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Is our World just a Virtual Reality?

Updated on May 11, 2018
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Born in Holland Nadine emigrated to South Africa taught art therapy and had a spiritual awakening that influenced her whole outlook on life.

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Can works of fiction hint at the truth of our true being?

One of the science fiction writers that has inspired me the most in the last four years is Julian May, the author of ‘The Sage of the Exiles’. It’s the story of a world where the mind has become a weapon; and of two brothers, each possessed of astonishing powers – one a peace-bringer, the other an advocate of evil

When do we call our reality a virtual experience?

The answer would be: when we are watching TV, or surf the internet.

While I'm writing my novel: Parallel Realities these are the questions that occupies my mind. What is our blueprint to immortality?

Is the world we see around us the actual world, or is it merely a copy of the world presented to our consciousness by our brain in response to input from our senses? The book A course in miracles’ explains it very well that our physical world is also an illusion.

The human brain is the most complex organ in the known universe. It is both physical and biological. Consciousness on the other hand is neither physical nor biological. Consciousness as we understand it is a non-material entity capable of independent, eternal existence, and not a property.


Have you read, or studied the workbook: A course in Miracles?

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Our virtual reality

Scientist all now agree that our biological brain cannot experience the world beyond our senses, but it can register any data that is transmitted to and from our sensory organs.

My article what is the difference between intellect and mind, goes deeper into the topic of the mind. It is the external nature of perception which concludes that there is something deeply mysterious about consciousness.

  • When we attempt to observe consciousness, we only see whatever we are conscious of.
  • Our experience of a three-dimensional object is a direct observation of consciousness.
  • There is no distinction between the observation and the thing observed.

Who invented virtual reality technology?

Virtual reality came to the public’s attention in the late 1980’s and 1990’s

A virtual reality is a three-dimensional, computer generated environment which can be explored and interacted with by a person. That person becomes part of this virtual world. We are then in cyberspace. It reminded me of my out of Body Experiences. Were they real? Are our dream worlds real?


Our physical reality

When we see a physical object, like a book that we hold in your hands,

  • Our senses of seeing and touching, is assumed to be the book itself. The book is not merely an image, but appears as a solid three- dimensional object.
  • Our senses of hearing and smelling are activated because the book emits sounds when we flip its pages and emits an odor of pulp and ink.
  • All objects produce a vivid spatial sensation of shape, volume, texture, and weight as we manipulate it in our hands.

Our belief in the reality of our perceived world is continually reaffirmed by the stability and permanence of objects we perceive in the world.

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The two worlds of realities

  • Our physical reality that we experience
  • Our mental reality which we can visualize in our mind.

The objects we experience as being in the physical world around us are the products, or "output" of consciousness rather than the "input" to it, therefore our experience of a three-dimensional object is a direct observation of consciousness.

The reality we experience is seen in the entire scene that appears to be out beyond our eye, out in the world around us. It’s no good looking at the back of our head, where we believe the cortex to be located, because all we see there is an image-less void. The reality itself is again to be found out in the world we see around us, and the unseen realms we are not aware of.

No perceptions are experienced within our head where we imagine our visual cortex to be located.

What we can perceive in all directions
What we can perceive in all directions | Source

Programmed animals

  • A similar story is doing the rounds on the internet about a poor elephant who was cruelly tied to a chain in an open arena inside a shopping mall for a long time. When the poor Elephant was freed, he, or she would not wander off. It only walked in a circle as if it was still chained.

Let’s hope the elephant also made the shift.

Thinking out of the box.

What we can perceive in all directions,

  • above the dome of the sky, below the solid earth under our feet, or beyond the walls, floor, and ceiling of the room we see around us, is all located in the inner surface of our true physical skull!

An aha moment came to me when I remembered the story of the fleas in the shoe box experiment that I heard years ago.

There were lots of fleas in a shoebox, and for a while the lid was firmly closed. At first the sound of fleas hitting the lid could be clearly heard, but later it stopped. When no sound was heard for a few days, the lid was removed and guess what? All the flies jumped only as far as if the lid was still on!

