By Josh Bell
Time is such an interesting concept to me. You are born. You grow up. You experience things and emotions we call life. And then eventually you die. There is this beginning, middle, and end-ness to it that we have all subscribed to. However, spirituality has begun to break that down and pull me in a harsh u-turn. What if time was not linear, nor even straight forward? What if it was all over the place and changeable? This is exactly what I’ve felt like I’ve been learning.
Let’s take it a step back for a minute. I have to throw in some nerd quote or reference to just drive home how nerdy and quirky I am. (If you’ve spent ten minutes with me, read anything I’ve written, or seen the podcast, you already know this and I apologize). I will start with my all time favorite Doctor Who quote from the episode Blink which sums up this concept perfectly. “People assume that time is a strict progression of cause to effect. But actually, from a non-linear, non-subject viewpoint, it’s more like a big ball of wibbly-wobbly timey-wimey…stuff.”
Spirituality has taught me the present moment is the only moment. The past either acts as a teacher or as a way to hold you back. Explanations are in order. I am an alcoholic. I spent years drinking away everything from childhood abuse to the feeling that I wasn’t good enough. I drank until I didn’t feel. This was me being held back by my past. I used it as a crutch and as a reason for not moving forward. I saw the world holding me in place. That is until I met Michael.
A fellow alcoholic, which he explains his own similar story in the podcast last week, he knew what I was going through. And man, did he pull no punches. He asked me questions about my relationships and my victimhood. However, instead of giving me a ‘that sucks man,’ he reverse everything showing me how I am the same as the people who hurt me. They were teaching me what not to be and what not to give in to. I did not HAVE to live the way I had been living, I chose to live that way. I did not need to see them in this harsh light that made me a victim. I could see them as teachers. I gave up drinking.
This is what we referred to as a timeline shift. I moved from a timeline of drunkenness that could have turned me into the exactly person I had been drinking myself away from into this person who is trying to help others. Like Michael says on the podcast, it doesn’t mean I would not have gotten to that point eventually, but this was when it needed to happen.
We talk a lot about timelines shifting for a better future, for an us that is closer to our highest-dimensional self. When this timeline shifts, there may be subtle changes all around us that we don’t even realize because our minds too move into this higher timeline that is just now our reality. We truly become someone else when these timelines shift. This tells me that it is not only our present and future that shifts, but our past as well.
The biggest effect that comes from these timeline shifts is called the Mandala Effect. I had an ex-boyfriend, who was honestly one of my greatest spiritual teachers. He was horrible for me, and I was horrible for him, but he opened me up to a lot of spiritual concepts that I now use daily. He also showed me a lot of things that I didn’t want in a boyfriend. The Mandala Effect was one of those things.
The Mandala Effect is the concept that these past timelines that we have inhabited remain within the consciousness of those around us in little pieces of memories that we share in common, but are not reality. For instance, I have always called Anne Rice’s first vampire book, Interview with a Vampire. I remember seeing that title on my grandmother’s VHS tape that I watched way too much for being as young as I was when it came out. I carried the book around with me for a week as I read it. I should know the title. So why do I change the article to “a” when it’s supposed to be “the”. It is “Interview with THE Vampire.” These little things pop up consistently. Berenstein vs. Berenstine Bears. The death of certain people who are clearly alive. These are all remnants of timelines that we have moved out of.
I am going to go in deep for a minute, because I am trying to fully figure some of these concepts out myself.
Lemuria is an ancient continent that currently dominates the spiritual community. Like Atlantis, the continent sank into the see. The difference from Atlantis was that it was a high vibration society. They cared for the land. They communicated with the stars. They were preparing to ascend to the 5D, much like we are now. Instead, the continent was destroyed, but a small part of it moved beyond the 3D plane waiting for the Earth to join it within the 5D reality.
Scientifically, this continent does not exist. The plate tectonics do not line up for such a potential supercontinent. But then why and how does it affect so many people? Because it did once exist, but no longer did in the physical reality.
When the unified consciousness changed our present and our future, it left behind certain aspects. It changed the world around it leaving behind what did not fit, or more important, what others did not wish for it to fit. But like the Mandala Effect, myths continued on even without the proof. And our physical reality does cannot hide the knowledge of our spirits. This spirit knowledge lets us stay connected to the forgotten land and even link with the part of it that did ascend to the 5D.
Disclosure is happening all around us. Governments around the world have released intelligence of UFOs and shows like paranormal caught on tape show us how little we know about the world around us. Opening up to the unknown or seemingly impossible , we can learn more about ourselves, our world, and our beings that the 3D world wouldn’t allow us to. This is what rings true to me, and what I wanted to share with you all today. I wish you well on your journey.