Is Time Going Faster For You, Too?

It is said that “the older you get, the faster time goes by.”

All of us would agree that, indeed, the days and months were as slow as molasses when we were children, in contrast to how much faster the years went by in our adulthood.

Even granted that, I’ve noticed that in the last few months, time seems to be zipping at an accelerated rate.

The main marker of my week is Sunday, which begins in a frenzy of activity as I dash about doing my morning chores, followed by a last singing rehearsal; then shower and get dressed for 8:30am Mass.

For the last several months, however, it seems that Sundays are coming around quicker and quicker. My husband, too, has the same disquieting subjective sense of time speeding by, faster and faster.

But it’s not just us.

On May 2, 2010, David Icke wrote that “Time, in my life anyway, and I know for others too, is just flying this year. What’s happening?”

Is time objectively going faster? That is a question for physicists and cosmologists to answer. There is an ongoing debate on the Physics Forum on whether as the universe expands, time also is speeding up. I also found a PDF document, “The Quickening: Is Time Accelerating?,” which says:

Recently, scientists have been shocked to discover that their measurements indicate the expansion of the universe is actually increasing. Rather than slowing down, as their Big Bang theory postulates, astronomers have been stunned to learn that the expansion of the universe appears to be accelerating. CNN reports “Scientists are scratching their heads over a finding that indicates the universe, rather than slowing down, is being expanded by a mysterious force at an accelerating rate. [...] Would this affect the dimension we call time? We on earth do not understand time well enough to draw any conclusions.”

Then there are the Apocalypse 2012 people who claim that it’s not just our subjective sense of time speeding, but that time indeed is quickening because our Earth’s heartbeat is accelerating:

Scientists discovered many years ago that the earth gives off a pulse. This pulse or frequency which has been likened to a heartbeat has been stable at approximately 7.8 cycles per second for thousands of years. However, since around the year 1980 the earth’s heartbeat began to speed up. It has currently been measured at 12 cycles per second but the most incredible thing is some scientists believe the earth will actually stop rotating when this pulse reaches 13 cycles per second. When the earth stops rotating on its axis it is believed that it will remain still for around 3 days and then start spinning in the other direction. This will cause a reversal in the magnetic field around the earth but what will happen after this point is unclear.

This pulse is the Schumann Resonance (SR). So I looked up SR on Wikipedia:

The Schumann resonances (SR) are a set of spectrum peaks in the extremely low frequency (ELF) portion of the Earth’s electromagnetic field spectrum…named after physicist Winfried Otto Schumann who predicted it mathematically in 1952. Schumann resonances occur because the space between the surface of the Earth and the conductive ionosphere acts as a closed waveguide [that acts] as a resonant cavity for electromagnetic waves in the ELF band…. In the normal mode descriptions of Schumann resonances, the fundamental mode is a standing wave in the Earth–ionosphere cavity with a wavelength equal to the circumference of the Earth…at a frequency of approximately 7.83 Hz [...] Lightning discharges are considered to be the primary natural source of Schumann resonance excitation…. At any given time there are about 2000 thunderstorms around the globe. Producing ~50 lightning events per second, these thunderstorms create the background Schumann resonance signal.

Nothing in the article on Earth’s Schumann Resonance quickening or of the Earth stopping its rotation when the SR reaches 13 cycles per second, or of the Earth’s magnetic poles flipping.

Back to the PDF document “The Quickening“. It asks:

If an acceleration of time is occurring, is it anticipated in the Bible? When describing the Great Tribulation period, Jesus stated: “And unless those days were shortened, no flesh would be saved; but for the elect’s sake those days will be shortened” (Matthew 24:22). [...] Do other Scriptures indicate a speed-up of time in the last days? While there is no single Scripture that specifically states that time will speed up, several passages imply a quickening during earth’s final days.

Jesus likened the last days’ signs to birth pangs (Matthew 24:8). [...] In addition, the apostle Paul reminded us that “the creation itself also will be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation groans and labors with birth pangs together until now” (Romans 8:21-22). As the time of delivery draws near, birth pangs always increase in both intensity and frequency.

Indeed, the dictionary says one of the meanings of the word “quicken” or “quickening” is “To reach the stage of pregnancy when the fetus can be felt to move.”

So, have you also felt that time is speeding by, faster and faster?

~Eowyn

36 responses to “Is Time Going Faster For You, Too?

  1. We were just talking about this yesterday. So I was out shopping and overheard two other people talking about time also. They too said “you can just feel it” . Everyone I know has commented on how time is going very very fast. It can’t be EVERYONE’s imagination. Thank you for posting this story. Makes me feel vindicated and a little better informed.

