by Anita Burns
Is there time? What is time? Einstein said time is relative. If an astronaut is sent into deep space, time only passes for us on Earth. The Astronaut will come back as youthful as he left—maybe even younger—while hundreds of years may have passed on Earth. Einstein also said if man could travel fast enough, time could be transcended.
Some believe UFOs are from our own future. New Age author Brad Steiger says UFOs are from other planets, but time travel enables them to roam the galaxy without spending lifetimes in space.
Questions I am often asked when I do trance channeling for people is “What is time?” or “Is there time?” The answer is always the same, “There is no time as you know it.” What does that really mean?
A flower grows from a seed, blossoms, completes its cycle and dies. That, to many is proof of linear time. How can past, present, and future all be the same. I have learned, in my lifetime of spiritual exploration, that time does exist. There is time and yet there is no time.
It is difficult for us to fully comprehend these realities at this stage of our awareness. But soon, I am told, great changes will take place and more humans will have greater understanding of universal time. Through awareness, we are affecting our past and future. Our past and future are affecting our present.
It reminds me of the old puzzle, “If a tree falls in the wilderness with no ears to hear it fall, is there sound?” Only awareness makes us hear a sound.
Our minds are time machine and awareness is the only reality. If awareness is put in the past or future reality is there. Present reality only exists because of the mind’s awareness.
I had an experience many years ago that made this more understandable to me. One night, as I lay in a half sleep, half waking state, I drifted in peace and silence when waves of vibrations and tingling began to sweep over my body. The sound of vacuum cleaners and ocean tides rushed around and around in my head. I tried to move, but I just laid there as if my body was trapped inside a force field.
As the vibrations continued, I began to experience a peaceful stillness. After what seemed an eternity, the sounds began to move further and further away and the vibrations melted into a glowing warmth.
I was wondering what this was all about when a voice sounded in my right ear. “Hello” it said. It startled me so much I literally jumped out of my skin. When I opened my eyes, I was out of my body and standing face to face with a spiritual entity, perhaps an angel. He was tall, about 7 feet with silver/white shimmering hair and sea green eyes. I had a distinct feeling that he was amused at my startled reaction.
As we stood together, I noticed that we were being enveloped in a warm, dry fog. It was somehow luminescent. I felt as if we were sailing through space. It was such a wonderful feeling, I didn’t want it to end.
But as I was feeling this bliss, the fog cleared and we were standing on a low hill, looking out over a city that dazzled my eyes. So beautiful, it was beyond anything I had ever Imagined. There were multiple pyramids that shone brilliantly in the sun. Tall crystal spires reached into the sky and glass domes shared space with sweeping arches. Green hills, tall trees, and bright flowers filled in the landscape. It was all radiant and beautiful.
My guide told me this was the planet Arcon, which is in the Pleiades constellation. This city’s name was Kolonty. My guide touched my shoulder and we were suddenly standing in a room in a tall building.
There was a woman in the room. She had the same pearl-like skin and light eyes that he had, but her hair was long, straight and jet black.
She was creating visible musical sounds. They emanated as color, bands of color and music from the palms of her hands. She was creating a symphony of color and sound.
The color remained in the air as a solid or semi-solid form. Like neon gas without the glass but it retained its form. She was creating a color/musical symphony sculpture.
She interwove colors and sounds into the most beautiful art forms I had ever seen. After a moment, the sound faded and only the color remained. But the music could be reactivated by touching a band of color.
I was witnessing, my guide told me, my own past as a woman named Hectos. Just then, my consciousness faded and I sat up in my own bed, back in my own body.
Since, then I have made an extensive study of time travel. I have talked with hundreds of people who either predict the future or have spontaneous precognition of trips to the past.
Precognition is time travel. People will suddenly find themselves in another place and another time—not seeing it like a psychic does, but actually being there.
In the 1980’s there was a DC-10 plane crash in which 237 people were killed. This crash was reported by two individuals who said they saw it weeks before it actually happened. These people found themselves there, at the scene of the accident, and could describe what they had seen in minute detail. Both stories of the two who had the precognitive experience matched even though there was no connection between them.
The airline company tried to be cooperative and prevent the accident but they were unsuccessful.
Another experience of time travel stands out significantly in my mind because three unrelated people, including me, reported the same bizarre experience. Not the same in detail, but so similar it was obvious that these three people were experiencing the same event of the future.
The first person was an ordinary middle-class homemaker. Sarah (not her real name) came to me one day with a very unusual story.
She said “I was sitting in my living room, watching television with my son. I vaguely heard a siren going by in the street. Suddenly, I felt a strong sense of pressure, but only for a second. I found myself sitting in a strange room with four or five other people. We were sitting on a light colored, circular sofa.”
“In the center of the circle was a table with some kind of beverage on it. I was confused, but had the feeling that we were on some sort of rest period from our jobs, like a coffee break but the beverage was not coffee. We all looked alike in that we all had blond hair, blue eyes, and were all wearing a white jumpsuit that looked like a uniform. It had a small gold insignia on it.”
