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Time for the Infinite Being with John Ashford Jr.

Time is a sense or quality of Being in Form. It is malleable and susceptible not only to our other physical senses but also our emotional and mental constraints. Joining Janet is John Ashford, Jr., Access Consciousness facilitator. Together they will explore the premise of Time and its orientations of right now, exists always, in the realm of the Infinite Being.

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John Ashford Jr. has a renaissance approach about Life and spirituality and enjoying it to the max. Growing up in Chicago, he started first in religious inquiry for several years including life abroad in France and Spain. This foundation has led him through his work for thirty years with troubled youth and their families.

As a Juvenile Court Counselor for Multnomah County in Portland Oregon, he has been part of many programs of intervention and leadership over the years. John has trained a variety of agencies in the US on how to be more effective with families affected by violence and trauma. He mediates and facilitates importand yet difficult conversations about the challenges of working and living together in Being.

He also enjoys working with Access Consciousness as a facilitator of BARS, ESB, and SOP.

His ability to sense and interact with the Spirit realm provide a framework for his broad-based energetic practices and disciplines that he enjoys in working with clients.

You may find him in his garden, cooking, keeping up his black belt in Taekwondo, or enjoying meditation. He embraces music of all kinds, the worlds of superheroes and reality bending movies, and reading poetry and philosophy.

John says, “I consider myself a facilitator of Consciousness. I’ve had lots of life experiences and formal trainings. My reality is that I’m not responsible for anyone being better. That is their personal journey! My job, if one chooses to work with me, is to facilitate change, bring magic, ask questions and challenge them to live in the moment. What else is possible when we get stuck? I like this quote of Malcom X “By any means possible.”

John’s website is and he can be reached by email at

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Infinite is the realm of the never ending. Infinite Being is the Essence that transforms and transcends in and out of being in form that always is. The Form, as Self is finite, Essence is infinite.

Time is important as a way to share common ground. It is a human observance and creation to build a sense of cohesion. It provides placement on this planet in this revolving cosmos.

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Deepak Chopra has several YouTube videos on Infinite Being at his Chopra Well:

About the science of Time, consider theoretical physicist Carlo Rovelli. His recent work about time is The Order of Time. He has written several books about physics for the layman and has several YouTube excerpts.

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This is from the Access Consciousness Bars Manual in regard to Time and Space: “Time and Space has to do with all the places in which you think time and space are connected and must out of necessity be tied together which eliminates the capacity to have the energy, space and consciousness which will generate your life and puts you into the matter, energy, space and time concept in order to create control.”

Goodreads has wonderful quotes about Time for us.

“Time is a created thing. To say 'I don't have time,' is like saying, 'I don't want to.”

often attributed to Lao Tzu

“Time is an illusion.”

Albert Einstein

“Time isn’t precious at all, because it is an illusion. What you perceive as precious is not time but the one point that is out of time: the Now. That is precious indeed. The more you are focused on time—past and future—the more you miss the Now, the most precious thing there is.”

Eckhart Tolle, The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment

“It's being here now that's important. There's no past and there's no future. Time is a very misleading thing. All there is ever, is the now. We can gain experience from the past, but we can't relive it; and we can hope for the future, but we don't know if there is one.”

George Harrison

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About Time” from the Meditation Archive at Interlude: An Internet Retreat.

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This week's blog is available in its entirety at the blog page at my website and you can hear it on my YouTube channel Journeys into Enlightenment with Janet Barrett.

Time is one of our most powerful constructions. It tells us where we are at any one moment and in relation to where we were in other moments. It encompasses the spectrum of All that ever was and what might be. It is a clever device and keeps us in order. … See more

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