Why is it that we feel as time is literally speeding up?
Most of us remember when as children, the summer stretched ahead endlessly. We had plenty of time and never felt rushed. Nowadays, it’s as if we blink and it’s gone! Almost like magic.
As a Master Numerologist, I teach people how certain time frames and frequencies can influence perception and decision making. Often, I see my clients thinking about their plans for the following year, but cannot seem to recall what exactly happened the previous year or how they ended up where they currently are…why is that?
There are two major schools of thought on the topic. One puts it all down to the psychological effect of aging, while the other says that time really is speeding up and that this is a scientifically proven fact.
I personally agree with the latter theory and it’s not quite as “woo-woo” as it sounds. Einstein calculated that the faster we go, the slower time goes and equally the slower we go, the faster time goes. When an object’s speed increases toward the speed of light, time moves more slowly. For instance, if we were to be in a spaceship moving at the speed of light for just a few days, then returned to earth, we’d find that in our absence, decades had passed.
‘Schuman Resonance’, which is a measurement of the resonance, or frequency, of the earth, explains just how time is speeding up for us here on earth. Without getting all rocket scientist on you, all matter has a frequency, or an electromagnetic “pulse.” Schuman Resonance measures that of earth. When this resonance was first measured in the 1950’s, the earth’s frequency was 7.8 hertz. Recently it has been recorded at 12 hertz. This means that a 24 hour day now feels as if it’s just 16 hours….no matter we feel like we need that extra hour in a day!
Although we all feel that time is speeding up with each year that passes, it turns out that it’s not all time, but only specific measurements.
The million dollar question for those of us who’d like to slow things down a little is: is it possible? Is there any way that we can slow down time?
I believe that there is something you can do if you want to alter your perception of the passage of time.
If you want time to go slower, you need to live in the present moment and stop mentally and emotionally living in the past and the future. That being said, sometimes, we feel that the past and the future are more real than the present, don’t we? We end up jumping from past events to future probabilities. In order to get out of that way of living life, you need to change your perception on things. Let me explain.
In the most simple of terms, the past is just a memory and the future is projection; they are not “right now”. Everything that you experienced in the past had been lived “in the moment” in that time and space and everything you will be experiencing in the future will be lived “in the moment” in that time and space when it does happen.
You see? Nothing really is past or future; it’s always lived in the present moment. So why not shift your focus on the “now” and enjoy every moment, every detail. Savoring new experiences with all of your senses will anchor you in that present time and make it seem as if that period in time went much slower than normal.
Whatever your perception of time might be, I invite you to slow down during this summer and become aware of yourself, others and your surroundings. How do you do that? By observing every act you and others do, every thought that passes your mind. Watch every desire that bubbles up within you. Observe even seemingly little things like your gestures or others’ gestures, walking, talking, breathing, eating, everything can be an opportunity to watch.
One thing we can all agree upon is that once time is gone, we can’t bring it back. So use it wisely and live life to the fullest!