The British have always understood that time is a man-made concept. We are reminded of this twice every year when Daylight Saving Time results in the clocks being changed in the UK to gain or lose an hour.
This idea was first proposed by Benjamin Franklin in 1784, but the British adopted the practice in 1916. It was appropriate for the British to do this because the Greenwich Meridian, which marks the starting point of every time zone in the world, is in England.
How does this changing of the clocks benefit the people in the UK? Good question. For the first week after the changes people feel like they have jet lag, and they miss appointments and flights. Then everything settles down for six months, after which the same thing happens again. When you live in the UK, it is quite spooky to wake up on the day after the clocks have changed, and everything electronic – the TV, car radio, the VCR, reflects a time that differs exactly one hour from the time on a wrist watch that needs to be set manually – as if some techno geek ghost wandered around during the night and fiddled with all the electronic stuff to get it all sorted before we wake up.
This British mastery of time dates much further back than 1916.
During the seventeenth century a British bishop concluded that the world was created on 22nd October 4000 BC, at six in the evening.
However, Dr John Lightfoot of Cambridge University disagreed and calculated in 1644 that God created the earth on Sunday 23 October 4004 BC at midnight in the Garden of Eden (this was 9 am London time, before daylight Savings Time was introduced). The implication is that time already existed more than 6 000 years ago, even before the earth was created. Then when was time created?
Of course this date of 23 October 4004 BC was calculated on the Julian calendar which made the year too short, and by 1752 the calendar was 11 days out. The British solution was to adopt the Gregorian calendar. As a result 2 September 1752 was followed by the next day, dated 14 September 1752, and the problem was solved with typical British efficiency – a rarity nowadays.
To continue this mastery of time, British Telecom has already announced that time travel will be invented from 2051 onward. How do they know this? I have no idea. Watch this time-frame…
We have always manipulated time to suit us, without even being aware of it. Albert Einstein made us aware of this when he gave his famous explanation of the theory of relativity. When you sit on a hot stove, two seconds can feel like to minutes. However, when you are in the company of your loved one, two minutes can feel like two seconds. Do we create time?
It is quite amusing to see people on a commuter train that is delayed on the way to work. Most people take it in their stride, but there are the workaholics that get so irate that they would happily leave the train and run down the tracks to get to work. Why? And when they get so upset, they do this to themselves. The job will not go anywhere. Their health will eventually give in, and they will still not understand that their bodies reflect the state of their souls. They will still be the slaves of this manmade concept called time.
There is an old Arab proverb: Man fears time, but time fears the pyramids. The pyramids are the only ancient wonders that can still be seen and measured, because they are older than time. They existed before we had any idea of measuring time as precisely as we do today.
The inspiration for the pyramids originates from the same Source that provided us with time, and the ancient cultures were aware of this. They used sundials to have a broad indication of time, but they also knew how to relax and go into a meditative state. They understood that connecting with the Source of time was more important than time itself.
Someone asked me an intriguing question the other day. When the end of the world comes, the people in Australia will have 24 hours notice. What will they do? Where will they go? Any ideas? As far as I am concerned, we experience the end of the world every day – that is, the end of the world as we know it.
If we can believe the doomsday prophets (those people who still have sugar and tinned food stored from the previous catastrophe that never happened), the world will end in December 2012. This is based on the Mayan calendar.
The Maya civilization inhabited a region encompassing southern Mexico, Guatemala and Belize. Apparently they flourished between the third and tenth centuries AD, but by 1200 AD their society had collapsed. During the late 18th century explorers came across plazas, monoliths, temples and pyramids, each decorated with pictures and hieroglyphs, in the Guatemalan rain-forest.
The ancient Maya had been keeping historical records, using a script which mixed ideographic and phonetic elements. Some of their writing still exists on stone monuments that record their calendric and astronomical knowledge.
The Maya identified four different Ages. The First Age began with the creation of the Earth, which contained vegetation and living beings. These beings did not please the gods and were wiped out. In the Second and Third Ages the gods created humans of mud and later of wood. These humans also failed to please and were wiped out. We are currently in the Fourth and Final Age, the age of the modern, fully functional human. In the Mayan calendar this Age finishes on December 21, 2012.
This is not just any date, and the translation from the hieroglyphs could not really be wrong. At sunrise on December 21, 2012 for the first time in 26,000 years the Sun will rise to conjunct the intersection of the Milky Way and the plane of the ecliptic. This will form a cosmic cross which is considered to be an embodiment of the Sacred Tree, also known as the Tree of Life, which is represented in most of the spiritual traditions of the world.
There are people who believe this alignment with the heart of the galaxy in 2012 will open a channel for cosmic energy to flow through the earth, cleansing it and its inhabitants, and raise all of us to a higher level of vibration.
We have some options here. The first is to start buying and storing tinned food (and if you do not live in Australia, you have adequate notice). The second is to understand that we are all energy, and that our vibrations have been rising for a while now, and this will only intensify over the coming years. If you enjoy this blog, you are probably already part of this movement of consciousness that will just get stronger over the next four years.
Have a good time!