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Offlineplexus
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Time is speeding up
    #3137059 - 09/15/04 01:16 AM (12 years, 10 months ago)

Its been said by many that time is speeding up, and i believe it.

What are the effects of time speeding up?


My friend said "Wow, its the 14th of september already??"
Me "So?"
Her "It just seems that time is speeding up A LOT. like I barely blink, and a month is past."
Me "Um. I really dont think that has to do with time speeding up. Thats how it always is. There are always months that feel shorter and longer... If you go to a concert every day of a month, its gonna feel short. If you have to study every night for 6 hours and take a test every day for a month, itll feel long."
Her "i dunno...i mean...i'm sure it's subjective...that's kinda time's nature but..."
Me " when i was 12, i thought id never be 18"
Her "all I know is I really kinda freaked out about how fast time seems to to be going by....like damn, wasn't it just barely July not too long ago?"
Me "well thats just to you. Its perception. With me getting a job and having to learn the work, not to mention getting all this fucking dental work... this month doesnt seem so fast."

But yea... So, what are the effects of time speeding up?
Any percievable effects?

Could my friend's perception of this month going by so quickly actually be an effect of time speeding up? or did she eat too many weed brownies?


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Re: Time is speeding up [Re: plexus]
    #3137074 - 09/15/04 01:21 AM (12 years, 10 months ago)

Time speeds up as you get older.


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Re: Time is speeding up [Re: plexus]
    #3137088 - 09/15/04 01:24 AM (12 years, 10 months ago)

it was the brownies + the heavy smokeouts...  :grin:


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Re: Time is speeding up [Re: Mixomatosis]
    #3137091 - 09/15/04 01:26 AM (12 years, 10 months ago)

... I've heard "theories" that the earth's spin (or rotation) has been speeding up since 1985, or was it '86? Therefore, instead of a 24 hour day, its really a about a 16 hour day, but we still keep the same 24 hour clocks simply because...

I don't feel like doing any research right now, and i'm digging into my memory bank, so there is a very good chance that what i just said is erroneous, depending on whether you buy it or not.


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Re: Time is speeding up [Re: plexus]
    #3137092 - 09/15/04 01:26 AM (12 years, 10 months ago)

Time does speed up as you get older , so it seems. I've thought about that before and equated it with responcibility and, as you have so many more goals, it seems there isn't enough to time to accomplish them all, hense the feeling of time speeding up.

Just tonight, my husband and I were talking about how it can already be mid Sept. We ARE in a time fuck, I swear!

If you havn't read this already, heres a cool article on the time scrunch you may relate to.


TIME SCRUNCH
by Paula Peterson

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Life seems to be hectic these days, far fuller and richer with more significant
happenings. Can you relate?

In comparing the hectic life to watching a DVD movie at home, don't you just
wish sometimes that you could hit the cosmic "pause" button during a
particularly annoying situation, take a break, go into the kitchen for a snack,
twittle your thumbs for awhile, then come back and release the pause button when
YOU are ready to resume dealing with the annoyance?

Hmmmm - since I can't hit the cosmic pause button any time soon, it brings to
mind an interesting theme in regards to hectic activity, since I know I'm not
the only one who feels the enormous thrust in speed by which life events seem to
be unfolding.

If you've been following the current thought on the true meaning of the ancient
Mayan Calendar, then you know that creation didn't stop with the Book of Genesis
and neither is God resting: creation is still happening all around us all of
the time.

In fact, it seems to be in a big hurry.

For example, many people are feeling as though ten or twenty years worth of
life-experiences are being crammed into one or two years. In remembering your
personal past - about twenty to thirty years ago or more - didn't it seem as
though the pace of life was slower and easier back then?

In regards to our collective experience, this makes a lot of sense because in
examining our history, vast eras of human development and advancement unfolded
very slowly - often over a period of numerous generations - in comparison to the
rapid clip of progress evident in modern times.

The analogy of a flat piece of paper can be used to symbolically represent life
experience spread out before us within the context of time. Life seemed to
lazily unfold over hundreds, thousands and millions of years, and metaphorically
stretched out flat in a broad linear fashion. Interestingly, beginning just
prior to the 20th century, the same metaphorical piece of paper seems to be
scrunching up like an accordion ...

once looking something like this __________________________________

and now looking more like this ^^^^^^^^

And the speed and intensity by which time is scrunching seems to be increasing
rapidly.

