“Time is not a linear flow as we think it is, into past, present and future. Time is an indivisible whole, a great pool in which all events are eternally embodied and still have their meaningful flash of super-normal or extra-sensory perception and glimpse of something that happened long ago in our linear time.” ~ Frank Waters
The idea that time is not linear, but that all moments in time exist simultaneously is one that can be very difficult to comprehend, and even more difficult to explain. You may have heard this subject touched on quite a bit in metaphysical circles, but nonetheless it’s one that I myself, am still learning and expanding upon to this day.
As my spiritual journey has gone on over time, I have found that my expanded perspective has allowed me touch upon this concept innately within my being vs. something I have just read about.
It is no coincidence that as the ego mind begins to lose hold of it’s illusion of control that also the ability to think conceptually rather than solely linear becomes more embodied and understood on a deeper level, and with this understanding comes also the understanding of how this theory can actually help us in our journey.
Before we can know the benefits, we must first understand a little bit more of how it works.
Albert Einstein, touched on this idea when he said, “The distinction between past, present and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.”
Or you may have heard self help teachers talk about the idea that by replaying a scenario from the past in our mind over and over our body feels the energetic reaction as if it was happening in the present.
Although this short synopsis doesn’t do any justice to this idea, it at least can give you an idea of how energy works and how one could transport themselves to past or even future event (conceptually) just by imagining it.
Don’t worry if you keep coming to the thought block that says, “yeah I can imagine it, but that doesn’t mean the past didn’t happen the way it did and when it did.” This is a completely normal reaction.
The human brain is not designed to understand this, but as with many things in the metaphysical realm, it is something we have to “innerstand” vs. understand, so have an open mind if you can.
Can you come to the point where that even though you don’t fully understand this theory right now, it is in fact a possibility? If yes, perfect! An openness to the possibility is the first step.
How transcending time can help us
“Our unique journeys draw attention to the underlying choice we all have every moment; to live in a fear-based world of time or, a loving world beyond time.” from the book Mastering Time (February 2018) by Dr. Liara Covert
Before I go into the ways this idea can help us along, it is important to remember that time has it’s place in our reality, a huge place. Your soul signed up to experience an energetic transformation of sorts that takes place over what “appears to be” a span of years.
To fully experience this process and truly savor it, we come here knowing the “rules” so to speak, and time is one of those “agreed upon” rules.
The laws of the universe are not tools to serve your egoic agenda. It simply won’t work that way.
That being said, below are 3 ways to Use the Illusion of Time to Your Benefit:
1) Heal the past
Within our bodies are trillions of cells, and you may have heard the concept of what we “feed” these cells energetically with our thoughts and beliefs actually creates the conditions by which we exist.
If we have a traumatic event happen to us that we store deep in our subconscious, and never truly heal, this energetic “imprint” begins to manifest in the memory of our cells. Until fully healed, the cells will carry this memory within them which could be the cause for all sorts of physical ailments and disease.
By visiting the past in meditation and taking ourselves back to the time of the event, offering ourselves the support or love or compassion that was absent from the event, we are actually able to heal “core wounds” and emotional blocks.
Loving the emotions, or attempting to see a situation from the other person’s perspective (which can create understanding and then forgiveness), can create huge shifts in our current moment.
Imagine being able to get rid of old hurts and resentments in an instant. Healing the cellular debris leftover from traumatic situations can actually prevent or heal diseases, aches and pains in our body that is the outcome of those initial situation.
This concept has been touched on by countless law of attraction teachers. It is the notion that by “feeling” how it feels to already be the person that has x, y, z, (whatever you are desiring or attempting to manifest for yourself) we are able to set in motion a chain of events that leads you directly into that desired reality.
Because what you are truly craving is not the actual thing or person itself when you have a desired manifestation, but rather the feeling you will have by getting this thing/person. It is quite possible to energetically trick yourself/your body into believing it already has it, just by imagining it and adding the emotional component.
The feeling most law of attraction teachers say is the ultimate “yes I finally got what I wanted” feeling, is gratitude. Which let’s face it, even if none of this sounds believable to you, you can’t argue that bringing yourself to a place where you feel gratitude more and more won’t hurt anything, right?
3) Become the parent you needed
This is another huge one that can have healing benefits. Similar to the first point, this one involves revisiting our past to identify situations that have had a lasting negative effect on your psyche. So many therapists and spiritual teachers stress the importance of doing “inner child” work, meaning healing the wounds accrued from childhood.
Because the first 7 years of life have been deemed the most formative in terms of how we react to things or how we “feel” internally, being able to go back in time and becoming the caregiver we needed at the time for our own selves will prove to be perhaps the most important thing you will do in your spiritual journey.
Taking ourselves back to childhood, talking to ourselves from a more loving, supportive and compassionate place, energetically embracing the wounded and neglected child is the precursor to not only our heart chakra feeling safe to open completely, but also our inner child feeling safe enough to start letting in the blessings life has in store for us but our core fears and limiting beliefs have been keeping away.