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Timelessness / The Eternal Now
Until you have clearly felt the freedom of your spirit, it is hard to conceive of the ways in which time could be said to limit and separate us. To spirit there is not an unalterable past or an unseeable future through which it can experience itself as being separate from the events that form its experience. It cannot imagine the past and future as something it cannot directly perceive in ‘the-Now’, and yet we each accept this separation from the events of our lives as “just how it is”.
spirit exists within a timeless state where ‘timing’ is simply a marker point for an event—an event that is always available to be perceived (like a book in a library). In not experiencing the past and the future as a limit—in how they separate us from the events of our life—spirit has a radically different experience of time. Although this is generally described as existing outside of time, our spirit can also be thought of as existing within the experience of ALL time. In not being contained by the illusion of time, it can perceive across time. Therefore, while we exist within the containment of time, our spirit knows time as a quality of existence it is free to traverse and perceive.
Because our spirit can—whenever it chooses—experience ANY time, it is said to exist in the eternal Now moment. This is equivalent to being able to read every book in a library at once, instead of one at a time. You could therefore imagine your spirit’s infinite nature as stemming from its ability to choose each of your personal now moments from the infinity of ALL potential now moments. You then experience these moments in a linear sequence (which we call “linear-time”), instead of all together in the eternal Now (which can be thought of as an infinite library of all possible events).
By learning to feel your spirit you will come to feel humanity as a shared, collective level of consciousness. Everything you create and release into the world is only ever the seed of something that will continue to grow through the perception of other people. Everything evolves within linear-time.
We are all here to create an experience not just as individuals, but as a collective. Within any shared event do your best to appreciate what everyone brings to the table because you realize how each of our unique states of perception contribute to our collective experience.
Freedom In Time
reality is not a race to achieve or create something. There is no ticking cosmic clock, except that which you create to measure and judge your rate of evolution against. To feel under any time pressure is a form of giving away your power. To believe you are fighting against the clock is to live in fear that you may not arrive ‘in time’.
realize there is no ‘in time’ to arrive in. You can arrive at any time or you can arrive from outside of time. You will arrive when you arrive and when you arrive will be perfect. To arrive, and then anxiously check the clock, is to knock yourself out of the present moment into a state of self-judgment.
know that, through awakening to your spirit, you can become a master of time and you can even create extra time when you need it. In any moment, feeling yourself to be against time will instantly take you into a reality where you are facing an opponent—against whom you will either win or lose. Let go of this concept of time and you can only win. You are free to enjoy the jeopardy created by competitively racing, but do so with the understanding that if it starts to cause you worry or pain, then you can stop and take your time.
being open to change is no more about being open to large amounts of change than it is about being open to small amounts. The dream in your heart is not about achieving some level of quantity (quantity is part of the illusion of competition). When it comes to following your heart, the finest adjustments to your course are potentially as powerful as the largest shifts. Sometimes, a giant leap will bring you into the greatest appreciation of the interconnectedness of life, when at other times, just a small adjustment will unleash the greatest freedom.
You are not in competition with any other being, for you are all beings. Any concept of being in a race is an idea created by you to be against yourself. The feeling of jeopardy that arises from competition may well be desirable in the moment. However, know that if ever the rush of adrenaline turns to fear, you have the power to let it go. Appreciate the perfection of the present moment and know the next moment will be perfect whenever you arrive at it. transcend the boundaries of time by allowing time.
The Mastery of Time
As you awaken to a wider state of existence of your spirit, you will come to realize you have predominantly experienced time to be an external, immutable quality over which you have no power—the scientific view—because that is how we—as spirit wishing to experience human form—intended to experience it (due to how it helps form a deep level of individuality through separation). However, it is possible to transform your beliefs about time such that you have a relationship with it that is far more empowering.
We have used the experience of time to shape our experience of the human self. However, you can alter your relationship with time such that you are its master—rather than its prisoner. The initial face of this is the realization that the feeling of urgency is a translation of a fear-based belief in jeopardy (with the limits—usually interpreted negatively—and resultant focus—usually interpreted positively—of which you have been choosing to experience).
