Could you please explain to myself and your readers the nature of time in our lives and the important role it plays? For example, why must we age? Also, what importance is there in being “born” to a particular time and place?
Thank you for your juicy questions. Time is a phenomena that exists on the Earth Plane only. There is no such thing as time on The Other Side. Remember that scene in the movie “Contact” when Jodi Foster’s character made contact with The Other Side for what seemed like hours, only to be later told it that was mere seconds on earth? We deal with time here as yet another way to help our souls learn and progress. It is part of the package of this earthly voyage right along with the aging process. Aren’t we lucky!
Without these two items, aging and time, we would have no bench marks to know that our existence is indeed happening and unfolding. We would also have no incentives to push ourselves forward-“do it now!”-learning and growing. We would look in mirrors and continue to appear unchanged outwardly. Each and every juncture of earthly living is a distinctly different period and opportunity for development. From preschool, to pre-teen, to post graduate, to thirty-something, middle-aged, to early retirement, to elderly…it all means and signifies something here on earth. Believe it or not, we need the tension that time and aging create because it is another learning catalyst for us. If we didn’t have these phenomenon, we would be in a state of perpetual bliss and existence, very similar to being on The Other Side, and then what would be the point of coming into this earthly realm?
Our bodies are designed to expire; like cars. It is part of the deal here on earth. As we age physically, we hopefully also become more aware of our selves, our physical capabilities and possibilities. Philosophies like ‘seize the day’, ‘make hay while the sun shines’, ‘attitude is everything’ and so on help shape and mold our daily experiences. The changes that come with aging and the passage of time create a type of goal system, for instance: “when I get tall enough I will ride a big bike’, or ‘ as soon as I can drive…’, ‘after I graduate college’, ‘once the mortgage is paid off’, ‘once I am in remission’, ‘after physical therapy is finished’, ‘when my real hair color grows out’…etc. Statements and expressions like these are used to quantify time, help us measure and make goals, etc. They may sometimes reflect our inner progress and change as well as our outward ones. Notice I said sometimes. Because like it or not, whether you are maturing or not, aging and the passage of time will happen here on earth. For all of our marvels and advances to discover and quantify time, the one thing that seems to have alluded us is how to stop or reverse it. Ultimately, no matter how much we love our ‘cars’ – things are indeed designed to wear and change. How we deal with those concepts is a matter of choice and attitude. After all, life is always what we make it.
As for the significance of being born in a particular time and place…we chose it all for ourselves from The Other Side before we get here. Some come back to particular places of empowerment, others to create an opportunity to heal an unresolved energy from the past, others because they are fascinated with certain geographical areas or others arriving at that particular juncture. It’s all part of the soul’s learning journey.