  2. I myself thought that as a person grows older, time seems to be speeded up, but I have heard many young people in the recent past also commenting about time seeming to go by so very quickly!

  3. Yes, time does seem to fly by quicker these days. Got a birthday coming up right around the corner and it just seems like yesterday I was celebrating my 30th :)

  4. My Teacher Rebbi Na Nach Nachma Nachman Meuman,(aka Rebbi Nachman of breslov) teaches that in truth Time does not exsist at all, rather we are just experiencing an illusion of time. As our awareness grows so we let go of our illusions. Time appears to be moving faster because Humans are rapidly growing in awareness and so all the false illusions are begining to fade away.

  5. Yes, time does appear to be speeding up, not just because of aging, but for everyone I’ve asked for the last 2-3 years.. Nothing recorded, dam! Still, I’ve talked to many people about this, thanks so much for adding more weight to my own perceptions.

  6. My daughter, brother and I have often discussed this. It’s surreal.

  7. It sems that Sunday comes, Sunday night ya get ready for work, Monday comes, next thing you know it’s Sunday night again. weeks just go on and on, and I love what I do at my job. It is what I am supposed to be doing. 0 stress, no anxiety, nada. Waited 45 years for is job. Engineering electric drive systems is all I ever wanted to do. Last I knew it was New Years, now it’s 8Aug11,OK it’s now 9Aug11…. See what I mean…. Time is expanding.

  8. Jennifer Bynum Mason

    Yes! I’ve questioned this since 2000 began. Time goes at an unbelievably accelerated rate, I marvel from Sunday to Sunday how the days zip by.
    My answer to this conundrum simply is this, the Lord Jesus return is fast approaching. Time as we know it must also bow to the majesty of His appearance, therefore it must flee from the presence of the Eternal One. Which leaves us with the question? Are we waiting with anticipation for the return of our Lord? I am not a clock watcher, neither am I a ‘doomsday Mary’ anticipating the worlds final demise, but I long for the appearance of my Lord and Master Jesus Christ as a bride awaits with great anticipation her date to be come united with her bridegroom!
    Even so, come Lord Jesus!
    P.S. I don’t know the time of my Lord’s return, but He does, He alone knows, one thing I am assure of it will be soon. Even so, come Lord Jesus!

  9. Wanna test the actual amount of “faster time feeling” you might have?
    Well – You can do that with my “time-pass” test program!

    Really simple stuff: it’s a program that generates a certain time interval.
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    Send Your answer to my Facebook page with the CONTROL WORLD that the program also will generate (Control world is important as it contains the information regarding the actual time interval used for your test) and find out how you perceive the time flow (accelerated or not)?

    The current version of the program is on Serbian language, but if you show your interest in it – I’ll gladly re-write it on English language too :)

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    :BulmaSoft: 2012

  10. Let’s say time actually is speeding up as you have sensed. This actually would make sense given the expansion of the universe. Einstein’s theory of relativity showed that time does speed up as gravity decreases and slows down as gravity increases. This is because time is a function of gravity and gravity is a function of the physical distance between bodies of mass. Since the gravitational forces in the universe are decreasing, it would make sense that time is speeding up. BUT, If time is speeding up, I can’t see how we could possible sense this. If time speeds up, our neurological functions which give us senses would speed up. Time would appear to go at the same speed.

    • All you said makes sense. There’s no way we would sense time acceleration given our own perception depends on our biological functions. But it would make sense when you stop assuming we’re mere physical beings whose minds depend on a set of neuron networks that were the result of the product of genes and a set of life experiences. If you instead, assumed we’re “multidimensional” beings who happen to embody in this limited physical realm, while the rest of ourselves lives in other realms beyond this one, where physical time isn’t a factor, and assuming we have a limited connection to ourselves between this and other realms, then it makes perfect sense we could be sensing time speeding up. But I’m not saying you’re wrong, neither can I demonstrate my hypothesis, since one can’t measure extra-physicality factors from within physicality itself. That’s why spirituality requires an effort of faith. I’m merely hypothesizing.

    • Can you provide a reference to support your assertion that Einstein’s theory of relativity says time speeds up as gravity decreases and vice-versa, it’s the 1st I’ve heard of it . How is time a function of gravity? I wasn’t aware that the gravitational forces in the universe are decreasing, where did you get this information?

