Lecture 112 – Humanity’s Relationship to Time | Abbreviated Version

P2             I explained on a previous occasion that time is a creation of the mind. Without the mind, time does not exist. In your dimension time, space, and movement are three separate elements of reality. When humanity reaches a higher degree of consciousness and with it an extended dimension, time, space, and movement begin to integrate more and more, until they become one. There are many extended “times,” if I may use this expression, in the higher realms of being, long before you reach the state of being that is timeless.

If you use each such growth opportunity for going to the root of the negative incident or mood, you will experience deep understanding and liberation. Then you will be at one with the time element of your dimension, thereby organically growing into an extended time dimension. Listlessness, depression, impatience, nervousness, anxiety, tension, frustration, boredom, apathy, and hostility—all these emotions and many others—are in the last analysis a result of unutilized time. If you analyze each negative emotion, you will find that it conflicts with the limited fragment of time at your disposal. The vague knowledge that the time at your disposal is limited in this earth-dimension creates a special tension. You, therefore, strive to get out of this limitation of “time,” straining as a dog pulls at its leash. As I have already indicated, human beings strive to reach a freer dimension of time. Translated into practical life, this manifests by striving toward tomorrow.

People strive toward the future mainly for two reasons: you do not like the present and hope for something better from the future; or else you fear a certain aspect of life and want to leave it behind in the past. If each moment were truly lived to its fullest, you would already reach an extended dimension of time, while still remaining in this earth-dimension. Human beings fear the future while they strive forward into it, because the future also means death and decay.

P4             This wish generates two contradictory soul movements: one strains forward, the other holds back. If you strain forward you do so because in one way or another you do not want to recognize certain functions in your particular life which could be improved. The daily review I advocate is one of the best means toward living each day and each hour fully. Whenever a self-confrontation does not, in the end, produce an uplifting experience, you have not found all that is to be discovered.

P5             An inner experience comes into being that makes you realize that the present matrix of time is only one facet of another matrix of time; it is but a fragment of a bigger piece. This, in itself, brings the knowledge that death is but an illusion. Death is merely a manifestation of transition into a different dimension. So, movement is the bridge that combines time and space.

In the next dimension, where there is a wider fragment of what you may call time—which is still far from timelessness—movement, time, and space are one. In other words: you are in one space. You think of the space you wish to be in. The movement required to bridge the distance is your thought. It is of a shorter span of time and motion.

P6             A person who has potential to grow but does not utilize it will be a more troubled soul than the one who may actually exert less effort in the direction of individual development, but is closer to the given potential. This explains why it is impossible to judge and compare. To get back to your question: The technical discoveries (time and space are one and that time is relevant to the observer) are one way of helping humanity to acquire a broader awareness. But if a technical discovery does not lead to broader and deeper understanding, such discovery will not only be useless, it will turn destructive.

—The Pathwork® Guide