You will remember from the previous post that at this moment in the film, Avengers, Captain America has arrived to face and fight Loki. He has landed with his shield, protecting a man who courageously stood before Loki, speaking truth to power. Loki had aimed his scepter at the man moments before. After shooting his scepter and being blocked by Captain America….
Captain America: You know the last time I was in Germany, and saw a man standing above everybody else, we ended up disagreeing.
Loki: “the soldier… the man out of time”
The liminality of Time...
Captain America is, literally, a man out of time — the linear time line. At the end of Captain America: The First Avenger, we watch as Steve Rogers forces Red Skull’s plane down into the ice cold waters. Cap freezes.
Captain America is found decades later by SHIELD and thawed. He is a man out of time. Steve Rogers has no references for this current time, this current culture. He holds values and moral center from WW2 era. He looks 30 or so but is 100 years old.
Have you ever had that experience, where time goes away, where you feel like you are not connected to time — literally “out of time”?
What do I mean?
Stepping into Kairos time...
When I was beginning to create High Desert Essences in Taos, NM, I felt the invitation to create Chive essence. I followed the way I was taught: put a glass bowl of spring water in the Sun with one or two flower dropped in it. Leave it for 3-4 hours on a full Sun day. I did just that.
When I went to pick up the essence something did not feel quite right. I tasted it. It tasted like Chives. So I decided that was not going to work for High Desert Essences. This is the moment where I learned my method of co-creating flower essences — Chives taught me.
I did not want to waste the essence, that would not honor the gift of Chives. Without thinking, I downed the entire bowl of pure potent Mother essence. That was on a Monday.
Next thing I know, I’m getting a text from a one of the women I painted with regularly. Because I was currently in NM, I video called in. The text read, “Are you joining us today?” We painted on Thursdays, so I replied, “Yes, on Thursday.” An answer came back, “Well that is now!”
Somehow I had lost Tuesday and Wednesday. I had no idea where they went. It felt like only 3-4 hours had passed since I took that Mother Essence. How could 3 days have passed?
It took me about a month to ground myself back into the human linear timeline that is seconds, minutes, hours, days, weeks, months, years. Somehow Chives had aligned me with a very different timeline — Kairos, Sacred, Universe. This timeline is not linear. Rather it felt more like the timeline of the Heptapods from the movie Arrival.
When I was able to reconnect with this linear timeline, I became aware that Chives had restructured my energetic and physical body to be in greater alignment with my Soul’s purpose and Soul-volution.
It was a powerful experience. I am forever transformed by each experience where the Sacred pulls me out of linear human time into Kairos time.
It takes adjustment when you return, like it took adjustment for Steve Rogers. Depending upon what happens when I am out of time, the adjustment back varies. Sometimes I can step back into time and move forward without delay. Sometimes it feels like I have lost 70 years or more, like the world I have come back into is completely different than the one I was in. When that happens, I am aware that I am so very different than I was before.
I would not recommend downing an entire bowl of pure Mother Essence to experience what it is like to step out of time.
Meditation, prayer, silent retreats, dosage level energy essences, and other healing and spiritual experiences open you to those moments, to those experiences.
It is vital that when you intentionally ask to step out of time for healing, transformation, restructuring, soul-volution, you do so with an inner knowing of what you are seeking. Conscious awareness, consciously co-creating the out of time moment will enhance and potentize the transformative work that you are seeking, doing, manifesting.
When you come back, allow yourself the linear time you need to integrate the healing, the evolution, the experience before stepping fully back into society, into the hum of linear life.
Enjoy the experience.
The veil is always thin….
always awaiting your request
to offer you
a Kairos experience.
Pastor Jocelyn Emerson weaves together her training as a Light and Energy worker, Reiki master, spiritual director, and Pastor with her life experience as a mystic and contemplative to offer a space of trust, safety, and honesty to support you on your life's journey.