Movement and Time

by Patrick Quanten MD

From the moment a seed bursts open movement starts. And time does so too. When there is no movement, no time passes. When this comes as a surprise to you, read the bible again. In the Garden of Eden, nothing changed; everything was perfect and never altered. It was the perfect place to be for Adam and Eve, provided they didn't want for anything. As soon as they wanted something different, things started to change and they got expelled from the Garden, for life never to be the same again. Eternal life changed to finite life. The cycle of life and death began.

From the moment a seed bursts open energy starts to flow out. It has a speed and a direction, in this case, away from the point of explosion. We also know that the flow of energy slows down the more the energy cools down and/or becomes pressurised, as it encounters a greater resistance. This brings out the seven layers of creation that were hidden within the first vibrational level, the burst or Big Bang, as we call it. Each of those layers will divide up again in seven new layers, and it will continue to do this almost indefinitely. (Eventually this particular energy flow will stop as all energy will have been transferred.) The result of the slowing down of the movement of energy is directly responsible for the "visualisation" of everything the energy holds within itself. How does that work?

Einstein told us that all matter is energy; it is energy fixed in a dense manner, which we call matter. The amount of energy that a certain piece of matter holds can be represented by EM (matter-energy). The total amount of energy any matter contains is the sum of the energy fixed in the matter and the energy expanded in the motion of the mass.

ET = EK + EM

The total amount of energy equals the kinetic energy plus the mass energy. Mathematically this is not quite correct, but let's simply keep the principle in mind.

As the travelling energy slows down and creates layer upon layer of more defined "matter", it is in effect the matter that becomes manifest as a result of the slowing of the energy wave. Some of the movement energy is being transferred into more concrete material, i.e. matter. This includes light (the first matter that was created within this universe), the colours of the visible spectrum, etc. In previous articles we have shown how the visible light "elongates" and becomes the colour spectrum as bit by bit the energy smears itself out over the full spectrum. The order in which the various colours appear, are being born, is first yellow, then violet, followed by blue, orange, indigo, green and finally red. The order of "heaviness" is the actual creator of the materialistic stuff. So, as the layers are progressively getting heavier, they absorb more and more energy from the kinetic energetic flow. Kinetic energy is being transferred into matter energy.

The movement of the creative energy, as originated by the bursting of the seed, is in a particular direction, away from the explosion point. You could visualise an expanding wave, taking on the shape of a ball, coming from a central starting point. The wave disturbs every point of the space it travels through and sets in motion an oscillation of that particular point. The direction of this vibration of every point is perpendicular to the wave direction itself. As the power of the wave, as the energy of the movement, diminishes, some energy falls out of the wave direction, is too slow, stays behind and drops out from underneath the overall energy wave, is being "absorbed" by the point in space through its own movement. This energy packet vibrates too, but at a slightly slower rate than the wave it just had to let go off the train it was travelling on. It now moves perpendicular to the wave it dropped out off, and its vibrational plane is also perpendicular to the vibrational plane of the original wave. After seven layers have dropped out and have become visible as an integral part of the original wave the next layer occurs in the same way again. This layer vibrates at a frequency that is exactly half the frequency of the original first layer and becomes itself the first layer of a new set of seven layer development. We have just dropped one octave, but played the same note.

When we lose enough of these energy packets out of the "light-energy" we began this creation with, we eventually will start to create what we know as "real" mass, in other words, material things, from electrons to atoms to molecules to organisms to human beings. Each layer vibrates at a slower pace than the layer out of which it dropped. The more complex the created material becomes, the lower its frequency. Maybe hard to believe but our central nervous system vibrates at the lowest frequency of anything alive. It can be slowed down to just a few cycles per second without the whole organism, the human being, dying. The nervous tissue is the densest tissue within the human creation, and human beings are the last to have been created in the whole of the universe (day six in the bible). This is as far as material creation can go. Human beings are as deep as the energy can be transferred into matter as this creative universe can achieve. It will get condensed even further from what it is now before matter will dissolve itself. This reverse process will begin with the human being, who will no longer have a need for a physical body in order to evolve.

But back to energy transfer.

