In the past three articles we have been investigating the interesting nature of 3D time from a predominantly scientific viewpoint.
In this article and the next we will switch gears to discuss the mind-bendingly fascinating aspects of the nature of simultaneous time, parallel timelines, alternate realities and the multidimensional psychological universe as explained by Jane Roberts in The Nature of Personal Reality, Seth Speaks: The Eternal Validity of the Soul, and The Individual and the Nature of Mass Events.
In the Seth Material, the idea that consciousness creates reality is the fundamental concept upon which all else is built. This is the philosophic school of idealism, that is: All is Mind. These ideas will be discussed in detail, from many angles throughout Cosmic Core.
In this article it is described how time is simply a perception of consciousness in a multidimensional reality, one that helps us better maneuver through physical reality. To understand time and the concept of 3D time in a multidimensional reality, one must look inwards to their own consciousness – to their own minds. The answers to these strange concepts lie within the consciousness, as consciousness is the source and the creator of everything that exists in reality including space and time.
The Nature of Time
Thoughts & Feelings as Objects in Space and Events in Time
Consciousness creates Reality.
“The joy of creativity flows through you as effortlessly as your breath. From it the most minute areas of your outer experience spring.”
Feelings and emotions have electromagnetic realities. They rise outward, affecting the atmosphere itself.
“They group through attraction, building up areas of events and circumstances that finally coalesce, so to speak, either in matter as objects – or as events in ‘time.’”
Some feelings and thoughts are translated into material structures called objects. These objects seem to exist in the medium of space.
Others are translated into psychological structures called events. These events seem to exist in a medium of time.
“Space and time are both root assumptions, which simply means that humanity accepts both, and assumes that their reality is rooted in a series of moments and dimension of space. So your inner experience is translated in those terms.”
“You may enjoy manipulating thoughts of time in your mind.
You may find yourself thinking that time is basically different from your experience of it, but fundamentally you believe that you exist in the hours and the years; that the weeks come at you one at a time; that you are caught in the onrush of the seasons.”
“There is a kind of natural physical time in your experience, and in the experience of any creature.
It involves the rhythm of the seasons – the days and nights and tides and so forth.
To this natural rhythm you have culturally added the idea of clocks, moments and hours and so forth, which you have transposed over nature’s rhythms.”
“Such a cultural time, or as I will call it “assembly line time” works well overall for the civilization that concentrates upon partialities, bits and pieces, assembly lines, promptness of appointments, and so forth. It fits an industrialized society as you understand it.”
“The artistic creator operates in the time of the seasons and so forth, in a kind of natural time – but that natural time is far different than you suppose. Far richer, and it turns inward and outward and backward and forward upon itself.”
“The assembly-line time and the beliefs that go along with it have given you many benefits as a society, but it should not be forgotten that the entire framework was initially set up to cut down on impulses, creative thought, or any other activities that would lead to anything but the mindless repetition of one act after another.”
“In other words, that entire framework is meant to give you a standardized, mass-produced version of reality.”
“You must remember that the use of clocks is a fairly recent phenomenon.
In the past men thought in terms of rhythms of the time, or of flowing time, not of time in sections that were arbitrary.”
“Learn to trust the great power of the universe that forms your own image, to trust your spontaneity, and your body’s natural urges toward relations, motion, and creativity, as these show themselves in their own rhythms.”
“All time is simultaneous. The conscious mind is growing toward a realization of the part it has to play in a multidimensional reality.”
Your beliefs, thoughts and feelings are instantly materialized physically.
Their earthly reality occurs simultaneously with their inception, but in the world of time, lapses between the thought and the manifestation appear to occur.
“All happen at once.
‘At once’ does not imply a finished state of perfection nor a cosmic situation in which all things have been done, for all things are still happening.
You are still happening – but both present and future selves; and your past self is still undergoing what you think is done.
Moreover, it is experiencing events that you do not recall, that your linear-attuned consciousness cannot perceive on that level.”
Neurological Impulses & Simultaneous Time
“Impulses possess a far different reality than physicists or biologists suppose.”
“As you think now, ‘past’ is still occurring.
The ‘drag’ still leaps the synapses, but, again, is not physically recorded.
Past events continue.”
“Consciously you only experience portions of events with your corporeal structure, yet the structure itself records them.
In such a way the cells retain their memory, though you do not perceive it, and the body is aware of so-called future occurrences, though as a rule you do not consciously sense this.
