Time is an Illusion

Time is a human perception, not a Universal law or construct. Did you know that? Clocks are essentially human created form that we use to keep track of something that doesn’t exist. Neat right?

Babies don’t have the concept of time. Babies don’t understand clocks or day and night. They don’t care if it’s 12pm or 2am, it’s all the same to them. This is how we would all be if we weren’t taught about time and clocks from our parents. A baby also doesn’t have the memory to remember anything beyond the present. If you hide a toy under a blanket a baby will forget about it very quickly.

As we get older, even without a clock, we start to perceive a sense of time: past, present and future. As adults we have long and short term memories of things that have already happened which create a sense of past, and we have dreams about things that haven’t happened yet, creating a sense of future. This ability to remember is what creates our sense of time.

So here is where I start to sound a little like Eckhart Tolle. Everything only happens in the present, in the now. It can’t happen tomorrow, yesterday or next week. It only happens now. The memories that you have of events that have occurred in the past actually happened now. If you bring the memory with you and you attach an emotion to the memory you can relive the event as if it is happening now. This is typically where humans get themselves into trouble.

As you’ve heard many spiritual teachers say, let go of the past and stop letting it wreck your now. Your power is in where you are in this moment, not where you were 5 years ago at some random moment in time. Bringing bad memories forward is doing nothing more than wrecking your present moment. It prevents you from having the best experience you possibly can in the now because you’re too focused on a time period that no longer exists. Memories are not real. The experience you had at the time was very real, but your memory of it is an illusion, a trick of the brain to keep you safe.

Now let’s have some fun. Even though linear time is an illusion, all of these moments of past, present and future are co-existing now on different timelines that our spirits can jump between. I know what you’re thinking, I just said that memories don’t exist and that they are an illusion of the mind, and they are, in the timeline that you are currently enjoying. I didn’t say they were gone forever. They are not part of your current timeline which makes them a dream, a dream about an alternate timeline you are not part of in the present moment.

One of the limitations of having a physical body is the inability to truly time travel via timelines through the space / time continuum. We can’t go back to some previous point in time and have a do over. We are effectively anchored here in this present moment on this calendar date at this clock time. But our spirits do a lot of time travel. For more on timelines and how they affect your human form, check out my other article “Timelines: How Do They Work?“.

Time is a funny illusion with many nuances and tricks it plays on our human forms. Pay attention to how attached you are to the clock and time. How important is it? Can you rely on it less? You will feel better and less stressed if you do.

Lots of love.


Timelines: How Do They Work?

Your spirit has the power to jump timelines. It is not tied to the current space / time reality you perceive in your human form. It can go anywhere it likes and it often does.

The human form experiences this in a few ways. The most common is deja vu, the feeling of having been there, done that. The spirit version of you has experienced this event, the human form has not. You in human form are aware of the previous experience by your spirit. That’s what creates the feeling of having seen this particular event play out already. All the human form knows is current space / time reality and nothing else and so it thinks something is wrong. It’s not. Deja vu is one of those very common experiences enjoyed by folks that really have no idea what just happened because they aren’t awake yet.

As we awaken, time lapses can become a thing. Suddenly we find ourselves losing seconds, minutes or hours with no awareness of what our physical body was doing during that time. I call this a milk run for the soul. It’s the soul taking off, leaving the human form behind (not like death), and going exploring for a bit. We may or may not have conscious awareness of where our soul took off to in the moment, but that’s what happened.

Our physical forms always stay in the current linear time / space reality. It can’t jump to next Thursday. It doesn’t work like that. But your soul , because it is free from linear space / time, can jump around for short adventures and often does. Any energetic perceptions or emotions you get from these little excursions become the seeing and knowing clairvoyance many humans are gifted with.

Now where it gets interesting is that there are multiple thousand variations of your current space / time reality that you jump in and out of all day long with no awareness of doing so. Those timelines are all of the circumstances and events you find yourself surrounded by, minute by minute, throughout any given day. This changes and shifts constantly and is based on your current vibration, beliefs, feelings and whatever your higher self has decided you need to experience or help with in that moment.

Depending on how aware you are of timelines and how attached you are to the calendar and clock in linear time, you may have the perception of being either ahead of or behind current linear time. This is actually an illusion and almost seems like a little bit of a glitch in the time / space continuum.

Your physical body always stays in current linear time. It doesn’t have a choice at the moment. Believe me, if your spirit could drag your physical body into 2035 it probably would, but it can’t. So that means your physical body is stuck where it is. Any perception you have of being out of sync with current time / space reality is really just you not being grounded into your physical body. It’s your spirit and physical form being out of sync, like audio being out of sync with the movie picture. Grounding back into your body will sync things back up.

Grounding won’t keep you from jumping timelines and losing time, but it will make sure that you stay connected to the current linear time / space reality your human form currently enjoys living in.

There may very well come a day when we’ll be able to drag our human forms through time and space. That hasn’t yet happened. Until it does, enjoy the grounded feeling of being attached to the perception of linear space / time reality.

Lots of love,