My Spiritual Paradigm in 2018

My father was born today (December 27, 1897). He was an MD with board certification in Radiology, Anatomic Pathology and General Surgery. His life was all about studying science, publishing medical articles and living far beyond frugality. He was an atheist who preferred religious people because he thought they were more trustworthy. “It’s too bad everything they believe in isn’t true,” he said.

This post is dedicated to Dad…

We live in a simulated universe created by means of a language that’s projected from beyond, possibly using the crystal structure called “E8,” in which the fundamental building blocks are not irreducible strings or electromagnetic waves or subatomic particles or even intelligently driven perturbations in the zero-point field (though this idea is related, I think).

Instead, the fundamental building blocks of our simulated reality appear to be the symbols of a language.

This is a language in which each physical symbol, its meaning, and the hardware needed to interpret or “manifest” the meaning within our 3D space are one-in-the-same.

The Supreme Being (or Beings) exist outside the simulation, but can enter it and undoubtedly have. We (our full selves) inhabit a Reality outside of the simulated universe, a place that is beyond our ability to imagine because it’s “outside of time” and contains something like “extra dimensions” which can only be vaguely imagined by people with expertise in math and physics.

Our simulated universe was invented for us by the Supreme Being(s) because we requested it.

We enthusiastically spend simulated time here in hopes of expanding the depth and breadth of our love, wisdom and character in a place made specifically for developing these personal attributes.

There’s a respected web of cause and effect stemming from free decisions that each of us has made within the simulated universe. This free-choice web limits our ability to create a reality based upon a belief system.

For example, if I want to believe in a fundamentalist Christian paradigm (or any other spiritual system), but I’ve been convinced in school that scientific materialism is undeniable, then I am incapable of believing in any fundamentalist paradigm other than scientific materialism itself (a.k.a. physicalism). And vice versa.

On the other hand, if for any reason I have retained the ability to believe in a given spiritual (or anti-spiritual) paradigm, and I pursue it, then that system of belief will become literally true for me within the simulation.

In practical terms, this means that there is always a “reality that’s out there” in the simulated universe whether or not I believe in it.

Examples of realities that won’t go away with denial include the reality of UFO’s, the reality of DNA’s hyper-complex code, the reality of dinosaur fossils, the reality of Near-Death Experiences, the reality of Angels, demons and various ethereal beings, the reality of World Bank domination in modern times, the reality of all souls being ultimately one, the reality of an intelligent universe, and the growing reality on Earth of a mindless, meaningless universe.

Logically opposing belief systems can be fully manifest in separate parts of the simulation on an individual basis, especially after a person’s current life ends, but also to some extent during this current life. The more something is collectively believed, the more real it becomes due to the simulation’s basic nature and the careful respect for free will. (When the effects of a free will decision are eliminated, the reality of that decision is also eliminated. Hence the respect for the effects of free will decisions and actions.)

Our experience in the simulated universe is not necessarily limited to one lifetime. Depending on what we are able to believe, we may ride the simulation for multiple lifetimes.

Each of us is here for our own specific purpose.

For some, the purpose is to learn courage and love.

For others (particularly scientists) we’re here to learn open-mindedness and the ability to question things we know are true. The odds are against us achieving such objectivity on Earth, but the very challenge of it attracts us here.

One characteristics of the simulation that renders it particularly useful to our souls’ growth is the ubiquitous “dualism” in which every good thing can have a negative side effect and every negative thing can have a positive side effect. This becomes a source of cognitive dissonance, particularly in questions of morality.

For instance, our dependence upon food requires us to kill plants, bacteria, insects, and perhaps to some degree, higher organisms, to stay alive. And yet our innate sense of morality (a.k.a. love) makes us loath to kill certain creatures. Similarly, our need to procreate, driven largely by testosterone in all genders, is necessary to our species’ existence, yet it also manifests as a strong force in breaking trust, destroying families and making life more difficult on our dear children.

And yet the dissonances here teach our souls balance and perspective. That’s a huge attraction.

