In this post, I will try to explain the idea of time and space as it pertains to our reality. I say "our reality" because it is what we experience in our daily lives. There are many other realities that do not have the same type of experience, whether it is dimensionless or timeless or somewhere in between. This is not provable from within this reality, but it must be expected as I hope will become evident.
When reading these posts, please remember that you have biases and beliefs that may not "resonate" with this information. This can occur because you are reading from the perspective of opposition (meaning you don't agree) or you are trying to relate the information to what you know (relating to physical examples). You may believe everything that is written, but then interpret it in another direction. In all cases, be aware that these different directions you take this information gives an idea of your underlying perceptions and expectations of reality. If you can recognize this, it will help in using your own intuition because the first step towards connecting with your intuition is to see what it is you have not seen within yourself.
I will start by discussing the idea of "space" before I discuss "time". They are connected and related, but they represent different components of the reality matrix. We tend to think of them as dimensions within the matrix.
The experience of space is possible because of the physical senses. The optical and tactile senses give the impression of distance. If you talk to someone who is blind, they would not be able to describe anything in terms of position or distance except perhaps using auditory queues for the location of sound or with their sense of touch. But those are still a function of the physical senses. All experiences of position, distance, and awareness of objects in space is due to your physical senses.
An easy way to understand this concept is to try a virtual reality simulation. You are not physically at a location in the simulation, nor are you actually moving within the simulation, but the sensation is similar to physically moving or being in that location. That is because your visual senses provide that stimulus to your cognitive processor.
If this doesn't quite make sense, ask yourself this question: "where is the universe?" Space is the idea of things that do not overlap. It is the idea of separation between things that appear disconnected. From the smallest to the largest, you have this notion of things separated from other things, and so we have named these separate looking things that exists having space in between. And yet, if you zoom all the out until it's only the universe, what is outside of the edges of the universe? Are there things separate from the universe? Does the scaling up end and if not, what thing is beyond the universe? This question of "what's beyond" would go for ever if space was truly real. Hopefully these questions help you understand the idea that space is only perception rather than a reality. You would not know about the experience of space at all if not for sensory perception.
I've written about the physical senses and how they are interpreted by your conscious awareness. This is the true cause for the experience of space. Your conscious awareness provides the interpretation of your physical senses of being in space, having location, seeing distance and objects. All of this is a function of your consciousness. Your physical senses must go through your consciousness to be aware of the sensory information.
The experience of physical time is a combination of the experience of space and the inability to go back to the same exact conditions of experience. You cannot re-create the last moment of time, and only the next moment of time can be experienced after the current moment. This linear progression of space creates the experience of time.
Time is another measurement that was created to track the amount of changes within one "moment" to another. Just as you measure distance for space, that same measurement can indicate time as well. The amount of moments that span two points is called time. The amount of positions within two points is called space.
Time does not really exist as a linear progression, no more than space. As I described, space is a function of conscious awareness of that measured distance. Time is also a conscious awareness of that measured moments. Even if you stood still and nothing around you changed, the sensation of one moment moving along to the next moment is the experience of time.
If a moment was considered to be a point in space, then you could say that time is another dimension. In fact, many choose to see time as a 4th dimension.
My explanation of Space and Time
From my perspective, space and time is a type of rule that is created to define parameters for experience (the "laws" that allows this reality to exist and function in the way that it does). Space and time are not dimensions in terms of planes, which is a physical description of dimension within space. You can't use space to define space. Space and time are a way for energy to be measured in a particular way. Space is the measurement of energy at a specific "level". Distance is determined by that "level". So the farther away something is, the less energy that is detected. Or said in another way, rather than use the term "level" which could imply that it is proportional to distance, the energy pattern is different at one perceived position from another to give the illusion of distance. This is similar to how virtual reality works. They render an image with a different pattern to give the illusion of distance.
The pattern of energy determines the observed shape or object and its position.
Therefore, the energy itself encodes the information about the object,
such as location, color, size, shape, etc. It is assumed that the brain picks up that
energy and converts it into a pattern which our consciousness
interprets as an image, but in reality, all is always connected, all is one, so perception is simply being aware of the information ("focus"). In quantum mechanics, nothing actually exists except probabilities of everything and all are connected, which is called "entanglement". This could be interpreted to mean all possible things already exist and that would be a true statement. If that is the case, then space is turning one of those probabilities into an observed reality as a single slice of "time", and linear "time" is moving through a set of related probabilities one after the other.
Time is simply the transition of the patterns of energy from one probable state to another. It is another word to describe change. Linear time is a rule that says one state must transition to another state without returning back to the previous state.
