Do you remember how summer vacations seemed to last forever when you were a kid? I certainly do. I spent endless hours sitting on the front porch, reading science fiction books during summer vacations. Time had no meaning for me back then.
But, goodness, how that has all changed! Now I never seem to have enough time to do the things I want to do or have to do. I often wonder where my days go. I just put away the Christmas things for last year, and now it’s time to get them all out again. Each morning, I get up and have my coffee. Then suddenly it’s time to go back to bed, and I can’t account for what I did all day long. Have you been experiencing this, too?
Time, it seems to me, is accelerating. And this apparent acceleration of time has been having a profound impact on us. It has led to chronic stress, urgency, confusion, irritability, anxiety and even fear and panic. Along with these emotional effects, we have been experiencing physical symptoms as well, especially chronic headaches, fatigue and nervous system disorders. The acceleration of time is having its greatest negative impact is on those of us who don’t know what’s going on.
Some people claim that the apparent acceleration of time occurs when we are doing things we enjoy. Others say it happens as we get older. Still others argue that it’s a consequence of the rapid pace of technological innovation.
All of this may be true, I don’t know. But I would like to share with you two other possible explanations for the apparent acceleration of time: a scientific explanation and a spiritual explanation.
First, the scientific explanation...
Years ago, scientists discovered that the earth’s electromagnetic field has been vibrating, or pulsating, at a frequency of 7.8 cycles per second, and it has been vibrating at this same frequency for thousands of years. They named this phenomenon the Schumann resonance after the German physicist Winfried Otto Schumann who predicted it mathematically in the 1950s. More recently, however, scientists have discovered that the earth’s vibration is rising and now stands at 12 cycles per second. This may provide a scientific explanation for the apparent acceleration in time. Einstein himself said that time can speed up.
And now, the spiritual explanation...
The earth is vibrating faster in preparation for the global ascension to a higher dimension. We who inhabit the earth must likewise prepare for the ascension. And we must do so now, because time may be running out.
We are awakening from thousands of years of fear and ignorance. Like the earth itself, we who have chosen to awaken spiritually at this time are now vibrating more rapidly than before. Spiritual growth that once took years or perhaps a lifetime to accomplish can now be accomplished in months or even days. In fact, A Course in Miracles tells us that we can experience a “holy instant” in which we awaken immediately. As we awaken and actively pursue the truth, there occurs a “time of revealing” along with a “time of quickening.” And as we have awakened individually in recent years, we have begun to meet others like us who are having similar experiences. Together, we are discovering that we are part of a rapid global awakening.
The great shift which we are now experiencing seemed to begin in the 1960s. At least that’s the way it seems to me in retrospect. But the shift really exploded after the Harmonic Convergence in 1987, marked by an alignment of the Sun, Moon and six of the planets. This convergence ushered in a 25-year period of earth “cleansing” with global and human turbulence that will culminate in 2012. The year 2012 is not the end of the world. Rather, it is a time symbolic of new beginnings. It is a time by which, I hope, we can achieve the kind of critical mass we need to propel humanity as a whole into an awakened state of consciousness.
So, we now find ourselves in between 1987 and 2012. We find ourselves in a time “between worlds” when our purpose is to deal with our problems and prepare for the ascension to a higher level of consciousness.
Have you noticed lately how often you may have been seeing “11:11” on your digital clock? This number symbolizes the global awakening. And have you noticed how quickly your desires and intentions have been manifesting into reality lately? Indeed, we have been learning how to become better creators of the kind of reality we would like to experience, and that may be the main reason why we incarnated on earth in the first place. Have you noticed, also, how much more quickly you are now confronted by opportunities to pay off karmic debts? It seems like we can now pay off our karmic debts almost immediately, rather than having to take them with us into future incarnations. I believe all of these experiences are a consequence of our accelerating vibration and the apparent acceleration of time.
As you probably know, I am a devotee of A Course in Miracles. This is what ACIM has to say about time...
Time, it says, is an illusion, just like everything else here in the physical dimension. We created time to separate the events in our lives. We invented clocks and calendars to “measure” time. The ego takes advantage of our belief in the existence of time, to convince us to repeat the past and avenge the injustices we think we have suffered. But the only time that really exists is the Eternal Present Moment. And, in fact, we are merely reviewing everything we believe has happened to us in this lifetime, much like watching a movie.
Until now, we’ve been enslaved by time, just as we’ve been enslaved to our physical bodies which demand so much of our time. But our priorities are shifting from trivial to spiritual matters as a consequence of our spiritual awakening. We can now discard burdensome possessions and tiresome beliefs. We can now focus on our inner transformation. And when we do that, the world we see around us will be transformed as well.
So I ask: Have you felt this apparent acceleration of time? Why do you think it is happening. How has it affected you?
It’s an exciting time to be alive, isn’t it?