Time is like grains of sand in an hourglass. When we’re young, the grains move imperceptibly slow — heck, we’re not even aware that they’re moving at all.
This is mostly due to the fact that our consciousness is still being dripped into our vessel well into childhood, so our senses aren’t yet equipped to decipher much of the world around us – let alone the subtleties of it like time.
That’s why when we’re little, we feel eternal, and we never stop to think, hm, I’m getting older, time is moving. We’re oblivious to our movement through the construct of time. It’s just eternal bliss.
It’s not until adolescence where we start to become aware of the fact that we’re experiencing an aging process. Aging and time are an interesting dynamic – that for another article.
Now, I believe that time literally does speed up as we go through life. Why does that occur?
Energetically, we’re subconsciously aware of the fact that with each passing day, we’re getting ever so slightly closer to re-entering the realm in which time does not exist.
So the days and especially moments before you come out of this lifetime, time will exponentially quicken until it dissipates totally — the filament that keeps the material realm in-tact will totally crumble apart, and with it, time becomes dismantled.
Here’s another kicker: the passage of time compounds in perceived quickness as we move through it. In the same way an airplane picks up speed before take off, we experience time.
If at birth, we’re moving at 1x, maybe by 18, we’re at 1.3x, by 30, it’s 1.8x, by 50, the actual experiencing of time has sped up to 3x from when you were born, and maybe by 75, it’s accelerated to 5x or more.
You literally feel it elapsing at an increased pace than you felt years ago. And it’s not just your perception – it actually is.
This condition of the matrix doesn’t feel like it’s meant to be a cruel practice or process but rather a subtle phenomenon occurring naturally in order to dial up gaming difficulty, and, if nothing else, get us to value the time we’re given, since the cost of that acquired appreciation must be the loss of the very resource in question.
The more time we lose, the more we appreciate it.
How we relate to — and leverage — the time we have here is one of the most overlooked yet most important aspects of our awakening and spiritual development.
How do you organize your life — whether day to day, week by week, by the year, or in decades — inside of the constraints of an increasingly quickening game? As you feel squeezed to fit more things into elapsing time, how do you prioritize? Do you accept the body’s changes as a byproduct of time or do you fight against them? Do you partner with time to invest energy now, delay gratification, and manifest desired results in a future time or do you seek instant payoff? How do you react once you realize that time is not only moving, but compounding in perceived quickness? How do you respect time, grow through it, and find love despite a life that, if you’re not conscious, will appear to pass you by?
There’s so much that’s happening silently, in the background of this world, which we’re experiencing every minute of the day. Our awareness of the speeding up of time, our recognition of the sanctity of it, and how we choose to honor it, is one of the major learnings we’re exposed to.