Dr. Buryl Payne

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Capitola, CA 95010


The Fifth Dimensional Consciousness

Chapter I- Puzzles About Time

my time
love time
your time
solar time
divine time
sideral time
standard time
universal time
greenwich time
mathematical time
psychological time
daylight savings time

“Time is a word we have believed to be a thing”.
--Henri Poincare (Early 20th century physicist)

“Absolute, true, and mathematical time, of itself and from its own nature, flows equably without relation to anything external”. –Newton

That time flows as Newton said, assumes that time is a substance of some sort which can move, like lava or mud. Is this really sensible?

“For us believing physicists the distinction between past, present, and future is only an illusion, even if a stubborn one”. –Einstein

Seth, an entity channeled by Jane Roberts in the 70’s, said:

“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.”

What is time? Is there time in your dreams? Is time linear, or is it circular? We all use time durations: seconds, minutes, hours, days and years. Although time is considered a noun, it is not a person, place, or thing. It is not a concrete, wood, metal, glass, plastic, or electronic gadget. The question “what is time?” cannot be answered in that form. There are not any words to describe it. It’s better to ask: How is time measured? Is it constant? Does it have length, width, height, weight, shape or color? How can we use it? Or, how does it use us?
Some humans made up the notion that time is measured by cycles, and comparisons of one cycle with another, like the rotation of Earth, Moon, and Sun around the Galactic Center. Some cycles are long (to us) and some are short. We can say so many cycles of this (days, for example) equals so many cycles of the Moon (cycles of 27 1/3 days).
An early introduction of the word time was done by a Spaniard in the 16th century to refer to the interval between tides. Now we measure time by the atomic vibration of a special metal. But do we really know what it is?
If we hadn’t made up numbers and the number system we wouldn’t be able to measure time in the way we do. In a subtle way, numbers, and counting, program us into a linear way of thinking. Numbers are ordered: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, …..
Our worlds are composed of events. We can apply a measure of so and such many cycles, but that is only a crude and simple measure of the complexity of an event. Our habitual measures of time inhibit our wide ranging perceptions. Can you drop the time habit? It’s hard to do since nearly every on else and every thing in our world is constrained by linear time thinking. We are all programmed. We have been trained to look at or attend to one thing at a time, but our brain is capable of rapidly shifting back and forth.

As Seth says:
“Your idea of time is false. Time as you experience it is an illusion caused by your own physical sense. They force you to perceive action in certain terms, but this is not the nature of action. The physical reality can only perceive reality a little bit followed by another little bit, etc., and so it seems to you that one moment exists and is gone forever, and the next moment comes, and lie the one before it disappears forever. But everything in the universe exists at one time, simultaneously… It is only your perception that is limited. There is no past, present, and future.”

“These only appear within your three dimensional reality. The whole self (entity?) knows that there is only the eternal now or the ‘spacious present’. Zen, helping one achieve satori, or intellectual enlightenment, know this. Because you are obsessed with the idea of past, present, and future, you are forced to think of reincarnations as strung out one before the other. Since all events occur at once in actuality, there is little to be gained by saying that a past event causes a present one. You are forming past, present, and future simultaneously”.

“The past exists as a series of electromagnetic connections held in the physical brain and in the nonphysical mind. These electromagnetic connections can be changed. The future consists of a series of electromagnetic connections held in the brain and mind also, and this is the only reality you are justified in giving the present. In other words, the past and the future are real to the same extent. On occasion the past can become more ‘real’ than the present, and in such cases past actions are reacted to in what you call the present. You take it for granted that present action can change the future, but present actions can also change the past.
The past is no more objective or independent from the perceiver that is the present. These electromagnetic connections that compose the past were largely made by the individual perceiver, and the perceiver is always a participant. The connections, therefore, can be changed, and such changes are far from uncommon. They happen spontaneously on a subconscious basis. The past is seldom what you remember it to be, for you have already rearranged it from the instant of any given event. The past is being constantly re-created by each individual’s attitudes and associations change. This is an actual re-creation, not a symbolic one.”
--Seth, channeled by Jane Roberts

While we need the measure of time to carry out our daily affairs, there is no need to warp our little brains with riddles, paradoxes, and puzzles that have no answers or solutions. It’s time to move on.

cartoon-man puzzled about time, going crazy, spinning in circles, beating his head, tearing his hair out, or drinking and taking drugs

Being here and now, that popular slogan of the 60’s, implies three-dimensional perception. Being here-now is not literally or perfectly possible. To be present only in the moment would mean no memory of how to talk, walk, eat, etc. It would mean being like a new born infant; helpless. Memory and imagination guide us in living. Memory and imagination are also the basis of fifth dimensional consciousness. Alternate realities are created first in imagination, then in manifestation, in more or less ‘concreteness’.
It is worthwhile to ground oneself in the three dimensions before moving ‘higher’, that is, to take in the existence of a thing or event in four dimensions, or its endurance. To perceive events not only as they are, but what they could be, is what I call being in the ‘super here-now’.
Being in the super here-now can be painful sometimes. For example, to ‘see’ a world without war, people cooperating instead of fighting, the wonderful ways in which the world could be, and how far away that seems in probability, is painful to perceive. Or to see the wonderful possibilities of a relationship, so close, so easy to get, and yet so seemingly impossible to shift to, can be very upsetting, especially if one partner sees the alternate reality, and the other does not (footnote). But these things are not so improbable really, it just takes ‘seeing’.

Footnote: I have written a booklet, called The Quantum Theory of Love, which is one way to get “there”. It is available from the Academy for Peace Research.

Chapter 2


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