The 1999 movie The Matrix presented some thought-provoking concepts to an audience ready for deeper awareness.
In the movie, humans existed in liquid-filled pods while experiencing a simulated version of reality. Their illusion of life was fed to them by a massive computer which was plugged into their brains, replacing the feed of information which would have normally come from their five senses. The computer made them think that they were acting out their lives in an exterior physical world when it was all just happening inside their brains.
This movie subjected the audience to the shocking idea that life could be simulated - faked up - by a massive computer. Bear in mind, however, that many movie plots fail when subjected to close examination. This one, too, fails to explain how an electronic computer could create the higher, above-sensory facets of human consciousness. For example, imagination, curiosity, and the drive to evolve would not be products of an electronic computer simulation.
However, the concept hit a resonant nerve with the viewing public because, unconsciously, they know that it has parallels in the truth about life. The physical world really is a simulation, a stage upon which we gain experience and grow. It appears solid but, really, it consists of nothing more than 100%, non-solid consciousness.
Each object in the universe has a set of properties which describe its nature, its location, and its position on a timeline. If you move a chair from one side of a room to the other, its positional properties will change. If someone else then walks into the room, they will perceive the chair object in its new location.
Physical reality is a construct in consciousness. When you, in your idea of having a physical body, walk into the room and see that chair, you are seeing the idea of the chair as its properties declare it to be. Even the room itself is just another set of properties perceived in consciousness in a way that makes sense to a person who expects to see a room in a physical world.
The entire universe is a giant construct in consciousness where each object is in its right place, courtesy of its own sets of properties. The universe is a giant repository of consciousness and information in a constant state of change. It is a giant mental computer where every object knows its place and everyone can build their reality by accessing the common database.
Life is a dream. The only thing real about physical life is your experience of it.
Life is a projection that reflects back at you, the observer, within your field of soul consciousness.
We are souls dreaming that we live in a physical world. Once the rules of the dream are understood, life overflows with infinite possibilities. Your soul "walks" through the dream, affecting objects and communicating with other souls while gaining experience.
In that light, you can better appreciate how easy it is for your soul to run a "what-if" simulation to see how a certain course of action would turn out. This will be far more real than any computer simulation, as those are riddled with endless unknowns and assumptions about how things might turn out.
Your soul actually lives through the potential timeline, interacting with other souls as it goes, and discovers exactly how that proposed course of action actually would turn out in real life. It doesn't matter that such a progression ventures into what we call the future, then brings information back to what we call the present, because souls are not constrained by time.
After all, your soul is already living one big dream in the intense focus of your physical reality. What's another dream to such a creative soul, when the dream can be set up and lived through to see exactly what would actually happen?
It is this ability, this eminently creative faculty of your superconscious mind that we are about to employ in order that you can explore more of your infinite possibilities.