“Time is the element in which we exist. We are either born along with it or drowned by it,” says Joyce Carol Oates. And to hear ourselves speak these days, we are definitely feeling “drowned by it.” Our “constant frenetic pace and anxiety” are the greatest triggers of stress in our lives. Or is it the other way around? Is time is a tyrant compressing our lives and driving us frantic? We complain we have no time to enjoy our children, our friends, a concert or Nature. Curiously we have far more leisure time than ever before. How to explain this discrepancy between facts and experience?
Cars, planes, washing machines, TVs, computers, smart phones, internet, are all supposed to be saving us time. And yet… The way people explain it to themselves is that time is accelerating. In comparison to what outside factor? Is there a universal clock that can tell us for certain? Or is time purely subjective? What in fact is time?
We will be examining time in its different forms: linear, cyclical, body time, time-space, prophetic and messianic time, history and myth time, memory, time travel, time and physics; and the fact that change and the speed of change are overtaking our ability to adapt to them. We had thirty years to get used to the idea of cars or planes. Today radical change comes at us so fast our minds cannot absorb the change fast enough. Our societies, our laws and regulations lag behind.
The challenge starts with each one of us. Can we consciously quicken our vibrations to reach the speed of light? Can we activate the quantum level of dreaming to contract Time or expand it at will? There are simple ways of doing this. This weekend is about grabbing the bull by the horns and becoming masters at handling that most elusive of forces, Time itself.