Q: What is the relationship between time and consciousness?
John: There are different levels of consciousness. What really matters is what is the deepest level of consciousness that you’ve awakened to, that you’re aware of, that you know within?
The most obvious level of consciousness is a personality consciousness. When you’re being that level of consciousness it isn’t going to be inclusive of anything deeper within. You’ll be confined to what is like a very small bubble of consciousness that’s dependent on the condition of your personality and the functionality of your personality with others.
A deeper level of consciousness is your self, your interior that is independent of everything that is exterior.
A deeper level of consciousness, again, is your heart. As soon as you are in your heart, your heart opens and you are in a heart level of consciousness, a heart consciousness which then fills your self and fills the personality. When you’re being a personality-type consciousness, you’ll be most fixed to time, most dependent on time.
As soon as you open a little deeper to being in your self in a way that is independent of your personality, time slows a little. It shifts. Your relationship to time starts to open, but it’s as soon as you are gentled, quieted, rested in your heart that your whole relationship to time changes.
As soon as you are gentled and quieted in your heart, that’s the beginning of you being free of your relationship to time, which frees you of your self, of your whole sense of self. As soon as you are gentled in your heart you are much less an individual and you are more something of a being. As soon as you are in your heart you are more a quality, such as nurture or softness or openness instead of being the experience of an individual, which comes in your self and introduces you to a whole relationship to time.
It’s the sense of being an individual that limits you in your relationship to time.
The deeper the level of consciousness that you’re coming from, the more that your whole relationship to time changes.