Excerpted and Adapted from: “M-Joy Practically Speaking” By Melissa Joy

Time Travel through the Eternal Now

The only reason for time is so that everything doesn’t happen at once. —Albert Einstein

We are still here and now. Don’t worry. This article isn’t about literally going back to the future in a Lamborghini or forward to the past like a Star Trek episode. Practically speaking, the application of Time Travel is an effective strategy for expanding our resonance with limitless potential to manifest as experience.

Because this is not an article on physics, we will not focus extensively on the theories. However, I will reference some basic principles in quantum physics and torsion-field physics as metaphorical constructs that will show you how to apply Time Travel to your everyday experiences. Although the constructs may not be absolutely true, and all are subject to interpretation, what is important is that all of them are potentially useful.

What Is Time?

The dictionary defines time as “a nonspatial continuum in which events occur in apparently irreversible succession from the past through the present to the future.”

Hmmm? Apparently irreversible succession? Perhaps this means that we don’t really know with any absolute degree of certainty what time is. What’s the story about time in quantum physics? Well, it depends on whom we ask and which theory is percolating at the moment. Physicists are all over the place with respect to time.

Many theories attempt to build upon the limitations of previous theories. Bear in mind that all the theories are based on initially incomplete and possibly false premises. Perhaps none of the theories are ultimately accurate. Maybe they are all just close approximations. It’s a bit like the time on our wristwatches. If we all watched them together, we would discover that they are not totally synchronized, and some are more accurate than others. As they say, even the broken watches are correct twice a day! Nonetheless, a general idea of what time might be helps us organize our awareness and track our experiences. Physics is the same way in terms of pointing a hand in the right direction.

Time as We Perceive It

Typically, we experience time as linear and unidirectional. We notice our lives through a series of experiences that are marked in our awareness by a seemingly forward progression of time. What apparently happened yesterday is considered the past. What may happen tomorrow is considered the future, and what appears to be happening now is considered the present moment. We have been led to believe that we cannot change the past because it is already gone, and some think we cannot impact the future because it is not yet here. Supposedly, all we can truly do is to live in the moment. Live in the now. Really? Live in the now? Interesting enough, by the time we observe the present moment, it is the past and we are already in the future. However, we miss the future as the current now because we are busy noticing the past, which used to be the present. When we really consider time, it’s a fascinating quandary.

To better understand the nature of time, we could explore various theories of quantum physics. Many theories seem contradictory or involve so much math that they are unintelligible even to some physicists. Overall, the consensus about the true nature of time, at this time, is that we do not fully know or understand it. There is a general premise that the arrow of time only moves forward.

Regarding this premise, physicist A. Z. Jones has noted that,

while this is certainly true, the curious thing is that the laws of physics are time reversible, which is to say that the laws themselves look as if they would work perfectly well if the universe played out in reverse. From a physics standpoint, there’s no real reason why the arrow of time should by necessity be moving forward.1

A very applicable piece of information is the transactional interpretation of quantum mechanics (TIQM), proposed in 1986 by John G. Cramer at the University of Washington, which explores quantum interactions of time as follows: There is a standing wave that travels forward in time, referred to as a retarded wave, and also a standing wave that travels backward in time, referred to as an advanced wave. Where the waves intersect, a cancellation occurs, creating the present moment. Cramer claimed that there was no observer effect or collapse of the wave function, at all, but rather that time is an ongoing flow of intersecting standing waves. This work implies that time is bidirectional, not unidirectional. Cramer also did some pilot research with photons, demonstrating that photons could travel backward and forward in time.2 Remember, we are made of photons!

Further research into the holographic universe theory provided even more puzzling pieces to the mystery of time. American author Michael Talbot elaborates on theoretical physicist David Bohm’s theory of time in The Holographic Universe:

In a holographic universe, even time and space could no longer be viewed as fundamentals. Because concepts such as location break down in a universe in which nothing is truly separate from anything else, time and three-dimensional space would also have to be viewed as projections of this deeper order. At its deeper level reality is a sort of superhologram in which the past, present, and future all exist simultaneously. This suggests that given the proper tools it might even be possible to someday reach into the superholographic level of reality and pluck out scenes from the long-forgotten past.3

David Bohm is not the only researcher who found evidence that the universe is a hologram. Working independently in the field of brain research, Stanford neurophysiologist Karl Pribram also explored holographic theory relative to the mind. He concluded that memories are not stored in the mind. Rather, they are stored in a hologram.

Expanding upon principles of holographic resonance, combined with some compelling principles in quantum physics to enhance practical application, consider the possibility that every experience we have had is encoded holographically in our personal fields via intersecting standing waves that form nodal points.

What Is a Nodal Point?

A nodal point is a standing wave pattern. What is a standing wave pattern? Why is it standing, and whom is it waving at?

According to physicists,

the wave pattern associated with the natural frequencies of an object is characterized by points that appear to be standing still. For this reason, the pattern is often called a “standing wave pattern.” The points in the pattern that are standing still are referred to as nodal points or nodal positions. These positions occur as the result of the destructive interference of incident and reflected waves.4

The body, as a hologram, has access to these nodal points at all times, whether the mind is conscious of them or not.

Simply speaking, if  time were linear and mapped like a road, then nodal points of experience would be represented by the equivalent of speed bumps. Every nodal point has an address in the hologram. Encoded in each nodal point is information specific to an experience. It is not a memory per se. It is information locked in a specific configuration of consciousness expressed as a holographic nodal point. The nodal point itself may have a charge, but the encoded information is neutral.

