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The Split Infinity of the Human Imagination

People often ask: “Where does God come from?” I discern metaphysically, that the answer must be this: “Out of Oneness; out of Singularity.”

Interestingly enough, once we, as a human species, stop meditating, once we, as presumed Homo Sapiens, stop contemplating on the phenomenon of wholeness, we willy nilly enter the realm of divisiveness and lose all sense of an integrated Self.

Once we, as material Ego, as primal selfish self, cease to engage the ubiquitous phenomenon of the numinous; once we fail to recognize the underlying singularity of all phenomena that is manifested throughout the universe, we diminish our capacity to become humanely wise.

Instead, consciously or, assertively, even much more so, unconsciously, we resort to a splitting of the infinite and to limit ourselves to a perception of duality; of self and other as the norm of human existence.

In this undertaking, the image of God emerges not, alas, any longer in singularity, but becomes indubitably conjoined with human thought, human words, human deeds as a gross misrepresentation of the God image that defies human perception.

We cannot conceive of God with solely the aid of our intellect. The intellect, therefore, and in particular the Ego, must sacrifice itself during moments of solitude in order for the numinous singularity, which is defined as God, is realized and is made manifest.

Ironically, the knowledge of reality, of existence, of the infinite, is a task that befuddles all who perceive of existence and of reality exclusively in material terms, failing to discern that what appears to perception kinetically as the concrete, is merely an illusion that disguises the underlying potential unity of the All. The splitting of the infinite by the human imagination, is what, ironically, hinders the human imagination to grasp and to appreciate the infinite magnitude of the oneness of nature. E Pluribus Unum is the archetypal model and mold of the universe.

About this poem

This poem is an observation that in contemplation of the phenomenon of God, we encounter with fearsome awe the numinous phenomenon of wholeness that defies the imagination of linear thought and linear mind, driven by subjective ego that, upon honest and sincere reflection, does not desire to be replaced as the supreme center of all existence.

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Written on July 29, 2021

Submitted by karlcfolkes on September 16, 2021

Modified by karlcfolkes on November 06, 2022

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Karl Constantine FOLKES

Retired educator of Jamaican ancestry with a lifelong interest in composing poetry dealing particularly with the metaphysics of self-reflection; completed a dissertation in Children’s Literature in 1995 at New York University entitled: An Analysis of Wilhelm Grimm’s “Dear Mili” Employing Von Franzian Methodological Processes. The subject of the dissertation concerned the process of Individuation. more…

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