in the chaotic whirlwind of existence,
within its patterns and dimensions,
between seven layers of separation,
weaving us through
a multitude of realities.
We, puzzling at hairline fractures,
arising from lapses of our consciousness,
exposing our humanness
agitating our frontal lobes,
levering us from our perception
into a sensory mode.
We, portal points of perception
passing from potential
to actual existence in an instant
to bear witness
to the infinite storehouses
of what loved to be known
through the senses.
Yes, this Out-breath of pure existence
beyond dimensions situated
in space and time,
clay and water,
grape and wine,
beats and rhymes
suspended in between
bap and boom,
& the kaf and the nun
of the Kun f’ya kun
the ripples of time,
We, reverberating through
physical finite mystical hindsight
– I am in the opinion of my slave –
not all apertures are set to take
in the same amount of divine light.
Melding Consciousness ©2014
Safa N. Plenty is an educator and mental health counselor. She holds a Masters of Social Work from Columbia University in Applied Generalist Practice and Programming and an undergraduate degree in interdisciplinary studies with a minor in Africana Studies. Her research interest include Sufism, Attachment to God, indigenous eschatology, particularly Native American and Somatic psychology. She is also interested in religious mysticism, mindfulness practice in Buddhism and the role of feminism and religion in cultivating a peacemaking capacity among young Muslim women. Safa is currently working to develop a faith based healthy relationships program for Mothers and daughters. She enjoys writing poetry, research, and contemplative practice in art and crafts in her free time.