NOW IS THE TIME

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NOW!

Is the Time

-- for now

If everyone learned to live more in the present moment, I think we would all have a lot more fun. I mean, what’s fun about living in with the regrets of the past? At least ‘now’ is something we can control by deciding what we bring to our life. We can be happy, sad, angry, grateful, loving, fearful, etc. So, why not decide to be happy… now?

Even if we don’t dredge up the regrets we felt in the past, we’re very resourceful in creating what we didn’t feel then (but should have) by experiencing them now. In looking at the past, we can remember what happened from the perspective of our present ‘wise’ state. In doing this, we might feel much differently about our past behaviour than when we were living it. 

Our overall emotional state back then was probably quite different from where we’re at now. Then, when we were young and carefree, and perhaps a bit foolish, we might not have dwelt on our foibles like we do now when we reflect on our past indiscretions.

Unfortunately, these dubious life lessons can cause us to feel guilt, shame, regret, sadness and anger around situations events and circumstances that at the time didn't have any negative emotions for us. When this happens, it is important that we don’t judge who we are now or who we have been. If we're going to look back at our past, we should do so from a place of compassion and unconditional love. We all make mistakes… so let’s move on. And smile.

There is nothing in these past experiences that we need to fix or make better in any way. This is one of the reasons we should remain in the present moment version of ourselves since it’s the only one that matters. Undoubtedly, there will be those in our life who will try to get us to go back in time with them to relive some aspect of the past. Today’s mass media has a way of inducing guilt, shame and fear, which reflects its abysmally low level of consciousness. Don’t allow yourself to get sucked into their vortex. Just say no and turn it off.

We can help our family, friends and neighbours to be more present by holding our consciousness in the present, not the past or the future. No matter how hard they try to get us to revisit the past with them, our life is ours to live, define and create. So, let’s not allow anything from our past to determine who we are in the moment and what we're creating.

The happy future we all wish to have requires us to be present in the moment. Therefore, we must not allow our past to control any aspect of who we are now.

In previous blog posts, I have touched on the topic of time, but in this, I explore a more philosophically in-depth, non-linear understanding of the NOW.

For further reading on this topic, I would highly recommend Eckhart Tolle's best selling book THE POWER OF NOW

The following dialogue in this excerpt from Elysium’s Passage: The Summit, sums up some of the concepts of time that are espoused in the Elysium’s Passage series.

From Chapter Nine, The Summit

I sat across from Mo by the fireplace and said, ‘you know, as I was outside just now, I found myself completely lost to time as I stood there, transfixed, if not transported, by the glacier’s resplendence in the sun’s light. Maybe it’s because I haven’t been here long enough, but I’m still having difficulty understanding the concept of time.  In my current state of consciousness, these experiences seem quite different from back home.

‘Though the sun still rises and sets each day, there seems to be an uncanny elasticity to everything I experienced from sunrise to sunrise. Yes, other than the sun, I didn’t have any other external points of reference.  I have no watch, nor do I fancy one, since, under the circumstances, it would likely only confuse me more.’

‘So, specifically, what is your question?’ Mo asked.

‘I have many, but let’s start with; am I in time or is time in me? It seems the more we talk about it, the more elusive the concept becomes. I’ve tried to read everything on the subject in the past, from Augustine to physicist Paul Davis,[1] and many others. So, I think it’s about time I finally got some answers’

‘You don’t need answers,’ he said, ‘what you need is a watch that will tell you what the time is.’

‘A watch; didn’t I just tell you I don’t need a watch?’

Ignoring my comment, he got up and handed me an old watch out of his pocket that appeared to be at least a hundred years old. I opened its cover, but rather than having numbers, its face was engraved with the word NOW. 

I laughed, then said, ‘now… what?’

‘Whatever you make of it,’ he said, ‘since time is inextricably linked with the experiences of space on the continuum, whereby motion is a phenomenon that arises from within the weave.

‘Recognize that experiences of space and time could not exist independently of consciousness, which is one with Source, or as some might say, one and the same as Source.

‘So, look at this watch when you want to know what time it is. It’s difficult to explain non-linear time within the limitations of external measurements, be it with a clock or the sun. They don’t tell us much since the perception of time is too elusive and slippery to be objective. That’s because awareness of time has more to do with the perceiver rather than what’s perceived.’

‘If this is true, Mo,’ I said, ‘then everything else about reality must be subjective, as the good Bishop Berkeley seemed to infer since all perception occurs within our minds, and not outwardly as it seems.’

‘That is why time is just as impossible to define as consciousness,’ he said. ‘How can we observe consciousness with consciousness? How can we observe time with time? We can’t, just as Heisenberg so correctly indicated with his Uncertainty Principle, motion and position remain indeterminate concepts.’

