Spiritual Time and Movement Explained by the Source Texts

Spiritual Time and MovementSpiritual movement in unlike physical relocation from one place to another. It’s a movement in one’s intention, a renewal of qualities.
Baal HaSulam, Talmud Eser Sefirot, item 1

Time is a sensation of movement. The brain envisions images of movement, copying them in its imagination into the category of “time.” If man and his surrounding were in absolute peace, there would be no notion of time.
Baal HaSulam, Talmud Eser Sefirot, item 1

The notions of time, past, present and future, are man made notions and are not absolute. Everything exists in the Upper Force without any action on behalf of the Upper One. Everything that exists in the force later takes place in action. And those who come closer to the Creator – above the universe, ascend above time.
Rav Kook, “Letters. Volume 2”

The Book of Zohar does not speak of this world at all, but only of the Upper Worlds where there is no time like in the corporeal world. Spiritual time is a change in qualities.
The Book of Zohar, Vayatze, collection 2

Human egoism constantly prevails over man, unless the Creator helps him by bringing his soul closer to Him through shining His Light at specific times.
“Yesher Divrey Emet,” p. 35

All times and all actions exist eternally. The future receives influence from the past and from that which will happen afterwards. Time submits to forces that operate in the past, in the present, and in the future.
Ramchal, Adir BaMarom, p. 187

That which shines in alternation will shine constantly in the future, when all the past will gather into an eternal state.
Ramchal. Adir BaMarom, p. 18

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