Like a lot of things about this reality we experience, linear time is simply a very convincing illusion. It is an illusion created by consciousness. In fact, so is “space”. Closely related to the idea of “time” is the notion of “linear causality” — A causes B causes C. This notion is also just a very convincing illusion.
The reality that we are experiencing is by no means an “objective reality” as most people presume. It is more like what we would conceive of as a virtual reality, but one with some very interesting rules.
Let’s briefly review the basics about what you and the universe really are, and then we’ll dive into the how and why of the time and space illusions.
"The great spiritual masters, poets and even scientists have been telling us that consciousness is not “in the brain”, it is part of the intelligence that infuses the cosmos. ~ Ervin Laszlo
The Infinite Information Matrix
The Cosmic Film Projector
The Illusion of Continuity
"If you time-travel to the time of your grandfather and kill him before he has any children, then your father would not have been born, and then you would not have been born. And if you were never born, you could not go back to kill your grandfather.
Paranormal Phenomena and the Illusion of Time and Space
The Mechanics of Reality Creation