“I had the feeling that we were all in leadership positions and that what we said made a difference to the whole world. Suddenly, we heard a high-pitched whistle and a low humming sound coming from outside.”
“One of the men jumped up and ran to the window. He was startled and said “That can’t be! It’s impossible. The force field is in effect!” Then we all ran to the window. I looked out over a city that was filled with glass, shiny metal, and crystal. There were air ships that looked like long shiny blue and silver tubes. They were in a formation and there must have been twenty or thirty of them, swooping down over the city, destroying everything in their path with some kind of bright red light ray.”
“This ray just disintegrated everything in its path, no ash or fire, nothing left at all. The man who first ran to the window looked at us with terror in his eyes and said, “Hit the floor!” We did, and the next thing I saw was my own floor. I was just about to fling myself down when I heard my son, who was now standing next to me say “Mom, are you okay?””
Sarah came to me frightened. She had told no one else about here experience. She said, “I think I’m crazy.” Her experience was so profound, she was convinced that something real had happened to her. Sarah had no metaphysical background. She was a good catholic from a nice middle-class family. She lives in a suburban home in Southwest Houston with her husband and three children and simple did not understand what was going on.
The next person in this trio experience came from Barbara (not her real name), a psychic and astrology teacher in Denver, Colorado. The incident she experienced was not as spectacular as Sarah’s but it had many similarities.
Barbara was in the middle of a class one evening. “Suddenly, I felt pressure all around me,” she said, “as if I were in a car on a hot day and someone slammed the door. Suddenly there were no students and no blackboard. I found myself in a small room with white furniture and bluish white walls.”
“I was seated on a cushion, brushing my hair. I had blond hair, blue eyes, and was wearing a white jumpsuit with a gold, metal pin or something on it. Suddenly there was a terrible noise. Everthing began to glow bright red. I was frightened and screamed. The next thing I knew, my students were all around me asking if I was okay. I had suddenly screamed and fallen to the floor.”
The third part of this story happened to me about ten years before I heard from the first woman. I was meditating when I felt a split second of strong pressure. I found myself sitting a very large, circular room. It was had no furniture but a small square, white box I was sitting on. There were no windows. Everything was white. I couldn’t see the ceiling but it appeared to be domed. I could see a hazy reflection of myself in the floor.
I had blond hair, blue eyes and was wearing a white jumpsuit with a small gold pin on it. I was a young man. The thought kept running through my mind that “My time is almost up and I can leave. I am repentant.” It seems that the room was a punishment place for minor infractions—a sort of “Go to your room and think it over” kind of place.
The next thing I knew, I was back in my own living room.
During my research, I have heard many other reports of experiences into the future and the past—ancient Egypt, China, Atlantis, and to more recent times such as the American old West. These are not accounts of past life regressions, although that is a useful tool for experiencing both the past and the future.
These are spontaneous, unexpected, actual trips into the past and future. Although the present physical body stays in present time, there is another form that travels through time.
Another incidence of “time travel” comes from Riverside, CA. This woman has had five separate trips to her own past lives—not hypnotic regression, but actual time travel.
Rebecca (not her real name) said, “My guide would come and take me from my physical body. He is a tall, young man, brown hair and fairly nice looking. At first he seems to be wearing long robes, but as we journey into different times, he takes on the clothing of the period.”
“He takes my hand and we seem to sail through space. Our first stop was a toy shop in Italy. The shop was in the basement and had high leaded glass windows. Most of the toys were of bronze or copper hammered metal. We stood there looking and talking about old times. “See” he would say, “remember the trouble you had making this?” Or I would say, “Oh, I remember the day we made those soldiers. You were so proud.” Things like that.”
“We stayed there for what seemed like an hour, then he took me back through time to the present and I entered my body.”
“The next night, my guide took me to a tavern in Germany. I suppose it was mid 1500’s or 1600’s. The tavern was part of a house. Everything was made with heavy, dark wood, beautifully carved. There was a fat man behind the bar. He was jovial and kind. This was my father.”
“I remember dipping ale, or some kind of alcoholic drink, from a barrel. My guide and I went into a back room. I noticed then that he had on something that looked like Liederhosen (German leather breeches). I looked bout the room. It was seamstresses room and I suddenly remembered. I was a seamstress here. I opened a drawer full of thread and laces. “This is mine. I remember.” I said.
“We went back into the tavern and there was a jolly fat woman serving ale to some men seated at a long, dark trestle table. On one end of the tavern was a huge stone fireplace with a big black pot hanging on a hook. The woman was my mother.”
“The next night we were in Russia. I don’t know the time frame but we were Jewish. The only thing I remember was seeing a family member that I was told is now my sister. There were lots of children running about. We all lived in a white, stone house.”
“The last experience was most bizarre. I asked my guide if I had ever had a life on another planet. At first he seemed reluctant to show me, but then took me to a planet. Everyone looked alike. The only way to tell male from female was by smell. We wore tight fitting, shiny clothing and all had extremely long fingers.”