At other levels of psychic activity however such knowledge is also available to you, but only when you disconnect your experience from the time-activated neuronal structure – and this you can do through various alterations of consciousness, often quite spontaneously adopted.”
“Many such states can give you a far greater direct experience with the nature of your own corporeal reality than any normally conscious questioning.”
The Multidimensional Reality
“Space itself accelerates in ways that you do not understand. You are not tuned into those frequencies.”
“Any point in space is also a point in what you think of as time, a doorway that you have not learned to open.”
“What you perceive of time is a portion of other events intruding into your own system, often interpreted as movement in space, or as something that separates events – if not in space, then in a way impossible to define without using the concept of time.
“What separates events is not time, but your perception.
You perceive events “one at a time.” Time as it appears to you is, instead, a psychic organization of experience.
The seeming beginning and end of an event; the seeming birth and death, are simply other dimensions of experience as, for example, height, width, weight.”
We are speaking of a multidimensional reality.
Memories in a Multidimensional Reality
“Because events do not exist in the concrete, done-and-finished versions about which you have been taught, then memory must also be a different story.”
“You must remember the creativity and the open-ended nature of events, for even in one life a given memory is seldom a “true version” of a past event.
The original happening is experienced from a different perspective on the part of each person involved, so that the event’s implications and basic meanings may differ according to the focus of each participant.
Each one brings to it his or her own background, temperament, and literally a thousand different colorations — so that the event, while shared by others, is still primarily original to each person.”
“The moment it occurs, it begins to change as it is filtered through all of those other ingredients, and it is minutely altered furthermore by each succeeding event.”
“The memory of an event, then, is shaped as much by the present as it is by the past.
Association triggers memories, of course, and organizes memory events. It also helps color and form such events.”
“You are used to a time structure, so that you remember something that happened at a particular time in the past.
Usually you can place events in that fashion.
Past or future-life memories usually remain like ghost images by contrast.”
“Overall, this is necessary so that immediate body response can be focused in the time period you recognize.
Other life memories are carried along, so to speak, beneath those other pulses — never, in certain terms, coming to rest so that they can be examined, but forming, say, the undercurrents upon which the memories of your current life ride.”
“When such other-life memories do come to the surface, they are of course colored by it, and their rhythm is not synchronized. They are not tied into your nervous system as precisely as your regular memories.”
“Your present gains its feeling of depth because of your past as you understand it. In certain terms, however, the future represents another kind of depth that belongs to events.”
“A root goes out in all directions. Events do also. But the roots of events go through your past, present, and future.”
“Often by purposefully trying to slow down your thought processes, or playfully trying to speed them up, you can become aware of memories from other lives — past or future.
To some extent you allow other neurological impulses to make themselves known.”
“There may often be a feeling of vagueness, because you have no ready-made scheme of time or place with which to structure such memories.
Such exercises also involve you with the facts of the events of your own life, for you automatically are following probabilities from the point of your own focus.”
“It would be most difficult to operate within your sphere of reality without the pretension of concrete, finished events.”
You form your past lives now in this life as surely as you form your future ones now also.
It is theoretically possible to understand much of this through an in-depth examination of the events of your own life.
“Throwing away many taken-for-granted concepts, you can pick a memory. But try not to structure it — a most difficult task — for such structuring is by now almost automatic.
The memory, left alone, not structured, will shimmer, shake, take other forms, and transform itself before your [mental] eyes, so that its shape will seem like a psychological kaleidoscope through whose focus the other events of your life will also shimmer and change.”
“Such a memory exercise can also serve to bring in other-life memories. Edges, corners, and reflections will appear, however, perhaps superimposed upon memories that you recognize as belonging to this life.”
“Your memories serve to organize your experience and, again, follow recognized neurological sequences.
Other-life memories from the future and past often bounce off of these with a motion too quick for you to follow.”
“In a quiet moment, off guard, you might remember an event from this life, but there may be a strange feeling to it, as if something about it, some sensation, does not fit into the time slot in which the event belongs.”
“In such cases that [present-life] memory is often tinged by another, so that a future or past life memory sheds its cast upon the recalled event. There is a floating quality about one portion of the memory.”
“This happens more often than is recognized, because usually you simply discount the feeling of strangeness, and drop the part of the memory that does not fit.”
Such instances involve definite bleed-throughs.
