Population Growth as Fragmentation and Other Strange Things from the Wilderness
Sorry for not writing more over the last few weeks. Work has been keeping me on the move. Plus, Marianne and I took a much needed escape to the Banff Springs Hotel for our anniversary. During this time some interesting thoughts have been going through my mind regarding repeating patterns and the natural inclination of humans to replicate fragmentation.
There has also been some interesting news regarding economics, geopolitics, and the International Monetary Fund. But I’ll leave those for another post, as this particular one will be loaded with intense esoteric information. The connections between what is written here, and the trends within the monetary and geopolitical worlds, will be noticeable to some.
Remember, POM is all about the Science of Patterns.
Last week was spent up North on one of the mine sites which operate the 400 ton trucks our team is responsible for. My colleague Rick and I like to drive the 6 hours from Edmonton to the site as it provides us the opportunity to discuss work matters, and other random topics which may arise during the humdrum haze of highway driving.
Rick is incredibly insightful, and the dynamic which develops during our conversations provide fertile ground for new thoughts and methods of chasing shadows down long cobblestone streets. These drives are one of the few chances I have to reflect and verbalize new thoughts and concepts which dance around inside my head like the macabre remains of logic figurines.
Somewhere between huge truck stands and filtration pumps we managed to get into the challenges and purpose of fragmentation. Longtime POM readers will understand that there is a core focus on fragmentation within the broad thesis discussed here. It is the foundation of the new socioeconomic pseudo-theology being created within the PrimNomics series.
Both of us were jacked up on energy drinks, and Rick had already eaten one of the “Indian Hot Dogs” which are served at the gas station a few miles down the road from the mine. One of our discussion topics was the concept of empire building within the corporate world. The micro and macro relationship which exists in this concept can be observed from the King of the World personification, to the meagre and common supervisors and managers who encapsulate the same characteristics.
In both situations, and everything spanning the space between, the use of power and influence is abused in order to further empower human weakness. It is in fact human weakness, operating as a form of material corruption, which attempts to empower itself by disempowering those who it can manipulate into its own gravitational field.
For no other purpose than to draw a comparison to the above description, and promote reflection on the organizational structure of religion, I would ask the reader to visualize the Islamic Kaaba in Mecca. The Kaaba is in the shape of a black cube. The black cube is symbolic of the planet Saturn. Notice in video and images of the pilgrimage to Mecca how Muslims circulate around the Kaaba in the same fashion as the rings of Saturn. Moons orbit around planets, and planets around the Sun, in exactly the same pattern.
Previous articles have hinted at the relationship between light and darkness. Our perception and approach to our lives and existence will take on one of two characteristics. We are either light inside of darkness, or darkness inside of light. Both are attempting to escape the confines of the other. Light is attempting to escape from inside the darkness. Darkness is attempting to escape from inside the light. It is up to each of us as individuals to determine which.
The material world is a form of natural corruption and fragmentation. It is the physical expression of the fragmentation of the Whole. All matter is an expression of the Whole. The Whole is light. The light becomes fragmented and materializes as a solid form of corruption. The corruption should be considered an opportunity to learn and de-fragment from the natural tendency and animal instinct to further fragment and consolidate matter around us. Fragmentation promotes adversity. We only learn through adversity. Learning through adversity promotes de-fragmentation. Not learning from adversity promotes further fragmentation and further subsequent adversity. The longer it takes us to learn, the worse it gets.
Sometime after pulling over so Rick could complete the transmutation of his Indian Hot Dog, our conversation continued.
The Sun is our Whole. Our solar system and planets, and all things on, and within, are the fragmentation and materialization of the light which comes from our Sun. All of our religions and governance concepts, along with economic and monetary frameworks, are based on this methodology. Doubt it not. Gold is the corrupted manifestation of the Sun.
The Sun is the symbol of our Kings. The crown on the kings head is the Sun. The human king is the king fragment which all other men organize themselves around. We all want to be king fragment, and yet, we all want to organize ourselves around a king fragment.
This is where Rick’s insightfulness comes in handy. As I was vomiting all of this esoteric blim-blam (not sure if that’s even a word, it just sounds cool) he was thinking hard on what I was communicating. Once I stopped to catch my breath Rick took the opportunity to state a cold hard fact.
“Not everyone wants to be King Fragment,” he said.
Damn him for pointing out my obvious tendency for exaggeration. But he’s correct. Not all of us desire to be King Fragment. Some do until they reach a level where they are comfortable passing off further responsibility and accountability to some one else. Some just want to protect their own fragment and drift along on the momentum provided by the solar wind. Others use the fragment they are provided to fragment further through the physical, as well as emotional, mental, and spiritual realms.
In fact, further physical fragmentation takes place through population expansion. The material world will continue to fragment, as fragmentation provides opportunity to face emotional, mental, and spiritual adversity for the purpose of learning and development. The proper transmutation of these grand and mysterious teachings into the application and practice of right-minded living is the purpose and meaning of existence.
The flip-side of this arrangement is that failure to learn and develop the art of emotional, mental, and spiritual transmutation will contribute to the expansion of the physical human population. Two humans coming together and producing a third is both a consolidation of the two and the fragmentation of each individual. Observation of this fact suggests that consolidation (de-fragmentation) and fragmentation exist simultaneously. Just like the lightness and darkness example discussed above. Fragmentation is matter and darkness. Consolidation is light and learning.
