Energy factored by time equals art. Such is Jose Arguelles‘ formulation of the Law of Time, also written as T(E)=Art. “Time is Art!”
Obviously this is in stark contrast to the popular notion “time is money.” And for some, the rally cry “Time is Art” simply becomes an excuse or validation for resentment towards money. But the vision of “Time is Art” represents something far deeper than something like eschewing money.
Energy factored by time equals art, as a fundamental cosmic principle, implies the universe itself is a work of art. And that includes you, right down to your perfectly formed eyeballs which now read these words (or, perfectly formed eardrums listening to your screen reader).
When you zoom out far enough, this is obvious. The spiraling galaxies profoundly elegant in their turning. Zoom in a little closer and it is still stunning: Our solar system, concentric rings of harmonic balance. Zoom in further still and you see the staggeringly beautiful planet which is our collective home. A beautiful blue gem, filled with entrancingly precious forms of life and energy. Zooming in to microscopic levels you again encounter limitless order and beauty.
How could we not conclude that this elegance is both the means and ends of the universe in its myriad expressions? Elegance itself drives everything onward.
At the zoom level of our day to day life, the notion TIME IS ART might seem like a luxurious, idealistic or utopian affirmation. Words that make you feel good, but without inherent power to direct the will.
Well, if “Time is Art”, then synchronicity is the medium of “Time Art”. Through synchronicity the colors, forms, harmonies, aromas and even flavors of Time make themselves known. Again, zooming out to the highest known levels of the cosmos, Time as art is more clearly seen. The universal order awes us with its beauty. Everything, every last chemical reaction happening in precisely the right place at precisely the right time to create and sustain all that is.
Yet, on Earth, with a crooked standard of time measurement (i.e. the Gregorian calendar), synchronicity becomes a novelty – a fleeting occurrence, an electrifying jolt which shocks us awake from the daily grind. With every passing synchronicity (often dismissed as coincidence), for a brief moment we feel a sparklingly vivid sense of connection to everything.
But from the perspective of the Law of Time, synchronicity is the universal norm. Mechanical and crooked time standards (which, ahem, we have created) have simply veiled us from this fact. Imagine if you began to make a painting, but every time you moved your brush toward your paints, they would disappear. This is like artificial time disrupting our sense of synchronicity.
Or if you went to see a band you’ve always wanted to see perform live, but as soon as they step out onto stage, the sound system blew up. The artists are there, the spirit of there art is there but something external prevented it from being shared…
The artist uplifts, ennobles and evolves a culture. Art articulates truths from the deeper realms of the consciousness of the culture from which it arises.
Concurrently, Time’s Art is communicating something to us (and to all points of consciousness throughout the multiverse) from the deeper realms of the multidimensional cosmos of which we are each a part. To better receive this transmission we need only change our relationship to Time and cultivate our sense of synchronicity.
The 13 Moon Calendar, as an elegantly consistent framework for relating to Time allows us to continually perceive synchronicity and be inspired and motivated by Time’s Art. Like seeing a new color, the normalization of synchronicity allows a direct perception and experience of TIME IS ART: energy factored by time equals art.