Malcolm wrote: ↑
Sat Jan 05, 2019 4:57 pm
Time in reality is an illusion; both before and after death. The word afterlife is essentially an oxymoron. The term “afterlife” suggests that your life comes to an end at your death, but nothing could be further from the truth. The illusion of time suggests that we are moving in a linear fashion from birth to death, but after death, time doesn’t continue to move in a straight line from earth to heaven.
When we die we are set free from the illusion of time. Time and space are figments of the human imagination and don’t exist in ultimate reality, neither before death nor after it. The afterlife has been designed by cosmic intelligence to gradually replace our perception of time with a sense of timelessness. After death the boundaries of space start stretching out to infinity. Constructing an orderly chronological sequence of the actual events of my experience was difficult for me to achieve, because on the other side there was no such thing as linear time, instead time became purely subjective.
Time and space don't exist in reality, but multiple possibilities do exist for us at all times. Everything is happening simultaneously, yet it’s possible to experience events as if they are happening in isolation. All things are there before we see them and every possibility exists right now. A number of possible future outcomes are always at play; it’s simply a matter of what you choose to look at.
You may think that this quantum physics stuff is all very good in theory, but stop and think about it for a minute. The only reason time exists for you is because your mind has a memory. Without a memory, you would not be able to perceive events happening in sequence. If you didn't have a memory, each new experience would erase the last, and so, it would seem as if the old never happened. There would only be now, which is all there ever is, ever was, and ever will be. The only reason before and after exists for us is because of our ability to memorize events sequentially. We experience time because we have a memory that is capable of placing our perceptions in a chronological order, but that does not mean before and after exist out there in a finite time line. Before and after can only exist within your mind, not outside of it.
Amazingly, we all knew all of this before we incarnated into the physical world with an induced sense of amnesia. The concept of time is merely a figment of the human imagination. Time and space are elements of mental relativity. All of your experiences in life are created by your perspective or what you choose to look at, or which way you choose to move through the space/time continuum.
Time is just a construct that creates the illusion of events occurring sequentially, but in reality everything is happening simultaneously. The past and future are happening now, not before or after. And it’s all happening right where you are, not somewhere else. Everything is really happening all at once, but, things seem to happen in sequence.
Time is a constant, not a movement. Time never moves. It is us who are moving, not time. Now that I understand this, I live my life more peacefully within the illusion, where I along with seven billion others experience time as a movement or a flow, rather than a constant. And because time has no movement, the only moment is now. Now is the only moment there ever was and it is the only moment there will ever be. Linear time is simply a reflection of how we perceive change.
If you boarded a rocket and flew far enough fast enough, you could swing back around towards the earth and actually watch yourself taking off. Our scientists have already proved this, which clearly demonstrates that time is not a movement, but a field through which we are all moving, in our particular case on planet earth. If you somehow developed a way to propel yourself even faster, you could return to earth before you even took off. If you somehow found a way to go even faster than that, if enough propulsion was somehow available to you, upon returning to earth you may have aged a year or two, while your friends on earth may have aged 10 or even 20. The further you go, the more you would warp the space/time continuum and the less likelihood of finding your friends alive when you returned. Say you came across a fold in the fabric of space or the thing that our scientists have called a black hole, then you would suddenly be propelled across space, flinging you back in time.
Time is simply mankind’s way of quantifying eternity. We have divided timelessness into increments, large and small, all constructed by our imaginations. We have made up the rules of time as we have deemed appropriate, by chopping eternity up into bits and pieces to create years, days, hours, minutes and seconds.
And how exactly have we created the concept of time? We started creating the illusion a long time ago when we decided that a day is the time it takes for our planet to make one complete revolution on its axis. And how did we know that the earth made such a spin? We chose the brightest object in the sky as a reference point and concluded that it takes a day for any particular portion of the earth to face it, turn away from it and face it again. Later on we divided a day into 24 units, which we called hours. We could just have easily divided a day into 14, 26, 38, 46 or even 52 units, but for some reason we decided on 24. I have no idea why we settled on the number 24. Let me know if you do. Later we divided each hour into 60 smaller units, which we called minutes. After that we divided each minute into 60 even smaller units, which we called seconds.
We also noticed that the earth was not only spinning on its axis but it was flying through space as well. We saw that it was moving around the sun, and calculated that it took 365 revolutions on its axis for the earth to revolve around the sun. This number of earth spins we called a year, which we then divided up into 12 months because that was the number of lunar cycles we observed our moon completing in a year. But we couldn’t find a way to divide 365 days into 12 months evenly, so we decided to fix the problem by simply adjusting the number of days in each month. By reconciling three celestial events - revolutions of the earth around the sun, spins of the earth on its axis and cycles of the moon - we have created the concept of time. But this system created a problem because our earlier inventions kept creating a build-up of time, which we didn’t quite know how to fix. So we just invented something out of the blue to solve the dilemma by deciding that every so often, one year would have a whole day more than the others, which we called a leap year. Along the way we have also bundled years into periods of decades and centuries and millennia. Interestingly with these, we have divided into metric units of 10, not 12 or 24 or 60.
What we have been doing all along is merely devising a way to count the movement of the earth through space. Over the centuries we have constructed the concept of time, which clearly demonstrates that time is simply a figment of the human imagination. It's not time that's passing, but it is us who are passing through and moving around in a static field, which we call space. Our scientists now understand this connection and have concluded that time is nothing more than a mental construction. Time is a relational concept because it is relative to the distance between objects.
The universe is expanding at the rate of speed we cannot imagine. Therefore, it takes longer for the earth to revolve around the sun today than it did 1000 years ago. Our sophisticated timing instruments now record this time discrepancy and every year clocks around the world are adjusted to accommodate a universe that refuses to sit still. This reconciliation system we have called Greenwich Mean Time.
Time does not exist except as a construction of mentality. Yesterday and tomorrow are figments of the human imagination but are non-existent in ultimate reality. Everything that has ever happened, as well as everything that is ever going to happen, is all happening now. The ability to observe a thing depends on your point of view. And while you are centred in the world of souls, you can see all of it, all the time, right where you are.
Time exists vertically, not horizontally. Time is not a line that runs from birth to death for each individual. It doesn’t start at some finite point and end at another finite point. Time is an up and down thing, not a left to right thing. Imagine the moments of time as sheets of paper, stacked on top of one another on a paper spike. Each sheet of paper represents a moment in time. The piece of paper that you are on represents your experience in the eternal moment of now. The paper never moves anywhere. All the moments in time are ever present. The time it is for you merely dependent on which piece of paper you are on; your place in space.
We created the illusion of time, then quantum physics arrived on the scene and shattered the illusion. Along came Einstein, Bohr and the like, saying, “God didn’t just roll out the universe minute-by-minute, inch-by-inch.” Einstein declared that time is relative, meaning it has no absolute value, and that the very idea of space-time is a wrong idea. According to Einstein, time and space are conditional, and if you see yourself bound in them, you lose touch with reality and buy into fiction. Time and space do not exist but are merely products of our five senses. Linear time is superficial, along with everything happening in it.
Thanks largely to Einstein and co, a timeless field of constant transformation replaced the old linear model. The idea of time expanding and contracting has allowed for more accurate calculations of various phenomena by our physicists. But these calculations say nothing about the practicality of time measured on a watch. A watch doesn’t lie about how much time has elapsed out there. But subjective time is a totally different thing to linear time. After death, time becomes subjective. Subjective time exists inside of you, not out there like linear time. Subjective time is the mirror that reflects your state of being. Much depends on your attitude. When you are bored, time hangs heavily. When you are excited, time seems to fly. When you’re in love, time stands still.