One of my blog-followers asked a specific question, and I would like to address that. She asked about the difference between a vision and a premonition. It seems to me that this depends on perspective. A vision is a story given, a view which helps us integrate a larger concept into our lives. I think of premonition as a kind of intuition. It’s rather specific, and it may not come true because it involves the future, which is malleable by the myriad of choices possible between the premonition and the event––the input of multiple people and events in the interim.
This also made me think of deja vu, which is the perspective of looking back. I know I have been in this scene before, because I have a memory of dreaming it. The feeling of deja vu, the shiver of recognition, is partly the realization that I am traveling my correct path, since the past vision and the present are lining up. There are plenty of other past visions, however, that I either don’t remember or that don’t line up with the present.
It’s all about view. Who can say more about this? I see the Library Man. He is looking directly at me, face to face.
The Library Man: This is a very interesting question. I would want to know why someone is asking this, because that would affect the way that I would answer. We do not have this piece of information. So I will continue in a general way.
As you know, the past, present, and future, as well as other dimensions unrelated to Time, are all present in the same space. There is no real separation except in the linear minds of human beings. Time is continuous.
So what is being asked is how can I know which time frame I am in in any given moment. You are correct that it is a matter of view, of perspective. But that implies that you have some control over the time frame you occupy. Most people do not have this control. It would be an extraordinary level of development to be able to shift at will. It requires much practice. Yes, you are thinking of Carlos Castaneda, and he did describe events such as this.
But the average person is much invested in the here and now, the place where existence seems to be the most concrete. So these small ventures into other time frames appear to be subnormal. But they are worthwhile in terms of education. Because there you have a window into what it would be like to time travel. Humans are capable of this, which is also why these small events are possible in your consciousness.