Questions that may now arise are, "Who or what is doing the scrunching?" and
"Can it ever be un-scrunched?"

The answer to the first question seems obvious: WE are doing the scrunching.
As humanity continues its evolution and awakening in consciousness, the result
is what feels and looks like the speeding up of time. In reality, its actually
the cramming of a lot more of life experience - otherwise known as creation -
into shorter periods of time.

"Well ... why would WE do that?" you might ask.

To put it simply, consciousness, awareness, genetics, DNA - all intertwined with
one another - are evolving, activating, transmuting, waking up ... whatever
analogy best suits the description of this situation.

Increasing awareness can be initiated by many factors: evolution of human DNA,
a shift in the frequency of the earth's magnetic field, intentional
enlightenment, spiritual practices and disciplines - one or all of these - just
to name a few.

Greater awakening - whether intentional or "accidental" - leads a person into
paying more attention to everything in his or her immediate field of experience.
In particular, into paying more attention to the inner, personal responses to
whatever experience is currently running.

In achieving greater awakening, one becomes increasingly aware of their INNER
reality - the innermost self - and the thoughts, beliefs, emotions, feelings,
and interpretations of that self.

Its about being in the moment throughout all of life experience. You know ...
NOW ... the latest buzzword for the spiritual community. Living in the NOW
moment is not a new concept: its been around since the great masters of ancient
times first taught this wisdom. It's still the same recipe spiced up with a
more progressive flavor to appeal to the modern day masses.

So what happens when one lives more in the NOW and begins to focus more
attention on the inner reality?

It quickens personal growth like mad! ("mad"? Well ... wasn't that an
interesting "slip" that just happened through my fingers!) "Mad" is probably
quite correct, nevertheless: for when one becomes more aware and awake, one
often feels, at first, as if they are going "mad". One's most important beliefs
get turned upside down and inside out since the beliefs - the ones that had
previously given one important direction in life - are suddenly proven unreal,
even dishonest.

Awakening can exacerbate one's "madness" because the events of life seem to
quicken to an uncontrollable speed - which often causes the "mad" to abandon
their journey toward awakening and to fall back into old habits of thinking and
behaving.

OR if they are brave enough to continue on their journey toward awakening they
will eventually "break through" the barrier of illusion and false interpretation
and finally achieve liberation of the mind - or they will end up being
institutionalized.

Careening and seemingly out-of-control awakening of consciousness has put many a
gentile and gifted folk into mental institutions for "nervous breakdowns" or
temporary insanity. Why? Because they can no longer rely on old
interpretations as the means by which to navigate successfully through life.

All the "meanings" that had once provided a foundation by which one perceives
and interprets events cease to make sense. Suddenly, such awakened individuals
feel like a blank slate, and for many, that is enormously frightening.

And so, unless one can create a new, realistic and honest interpretation of
their perceptions of the world and their personal experiences - they may never
feel sane again while others will whisper among themselves, "He's a bit touched,
ya know".

The main difference between someone who remains in a mental institution and one
who improves and emerges as a productive member of society is that the one who
improves has either successfully implemented the awakened state into their
personal life or succeeded in developing a productive form by which others of
the mundane world can relate.

One example would be the psychically sensitive person who comes to accept and to
understand that the voices in her head are messages from the spirit world that
can help those who are still living. And so the psychic discovers she isn't
schizophrenic after all; she is actually highly sensitive to the meaningful
murmurings of an invisible world. She develops her sensitivities and learns to
help others with her unique abilities. Her awakened state is no longer a danger
to her and is, instead, a great gift.

Another example is that of the musical genius - barely escaping
institutionalization - who, through very little practice, perfectly recites with
thrilling skill the compositions of the classical masters, but who struggles
with the disturbing and painful inability to socialize. He eventually overcomes
this debilitating obstacle to become a world renowned pianist.

And so, we attract the very obstacles in life that force us to grow. We often
don't see the reason why we struggle in difficult situations until much later
when we can then look back, see the disruptive event with a new perspective and
interpret the experience with greater clarity and wisdom.

No one likes to go through painful experiences. And yet, many of you reading
this can look back on difficult times and honestly see that you grew in good and
positive ways - perhaps becoming stronger, wiser, more compassionate - as a
direct result of events that seemed awful at the time.

