Is Time Going Faster For You, Too?

Note: This post was first published in July 2011, but I’m republishing it because a reader recently commented that time seems to be going by faster. If time is hastening for you too and, given the terrible times we find ourselves in — the seemingly-intractable COVID-19 pandemic, and the radical Left’s unconstrained tearing-down of statues, monuments, and America itself — I can’t help but wonder if this is the quickening of end times. What do you think?

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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?

Down the rabbit hole we go!

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

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hollowpoint
hollowpoint
9 years ago

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.

chemtrailssuck
3 months ago
Reply to  Dr. Eowyn

Dr. E, have you ever heard of the “Great Attractor”? Apparently our entire galaxy is being pulled very quickly towards a certain point in the cosmos, I wonder if that has anything to do with the Earth’s ‘pulse’? Wonder also if those monkeying around with CERN are messing things up.

cherylramjattanCheryl Ramjattan

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!

DCG
DCG
9 years ago

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 🙂

yoseph
yoseph
9 years ago

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.

woodco
9 years ago

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.

Linda
Linda
9 years ago

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

Jim Healey
Jim Healey
9 years ago

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.

Jennifer Bynum Mason
Jennifer Bynum Mason
9 years ago

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… Read more »

BulmaSoft
8 years ago

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. It wont tell you what the interval is, it will only ask your opinion regarding how long you think it lasted? 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… Read more »

BulmaSoft
8 years ago
Reply to  BulmaSoft

@Control WORD!!! XD
(Sorry about that!) 😛

JQuest
JQuest
8 years ago

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,… Read more »

oxiroxt
7 years ago
Reply to  JQuest

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… Read more »

PalmerEldritch
PalmerEldritch
7 years ago
Reply to  JQuest

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?

PalmerEldritch
PalmerEldritch
7 years ago
Reply to  PalmerEldritch

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

mark goddard
mark goddard
8 years ago

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

cloud strife
8 years ago

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

błogosławić (Male)
błogosławić (Male)
8 years ago
Reply to  cloud strife

True that!

błogosławić (Male)
błogosławić (Male)
8 years ago

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… Read more »

Christie c.
8 years ago

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… Read more »

Kalob
Kalob
8 years ago

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.

ChristieC.
ChristieC.
7 years ago

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,… Read more »

Evelyn Buchanan
Evelyn Buchanan
7 years ago

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??

ChristieC.
ChristieC.
7 years ago

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?! 🙂

ChristieC.
ChristieC.
7 years ago

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… Read more »

ChristieC.
ChristieC.
7 years ago

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

Jackie
Jackie
7 years ago

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.

lucia zaccardelli
lucia zaccardelli
7 years ago

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…..?

goldstarmom2872
7 years ago

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… Read more »

A bit Skeptical...
A bit Skeptical...
7 years ago

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… Read more »

Christine Watts C.
7 years ago

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… Read more »

gnp22
gnp22
6 years ago

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!

PalmerEldritch
PalmerEldritch
6 years ago

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.

manof
5 years ago

Last night I was discussing with my girlfriend how the calendar she gave me last January is now more or less obsolete. she told me that she’s also wondering where time is flying to.

pk
pk
5 years ago

here is November 17/2014 and my husband and I have been saying this about time going ever so fast for the last five years.my grandchildren who are 24and26 years of age mention this often.

SummerHorchata
SummerHorchata
5 years ago
Reply to  pk

Time definitely seems to have sped up and considering how increasingly violent this world is becoming (Isis) I’d say it’s a VERY good thing. Come Lord Jesus quickly!

Lea
Lea
5 years ago

I neither have the mind or proof of such things, but I will tell you my grandson is only 7 and has already remarked about how fast time seems to go. He says he just gets to school then it is time to go and he does not like school that much. We just finished summer break and he said it feels like he only had a couple of days off! I can remember when I was young thinking summer would never end.

kim wing
kim wing
4 years ago

Maybe when the pulse reaches its highest and the earth stops rotating, that is when the 3 days of darkness, predicted by many saints will happen!

