I was traveling through my world, gazing at the big sky surrounding me in it's clear blue. I reached towards the blue. As I did so I was able to reach through with my hands. I hoisted the rest of my body, half in the world I knew and half in the new space, through the blue. As the tips of my toes left the old familiar world behind it formed a bouncing ball. Simultaneously the new space opened up to be as large as what I believed my old world had been.
This is a true story that happened in a meditative trance. It got me to thinking ...
The concept of time can and is confusing. We believe it moves forward in a linear fashion, and therefore theoretically should be accessed backwards in the same way. I think that the problem is we forget that linear isn't just horizontal. It can be vertical. Often when peoples lives begin to 'feel' like they're in the groove ... or as some call it "in the flow" ... it's actually a vertical movement upwards. The problem with backwards is we aren't very good at that skill. Try walking around a room quickly. Now try walking around the same room backwards quickly. Even when we drive we never back up for long distances. If time can move vertically, perhaps when we move backwards it's too difficult to find a groove to stay in? Well, that's just my thought.