Time exists within timelessness, timelessness actually is represented by what a lot of us call God for only through a timeless state can everything be created. The reason for this is simple, timelessness has no starting or ending point of origin, everything has always existed, however!!
Not everything has existed as an expression, time actually allows everything within this timelessness state or God's consciousness to be expressed.
Now believe it or not, time also has always existed, remembering, there is no starting or ending point of anything, this includes time, however, within time there is a starting and ending point of expressing this God's consciousness that is not expressed while is a state of motionlessness.
Timelessness = God's consciousness + motionlessness
Time = Man's consciousness in our case + motion
In this motionless timeless state of God's consciences, there is no expression however this is where time comes into it, time allows God's consciousness to be expressed. Sadly enough, this includes God's consciousness being also expressed in a distorted way. When we lose faith in God or have an unawareness of this timeless state, consciousness becomes automatically distorted by time. The reason for this distortion is that time represents expression of conscious, any expression of consciousness in any and everyway, man's consciousness is certainly showing us this.
Basically, time and timelessness represent different perspectives of consciousness for one is measured as a motion and the other isn't. Time only represents an expression of this consciousness while timelessness represents, at the same time, a non- expressional state of this consciousness.
I hope this helped Sal. Try to remember, I am no expert on this, it's basically my own perception of what time and timelessness represent.
A lot of people believe that time is an illusion which means all the expressions of God's consciousness is also an illusion within this time!! I of course don't conform to this perception.
Is time real?
To me, time is an expression of this God's consciousness, yes, it can be distorted but does this distortion of God's consciousness represent an illusion? This is questionable Sal, when we are no longer expressing God's consciousness as it is in time, is such expressions an illusion?
No, it's only a distortion, how can any consciousnesses expressed in any way be a true illusion when it all is created from this infinite God's consciousness. As you can get distortion in space itself, you can also get distortion in consciousness. Does a distortion within space represent an illusion? The answer is of course no, the same with consciousness. The problem with distortions is it can indeed influence a consciousness to perceive differently to the original source which I call God's consciousness.
We might think the answer is more important than the question or query, we couldn't be more incorrect. The right questions to the answers actually takes more perception than the correct answers for the questions, this to me is so obvious. The answer actually formulates the questions and queries for the answers have always existed.
Questions = time + movement
Answers = timelessness and motionlessness
Within time, it is obvious we need the correct questions to find the answer as you have done once again my friend, you are indeed quite perceptive. You are basically a reflection of timelessness, God's consciousness, no joke.....
I guess more questions equals more answers.
I really see the paradox in everything. Like if I'm afraid of something I agree with it and make it worse in my mind. If I hang in there long enough the fear goes away naturally.
I wrote a quote awhile ago, " Try to avoid asking questions before you know the answer, within this state of awareness becomes harmony".
When asking questions based on this timelessness, you are basically doing what this quote is stating. It's as if we know the answer but we need this answer confirmed!! How often do people like you and I do this? We have a feeling what the answer is but time based questions just don't confirm this for us.
Wonderful exchange of conversation between time and timelessness! Thanks Mathew