Then one day one flea by pure accident jumped higher, further away and landed out of the box! In a short time the rest of the fleas followed!

Do contemplations bring about a shift in Consciousness?

The video I created for this purpose had to do with our pineal gland, and the exercise below is also an idea that could stimulate a person’s perception.

  • Press your fingertip gently against your eyeball through the eyelid, touching the eyeball at a point opposite the retina, which covers mostly the posterior half of the eyeball.
  • Wiggle your finger while doing this, and you will see a visual sensation that looks like a moving dark patch. After a while you start seeing the pressure of your fingertip "from the inside".

This means that the physical contact with your skin must also be inverted to remain in register with the inverted visual image. The pressure is in fact a remote signal directly from the external world without inversion.

Any mental image switches effortlessly between our internal and external contexts of focus. It is this automatic switching of our mental context that makes it so difficult to believe that what we experience as being real is just an illusion.


How did we lose our divine awareness at birth?

It’s my feeling that our story begins at birth, or, more accurately, just before conception. I’m sure that we are all perfect at that split-second moment before conception. The moment the egg is fertilized by the sperm — our body begins to take shape. Our time in the womb is peaceful. If we were we able to stand over our perfect blueprints, we would probably be aware of our Life Force. (our soul probably does)

Our Life Force has many names: Kundalini, Tantra, alchemy, serpent power, primordial energy, cosmic power, Reiki, Vital Life Force and Primal Spirit. Until the moment of birth, does our Life Force control our awareness of truth? I think so.

Something happens after we are born. Somehow the frequency of interference increases, because that’s when we start doing things to ourselves. That’s when we bring our will, or lack of it, into existence and our personal Egos take control.

Is it during our first seven years when serious damage is done?

  • Why does our brain go to the trouble of constructing an internal replica of the external world?
  • Is there a bigger picture to the evolution of human kind?

Our external world is not constructed so as to be viewed by an internal observer, but rather, our internal reality is a data structure in the brain, just like any data in a computer!

  • Is it our goal to gain enough self-awareness to mature beyond this child state?
  • Could it be that a strong sense of ego is often gained at the cost of losing our sense of unity – a threshold upon which we wait for our Divine Complement?

Link to: The dimension of consciousness.

If only our true blueprint was born without interference. By that I mean without some stimulus altering the growth process. Would that make all the difference?


Are we being corrupted on a DNA level through stimuli?

There are two types of stimuli: those under our control and those beyond our control.

Most birth defects are beyond our control. They occur in many ways, from genetic imperfections to externally induced toxic chemicals to harmful vaccinations to illness or addiction in the expectant mother’s body. Not being a scientist, I don’t know much about them, apart from the many controversial articles on the internet.

I do, however, know about the stimuli that are under my own control. I’ve explored them at length during the struggle to bypass the obstacle of being a dyslexic. Or was it a blessing?

People today are intuitively sensing that they possess a perfect body (one designed for us before our birth).

To me that means that the degree of our deformity at birth is determined by the toxicity of the stimulus we allow to keep happening to us in our early years. Rudolph Steiner, the great teacher of Anthroposophy said that in his book:seven-year cycles continue throughout life.


During the course of my own search for the meaning of life, having had several psychic experiences that I could simply not ignore, I came to this conclusion:

I was told that Planet Earth was at its creation given a role as an "Experimental Ecology Planet", in which new life forms and varieties of plant life were to be developed.

Today many of us are awakening to our Soul purpose. To be the volunteer "Celestial Gardeners" until a virtual "Garden of Eden" is established.


In my perception Sevan Bomar is one of the most diverse speakers of our time. He is truly one of those individuals who knows how to explain about creating a bridge towards enlightenment through authentic actions. He raises the bar for what is generally discussed by mental, spiritual, and physical advisors.
His slogan is: We are here for the emancipation of the Human Species.
Having a passion to awake from these third dimensional experiences, driven by the full intention of liberating minds, that in itself will set us free.


