Updated: Apr 28, 2021
Our world today is based on the measure of time. Everybody today uses a device to measure time, whether it be a watch, clock, or cell phone. GPS devices provide an accuracy of location in time, similarly, mental health practitioners use location in time to measure one's level of reality. This is done by asking a person a series of questions, the first being identification by name, what day it is, what time it is, and where one is in terms of location. If a person cannot answer accurately, any of the four, medical professionals consider an individual to be cognitively compromised. A common understanding is that dissociation produces disorientation of time and space, in other words, lack of awareness both of inner, and external experience, however, science informs us reality is timeless. How does this fit in with the process of spiritual ascension that includes losing track of time? Does it change our western standard, or beliefs of what constitutes mental wellness?
One purpose of space exploration is to learn more about our precise location in the universe by exploring our surroundings, and the potential for life in other galaxies, in fact, not only are we still exploring where we are in space and time, but also who we are, or where we came from is in question. According to Albert Einstein, "the dividing line between past, present, and future is an illusion". So, reality is ultimately TIMELESS. Time therefore, is not absolute, but relative, and flexible. This may sound unlikely, but from a view of consciousness theory, and spirituality, it's an accurate fit. This is where the understanding of the measure of time can be thought of as a construct.
The Roman Catholic Church takes the credit for our current Gregorian calendar, however, long before Christianity, Julius Caesar created the Julian calendar that was revised at the Council of Nicaea. This system based on the earth's rotation around the Sun was gifted to Caesar by Cleopatra. The ancient Egyptians, now known as Atlantean refugees were very advanced, and deserve the credit for this one, but this is not all they knew about. They used a device called a Merkhet, meaning: "instrument of knowing" to measure the hours of the night. Two Merkhets were used with another device called a Bay, this operation worked when aligned with the north pole star, Polaris. If it was a clear night, an accurate measure of time was acquired by observing the transit of certain constellations crossing the meridian on the horizon that aligned with the two Merkhets. This brilliant measure can be attributed to Egyptians as far back as 600 BCE. Earlier, less accurate devices used to measure time were sundials, as early as 3500 BCE. The Egyptians also began erecting large Obelisks, it is thought that these were a type of sundial, or device to measure time for the general public of a community.
Although the Egyptians contributed to the accurate measure of time we have today, by using astronomical bodies, the quantum study of the universe indicates that time does not exist, for example, a photon does not experience time, as time does not exist at the quantum level. The quantum study of time reveals that time is a function of relativity, and exists relative to a point of reference. Could this point of reference be the "now", or Bindu which means the point at which creation begins, and becomes one. In Hindi, the primordial creator is the female deity, Shakti. Shakti represents both cosmic creative energy, and destructive energy. This energy is uniquely referred to the root, or base chakra, which is expressed as an Earth element symbolic of earthly grounding, and orientation of time. In contrast, Western myth relates the root chakra to Father Time, represented as the planet Saturn, and the Hexahedron, or cube. In Greek myth Cronus was given the title of "Father Time", his status as a god is associated with the planet Saturn. His female consort is Gaia, known as primordial chaos, and mother of all whose characteristics are similar to the Hindu deity, Shakti. In Sumerian myth, we can correlate characteristics of Shakti with the conquered mother of Enki, "Ki" meaning earth, or Tiamat the primordial chaos considered to be the mother of all. Now Shakti, in Hindu myth, is associated with the Sun, which makes sense, considering that we use the sun to measure time. Shakti can then be rightfully titled, "Mother Time".
The use of the measure of time produces a tool with which we base our position to create, considering the impression we have of the future. Physicist Pascual Jordan suggested something like this: "Observations disturb what is to be measured by producing the measure through compelling quantum particles in the direction of the observation." In other words, he discovered that consciousness produces material change at the quantum level. This suggests our point of power is in the precise moment, or the "now". Although we perceive a past because we have memory, this is illusion, and all that exists is this point in time, the "now", therefore in order to create, we must have some concept of the future, because we strive for change, and position ourselves to make the best of the now for our future position. Bridges are built stronger holding a future reference in mind, even though the future is an impression we strive for. Time, therefore, is illusive, and what is more important than time is conscious awareness of who we are, our location in spirit, and our purpose; focus on these and time will stand still.