When we choose to awaken and improve ourselves, it almost always brings about a
quickening of life experience.

Have you ever had the experience of driving along on a remote desert road and
then punching it up to an exhilarating 120mph or more as soon as you seem to be
the only one on the road? The exhilaration is partly due to getting away with
breaking the "rules" and partly due to that feeling of speeding along - almost
like flying - with nothing to stop you. Your senses are dramatically
heightened, you're mind is far more alert, you're totally absorbed in the moment
and caught up in the rush of taking a risk. (go on ... admit that you've done
something like this at least once!)

Then a car appears in the distance - perhaps its the Highway Patrol - and you
suddenly drop the speed down to the limit - say 65mph - and interestingly, it
feels like you're crawling along at an agonizing snails pace!

The awakening of consciousness is a lot like that. We shift into high gear, our
senses are heightened, our mind becomes far more alert, we become totally
absorbed in the moment, and we become caught up in both the rush and fear of
taking a risk. We break the "rules" that we've been conditioned with all of our
lives and we fly down the road of increasing awakening with an exhilarating
sense of liberation.

If we become fearful of displeasing someone who may not approve of or feels
threatened by our awakening, or if it seems like we're changing and moving
forward too quickly and we reduce the momentum of our awakening in response, it
will seem as though we're suddenly crawling at a snails pace. ("That's odd. It
didn't seem like I was crawling before I knew that I could fly!")

And so, to the second question regarding the scrunching of time, "Can it be
un-scrunched?" the answer is "No!" And for good reason. Once we're speeding
freely along the road of awakening, we really don't want it to end and to go
back to the crawling pace of lesser-awareness.

The scrunching of time, then, can be seen as a good sign in ones' life. Hoorah
... you've achieved a point in your journey where you're ready for even more
growth and awakening! You'll get used to it, just like you got used to the
earlier levels of awakening before this.

Like a skillful surfer, you'll learn to ride the bigger and faster waves coming
in now. You'll "hang ten" and "shoot the curl" with ease and finesse. And
you'll be cheered on by others who are right there with you, " ooooooeeeeeeeee!
look at us go now!"

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Visit EARTHCODE : www.paulapeterson.com


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Offlineplexus
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Re: Time is speeding up [Re: gettinjiggywithit]
    #3137333 - 09/15/04 02:59 AM (12 years, 10 months ago)

mix, time does speed up when you get older. i agree with that.
but thats not what im talking about.
im not talking about the perception of time.
im talking about time itself.
i mean timewave zero shit.

awesome read, jiggy.


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this isnt happening.:nonono:


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Re: Time is speeding up [Re: gettinjiggywithit]
    #3137382 - 09/15/04 03:28 AM (12 years, 10 months ago)

that's exactly what i was trying to convey ..  :thumbup:


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Offlineplexus
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Re: Time is speeding up [Re: schmektron]
    #3137660 - 09/15/04 05:47 AM (12 years, 10 months ago)

yea, i was addressing mixymatosis


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this isnt happening.:nonono:


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Re: Time is speeding up [Re: plexus]
    #3137702 - 09/15/04 06:19 AM (12 years, 10 months ago)

According to geological theories, time is slowing down. That is, as the Earth's core cools down the Earth spins slower. So in a few million years the days may be 26 or 28 hours long.


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Re: Time is speeding up [Re: discoabe]
    #3137719 - 09/15/04 06:44 AM (12 years, 10 months ago)

Time is relative. The reason you experience time moving faster as you get older is because:
When you are only one year old, it takes a whole life time for a year to come round again = 2 years old, therefore, as you age, years feel shorter in relationship to the time you have been on planet earth....
SIMPLE!


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Re: Time is speeding up [Re: BlueOrb]
    #3137808 - 09/15/04 08:12 AM (12 years, 10 months ago)

ah jeez. nevermind.


