When we’re on an airplane, it almost seems as if we’re not really moving, and in truth, we’re not. If space is emergent (Google ’emergence theory’ or watch some of the videos on this site if the concept of emergence is unfamiliar to you), then distance is emergent, too. We must re-imagine what it means to move. The observer and the observed are twin sides of the same event; like an actor walking on a stage that turns in the opposite direction of his stride. We do not really move. We spin.
This video described as ‘Airplane Freezes in Mid-Air’ is a good primer to help us to re-imagine movement in a new way.
Consider this: the airplane—as well as everything in the universe—is always moving at the same speed. When it’s at 30,000 feet, it’s simply in a larger circle of time. You might say its relationship to time has changed; its definition of ‘Now’ has increased in size. The rate at which it travels and the distance over which it travels have both increased simultaneously; there is no change in its speed. Everything in the visible universe is happening at the speed of light.
So too with us. The universe is accelerating and expanding. When we are ‘higher’ than time (viz. altitude sickness) we spin faster than light, so we must increase our density in order to hold together. And when we are ‘lower’ than time we spin slower than light (viz. deep-sea divers), so we must *also* increase our density. Therein lies the rub. The crucial distinction here is which type of density we increase: whether we move calcium to the bones, or to the blood. The spaceflight osteopenia (calcium dysregulation) experienced by astronauts might be likened to an accelerated version of the same calcium dysregulation all of us experience as we age.
If we are faster than time (if our spin rate is accelerated), we will generate too much acid in the body, and will need calcium, as a buffer. We need extracellular calcium, which we will pull from the bones. Another way to say ‘faster than time’ is to say we are less dense than time. An astronaut (vis-à-vis an observer on earth) is both faster and less dense than we are.
If we are slower than time (if our spin rate is decelerated), we will generate less acid and need less extracellular calcium. But our increased density will increase our need for calcium—intracellular calcium, which we pull from the blood. Another way to say ‘slower than time’ is to say we are denser than time.
Time, in a sense, is constant. It is we who dip lower or fly higher than it as we gather momentum to fuel our spin. In the diurnal portion of the circadian rhythm, we dip lower than time. The sun is light that is slower than time (so to us, it will appear faster and hotter; our brains will ‘correct for’ the speed of light). The moon is light that is faster than time (so to us, it will appear slower and denser). According to this paradigm, time is the speed of light. The sun is light that is slower than light—so to us it appears faster, as energy. The moon is light that is faster than light—so to us it appears slower, as matter.
We may also see our brains “correcting” for the speed of light experimentally. In the fourth state of matter experiment, we are slowing time down, so we see light speed up (the hydrogen atoms lose their locality and smear out in a ring). In the double-slit experiment, we see the opposite. When we accelerate the photons, we are speeding time up, so we see light slow down (the wave function collapses back to a particle). Our brains will not allow us to deviate from the speed of light. The speed of light is our processing speed. We are the light of the world.
Here’s one final way to think of it. The speed of light, c, is a constant. So the speed of light, c^2, is a constant. So just take it out of the equation. M = E. There’s a relationship, an equilibrium (hence the equal sign) between matter and energy. When our energy increases, our matter must increase apace. When we increase our speed, we must increase our density. When I eat foods that are high in oxalate (energy), I need more calcium (density).
To increase our speed, we pull calcium into the blood (this is why calcium sufficiency is so important for labor contractions, and why calcium can treat pre-eclampsia). To increase our density, we push calcium into the bones. As we manipulate calcium from extracellular calcium to intracellular calcium, increasing our speed and our density by turns, we move around in time.