"We always keep our engagements promptly
for we see that it is right to do so, and as we can go anywhere
in a minute we are always on time. We know time by instinct,
but we do have time pieces as you do because we had them on
earth. Eight o'clock is the beginning of our evening and our
so-called night is from twelve midnight until five in the
Age there is not measured in years; there time differs from
There, time differs from ours. We count
our time by the revolution of a physical globe round a physical
sun, but when we leave our earth we enter a new environment
where time, such as we understand it, does not exist.
"There are three kinds of time: sidereal
or clock time; psychological time; and … orthic time. … Orthic
time is the reality. Sidereal time, which is a reality to
you, is only an attribute of matter."
"Our method of contracting time is our
individual attitude toward it. … We, because we want a given
period to be long or short, make it so."
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"Time, of course, is different. There's no such thing as
clock time here, for we are able to eliminate time as well
as space, since we are able to will ourselves to be anywhere
at any moment of earth time and are able to look ahead so
far into what you call the future that this also transcends
the earthly idea of time. For things are planned ahead-make
"There is no night here, and consequently no day, at least
not as I once measured, and as you still measure, time. Time
here is measured only by emotions, events and deeds."
"We have no divisions of time, therefore, into days, weeks,
months, or years; nor alternations of season, caused by the
earth's annual revolution; those periods being observed with
reference only to the affairs of earth."
"Time, as we reckoned it, does not exist here. Consciousness
has taken its place. By the degree of consciousness of the
Spirit can we measure the extent of, the habitation of varying
states in our onward progress."
"We don't talk about time here. We talk about opportunity.
We cannot think about time here because it is not measured
off in days and nights and months and years."
"In truth. there is only one `time' and one `place,' and
you are in all of it, always. You may thus experience any
part, or parts, of it you wish, whenever you choose."