So, the slower an energy wave moves, the more energy will be transferred into denser energy, which will eventually manifest itself in matter. The vibrational direction of the overlying energy wave is always perpendicular to the direction in which the next, slower, energy stream vibrates. These layers lie one on top of the other, always at right angles, at least when there is complete harmony. Think about you standing on a back platform of a moving train holding a ball. The ball moves in the direction of the train at the speed of the train. When you drop it, it falls down to earth at an angle of 90° to the direction in which the train is moving. This is what it looks like when an energy wave "loses" an energy packet. However, to an outside observer watching you drop the ball from the back of the train, the path of the falling ball looks very different. It describes a curve from where you dropped it to where it hits the earth. A series of balls dropped in quick succession, all taking on their own momentum and describing their own curve through space, are representative of energy packets dropping out of an energy wave. Each of these energy packets will also split into seven layers. By the time the eight split occurs, we say that the frequency of oscillation of the eight level is exactly half of the one of the first level; we have dropped an octave. This means that adding together the curves these energy packets describe in space completes a full circle. However, we don't end up in exactly the same place but more in a similar position, only a full step down. The creation starts in one point, describes a journey of large but ever decreasing circles that form a spiral, to end up in one point again.

Comparing these different layers in energy content, we can see that the more movement there is in one direction, the slower the energy will move in the other direction. It is only when the movement of the wave has slowed down to a critical point that a bit of energy is "lost" from the wave (less movement in that direction) and that a vibration is started in another direction, and that has created something different. The sum total of these two energies remains the same. When a wave slows down, loses momentum and speed in its travelling direction, energy will "drop out" and starts a movement at a right angle to the original wave. The faster the oscillation, the "lighter" the energy is, or the less materialistic the energy is being expressed.

But what does fast or slow mean? These are words used to indicate a relative speed, measured against a standard. In order to compare different speeds we need to set a standard, which means that, in case of the movement of the wave, we take a stand outside the wave. We mark two separate points in space and watch how long it takes for the wave to cover the distance between the two points. Comparing different waves in this manner, we can now decide that one moves slower than the other. Movement holds within itself the properties of speed and time, just because movement is a displacement in space, covering distance. By agreeing on the convention of distance and speed we have defined time as intricately related to movement itself.

We can now do the same for vibrations, which is a repetitive movement. A vibration does not have a resultant displacement in space as the movement goes back and forth through a equilibrium point. However, since this movement is repetitive, we can count the number of repetitions, which is the times the cycle has been completed. Oscillation, or vibration, holds within itself the properties of frequency and time, just because oscillation covers the number of vibrations.

So, there you have it: we have now created time as a direct result of movement in two directions that are at right angles, the direction of the wave movement and the direction of the oscillation of the point in space disturbed by the passing of the wave. All our measurements now relate to our reference frame, which is our notion of a "kilometre" and a "second". If a stick of one metre long passes by us at high velocity, it undergoes "length contraction": it appears shorter than the same stick that is sitting at rest in our reference frame (the faster the movement, the less material is being created). Likewise, if a clock moves by us at high velocity, it undergoes " time dilation": it appears to be ticking more slowly than the clock that is sitting at rest (it even works for "material" time!). Together, these phenomena precisely compensate for any relative motion, so that everyone measures exactly the same speed of light. The entire content of special relativity boils down to these two principles:

  • No local experiment can distinguish between observers moving at constant velocities
  • The speed of light is the same to all observers

When we talk about the speed of light, we mean the speed with which light travels through empty space. Of course we can slow the travelling speed of light down by putting it through different materials, such as glass or water. It still remains light, meaning it vibrates at the same frequency, but the wavelength increases as the velocity slows. This results in the becoming visible of the various colours contained within the white light. It is this phenomenon that is responsible for the eventual creation of matter too; increasing wavelength as the wave speed diminishes. The sum total remains unaltered; the vibrational frequency does not change. Because it all moves so much slower we now have time to see the things that are "hidden" within; they were there all along, but they were not separated out into distinguishable parts. The larger contains all the potential of the smaller, and the smaller is created in the image of the larger.

Within the framework of a separate layer of creation we can exchange our measurements. For example, if we take the planet earth as our frame, distances and time that we measure on earth can be compared within that specific framework. In other words, our measurements of time are the same everywhere on earth. The length of a day and night cycle is the same when measured in London or Cape Town, when measured at the equator or Antarctica. However, our experience of time passing can be very different.

We all know that time passes very quickly when we are having fun and that time moves so slowly when we are bored. When we are waiting for something nice to happen, a few minutes can seem like eternity. It appears as if nasty things linger forever and happiness is over in a flash. What happens to time there then? Nothing happens to time as such, because when we check our clock it hasn't gone out of alignment with the official timing devices.

