On April 15, 1912, over 1500 people lost their lives in the frigid waters of the North
On a much lighter note, every so often I am asked to deliver packages to City Hall. The City Hall building has ten floors, accessible by a bay of three elevators in the lobby. For the last few months, as a game, when dropping these packages to upper floor departments, I have been seeing if I can predict which elevator door will open first. Surprisingly, my success rate has been in the 90% range. I do this not only on the ground floor lobby, but also on the upper floors where I deliver the packages. Say I have packages to deliver on the 5th floor, 9th floor, and 10th floor. Right there, that’s nine different possibilities for which elevator door would open (three elevator doors, multiplied by three floors). Then I have one last chance on the way down, returning to the lobby from the final floor, so add an additional 3. During my last two excursions to City Hall, I have only missed once out of the 9 to 12 different possibilities available to me. Most recently, I knew from my approach on the street which elevator would open for me in the lobby before I walked in. It was a distinct, impressionable, and undeniable image showing me which door was going to whoosh open.
How is all this possible? How could this happen?
Welcome to the Ever Spacious Present.
It has been my experience (and there have been some scientific experiments in consciousness research) that suggest Time as we know it is not something linear at all, but happening all at once. This means we have access to not only the future, but also the past – which raises some startling implications. (Unfortunately, it doesn’t appear that we will be able to physically travel through Time in any sort of mechanized machine any time soon). I realize this concept may be hard to fathom, but imagine, if you will, floating out in space staring down on planet earth. Then realize, there are 40 different time zones occurring all at once. For instance, if it’s 1 p.m. on the west coast, it is also 4 p.m. on the east coast, and it may also be 3 a.m. in
Accessing this field of the Eternal Now has always been wrought with mystery. However, we must admit, that if people can have premonitions, predictions, and the ability to see ahead (either by seconds, hours, days, or months), then this gives us a glimpse into the magic of one’s eternal nature – one of the inherent qualities within the Soul. It is not something to be feared or considered paranormal, just not a facet we give much focus to, but is a natural ability couched within our psychic (mental) framework nonetheless.
This lack of concentration, or rather because of the concentration in the Now and current experience, is why we don’t spend much time being “spread out” through our individual histories.
We are all engaged in acts of experience, and the fullness of experience could never be completely appreciated without being fully immersed within the dynamics of the conditions and situations being examined by egoic consciousness. It is a function of the ego to break experience down into distinct and minute thoughts and feelings that can be assimilated within the spiritual body of individual life in order to grow, express, and learn. In other words, the ego is a wonderful lens that we use to focus our experience, and when we focus, we begin to take the available field of energy and circumstances and fine-tune them to a here-and-now perspective. This is what keeps us from continually being bombarded by having 24-hour knowledge of every future experience and also from being caught within a whirlpool of re-conditioning the past.
Now, this concept of simultaneous Time may leave one wondering: Is there free will?
Absolutely. This is the wonderful facet of existing within a quantum universe. Quantum mechanics has revealed that particles (which we are all made of) exist in all possible states until an observation is made. When that observation occurs, a domino effect results, collapsing into the experience of reality. Existing within a moment-by-moment experience allows the observer to effectively alter the course of the next moment by the sheer fact that he can “slow” and “stop” the perception of simultaneous Time and interject a new “course.” This is one of those traits that make you such a magnificent creator of your existence! Once that new thought, that new emotion, that new sense of observation is made, its components “rearrange” the energetic components of reality, which then result in a different “view” of a simultaneous future, as well as a simultaneous past, but I won’t get into that in this post. (I will just mention that scientific experiments have shown that once an observation has been made in the present moment, it really cannot be changed by a different thought from a future moment, because by that time, conscious observation has already determined the outcome. The caveat to this: we don’t always have a conscious observation of everything going on in our present experience, which means these unseen and unobserved variables can be altered from the standpoint of the future, which can have a marked impact on the nature of our individual realities – weird, huh?).
Could future predictions also be a Future Now Moment reaching back through the expanse of Eternity and grabbing our Present Now Moment observations? I think the answer to this could be “yes.” This may be the reason for some of the Titanic predictions. Does this mean the tragedy of the cruise liner could not have been avoided? Was it fate? Absolute Destiny?
Is this some sort of bizarre Star Trek scenario?
I believe the answer is – yes, it is a bizarre Star Trek scenario, and yes – it could have been avoided. All possibilities are available, and in like some weird science fiction television episode, in one reality the cruise liner collides with an iceberg resulting an incredible loss of life; in another, the Captain, either on a “whim” or simply better judgment, decides to take a different course and all reach New York unscathed. Remember, in a quantum universe, all possibilities exist simultaneously (like Time), until an observation is made via some aspect of a person’s consciousness. With the ego’s ability to “slow” and “stop” Time, to break it down out of the Ever Spacious Present, it grants that awesome capability of reorganizing energy (remember, it’s all energy), into manifesting into different forms, potentials, and realities. This gets even weirder with the concept that all experiences are somehow “realized” and explored somewhere within the greater body of consciousness – meaning that we haven’t “changed” the course of events (that is, the ship will still hit an iceberg in one reality), we have simply changed the course of the “observed” experience within egoic consciousness (everyone reaches New York safely -- This harkens to the fascinating concept of parallel universes).
You have the right to define your experience, both as an individual and a mass society. Yes, it is still considered “magical” or “mystical” in terms of the left-brain “how it works,” and thus, it may not always be easy. However, if you choose not to recognize this wonderful aspect of yourself – to letting go of your egoic mind focused here in the minute-by-minute Now and seeing on occasion the Ever Spacious Present, or that you don’t realize you can inject different outcomes and mold the Eternal Now – then, indeed, you may be walking down a road called “fate.”
And sometimes, it’s just fun to play in front of the elevators.
Remember, you are a PERFECT being. Ponder your perfection with how you can play within All Time.
Until later (pun intended),