“Time is just a construct of the universe to keep everything from happening all at once.” – John Archibald Wheeler
John Archibald Wheeler was one of the physics giants of the 20th century, and was a colleague of Einstein’s. But what if everything is happening all at once? Moreover, what if there is no time at all?
I recently saw a description of the universe as it is perceived in physics. To quote William Brown (not to be confused with the William Brown who works with The Resonance Project):
“What science has discovered in exploring deeper levels of reality is that our universe is structured in layers of creation. Layers of creation, from the superficially diverse macroscopic classic world of day-to-day perceptions, to the deeper levels, the molecules, the atoms, and the nucleus, and sub-nuclear particles, worlds within worlds within worlds.”
He succinctly explains these levels as such:
“So the surface level of sensory reality is typically called the classical world. Underlying the classic world is the world of the molecules, the atoms, which is the realm of quantum mechanics. Then there’s the atomic nucleus and the sub-nuclear particles; that’s the world of quantum field theory, relativistic quantum mechanics. And finally the emergence of unified field theory …” (Source: William Brown: The Light Body)
So that leads us to our main question…
What Is Time?
“A colleague of Einstein, physicist John Archibald Wheeler, developed one of the first equations of quantum gravity in the early days of the unification of Relativity and Quantum Theory. Although it works, it does not incorporate time as a physical parameter, and physicists find this unsettling…
“When General Relativity was first quantized (becoming a theory of quantum gravity) in the 1960’s by John Wheeler, the result predicted a static state of the Universe, that is – no change, i.e. timelessness. This particular solution to the quantization of General Relativity is known as the Wheeler-DeWitt equation. The result seemed to be paradoxical – because how can the Universe be static and unchanging – when our every experience is of change.” – William Brown from the Resonance Project FoundationThat is precisely the question we shall be exploring, and maybe answering in this article. It is interesting to note that the predictions of the equations that are generally accepted by the scientific establishment suggest both that time is an illusion, and that the universe is in fact static. Obviously these ideas were regarded as flawed because they did not hold up against the facts, i.e. what is clearly observable in the universe. We see change every day, and we can measure time, therefore they must be true.
But what if we could change our perception of the universe and resolve this conflict? What if there is no such thing as time in the universe and it is actually just the result of a shift in perspective of sorts within a static universe which in some way does not result in motion or a changing universe either? To explore this idea we must first seek to discover what motion really is.
Is Anything Really Moving?
In Deepak Chopra’s phenomenal book How to Know God, he shares an explanation of the quantum level of the universe. Moreover, this is a definite observation of the universe through the scientific study of the quantum level of reality. He states:
“At the quantum level the whole cosmos is like a blinking light.
There are no stars or galaxies, only vibrating energy fields.”
Nassim Haramein explained this to me best. He said that what we perceive as motion is really due to the fact that reality is flashing in and out of existence at a high frequency, and that creation is actually disappearing and reappearing, oscillating between form and formlessness at the quantum level innumerable times every second giving the appearance of motion.
Therefore technically things do not move in this universe at all, but appear and disappear in slightly different patterns giving the appearance of motion. It is not the unified field itself that is blinking, only that which we perceive as solid matter – i.e. particles, nuclei, sub-atomic particles, and the material world.
In some ways it might technically be more accurate to call what we are doing every day as micro-teleportation. As we walk in the grocery store or drive in our cars we are actually teleporting forwards at absurdly tiny increments, yet at an extremely high frequency to give the appearance of motion.
Yet this motion is only occurring perceptually on the lowest energetic levels of creation: the material world, or the classical world we exist in for the majority of the day, and potentially the atomic and molecular level of reality. For this level, just like our level, singular celled organisms might have the experience of continuity of form just like we do in our physical bodies. I do not know for sure, for I do not recall being a single cell, but until we know for certain we can rule nothing out.
So, on the quantum theoretical level of reality there really is no motion, but a flashing in and out of existence of creation, yet from our level it appears like fluid motion. Just like the people on our television screen are not actually moving, but it is the little pixels which flash on and off in coordination with one another so it looks like motion.
This could actually give us insight into why there is no such thing as time.
The Flow of the Unified Field
If we perceive the universe from the level of the unified field, imagine that the unified field contains everything, and that all of creation and all of the past and future is holographically encoded within the unified field, and that all exists simultaneously, encoded within the structure of the vacuum.
