to explore their world to learn new things. They sense all the connections in the world – between human to human, humans to animals, animals to animals and humans to the world around you.

Because Vavniks know everything is interconnected, they also know that there are things you can see with your eyes and other things that you can only feel through your body and heart. Sometimes you can feel your tummy get tight when you are afraid – you can’t see that! Sometimes you can feel so happy and excited that your smile stretches from ear to ear – you can’t see that either, but others can feel your happiness!