“By being alert and catching such feelings, you can learn to use the floating part of the otherwise-recognizable memory as a focus.
Through association, that focus can then trigger further past or future recall.”
“Clues also appear in the dreaming state, with greater frequency, because then you are already accustomed to that kind of floating sensation in which events can seem to happen in their own relatively independent context.
Dreams in which past and present are both involved are an example; also dreams in which the future and the past merge, and dreams in which time seems to be a changing ingredient.”
“Now: In certain terms the past, present, and future [of your present life] are all compressed in any given moment of your experience.
Any such moment is therefore a gateway into all of your existence.”
“The events that you recognize as happening now are simply specific and objective, but the most minute element in any given moment’s experience is also symbolic of other events and other times.
Each moment is then like a mosaic, only in your current life history you follow but one color or pattern, and ignore the others.
The point is that past events grow. They are not finished.”
Master events are those whose main activity takes place in inner dimensions.
“The origin of the universe was a master event. The initial action did not occur in space or time, but formed space and time.”
“Beginnings and endings are themselves effects that seem to be facts to your perceptions.
In a fashion they simply represent beginnings and endings, the boundaries, the reaches and the limitations of your own span of attention.”
“Master events involve “work” or action whose main thrust exists outside of time, yet whose effects are felt within time.
There are dimensions of activity, then, that do not appear within time’s structure, and developments that happen quite naturally, following different laws of developments than those you recognize.”
“It is not just that highly accelerated version of time can occur at other levels of actuality, but that there are dimensions in which those versions are no impediments to the natural “flow” of events into expression.
Your closet approximation will be your experience with time in the dream state.”
“Master events are those that most significantly affect your system of reality, even though the original action was not physical but took place in the inner dimension.
Most events appear both in time and out of it, their action distributed between an inner and outer field of expression.”
“Usually you are aware only of event’s exterior cores. The inner processes escape you.”
“The “inner structure” is one of consciousness, and the deeper questions can eventually only be approached by granting the existence of inner references.”
Master Events & Time Emerging From Idea
“The world of ideas everywhere permeates physical reality, but ideas, even when they are unexpressed, possess their own organization, correspondences, their own spheres of motion and development.”
“Master events emerge from that reality of idea, now, from which all ideas originate, uniting these through the use of natural correspondences.”
“Every physical manifestation that you know has its nonphysical counterpart, in which it is always couched, from which it came, and to which it will return.”
“Time itself emerges from idea, which is itself timeless.”
“Time overlays are version of master events, in that they occur in such a fashion that one “face” of an overall event may appear in one time, one in another, and so forth.
Time overlays are the time versions of certain events. These time overlays always exist.”
The Nature of Time & Inner Perceptions
“The nature of time, questions concerning the beginning or ending of the universe – these cannot be approached with any certainty by studying life’s exterior conditions, for the physical reference themselves are merely the manifestations of inner psychological activity.”
“You are aware of the universe only insofar as it impinges upon your perception.
What lies outside of that perception remains unknown to you.”
“It seems to you, then that the world began – or must have begun – at some point in the past but that is like supposing that one piece of cake is the whole cake, which was baked in one oven and consumed perhaps in an afternoon.”
“The inner references of reality involve a different kind of experience entirely, with organizational patterns that mix and merge at every conceivable point.”
“You tune your consciousness while you sleep as one might tune a piano, so that in waking reality, it clearly perceives the proper notes and values that build up into physical experience.
Those inner fields of reference in which you have your existence are completely changing themselves as your experience is added to them, and your own identity was couched in those references before birth as you understand it.”
“You are one conscious version of yourself, creating along with all of your contemporaries the realities of the times.
When I use the term contemporaries, I refer to all of the species.”
The Mystery and Awe of “Now”
“In the higher order or events all universes, including your own, have their original creations occurring now, with all of their pasts and futures built in, and with all of their scales of time winding ever outward, and all of their appearances of space, galaxies and nebulae, and all of their seeming changes, being instantly and originally created in what you think of as this moment.”
“Your universe cannot be its own source.
Its inner mysteries – which are indeed the mysteries of consciousness, not matter – cannot be explained, and must remain incomprehensible, if you try to study them from the viewpoint of your objective experience alone.
“You must look to the source of that experience. You must look not to space but to the source of space, not to time but to the source of time – and most of all, you must look to the kind of consciousness that experiences space and time.”