What is the word for that?

Puhpowee, she explained, translates as “the force which causes mushrooms to push up from the earth overnight.”*
Robin Wall Kimerer/Keewaydinquay Peschel)

What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters to what lies within us.**
Henry Stanley Haskins,

English does not have a word for the specific energy of a mushroom
but Potawatomi does.
Each person should have a special word to describe
their own unique energy.
A word can sometimes help us to see a thing more fully,
Not only what something is but what it also can be;
Find your energy,
Name it,
Live it,
Bababoom!

*Robin Wall Kimerer’s Braiding Sweetgrass;
**Sunil Raheja’s Dancing With Wisdom.

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