by Bettye B. Binder, M.A.
When we asked Bettye Binder, as APRT’s new President, to share with our readers a few comments and thoughts which she felt might be of some importance to our readers, the topic was left entirely to her choice. Once more, the concept of synchronicity seems to have asserted itself. Without any prior knowledge of the contents of this issue, she elected to direct her comments to the concept of time, something which two other articles appearing in this issue have also (independently) addressed.
Our past lives can facilitate or block the way we live our present lives because time is “multidimensional.” The past influences the present whether or not we are aware of its influence upon us. Another way to say this is we are living all our lives NOW. This concept is called “simultaneous time.” What we usually think of as “here and now” is simply whatever we consciously experience at the moment. So, when we recall a past life, it becomes “here and now” to our conscious mind at the time of our past life exploration.
In my 13-plus years of teaching reincarnation classes, I have found “multidimensionality” and “simultaneous time” to be the toughest concepts for people born in this culture to comprehend. These ideas run counter to everything we have been taught about linear time. So, I have to explain the meaning of multidimensionality in metaphors and examples. In this article, I want to share with you some of the ways I have conveyed this information to my students.