      • Never mind, I’ve found a site that explains the relationship between time and gravity. However the effect appears to be miniscule, in the region of milliseconds

  11. I personally have found that time slows rapidly with every 60 month car loan!!!

  12. yes time is faster and im only 14….it seems like ever since this decade started in 2010 a year feels like about 6 months maybe even less.just in march a turned 14 and soon it feels like ill already be 15 next year

  13. błogosławić (Male)

    I just can’t say anything because now I know that it’s the truth. I’ve been thinking this since I was about to turn 16 and now there’s just few months left to my 17th birthday. I suddenly feel like I’ve accomplished nothing in life except for eating and fapping. I used too many “I”‘s because I’m telling the truth. 3 months SUMMER VACATION FELT LIKE 3 hours truly. My growth is stunted since the beginning of 8th grade until then I was one of the tallest kids and was carefree but now I’m insecure because of time going faster and quicker (just like I wanted it when I was a child) and I being a loser.

  14. I was glad to find your blog post on this just now–and, I agree–time does seem to be blasting by now at an ever-increasing rate of speed–I would never even bother to mention it if I had been the only person to notice it, but when I realized so many others were also noticing it, then I took it seriously–and, I also agree that it’s very possibly due to God speeding things up in preparation for the Lord’s return at Armageddon, just after the end of the tribulation period during which He pours out His anger onto the heads of those who hate Him, and who wish to try and defeat Jesus at Armageddon, when He returns–[that's my belief, though]–but, if it’s true, and because the Lord did tell us that, if those days weren’t shortened no one would be left alive, or be able to be saved out of that period in our history, I have to say that everyone really needs to take stock in their future existence, and “get right with God”, before time’s up, and they live to regret not taking life as seriously as was necessary. And, if anyone wishes to learn more about God the Father, as well as about Jesus Christ, the book of John is an excellent place to start.:)

  15. I agree with you. Time is going by so incredibly fast. And it seems as though this year in particular it’s speed is increasing exponentially. I believe Jesus will be coming back very very soon. I can almost feel it in myself. I feel like my soul in a transitioning state.

  16. Thank you, Kalob–the only way things make any sense at all, where we and time are concerned, is if it’s our heavenly Father who is responsible for speeding ‘time’ up for us all–after all, He created all that exists, time included–only He understands exactly what time is, how it works on all of us, and why He created it in the first place–and, why He will be bringing it to an end once this era is finished, and Christ is finally in control of this world–Jesus told us ‘time’ would be ‘shortened’ for the sake of those ‘elect’ of God, who will be here at His Second Coming, at Armageddon–He said if God did not shorten ‘those days’ that no one would survive here on earth[Matthew 24:22]–all who were still left alive would be killed at Armageddon–that’s how terrible that war will be–I believe in God, and that His Word to us is true and accurate–all other ideas surrounding time, and whether it’s now shorter than it’s previously been up until now, is by nature only speculation, nothing more–it’s sometimes fun to speculate on certain things, but eventually, trusting that what God has had recorded for us, to help us understand, is true, and is, for me, far more satisfying than endless speculation–living on speculations only is more like living in a child’s fantasy world–it’s wonderful for a child–but, when do we finally decide to grow up and become serious about our lives?

  17. I appreciate this article and the responses; as I, too, feel time is speeding up. It seems like I no sooner get up and it’s dark and time to go to bed again!! I have a hard time getting my stuff done during the day. If I don’t rush, can’t get it done. I used to have several free hours a day, but no more. AND — nothing about my life (except I’m older) or schedule has changed, so must be something else. Wonder if the clocks are running faster, also??

  18. Your experiences with time seemingly leaving you little time to do the things you’re used to doing, echoes my own experiences with it, Eowyn–two days often seem like one long one these days–and, it can’t only be associated with aging since even younger adults are also noticing things like that taking place now–someone used the word ‘exponentially’ when referring to time seemingly speeding up, and I think that might be right–I wonder if some morning I’ll get up, get dressed, eat breakfast and before I’ve finished realize the sun is setting, and the day is done?! :)

  19. Yes, it is, dr. Eowyn–really strange!–but, exciting in a way, since, if it’s truly happening, then I believe God is behind it, and that could mean the Lord’s return is right around the corner–now, that makes what’s happening something wonderful, and not to be feared at all–as to trying to understand how time could ever ‘speed up’, well, as far as I’m concerned understanding that is about as easy as figuring out how God made the atom, then being able to make your own, lol–it’s just not going to be possible!–but, might be fun to k-noodle over during free time at least.:)

  20. Amen, Dr. Eowyn–me, too! Maranatha!:)
    “Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus.”[Rev. 22:20]

  21. I have been telling Mom’s of teenagers, when they comment about how fast time goes, just wait until you have grandkids, time really flies then. I thought that was just my perception, but now I see why. Thanks for the article.