The main implication is that your belief in objects within physical space is relative to your point of reference. In other words, you see things as real and physical through your eyes only. Because of this, there is no such thing as an objective reality. To prove this, just try to see the world through someone else's physical senses. You cannot. You can only share your experience and perspective with another verbally, and they can only do the same. If the experience describes something in common, it is considered "objective" only because you are expressing a commonly interpreted subjective experience. That does not mean the physical world exists as a shared reality. It only implies that the subjective experience is similar with no way to validate (you can only believe the other person's description and expression).
Outside of physical reality, time is not treated the same. It is not about linear progression, but instead, a change in state. Just as space is a pattern, the experience of change can be measured as the sense of time. The physical experience of time is that of a train taking you from one view to another, while the non-physical experience of time is that of a picture of the self. You can change the picture of self to any state that has been, is, or will be. Remember that all experience is an awareness through focus. If that is the case, then even change is simply an awareness of a particular condition.
I mentioned that time and space are patterns of energy, which define the reality that we experience. If you remember some basic understanding of physics, you may remember that all matter is energy. But what is energy? The concept of energy is an abstraction that represents work. It can also be called action in that energy is converted into action. When you think of matter, most consider matter as being static and constant, but in reality, it is always fluctuating, always being "re-created".
Without going too deep into the science of matter and energy, you are not observing the universe around you as matter. You are receiving the energy that is represented as matter via your physical senses. Your senses take that energy in and your consciousness converts it into information. This is the observed function of the physical body. It is a conduit for energy. But even the body is energy, so then what is actually recognizing what the energy is? It is energy observing energy because energy is another term for awareness or "life".
Side note: Gravity
As an aside, the concept of gravity is discussed
within Physicist groups as a bend or warp in space/time due to
Einstein's postulation of "General Relativity". My explanation for
gravity is the cumulative gathering of energy to represent matter from the
infinite pool of energy that is "space". This energy pool that appears as the void of
space spans multiple dimensions, but it appears "dark" in our visual
spectrum. Where there is matter, there is collected energy as a pattern.
Energy is not particles. It is, in a sense, an infinite wave of
consciousness (any word that describes something as a thing is going to a symbolic representation because there are no real "things", only concepts, and all "things" are symbols of the concept). Being a wave means that there is continuity. There are no
gaps, nor is there any separation. Because of this, the accumulation of
the energy into a point of concentration (a celestial body), means the
wave function collapsing into the observed particle is always in
movement into the point of concentration. All matter is the collection
of conscious energy (the densities). That accumulation is the observed
gravitational pull. The reason why the strength of the gravitational pull is stronger as the mass increases is exactly because there is a large amount of conscious energy gathering to define itself.
It is neither a force from the scientific perspective, nor is it bending of space, both of which are based on the notion of space being real (matter) and that particles are separate (i.e. strong force, weak force, magnetic, and gravitational forces are all presumed to be the interactions of particles at different scales). One reason why Einstein called gravity curvature of space around massive objects is because he is looking at the Earth, or any thing, as a fixed creation, meaning it is a constant material object.
My interpretation is that all matter is constantly being "created" through quantum mechanics. A particle does not have form until observed/measured/"fixed". And it is only observed as a particle as it continues to be observed/measured/"fixed". Therefore, all matter is continuously being "created". But I already mentioned that time is not the changing of fixed matter, but changing of patterns of energy, which means all configurations of matter already exists as patterns, and time is traversing a specific sequence of patterns. Then the idea of creation is that you are moving "frame by frame" through these defined patterns. This is simply another way of saying "created every moment", meaning each EXPERIENCE is created every moment.
Because of this flipping through pattern after pattern, the idea of gravity is simply a rule that says energy attracts, and the more energy there is, the stronger the attraction. We as a body also attracts, but we do not have the same amount of pull as a planet due to the smaller amount of energy. The earth has a field around it due to this energy pattern, as does all things. This "aura" is the electromagnetic emissions that exist in all matter due to the movement of energy. The energy pattern for all matter defines what something looks like, where it is in "space", and when it is in "time", since time is a specific pattern of "where".
If we were not distinct patterns of the conscious energy at a different density, our energy would be a part of the collective energy within the planet's energy matrix. In reality, we are a part of the planet's energy matrix. That is one of the reasons why we have incarnations on this planet. The Earth provides the energy needed to materialize our consciousness in physical form. Hence the idea of "Mother Earth".
I will be discussing consciousness and densities in the next couple posts.