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Letting Go of Linear Reality: Time is Just a Persistent Illusion

Posted by on Jan 1, 2014

The End of Linear Time

The End of Linear Time

As we ascend from a purely material existence into one in which we embody more light, it gets exceedingly difficult to live within the misconceived prison of linear time. For many of us the theory of ‘no-time,’ also defined by quantum physicists as 4th Dimensional Time/Space, is very real, and starting to bleed through into our daily experiences.  While Newtonian science gave us ways to get to a date on time, or mark an anniversary or birthday, it also propped up an illusion that is beginning to shatter for many people during this ‘time’ on our planet.

Scientists once interpreted Einstein’s theories about time in a particular manner, but the newer theory is that time doesn’t exist at all. Even multiple dimensions are just constructs that consciousness utilizes to try to grasp the infinite. In a physical or material world (Newtonian construct), we measure everything – days, weeks, weight, size, minutes, volumes, etc. with numbers.

There is No 4th Dimension

Just a few years ago, scientists at the Scientific Research Center Bistra in Ptuj, Slovenia, came up with a theory, which greatly differs from our current understanding of time and space. They argue that time was never the 4th dimension.  These scientists claim that time is just a numerical measure denoting the order of change. Even Einstein believed that time was the 4th dimension.

One of the primary arguments in the new proposal is that time has absolutely no primary physical existence. It is, in fact, simply a mathematical value, that we use to measure the frequency and speed of an object.

In this respect, using t as the value of a X-axis on a graph is incorrect, since we cannot measure time itself. The idea is expanded on in two research papers, one of which was published in the journal Physics Essays. The other will appear in an upcoming issue of the same magazine.

The proposal basically calls for a paradigm shift in this area of research. The studies argue experts should regard spacetime as having four dimensions of space. The main implication of this is that the Universe is truly timeless.

Time is Just Dreamed Up By the Experiencer

In this model, even material phenomenon make more sense including gravity, electrostatic interaction, and information transfer. Many say, it even makes Planck’s Law, dreamed up by one of the pioneers of quantum science, more salient. (Time is just an experiential reality dreamed up by the experiencer.) Time doesn’t, therefore, speed up or slow down as it seems to us, that is just our experience. When we are having fun, time speeds up, and when we are bored out of our minds, time tends to creep interminably.

So how do we use this information to our advantage since time seems to be getting more malleable every day, anyhow?

“Yoga is the cessation of the movements of the mind. Then there is abiding in the Seer’s own form.”  ~ Patanjali from the Yoga Sutras

When it feels like you don’t have enough time – realize that this is an illusion. It is a hat trick perpetuated by those who uphold our current collective reality because it serves their purposes. If you really had infinite time, then what would you do with it? You certainly wouldn’t spend it fussing over little things of no importance or not living your life’s purpose. Ironically, having endless time, means you would pursue your dreams and have more fun.

None of the Hundreds of Aboriginal Languages Contains a Word for ‘Time’

Ancients taught us of ‘dreamtime,’ and this is a reference to non-linear time. This is why we can be multiple people, and travel in an instant to places that we take days or even weeks to travel to in our current reality. It is also an Aboriginal reference to their own ‘creation’ story, but dreamtime is utilized by Shamans to access other realms of experience where time is measured differently than we do in our current, limited construct. ‘Dreaming’ is also a term that references a group’s overall concept of reality – which matches with Planck’s ideas that time only exists as experience – or an illusion – no more real than a dream. Knowing this, we can simply change our ‘dream’ to experience time in a different way.

“Science changes one funeral at a time.”  ~ Max Planck

Some scientists believe time is disappearing through the expansion of the Universe, so ‘daylight savings time’ is soon to become a ridiculous adventure in ‘saving’ something that doesn’t exist. Instead of feeling like you are losing something, think of losing time as gaining freedom. If you lived a less-demanding, less-busy life, what would truly be important to you? Who would you spend more time with, or who would you let go of? Would you have a ‘job’ or a passion that you devoted your energies to that is different form what you are doing now? Would you love more and hate less? Would you drop the egoic need to be ‘first’ in everything? If this is all just a reflection of a persistent cognitive agreement we’ve all made, that also means we can change it.

Old sayings like ‘time is money’ could change. Or beliefs that ‘I always have time when I have no money or money when I have no time’. These are just illusions too.

“The only reason time exists is so that everything doesn’t happen all at once.” ~ Albert Einstein

About the Author

Christina Sarich is a musician, yogi, humanitarian and freelance writer who channels many hours of studying Lao TzuParamahansa YoganandaRob Brezny,  Miles Davis, and Tom Robbins into interesting tidbits to help you Wake up Your Sleepy Little Head, and See the Big Picture. Her blog is Yoga for the New World. Her latest book is Pharma Sutra: Healing the Body And Mind Through the Art of Yoga.

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1 Comment

  1. 1/26/2014 The above is a good basic article that I appreciated. It is a way of gathering a basic understanding of time as I figured it. I am I, you are you and together we create a ‘we’. I tend to keep it simple by being in the magical moment of the here and now.

    I now Follow @DivaChristinaYo aka Christina Sarich on Twitter.

    People spend their lives regretting or worrying about two points in time that do not exist: the past and the future. Be here now. We cannot change the past, yet we can change our memorized perception of it. We cannot easily predict the future, we can prepare for it. We should make sure to express our love for ourselves and others we love in life. Do it now while there is still relative time. @Peta_de_Aztlan
    “Yoga is the cessation of the movements of the mind. Then there is abiding in the Seer’s own form.” ~ Patanjali fde Yoga Sutras

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