If there is only now, the present, does this mean all future, past, and alternate now's also exist 'presently' (for lack of a better word; meaning to imply 'already created, corporeal, solid, established, etc.') or instead that the present is the only 'solid' moment, and every moment before and every moment to come is dynamic, created and sustained by energy (as All is energy) and so the past and the future can be reshaped by either removing or redirecting the energy currently invested in sustaining those events, which is only sustained from the now?
"Change.. is the only constant."
asked 18 Apr '13, 15:31
Everything exists now.
The moment you decided to ask this question exists right now. The moment when you typed in your first letter into the question box exists now. Your version of last Christmas exists now. Your infinite alternative versions of last Christmas exist now. What can happen in the future exists now.
It's like with photo albums. You have hundreds of pictures in your album at the same time. Even if you can only focus on one picture at a time, you know that there are other pictures that exist as well at the same time.
Time is an illusion.
Take the example of the photo album. You can look at pictures of your life chronologically. And sometimes when you are so deeply focused and walk down memory lane, the time sequence could be experienced as real. It could be experienced as experiencing a real timeline from past to present.
But there is no past, present and future. All pictures exist now. There is only now. You simply look at the pictures in a chronological sequence and create the illusion of time.
We could also look at a picture that is at the end first, then at a picture in the beginning and then at a picture that is in the middle.
The universe is an entire photo album too.
But the photo album of the universe has infinite amounts of pictures. And they exist now at the same "time".
We simply jump from one now moment to another now moment, to another and another and another... and this way on earth we create the illusion of time.
So it is in theory possible to jump to your reality of yesterday (or an alternative yesterday). But on earth we created the illusion that we can't do that. We experience the illusion of time. So we are limited. We have beliefs and general agreements that limit us. Also our ability to focus is limited. We can only focus on one now moment (picture) "at a time".
I believe that when we make our transition (or croaking experience as Abraham would say) to source again, we can experience all now moments that exist at the same time... in no time:)
But yet I haven't thought about what to do next then when it gets boring some time later :).
How about this angle:
Because there’s only Now, in truth there’s no-time in which anything new can be created; thus creation is already infinitely and eternally complete. Therefore, all of the infinite possible realities already exist as potential, although we’re limited to experiencing infinite probable realities :)
Which part of creation you will experience is determined by you:
In a self-chosen (imagined) reality that’s comprised solely of your own consciousness (lower physical self + higher non-physical or spiritual self); therefore then, everything in that reality is You, including both the questioner and the answerer.
Linear time and - by definition - space are illusions; therefore, everything is happening right Here and right Now in the present moment.
You asked a question in the present moment of Now and because there is only you in your Universe, you answered that question, also in the Now.
And in this Now, which is the same Now, you are reading both the question and the answer that you wrote. See it and feel it by realizing that without the illusion of time, everything must be happening Now (it is).
Remember and realize, therefore, that everyone and everything is really You moving at the infinite speed of no-time. And thus, all interactions are between You and You, which by definition is also Me.
Because there is only You in your Uni-Verse, all that you see in the Universal Mirror of your life is but a reflection of some level of the state of your being. So I Am really a reflection brought to you by your own higher self; I Am You!
answered 10 May '13, 01:10
Although everything seems to be changing, it is already destined and unchangeable.
If your life would be taken into vacuum, then pic 1 illustrate how it would go. The line is purpose/direction/journey of your life. In the past you were set on this direction and continue through now and to the future. The future then is inevitable. However life is not vacuum, thus on your journey/following your direction you meet many variables - red line (pic 2,3,4). These variables may not or may influence the way that you are going. Depending on their strength of influence, they may not influence you at all (pic 2), influence you totally, where totality of their influence is their own journey (pic 3) or alter your direction slightly (pic. 4)... Red line - the variable (another person you meet, picture you see, scent you smell, blablabla and so on.) can get altered or changed by you as well. That is why all is interconnected. And all is destined, thus there is no choice.
Because - it is day 1, you wake up - go to work - then come home and spend some time doing your hobbies - then go to bed. At this moment unknown to you and everybody else, the very next day (2) following the same path of your day, you will meet the lady (represented by the red line). Which at that point will not alter your day in any way. Yet on day 3, you are bound to meet her again, as you follow your path and she follows hers, however this time, there's something bound to happen, even if only because of the curiosity of meeting her for the 2nd time in 2 days. You start talking and you spend the rest of the day together.
And so on and on and on, the things that are destined to happen are happening without you having anything to say about it. The choice is non-existent, since whatever you choose, you would have chosen anyway. It seems like you're making decisions, what you are really doing is merely following the path you were destined to follow. With all the hesitation and indecision, it's all part of the scheme and leads you were you were destined to be lead.
But, even though nothing can be changed and all is set, we can still enjoy the show immensely since we are not capable of foretelling what will our actions cause in their whole totality nor who's waiting around the corner. And so being in now is the way to have most fun here. Just like the roller coaster, the path is set, but that doesn't necessarily make it any less enjoyable, does it.
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The reason I disagree that all potential eventualities are already in fully created existence is because this would require a huge amount of processing and storage to already have been accomplished.
I view reality as a variety of a "Matrix"-esque implementation inside a quantum computer. Since I can observe the processing limitations of the hardware in my current tiny little existence by purposely stretching its limit, I can conclude that the Verse's processing power is not unlimited.. =)
So this leaves the possibility that it simply has already calculated every single possible eventuality, and it has a flawless and endless storage system. I can also test and observe scenario where this is not true either. And I already know that its processing capabilities are not unlimited. So even if everything that has ever been is already written in the stars, the processor used to retrieve this data isn't unlimited. Whether the first condition is true or not (that which already has been and will be already happened, which I don't believe is true anyway) this means a fast enough processor could rewrite existing data, because of the observations of the processing limitations in my first round of experiments.
One way or another, potential is unlimited and change is constant. If these are true then.. There's a lot more to figure out about reality than just "it is what it is and that's it, there is nothing more." I see a whole lot more...
As a last point, I know of 'mentors' who can feel the rotation of Earth, the orbit around Sol, some even our galactic path. Me? I feel the call of the Verse. Multiverse or polyverse, not Uni.
There is a truly remarkable video that a friend sent me "out of the blue" the other day that gives deep insight into how the human brain functions ... from it i conclude that in our world of duality the "now" can only exist if there is a "non now", that is, past or future ... just as positive cannot exist without negative, yin cannot exist without yang.
Our brains are practically split in two, one part acting in a rational logic order as in our physical world of duality and the other part has infinite capabilities to explore parallel worlds ... in other words we really do flip through an infinite number of parallel realities in each moment, that slide so fast as to give the impression of continuity as in a film
My thoughts and experiences lead me to believe, the past is the past, can not be changed or reshaped, the present is right here, right now and what we do here in the everyday present can shape our future and change some of the outcomes that would have transpired because of past circumstances. Moldable by our actions......
answered 18 Apr '13, 18:50
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