Many teachers claim anything is possible, literally, it's only a matter of adjusting our minds to it. I think it would be incredibly awesome to shift to a previous point in time and live my life from that point forward differently based on the knowledge I acquired in my present life experience. The idea of completely letting go of my current life and just starting fresh from a previous point in time gives me an immense sense of relief. If all things exist NOW, how is time travel any different than "place travel"? Could I imagine myself in the past thinking about my present as the past from which I moved, and by persisting in that imaginal act, reach a degree of belief that makes it solidify around me as reality? Wouldn't it be a waste of time to try it? Wouldn't it just distract me from living my real life and changing the things right now that I can change? Could holding on to the idea that anything is possible actually cause harm by making us focus on what we cannot accomplish to the detriment of what we can?

asked 15 Jan '13, 14:03

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edited 15 Jan '13, 14:09

I fully recognize the insanity of this line of reasoning. However, I am not sure I see any benefit in sanity.

(12 Oct '13, 06:06) flowsurfer
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I have never told anyone besides my close friend Jess this, but I gained an hour one day. it was 4:26pm I had to make sure of the time because I was going home for lunch, I have an hour lunch and often use my two 15 minute beaks alongside it to have a drawn out lunch. needless to say I was keeping a close eye on the clock, but I was also experiencing extended moments in my meditations, it seemed like far too many thoughts within a small time frame. I went back to work and it said 5:26 on the clock in my car. when I walked back to my office everything looked like it was moving in a slower rate than my thoughts, as if I were having far more thoughts about every moment than I generally do. I just thought it was a bit of the euphoric feeling I have sometimes after meditation sticking around. when I returned to my office I saw the clock and still today doubt what I saw, I stared at it for at least 15 minutes half to make sure it was working and half because it seems insane. The clock said 4:26 on it! I still to this day have absolutely no explanation of what happened, I've tried to find other stories like it but haven't. so from my experience yes it can be done, how? don't know, and I don't know if I even believe my own mind still, I can't make sense of it and I experienced it. it was an analog clock on the wall, I also checked my cellphone after seeing the clock and it showed the same time. still can't make sense of it, don't even know if I believe me. I would like to know if anyone else has had an experience like it or can point me to someone who claims to of had one.


answered 16 Jan '13, 00:25

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Yes it is possible. You can go back to a past time and start again with your current knowledge. You would probably end up with a nervous breakdown because all the people you know now would know you but you would not know them from the time of your starting again and to now. they would all think you have gone crazy. You are better off changing your life now to what you want it to be.


answered 16 Jan '13, 04:38

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edited 16 Jan '13, 05:22

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All the people I know now would know me but I wouldn't know them? How so? I want to be 15; like literally, I want my documents all to say I'm 15, my relatives to know me as someone who is 15 and my body to be that of a 15 year old. Okay, maybe that is just the cheap version of shifting to a previous point in time. Like, I seriously would prefer to just go back, even if I had a magic lamp to easily remake the current situation into something more ideal.

(16 Jan '13, 10:39) flowsurfer

@flowsurfer the cup or the magic lamp needs not to be cleaned outside but inside to find the water and light that you are and make the 2 become one. seek and you shall find. knowledge(gnosis) is hidden."Recognize what is in your sight, and that which is hidden from you will become plain to you . For there is nothing hidden which will not become manifest." are you not surprise that the knowledge that you use today sometime comes from mythology and legend-

(16 Jan '13, 15:19) white tiger

and that those mythology and legend have hidden gnosis in them? waiting for one that as eyes to see and hears to ear and that is seeking the truth.

(16 Jan '13, 15:21) white tiger
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it may be a more productive use of this life
to learn to know why you wanted to be here now
and what it is that needed to be experienced
to move you along on your journey


answered 15 Jan '13, 16:07

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Blessed is he who will take his place in the beginning; he will know the end and will not experience death."

(15 Jan '13, 16:20) white tiger

white tiger, yes, the soul will let the body go so it can move up through the gate

(15 Jan '13, 20:47) fred

the time is always now,what you are looking for as allready happen but you do not know it. why do you need to travel if you are there now? Have you discovered, then, the beginning, that you look for the end? For where the beginning is, there will the end be. Blessed is he who will take his place in the beginning; he will know the end and will not experience death."That which you have will save you if you bring it forth from yourselves. That which you do not have within you will kill you if you do not have it within you." "When you see your likeness, you rejoice. But when you see your images which came into being before you, and which neither die not become manifest, how much you will have to bear!" "Why do you wash the outside of the cup? Do you not realize that he who made the inside is the same one who made the outside?""When you make the two one, you will become the sons of man, and when you say, 'Mountain, move away,' it will move away." "The heavens and the earth will be rolled up in your presence. And the one who lives from the living one will not see death." Does not Jesus say, "Whoever finds himself is superior to the world?" His disciples said to him, "When will the kingdom come?" <jesus said,=""> "It will not come by waiting for it. It will not be a matter of saying 'here it is' or 'there it is.' Rather, the kingdom of the father is spread out upon the earth, and men do not see it."


answered 15 Jan '13, 14:35

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white tiger

Are you incapable of speaking in plain english?

