Posted on: April 8, 2019 Posted by: Felicia S. C. Gooden Comments: 0
What if time is our God and space our Goddess? What if the God that we have come to believe is omniscient, omnipresent, and omnipotent can easily be explained away by quantum physics? Think about it: we are born at a certain time in a certain place; we work during certain periods of time in designated work spaces; with time, all wounds heal and the space where the wound existed ceases to be; and all good things end, or die, at certain times in certain places. We wait for God to bless us with health or riches, when in reality, we remain patient for the arrival of being in the right place at the right time. What if the God we cannot name, see, or understand is none other than the time we perceive as creating and destroying all things in the universe in any given space where the outcome is to be made manifest?

Divine Time

If time is God, then what is the true nature of time? Is time good or evil? Does time feel? Does time hear our prayers and answer them accordingly? Does time favor one person or time period over another? According to

block-universe theory

, the universe is a “block in being a closed system, monistic and without any real novelty, plurality, and individuality.” There is neither an anthropomorphic nature to time nor a conscious reality of a separate past, present, or future. There is only the now – the everlasting now – and even the now is not perceived in quantum theory, only in the consciousness of how we, humanity, perceive the nature of existence.

Even the Bible describes this monastic, timelessness about the nature of God in 2 Peter 3:8-9:
“8 But do not forget this one thing, dear friends: With the Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day. 9 The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.”
To God, or time, there is no separation of time as we understand it. Days, months, years, and even hours are not calculated by God the same way they are calculated by men – and that’s if it’s calculated at all! All is the same, and time is eternal with no true beginning or end. Space is infinite, and according to quantum physics the universe is ever expanding.

Temporal Time

So, what is time as we know it? The beginning measurements of time from ancient tribes such as the Maya and the Dogon began with the study of the stars and their perceived movement through space. Time for us, for example one day, is measured by how we perceive the sun in the sky, the illusion of sunrise and sunset, and years determined by the cyclical changing of the seasons. The fact that we have attributed Roman Numeral and English-Arabic numbers to these measurements has not changed the fundamental perception and analysis of our perception of time. Time is a measurement of the relative rhythms and cycles of life that we experience here on earth; therefore, it’s difficult to imagine time as a universal constant that can be measured and calculated throughout the universe.
Sure, if we traveled to other planets, we can use our current system of time to approximate time calculations relative to the destination planet, but those calculations would be limited to our understanding of time and space from our original relative space-time in the universe. Say we land on a planet that is teeming with conscious life and civilizations as advanced, if not more so, than ours. Would it be moral or right to project our perception of space-time onto the other civilization for the sake of our understanding? What if the other civilization doesn’t calculate time or measure relative space at all and lives wholly in the present moment in their present space, allowing memories to be mere lessons learned – or further, illusory projections of the subconscious mind that have no bearings on the present moment, much less an uncalculated or unrealized future?
Considering that our measurements of time and space are specific to the cycles of life that we experience here on Earth, there is no benefit to traveling to another planet and imposing our perception of time and space onto another civilization. Such thinking is what fueled the conquests and genocides that have been recorded throughout human history on Earth – fear of the unknown and the forced manifestation of knowledge and understanding that makes the conquering group feel more comfortable. A better approach would be to learn from the alien civilization (assuming that it’s a benevolent race willing to share knowledge) and understand the nature of reality and the universe from a different perspective – potentially one that is more in harmony with the reality of the quantum universe that what we have been able to grasp up to this point.

Relative Reality

When we take a moment to contemplate the reality that space-time as we understand it is relative to our position in the cosmos and the cyclical experiences we have upon this Earth, we must further question the validity of our perceptions being notions of absolute truth – be it from a theological or scientific perspective. If there is an infinite number of possible pasts, presents, and futures, then time is not linear as we understand it and have been led to believe. There is a greater potential to what we can become and achieve as complete human beings, and our current measurements of time and space are not universal, but relative to our unique place and experience in our solar system.
So, in the limited perspective of how we perceive life and the universe time could very well be our God and space our Goddess, but in the greater reality of the cosmos, our perceptions of time, space, and God are merely creations of mankind used as tools in our attempt to understand the cyclical and unlimited realities of life that we experience on Earth as well as the infinite possibilities of what can be found in the cosmos beyond our reach.

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