Future. Past. Now. In Time. Out of Time. No Time. Timeless. Æterna.
What are we supposed to do with all this stuff about time? Adamus has said that time is the gravity that holds this reality together, which sounds quite interesting. But what’s the practical application? Well, that’s what I’ve been exploring.
First, to state the obvious, our 3D world is based on duality – up/down, left/right, light/dark, him/her, etc. – and duality itself depends on time. This is because everything you perceive with your human senses is a vibration. Light and sound are particular frequencies that match our physical tools of perception. Matter itself is nothing but energy vibrating in a spectrum that we can feel – and smack into. In short, reality is vibration, and you can’t have vibration without time, because a wavelength (how we illustrate vibration) is the oscillation of energy over time and distance.
So yes, time is holding everything together because it provides the literal framework for this reality to vibrate into existence. If you took away the factor of time, reality would collapse, which is only frightening if you think your physical self is who you really are. In fact, you are consciousness playing around on a canvas woven of time and space, and once you remember this, everything becomes amazing… right? The implications of dropping the illusion of time are seriously mind-boggling, but my question is still: So what?
My human self clearly lives in the world of matter and time. What practical use is this theory of timelessness to her? She’s dealing with a plump and achy body, tasks with very real time-based deadlines (like coaxing this article into something coherent), snow to shovel (yes, still), sleepless nights, early mornings, and all the other stuff of life on Earth. Going timeless sounds great, but what good is it for the human who’s thoroughly engaged with her time-based reality?
Well, every question eventually brings its answer, and for me, part of the puzzle filled in a few weeks ago. I was having a conversation with a dear friend who had recently been invited into a perfect job situation in his new town. He had gone to the company by way of doing research for another project, but the conversation led to an invitation for him to return for an employment interview. Before going in for the interview sometime later, he sat in the car for a few extra moments – and time traveled.
My friend went to a place in time when the interview was over, the job had been offered and accepted, and his heart was full of gratitude. He recorded his “future” voice speaking to his “past” self, congratulating him on remembering to breathe, keeping his wits together, making a good impression, and feeling deeply grateful for being enthusiastically hired. Then he time traveled back to the “present” moment, went in for the interview, and experienced how he got to where he already was. In fact, the firm didn’t even have a position for him, but they decided on the spot to create one!
Listening to this story, all my inner bells were ringing wildly! When my friend played the recording of his “future gratitude” message to himself, chills rolled through me. I knew I was in the presence of true magic.
Right there in front of me was the answer, a practical application of going beyond time. I’ve been playing with this “time hopping” ever since, and the potentials are endless. Here’s what I’ve discovered so far.
First, and very important, it’s based in gratitude. We all know that consistent gratitude, such as keeping a gratitude journal, can be life changing. This is because we’re changing the focus of our attention, which then changes the way energy flows in response. There is something to be grateful for in absolutely every encounter, deed, word and circumstance we experience, and when we choose an ‘attitude of gratitude,’ it’s much easier to ‘perceive and receive’ the gift. No matter what your story is, no matter what terrible luck you’ve had or what you’ve suffered through, there is always a gift hidden in the muck. Always.
But back to time travel. It’s important to point out that this ‘future gratitude’ or time hopping is not setting a goal or intention. It is putting our creative imagination to practical use. Imagination is what creates reality anyway, isn’t it about time we remember how it works? The creativity is unlocked by acknowledging and immersing into an actual experience that I choose. It doesn’t matter if it’s in the ‘past’ or ‘future,’ because it’s all right now, dependent only on my attention and perception.
I’ve experimented with time hopping to a ‘past’ experience and reimagining it, not to fix or change the past but to reexperience it right now in a way I like. This has already had an effect on dissolving old patterns, not because I worked to overcome them but because I changed the experience that got them started.
I’ve also been playing with time hopping into the ‘future,’ exploring potentials around health and well-being, work, play, and anything else I fancy. Here’s an example of one particular hop a few days ago.