AA07
AA07
4 years ago

Believe it or not, it’s true…,!! I am just soooo much surprised that the time is really speeding up because it’s not just my imagination but everyone’s. But indeed it not just false but it’s true. It’s reality.. Ask your grandparents and they will not say that in their times time run quicker because at that time there was not any thought or feeling or imagination of time passing quickly. But in our times it’s just everyone’s feeling and thought. I am too like you Eowyn that’s why searched on internet and reached your site. I told this thing to… Read more »

Jimbob
4 years ago

Amazed that time seems to be going so fast. I don’t know where it’s all going to end, but it already feels like a month is more like a week and a quarter is more like a month.

Reuben G.
Reuben G.
3 months ago

This is something I’ve thought about a lot, doctor. My theory has been that as a child, when for example the distance in time between the last day of school and school restarting seems to be equal to the distance from the earth to the moon, we are in a high receptivity mode because so much is unknown. We have no idea how so many things in the world work, the imagination has a lot to work with and there are a lot of questions to ask. This is probably assisted strongly by how carefree and frivolous we are as… Read more »

Auntie Lulu
Auntie Lulu
3 months ago

When reading the scripture where Jesus expounds that when the Great Tribulation is upon us “the time will be shortened,” to me shows the immense compassion that Christ has for us, his followers, and for the animal population of the world. I too feel as though time is rushing by me.

Eric Thompson
Eric Thompson
3 months ago

I have been feeling this phenomenon for the last few years, and have likewise wondered if it was caused by something more than just my perspective. However, after reading your post this morning, I got to thinking about athletes, and how they would need to overcome shrinking time frames in order to continue to break old records. E.g., I recall that it was during my youth when the 4-minute mile marker was finally broken. Now it’s as though you would not consider being a serious sprinter if you could not run the mile in under four minutes, right? (I don’t… Read more »

Eric Thompson
Eric Thompson
3 months ago
Reply to  Dr. Eowyn

Conundrum, indeed. It’s like discussing time travel. No end of issues to raise. I have often considered that there might have been more time in each day considering the amount of work accomplished by some of our historical figures, genius notwithstanding. As a musician, I like to bring up Schubert, who having produced his Op. 1, a masterpiece, at the age of 17, somehow produced bookshelves of masterpieces by the time of his death at only 31: multiple masses for the church, chamber music, a thick book of piano sonatas, around 700 of the world’s greatest songs, etc. All this while needing time to eat,… Read more »

old guy
old guy
3 months ago

Water quickens as it swirls around the drain

Goldbug
Goldbug
3 months ago

I have tried three times to forward this link to a friend, and each time, it says “An error occurred,” then it said, “This cannot be saved as a draft.” What’s with this? Is your site being censored? Never had such a problem before.

Tim Shey
3 months ago

I believe that the more we die to self and the more we become free of our sinful desires that we become less and less shackled to time. The more we become Christlike, the more we become timeless.

Time, Timelessness and Jesus Christ
https://tim-shey.blogspot.com/2016/10/time-timelessness-and-jesus-christ_19.html

Vistabee
Vistabee
3 months ago

When I was a little kid in grade school, I would sit, bored, and watch the clock go, tick, tick, tick… waiting for 3:15 when the bell would go off, and we could flee our ‘prison of school!’
Not so, now. I’m often flabbergasted at how quickly 3 pm comes up on a day.
Hmm…

Vistabee
Vistabee
3 months ago

Btw, I also have read articles explaining “scientists” versions of this “phenomenon.” This does not change my personal observations, though….

NewB
NewB
3 months ago

This woman feels that she was told sin has an effect on time. For your discernment:
https://veilofveronica.blog/2020/07/07/focus-on-the-who-and-the-why/

When man chooses sin – dark energy and dark matter expands, speeding up velocity of time. A cosmic acceleration.”

