The Land Where No One Is Old People don't grow old. When they stop growing, they become old, -Anonymous
Modern society is tied by time, yet everyone is running late. Time has become an important factor, which defines our daily life. It is a reality deeply ingrained in our perceptions. Our whole lives are governed by time. Yet we also have the capacity to be timeless and experience timelessness. This capacity is embedded in our being and we can experience it as our vibrations increase with connection to God and the eternal Source.
In deep meditation states, we experience timelessness. When we come out of that state, it may seem like we have been there for hours whereas on Earth, it has just been few minutes, or it could be that we feel it has been a few minutes whereas it could have been hours and even days on Earth.
We all know time is a subjective reality. It can move slower or faster as per our level of interest in a particular person or activity. Albert Einstein quotes, "An hour sitting with a pretty girl on a park bench passes like a minute, but a minute sitting on a hot stove seems like an hour." We all have experienced this quality of time very often in our lives.
The feature of time we are most familiar with is that it passes, flowing by us whether we are willing to have it do so or not. We are born, we grow, we live, we learn from living, and eventually we die.
Time seems at the moment to be greatly speeded up. Time is linked to change. We are perceiving time to be an intense part of our lives because we perceive change happening so rapidly. Without the perception of change, we might not perceive time. For example, look at some of the changes that occur around us continuously. Night and day is one cycle which reminds us of the passage of time. So, too, are the changes of the moon. Larger cycles are the changes of the seasons. Our bodies are subject to constant change as we grow and age.
Time and space exist for the human mind, but in the universe there is actually no principle of time or space. Past, present and future coexist at any given moment. What we call linear time is a reflection of how we perceive change. If we could perceive the changeless, time would cease to exist as we know it.
Albert Einstein said, “With the proper technology, such as a very fast spaceship, one person is able to experience several days while another person simultaneously experiences only a few hours or minutes. The same two people can meet up again, one having experienced days or even years while the other has only experienced minutes. The person in the spaceship only needs to travel near to the speed of light. The faster they travel, the slower their time will pass relative to someone planted firmly on the Earth. If they were able to travel at the speed of light, their time would cease completely and they would only exist trapped in timelessness.”
We hold onto external definitions that tend to be more fixed and more visible to both ourselves and others. We think of ourselves as our parents' children or our children's parents, as the work we do, or the work we wish to do. We do not feel comfortable defining ourselves in and by what is unknown and changing. Believing that we are our past and future, it becomes the nature of our experience.
Living in timelessness involves a profound redefinition of identity - one that includes trust that what is happening now is all there is and all that needs to be. This moment, this 'now', has immense significance. We are woven together in a dance called 'life', and the dance is ongoing forever. Knowing this, we have the possibility of letting go of everything else and living in the moment, trusting that the moment will take us to the next moment in whatever way it is meant to - in whatever way the manifestation of pure Divine intention creates.
Our bodies can exist in timelessness. In Ageless Body, Timeless Mind, Deepak Chopra states that in the essential state, our bodies are composed of energy and information, not solid matter. This energy and information is an outcropping of infinite fields of energy and information spanning the universe. The biochemistry of the body is a product of awareness. Beliefs, thoughts, and emotions create the chemical reactions that uphold life in every cell. An aging cell is the end product of awareness that has forgotten how to remain new. The world you live in, including the experience of your body, is completely dictated by how you learned to perceive it. If you change your perception, you change the experience of your body and your world.
Ageing is a phenomenon which is accepted as a norm. However, if our perceptions changed collectively, ageing would not be a normal thing.
Our lives are very overextended as we whirl and spin through time, sometimes experiencing endless turbulence and confusion. I encourage everyone to practice opening to and experiencing timelessness. This is done in meditation. Meditation slows down breathing, the heart rate, metabolism, and thought. This slowing of the body and mind actually slows down time.
The advantage of seeing timelessness is the presence of a profound balance which stays with us at all times. Being able to experience both sides of any polarity, in this case time and timelessness, enables us to live in a very balanced state. When you live in a balanced state, you are present; you are Presence. Everything has a fullness, expansiveness, and is all inclusive. Finding that balance is a key to riding these huge waves of change that are coming in continually now.
"If you understand how we create time, you can actually create timelessness for yourself. You can stop the world. You can stop time." —Leslie Temple-Thurston
With Grace and Light
-Meetu Sehgal Meetu Sehgal, a Tarot Consultant and Holistic Healer, is an MBA from Delhi University. With more than 8 years of experience in Tarot Reading, she is known as a “Tarot Healer” for her in-depth tarot counseling sessions which are insightful as well as empowering. You can reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org or www.divineinnovations.org She also teaches Osho Zen Tarot, Reiki and other holistic sciences.