Let me guess, you don’t have time to read this right now, do you? Yes, the holiday season is always busy and yes time seems to go faster as you get older but doesn’t life seem to be moving at an even more frantic pace than usual lately? I know I’m feeling it. But I’ve been expecting this time crunch for a while now, so it may be a bit easier for me to deal with. Since I tend to be pretty sensitive about this stuff, what I wasn’t sure about was whether others would be able to pick up on it too. In the last few weeks however, I’ve heard at least fifteen different people exclaim in near shock about how fast time’s been going lately. And this without my even bringing it up! So, what’s going on? Can time really be going faster? If so, how much faster can it go before we can no longer keep up? And what then? Are we literally running out of time?

I first heard about rapidly increasing cycles of time in a video I saw many years ago called “Secrets of The Mayan Calendar Unveiled” by Ian Xel Lungold. To very briefly summarize the 6-hour video, Lungold explained that epochs of history are arranged in a sort of pyramid shape and as we move closer to the top, major milestones of development begin to happen at an ever-increasing pace in shorter and shorter spans of time.

So for example, the number of breakthroughs, inventions, medical discoveries, etc., have occurred ever-faster to the point where more happens in the average month of the 21th Century than happened in the average year of the 20th Century than happened in the average decade of the 19th Century than happened in the entire 18th Century, and so on. True, there are more people, but that’s part of the squeeze. And his examples stretch way back before mankind even existed. To sum up: we are experiencing the same amount of energy in shorter time periods, to the point that we will eventually experience everything at one moment. That moment, he predicted back in the late 1990s, would be December 21, 2012.

Fast forward (pun intention undisclosed) to 2011. A video comes to my attention briefly explaining Terence McKenna’s Time Wave Zero theory. McKenna’s theory was based off of the ancient Chinese I Ching fortune-telling system, which is basically a way to prophesize how certain events will turn out. When McKenna charted a graph of the possible combinations of the I Ching against a timeline of recorded history, a pattern emerged. Dips in the timeline correlated with major historic changes. McKenna started the chart with the creation of the I Ching during China’s Shang Dynasty—the same period as the start of civilization in other parts of the world. And when did the timeline run out? You guessed it, December 21, 2012! And having done this in 1970, McKenna (per his own admission) knew nothing about the Mayan calendar end date. His chart just happened to have shared the same date.

If you watch the Time Wave Zero video linked above (it’s only about 7 minutes long and makes a lot of this clearer), you’ll see that McKenna comes to the same conclusions as Lungold about epochs of history being compressed into shorter and shorter time-spans. Most interestingly, he talks of a final six-day period before December 21, 2012 that compresses the energy of the last 384 days, which in turn had already compressed the last 67 years, which had in turn compressed the last 4,000 years, and so on, into their cycles.

This is like the cycles within cycles metaphor I often speak of. (This theme was popular on the TV show Lost where events happening on-screen like the appearance of the numbers and Desmond turning the fail-safe key at the Swan Station mimicked the numbers of the candidates and Desmond’s ability to plug the energy of the island with a giant cork. Similar events continually played out in slightly different ways. See “Lost In Myth: Unwrapping the Package” ) McKenna also goes on to talk of tightening time “spirals,” which besides my having brought this up in previous posts, I’ll be bringing up shortly as it relates here.

Spirals, pyramids, Mayan calendars and Chinese prophesies may all seem kind of cool in how they all sort of fit together, but until you have a foundation from which you can understand these theories, it all just seems like a bunch of spiritual gobble-de-gook, to use the technical term. So, allow me to flex my layman superpowers as I attempt to clarify all this in a way that I have come to understand it.

Thanks to Einstein, time is currently thought of as a giant grid, intermeshed with space. In reality, time is actually an illusion—there is only one moment. However, as we move through the space-time grid, we feel a sensation we classify as time when it’s really just new dimensions of space piled on top of one another. Think of a filmstrip—it all exists at one moment, but if you move it past a lit lens, you experience the sensation of time. Our reality is very similar. Because our planet is spinning and revolving around our sun, which in turn is rotating around the center of our galaxy, we are continually entering new parts of the space-time grid. But, if we were to say, hurl towards a black hole—where space and time are severely warped, our experience of time would drastically change and possibly overlap on itself.

All of this is astrophysics 101…okay, maybe 301, but the point is, most people never think of time this way. Time has also been shown to be experienced differently for individuals, also theorized by Einstein. This is because we too have individual movement through space. Since space and time are interwoven, as one aspect changes, the other must change proportionally. You’ve probably heard the story about the two young twins—if one were to leave earth at the speed of light and, after what felt like just a few seconds, returned, his twin would be an old man.

Of course, the speeds we move at as individuals are far too slow to make any noticeable differences in personal time. But, who’s to say what speed our minds move at? Perhaps if one person experiences life at a certain vibration which is light speed ahead of another, perhaps his experience of time would be considerably different. Many people consider vibration to be the revolution of atoms in our reality and ourselves. (See my post, “The Science of Raising Your Vibration”.)

