Everyday Time Traveling ©2017 Joan M. Newcomb, CPC
I'm writing this from a hotel room next to the Yakima River. It's a scorching day in August, yet the river it running full and strong. I'm not used to rivers, I live in the Puget Sound, which has tides that flow and ebb along the shore.
The river reminds me of our experience of time in this physical reality. Time flows, from past to future. When I meditated on this, while looking at the river, I saw myself standing still, wanting to walk upstream, wanting to let the river take whatever I wanted to release.
It illustrates my resistance to going with the flow. It shows that I'm facing the past (upstream). The current of time is continually moving us forward, down the river. As Consciousness focused into form, we cannot cling to the river bank.
It also illustrates how, in this new reality, everything is the opposite of what is was before. My old focus would have been to stay anchored in one spot, and to release energy that way. When I see myself as Consciousness flowing down the river, I see that past energy is released in every moment. It's not even an issue. It is gone, and the continuous flow is the present moment.
My body feels unnerved with the prospect of releasing its grip on the bank. It doesn't feel exhilarated by the flowing water (as it may have when I was younger). It anticipates drowning, which is not fun.
But when I gently cradle it in my loving energy as Consciousness, it allows the flow to happen. I feel the shift in energy. I relax into the continuous change that is always available.
Nothing is truly lost, nothing is really left behind, it is put into it's proper placement in the storyline, it is stored in the Cosmic Cloud. No one is really gone, nor abandoned, we are all still connected as Consciousness.
Consciousness exists outside of time and space. The flow of time is just one of the elements that construct this reality. It keeps the story moving along, it's the background music that helps propel our personal game of life.
We are bigger than our story, we are bigger than the river, we are Consciousness that encompasses it all. When you identify as Consciousness within form, this all becomes an enjoyable activity, even if we've hit a patch of white water and are rolling over rocks.
When you hold a bigger space in your life, as you effortlessly do as Consciousness, it is easy to cast off the bowlines and go into the current, towards everything you've dreamed and desired.