In other words, creation arose out of this unified field in the form of subatomic particles, particles, atoms, and electrons, and nuclei, which are all just a form of condensed energy – formless energy condensed into form as the universe flashes in and out of existence, but nothing is solid. To quote Einstein again:
“What we have called matter is energy, whose vibration has been so lowered as to be perceptible to the senses. There is no matter.”
And these manifestations of energy collaborate with one another, guided by some unseen force within creation itself, to form larger things that give every appearance of being real, and every appearance of being completely solid, but we know now that this is not true.
Imagine that everything exists at once. Imagine that all versions of the tree outside your window from the present moment, to the birth of the tree, and all the way into the apparent future to the death of the tree exist encoded within space and time, holographically present within the unified field.
Therefore nothing in reality ever appears, disappears, moves, or even changes, it is merely our perception of reality at this level which gives the appearance of change. In other words, all reality, all time, and all motion is merely the result of consciousness in motion.
If the fluid dynamics of Nassim’s black whole theory are correct, and if these dynamics are in fact the origin of consciousness, then this is the foundation of creation, and we discover the foundation of creation to be a formless collapse into itself and corresponding creation.
Yet this is not motion in the physical world. In fact, there is no motion in the physical world. This has been proven to us by quantum physicists when they discovered that reality is flashing in and out of existence. There are only holographic images which change as the consciousness expands and contracts into itself.
So what if the flow of the unified field within the universe is itself the mechanism which causes reality to flash in and out of existence, and moreover which determines the flow of time? This means also that all consciousness is an extension of universal consciousness – the unified field – and that as the unified field expands and contracts all other consciousness is brought along for the ride, and because we are perceiving from the material level of reality we enjoy front row seats to the holograms of creation changing as new levels of the unified field become visible to us as a result of our shift in perception, and the desires of consciousness.
All of creation and all activity in creation is the result of consciousness interacting within consciousness, creating consciousness, and only because we all share a common consensus of reality (for the most part) does time arise at all on our planet.
Holographically Encoded Information
The easiest and clearest way that I can describe this concept would be to use the analogy of a holographic image. You may have seen holographic images of a galaxy or some other image printed on a sheet of plastic or a card. I’m sure many of you have seen these, if not, this analogy will not do much for you. Anyways, say you have the picture of a galaxy on the card (or whatever image you have seen) and it appears to be stationary, yet as you shift your perspective (i.e. rotate or move the card) the galaxy appears to rotate.
Nothing changed in the image. All the information was there and encoded within the card from the very beginning, but because you changed your perspective the image gave the appearance of motion. What if this is how reality works? What if the motion and the apparent time we experience is merely the result of our perspective on creation due to our level of consciousness?
Observe from the fundamental level of creation, the unified field. The unified field is the vacuum structure which is theoretically expanding and collapsing through Nassim Haramein’s black whole dynamics, but it is not technically moving. And nothing else in reality is moving either, because everything is fixed, crystallized, and holographically encoded within the vacuum structure which means that everything is non-locally present everywhere, and everything is happening at once.
And as the foundation of creation collapses and expands in these black whole dynamics, which theoretically are the origin of consciousness, that creates a shift in perspective for all consciousness that is present in the higher levels of reality (the quantum field up to the classical – us) on the hologram of reality and thus we get the appearance of motion, of cyclic change, and thus of time. But as we know, reality is blinking in and out of existence, theoretically as a result of consciousness changing perspective as it would have to do if there was no motion in the universe, if the universe was timeless and static.
Time Is Relative
It is my contention that all of time is the result of the rotation of consciousness at the level of the unified field, and that time is completely relative determined by its own perceptual location and scalar dimension (level of consciousness) with which it observes reality from. Time would be perceived differently on Mars than on Earth because the length of its days are different according to the rotation of its own black whole (unified field dynamics producing/being produced by consciousness), and the length of its year would be different according to where it is in the Suns expanding and collapsing dynamics of consciousness.
Moreover, physicist are relatively certain that time itself is relative, and this is why. Time is not a phenomenon that arises all on its own in the universe. There is potentially no such thing as time at all, as their equations suggest. What we call time is an arbitrary division of the cycles we are experiencing based off of the cyclical rate of change that we are experiencing on this level of reality.
