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grandfather clocks to wrist watches, all these clocks are supposed to chop up
for us the 24 hours of the day more or less reliably into hours, minutes, and
seconds. Let’s call this kind of time ‘objective’ since everybody’s watches are
supposed to cut time into slices of even thickness. However, we know from
personal experience that time does not ‘feel’ as passing evenly under different
circumstances. When pursuing some interesting activity, time ‘flies’; while
waiting in the dentist’s office, it ‘drags.’…
Having thus ‘firmly’
established the relativity of time, let us see, then, how this subjective time
can be put to some use. We know from sleep studies that during dreaming periods
time dilation occurs. In other words, if, for example, a person is awakened
after a very brief period of active dreaming and is asked to describe what
happened in his dream, usually a long story will come out, which would have
taken a much longer period of objective time to occur. We also know that under
hypnosis time dilation can take place and can easily be noticed.”
Objective time is
elapsed time as it’s measured on a watch – with 60 seconds in a minute and 60
minutes to an hour, etc.
However, as straight
forward as “objective” time seems to sound, objective time is still unique to
the one experiencing it; the general theory of relativity states that the
amount of gravity being experienced by one person relative to the amount of
gravity existing in any other place in the universe will change the amount of elapsed time each person is
experiencing because the lower the gravitational potential (the closer the clock is
to the source of gravitation), the slower time passes – 1 hour to one
person could actually be a much longer period of actual, objective time to
someone else. The film “Interstellar”
illustrates this principle well.
What is “subjective
time” and is it real?
feeling of duration; how time is perceived by the individual.
There is no
objective time without a subjective interpretation of it; we feel the passage
of time and estimate its duration.
But our experience
tells us that if the brain is engaged in an activity or thought process, time
can be perceived to be moving much more quickly than when we are bored – during
which we more intensely feel our bodily and emotional selves.
Subjective time is
very real, in that we only experience objective time through the lens of
subjectivity – so in one way of thinking about it, there is no objective time
without a subjective interpretation of it.
What is “time
dilation” and “time perception”?
Time dilation is
the difference in elapsed time between two clocks.
dilation can result from either the general theory of relativity or the special
theory of relativity; time dilation resulting from the general theory occurs
when the gravitational pull differs between two observers – the heavier the
gravitational pull, the slower the elapsed time relative to another person in an
area with less gravitation. In the
special theory of relativity, time dilation occurs if two objects are traveling
at different relative speeds – the Doppler effect is an example of this.
Another type of time dilation, called time perception, is
the “warping” of objective time into subjective experience; this occurs during
engaging activities, under the influence of mind-altering drugs, when
hypnotized or during dream states.
Time dilation illustrates the tenuous nature of an element
of our physical state: time – which we usually consider as extremely stable and
Why is time dilation an important topic to consider?
If time is actually subjective, it can be manipulated,
enabling us to experience (and learn) more than we might otherwise.
If God exists outside of time and all things are before His
face (He sees all events in time at once instead of linearly), we have an
opportunity to experience time the same way if we can connect with God such
that we perceive the elements of the universe in the way that He/They do; but
this is a capability that must be built within us – otherwise we will not be
able to articulate or even comprehend what we are seeing and experiencing; that
“upskilling” involves tapping into God’s mind (the Holy Spirit) and raising or
quickening our frequencies such that we can subjectively elongate our
experience with time as we’re engaging with God.