The Problem of Fragmentation (FREEPOM) April 12, 2016 JC Collins
By JC Collins
The Whole of the World is fragmented.
The problem of fragmentation is worth further consideration. The terms separate and division could also be used interchangeably with fragmentation as both would be considered the effect, or consequence, of fragmentation. For the purpose of this discussion we will focus on the root cause – fragmentation.
In understanding fragmentation we begin to glimpse the endless expanse of Wholeness. This Wholeness is fragmented into infinite shards of limited possibility. Using the term infinity will bring to mind the outer expanse of the universe. But this need not be so.
Instead of viewing infinity as the expanding boundaries of an unknown universe, think of it as the ever increasing number of shards which represent human perception. Imagine the physical Whole as a sheet of mirror. This mirror represents the material world and is meant to act as a reflection of the unphysical Whole.
no infinity because the mirror is full and serves its purpose as a point of reflection of Wholeness. There is no time. Separateness and division do not exist. Things do not exist because there is no separateness and division. It all just is as it was meant to be.
Now imagine the mirror being shattered but remaining intact. Lines of fragmentation grow and spread throughout the Wholeness. From the moment it begins this process never ends. At first there were a thousand shards. A thousand shards became ten thousand shards. Ten thousand shards became one hundred thousand shards. One hundred thousand shards became one million shards.
This is infinity as the human mind experiences it. Time was created to measure the growth of this infinity.
It is the ever increasing number of fragmented shards which seek individuality and promote separateness and division. Each fragment demands the existence of self-realization and comes to see itself as a Whole unto other fragments.
It is expected that each fragment still represents the unlimited potential of the Whole. But that potential is now limited as each fragment further defines itself as separate.
The reflection between spirit and matter is now broken. There is a lack of alignment and the reflection is scattered in unrecognizable flashes of separate consciousness.
A shard begins to experience the Wholeness through these other fragments. It is a false Wholeness. This anti-Wholeness stands in opposition to the one Wholeness. Infinite cannot apply to the Wholeness as there can be only one Wholeness. Infinity can only apply when the wholeness is shattered into a never-ending process of fragmentation.
The more each fragment searches for meaning in other fragments the more fragments will be found. Searching through what is called the universe will only lead to the discovery of more and more fragments. This is a journey inward though broken Wholeness, not an outward journey through infinite.
The misalignment between spirit and matter may not even be real. The illusion of fragmentation, being manifested as separateness and division, represents the challenge of putting back together the egg which fell off the wall.
As such, if infinity represents fragmentation, and each fragment considers itself a Whole unto itself, than it is worth considering that each fragment can only knowingly seek further fragmentation outside of itself – never realizing that there is a process of unconscious fragmentation taking place within itself as well.
Under this guise fragmentation ends with our own selfish existence. Once anti-Wholeness is collected within the false oneness of self, man no longer consciously seeks further self-fragmentation, for he has become the anti-Whole. Fragmentation for the purpose of separating from the Whole is accepted. Fragmentation within the false sense of self is not accepted.
The world of matter, which was meant to be a physical reflection of the Whole, is now perceived as an endless expanse of fragmentation. Things are everywhere. A field of wheat is a great example of this abstract consideration. Each stalk of wheat represents the same thing. The division and separateness between each is only the manifestation of fragmentation – the anti-Wholeness. Like the Whole is the Whole, wheat is wheat. There is only one wheat. There is only one Whole.
But each category Whole also represents the anti-Whole of the Whole.
Fragmentation is a world of many things. Like wheat, there are trees, rocks, minerals, atoms, and Man, each standing as a separate representation of the Whole of their parts. Each the anti-Wholeness of its Whole. Like the wheat in the field, all things in the world of matter are separate representations of the one Whole, including man himself. This is why man is part mineral, plant, and animal.
Wealth and resources also act as forms of fragmentation. As an example, money is divided down into its lowest possible valuation. A one hundred dollar bill becomes ten, the ten becomes a five, a five becomes a one, and the one dollar bill is further fragmented down into cents. Each human fragment wants it share of fragmented wealth.
The world stands divided.
Everywhere we look there is separateness through fragmentation. The whole of humanity is fragmented into races. These races have consolidated around ideological fragments of nations and religious fragments which attempt to define the Whole through further fragmentation.
Within nations man further divides himself around political parties. The left and right squabble never realizing that left and right hold the connotation of being part of the same thing.
Religion, already a fragmentation, further divides itself through different methods of worship, such as Christianity, Islam, Judaism, and Hinduism. Each of these fragments will divide even further into separate denominations and structures.
Fragmentation is everywhere and represents the theology of anti-Wholeness. This separateness and division creates conflict. Where there is fragmentation there is conflict. Man grinds against man as nation grinds against nation.
But we consolidate blame for conflict and division by creating further fragmentation. We convince ourselves that the problems of the world are the fault of others. Others represent fragmentation.
There will always be a form of anti-Wholeness. But the process of fragmentation can be reversed and a better alignment between the Whole and its reflection should be imagined. Spirit and matter dance with one another. With each step and spin they draw closer together. This dance represents the ultimate expression of evolution. Spirit and matter are working towards the union of Wholeness.
Spirit and matter are attempting to evolve together in order to overcome anti-Wholeness.
The Whole of the world is fragmented. – JC