Realizing that our universe is simulated may seem to present a new problem of rejecting all other worldview paradigms. It might tempt one to say, “If our souls exist with God in another realm and nothing here is real, then nothing here is worth believing in or caring about.”

But despite the literal simulation of matter and energy, our cognitive awareness here is real, not simulated. Our love and our pain are genuine because our souls experience them. We don’t have the option of dealing with the simulated universe as an illusion because it reaches beyond the simulation into our hearts.

In view of all this, the logical thing to do is to identify your own personal reason(s) for entering this simulation, and based upon those, choose a personally believable worldview that offers support for someone on your quest.

For instance, if you’re here primarily to learn open-mindedness, which means you’re probably a scientist, then you might read about the search for UFOs and alien life, although you already “know” such things are complete nonsense aimed at “lesser minds” than yours. Be prepared for the surprise your soul is seeking.

Or if you’re here to learn courage, then choosing a live-for-the-moment worldview might make sense, leading you into a lifestyle of courage, such as mixed martial arts, public speaking, surfing giant waves, doing open heart surgery, smuggling Bibles into North Korea, or standing up to politically correct hatred and prejudice.

Or if you discover that you joined the simulation to increase your capacity for self-sacrificing love, then any of the major religions will probably steer you in that direction. Find one you can truly believe in, if possible. If not, pick and choose from among them, or make up something of your own as I’ve done. Your beliefs will be real for you when you need them most.

If you’ve joined the simulation to discover who you would be apart from God’s physical presence and influence, then materialistic science and atheism might be what your soul needs (assuming you’re capable of believing). If so, make the world envious of your good character the way Gillette Penn has done. And like him, don’t be offended by others who believe in undetectable realities besides Dark Matter and Dark Energy.

And if you’re one of the family of suffering people who feel overwhelmed by the seemingly infinite loss of someone precious to you, then focus on the Reality beyond this simulation. Imagine a Real place where time is independent of us, allowing a loving Supreme Being all the time in the world to travel with your lost loved one to a meaningful, great place doing exciting things. As infinitely horrible as it feels to lose your loved one, the loss is temporary and only exists within this simulated universe. Trust me. This is literally true.

Morrill Talmage Moorehead, MD

As a pathologist (retired now), I’ve been trained to observe and interpret complex visual and biologic systems, so my diagnostic opinion of Reality is worth consideration. Conflicting belief systems are part of what unites us here as souls from Reality seeking personal growth in this Divine Simulation.

Happy Birthday, Dad.

8 thoughts on “My Spiritual Paradigm in 2018

    • Thank you for reading it. I agree with the irrelevancy of time. The older I get, the more I think the subjective sense of time passing faster and faster as we get older is actually the truth, while the supposedly uniform ticking of seconds on our clocks is the illusion. Perhaps we need to start our lives over as babies fairly often just to slow the passage of time.

    • I need to read more about the Holographic Universe theory. I read a book by that title in college but haven’t heard much about it since. Do you have any suggestions for good info on Holographic theory? Thanks. 🙂

  1. I can’t help but feel you expect a comment from me, and that might just be my perspective on things, which is the center of things, which is also your perspective and everyone else’s, which gives us a fundamental difficulty in our relations with others, to put it lightly, even when we are acutely aware our senses are fooling us seating us in the center of the world and understand in all empathy others are there also at ‘the center’ circumferenced by an inner life as loud and engaging as ours, we still are but naturally biased to ourselves holding that central position.

    Among those who have taken the moon, stars, sun, and earth into their study to see what they can make of these strange things, who have lived life with at least one eye engaged in seeking the truth of us, there is a sort of competition to see who comes up with the answers, because our egos are involved, which see the world as I describe above. I’m not speaking of the Buddhas or Christs who have gone beyond ego but of people like you and I. It’s not an outright competition but more a feeling that we ourselves should be the ones who that truth reveals itself to or should be the ones to discover it, and we are both mistrustful and doubtful of others who speak of heights and depths we have not yet encountered.

    I would like to suggest to you that, as opposed to advising people to adopt a world religion or whatnot, because they believe their soul needs whatever, encourage people to explore the limits of their consciousness and their world, to see where the two come together, to do that first and foremost. That would mean not only exploring the outer world, but giving equal time to inner exploration, not only getting an education of what others have discovered, be that by book or Internet, but also educating themselves by what they discover.

    We have 24 hours of experience, as I’ve found even in dreamless sleep we have experience, and how much of that are we not only conscious but have an active will to explore the field? For most of us we’re unconscious at least a fourth of our day. Why not learn to become conscious of all our experience each day, or as much as we are able, learn to employ our will where we find it’s not in our hands, use the tools of inner exploration given to us (lucid dream, out of body experience, inner vision and experiences out of ego consciousness, and where these are lacking to develop them, and difficult is a different thing than impossible) to try and answer the basic questions of what’s going on, which is what truth is when you get right down to it, not some religious or spiritual formula? Then we can go about following some religious or spiritual system that agrees with us and with what we’ve ourselves have at least partly discovered.

    If we have a soul, it would stand to reason we can find it inside doesn’t it? If there are transcendent dimensions, why would it be impossible to experience them by means of consciousness and not only by technology (math or whatnot)? Is the world or universal truth only based on the need or evolution of individual souls, or is the world and the universe also wholes unto themselves evolving? Are the world religions an accurate expression of the truth of the heaven that inspires them, and to follow them as they are is all you need to do to fulfill spiritual purpose, or, would you need to go deeper or wider than the religion, disentangle its truth from all the man-made ideas about it, to fulfill your spiritual purpose? Is our purpose here only a moral one, to gain courage or compassion or whatever virtue, or might there not also be something going in the evolution of human identity itself, a change in identity that would also involve a change in consciousness?

    It’s here I would direct your gaze, to see spirituality not as beliefs to adopt and rituals to practice, not only as a guide to right action or good moral conduct, but primarily as a means whereby we further evolve human consciousness and identity, unless you think we are it, at the top, and there is no further to go in evolution or that everything is in its fixed station like a star, created that way and that way things remain, and it’s not possible to go beyond the animal human. If that’s the case I’d suggest a further exploration of your own consciousness, and I leave a poem to point in one direction, although there are other directions to go too in order to see ego is not all we are or can be as we walk under the sun.

    • Thanks for your fantastic and deeply insightful comment, Donny Lee! Yes, if you look inward and discover that your purpose here is to further the evolution of human consciousness and identity, then by all means, do as I have done and construct and/or stitch together (pick and choose) your own paradigm of meaning. No need to call it spiritual or moral.

      My view of reality is a combination of ideas, some of which are modified versions of other people’s ideas while some parts of it came to me from looking inward and outward in meditation. Much of it came to me as a result of mistakes I’ve made throughout life, though I like to think of mistakes as our biggest successes when it comes to learning.

      My spiritual paradigm is not another dogma that I’m calling upon others to adopt, though I understand exactly where that impression comes from… When writing of my current (and evolving) “spiritual paradigm” I’m tempted to use tentative wording the way my science background would dictate, constantly reminding everyone that everything I’m saying is tentative speculation based largely on a subjective inward as well as outward search for meaning, understanding and purpose. But it’s clear that no one, not even a tentative-talking scientist takes anything seriously when it’s written tentatively without a sense of confidence in the concepts and ideas.

      Writing with confidence is not perfect, it’s the lesser “mistake” of two imperfect choices. Please forgive me for sounding dogmatic. I’m not at all that way. Everything I now believe is quite likely going to change when I move from this life into whatever lies beyond. Nevertheless, I think my current views are worth consideration and are useful in a world where conflicting dogmas seem to be humanity’s most deadly problem.

      My view is useful, not merely because I think it’s quite possibly accurate to a large extent, but because many, if not all, conflicting dogmas become true in a simulated universe, if we’re able to believe in it.

      Thank you again for your wonderful comment and poem.

  2. I’m not sure how to say what I want to say. We are spiritual beings here on earth for a short time and our souls will continue to exist long after our bodies leave this planet. There is so much out there in the Universe to discover. I like to keep an open mind and explore all the possibilities.

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