‘This is the same as asking how we are to observe God,’ Eli said, ‘when it is by God that we observe. To use an analogy, that’s like trying to observe the ocean while immersed in it as a fish. To examine consciousness, qua consciousness, it would first be necessary to step out of it. But since that’s not possible, we can’t observe it without first being conscious.’

‘With this being the case,’ Mo said, ‘it seems the best humans can do is become fully aware of being conscious, at least as much as possible.’

‘From what little I know of Eastern mysticism,’ I said, ‘that sounds like what some might experience as a satori experience on earth.’[2] 

‘That might be one such approach,’ he said. ‘To implicitly know is to participate from within rather than observe from without, which is why the most science can hope to achieve is to know about phenomena, rather than comprehend its essence from without. We must first experience time from a higher or, shall we say, more inclusive holon perspective that includes the earth plane’s sidereal experience within it.’

‘Yes, but what should we call this higher order of transcendent perception?’ I asked. ‘Having an appropriate word is necessary for philosophers, but I can’t think of any name that might be meaningful.’

‘The problem is,’ Eli said, ‘you’re still searching for a universal template within the dimensional constructs of the earth plane, but there isn’t any specific word in English or any other language that can accurately describe the conscious substratum upon which time rests.’

‘Substratum?’ I asked. ‘What’s that?’

‘The essence of time’s underlying substratum,’ Mo said, ‘may be understood as an amalgam of receptivity, conductivity and frequency. Understanding this from a linear perspective might be confusing, so I’ll hold off explaining the intricate dynamics until you’re more accustomed to living in this dimension. Although, I don’t have a name for this.’

‘Then maybe we should make one up.’

‘Use whatever word you wish,’ he said, ‘but what’s wrong with NOW, at least until you advance towards a more enlightened zone of perception.’

‘Now might be fine for mystics,’ I said, ‘but why can’t you suggest something that’s from, as you say, a more enlightened zone of perception?’

‘I have an idea.’ Eli said. ‘For now (notice my wordplay, if you will), try using the word orthos.[3] It might give you something to hang your hat as you move past the old 3D matrix that has you confused.’

‘I’m not confused,’ I said, ‘just a bit disoriented at times.’

‘Disoriented or not,’ Mo said, ‘that’s understandable since all experiences of space and time are from what’s beyond the limitations of linear sequences. That’s why intuition is always your best bet rather than trying to intellectually grasp space and time as separate and independent phenomena within the conscious octave they are perceived.

‘Though you are now experiencing time, space and motion in a more rarified field of reality, you still understand these experiences much as you did before your arrival here. Just relax and continue to appreciate this more pliable state of awareness as you let it flow. Wouldn’t you say, even on the earth plane, your experiences become most meaningfully when they have less to do with the quantitative measurement of years than the qualitative content of each day?’

‘That much I understand; quality always trumps quantity with whatever you are experiencing,’ I said. ‘Especially with sex, but that’s always best when experienced with a goodly measure of quantity too.’

‘Well, I’m sure you would know,’ Eli said as he threw a few more logs on the fire.

Ignoring our diversion, Mo continued, saying, ‘this is why time, though it may be quantitatively measured, can no longer be qualitatively intuited other than as an experience in relation to something or someone else. It’s the reason why time can never be experienced as something existing without reference to something else. Though time might be represented by an abstract equation written on a classroom board, still, it’s not time.

‘Mathematical formulations on earth are not based on subjective impressions, yet time’s relationship with space often remains understood within the limited parameters of three dimensions. As we’ve said, this relativity becomes more obvious when the classical understanding of E=MC2 is recontextualized by new quantum experiments. Obviously, things move a lot faster than the speed of light when you’re outside the material third dimension frequency, and there is no moving, just repositioning.’  

[1] Confessions, by St. Augustine and About Time: Einstein's Unfinished Revolution, by Physicist Paul Davis
[2] Satori is said to be unexplainable, indescribable, and unintelligible by reason and logic.
[3] At times they used the word orthos to express how time, space and motion are experienced in higher dimensions. This term came from a truly profound book Mo gave me to read called The Unobstructed Universe. It was written in 1940 by Steward Edward White, who was, ironically, a professional naturalist. The content was based on messages the author received from his wife, Betty, who was able to transmit these to him shortly after her departure. To describe the concept of time as she experienced it, she would often use the Latin word orthos, from the antecedent Greek word orthosis, meaning straight, straighten or true.’

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Elysium's Passage a series of seven narrations regarding a young British philosopher named James Phillips, who finds himself living in an altered state of reality while still remaining on earth.  

After experiencing a near-fatal fall while climbing to the summit of a remote mountain in the Andes, James awakens in a new dimension. He soon encounters two mysterious beings who provide him with a very different perspective on the nature of his existence. Over the next year, before his body recovers from the coma, he is challenged to re-examine his understanding of life’s meaning and purpose far beyond anything he previously believed or could believe.

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