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      Nadine May 2 years ago from Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

      Thanks for your comment Jack.

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      Jack Tesoro 2 years ago

      Sevan has been the most innovative and enlightening teacher I have come across without a doubt. He has opened my eyes to many many facets of existence and i encourage you all to atleast listen to a single show.

      From dietary regiments to Virtual Reality to astral travelling the cosmos this man and his collective at are some of the most committed & dedicated individuals in regards to raising the consciousness of the collective.

      Check out the Secret Energy store for products that can amplify/cleanse & activate the Mind/Body/Soul complex at :

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      Nadine May 3 years ago from Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

      Thanks for your reply and have a great vacation. All I can tell you is that he is truly worth listening to.

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      somethgblue 3 years ago from Shelbyville, Tennessee

      I will have to explore that when I get more time as it is three hours long and I'm going on vacation in two hours for a week, so let me get back to you on that, perhaps you could explain a little of what it is about?

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      Nadine May 3 years ago from Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

      Daniel did you investigate my Addendum I added to this hub? Please let me know what you think about the video I included.

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      somethgblue 3 years ago from Shelbyville, Tennessee

      I have seen the Adjustment Bureau but didn't know it was based on a Philip K. Dick story, how interesting.

      The Lost Book of Enki showed that the Annunaki or Nibirurians as they referred to themselves were unsure whether their was a distinction between Fate and Destiny. They exercised freewill and some understood that time is cyclic (at least Enki did) but it wasn't until a mysterious 'stranger' posing as an Annunaki showed up and commanded them to save the human race from the cataclysmic flood/Polar Shift did they recognize that perhaps it was their destiny to create the human race and Fate had nothing to do with it.

      The book shows them in a completely different light than how they are normally portrayed as ruthless Gods but why I mention it is because they were all about living a very spiritual existence.

      I understand that you're going in a different direction now and BTW when I read the Terra Papers I had what I can only describe as a monumental epiphany of the highest order in which all of my research and reading fell into place and left me literally dumbfounded, truly a spiritual awakening.

      What I think was the message in this autobiography by Enki was that he feels that the human race is destined to repeat the history of his people. By the time they came to Earth they had abolished many barbaric practices, including the use of nuclear weapons or power plants, they had no crime, no murder and were a united people but what Enki saw in humanity as he tried to teach them civilization was that they were repeating the lessons his people learned hundreds of thousands of years ago.

      I agree it is important to raise our individual vibrational frequency but at the same time let's not lose sight of the big picture.

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      Nadine May 3 years ago from Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

      When I heard for the first time during a weekend workshop in 1990 that humans were genetically created by an alien race ( the empire SSS-TA - the shape shifting reptilians) it took me some time to digest it all.

      Robert Morning Sky, the author of the terra papers, was a public speaker at conferences in the USA and the transcript of his two day workshop read very similar to what I later read about in Zecharia Sitchin work, that the Sumerian tablets mention the same thing.

      Today I’m more focused on my personal experiences while observing my day to day perceptions on how to raise my frequency in order to awaken more fully.

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      somethgblue 3 years ago from Shelbyville, Tennessee

      Speaking of virtual immortality, according to Enki his first son born of the union between him and an Earth female, by the name of Adapa (the biblical Adam) he lived to be over 53,000 years old and was the sire of over fifty sons and daughters which were the foundation of our current civilization.

      This hybrid race that Enki created by the mixing of cultures allowed humanity to become spiritually knowledgeable upon birth. Most of the Annunaki felt that creating sentient beings was not their place and was only to be done by the Creator of All but once the deed was done they accepted their role in the creation process and set about teaching humanity how to become civilized.

      They felt they could no longer in good conscious treat them as slaves to mine their gold as they had abolished slavery thousands of years ago on their own planet and so they taught them their laws and knowledge however they absolutely refused to allow them to know the secret to virtual immortality.

