Suppose it possible that 5 million light years away there is a planetary sized flat mirror facing the earth.
Understanding that a light year is defined as the time in which light travels in one year. So when we look at a star or planet 5 million light years away, we are actually looking at it 5 million years ago.
For all we know from just observing it, it may have been destroyed 4 million years ago and we would not ever know in our lifetimes.
Therefore we are looking into the past each time we observe a star. Using that same premise, everything we observe is already in the past, no matter how short a period of time the observed occurred.
Now getting back to our mirror. Would it not make sense if that were technologically possible that by using a strong enough telescope on earth and looking towards this mirror that one would in essence be looking at the Earth and more specifically, observing the spot on Earth the observer is viewing from 10 million years ago?
The light from Earth from 10 million years ago would take 5 million light years to travel to the mirror and 5 million light years to travel back to our eye. Therefore we’d be able to have a ‘real time’ way of observing Earth 10 million years ago while it occurred in a rate of time we call ‘Real time’.
So if we are observing this ‘past event’ in ‘real time’, is it any more in the ‘past’ than some occurrence we observe across the room while reading this? Contrasting, are we more in the ‘future’ to the 10 million year old Earth than tomorrow is for our frame of reference?
If the light from any event or object in the ‘past’ is still actively traveling and “occurring’ through our mirror in ‘real time’, how can it be ‘over’ which we’d define as ‘past’ according to our ‘time line’ method of tracking time events.
Is it not true that all past events always will be happening? Shall the event stop only by stopping the observance of them ? Or by halting the direct interaction of these events?
Do we then become the creator of these events by viewing them? Does this mean that to a blind man, this reality is not valid since he has no reference from which to understand the explanation? If he can not see the 10 million year old Earth, how can it be true? If we never should have such a mirror to observe this, the ‘reality’ still holds true.
Are all ‘future’ events already shaped and being observed by others ? All references to time are simply ways of calculating and explaining illusions.
If an a single atom or a seed of a fruit can not possibly be aware of a car or painting or science, does that make those things any more or less ‘real’? Of course not, similarly, how can we possibly be aware of or comprehend ‘realities’ that we have no way mentally or physically observing? It’s as useless as a cow trying to speak English.
So therefore it must be possible to expand our awareness or we as humans would have no curiosity or though processes of philosophy,art, science or other studies of the creation process.
Creation in itself is the process of making the ‘un-real’ to the ‘real’.
by Jay Alders