Time Is An Illusion – But You Are Not!

Lately, I went up to the attic. I checked some furniture and came across items covered with layers of dust. Immediately I had the picture in my mind from the time those items were in use or just bought and now they looked like in a 100-year-sleep. Once favorite toys from the kids are now stored in plastic boxes. It feels peculiar to see them again that way and at the same time remember when they were in use. But they are still the same toys.

It reminded me of our own lives, our growth, our changes, and our developments. We are children, teenagers, young adults, more experienced adults, then aging, and one day die. So many stages and once we find ourselves in the next stage, the ones before feeling like a movie we once saw. It is hard to believe that we are already so far away from it. That’s when we often ask ourselves where the time has gone.

But although we feel different about the child or teenager we were, we still feel it within us. I think that is what makes reflecting so confusing and melancholic. We are still the same but the world around us has changed. At our core we are connected with all the stages we ever went through and no development can disconnect us from them. It is the core of our being itself. It is the essence of who we are which is incarnated in this growing and aging body. All that we ever experienced from day one is part of who we are today. We never lost the child, the teenager, the student, or the young parent we were. It is still there. The soul of each of them is part of us. The caterpillar is the pre-conditionย for becoming a butterfly!

It is often said that we should make peace with our inner child. The one we tried to leave behind. The one that was hurt and treated unfairly. It may have been that way. But very often the child saw things from a different perspective and now as a grown-up, we see a bigger picture. We should call that child again and tell it that all is well. Many things were misunderstandings the child stored in a different way and from there, many things were perceived differently… it defined the path it walked on.

Call the child you were and start playing with it. Tell it how much it is loved and that it is an inseparable and so important part of you because it laid the foundation of who you are today. No one will ever be able to understand your inner child the way you do because it is part of your being.ย We may have experienced difficulties, sadness, loneliness, injustice, and more. But consider that the experiences of the child gave us the necessary ground to make it through them. If our childhood was bad maybe we treasure even more what we have today. But nevertheless, childhood was important, and however, we developed started there.

Embrace who you are today completely. That way you embrace all you have ever been. You are an amazing collection of wisdom and achievements, a source of experience, a teacher, and a student. You are development in action. Nothing that ever was is forlorn. Dust off your attic and celebrate who you are. Time is an illusion – but you are not!

In Love and Light

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What a beautifully worded post, Erika! I almost teared up…only because a few things you said touched a nerve; like going back to be able to feel it again, calling back that inner child and the misunderstandings.

It’s relevance is significant for people in a crossroad. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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You touched an important part in your eomment. Very true. When we are at crossroads we dig out what we already have, all that we experienced. And that way we often get back to our inner core and find our original part and essence which starts with our inner child. Those are the moments which can be life changing through profound insights. That way we see many things in a different light all of a sudden and connect with our purest power again. Feeling (forgotten) things again can be sad but also gives us the possibility to bring them up to the surface and let them go. They often are the unseen reason we are struggling with certain things over and over again. I don’t know why I get to write this all and I hope you don’t mind it but then again I believe it had to be. Big hugs to you Ann and thank you for sharing your thoughts and feelings about this post ๐Ÿ’–

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Don’t mind? Not at all..in no way I would have minded, Erika! ๐Ÿ™‚ It’s like an extended thoughts to your post. And thoughts like these are those that break out to several more branches of various other topics. You have a gift – of being able to articulate those deep thoughts and complicated feelings into words which for some of us (me included!) would be very difficult to do.
So thank you! ๐Ÿ™‚

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Yes, I can only agree, Ann! It strikes a chord according to the current situaion of a person and brings something in motion. That’s what may be like a little ray to look at something in a way the person did not look at by then. And that is all that’s needed. Everything else follows! Thank you very much for your kind comment. I am absolutely humbled and thankful, Ann ๐Ÿ’–

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I love your deeper posts Erika.. Time is indeed an illusion.. and we must make the most of each moment..
I think we all look back in nostalgia at our youth as we grow older.. We do not feel different than in those youthful years inside..
“We are still the same but the world around has changed.”… Yes so true the world is constantly changing.. And i know throughout the years although my inner core.. My Soul. My heart. is still me.. I know each day I am renewed.. My skin cells die and create new ones.. My liver regenerates .. My blood flows through my veins.. and I change.. my outward appearance ages with each year..
Yet the inner ME.. the one that connects to my Higher ME.. is still ME.. ๐Ÿ™‚
Change is constant.. The worlds outer skin is also changing.. Yet her core remains…
Some times its good to reconnect with that Inner child.. For as adults we lose our sense of Fun.. we forget to go and Play like a child.. Enjoying the NOW of the Moment.. Living life without a thought of tomorrow and worrying not what happened yesterday..
That is half our human trouble..
May we all find our inner Child.. and learn to find the joy within our hearts..

beautiful post xxx โค Sue

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Wow, Sue! Thank you very much! Yes, I couldn’t agree more with what you said. We are still the same no matter how long we are wandering on this planet but the being within still is the same and never loses but only gains. As you said, we only forget or lose the connection but it is still there and always available. That was wonderful what you said here. Thank you so much๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–

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Thank you very much! I can relate so well to what you said, Hugh. Our emotions are linked to sounds, scents, and also pictures (which memories are). It s like traveling to a former place. To me the ability to relive feelings and moments is a confirmation that the being we are has stored its experiences and is independent from time and space. Thank you for this wonderful comment which brought this thought up.

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