The ancient Greeks had two words for time, kairos and chronos. Many of us are familiar with the latter, which operates in seconds, minutes, hours, days, and so on. In fact, most of us are ruled and confined by it. But another aspect of time beckons us to live suspended in a moment of indeterminate time in which everything unfolds. Kairos often translates to right or opportune time, a time determined by the Divine.
We flux in and out of these two aspects all day long. Today, meeting a friend at Galos Salt Caves, I sat in the waiting room as she battled traffic, racing against the clock to make our noon session. Promptly at 12:05, the attendant escorted me into the cave, heading the posted advisory that no session would begin any later than five minutes past the hour. When my dear friend did arrive, shrouded in the shame of tardiness, we took a few deep clearing breaths together and relaxed into our zero gravity loungers. Then a miracle occurred…
Listening to the calm and soothing recording of a man’s voice inviting us to enjoy the rhythms of the ocean waves, I imagined myself at the shore of a magnificent sea. The air felt salty on my skin, and every cell of my body drank it up. I felt a drifting, a lightness, a zen so indescribable that I slipped into a suspension of time. The moment lasted indefinitely (or, precisely 44 chronological minutes), and one deep inhale delivered me back to this conscious reality just as the man’s recorded voice ended the session by thanking us for our time at the cave.
How does that happen, exactly? How can I “zone out” and then “come to” for an exact amount of clock time? How have I managed, for over ten years, to wake up at a specifically intended time without a morning alarm, and without fail? The best reason I can offer is one of our Higher Awareness (read: Law of Attraction) orchestrating on our behalf. When given the chance, my rational mind took the opportunity to withdraw, to rest, and to trust in the most natural Force to awaken it in perfect timing.
These heavenly moments are earthly portals into an eternal timelessness. These moments of joy and peace and well-being. Little miracles. Look for them, and they will open for you. I’ll meet you there.