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Victoria S. Hardy

Victoria S. Hardy

Thursday, December 07, 2006

It's About Time


It is said that time is a continuum from the past through the present and into the future, it is also motion of mass. Some say time is linear, a straight line from beginning to end, others say it is circular, the beginning being the end and still others believe there is no beginning or end, just a loop.

It is said that the calendar is the center of a civilization and the one we use is the Gregorian Calendar, it was named for Pope Gregory XIII and put into practice February 24, 1582, although it took a couple hundred years for all nations to embrace the change. Periodically calendars have to be adjusted because even through time is said to a continuum that is unchanging, is it also not absolute. Even though we have a process for keeping up with the days, it slides out of sync with the seasons and needs to be updated.

So what is time? Is it an unchanging continuum, irreversible, a straight line through the Universe? Or is it an evolving circle? The Mayan culture believed that there were cycles within time, history repeating itself. The Mayan calendar was not so much about time as it was the flow of creation and the ability to recognize repeating patterns. The Gregorian calendar is a commerse calendar concerned with taxes, tithes and money.

Before we knew the earth was round, we knew of the wheel of life. Before we knew time was linear, we knew it was circular and being circular, it was full of repeating patterns. Before we knew we had only one life on this earth, we knew of reincarnation and we had as many lives as we needed to see the patterns, many attempts at evolution.

Evolution is the theory that organisms change morphologically (form or structure, including language) and physiologically with time, also refered to as natural selection. Isn't that what has happened through history? We have changed calendars, language, ideals of beauty, currency and religion, isn't that evolution? We believe that as human beings we are the apex, we have risen to the heights of technology, education, medicine and science, we have evolved with time to be the giants of the earth.

It has been said that the only constant is change and if time is not solid, if time is changable, all things are changable, especially and including us humans. Changing calendars and attempting to control time has not stopped the evolution of the planet, the spiritually elect are being awakened. Do you know what time it is?

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