      Most of the Annunaki were millions of years old in Earth terms and had been on this planet for over 350,000 years.

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      somethgblue 3 years ago from Shelbyville, Tennessee

      Sorry to get off topic Nadine, what a Plonker I am, eh?

      However I just finished The Lost Book of Enki by Zitchin in which he finally tells us the history of the Annunaki here on Earth in their words or more specifically Enki's (also known as Ea or Ptah). It was great read explaining a good deal about where the Bible gets much of its material, Kane & Abel, Adam & Eve, Genesis, Noah, The Tower of Babel and other stories.

      It explains so much about our his-story that I will have to write an article about it.

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      Nadine May 3 years ago from Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

      Mike when The 12th Planet was published in 1976, and Zecharia Sitchin the author told his audience that not only do extra solar planets exist, but that other planetary systems can come into being, exist, and can also meet a violent end, nobody took him seriously.

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      Nadine May 3 years ago from Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

      Thank you for liking the article Daniel. Please read my comment to Mike about my Addendum below the article. I would love to hear back what both your impression is on James ‘Sevan’ Bomar III.

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      Nadine May 3 years ago from Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

      Thank you for your comment Mike. I have deleted to unnecessary comments on spelling between Daniel and you Mike, but due to both of you I felt inspired to add an Addendum below this article, because we are not allowed to add links into the comment box. Please could you both read the Addendum and if you have the time, listen to his interview.

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      somethgblue 3 years ago from Shelbyville, Tennessee

      You have but to read any of my over 100 articles on the subject to learn the truth but yes it can and has been seen by many of your country men and woman. The best photos of it are taken there because it comes into our solar system from a southern elliptical orbit, it does not orbit on the same plane as the rest of the planets.

      Why do you think so many Earth based telescopes are built in the Oz? Why do you think The Powers That Be have been using your country to search for it for so long?

      I know of at least two people from your country that have seen it, right now it is in between the Sun and the Earth but can be seen a sunrise or sunset, look for it.

      It entered our solar system in 2003 however NASA discovered it on the fringes of the solar system in 1983 and announced it to the world, it made the front page of the NY Times and Washington Post but Reagan made the subject a part of the National Security mandate preventing (making it illegal) astronomers and scientist from talking about it.

      It is the reason for the volcanic activity North of you in Indonesia and other islands, for the fault line near New Zealand acting up for the flooding going on in Australia, for all the freaky weather you're having, for changing your seasons, basically all of the Earth's geographical difficulties.

      Go check out my most recent article, its here and the Polar Shift will happen as it leaves our solar system no more than five years probably less.

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      Mike McMinn 3 years ago from New Zealand

      Tell me more, do you think it can be seen from the Southern Hemisphere or are you pulling my leg?

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      somethgblue 3 years ago from Shelbyville, Tennessee

      What's a plonker, I think I know but would like a 'Oz Trail Yan' explanation?

      I like it though and I am being just a little picky since we all know what you meant. Great article though as it truly delves into matters that we all should be trying to attain.

      Got a question for you since you obviously live in the Southern Hemisphere on this planet, have you seen Nibiru Planet X with your own eyes?

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      Mike McMinn 3 years ago from New Zealand

      The question is "Is Inception" possible :-) No seriously you raise some really interesting points. It is quite possible that the human raise is about to change dramatically hopefully for the good.

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      Nadine May 4 years ago from Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

      Hi Fatima many thanks visiting my page

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      fatima 4 years ago

      nice article!

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      Nadine May 4 years ago from Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

      Glad you liked it Dora. My contemplations I mean

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      Dora Weithers 4 years ago from The Caribbean

      Nadine, this is all very interesting. The world "out beyond our eye" is a fascinating topic. Thank you for introducing these insights.

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      Nadine May 4 years ago from Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

      Thank you for your comments Always. Yes its often that a story of a parable is handy to make a point.

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      Nadine May 4 years ago from Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

      Thank you Roger. I like your - mind boggling - expression.