This has to do with our observation of time. In order to observe, we need to put our attention to something. We can do this very consciously, or our unconscious mind takes care of it, which is what happens most of the time. Virtually the whole of your life runs on automatic pilot. Virtually all of your observations you have made without thinking about it, without being aware that you actually made an observation. Our senses constantly pick up information from our surroundings and process this information without our conscious knowledge. But even then we can't be aware of literally everything. If an animal would be aware of literally all information that surrounds it, no animal would ever become a victim, no animal would ever become food. This would create a "no-change" situation, which means that we are in a non-creative environment. But we are not!

As a human being (this is no different for any other creature) we have limited resources. We have a limited packet of energy, some of which is stuck in our physical matter and the rest moves the physical matter. That means that choices are being made all the time where and how to spend this energy. If we are very busy with surviving because we find ourselves in a life-threatening situation, we have little interest in the beautiful view or the weather or our shopping list. In other words, energy is diverted to those areas of life that need it the most, when it is most needed. When there is energy spare - energy that is not immediately needed for "doing", moving information outwardly, then this energy will be used for "observation", moving information inwardly. When we observe, we take notice, and I mean that literally. The system records the observation in its diary; the information is dated and timed. The more recorded observation you have, consciously and unconsciously, the slower time seems to move forward, because of the number of "check points" your mind has to go through.

Conscious observations we can track down. Have you ever been unable to sleep and watched, being conscious of course, the clock move? How slow is that! And yet, the following night you sleep like a baby, never wake up during the night, and in the morning it seems only a few minutes ago you went to bed. In that case, there are no observation points during the deep sleep, because your mind is not busy with the material world at all. Similarly, when we are waiting for something nice to happen, we are being guided by our expectations, and expectations will get evaluated very often. Every time the observation notes that our expectations are still not being met leaves us with plenty of recorded points, making time move slowly between the start of our expectation and the fulfilment. It always is slow, and we are the ones that punish ourselves by making time appear to move so slowly.

If we no longer want to be disappointed, if we no longer want to long for something to come our way, it would be best to keep the mind busy, not allowing it to give attention to our wanting. We already know from experience that time seems to move faster when we are physically being busy. Sure that helps. But the problem is that we now and again need a rest, and then what? The mind is twice as likely to focus on nothing but the "missing" thing. There must be a better, a more efficient way to busy the mind.

Time seems to move slower the more points of observation we record. These points happen automatically when the mind has done the necessary and has time and space to record observations of a random nature. Therefore, we can reduce those incidents when we can busy the mind by making it observe things other than the evaluation of our situation or the status of our expectations. If we then, for instance, were to focus the mind on our breathing, just to observe, not to control, we would get a lot of notes on the way we are breathing and none on anything else, including how fast or slow certain spaces are being filled in in our lives. Fewer free-lance observations means larger gaps in between the recorded data about the surroundings, and consequently time appearing to move very quickly. Meditation not only keeps the mind busy, but it also trains the mind to take fewer notes of the things that are not really serving me. It doesn't help me to be constantly reminded of something that I am missing or am waiting for. I will take note when it arrives and I will be surprised it came so soon. It seems so little time has passed and now all I need is already here. And it happens all the time! The mind kept busy in this way is a calm and contented mind. In a similar way we see here that the mind, when kept on track, becomes more and more alert, takes more and more notes – you could say, moves faster but without creating many waves! – and there is less and less "material" stuff manifesting as a result of the movement of the mind. The mind is busy internally, far less engaged in the outside, material world. Evidence for this we find in the slowing of the brainwaves as a direct result of meditation. The brain is a large part of the material manifestation of the mind.

Time itself is part of the creation you are experiencing, but your experience of time is created by yourself.

How much time your life contains is part of the creation that you are, but how much time you are creating in your life depends on you.

August 2011


Patrick Quanten has been a general practitioner since 1983. The combination of medical insight and extensive studies of Complementary Therapies have opened new perspectives on health care, all of which came to fruition when it blended with Yogic and Ayurvedic principles. Patrick gave up his medical licence in November 2001.
Patrick also holds qualifications in Ayurvedic Medicine, Homeopathy, Reiki, Ozon Therapy and Thai Massage. He is an expert on Ear Candling and he is also well-read in the field of other hard sciences. His life's work involves finding similarities between the Ancient Knowledge and modern Western science.

Order your copy