One video I caught recently claimed that this increasing speed of vibrating atoms creates the illusion that time is speeding up because we sense that something is speeding up, but, since we can’t attribute it to anything, we process it as time. What we consider to be higher dimensions then may just be planes of existence with more rapid vibration. Because this frequency is beyond our own, we don’t see it. This may be why spirits and angels are invisible—they vibrate at a higher frequency and thus do not appear solid in our world. Once we increase our vibration however, we may be able to experience the beings in these higher realms, and might even be able to get in touch with our loved ones who’ve passed on (assuming they haven’t already reincarnated.)

Getting back to the space-time continuum, we’ve pictured space and time as a grid. And this grid will curve or thin out depending on how dense the object is that it’s surrounding. Think of a bowling ball and a golf ball on a Tempurpedic bed. Which one causes the material to bend more? It’s the same thing with planets in space. The denser object causes more warping and therefore, more gravity, and nothing is denser than a black hole—just like the one at the center of our galaxy.

So here we are in our solar system gently rotating, spinning, and revolving around our galaxy—the Milky Way. The movement is what allows us to have a sensation of time. And the spirals are what make time patterns feel cyclical. We experience similar patterns every time we are at the same point in a cycle compared with the heavenly bodies around us. These patterns manifest as repeating themes throughout history, i.e., history repeating itself. So the “breaking down of ego” theme that showed up as the fall of the tower of Babel, the sinking of the unsinkable Titanic, the destruction of the all-powerful World Trade Center, and the failure of the banks that were too big too fail all expressed the same theme in slightly different ways over time. And notice, they’ve been happening at increasingly shortening time spans. In fact, if McKenna is right about the final six days before 2012 consolidating all of the themes, then that same ego-busting theme will happen again at some time between December 16 and December 21!

In my post, “Are You Experiencing Ascension Symptoms?" I compared these repeating themes to the idea of traveling around a record with the themes expressed as pizza slice-like cuts that get narrower as you move toward the middle of the record (the tip of the slice). As we travel around the record, we keep hitting a certain pizza-slice theme. And as we get closer and closer to the center of the record, the slices happen more and more frequently but last for shorter and shorter spans of time.

Now, because our planet is rotating while also revolving around the sun, which in turn is revolving around the galaxy, we experience cycles within cycles of time patterns. (It is also thought that our solar system rises and falls like a roller coaster or wave as it travels around the spinning path of the galaxy, adding yet another cycle.) So within the pizza there are more pizza slices that represent all the themes of the whole pizza, and on and on. Every piece contains the whole.

While the record is a great metaphor for understanding the cyclical movement of themes in the galaxy, what it doesn’t really make clear is why we are moving faster and faster? Is it because the universe is expanding? Are the spiral arms of our galaxy picking up speed? While possible, I propose another reason.

Most people think of the Milky Way as a pure spiral galaxy, but evidence suggests it’s actually a barred-spiral galaxy. This is a galaxy that has a central bar-shaped structure composed of stars. The bar shape affects the path of how the stars, planets, and gasses spin around the arms of the galaxy. Instead of having a spherical perfect whirlpool-like pattern, it rotates in more of an oval-like shape. Instead of being uniform, an oval has two narrower sides. And because it exists within the space-time grid, those narrower sides compress the grid at those points. It’s like taking a net and pinching the corners. At the corners there are more threads of the net in a smaller space. Think of those threads as time and you as an ant walking along the edge toward the corners. You’ve just experienced a quickening of time, even though you are walking at the same speed.

Being inside the illusion of time, nothing seems any different to us. If you are traveling in a car going 10 or 100 mph, it’s all the same to you. However, I believe our minds exist outside the realm of the illusion of time. So in order to follow along with you, your mind sort of skips, causing you to lose track of time. Also, because we are closer to the end of the record (aka the mid-point of the narrowest section of the oval of our galaxy), all the themes are bunched up and hitting us at once. So what this tells me is that right now you are probably busier than you’ve ever been and feel like time is flying by faster than it ever has!

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Author's Bio: 

Marc Oromaner is a spiritual author and speaker who teaches how we can discover our destiny using clues found in the media and in our lives. His book, "The Myth of Lost" (www.themythoflost.com) deciphers the hidden wisdom of the hit TV show and explains how we can use this wisdom to overcome our own challenges.

Marc's twenty years of experience working in advertising and promotion has given him a unique insight into what makes products--and people--tick. He graduated from Ithaca College with a degree in Television & Radio and went on to complete a two-year advertising copywriter program at The Creative Circus in Atlanta. Working in on-air promotions at Lifetime Television and CBS News, and then in advertising with clients such as NASA, The New York Botanical Garden, and Affinia Hotels, Marc developed a talent for uncovering the soul of a brand. This skill was sharpened after he began studying at The Kabbalah Centre in New York and exploring many other spiritual philosophies including The Law of Attraction.

Today, Marc lives in New York City where he combines his background in advertising and spirituality to help people and brands find their path in an increasingly convoluted world. His blog, "The Layman's Answers To Everything" (http://thelaymansanswerstoeverything.com/) points out the patterns that run through all great stories including our own. These patterns are clues which are meant to guide us towards a life full of love, light, and fulfillment.