Our continual resonance with information locked in nodal points that were encoded in the past keeps us seemingly stuck in perpetuating a pattern in the present. In other words, this may be why stuff doesn’t seem to change. Consider that almost all of our problems or patterns were not created right now. To change a pattern from the past in the now, we can leverage Time Travel to access the nodal point that is storing the information that we want to address, and open, and then release to reconfigure consciousness potential.

As a result, any experience encoded in the past can be resonantly imprinted for a different potentiality and can transform into something different. It is not only that our perception around any given experience may change, but also that we may find that we no longer even resonate with the experience. Sometimes, it is as though it didn’t even happen, at all.

Remember, change the resonance of the encoded information, and you can change the experience.

While it may seem somewhat nonsensical to our logical minds, playing with Time Travel is one of the most powerful ways to change our experience in the now, because most of the perceived now is a result of past resonance. Just because our logical, linear minds consider this a nonsensical notion, does not mean it is not true or possible. That it does not make sense may be because time, as we have come to know it, is geared toward linearity and forward direction. Our linear minds have been entrained to perceive the concept of time, through our awareness, as moving only in one direction.

Our rational minds, as logical linear processors, can observe only limited, successive sequences of events. Time is how consciousness keeps track of its movement. Similarly, if we wish to organize how a series of events might have happened or may happen, we leverage time as a marker for our awareness. For instance, each time something happens, the event creates a holographic nodal point in our personal field.

It occurs to me that time being nonlinear makes total sense to the intuitive brain, which is a parallel processor. The field of the heart also knows that linear time is merely one way that consciousness may observe itself as a construct that appears to travel from one moment to another. However, the dance of time is more accurately concentric or torsion-like in nature, and not actually linear, at all. The eternal now is forever in a tango with all possibilities simultaneously.

Time as Torsion and Torsion-Field Physics

Time is more closely an approximation of ongoing enfoldment and an expression of torsion fields. Consciousness is spinning. Perhaps this is how our individual awareness engages with torsion fields to create our perpetual experiences of time.

In 1913, Dr. Eli Cartan was the first to demonstrate clearly that the flow of space and time in Einstein’s general theory of relativity not only curves, but also possesses a spinning or spiraling movement within itself, which is known as torsion.5 It is generally accepted that the space surrounding the Earth, and perhaps the entire galaxy, has what is called right-handed spin, which simply means that energy is influenced to spin clockwise as it travels through a physical vacuum. This torsion research was expanded by the work of Kozyrev in Russia. Using rotation and vibration in laboratory experiments, systematic research was able to demonstrate that torsion fields influence the flow of time.6

Now, let’s bring it back to ourselves. How does understanding that time is torsion affect us?

Heart Field as a Vehicle for Time Travel

The field of the heart is a torsion field. When we drop into the center of the field of the heart, we access the part of us that is limitless, distinctionless, and also timeless.

In my experience, the vortex of the field of the heart exists outside the continuum of space-time. It is a hyperdimensional, time-travel device, allowing access to all information, all-inclusively, and simultaneously. It also occurs to me that, as awareness moves distally from the vortex toward the outer rings of the torsion fields, we become more subject to linear space-time and the persistent, albeit illusory, law of cause and effect.

When we are in the field of the heart, we are in the flow and void of resistance. We are in a space of grace, where anything can happen, and where nothing takes time because everything is available to us instantly through the eternal-now. Consider the experience of being totally engaged in a creative process or immersed in an endeavor that enraptures your awareness so much that you lose all track of time. In terms of perceived linear time, hours may go by, and yet it feels like only a minute has passed. Or consider the experience of meeting someone for the first time and connecting so totally heart-to-heart that it feels like you have known them for years, or all your life, or even forever, when in fact, in linear time, you have known them for only a few moments.

Torsion Fields as Containers for Information

Every experience we have ever had is encoded in nodal points. These nodal points are, essentially, torsion fields of information. The individual torsion fields of experience are contained holographically within our personal fields and remain forever connected to the unified torsion field of the heart. Re-encoding prior experiences holographically via torsion fields of information is accessible to all of us who choose to playfully leverage the construct of Time Travel. While our minds access the information along the continuum of linear time, our hearts can follow these interconnected holographic torsion fields at all times.

Practical Play: Anyone, Anywhere, Anytime

Dropping down into the field of the heart, while also availing ourselves of linear time so that our minds can follow along in a familiar way, gives us access to various torsion fields of information that are encoded as nodal points of experience in our individual fields. These nodal points of experience are often in resonance with, and powered by, much larger morphic fields.

Through the act of observation, which entangles the observer with the observed, we are able to release nodal points of information encoded therein and return them back to pure potential to await further recognition as something different. Time Travel is an awesome way to change our resonance with past experiences or even establish resonance with a future potential to expedite the manifestation process.

While engaging in Time Travel may feel linear, initially, it is not linear, at all. The act of counting to observe time is not what creates a transformation. The change or transformation occurs as we identify the nodal point or torsion field of encoded information, while the act of counting is a construct for knowing where we are as we navigate through the field of consciousness potential.

Play is a key to Time Travel. Time Travel is not about being right or fixing stuff; rather, it is simply about dropping down into the field of the heart and being curious.


  1. Jones, “Does Time Really Exist?”
  2. Cramer, “Transactional Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics.”
  3. http://www.crystalinks.com/holographic.html; see also Talbot, Holographic Universe.
  4. Physics Classroom, “Standing Wave Patterns.”
  5. International Metaphysical University, “Torsion Fields and the Science of Time.”
  6. Ibid.