I’m reading The Education of Oversoul Seven by Jane Roberts and just into the first few chapters. The other day I had a minor epiphany: are all our lives (past, present and future) really taking place now?
According to A Course in Miracles, this existence of ours is really just a dream. A “tiny, mad idea” that we as the Child of God had for a moment. It was a dream of separation from Source. It happened very quickly and was over just as quickly. What we are experiencing is the appearance of Time and Separation. This is what it would feel like if we were really separated from God. It’s NOT real but it sure feels like it.
It’s been several years since I read Ekhart Tolle’s The Power of Now so I really don’t remember more than his premise, which was “there is nothing but now – you can’t control the past or the future, so focus only on the now”. Or something like that. At the time, it made some sense to me but I kind of filed it in my brain under “let’s let that percolate for a few years.” Now I’m wondering if he’s right in a way that works with ACIM – the tiny, mad idea that lasted for a moment and then was over. If it was just a second, then really, all our lives were played out in that moment. If you were yourself as the Child of God overlooking this situation, you’d see all those lives happen in the snap of a finger. They’d all be accessible at once.
Well, since we ARE that Child of God, when we’re accessing our clairs (clairvoyance, – audience, -cognizance, and -sentience), we are on that level of perception. It would make sense then that one could access any of one’s lives (or anyone else’s with proper deference, i.e., permission from their conscious mind) from any time. What we’d see as a past life would be past only from our conscious, time-ensnared perspective. What we see as now is also limned by the concept of Time. And future has already happened as well but our conscious mind sees (or rather doesn’t yet see) it from a perspective of now.
This is an interesting concept that will need to be pondered for quite some time.
What do you think?
P.S. “Nothing has happened in the past; it happened in the Now. Nothing will ever happen in the future; it will happen in the Now.”
― Eckhart Tolle, The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment