This is an interesting distinction. In clock time, within one human lifetime, regardless of one's level of awareness
, there is a period before enlightenment, and a period after enlightenment. In his introduction to 'Emptiness Dancing', Adya references his next book which will discuss the period after awakening. In his CD series "The End of Your Life", one section is called: "How to reorient your life in the post-awakening world".
Ultimately, a person is either unconscious, partially conscious or fully self-realised (infinite awareness). Grinding along unconsciously we are aware of clocktime and psychological time. After awakening, psychological time disappears, and clock time becomes a ripple on the surface.
I just don't want people who are working (or "not-working") on this to think that clock time is their enemy. Time is part of maya, part of the sensory/physical world. The enlightenment event occurs in time (first chapter of Emptiness Dancing).
It is crucial to reference this from the perspective of infinite awareness opposed to that of a time based individual which will always view this as a process.
Most of us are not at 'infinite awareness' so that perspective is unavailable to us. We are stuck in time, the workaday world, time to eat, time to think and read, time to meditate. I'm writing to those people. This will be my last comment on this as it is beginning to feel too 'egoic-competitive' as we wrangle with something obvious to me and both Adya and ET, as referenced here. But it has been worthwhile.
A person is not a thing or a process, but an opening through which the universe manifests. - Martin Heidegger
There is not past, no future; everything flows in an eternal present. - James Joyce