What time is it!?

Updated September 9, 2022


What you think you see now is composed of many images, that as rays of light have travelled each their distance in time before they are picked up by your eyes and transferred to the brain, which compiles them into one image that you think you see now. For example, in this picture, the sun is about eight minutes older than the palm trees in the front of the image because it takes the light eight minutes to travel from the sun to the Earth. So everything between the palm trees and the sun is between a split second and eight minutes old. And the completed image is even older because it takes time for the brain to compile all the past ones into one image. In other words, the brain deceives you into believing you are experiencing now, while it is nothing but the past that you are experiencing. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

If you look at the sun now, you see how it looked eight minutes ago because this is the time it takes for the light to travel from the sun to your eyes. Therefore, what you think you see now is the past.

Since the distance to the stars is much more considerable, it takes so long for their images to reach you that they may not be there anymore when you experience seeing them now. But something close to you also has travelled in time. Hence everything you believe in seeing now is a collection of past images projected into the future as one image.

The time it takes to make this collage, the brain extrapolates so that the time delay in processing does not interfere with the thoughts and actions you perceive to be going on now. In other words, now is an illusion.

Imagine the sun has the consciousness or special equipment to see what happens on Earth. In that case, it will see how you looked eight minutes ago. Then imagine observing you from a star that is so distant from the Earth that what it sees now is your birth.

Science has recently found a point so far away in the universe, that they can almost watch the beginning of it, as if it happens now.

And go on to imagine points further away in the universe from where the birth of your mother and grandmother is experienced by the universe right now – also the birth of itself.

In the eyes of the universe, there is no past or future but one perpetual present. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

When your mother’s birth is seen from a specific point in the universe, it appears as if there is a future for her, but from another location in the universe, her death is seen at the same moment as her birth.

It is only from the limited perspective of the Earth that there seems to be a past, future, and now in between. But seen from the perspective of the universe, there is no time. Everything co-occurs.

There is no before and after – and consequently no reincarnation. It is an idea made up to make the experience of being someone in a world defined by time and space seems as if it is meaningful and is going to last.

A TV can illustrate this. It may have one channel showing a sci-fi movie, another one a film from the past and yet another one a documentary. But due to limitations, you only watch one track at a time, although all of them are playing simultaneously.

Linear time is a simulated reality layered on top of one perpetual present.

In linear time, it seems as if an explosion from a black hole expanded into a world defined by time and space. In reality, though, it contracted the same moment it expanded. Thus nothing is left but memories of the expansion. However, when they are replayed in linear time, it appears as if there still is a world defined by time and space. Read more about that here. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

According to science, all the elements coming from the big bang quickly organised themselves into a super pattern that would have stagnated if perfected. But due to a few gaps, it expanded into what became the universe. Read more about that here.

When the breath has expanded, it contracts. Likewise, when the expansion of the universe is over, it is followed by contraction. However, it already happened because everything occurs simultaneously. Hence the universe begins and ends at the same moment.

The hope for a better future upholds the belief in a universe of linear time. Especially because hope always is accompanied by fear. First, for not get what you hope for, and when you get it, you fear losing it. But fear disappears if you do not hope for something but nothing because then there is not something to lose, thus nothing to fear, wherefore you are free.

Reality is that which is One and since it is formless, thus endless, a world defined by time and space is a hallucination.

But since reality is oneness, there is no freedom. However, while you appear to be in a world where there seems to be more than one, the relief you get from hoping for nothing sets you free from believing in more than one.

Instead, it is something you pretend. And what you pretend to be, you are not. So even though you appear to be in a world where there seems to be more than one, you are not there. Read more about that in hack #1.3 Pretending to be someone definitive is liberation. Thus there does not appear to be more than one hiding, there never was or will be anything but that which is One.

NOTE: This article is part of hack #1.1 What and where you appear to be is make-believe.