Time is one of the greatest mysteries. We experience time as linear, as if being swept along by a moving present.
But science shows, that our experience is not quite limited. Einstein's theory of relativity shows that there is no common time across the universe, that time slows or speeds up depending on the speed of the observer, and also how close we are to gravity. Amazingly, it has actually been shown that when you stand, your feet age a tiny, tiny bit slower than your head. So it all works kind of well in our typical frame of reference that we more or less share, here in our existence on earth, but when we speed up or go somewhere really heavy, it all is a bit slower, or faster, all depending on your frame of reference…
So the conception of time greatly depends on the subject and its context. Now, one constant description of experiences in All-D (call it “afterlife”, even though “after” implies time) is that time there is not linear, but simultaneous. Think about being in a higher dimension where you can see ALL of time at once, like seeing all frames of a movie at once.
And in my life, there was at least one incident (after the death of Heather) where I believe an event in the future caused events in the past -- completely the other way around that we would normally think. So I tend to believe that time is "more like a net."
It seems we only experience time to be linear, when we are incarnated here on earth.
But there are some interesting problems here that need to be resolved: If we always have free choice, in the “now” moment, then the future and past cannot be set. So if time is simultaneous, and there is free choice, then there must be infinite parallel “universes” that express all these choices.
Instead of a linear 4D space-time system, which is our experience, there may be one infinite united space of probabilities, which is not unlike what I once experienced. That space of All-that-Is then unfolds (or collapses) into “this world and this moment” through our lived choices.
There is actually another explanation of quantum physics, Hugh Everett’s “many worlds interpretation,” which states exactly that idea: anything that can happen will happen, in parallel universes. So my current sense as far as scientific theories is that we are dealing with possibly a combination of Bohm’s mechanics, and Everett’s many world interpretation; this is called “the metaverse” by some.
It’s all pretty interesting stuff, and an adventure to be explored.
Namaste — I bow to you and the Divine in you.
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