Time is a function of our desire to see change.
Please discuss. How does this play out in life?
I’ll start us out. We all wish to make things better. We want to raise ourselves up personally, upgrade circumstances for us and our family, and better world conditions. We view our personal, social, and global conditions and find them wanting, wondering when they might ever improve. There’s a desire for change and the recognition that it may not occur in this moment.
The separation consciousness natural to third-dimensional reality has us believing we’re broken and apart from other and the divine. The concept of linear states, or time, is needed to support our belief that things gradually can be better than they are now. Progressive alteration implies duration.
In divine reality, all occurs simultaneously. There is no past or future, just the eternal now. Imperfection is an illusion supported by separation consciousness and our existence as matter. We can explore this concept mentally, but how does it apply to our day-to-day lives? How is it relevant to earthly experience?
This message reminds me to devote some of my attention to dwelling in the eternal now. While it is not possible to divorce my awareness from time—even writing the previous sentence without any reference to duration was challenging—I can attempt to inject a sense of divine perfection and acceptance into my life. Attempting to limit my use of evaluation and comparison to only necessary decision-making is a good start. I will be happier and more aligned with the divine when I accept more and reject less.
How about you? What is your relationship with comparison and judgment?
For more on the illusions needed to support comparison, please see Chapter 30, Time and Space, from my book The Sharing: The Owner’s Manual for Being Human.