  22. lucia zaccardelli

    Yes, I agree with you all, time seems half of what it used to be. One minute it’s Sunday, then Friday…. and a month only seems to last two weeks…. I do believe Jesus Christ is coming back soon…. and the book of Revelations will be revealed and all the prophesies fulfilled. I had a dream in the early 80′s that the moon turned red like blood, and stars were falling from the sky and I was telling everyone that it was the end times and we were running for caves…..?

  23. It’s been nearly a year since I first posted a comment on here–I had to double-check that since it didn’t seem all that long ago–until I looked–not proof of time having sped up, but it still feels as though it has and that just made it seem all the more real to me–Einstein was asked for his definition of time, and his reply was, “Time is what keeps everything from happening all at once.”–lol–I loved his answer!–

    –even though these days things seem to be running all together–dinner to dinner seems like no time at all, and I need to check the calendar to make sure I know what day it actually is–sometimes I can’t believe it’s Friday, and I muse about what ever happened to Wednesday?!–I know it’s one thing for older adults to begin noticing what appears to be a quicker passage of time, so if I begin to hear younger adults and even teens begin asking whether it seems to be passing more quickly these days, then I’ll really believe we might have something concrete going on here with time.:)

  24. A bit Skeptical...

    Even though this post is long after the others, and therefore will most likely never be read, I feel compelled to correct a few inaccuracies in the piece and the comments:

    On Universal expansion and time dilation- While it is true that scientists are baffled by the nature of dark energy and the increasing expansion of the universe, this effect would not make time appear to move “faster.” In fact, if there is any perceptible time effect, it would be time “slowing down” relative to the rest-frame of reference. Einstein’s Relativity explains (@JQuest should listen) that time is inversely proportional to velocity- as an object moves faster, time for that object slows down. However, before this is interpreted as me endorsing the idea that there is, actually, a change in time, it should be noted that all of this is relative to the “rest-frame.” As each of us perceive Earth in the same reference-frame, we would not perceive any dilation effects.

    God being the Culprit- Even if time were “moving faster,” I find it highly illogical to then place the blame on the biblical God. The only reference to God slowing time in the Bible is a single line relating to the Apocalypse (and not the preparation of) itself: the Bible devotes more words to describe how priestly garb should appear than this (literally) Earth-shattering event. Beyond that, it seems rather odd that “God would need to speed up time” at all! God waited billions of years for the Earth to form, then billions more for Earth to evolve- (s)he can’t wait another few decades? And even if God was impatient, wouldn’t an all powerful being merely warp ahead into the future?

    • No one is placing any blame at God’s feet over anything–if anything, we, who believe in Him, give Him the credit for anything and everything He sees fit to do–plus, those among us who take the Bible’s account of creation as literally as possible, we don’t agree with the ‘old earth’ theory, so also don’t agree with those who believe in evolution–we believe God created everything just as is stated in Genesis, and the evidence to the contrary only exists due to it having been misinterpreted by those who do not believe in God–it just fits with their agenda to interpret it all as they so obviously have done–

      –and, it was the Lord Jesus who spoke about the days being shortened in the New Testament[Matthew 24:22 & Mark 13:20]–the only One who could ever do such a thing would be God, Himself, who created the concept of time, along with everything else that exists, in the first place–and, the Lord gave us the reason for the shortening of the days–it was ‘for the elect’ of God–for their sakes–so that at least some ‘flesh’ would be alive at the end of Armageddon–

      –for some odd and unknown to us reason, though, many people these days seem to be wondering why ‘time’ appears to be just flying by them at an unusually quick pace–it’s not just the elderly for whom time does seem to go by much faster for them than when they were younger, but even younger adults have been commenting regularly on what seems to them to be time going by at an extraordinary rate of speed, and they wonder not just why that might be, but also wonder if they are alone in their perceptions of that, or not–

      –so, for me, it was for a two-fold reason that I took notice when I came across Dr. Eowyn’s post about this–I am both elderly and I’d begun reading so many comments online by much younger adults as to how quickly time seemed to be passing them by these days–that’s why I became interested in finding out what others thought on this subject–this whole subject is both fascinating as well as exciting–well, at least to many Christians it is.:)

  25. I personally believe that time has “supernaturally” sped up, and that as an old Gospel song says, “time is winding up!” Someday in God’s great timetable, “time” (and our existence) as we know it will end and “eternity” will begin. Those who are looking for the Lord’s appearing as prophesied in the Bible will be with him forever in his new heaven and new earth (Revelation 21). We won’t even have recall of the present existence (Isaiah 65:17). That will be wonderful!

  26. PalmerEldritch

    I must admit I haven’t noticed any difference, time seems to be passing at exactly the same rate as it always has. Must be just me.

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