It is commonly accepted knowledge that time, as we know it, is man-made. By now, quite some people have also heard that life and our experiences are not linear. Implementing this practically while living in a world in which nearly everything is scheduled and based on a linear timeline is a different story. This is often very challenging for many.
Mind loves being based on linearity. It loves to categorise; a linear timeline and knowing what to expect when brings predictability; it gives a sense of comfort, especially when there is enough repetition. As humans, we like to stay in control, and knowing what will happen when adds to a ‘feeling of control’.
The truth is that living like this is very limited. It creates too much pre-definition. Many people often feel overwhelmed with the amount of appointments and to dos in their schedules. It leaves little time for freedom or spontaneity. It hardly leaves time for self.
The sense of being in control is a false one. It is more like being locked in than anything else. On top of that, linearity is what makes us grow older. Believing in a linear existence constantly feeds these thoughts to our DNA, which then has to follow the ‘instructions’ it received from the mind. This then has consequences like cells starting to deteriorate, creating ailments all over the place and basically moving the body towards a time of death.
Repeating the same things over and over again – in my experience – strengthens linearity. It creates little pointers along the way, which add to the false sense of comfort and control, or, in truth, add to limitation. Repetition lulls mind into a slack state of relaxation. We let go and become less aware because we think we know the situation we are in through and through.
Obviously no moment is exactly the same as any other moment that ‘went before’. Still, this is exactly what the human in us is after when we repeat situations like for instance pulling in the same playlist of music because we enjoyed it so much before. This too, lulls us into a limiting and slack state of relaxation. Playing a new list of music creates a new experience and makes it much easier to have the full experience. We are alert and open to what the experience will bring us. In my experience this also brings a huge sense of adventure and of freedom. It is expansive rather than limiting.
As a student of ascension it is important to always monitor ourselves, the thought fields around us and the reality we are experiencing. A slack state of relaxation therefore is a rather dangerous one. Complacency is close and patterning or archetypes can easily take over. In general, as students of ascension, we are always invited to be new, to feel new and experience reality like it was the very first time, and to express ourselves in creative and new ways. A big reason for this is that at that point it is a certainty that you are not locking into old neural pathways but you are creating new ones. Old neural pathways mostly run on automatic pilot.
I have mentioned already that no moment can ever be the same as any moment that went before. Believing that it is the same holds a lot of danger of not witnessing subtle changes. When learning and practicing to navigate our Mer-Ka-Ba, missing the smallest changes might throw us in dimensions we had no intention of going into. Therefore, full awareness of ourselves and our reality is vital. Change assists us with this. And change of course helps us to break free from attributes.
At first, change often attracts resistance. The personality surely does not like change and will often experience this as restrictive. It is important to drop the resistance and just go with the changes. Once you’ve simply flowed with the changes for a while it will start to feel expansive instead and might give a huge sense of freedom.
If you want to move forward on your path, playing with the topics discussed here can assist majorly. It changes your mindset, which was always so locked in that it did not even question linearity. Imagine how quickly your experience of life could change if you let go of this fixed linearity, if you train yourself to be open to different experiences, and if you expect to be moving back and forward on the timeline instead of repetitively running the hamster wheel of daily life. Pull some magic into your life! What do you have to lose?