I don't necessarily know about "time shifts" per se
. I really don't think I've jumped years ahead or anything — in our technological age
how exactly would would acclimate themselves a year or two ahead of their last conscious technological toys? — but I know I've lost time, or slowed
time down exceptionally. Does that still count?
I haven't noticed any land masses moving or "being elsewhere than they ought to be", so I'm not sure if I'm experiencing something different from
the rest of you, or not.
What happens to me (and those around me) during lost time works something like this:
I enter a place, with someone. Example: an 8-hour work-shift with a co-worker. We begin doing our job. Conversation hits, we talk, then we suddenly
feel like being very quiet, so we stop talking and do a little of our job. Suddenly we're 4 or 5 hours into our shift. I'm not talking about some
"you lose track of time because you're so busy" thing either. We work in retail, we know exactly how much we can get done in an 8 hour day. So
it's very disconcerting when this happens, because we end up having to cram what we didn't get done into a very rushed few hours after we "snap
out" of the lost time.
What happens to me (and those who are with me) during slow time works something like this:
A friend and I will sit down and start discussing something. It is most commonly during a discussion of something spiritual that this happens. What
happens is that while we're discussing, one, or both, or any number of us will start to notice odd things happens. Things like:
• If we're sitting at a restaurant we won't be serviced by any of the waiter/waitress staff.
• The sound of the voices of children at a local park become inaudible, even if we can still see them.
• If indoors, or outdoors, a strange sense of calm will wash over all of us, there will be no physical breezes or sense of gravity.
Now, noticing that we're "slipped out of time" is only the first step. Once we realize it's happening we can consciously interact with it. We can
hold really long conversations in exceedingly short time-frames, create detailed artwork in less than an hour, and more. The state doesn't wear off
just because we realize it's happening.
Of course, it's not all fun and games though. When "coming back" we tend to be hit with extreme senses of jet lag, while also having the extremely
unnerving sense that we're being watched, and then followed when we depart. Sometimes soreness of limbs occurs too. Usually these downsides will hit
before we've "come back", so when one of us starts to feel the effects we quickly try and rouse ourselves back to normal time.
Slow time isn't a "small" phenomenon either. We've had groups of 2, 4, 8, and 12 people experiencing it in unison.
Anyway, after typing all of that up I am pretty sure that neither of my experiences are what this thread is purporting. We don't lose entire years of
our lives or anything. It is always contained within a day, but the experience is either losing a large portion of that day, or gaining a large
portion in addition to an already full day. That's my two cents though.
I'm pretty sure we're experiencing something spiritual, not what you're all experiencing.
~ Wandering Scribe