In other words, it is merely a matter of perception. If we were in a void there would be no time because not only would there be no cycles to gauge time by, but there would be no objects to determine motion with. Therefore we would be in perpetual stillness and timelessness. Proof that time is a perceptual construct we have devised which is completely based on our perception, and thus illusory, can be observed in a story that was told by Deepak Chopra.
In his lecture series with Wayne Dyer entitled Living Beyond Miracles, he tells the story of a group of miners who had one of their mines cave in on them in Germany, and they were trapped underground for an extended period of time. No light, no way of judging the cycles of the universe, and thus no frame of reference for their perception. There were a total of 7 men who were trapped underground, and yet only one of them had a watch.
The man with the watch didn’t want things to get out of hand while they were trapped underground, and to ease the fear and worry of his friends the man with the watch took it upon himself to call out that 1 hour had passed every time 2 hours had passed, and because nobody else had a watch to validate this, they couldn’t tell the difference.
As it turns that at the end of 7 days they were rescued and everybody survived except for the man with the watch. Because he took it upon himself to call out that 1 hour had passed when in reality, according to his watch, 2 hours had passed, he essentially slowed down time for everyone else, and got them to change their agreement on time itself so that they perceived they were stuck underground for half the amount of time that they really were underground for.
“He had them change their collective agreement as to what constituted time, it’s an agreement. And then they aged accordingly and he couldn’t fool himself because he had a watch.”
A Static Universe
“The Tao does not act
yet it is the root of all action.
The Tao does not move
yet it is the source of all creation.”
– Lao Tzu
We have established that creation isn’t moving, well, it appears that the unified field is not moving either. We know this because we have found that the space surrounding our Earth which was once thought to be whooshing past us, like the air past an object in a wind tunnel, has now been shown to be completely stationary. We are not hurtling through space as we thought, space itself is expanding and contracting, and thus it is not moving per say, but giving the appearance of motion.
Because the unified field, which is consciousness, is expanding and contracting, and because we are that consciousness incarnated in a slightly denser level of reality, in the classical world, we get front row seats to the apparent change, motion, and time of reality. But that is only because we are universal consciousness, as all the ancient traditions assert, which has condensed into this level of reality to experience the changing world, the world of things. Of life, death, birth, and rebirth, and of linear time.
Our only hang up is that we have become attached to this world and we have become caught up in an energetic (emotional turmoil) as things apparently die, and change, and are transient. Yet everything – every creature, your worst enemy, your best friend, and you – at the deepest level is the unified field and that is why we experience this change: because the fundamental level of who we are is perpetually radiating and collapsing back in on itself in an infinite feedback loop causing the holographic world to flicker and change before us like a beautiful, infinitely intricate, and magnificent movie played just for us.
Yet even the rate of this movie is not fixed. It is relative as Einstein stated, because when we have increased energy and have the exhilaration of new love, or the unbridled passion and enthusiasm which arises when we engage in following and living our dreams, we tap into higher energy which brings us closer to the unified field and thus the rate of time noticeably speeds up according to our own perception. As the old adage goes, “time flies when you’re having fun.”
What Determines Creation Within A Conscious Universe?
Again to quote Albert Einstein, he observed:
“Everything is energy and that’s all there is to it. Match the frequency of the reality that you want and you cannot help but get that reality. It can be no other way. This is not philosophy, this is physics.”
This quote also helps explain the mechanism behind the apparent change we see in creation. As the evidence suggests (in our daily lives and in physics) and as Nassim Haramein’s theories are based on, all things are scalar divisions of the same geometries and dynamics, and thus everything has consciousness, because everything is consciousness.
Not everything operates at the level of consciousness that human beings do, i.e. free will, and even among human beings there are gradients of consciousness. But everything does have consciousness because at the level of the unified field which all emanates from, we are all infinite consciousness. And as consciousness we have desires and intentions which channel through us from that infinite consciousness. In my own life I call this inspiration, or even creativity and co-creation. In every case I can feel it coming through me, but I know it is not me alone who is doing the creating.
All consciousness has these inspirations and these desires, and in essence they are all the same: to experience the bliss and the ecstasy of co-creation. We love to create, and we do it with unbridled passion and intuition, all leading towards illumination and understanding of ourselves, and thus of reality. This is what all consciousness does – radiates (creates) and then moves back towards itself through creation.