“My guide was uncomfortable on this planet and I could sense him wanting to leave. I saw myself squatting down in a room with lots of children. I had a “made for the season” whatever that means. Everything was stark and hard looking. There was very little color, no growing things that I could see.”
“There was a feeling of strain and negativity everywhere. In the houses there was no lighting as we know it. The walls glowed when light was needed.
We left here very quickly and went to Earth in the late 1700’s. It was Spain. I was a young aristocratic girl. We lived in a large hacienda type house with lots of color and flowers.”
“I was bored in that life and amused myself by growing flowers, even though it was considered beneath my social station.”
“When I asked my guide why I was given these experiences, I was told that each lifetime had a talent or experience in it that I was using in this life—gardening, sewing, art, and so forth.”
What is the answer to these experiences? What are they? Just when I thought I knew, I started finding people who traveled to different places in time spans that either coincided with the present or overlapped. I also found people who had past or future experiences that overlapped each other. This meant more research was needed.
What I discovered was parallel lives or people who were experiencing parallel life awareness. To understand parallel lives, it’s necessary to change our thinking a bit. We are so accustomed to saying “I have a soul.” This really isn’t true. It’s more accurate to say “My soul has a body.”
We were originally created out of the cosmos, or God, if you prefer. The Chinese refer to it as the Tao, which is their term for the central creating force. I like to use the term Tao instead of God because we seem to have fewer preconceived ideas about what it means.
The Tao is all things. It is the force that holds the universe together. It is the force that creates souls of men. It has always been in existence and will always exist. The Tao has no beginning and no end. It is represented by the Circle.
In the center of the Tao is a great, active force. It is the force that creates, destroys, and runs the universe from the smallest subatomic particle to the largest galaxy.
The central Tao is alive with souls who have reached the highest attainment possible—re-emergence with the Tao or God.
Moving outward from the center, the force becomes more and more dormant, less and less self-aware. AT the very edges are the souls who are asleep. The analogy of circle, center and edges is only for our understanding. It really has no edge or center as we know it.
The Tao force, or God Light, is quiet here at the edges, undeveloped. The souls here must begin their journey through matter to awaken the power within. They must go through every possible experience of the physical plane and then through many levels of non-physical experiences in the various spiritual planes before the Tao force is alive and fully awakened. It is then that they merge with the central Tao.
When souls are separated from the Tao to begin this journey, they are not really separated. We always retain a link with the cosmos. One way to understand this concept is to imagine an ocean. Take thousands of small glass vials and fill them with water from that ocean. Seal them and let them float around in the ocean.
They are still a part of the ocean, but separated and limited by the glass, just as we are limited by our bodies. A soul entity separates from the Tao but not as a single soul. Each entity is made up of as many as 1000 soul fragments.
We are all but a fragment of our whole self, our entity. So must experience every aspect of physical experience, including emotions, attitudes, mentality, sanity and insanity, race, religion, social status, murder and suicide, and on and on.
Just like the vials in the ocean, we never really lose complete contact with the Tao, we always retain a link with our other selves.
Sometimes, using the vials in the ocean analogy, the seal on our vial is not watertight and the flow of water goes in and out. We are then able to interchange places with our other selves, find ourselves temporarily in their consciousness.
Often, through training in meditation, hypnosis, NLP, and energy attunement, we can loosen the seal on our vials and attain an even closer contact with our other selves.
Not all of the souls in our entity are on Earth at the same time. Some are in the Astral reams, some in the past or the future, some on other human inhabited planets. The bond is the strongest with those in the Astral because only the body and the conscious mind are standing in the way of communication.
Spirit guides are those of our entities who are finished with physical life and are in the Astral or other worlds of spirit. Unfortunately, we don’t often meet others in our entity during any lifetime, at least not physically. But, sometimes during meditation or hypnosis we will tune in to someone else in our entity.
This happens more frequently as we enter the last physical cycles. There are seven soul growth cycles. Five of these are experienced in the physical and two are experienced in the spirit realms. It takes about 200 physical lives to complete a soul level, sometimes more sometimes fewer.
During the last cycle, a search for out other fragment souls begins. Déjà vu is strong. Experiences of time-jumps and parallel awareness are more and more frequent. There is an unconscious urge to find all the other selves living at the same time we are. This is preparation for the time when we will rejoin together as one complete soul.
How do we know when we meet another soul in our entity? There is an immediate feeling of brotherhood and deep feelings of communication. You might feel as if you have known someone you just met all of your life. And this never wears off as it does with karmic ties. If your lives go their separate ways and you don’t see each other for years, when you meet again, it is as if no time had passed at all.
At the end of the seventh cycle of the seventh level, you will merge with all other souls in your entity who have completed their cycles. Until the whole entity reunites, the united souls continue their growth and learning through experiences out of the physical, in the Astral and Etheric worlds. Before the complete entity is united, the souls who have completed their physical existences act as guides for those in their entity who are still in the physical.
Time travel isn’t complicated. It only takes a willingness to let go of conscious restrictions and doubt. It can and will be accomplished by those who are in their last cycles of physical life and can be done by others who are sincere in wanting to grow spiritually.