" The eternal flow of time goes through cyclical periods of manifestation of the universe..."
Just as we need to spend more time out of our mind, we also need to step out of our limiting framework of time. We must pull back and observe the greater picture where time is revealed as a modern construct of our own creation.
I have recently explored Gregg Braden's theories via three of his books, The Divine Matrix, Deep Truth and Fractal Time. Although I do not have the same methodological approach derived from his work as a computer geologist, I do share his curiosity, analytic mind and passion for the mysteries of life.
I may not agree with many of his conclusions, but I have enjoyed the discoveries he has made of the words and beliefs of other researchers, explorers, scientists, shamans and ancient peoples, as they pertain to the concept of time. Gregg describes his task as follows: " At the moment, for me it was about patterns, my need to make sense of something so senseless and to find a place for it to fit in a world of cycles". (page 27)
His quest is motivated by the need to find the code within the fractal pattern and, with this key, create a model of prediction by which humans can "avoid" difficult future events. For me, this would be like second guessing the divine design. If one believes, as he does, that there is purpose in the complexity and simplicity of the patterns, then looking to modify them in any way would seem counter intuitive. It would be like the caterpillar resisting the change within its DNA which allows for its transformation into a butterfly.
It is our nature to question. Yet, our search for meaning offers two main options. We can flow with the revelations by accepting them or we can rant against the perceived injustice of it all as seen through the eyes of our ego. If time is only a moment, the NOW, then its replication only causes suffering when we hold on to a single moment within the pattern of fractal time. Like holding back the tide, we would be missing the point completely and living out of balance and against the momentum.
The fun is in the search and placement of the pieces in the puzzle, not in our "illusion" of control over the image contained within.
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