To fly as fast as thought, to anywhere that is, you must begin by knowing that you have already arrived. ~ Richard Bach, in Jonathan Livingston Seagull

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Many years ago I had an unforgettable experience of being completely beyond time.

I’d left my house for a destination 10 miles away. I happened to check my car’s clock at the moment I started out. I was driving at the speed limit.

When I got where I was going, I checked the car clock again. Only 6 minutes had passed. Finding that hard to believe, I checked another clock at my destination to verify my car’s clock was accurate. It was.

If you do that math on that, I would have had to be travelling about 100 miles per hour. That was far beyond the speed limit. And I’ve never driven that fast in my life.

So what happened?


Linear time is a convenient invention you’ve created to help you make sense of your physical experience in a human body.

Only humans live in linear time. Animals do not, unless you’ve “domesticated” them to see physical life as you do.

From our perspective all time—past, present, and future—is simultaneous. But you do not normally experience it that way.

However, when you move out of your “normal” waking consciousness—as John did that day long ago—two things can happen. Either linear time no longer exists. Or, as in John’s case, it gets distorted.

You are not your human bodies or minds. Your bodies and minds are simply perceptions you have created. They do not exist except in your perception of them. All that exists is you, your consciousness.

You all live in the land of no-time. Get used to it. And, above all, have fun with it! You are all far, far more than you imagine yourselves to be. You are pure consciousness, independent of time and space.


This video is from A Course in Miracles class taught by David Hoffmeister. I’m pretty sure the subject, simultaneous time, will be unsettling for some folks. But listen to it through the end—it’s only 5 minutes. You’ll gain a new perspective on the illusion of linear time.

Related links:

Inter-dimensional Traveling
Inter-dimensional Traveling, Part 2
Time and Forgetfulness
Time and Forgetfulness: Sequel
Time and Other Illusions
Time: The Ultimate Illusion


Have you had experiences where time does not exist? Or where it gets distorted? Please share your thoughts and comments with us below.


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