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      Nadine May 4 years ago from Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

      Thank you Eric for your comment. Yes apparently there are a lot of dysfunctional elements within our genetic DNA.

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      Nadine May 4 years ago from Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

      Thanks starstream. Yes the Miracles book challenged my mind many times. The shift in perception did not com overnight.

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      Nadine May 4 years ago from Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

      Thank you very much for telling me about the flies that must be fleas Jodah. I don't often ask Robin to edit my articles but I should! I do appreciate when a hubber spots a mistake in my articles. It was great reading that you also loved the Saga of the Exiles. I know of nobody among my friends who read the type of books I read. I seem to manage, speed reading. I finish books faster than most, unless the book is a non-fiction scientific book. xxx

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      Ruby Jean Richert 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

      This is a remarkable read! Your photos are beautiful and amazing. ( I wish i could do that. ) I loved the story about the fleas, it reminded me to always try one more time when i encounter an adversary. Thank you for an inspirational article.

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      Roger Nichols 4 years ago from Mandurah, Western Australia

      Fascinating article Nadine - you have given much food for thought. Appreciate all the effort you have put into this hub - mind boggling.

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      Eric Wayne Flynn 4 years ago from Providence, Rhode Island

      Very interesting ideas being expressed in the article, I tend to agree with them, my main goal in my life is to show others how badly their souls have been corrupted, while also finding my cure and my way to my truest self.


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      Dreamer at heart 4 years ago from Northern California

      Interesting article about our "reality". I have read some of The Course In Miracles are remember the exercised for our minds. It is all about thinking outside the box. I will be back to read more of your hubs.

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      John Hansen 4 years ago from Queensland Australia

      This is intriguing Nadine. I also like Julian May and have the four books in Saga of the Exiles. As I teenager I was always questioning things, and often asked it 'this' world we found ourselves in was in fact the 'real' world or maybe a dream, and our dreams the true reality (crazy stuff I know). (Oh with your story about the fleas in the shoe box, (which I think is great) you have written 'flies' twice. Maybe you want to alter that.) Very good hub though and amazing images as always. Voted up.

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      Nadine May 4 years ago from Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

      Thank you Massimo. Have you joined hubpages yet?

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      Massimo 4 years ago

      Interesting read, Nadine. Shared it.

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      Nadine May 4 years ago from Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

      Billy, Eric and Somethblue, Thank you all for your great comments.

      Yes Billy the flea story is truly a good example on how we humans are all programmed to a certain extent.

      I know what you mean Eric, by to stay in this place. I'm really very to share my thoughts in this manner.

      Yes Somethblue, we indeed have our worldly reality imposed upon us, but our awakening on a global scale will keep shifting our perceptions.

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      somethgblue 4 years ago from Shelbyville, Tennessee

      If, and I have read many of the same material as you, that our bodies do indeed go through seven year cycles, then if we are ever able to break through our own self imposed limitations, we should be able to exist indefinitely in the same body, true?

      The point I gathered from this article is that we have had this system of reality imposed upon us as a way of motivating us to move beyond our self imposed limitations? To learn how to 'see' the world as it truly is instead of how our senses perceive it to be?

      Of course the key to me is belief, how do we 'trick' our consciousness into believing something that our senses have ingrained into our ego is reality. It makes me think of The Life of Pi, faced with the reality of eating humans to survive Pi creates an incredible reality to protect his ego in which he becomes a tiger and so justifies his existence to his ego.

      However since the possibility of being put in that scenario is unlikely how can the rest of us, show our ego the truth?

      Again another great article and real mind bender, thanks for stimulating the consciousness!

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      Eric Dierker 4 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      I have got to set aside about an hour and a half each day. To stay in this place. Getting out of here and into there takes some work on a daily basis. Of course we can "live" there yet.

      Excellent hub, thank you

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Fascinating stuff here. The fleas in the shoe box point out so many things about the way we react to the world around us, and the limitations we put on ourselves. Great read, Nadine!


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