Why should young people (of any age) care about electronic communication with the so-called dead?
Well, because the so-called dead may not be as dead as many assume. Death may be a transition, not a termination.
This pursuit of answers to soul survival mysteries is so much more than chasing ghosts or playing with Ouija boards—fooling around for metaphysical thrills. I see this pursuit as a form of nature study.
Studying this is more a matter of establishing a sense of continuity to what life on earth is all about—our raison d’etre. Communicating in a verifiable, recordable way with ‘spirits’ or trans-dimensional entities would absolutely alter the operating principles for living here.
Right now it’s as if we live in a philosophical boxing match. In one corner the materialists believe that consciousness depends on brains, and when brains die, so does consciousness. In the other corner people (including some postmaterial scientists) consider copious anecdotal evidence and personal experience that point to ‘mind’ existing outside the confines of brain, including after someone’s body dies.
These opposing forces punch each other out.
Religious-leaning people are hard to call because some have a scientific-like reverence for how their favorite holy texts describe reality, and many religions vigorously oppose contacting ‘dead people.’ Fundamentalist Christians point to certain Bible verses they interpret as strict rules against asking questions of the dead. Other religions are more open to receiving spiritual insight from those they used to think of as dead.
Piles of anecdotal evidence include near-death, shared death, and out-of-body experiences, deathbed visions, paranormal investigations, mediumship and channeling, poltergeist activity, remote viewing, and much more. In short these experiences appear to argue against the premise that brains control the show.
A big advantage for young people studying consciousness is the ‘current life’ perspective it offers. Perspective is a great tool for dealing with many of life’s painful issues such as rejection, exclusion, racial injustice, class discrimination, suicidal thoughts and feelings, the death of a close friend or relative, dealing with betrayal, and so on. Perspective helps people sort through the swamp of facts, feelings, frustrations, fears, and fantasies.
When people tell you to “get a grip,” they are essentially saying to apply perspective to the situation.
Religion and spirituality attempt to add perspective, but lack of universally accepted proof of eternal life is a serious drawback. Taking things on faith is a mainstay of religion but doesn’t work so well for secular life. The bottom line is that things will change if science produces recordable, verifiable communication from other dimensions. Science will either confirm or deny what religion and spirituality have been saying for generations.
How could perspective help with something like dealing with rejection?
It helps me enormously to think that the trials and stresses we go through on earth are lessons. Each lesson even if painful has a purpose. Rather than stewing obsessively in hurt or rage, plotting revenge or deliberating suicide, I consider that this event (in this case being rejected) could be a test of my character. It could be a learning opportunity. This perspective helps me feel more like the designer of my life than a victim of someone rejecting me.
While I do grieve losses, I also attempt as quickly as possible to open up to new possibilities. I ask myself, “If my higher self planned this event for my personal growth, what is the lesson?” This is a much more productive line of questioning than play and replaying the rejection.
Then I try to envision the life I would like to be leading. Doing this puts the perceived rejection in perspective.
So many of life’s “traumas” are “traumatic” because vast and powerful social forces (media, personal history, peer pressure, etc.) prime the pump for feeling bad. We literally encourage people to suffer more. Our perspective gets stuck in all this. If you feel rejected and buy into the social pressure that rejection is the worst, it’s much more challenging to climb out of the emotional muck.
In the materialist perspective, you have one life to live, one shot at happiness. If you are born into the “wrong” circumstances, it’s much more difficult to win at joy. Rejection seems to hurt deeper in a one-life-to-live perspective. But a SoulPhone could demonstrate that the more we learn about the cosmos while housed in flesh bodies, the better equipped we are to make our own happiness both here and elsewhere.
In other words, there’s much more at stake with the SoulPhone than the more novel concept of saying hello to a dead person and getting a great sound bite back. It represents a complete game-changer.
Mediums have been channeling luminaries for centuries, but it comes under the umbrella of mysticism and metaphysics. It would be different if it came through a verifiable, authenticated device that did not involve a medium or subjectivity (in other words, trying to figure out from garbled noises or ambiguous symbols what some spirit is supposedly saying.)
THE NEW WAVE
As I mentioned in a previous post, often afterlife research is a province of old people. They’re closer to death and often have more friends and loved ones who have already made the journey. Younger people are more focused on the life they’re currently living and think of death as a far-away end-point not worthy of checking out.
However once they come to understand how revolutionary this confirmation might be, they might see the opportunity being presented.
People who show no interest in afterlife research often say something like, “I’ll find out when I get there.” In other words, they see it as a futuristic concept irrelevant to their current life.
Afterlife research is jut as much about the now.
When SpaceX successfully launched the Crew Dragon capsule aboard a Falcon 9 rocket from American soil to the International Space Station, much was made during the video narration about inspiring young people to think about space exploration as a career choice.
Afterlife research is currently not a very lucrative career choice, but that would likely change with successes via the SoulPhone. If you are not up to speed on where that stands, multi-center testing of the device called a SoulSwitch is about to commence. If results from the inventor’s trials are successfully replicated, it will confirm that something (presumably ‘dead’ people) can respond under laboratory conditions with yes/no responses. In turn, that binary capability leads to the establishment of a keyboard which could be used for texting and emails between the dimensions.
Meanwhile, the whole point of this website is to speculate on what a working SoulPhone would mean on a global scale. What changes would it bring to our planet if such a milestone were accomplished? While many people seem most focused on if the gadget will work at all, experience shows that asking a bunch of what if questions is a necessary step for exploring unknown territory, which transdimensional life certainly is.
Young people would be vital for rolling out the SoulPhone. Young people are usually the agents of dramatic social change. Compared to older people, they have less baggage and less resistance placed in their path when fighting for change. Young people are often more flexible in their thinking, not set like Super Glue in their ways. Young people are usually willing to risk more, sometimes out of bravado (or ignorance) and sometimes because they are not as likely to be tied down with careers, families, and guarding their reputations.
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