Breakaway Ruminations #2 – What Is Imagination?


Zy Marquiez
January 16, 2017

“Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; Truth isn’t.”
– Mark Twain, Following The Equator: A Journey Around The World

” The universe is waiting for imagination for revolutionize it down to its core.”
–  Jon Rappaport, [ |]

“Imagination should be used, not to escape reality, but to create it.”
– Collin Wilson

What is imagination?

Can imagination be described?  Can one adjective really suffice?

Is imagination a breathtaking landscape?  Is it an imposing mountain suffused with roaring streams and picturesque and vibrant scenery?

Is imagination a walk on the beach with a lover, while experiencing the warmth of the sun caressing your skin while the timeless moment freezes in time?

Is imagination a dream beyond a dream, to be taken to utmost extremes?

Is imagination, like venturing into uncharted territory, an endless voyage into the unknown?

Is imagination like sailing the timeless ocean from horizon to horizon, to make berth everywhere, nowhere, and cast anchor on the port of your dreams?

How can someone put a description on a concept so boundless that it is wholly infinite?

None of the above explanations comes even close to defining imagination in its totality.

Such a thought-form…stretches the imagination, doesn’t it?

And yet, imagination is, was, and always will be.

Like a book that never ends, imagination shows us that each new page in the book of our lives we willingly turn to experience is an astounding adventure unleashed, written by each and every one of us.  And the more creative we are, the more interesting our lives become.

In life, the individuals who are most successful have laid the foundations for their actions well in advance of the actual moment of the challenge – they have imagined it.

Those who use imagination efficiently employ this as their greatest strength because they accumulate great personal force and make themselves grow ceaselessly.  Then, when it comes time to act, the power of their imagination is so overwhelming solutions abound in myriad ways.  In the grand scheme of life, they have chosen to breakaway and become more than those who do not employ imagination in its totality.

Individuals that use imagination are simply the embodiment of a living art in full swing.

Such individuals do not try, they simply are.

25 Quotes About The Power Of Imagination

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Jon Rappoport
January 9, 2017

I wrote these notes after releasing my second collection, Exit From The Matrix. This collection contains over 50 imagination exercises designed to increase an individual’s creative power:

“Consciousness wants to create new consciousness, and it can. Imagination is how it does it. If there were some ultimate state of consciousness, imagination would always be able to play another card and take it further.”

“If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, we’ve flattered reality enough. It doesn’t need any more. Reality needs a massive injection of imagination.”

“Imagination can be used to invent a better shade of nail polish or a universe. In a society devoted to nail polish, imagination is not to blame.”

“Imagination has extraordinary equanimity. It is just as happy to entertain and embody two conflicting realities as it is to spool out one uniform reality.”

“You can create the same thing over and over, and eventually you’ll be about as alive as a table. Inject imagination into the mix, and everything suddenly changes. You can go anywhere you want to. You can build worlds.”

“The lowest common denominator of consensus implies an absence of imagination. Everyone agrees; everyone is bored; everyone is obedient. On the opposite end of the spectrum, there are massive floods of unique individual creation, and that sought-after thing called abundance is as natural as the sun rising in the morning.”

“Sitting around in a cosmic bus station waiting for reality is what reality is. Everything else is imagination.”

“There are those who believe life is a museum. You walk through the rooms, find one painting, stroll into it and take up permanent residence. But the museum is endless. And if you were a painter, you’d never decide to live inside one of your canvases forever. You’d keep on painting.”

“Traveling to places one has never seen is far different from creating something that never existed before.”

“The relentless and obsessive search for all those things on which we can agree is a confession of bankruptcy. Instead, build one new thing.”

“We re-learn to live through and by imagination, and then we enter and invent new space and time. But space and time aren’t the superior forces. They operate and come into being at the tap of imagination.”

“With imagination, one can solve a problem. More importantly, one can skip ahead of the problem and render it null and void.”

“You can enter imagination as if were an infinitely fluid medium, or you can give it sharp lines and edges. You can balance left and right, or you can tilt it eighty degrees to the right. You can do anything you want to. You can put a million pink quarks in a bowl and turn the bowl upside down in the sky. It’s Tuesday or it’s Thursday. It’s raining. The sun is out. It’s raining and the sun is out.”

“There are a billion murals on a billion walls, and the person chooses one and falls down before it and devotes himself to it. He spends a thousand years trying to decipher it. So be it. Eventually, he’ll wind his way out of the labyrinth. Then he’ll enter another labyrinth and undergo the same process. He’ll do this on and on and on, and finally he’ll see that he can imagine his own labyrinth. So he does. He invents many labyrinths. Then one day, it’ll occur to him that he can imagine whatever he wants to. It doesn’t have to be labyrinth.”

“What feeds back to you from the product of your imagination is far less important than the fact that you imagined it. People love to ensnare themselves in what they have imagined. They try to inject meaning into it, so much meaning that they become tied up in useless interpretations. They are the ‘product people’. Dreams, paintings, collections of ideas and thoughts—they are obsessed with what they have invented. Just look at what you’ve created it, enjoy it, revel in it, and go on to create something else. This is the path.”

“You can imagine a cosmos that is a forgery of, and a substitute for, the individual. In fact, historically, people have done that on a continuous basis. It’s called organized religion.”

“Imagination isn’t a system. It might invent systems, but it is non-material. It’s a capacity. It feels no compulsion to imitate reality. It makes realities. Its scope is limited only by a person’s imagining of…

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Jon Rappoport

The author of three explosive collections, THE MATRIX REVEALED, EXIT FROM THE MATRIX, and POWER OUTSIDE THE MATRIX, Jon was a candidate for a US Congressional seat in the 29th District of California. He maintains a consulting practice for private clients, the purpose of which is the expansion of personal creative power. Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, he has worked as an investigative reporter for 30 years, writing articles on politics, medicine, and health for CBS Healthwatch, LA Weekly, Spin Magazine, Stern, and other newspapers and magazines in the US and Europe. Jon has delivered lectures and seminars on global politics, health, logic, and creative power to audiences around the world. You can sign up for his free emails at or OutsideTheRealityMachine.


