the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.

8, {‘I am’,’God’}

‘The Creation of God’ — Harmonia Rosales [c. 2017]

“And the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a flame of fire out of the midst of a bush: and he looked, and, behold, the bush burned with fire, and the bush was not consumed.

And Moses said, I will now turn aside, and see this great sight, why the bush is not burnt.

And when the Lord saw that he turned aside to see, God called unto him out of the midst of the bush, and said, Moses, Moses. And he said, Here am I.”

— Exodus 3:2–4 (KJV).

A flock of ruffled feathers typically obscure my words whenever I try to elaborate on, “I am God”. And admittedly, an ad hoc intuition of the statement gripes deep. An insolent coup d’etat against the sovereign arbiter? Against the Grace that vets our tenets populating the self we aspire to? Tenets adhering to a reverence woven over generations and across cultures.

The offence warrants an early rebuttal and I empathise. It is not my intent to muddy waters that nourish hopes. I’ll try my best to tread respectfully.

I am only posing the questions: are other symmetries conserved over the syntax? what shape does the flux of semantics then take when we consider the states of its components?

“I am the egg that surrounds and nurtures the seed of the God in me.”

— Carl G. Jung

Borrowing from the cellular automaton and holobiont; consider the ‘I am’ as an instance of precepts inherent in the lattice of probabilities that contiguously render an orchestra of outcomes.

Like Jung’s alchemist decanting the ego, the ‘I am’ begets me but is not constrained to me. There exists a relativization of the ego; a transcendental apperception ensues from assimilating a neighbourhood of ecological systems.

“The one who plants trees, knowing that he will never sit in their shade, has at least started to understand the meaning of life.”

— Rabindranath Tagore

‘I am’ is more than a history of ecological units in symphony. It is a singularity threading the sum of past outcomes to the sum of potentialities. It’s an azimuth actualising a shape to existence. I presume, geometrically, not too dissimilar to the bush on mount Horeb; the ‘I am’ conserves that prime precept as recursive symmetry branching over a manifold that spans the age and potential of the universe.

“No one has my God, but my God has everyone.”

— Carl G. Jung.

Jali, also known as griots, are personified repositories of oral tradition. An archive incarnate; crystallising cultures, ancestry and events. They are essentially a west african analogue to the bard.

A momentum, resembling the capillary action that draws water across some potential, streams through these living archives stitching together a symposium of memoirs. This arrangement, in itself, preserves an elocution of the griot over generations.

An abstraction of the mosaic of Truth.

Similarly, the ‘I am’ eulogizes all the symmetries streaming through ‘me’, the objective unit. Hence, the subjective ‘I’ precipitates as a conscious observer appending my context of existence to that ‘I am’.

I believe this scales over every entity. An object exists threading many caricatures spread over a manifold of perspectives all approximating to the actual object.

Each entity logs, advances & crystallises each unique perspective. Conserving an overall aggregate of symmetries to an n-dimensional mosaic truth of the prime precept. It unravels a new dimension to René Descartes’ “I am, therefore I think”.

“Cogito ergo sum!”

— René Descartes.

An abstraction of immortality resides here, evocative of the relay baton skirting across race tracks. Its position & momentum updating from each athlete’s contribution. Or the conductors’ baton that articulates the nuance of the symphony. This is the aspect of a doctoral thesis that captivated me; the opportunity to graft my nuance on to branching lattices of scientific knowledge.

“You have the one God, and you become your one God in the innumerable number of Gods.”

— Carl G. Jung.

Accordingly, the ‘I am’ supervenes as a seat for ‘God’ to impress upon. {‘I am’, ‘God’} is thus witnessed as that active principle on Mount Horeb emanating from the dynamic between the burning bush and Moses. {‘I am’, ‘God’} references the capacity for our truth of God to articulate the will of God.

“I do not myself become the supreme meaning or the symbol, but the symbol becomes in me such that it has its substance, and I mine… But insofar as it takes place in me, and I am a part of the world, it also takes place through me in the world, and no one can hinder it.”

— Carl G. Jung.

The truth of God consolidates me; the will of God acts through me. {‘I am’, ‘God’} probably better understood as a contraction of “I am a prophet of [my] God.”




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