Lately time seems to be acting strangely.
For one, time compression seems to be increasing — you know that thing where time flies, even when you are not having fun. I can’t count the occasions in recent weeks where I have been stunned to find my perception of passing time completely out of touch with reality.
And what’s even stranger is that this admittedly subjective time compression phenomenon has also been experienced simultaneously with others.
Just one example: At a New Mexico retreat called The Chi Center I sat down by a pond one morning to talk with a fellow participant. We’d begun our discussion just as the 8 am breakfast hall opened. Our plan after talking was to eat together but when we reached the dining area the entire buffet had been put away. In both of our estimates, we’d talked outside for about half an hour. In reality, it had been almost 90 minutes.
If this misperception of time was the only thing going on, I would not be writing this article. But in addition, I’ve been having increasing bleed-through of future outcomes that impact my choices in the present.
I am not talking about premonitions exactly. Rather, what has been happening is I seem to be making choices in the present based on events that I will be experiencing in the future. (It’s been called retro-causality in quantum physics and a great book on the topic is Retro-causality: Experiments and Theory.)
Let me give you one example.
In January I decided to create a new online course called Soul Unleashed and had begun to create a word document outline of content. Often, I like to find a good inspirational quote that sets the tone for the course, In this case, of all the potential sources of content on the soul, from Rumi to Thomas Moore, I selected a large chunk of material by a writer named Andrew Harvey from his book, A Return to The Mother.
Here is my time-stamped screen shot of this document.
Fast forward two months later, to March when I get a FB message from a woman named Gail Larsen, inviting me to attend a small group five day reunion in New Mexico of her Transformational Speaking students. It turns out she is co-hosting the gathering with none other than you guessed it, Andrew Harvey.
It seems in this case that my future attendance at this event did the reverse causality trick, and prompted me two months earlier to find material for my course by a man I was destined to meet.
But wait, it gets better.
During this event, Andrew and I kept bumping into each other alone, in the most unusual circumstances. It was as if we we were being divinely propelled together for some purpose. The third “chance” meeting happened at the breakfast hall (because we had both independently decided that same morning to skip out on the 7 am Qi Gong session).
This resulted in the two of us having breakfast alone together which revealed at last the purpose of our repeated chance meetings.
You see, on the airplane from Vancouver to Albuquerque I’d begun to outline Soul Unleashed as more than just an online course. I’d begun to outline it as a full length book manuscript.
Now, here I am at breakfast and this author of 35 books asks me: “So, are you writing a book?” When I tell him yes and that its called Soul Unleashed, he lights up and tells me it’s such a great title that if I don’t write it, he will. Then at dinner alone the next day (for some reason no one at the big long table sat next to us) he spends a good ten minutes giving me his advice on getting a book done and cheerleading me to write it quickly.
What I am getting at here is not just a series of serendipitous meetings between me and Andrew Harvey. What stands out for me is that, when in January I cut and paste his content on the topic of soul into a word document, I was being influenced by this future intersection. And this future intersection was destined perhaps because I needed to get the cosmic nudge to write the book instead of my typical M.O. of inspired ideas that never get written.
Both time compression, and obvious cases like this of retro-causality, seem to be increasing dramatically for me in the last three months. What I am wondering is this: Is this happening on a larger scale? And if so, why?
Please share your experiences in the comments section! I really would love to know that I am not doing the Time Warp alone.
Your’s in the spirit of deep magic,
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