Why WordPress Is Appreciated So Much By Me

Zy Marquiez
July 10, 2016

“Creativity is the greatest rebellion in existence.”
– Osho

“Almost always, the creative dedicated minority has made the world better.”
– Martin Luther King

As someone who appreciates conscious creative potential in many forms, WordPress is a breath of fresh air.

The countless ways in which people choose to express their creative consciousness is beyond volumous.

From photography, to painting, short stories, poetry, fashion, and more, WordPress has become a cornerstone of artists of all styles.

When seeing the sundry set of individuals which carry out their creativity, it helps drive me innumerable ways.  Bearing witness to all the fascinating creations people have put forth is quite remarkable.

In a way, the tidal wave of creativity that is being expressed has made it harder for individuals to congeal/conform and made it simpler for creativity to expand into uncharted territory.  This has helped foster an environment of community, participation and unfettered learning in myriad ways.  The great part is, it doesn’t stop there.

The actions each and every individual takes sharing their creative potential, like a growing wave heading towards the shore, increases with every new step individuals take.  Momentum has built, and built, and finally a sizeable wave has emerged with the signatures of all who’ve contributed to its growing potential.  The intriguing part is that, this wave can still grow larger.  That’s because the creative potential individuals possess has no limit.

People of all types and ages are serving up cosmic dishes of creativity that are inspiring people like myself, and many others.  This is intriguing to watch, and am very appreciate of people’s choice to contribute something they feel ought to be shared with the world.

Be it on wordpress, or in everyday  life, support of others who are contributing something positive to your life, or within your sphere is vital.

If there are people helping you thrive, or driving you to action and empowering you to empower yourself in the process, regardless if its within the realm of arts or not, let them know.  It’s the least we can do.

To all who are the fuel to my firestorm, many unending thanks.  You’ve helped drive me, and many others to strive for what each of our passions might be.  That’s invaluable.

Without you, not only would this world be far less creative, but also less fascinating.

And who would want a world like that?

The Locus Of Victory

The Locus of Victory

Lying in the wake of Perfection’s Destruction,
The remnants burn forth spawning blemished flames

Flames of disarray; impure to the kernel
They mold tainted dreams of Perfection’s demise

Vulgar, these dreams – they haunt me nightly
Cunning and swift, they scar my ghosts
Echoing hellish rapture that vexes my soul

Broken serenades caress passion’s skin
Taunting elation to follow this life
Unscaved, passion, wanders now confused
Spiraling out of control within broken seams

The Locus of Victory is within my grasp,
As well as Defeat in this magnificent scheme

Twisted perfection; one endless dream
Vanished forever, until it’s resurrection

By: Zy Marquiez
March 12, 2016
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A Sealed Memory: Cat-10 Hurricane

A Sealed Memory: Cat-10 Hurricane

Contact – elation
Pure dynamite
Electricity ensues
Rapturous delight

Waves of thunder
Envelop ceaselessly
Capturing constellations
A wondrous rhapsody

Searching this sanctum
Seeking affection
A heavenly mirror
An exaltive reflection

A tornado of fire
Wrecking common sense
Infuses this adventure
That’s amorously dense

Longing for meaning
Imaginations take flight
A torture of ardor
Never felt so right

Amore – a storm
A Cat-10 Hurricane
A relentless tsunami
Love’s vortex domain

A sealed memory
Never to vanquish
Cherished forever
Impossible to relinquish

Written in passion
A story of chance
Read physically
A most tempting dance

Unlocking thence
Breathing out bliss
Who would have thought
Such a dream could exist

By: Zy Marquiez
March 8, 2016

Passions Allure


Passions Allure

Our passion…A kiss…
The world turns to bliss…
Perfection within reach
Our Haven we breach

Engaging in art
The oldest human art
The heavens part
Our issues all depart

We stand, merged
Within passions submerged
Lost – forever
Our spirits, together
Our souls, united
Whole – ignited
We really can’t fight it
And even all night it

She, shines bright
Me, am sparkless
She, is my light
Me, her darkness

We intertwined
To the moment consigned
She’s burning for ying
Am yearning for yang
Passions allure
In the most blissful tour

She is my lightning
Me, her thunder
Is it love? Frightening…
We rest, in wonder…

Seeping into the night…
Consciousness travels …
Imaginations take flight…
One possibility unravels…

By: Zy Marquiez
February 18, 2016

Spiritual Fluoresce


Spiritual Fluoresce

That gorgeous smile that glistens from her eyes
Is ever glowing enchantment of Love’s mastery
Exquisitely woven causing passion to comprise
Grasping the essence of my being very tenderly

With striking precision I am engulfed in her bliss
Sent deliriously to bask in her tranquil noblesse
A more heavenly place could never really exist
Since Heaven itself lies in her spiritual fluoresce

Romantically alluring is the smile that she bares
Enveloping me in splashing tides of her essence
The instant I met her God answered my prayers
Leaving me then to sail within her luminescence

Spinning through spirals of her flourishing grace
Leaves me fervently thinking of her idyllic heart
The rapture she creates one could never replace
For it is so incredibly pure from you it won’t part

Gazing within blares a deep spectrum of rapture
Of the true Love that resides right inside her soul
That delight she brings if you do in fact capture
Will complete your being by making you whole

By: Zy Marquiez