Emptiness and Time

Posted on November 10, 2008
Filed Under elemental work, emptiness, Experiments, liminal space, mystical journeys, Taylor Ellwood | 6 Comments

Since I’ve started reading Oryelle’s A Brief Hirstory of Time, and also because of a conversation with a fellow practitioner, I’ve been thinking a lot about time’s role within emptiness. It strikes me that time has a very prevalent role, both in emptiness itself, and in what comes after emptiness.

Within emptiness time is representative of all the possibilities that could exist. Time isn’t static in emptiness, though it may seem like it would be. Rather everything is occurring all at once. Time is non-linear, indistinguishable from reality. Time occurs, but isn’t defined into measurements or increments.

When emptiness changes, when possibility becomes reality, time can be linear or cyclical, depending on how one perceives the event occurring. Oryelle says time becomes emit, or time is emitted and that works as well for our purposes. Time is emitted from emptiness when possibility manifests into reality.

It’s interesting to realize that emptiness is not a vaccuum…there is existence even within emptiness. It’s fluid, constantly changing, almost entrophic and the only thing which makes it non-entrophic is that a choice can be made and when the choice is made, progression occurs, something comes out of nothing, 1 originates out of 0.

If you think about it making a choice is when time begins. Or at least a version of time related to that choice…or not because there’s everything leading up to choice, at which it might be cyclical instead of linear.

So it seems like the element of emptiness is also the element of time. It makes sense to me. I’m actually developing a new meditation technique, using time and the element of emptiness, but I’ll discuss that at a later date.