The Passage of Time (Part I)


The passage of time is like an hourglass where the grains of sand are moments passing through the narrows of present space – this narrows is measured in time as “now.” Sand that has fallen through is called the “past” and the one still waiting to fall is the “future.” However, remember that there is a view of the glass of time that can see it all in a single glance. Spiritual mastery, and now scientific study as well, show that time is an illusion; it is a limited perception contained and constrained within our five senses.

Past and future are pure imagination, yet extremely convenient markers. They allow us to keep track of all our concepts by making the order of ‘things’ more logical. Our five senses produce a logical view of the world and this world emulates the so called “passage of time.”

There is a more advanced way to view the cosmos; one that sees all time together as one. In this view, the past, present and future are all just the sand in the glass with no reference to its movement. This view, known as the continuum, is the power of our intuition, premonition and other psychic abilities. Instead of watching each moment of the sand as it moves in the moment, it focuses on all of the sand at once; and just as with all of time, all of the sand is in fact, always existing.