Instantaneous Consciousness

From: rwas rwas <>
Date: Wed, 14 Mar 2001 15:18:36 -0800 (PST)

> However, I cannot help but feel that consciousness
>isn't an instantaneous thing. Vague, I know, but it
>does seem to be a process. Only when OM's are linked
>together do they make "sense". I think perhaps we
>don't need to throw out time; a Many Worlds type
>static universe is, perhaps, simpler to implement
than >the minds it contains.

I thought about this the other day. How does one
express in a timeless existence. This is what I've
come up with...

Our experiences are best described as frames. Outside
of these frames there is no time. What delineates
these frames is arbitrary. There can be frames within
frames. We use a kind of energy to pass from one frame
to the next. Each frame forms a kind of epoch. Our
decisions determine whether we cross one frame
boundary and which boundary we cross at. So our lives
might be described as chains of expression linked at
epoch boundaries.

Now within each frame, we perceive time. I say we
perceive it, but it does not exist. It is simply an
expression method for those not ready for anything
else. Each time stamp we place on a thought or
instant, is a sub-frame. We form little epoch's within
major epochs. These are delineated by are attempts to
correlate our thoughts with time. Without the intent
to correlate conscious experience with time, no
temporally classified epoch is formed. We might be
forced into a state where external experiences impose
temporal partitioning, ie., watching a car go by or,
some bodily awareness. But I asert that this is simply
the formation of micro-frames or epochs bounded by our
brain's ability to partition or sample the experience.

For someone standing outside your epoch/frame, they
would see your expressions anyway they chose to. They
might see you temporally expressing, if they constrain
their thoughts to temporal laws. They may simply see
all possibilities that lay before you constrained by
qualities they choose. The important thing to note is
that they make decisions and form frames based on
those decisions too. So in observing you, they change
as well.

If one thinks about the possibilities of this model,
it's staggering. This means people could learn to form
epochs around other instantiations or entities and
completely master the interactions between you and
them. An example might be whether you see a car in
time not to be run over. In another expression, you
are conscious of the car before the moment arrives,
even before the day or month arrives...

>From a mystic standpoint, this makes sense. From my
studies I am told no time exists on the invisible
(non-physical world). This bugged me because I could
not conceive of how one would express. This model
seems to satisfy the issue for me.

It also explains experiences I have had in the past.
This entails my being conscious in two separate times
simultaneously. I've experienced these co-events with
separations in months. The most recent was separated
by over 20 years. One could say I was simply
adequately aware of the memories involving
consciousness in two operate times. I cannot argue
against this except to say that I doubt it's
physically possible for the human brain to record
experiences so completely as to support such a

Robert W.

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