Over the millenia, how people think about time has changed. I know of three models:
- cyclical time
- linear time
- ever present time
In linear time, we are on a sort of railroad track from the past to the future. We can look behind us, or in front of us, but we can't revisit the past, nor can we jump to a future date without going through all the dates between now and then. The image for this, obviously, is a straight line.
In ever-present time, we focus on the idea that in non-physical reality, all time is somehow simultaneous, that is, that all time is the present.The image for this is a bubble, with you, creating physical time, sitting in the center of it.
I was recently shown that there is, in fact, a fourth model of time. It is a composite of the other three. Imagine the three dimensional bubble moving along a straight line in a flat plane (with the two dimensions of the plane representing three dimensional reality), with a spiral of time moving down around the bubble, perpendicular to the plane in which the bubble is moving. That is, although you act in this three dimensional world, your consciousness is pulling one probably reality into physical existence from the many which exist in non-physical ones.
How do you select one probable reality from the many which exist? Emotion.
Why emotion? This has been emphasized ad nauseam by Abraham, as channeled by Esther Hicks. I have to say this puzzled me for the longest time, but the answer is actually quite simple: most human emotions are those of the body, which is physical, not those of the soul, which is not. Human bodily emotion is what pulls things into the physical world, because it is the only way for the body to experience the events desired by the soul.