Jackie Puppet
3 months ago

I’ll have to explore the links later, but the short answer for me is most definitely. On weekends, I used to be able to catch up & sleep in. But I really haven’t done that in years. I just feel at this point in my life, there’s so much more I want to do, and so little time to get it done. The work weeks go by so fast, and I feel as if I don’t get my butt in gear, I’ll fall hopelessly behind. I rarely have days that just seem to drag on and on. I haven’t even… Read more »

truckjunkie
truckjunkie
3 months ago

If it seems like time is fleeting it must be because of the political insanity current;y allowed to run rampant in America. Somehow,the Party of Madness have been allowed to declare war on our Country,our values,our health and our logical standards. Please tell me how this can be considered anything but Criminal Behavior. In my own case,time has dragged on,because I tested positive for Beer Bug and can no longer care for my 78 year old Sister,who tested negative,but since I’m no longer able to care for her,she’s undergoing some testing/diagnostics in Las Vegas,after which it’s expected she’ll be moved… Read more »

DCG
Admin
DCG
3 months ago
Reply to  truckjunkie

Sorry to hear that about you, truck. Please get lots of sleep and take care of yourself!

Michael Garrison
Michael Garrison
3 months ago

I forget the Bible verse, but basically it states that in the end times, that Father was going to speed-up the days.
I have noticed this phenomenon for the last three years or so, watching and noticing how the days were gradually speeding up.
Today, if you could measure “day speed” in miles-per-hour, I’d say that we’re doing about 100 miles per hour.

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Steven Broiles
3 months ago

“I know what time is, if you don’t ask me.” So quipped St. Augustine in a humorous moment. There is so much we don’t know, and thanks to quantum physics, we know more today than one generation ago. If we make it another 100 years, we will know more. Time really began to speed up for me beginning around age 52, 12 years ago. Where did the years go? This was opposite of my childhood. When I was a boy, or even in my early 20’s, not much happened, so there were less comparisons. Now at the age of 64,… Read more »

Steven Broiles
3 months ago
Reply to  Dr. Eowyn

Thank you, Dr. E. It’s been rough on all of us. I was able to make Mass twice and receive once. The churches here began to reopen about a month ago.

TrailDust
Admin
3 months ago

What a great question! We’ve all talked about it, thinking it’s just a subjective perception. But there are reasons to think there is something objective, too. Your quote, “And unless those days were shortened,” is backed up by other things in scripture. “Joshua’s long day” is one of them, when the Lord kept the sun from going down until the battle was won. There was a sign given by God of making the shadow on the stairs reverse its direction. “I will make the shadow cast by the sun go back the ten steps it has gone down on the… Read more »

Matt
Matt
3 months ago

Recently I read about a system that uses lasers and mirrors in space to measure the speed of light. I think this might be a secondary function, that the main purpose of the system is something else. Anyway, no one checked or really paid much attention to the speed of light because it was thought to be constant in a vacuum (and accounting for gravitational fields). Recently a scientist checked and saw that light was traveling faster than it should be. After checking the system and with other scientists, she did in fact find that light has sped up. And… Read more »

Matt
Matt
3 months ago
Reply to  Dr. Eowyn

I could not find the original article, or anything mentioning it. The closest I came was this article https://www.newscientist.com/article/dn6092-speed-of-light-may-have-changed-recently/
But it discusses changes in photons in a natural nuclear reactor.

chemtrailssuck
3 months ago

Do de do do, do de do do…I was just talking to my aunt about that today, but I figured it was because I was getting older. My Dad passed away over a month ago, and the strange thing is it seems like he hasn’t been gone as long as that. It also seems like I am spinning my wheels trying to get everything done and that I don’t have enough time to do it. I figured it was just because there is so much to do. Very interesting though to have a reason for it! When the poles do… Read more »