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The Illusion

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. In fact, 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.

Cosmic Consciousness

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, in fact, give rise to some LIMITED cognitive and analytical abilities and local memory but our higher consciousness actually exists in the field, and our brain functions only 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 information that represents every aspect of every moment of the past, present, and future all exists simultaneously, eternally, and NOW. And 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 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 soul’s spiritual evolution/growth.

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 with 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. And yet, by rapidly sequencing these still frames, we create the illusion motion and time.

Sets of information in the infinite matrix function much like the still frames in the film strip. 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.”  –Bashar

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.

How continuity is enforced is not entirely clear, but one explanation is that we simply don’t BELIEVE jumping around time-lines is possible. Because we steadfastly BELIEVE in the idea of time and its continuity, 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 time-lines — all simultaneously co-existing (parallel but distinct paths thru the infinite matrix, or “flows” of events). When you “Time Travel” you are jumping to a DIFFERENT time-line.  There is no change whatsoever in your originating time-line. The time-line you switched to may appear to be almost identical to the one you were on, but it is a totally DIFFERENT time-line.

 

 

 

The Dilemma

Again, our difficulty in comprehending these things is due to our ingrained belief that life, time and space, and all the other facts we have been taught, are true. They are only true to the extent that we believe them to be true. I mean what is truth? Truth is the facts that have been handed down to us by previous generations, not necessarily as well informed as our generation. But as long as we accept these facts without question, we will continue to be blind to real truth.

Here's a tip on how to identify real truth. Real truth is unchangeable. Now, let's look at our ideas about truth:

Example: Once it was a fact (and therefore a truth), that the world was flat. This was because the scientific facts of the day told us so. After all, in the days before we discovered gravity, the laws of nature told us that if the earth was round, we would fall off. All logical, common sense facts. But a lie.

Every day, science discovers new facts that make the old facts obsolete.

In truth, logic and common sense themselves, are also subject to change.

So, how can we know the 'truth?.'

We can't, at least not in this world.

You see, the whole show is designed to raise our curiosity, to continually bombard us with questions and conundrums, with problems and challenges, difficulties and dilemmas, to make you discover for yourself.

To present us with all the answers and the real truth, would defeat the object of us being here in the first place.

Life is a school and it presents us with lessons to learn and improve from.

Our award, is when we eventually leave school and discover The TRUTH.

The Highest Award Ever!