The Ancient Ones speak of a way of looking at time:
We invite you to take this moment and take in the spiral that is created in front of you. I did this spiral in a vertical manner. However, some people perceive it at an angle or horizontal; there is no right or wrong. This is one of the ways in which time space reality is represented.
If you were to consider the bottom of the spiral as your past, the center as the now, the future in the top, it gives you that linear perspective to understand time as you know it. However, time is nonlinear. If you were to take all of it and compress it into a way in which the energies of the various lifetimes come together, and if you bring it into this now moment you have an opportunity to live the past, the present and the future all in this now moment.