The Earth desired to create a beautiful and magnificent garden that was vibrantly alive, and thus her consciousness attracted that out of the holographic field of information with the same mechanism that Einstein was talking about. And we experience change on Earth because we are experiencing the expansion and collapse of the Earths consciousness falling back in on itself as her cycles of creation ebb and flow like the tides. She is creating in harmony with the solar consciousness cycles, and each one of us are experiencing our own cycles of manifestation and experience, in accordance with all others, providing us with a rich sensory experience of motion, of time, and of creation – all the result of the impetuous desire of consciousness on all levels to create and experience creation.
All is the result of the intentions of consciousness to create and to experience its creations, and it is that desire which creation emanates from in the first place. The unified field chose to manifest itself on this level of reality to experience the bliss of a bird in flight; the joy of jumping through the waves as a dolphin; and soaring like an eagle; united in blissful union as lovers do; and spiraling in ecstasy as a galaxy.
There is no motion, or time, just the experience of perceptually passing through the holographic manifestations of the unified field, a perceptual motion created by the expansion and contraction of consciousness on all levels. The universe is an infinite hologram, and we are just passing through and the image appears to be changing, but it is not. We are just seeing what was encoded all along as we eternally shift our perspective.
This may be the reason why the little photons in the entanglement experiment (cited in William Brown’s article Got Change for a Paradigm? New Experiment Shows How Time May Emerge from Quantum Entanglement) experience time in relation to one another, but not to the observer. Because the unified field is still shifting its perspective, it is still flowing which causes reality to flash in and out of existence meaning that the photons in the experiment are flashing in and out of existence and thus we calculate that they change, and we call this time.
Whereas we and our devices are not subtle enough to see what they see and feel what they feel from their level, compounded even more because many of us do not fully understand that all things are vibrantly alive, and that everything is us and we are everything. The qualities which we ourselves possess must then be available within everything. Notably, the desire for life.
It is ironic that we are the only species who waste time desiring it, while we resist actually living it.
For what would we have to experience if the atomic levels of consciousness did not desire to create? To create a holographic interference pattern with their electrons in order to have certain perceivable qualities when gathered, and to mix and create with other atoms? And what would we experience if the Earth did not create with those atoms beautiful trees and plants, and oceans and rain all within her cycles of consciousness? And what would we have to experience if a galaxy didn’t desire to create planets? And where would anything be if the unified field didn’t expand and collapse into itself in a primordial desire to experience itself, to be, and to engage in blissful co-creation?
Our issues arise in life when we start to believe that we are the material world; when we start to believe that we are these things which we possess, and the things that we achieve. For the levels of creation also have a counterpart within human consciousness and within our mind.
On the surface we have the ego which believes that it is your possessions, achievements, and what you do. Then you have the gradients of thoughts that exist within the ego in a scale from fearful all of the way to loving thoughts. These all exists within your mind and within your ego. But you are more than you know.
Between your thoughts is a silence which is the unified field, and when you become that silence, you become the unified field, and you become universal. Through the practice of non-attachment, and meditation, all of your troubles disappear because you cease to cling to the changing illusion of reality and you become free to experience what you always will be: pure, infinite, and universal consciousness.
All things already exist encoded holographically within the unified field, the structure of space-time, and it is conscious intention which determines that which is accessed and chosen to be perceived due to its own intentions. Nothing new is created, for it is already present within the field. And it is the highest level of our consciousness which guides us in the manifestation process we call life. We are all expression of the universe, looking back on itself as Nassim would say, and experiencing all possibilities within creation with our unique and individual intentions.
All that you want out of life is encoded within the field. Your intentions and your perception is what determines what you see and what you experience. In the words of Wayne Dyer, “There’s no place that God is not. If this God-force is everywhere, then it must be in you. And if it’s everywhere, then it must be in all that you perceive to be missing from your life as well.”
In closing, I believe this understanding of reality I have described here is exactly what this brilliant poet was experiencing when he wrote these beautiful words:
“To see the world in a grain of sand,
and heaven in a wild flower.
To hold infinity in the palm of your hand,
and eternity in an hour.
We are led to believe a lie,
when we see with, not through, the eye,
which was born in a night, to die in a night,
while the soul slept in beams of light.”
– William Blake
About the Author
Brandon West is the creator of Project Global Awakening. A website dedicated to the research of a variety of scientific and spiritual disciplines, and applying that knowledge to help you live an inspired life and change the world. Follow Project Global Awakening on Facebook, and Twitter.