The Fifth Dimensional
Chapter I- Puzzles About Time
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“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,
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
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 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
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