I thought I would write about time today as I celebrate another journey on this earth around the sun. Words are very important so I would like to begin by defining both time and freedom.
Time, as defined by Merriam-Webster is a noun that means, “the measured or measurable period during which an action, process, or condition exists or continues”. Simply stated, a year is simply the measurement of the motion of earth’s orbit 1 time around our sun. A day is the measurement of the motion of the earth completing 1 revolution, with hours, minutes and seconds being divisions of this measurement.
Freedom is a noun defined as, “the quality or state of being free: such as the absence of necessity, coercion, or constraint in choice or action”. When we put time and freedom together we see that we are no longer constrained in choice or action of the measurement of motion. I underlined measurement because we can never be free from the motion itself. That is a universal law that applies to everything in physical space/time continuum.
Time: Past <– Present –> Future
I am sure this will not be the first time that you have heard the concept that there is only the present or the now. This is a truth that most of us take for granted and don’t care to contemplate how this truth affects us if it is ignored. If the truth is simply that which is, then the past is truth which has already taken place. The future is that which we hope (or more likely fear) will happen.
One facet of this truth about time is that when we choose to think about the past or the future is that we are doing so only in the present. Understanding this we can better understand time freedom as being no longer constrained in action and thought by the past and the future.
This does not mean that we never think about the past or the future, but it does mean that we should be careful about how we think about them. We pick up limiting beliefs, grievances, embarrassments, and traumas along our journeys. These ideas constrain how we think and act in the present. They do this in every moment for as long as we carry them with us. They influence how we think about the future.
If we have experienced painful things in the past, and we dwell on these experiences, more of these experiences are going to present themselves to us. This is because of the Law of Correspondence (commonly referenced as the Law of Attraction, but that is only part of it): as above, so below; or as within, so without. The vibrations that we currently hold because of our thoughts and emotions, is understood by the universe as an instruction to bring items and experiences to you that have the same vibrations.
When we correspond with another person, we are expecting a response. We are also corresponding with the universe and this is happening in every moment. This is happening whether or not we are aware of it and how this is happening. Also, just like correspondence with another, it takes time to receive a response.
Sometimes the response is exactly what we expect because the language used is understood as the same by both parties. Sometimes it is confused because some words were misinterpreted. The same happens with the universe, which is communicated to by our subconscious. We must know the language used in order to communicate effectively which is pictures (not words) and vibration (emotions).
For example, if you are communicating to the universe that you “want” a million dollars, what do you think is going to be sent back to you? Will it bring a million dollars or the “wanting” of a million dollars. It will bring the “wanting” because that is what you communicated. The emotion that you experienced while you were constructing that message was tied to the lack of the money. In order to send an effective message you need to envision with your mind’s eye (third eye) of you having the money and feeling what this feels like. Then you send this message by letting it go.
It took time and practice to become an effective communicator with others, and the same is true for communicating effectively with the universe. Whether or not you spend your time to develop this skill, you are always communicating with it. If you decide to practice, start small. It can be frustrating if you don’t recognize what is coming back to you so keep the communication as simple as possible.
This is why it is so important to be aware of your thoughts. Thinking about a traumatic event from the past creates the same reactions within your body as the actual experience did. Hormones, such as adrenaline, are released and we experience a state of fear again. This is corresponded to the universe and will be brought back to you.
Conversely, you can use your understanding of this principle to create better, higher vibrating experiences for yourself. This is when you begin to experience time freedom, because you are now fully aware that you are in control of creating your future, as opposed to being controlled by it.
You can march to your own beat, or you can be controlled by the beat of the past (or others, but that is a whole different topic).
Keep On Keeping On
The present never stops its motion. It is of the utmost importance to be aware in the present, if you wish to create the future that you desire. The best practice to implement in order to attain this level of consciousness is meditation. The sole purpose of meditation is to become aware of the present moment.
Meditate for 90 days and the results you see will be profound. Your imagination will kick into high gear. You will have an increased capacity to remain calm during events that would typically cause you to be anxious or scared. Your mind will be more nimble. You will experience better sleep.
It is by far the most effective thing one can do for themselves if they want to live a better life. Once you become adept at getting into that mindset, it begins to carry over into the rest of your life. You will begin to stop yourself from eating the unhealthy foods because you are fully aware of what you are doing.
Knowing that the past and present do not actually exist, do you not think that being aware during the only moment that does exist would be a valuable tool? There would no longer be any unknown constraints on your use of time. You would be fully in control of how you spend your time. You would pay full attention to what was going on around you and in your thought.
Time is the only real currency that you have. Even if you choose to use substitutes such as money or metals, you still had to spend time and pay attention in order to acquire those things. When the understanding of this concept is fully understood, one chooses very carefully and deliberately on how they spend their time and what they are paying attention to.
If you want to heal yourself or learn how to self-empower yourself, I am happy to spend my time with you to help you achieve this. There is no cost associated with my time, but you will need to pay attention.