The sense of being in a race against time has always been a powerful experience within life. We often use a sense of urgency to help us get things done. There are also positive reflections in certain games we play where it is enjoyable to compete not only with each other, but also against the clock—seeking to beat our personal best time. Along with these positive reflections, there are many experiences where a sense of feeling rushed is felt as both stressful and detrimental.
To be a master of time is not about letting go of the sense of time pressure completely. It is to seek to be conscious of whenever that pressure is affecting you negatively. Therefore do not seek to never feel time pressure, but seek to be fully conscious of all aspects of your relationship with time.
one way to begin this is to observe how easy you find it to stop and relax for an extended period. This will make you conscious of any anxieties around time that you may still be carrying as they tend to come to the surface whenever we do not feel we are being productive. Use this technique to reveal if there is a deeper level of ‘chase’ within you.
Time as the Unfolding of Self
“I choose to experience time in a more open and fluid way.”
Each moment you awaken to is a further unfolding of All-That-You-Are. This is to perceive the passage of time as an reflection of your own becoming. In seeing this, know that it is impossible to go backwards, as you are only ever experiencing more and more life—which is to say, more and more reflections of yourself. The unfolding of the future is your own unfolding. Time is not something separate / outside of you, within which you exist—time is something you create to help you describe to yourself the never-ending unfolding and awakening of your being.
The objective measurement of time is only one way of perceiving it. Allow yourself to experience time in other ways. To describe time as a series of seconds and minutes is to describe a beautiful landscape as acreage. To understand that there is a way in which you create your own time, is to realize that although there is a fixed quality to external time—which is determined by physical devices—there is also an equally powerful psychological inner experience of time.
This experience of psychological time is most acutely felt when comparing the experiences of when you embrace change—and life flows easily—versus when you resist change—and each hour feels like an ordeal. A person in the flow of life will therefore experience far less psychological time within a given hour—as determined externally—than a person in struggle. Through the allowance of your openness to change, you are the one who determines the rate at which you experience time inwardly.
time is that which allows the experience of becoming. To realize that time is but a tool—used by consciousness in the creation of its experience—is to take power over the rate of your own unfolding. Every person runs at their own speed. What one person may experience in a day may take another person a month. To experience something at different speeds is to experience it with a different result. Faster is not better than slower—it is just different.
Whether a person lives for days or years, at the end of their life they will have lived for a lifetime and experienced all that they wanted to experience in that form. Time is a quality of manifestation—not a framework into which manifestation must fit.
The scientific view of time accurately describes the way in which we can experience linear-time as external, objective, and independent of us. For example, if two people meet at a set time and location, start their stop watches and agree to meet 24 hours later, their stop watches will still be synchronized when they meet again, even if they had vastly different psychological experiences. However, the stop watches only measure the amount of physical time that has passe. They do not measure how much psychological time—which is the feeling of time—that has been experienced. For example, a person who became lost in a creative project for the day would have felt the time fly by, whereas a person who struggled with a crisis would have felt as though several days passed because they were so exhausted.
The fact that we see physical time as ‘real’ and psychological time as a vague concept with little value, is because we have chosen to organize our existence around physical time (because it is extremely helpful for synchronizing outward events). However, this focus upon the objective experience of physical time does not need to preclude us from exploring the subjective experience of time.
For example, when it comes to death through the body wearing out, psychological time is a better predictor of lifespan than physical time. A person who lives within reality as a beautiful dream with days flying by, will live longer than a similar physical body experiencing a drama-filled life filled where each day feels like climbing a mountain. If these two people were to meet each day their stop watches would perfectly match. Yet, if aging was measured by how worn out the body was—instead of its physical age—one will have clearly aged faster than the other.
physical time is as science describes—it is what time is when you measure it with physical devices. However, as you awaken, you will come to recognize the equal value between internal subjective experiences of consciousness and objective experiences perceived as external. To become a master of time has nothing to do with manipulating stop watches. It is about understanding consciousness as the creator of our experience of time (and all the qualities which we experience in relation to time, such as feeling rushed).