Like a lot of things about this reality we experience, linear time is simply a very convincing illusion. It is an illusion created by consciousness. In fact, so is “space”. Closely related to the idea of “time” is the notion of “linear causality” — A causes B causes C. This notion is also just a very convincing illusion. The reality that we are experiencing is by no means an “objective reality” as most people presume. It is more like what we would conceive of as a virtual reality, but one with some very interesting rules.
Let’s briefly review the basics about what you and the universe really are and then we’ll dive into how and why time and space are illusions.
The very fabric of the Universe is conscious, and your consciousness is a thread of this universal consciousness with its own focal point of awareness. We are apertures that the universe is perceiving and experiencing through.
Mainstream science, with its rigid materialistic view of the universe, believes that consciousness arises from the operation of the brain. The operation of the brain does give rise to some LIMITED cognitive, as well as analytical abilities and local memory, but our higher consciousness exists in the field, and our brain functions as a receiver.
In fact, consciousness is all the Universe is. Everything seen and unseen, large and small, are just thought forms inside of the cosmic mind. And because we are threads of this cosmic consciousness, we are creating our reality with our thoughts and beliefs — this is how the universe works, this is what it is, we are part of a great cosmic mind, and all realities are constructs.
The Infinite Information Matrix
The information that represents every aspect of every moment of the past, present, and future all exists simultaneously, eternally, and NOW. Not just all the information for the timeline that we are experiencing, but all possible timelines — literally an infinite matrix containing everything possible, everything imaginable. Of course, this is not apparent from within the space-time construct because we are only seeing and experiencing the part that is needed to create the experience of our reality. You can think of a timeline as the path that our consciousness takes through the information, and hence experiences.
In an unbounded (unconstrained) state of consciousness, the state that our higher-self is in, we can move our point of awareness anywhere in the infinite matrix of information that represents all that is, navigating through it by either the “temporal” dimension or the “spatial” dimension. More about this later in the article when we look at remote viewing and past life regression.
Our physical reality is a construct that our souls are using as a learning experience. In a certain sense, our whole reality is an illusion, but the experiences it provides are very much real and leaves an indelible mark on the consciousness that is our souls. It serves as a most excellent training system for our souls and drives our souls spiritual evolution/growth.
The Cosmic Film Projector
From the context of the eternal NOW and the infinite information matrix, a linear experience is created by sequentially stepping your consciousness’s focal point of perception/awareness through the information matrix. This process creates the experience of time and space, motion, evolution, and causality.
It’s like a movie produced by a film projector.
In a film projector, the illusion of motion and time is created when the projector displays the still frames of the film, one frame at a time, in a rapid steady sequence. Yet, ALL the frames exist simultaneously. In fact, the projectionist can take out the film, spread it out on the floor, and view all the frames at the same time.
In a similar manner, our consciousness “projects” individual “still frames of reality” in a steady and extremely rapid sequence, BILLIONS of times per second, creating the ILLUSION of the flow of TIME. Each “frame of reality” contains absolutely NO MOTION whatsoever — it is a perfectly STILL image. Yet, by rapidly sequencing these still frames, we create the illusion of motion and time.
Sets of information in the infinite matrix function much like the still frames of the filmstrip. Our earthly consciousness functions much like the film projector, viewing still frames in a rapid, steady sequence. Our higher self exists in the timeless realm and functions like the film projectionist, who can take out the film and view ALL the frames simultaneously.
It is you who are moving, not time. Time has no movement. There is only One Moment.
The Illusion of Continuity
Normally, the “reality-frames” that we view in rapid sequence are related and similar, creating the ILLUSION of continuity. Continuity is required to make the game of life a convincing experience. If we experienced obvious discontinuities, we would realize we were players in a game, and that would diminish the effectiveness and purpose of the game of life.
One of the reasons why continuity is experienced is because we are selecting the “reality frames” we see in each successive moment via resonance with our thoughts and since we don’t BELIEVE jumping around timelines is possible (e.g; we believe in linear continuity), then discontinuities don’t normally happen. We EXPECT continuity, so that’s what we get. We are creating all of our reality with our thoughts and beliefs — this is how the universe works, this is what it is, we are part of a great cosmic mind.
But continuity is not an absolute requirement. It is possible to “jump” to a completely different frame in the infinite matrix. Jumping around the timelines would normally be considered “Time Travel”, and this has traditionally been considered impossible. One argument that is often put forward why time travel isn’t possible is the classic “grandfather paradox” that states:
If you time-travel to the time of your grandfather and kill him before he has any children, then your father would not have been born, and then you would not have been born. And if you were never born, you could not go back to kill your grandfather.
Of course, the paradox dissolves when you realize that there are an infinite number of timelines — all simultaneously co-existing (parallel but distinct paths through the infinite matrix, or “flows” of events). When you “Time Travel” you are jumping to a DIFFERENT timeline. There is no change whatsoever in your originating timeline. The timeline you switched to may appear to be almost identical to the one you were on, but it is a totally DIFFERENT timeline.
Paranormal Phenomena and the Illusion of Time and Space
The paranormal/psychic phenomena of remote viewing and past life regressionshed light onto to the underlying nature of our reality and are consistent with the illusory nature of time and space that I am presenting here.
Remote viewing is the term that the military intelligence community coined as an alternative to other metaphysical terms. Remote viewing is the ability to view any location, no matter how distant, in one’s mind simply by conscious intent. According to the book Limitless Mind: A Guide to Remote Viewing anyone can develop this ability with training.
The ability for the mind to “see” any location in space strongly suggests that consciousness exists outside the brain in the fabric of the universe, as many ancient schools of thought believed, and that many leading-edge contemporary scientists are starting to understand and prove (check out the book The Immortal Mind: Science and the Continuity of Consciousness beyond the Brain to dive deeper into this subject).
Our conscious awareness is indeed a part of something akin to a universal mind and in its unbounded (unconstrained) state, we can move our point of awareness anywhere in the infinite matrix of information that represents all that is, navigating through it by “spatial” or “temporal” dimensions. In the case of remote viewing, we are accessing our unbounded (universal) mind and moving our focal point of awareness through the “spatial” dimension, the universal information matrix, to a specific “spatial” location.
Past life regression is another paranormal phenomena that illuminates the true nature of time and space. This technique uses hypnosis to put a subject into a state of consciousness that allows them to access the unbounded consciousness of their higher-self to explore, what we traditionally think of as, past and future lives. Our higher-self creates many souls that are aspects of itself and projects them into the lower frequency planes of existence. During past life regression, we are able to access some of our unbounded consciousness and move our point of awareness through the “temporal” dimension of the infinite information matrix along paths and to locations that correspond to segments and points on timelines that other aspects of our higher-self (other souls) are stepping through (experiencing).
Our higher-self creates many souls and puts them in many life forms, on many worlds, in many different situations, to accelerate the evolution of its consciousness (spiritual evolution). It is experiencing everything that all its souls are experiencing and growing because of it. It is having a massively parallel experience through all of its souls! If you want to learn more about reincarnation and past life regression, I recommend the books Journey of Souls and Past Life Regression: Discover Your Hidden Past Life Memories.
The Mechanics of Reality Creation
The reality that we are experiencing is by no means an “objective reality” as most people presume. In fact, it is more like what we would conceive of as a virtual reality, but one with some very interesting rules, some of which I’ve discussed here. Deeply understanding and mastering the laws and mechanics of reality creation will make you a very powerful being who can tailor make your personal reality to whatever you desire. And if we ALL mastered this, and focused our thoughts and intentions on the same vision of a better world, we could drastically alter our collective reality too! And quick!