Friday, April 15, 2011

Time and Our Involvement - Einstein's Perspective

Time and Our Involvement – Einstein’s Perspective

Last week I posted one of the more challenging pieces of information from The Council, The Illusion of Time. I included a link to further information on the subject dealing specifically with Einstein’s theory of relativity. The Council attempted to explain it in technical terms and then gave more practical examples. Upon reflection I felt that it is important to place some commentary with that quote so that it might be a little more easily understood. In this quote The Council points out that time is tied very closely to the physical world. Therefore, the less we are involved in physical activity the faster time appears to move for us. When reading an interesting book, time flies. When sitting in the dentist chair while a tooth is being drilled, it seems to drag. The Council points out that physical life, from the soul’s perspective, is nothing more than observation and activity. Much of our “time” is spent in observation. When we are involved in physical activity, meaning more involved in the physical, it slows down.  Now someone may say, “If you are in a prison cell, staring at the four walls, there is no physical activity but time drags or if you are working in the kitchen of a restaurant during the rush hour, time seems to fly with lots of activity. Yes both are correct but we are not looking at the actual area of activity correctly. Staring at the four walls of the cell is very intense activity with the physical world and rushing around in a kitchen making hundreds of decisions per minute is intense mental activity. If the one in the prison cell were daydreaming about some pleasurable experience instead of focusing on the cell, time would fly because the focus is no longer on the current situation in a moment by moment thought process. In the restaurant the thought processes are geared up to keep up with the physical activities so that everything is at a much faster pace. The following is The Council discussion of how time relates to Einstein’s theory.

Questioner:  Einstein's theory of relativity, my understanding.  He says that time is not absolute.  That we experience time as a result of our velocity and specifically in relation to the speed of light. The faster we travel, the slower we experience time.  You said that we experience time in relation to our observation of activity.  Do these two thoughts relate in anyway?

The Council:  Don’t you see a relationship?

Questioner:  Sometimes I seem to, but as far as the relation that time is relative, but then specifically relating velocity and observation, I can't relate.

The Council:  Repeat it again and think about what you are asking.

Questioner:  Einstein's theory of relativity says that as your speed or velocity approaches the speed of light that your experience of time will be much slower than in comparison to someone who is traveling at a slower rate.

The Council:  Now have you heard what you have said?

Questioner:  The more activity that you are involved in...

The Council:  You must use the speed of light first as the basis as opposed to the one who is not moving at the speed of light, only receiving the speed of light.

Questioner:  Also, Einstein's theory says that if you are traveling at the speed of light that time will stop, essentially will not exist.

The Council:  Isn't that interesting?  What have we said about the world you exist in?

Questioner:  That it is an illusion of our creation.

The Council:  Yes, but what have we said about it being shadows played on light?  The closer you move to light and this also can be understood as moving at the speed of light, since the activities of light or the molecules of light make up the light itself yet is part of the speed.  Do you understand?

Questioner:  Not very well.

The Council:  How can we explain it?  Light in itself is not just light, it is made up of components, basically an energy.  The energy is light because those molecules, those atoms, whatever that constitute light vibrate at a particular rate.  Do you understand that?

Questioner:  Yes, I think.

The Council:  Very well.  As the vibration is increased then, it becomes closer to the components of light.  Do you understand that?

Questioner:  Yes.

The Council:  Consequently, it becomes a closer part of that light.  Do you understand that?

Questioner:  Yes.

The Council:  As it becomes a closer part of that light, then, the lack of attention to the denser form of light constitutes a lack of involvement or observation thus a lack of an awareness of time or transition or activity.  Do you understand that?

Questioner:  I think to some degree.

The Council:  So, then when you do become closer to the light or in your experience of growing toward the light you visualize it as a form or a speed or a travel experience or an awareness.  Do you understand?

Questioner:  Yes.

The Council:  As you become closer to that light, there is less observation of the lower form of light or the lower activity of light, consequently, less time.  Can you follow that?

Questioner:  I think so.

The Council:  Really, if you look at it as simply as is humanly possible it becomes much clearer.  When you attempt to make more out of it, it becomes extremely complicated.  It is so simple that it is extremely hard to explain. If you understand that the material manifestation is an illusion, and it is created by the play of light on shadows, now shadows indicate a lack of light or a slower vibratory rate.  Since there is less energy force there, the rate, the vibration of the shadow will not move as quickly.  Do you understand?

Questioner:  Yes.

The Council:  Consequently, it becomes what appears more solidified.  Keep in mind that the vibratory rate of the atoms or molecules have been reduced.  As they are raised closer to that of light, less time exists because there is less material, less friction to the vibration of light.

Questioner:  I had another question that may be similar.  When we are totally involved or absorbed in something whether reading a book or doing some activity, frequently we seem to lose all track of time. Would this go along with what you are saying when you are not paying attention or not observing?

The Council:  In regards to reading a book, the activity level is switched from a base or fundamental activity, manual activity or manual labor activity, to more of a mental activity, which has a tendency in most cases to speed time up, since you are not occupying your creative abilities with the manipulation of the material manifestation or the material form.  Does that clear it up any better?

Questioner:  Yes, I think so.  One other question I had.  When you are young, time seems to pass so slowly.  A month is a long time; a year seems like a lifetime.  The older you seem to get, days and months and years seem to pass quicker and quicker and quicker.  Why would this be?

The Council:  It is the same as with the question concerning the book.  In most cases, as you begin to age, your activities become more and more of the mind, and as that occurs then, one has less dealings with the physical or the point of concentration is not so centered on the physical, consequently, there is less friction to time, so it moves quicker.  As one ages, it becomes aware slowly that time is passing by but not time in the sense of the passing of the hands on a clock, but time in the sense that the opportunity for growth is surely or slowly coming to an end.  Do you understand?

Questioner:  Yes.

The Council:  So it begins to think much more about what it is doing, what it has done, and what it possibly will do.  There is a greater degree of thinking before acting, consequently, there is less awareness of time in the sense that it is not concentrating, the soul is not concentrating so strongly on material activities, yet an individual may still be very active.  Do you understand?

Questioner:  Yes.

The Council:  But it is where the focus of attention really is seated that determines that.  It is not a good example but it is the simplest that can be given so that there is some understanding.  This change from the constant physical preoccupation to a more thinking preoccupation is a gradual growth process with most individuals, and it comes about in such a way so there is not really a conscious awareness.  It is, how shall we put it, a matter of evolvement, wherein the entity or the individual still lives a full life, yet it is not fully centered on that living.  It begins to prepare for a period of reflection.

Each of us is TRULY a universe unto ourselves. Yes, it is also true that for our spiritual growth we need all of the other souls who share our universe while at the same time living within their own. Interaction with others is necessary if we are to gain our rightful position in the spiritual realms.

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