The one offspring produced between two provides a new opportunity for de-fragmentation and learning. But failure to pass on the necessary tools and understanding required for transmutation will only produce additional fragmentation and population growth. This lack of transference is one of the leading indicators for the emotional, mental, and spiritual breakdown of the family unit.
Remember, fragmentation promotes adversity. We only learn through adversity. Learning through adversity promotes de-fragmentation. Not learning from adversity promotes further fragmentation and further subsequent adversity. The longer it takes us to learn, the worse it gets.
But within the fragmentation and expanded adversity exists an enhanced opportunity to learn and develop. It’s “the darkest before the dawn” scenario. At the ultimate point of fragmentation comes the greatest moment for de-fragmentation and enlightenment.
The light bursts free from within the darkness.
After arriving back in Edmonton I went to the office for half a day. Marianne wanted me home for noon. She had an anniversary surprise for me, and we needed to depart on a road trip in order to reach our destination based on the schedule she had set out.
At this point I had no idea where we were going. We had often talked about spending a night or two at the Banff Springs Hotel, so this had crossed my mind. I kept these thoughts to myself because I didn’t want to spoil her surprise. We had visited the hotel on previous occasions but never stayed. People from all over the world travel to Banff, and we were fortunate to live only a 4 hour drive from the park. Spending our anniversary in one of the nicest hotels in the world would be something to remember for sure.
The drive to Banff was uneventful. Traffic was thick with the usual bad drivers. We were surrounded by thousands of fragments, all moving at 80 miles an hour. Skirting past Calgary we jumped on the Trans Canada Highway and headed West towards the mountains. As they grew in the distance we chatted about life and how blessed we were to have this time together.
The sprawling fields gave way to rolling hills and thick forest. The mountains now filled our vision and we passed through the gates of the national park. Banff is a beautiful town surrounded by stunning mountain ranges. It’s a place where people come to get away from the city and spend time outdoors.
Along with a few pieces of luggage, I carried our professional video camera. It was purchased earlier this year for the purpose of making videos and documentaries for POM. But I’m slow out of the gate and have a lot of patience. Like starting POM in the first place, I am gradually shifting myself towards this next evolution of the site. Video included in this post is the first step, as I learn and stretch this micro-fragment of mine.
After checking in and falling in love with our room and the view, we walked around the grounds and eventually wandered into one of the lounges. Two elderly gentleman were playing music. One was on a piano and the other had a flute. The sound was relaxing and fitting the environment. We drank and ate ginger pork meatballs. We talked about our lives and time together, while reflecting on each of our unique and individual challenges.
It was the perfect evening.
In the morning I went for a walk outside with the video camera as Marianne was getting ready. There was so much to record. The hotel itself was amazing and provided ample material for the developing videographer. The trees which littered the sides of the mountains seemed like fragments of one another. Much like we are fragments of one another. There is only the concept of a tree. One tree. All trees are fragmentations of this one concept. All humans are fragmentations of the concept of a human.
Now consider the patterns which appear across all manifestations. Take the pattern of a tree without leaves as an example. The trunk, branches, limbs, and twigs follow the same pattern as found in the human nervous and circulatory system with arteries, veins, capillaries, spinal column, nerves, fibres, etc.. The leaves are the skin meant to feel, experience, and absorb.
Think on it.
All of the physical world is the evolution of material fragmentation. It started with the solid manifestation and fragmentation of the Whole from light to matter. That one ball of matter emerged from within the Absolute and began to fragment itself into further experiences. All that existed in that first manifestation is still within all of the manifested world. Mineral, plant, animal, and spirit, are all evolving together towards one ultimate moment of enlightenment and de-fragmentation.
The replication of fragmentation is as purposeful as the light penetrating the darkness from within or without. The internal and external nature of our bi-directional relationship with the Whole and one another, through the application of light and dark, is the most misunderstood concept which contributes to further human disfunction and corruption.
Pure mandates which manifest from within the Whole corrupt into the material world. The relationship of learning which takes place between the male and female characteristics is one of these corrupted forms of continued fragmentation. This corruption of the physical has penetrated into the emotional, mental, and spiritual realms with the dysfunctional relationship between man and woman.
Staring into Marianne’s eyes as we laugh and explode with light is one of the greatest gifts she has given me. Spending time together in the mountainous wilderness made me realize that I am the King Fragment of my own existence. I am accountable and responsible for all that comes into my gravitational field. Each gravitational field will either trap the light within its manifested darkness, or it will use the light it pulls in to penetrate its own darkness and empower everything within its field of influence.
We replicate fragmentation and can also replicate the nature and purpose of light. It is my choice to use the light which comes into my gravitational field to empower those who I come into contact with. It is not my purpose to trap that light in my own darkness and use its energy to empower myself while disempowering others.
The material world only becomes beautiful when we view it from the perspective of light penetrating the darkness. When it is reverse the world becomes dead and barren. It is the wastelands of the world which are wandered by the profane and lost. Like the King Arthur quest to find the Holy Grail and bring the land of his kingdom back to life, I travel with confidence upon the path of my own internal process.
The dead king of a dead land becomes lost from the light. The king who floods his kingdom and fragment with light will experience the purpose of life. Each of us are the king of our own fragment. What sort of king do you want to be? The longer it takes us to learn, the worse it will get. - JC
JC Collins can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org
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