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Re: Time is speeding up [Re: plexus]
    #3137887 - 09/15/04 08:55 AM (12 years, 10 months ago)

How can you know if time is speeding up? You need to compare it against something. We can only compare it against how fast we spin in a day against how fast we go around the sun etc etc. If everything is speeding up then we wouldnt even notice anyway. Again its all relative and my vinyl records from the 1960's dont play any slower than my MP3s. :laugh:


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Re: Time is speeding up [Re: plexus]
    #3137911 - 09/15/04 09:08 AM (12 years, 10 months ago)

im not talking about the perception of time.
im talking about time itself.

what is time?
is it merly the continuum of experience in which events pass from the future through the present to the past?
i mean i can not seperate the perception of time fro time itself.
intresting topic :wink:


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Re: Time is speeding up [Re: altitude]
    #3137930 - 09/15/04 09:24 AM (12 years, 10 months ago)

Quote:

altitude said:
If everything is speeding up then we wouldnt even notice anyway. Again its all relative and my vinyl records from the 1960's dont play any slower than my MP3s. :laugh:




thats what i was thinking....

but my vinyl records go slower than my CD player... sometimes i listen to hey jude on both and hear them get all off when im bored... but maybe thats just my player :wink:


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Re: Time is speeding up [Re: Gomp]
    #3137965 - 09/15/04 09:43 AM (12 years, 10 months ago)

Quote:

Gomp said:
what is time?
is it merly the continuum of experience in which events pass from the future through the present to the past?
i mean i can not seperate the perception of time fro time itself.
intresting topic :wink:




im not trying to talk about what time is or what our perception of time is. im just trying to esclusivly talk about the idea that time is speeding up already and what percievable effects we are experiencing. does anyone feel like days are really shorter. maybe its just cause were getting older... but maybe terrence would notice some things if he were still here.

thats exactly what i was thinking though. we cant seperate time from our perception of time... but how long will that last? i mean... that can be completely constant.

you know those donation funnels that you put a coin in and it rolls around in a spiral till it reaches the collection at the bottom? places like a science place or an IMAX theatre? well, if you were that coin rolling around, you wouldnt notice the revolutions getting smaller and smaller. youd just know the sensation of the plastic moving under your edge. and that would remain constant until the end of the funnel where you drop into the collection plate and you stop moving all together. the whole thing would appear linear to you but its more than that. its a 3 dimensional route. its a vortex. not a line.

are we getting to the end of the cosmological time funnel? are we about to stop moving in this seemingly linear path and land in the collective conciousness collection plate? to be joined with the rest of the souls of this ethereal universe?

we'll have to wait and see.

but the question im inquiring about is our perception of this. we are more perceptive beings than a coin. are there actual ways that we percieve this change? if time is speeding up at an exponential rate wouldnt we notice? maybe if our whole system is speeding up, the variable to measure it are speeding up to. maybe we wont know until the utter change. and maybe thats how it will come. suddenly.


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Re: Time is speeding up [Re: plexus]
    #3137985 - 09/15/04 09:54 AM (12 years, 10 months ago)

As time speeds up to the speed of light, your brain becomes one with the sun and you can do anything you want. :smile:


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Re: Time is speeding up [Re: Adamist]
    #3137993 - 09/15/04 09:59 AM (12 years, 10 months ago)

Quote:

Adamist said:
As time speeds up to the speed of light, your brain becomes one with the sun and you can do anything you want. :smile:




yea, im crossing my fingers too. :wink:


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Re: Time is speeding up [Re: plexus]
    #3138014 - 09/15/04 10:20 AM (12 years, 10 months ago)

are there actual ways that we percieve this change? if time is speeding up at an exponential rate wouldnt we notice?

hehe, still i stick by my answer if you can not define time, how then notice if time is speeding up at an exponential rate?
what if there is no such  thing as time?
if it only is the perception og it. maby it is we who are speeiding up and not time itself? :wink:

i really dont get the consept of time having speed.
but i would like to get one


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Re: Time is speeding up [Re: plexus]
    #3138015 - 09/15/04 10:21 AM (12 years, 10 months ago)

Time does seem to go by faster as you get older, don't underestimate this effect. If we truly were moving through time faster, I doubt there would be any perceivable effect. We would never know.


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Re: Time is speeding up [Re: trendal]
    #3138017 - 09/15/04 10:25 AM (12 years, 10 months ago)

Quote:

trendal said:
If we truly were moving through time faster




I cant help it, but I really wanna "know".
if you shall find how fast we are moving and what perceivable effect we might see/find? wouldent it be a great place to start whit "how do you move through time in the first place?"
What are the effects of what kind of change?


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