A quantum physics sort of musing on time:
We've all heard that time is an illusion, but grasping this concept has been difficult for me. As I was waking up this morning the explanation was available and clear in my mind. It goes like this: all matter is made up of moving atoms of energy. Everything vibrates and is in motion. Every form changes. As it vibrates it evolves into full expression and eventually dissolves. In other words, forms come and go.
All this changing form happens within the steady, ever present and eternal field of Now. It's not time that moves, it's the forms within time that are ever changing. The Now is always present – there is no such thing as the past; there is no future time … only forms that rise and fall like a flower that evolves from bud to bloom and then shrivels and falls away, thus giving the illusion of time passing.
This understanding of time standing still while forms rise and fall might explain how it is that some people know things from the past and future. Perhaps as forms evolve and dissolve the etheric imprint of those forms are absorbed and held within the fabric of NOW where they can be picked up and “read” by those who, perhaps unwittingly, are able to merge their consciousness with this present moment. Perhaps it is even possible for those who want to tap into the all-knowing NOW to do so through a practice of conscious merger with it. What a wonderful thought! Think about the treasure-house of wisdom this idea implies – the knowledge and resources available here and now, never to be lost!
Such pondering about the possibility that this present moment may indeed contain within it the complete memory and essence of every single thing, past & future, brings to mind a quote I memorized and often recite from B.O.T.A.‘s “Pattern on the Trestleboard” (the quote is attibuted to the sephirot “Kether” on the Tree of Life): “All the power that ever was or will be is here now.” And there's another quote that comes to mind as well, this one attributed to Maharishi Mahesh Yogi: “All knowledge is structured in consciousness.” (meaning, we already know, it's just a matter of bringing what we know to conciousness.)
I hope you will forgive my little foray into areas I know little about – as I said, just a musing… 🙂