(15 Jan '13, 14:42) flowsurfer

it is writen in english is it not then why do you not understand it? can you find it in you? why do you wash the outside of the cup?Do you not realize that he who made the inside is the same one who made the outside? in your case why do you seek a higher cup will it change what is inside of the cup? does the cup exist to hold what is on the outside? or to hold what is in the inside?That which you have will save you if you bring it forth from yourselves.

(15 Jan '13, 14:54) white tiger

That which you do not have within you will kill you if you do not have it within you." why do you pity yourself and put your energy on what you do not have? should you not put your energy on what you have and have faith in your self?

(15 Jan '13, 14:55) white tiger

I do not understand anything you are saying.

(15 Jan '13, 15:19) flowsurfer

@white tiger, all he wants to do is go back and relive a time of his life with the wisdom he has now. I have often thought about how much I would like to do that. I don't think he's pitying himself.

(15 Jan '13, 17:41) Bedazzled

@bedazzled if you want to go back with what you have now to change something that you did not have back then,are you not pitying your self? would not the use of the now be a greater place to use the wisdom that you have now since what is past affect the present and what you do in the present affect the can you use this now moment and the awareness that you have of it? can you put these 2 parts:()and 0 to make one and solve the duality?(0)past=present=future are all in the now.

(16 Jan '13, 01:41) white tiger

@Bedazzled, "all he wants to do is go back and relive a time of his life with the wisdom he has now" - which in other words is a situation created out of regret.

@white tiger, maybe it would be helpful to be a bit specific and say that the past and the future are in now, but only in mind. In a sense that they are illusions. Whereas present or now is literally everywhere and there needs to be no mind to experience it, unlike the past and the future can be only experienced through mind.

(16 Jan '13, 01:57) CalonLan

also what about your awareness of the now is it like this (0) or is it like this ((0)) or maybe like this (((0))).if you think that it is impossible look at chess player they know all the move that they made all the move that the oppenent made they determine what move they are going to do now for all the next move coming for them and the opponent. i consider a good chess player someone that is able to be 10 move a head on both side of the it that chess player have a greater awareness of

(16 Jan '13, 01:58) white tiger

It's these little details that confuse a lot of people. All those books and videos that talk about this stuff, but rarely anyone understands them anyway. Since most of the people are just parroting what they heard.

(16 Jan '13, 02:00) CalonLan

the now? and do they use that awareness not only in the game but in their life?

(16 Jan '13, 02:01) white tiger

@white tiger, I know what you are saying, but I still don't think he is pitying himself. I think the desire comes from wanting to experience a past event differently. He just wants to have a different experience with it. But I agree with you, it's something that you can do in the now, anyway.

(16 Jan '13, 06:19) Bedazzled

@CalonLan, most people don't perceive the past as now, probably not even you.

(16 Jan '13, 06:30) Bedazzled

@Bedazzled, the past and the future are not on the same "timeline" as the present moment. The now is not in between them. The past and the future are happenings of the state of mind. The now is happening of existence. They're not even related and "the present/now" has no place between the past and the future. It's delusion that's always happening in now. And mind tricks you into believing they are real by offering bridge across these divides.

(16 Jan '13, 07:03) CalonLan

Yes, @CalonLan, that's why I used the word "perceive."

(16 Jan '13, 07:49) Bedazzled

What does it even matter if I'm pitying myself or not? Either this is possible or it is not. If you regret having ordered a dish, either you can get the restaurant to replace it or you can't; you'll never be forced to eat the dish but you may or may not have the means to make a better choice because maybe you're out of money, maybe the restaurant is out of ingredients, etc. If it is possible, I think it would be much more awesome than just trying to make the best of life from where I am now.

(16 Jan '13, 10:32) flowsurfer

@flowsurfer, I completely agree with you. I don't see how regrets are a crime, anyway. And yes, either it's possible or not, that is really your question.

(16 Jan '13, 10:40) Bedazzled

@flowsurfer if you regret something in the past it means that you did not make the correct choice since you have the need to change it. and yes you can correct your mistake in the now. but to pity your self and wanting to stay in the past does not make the necessary change in the now for the future continuity of now that is coming. if in this now you perceive past error change them now to give you the perfect coming now that you are beguinning to be aware about now.

(16 Jan '13, 15:11) white tiger

If the mistake was, and I'm just using this as an example, not investing in Apple, then no I can't correct it now, I could only correct it in the past; if human beings were ageless, all mistakes could at least in theory be corrected at any point in their life. Human beings are not ageless. If I try to date someone who is still in high school to correct not having done that, the age difference would cause significant, possibly even legal problems.

(16 Jan '13, 19:34) flowsurfer

@calonlan the thing is that the now seen from this world of duality is like this (=past,0=present now,)=futur but once out of duality()becomes this 0. the one who is trutfull is also like this O and in him are all the child 0 even those that are lost in duality( ),if it might help you go to a pond and cast a stone in the water and keep looking. where does the physical action of your choice to cast a stone in the pond take place? when the now keep going you see more and more ripple on water.

(16 Jan '13, 19:51) white tiger
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