Years ago when at a job I didn’t necessarily love, and the day was extremely boring, I would watch the clock as it seemed to drag on ever so slowly. I had also noticed, when fully immersed in something creative, time would just slip by – which seemed to prove the saying, “Time flies when you are having fun”. However, contrary to this, I once bicycled across Alaska, 1,500 miles in a month and that went very slowly and was one of the best experiences of my life, so what were the differences? I now believe the saying only means that the “fun” goes by too fast.
In the past few years, it feels like time is speeding up, whether I’m enjoying myself or not. Even my 16-year old son notices, so it can’t be that I am just getting older, like so many have insinuated. Does time feel like it’s speeding up for you?
“Put your hand on a hot stove for a minute and it seems like an hour. Sit with a pretty girl for an hour and it seems like a minute. That’s relativity.” Albert Einstein
The Relativity of Time
I’d read a bit about this theory and I suppose that I understand it kinesthetically, which is the way I learn best, my guidance gave me two “hands-on” experiences:
1) The Out-of-Body Experience:
I found myself talking to someone in the middle of the night, but many things happened at once. I made a noise; My husband noticed, and asked if I was OK; I saw who I was talking to; I noticed my body lying in the bed; I was back in my body and my husband asking me if I was OK – but not in that order – it all happened at once. It’s very challenging to explain – but it showed me how there was no time.
2) The Car Accident:
After driving for 30 years, I had my first and only car accident. At any other time of my life, if I got close to having any kind of problem, I would be warned – yet that didn’t happen.
I was traveling about 40 mph on a dirt road that curved and had a VERY steep drop off. My 3-year old son was buckled up, thank goodness, in his fancy German car seat. I looked back to see what he was doing, and I started going off the edge. I tried to correct, but it was too late. I found myself flying in the air and thought rapidly, I’d better hold onto this wheel tight – because if I land in that rocky field and hit one, this car will roll. The next moment, I was not in the air, but sliding down the side of the cliff and the car lodged on a large rock. The car was very tilted, but my son and I got out OK and the only damage was a broken rocker panel and the neighbor’s brand-new fence that we had to cut to drive the car through – since it couldn’t be winched up the steep slope.
After this happened, I just thought, well, maybe I was in such a threatening position, I just told myself I was in the air. I’d made it up. That’s it. I let it go. My mind had kept me safe.
However, that next morning at 5:00 a.m., I had to lie down with my son to get him back to sleep. At 6:00 a.m., my husband came in, visibly shaken, to tell me of an experience he’d not had before – a dream that wasn’t a dream – where his deceased father came to him while sleeping and said, “I can’t tell you now what I did, but when you wake up, you will know”. Upon waking, he heard clear as a bell, “I kept the car from rolling”.
I immediately felt that not only was this another confirmation of there being no time, even if it was a construct of this dimension, my guidance was trying to get me to “slow down” and that is why they didn’t warn me. I was racing from this job, to that one, always so much to do – always thinking of the next thing and the next and the next and possibly never in the moment and I had developed some health issues from over-working.
For me, having these two experiences shows both how there is no time in a spiritual sense and how Spirit can maneuver time. Now, on to the second topic of speed and….
Is Time Truly Speeding Up?
If it’s true that we are spiritual beings having a human experience and not humans having an occasional spiritual experience, what is the spiritual part of us? To me it would be the part of us that we take with us when our physical bodies die – our energy: mental (thoughts), emotional (feelings), spiritual (beliefs). So, if we create first with energy and then physical – rather than the reverse – is it also true that we also create the energy of time? Not the time on the clock, as it shows all of us the same numbers, but if time is relative – can we speed that time energy up or slow it down based on our thoughts, feelings, and beliefs?
One day, when my son was about eight, we had 10 minutes to make a 20-minute drive to the bus. I proposed that we both breathe deeply, relax, and know we’d make it on time. We did it together – we warped time!
Why It Feels Faster Now?
Do only some people notice? Is it because as a collective, we have so much information, and so many gadgets – that are not the time savers we thought they’d be, etc. – that we are like hamsters on a wheel that can’t get off and because we are going so fast, the time is also? Are we creating the speed of time? Or are we letting the time create us? Would it slow down if we slowed down? Or are we now moving through the 4th dimension of time?
Does time speed up when we are too much in the past or future and not relaxed and joyous in the present – enjoying all it has to offer? Many spiritual teachers say that THIS moment is all there ever is, so if we are in another moment, that isn’t real – do we then lose time – lose our life? Can we move out of the past and future and into Humans BE-ing in the NOW MOMENT? I feel these are all things to consider in these New Times.
“It is a strange thing but when you are dreading something and would give anything to slow down time it has a disobliging habit of speeding up.” J.K. Rowling Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Nancy Anderson is a Visionary, Intuitive, Healer, Messenger, and Changeworker. Having, not only survived but prospered during numerous transformations, she seeks to continually empower herself and others. Nancy is currently in the process of documenting some of the seeming “miraculous” events that have happened in her life by staying open. She hopes to share more inspiration soon. You can reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org or at Transformative Union on Facebook.