Time and Our Involvemen - Einstein's Perspective - Part 1

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Last week I posted one of the more challenging pieces of information from The Council, The Illusion of Time. I included a link to further information on the subject dealing specifically with Einstein’s theory of relativity. The Council attempted to explain it in technical terms and then gave more practical examples. Upon reflection I felt that it is important to place some commentary with that quote so that it might be a little more easily understood. In this quote The Council points out that time is tied very closely to the physical world. Therefore, the less we are involved in physical activity the faster time appears to move for us. When reading an interesting book, time flies. When sitting in the dentist chair while a tooth is being drilled, it seems to drag. The Council points out that physical life, from the soul’s perspective, is nothing more than observation and activity. Much of our “time” is spent in observation. When we are involved in physical activity, meaning more involved in the physical, it slows down. Now someone may say, “If you are in a prison cell, staring at the four walls, there is no physical activity but time drags or if you are working in the kitchen of a restaurant during the rush hour, time seems to fly with lots of activity. Yes both are correct but we are not looking at the actual area of activity correctly. Staring at the four walls of the cell is very intense activity with the physical world and rushing around in a kitchen making hundreds of decisions per minute is intense mental activity. If the one in the prison cell were daydreaming about some pleasurable experience instead of focusing on the cell, time would fly because the focus is no longer on the current situation in a moment by moment thought process. In the restaurant the thought processes are geared up to keep up with the physical activities so that everything is at a much faster pace. The following is The Council discussion of how time relates to Einstein’s theory.

Questioner: Einstein's theory of relativity, my understanding. He says that time is not absolute. That we experience time as a result of our velocity and specifically in relation to the speed of light. The faster we travel, the slower we experience time. You said that we experience time in relation to our observation of activity. Do these two thoughts relate in anyway?

The Council: Don’t you see a relationship?

Questioner: Sometimes I seem to, but as far as the relation that time is relative, but then specifically relating velocity and observation, I can't relate.

The Council: Repeat it again and think about what you are asking.

Questioner: Einstein's theory of relativity says that as your speed or velocity approaches the speed of light that your experience of time will be much slower than in comparison to someone who is traveling at a slower rate.

The Council: Now have you heard what you have said?

Questioner: The more activity that you are involved in...

The Council: You must use the speed of light first as the basis as opposed to the one who is not moving at the speed of light, only receiving the speed of light.

Questioner: Also, Einstein's theory says that if you are traveling at the speed of light that time will stop, essentially will not exist.

The Council: Isn't that interesting? What have we said about the world you exist in?

Questioner: That it is an illusion of our creation.

The Council: Yes, but what have we said about it being shadows played on light? The closer you move to light and this also can be understood as moving at the speed of light, since the activities of light or the molecules of light make up the light itself yet is part of the speed. Do you understand?

Questioner: Not very well.

The Council: How can we explain it? Light in itself is not just light, it is made up of components, basically an energy. The energy is light because those molecules, those atoms, whatever that constitute light vibrate at a particular rate. Do you understand that?

Questioner: Yes, I think.

The Council: Very well. As the vibration is increased then, it becomes closer to the components of light. Do you understand that?

Questioner: Yes.

The Council: Consequently, it becomes a closer part of that light. Do you understand that?

Questioner: Yes.

The Council: As it becomes a closer part of that light, then, the lack of attention to the denser form of light constitutes a lack of involvement or observation thus a lack of an awareness of time or transition or activity. Do you understand that?

Questioner: I think to some degree.