First, I acknowledged several things I was grateful for in the moment. This helped me get in touch with the actual feeling of gratitude rather than a mental agenda. (By the way, a goal, agenda, or hoped-for outcome is incompatible with gratitude. They are simply mutually exclusive.) Then I imagined a date several months ahead. Breathing deeply, I sensed how my body was in balance, energized, and finally reflecting the real me, expressing profound gratitude to myself for this creation. I didn’t look at how it changed or what I did or any other details; I just basked in gratitude for the experience. Then I hopped back to ‘now’ and went about my life.
A couple days later, I woke up with very specific inspirations on self-care which, now that I’ve been implementing them, clearly align with my ‘future gratitude’ experience. At this point, I can try to mentally manage it all, or I can just stay in the flow and find out how I get there.
I time hop in smaller ways too, which is great for getting used to the experience. The other night, my daughter had some friends over. They were having great fun together, but all the noise meant I was having a hard time getting to sleep. My typical response is try to be patient, and when the patience runs out, get upset and yell at her to keep the noise down (not that yelling is conducive to peaceful sleep, but it’s cathartic in the moment). That night, with their happy chatter humming in the background, I imagined myself into the next morning when I woke up rested and refreshed. I really felt it, knew it, and swelled with gratitude for waking up in such a pleasant state. Not much linear time later, that’s exactly what happened! I chose the outcome I was most grateful for, and then experienced how I got there.
Being locked in time means being obligated to cause and effect. It goes something like this: the kids are keeping me awake; I’m stressed, upset and clearly won’t get enough sleep; I wake up tired and annoyed, barely able to drag myself out of bed; I’m cranky with my daughter, and the entire day is a struggle. And that’s exactly how we experience the gravity of time – everywhere, in everything, all the time. But if I step into No Time and bring my attention to an experience of my choice, regardless of “when” it might be, well, magic really happens!
I invite you to play with this yourself, remembering a couple of very important things.
First, having any sort of agenda completely cancels out this time travel, because wanting a certain outcome reinforces the concept of time and becomes just another attempt at energy manipulation. If I want to “fix” something in my life and try going to a “future” where it’s fixed, I’m just playing more time-based mind games. If I really want to experience something, I can imagine that experience into being, luxuriate in it, and deeply appreciate it right now. No energy manipulation, no mind games, and it’s not dependent on time. Picking a date when I experience this ‘future’ to be real, is only helpful as an excuse that helps my mind stop arguing about it while I enjoy the experience.
The second thing is that time hopping to a different experience puts your real choice front and center. Sometimes we’re actually quite invested in our current experience of life, even though it’s uncomfortable. After all, it’s a lot easier to complain about something than finally change it. And with time hopping, procrastination isn’t an option.
If someone is in persistent lack of abundance, time hopping to the feeling of wealth will challenge their patterns and beliefs in lack. For instance, I used to mistrust wealth, believing that rich people were evil or at least misguided, and certainly would never make it to heaven. I’ve had friends who despise rich people just because they have money. All these are self-defeating ways of feeling better about yourself when stuck in poverty. And clearly, hopping to an experience of abundance with all those twisted beliefs in tow isn’t going to work out very well.
If you want to hop to an experience of radiant health, what will you have to give up on the way? Health issues are great conversation fodder; what else will you have to talk about? Are you ready to be in that experience, right now?
These are just some of the challenges we might encounter as we release time and step into a reality we think we want. There’s so much more to discover and experience with all this, and I admit to feeling a little loopy these days as my human adjusts to occasional time hopping. But, well, isn’t it about time?
It’s about time to…
… let time serve me rather than imprison me.
… stop trying to manipulate my own energy.
… experience right now whatever I choose, and then see how I got there.
… use time as the tool it was meant to be.
… be free.
P.S. This morning, preparing the magazine for publication, I made myself a cup of tea. The tea bag had a little tag attached with a quote I’d never seen before: “Gratitude isn’t about what is received; it’s about how you receive what is there.”
I just love life’s little miracles!