The dream

“What is seen in dreams seems to be very real. Yet the Bible says that a deep sleep fell upon Adam, and nowhere is there reference to his waking up. ” (T-2.I.3:5-6)

The world is in the mind.

This isn’t just philosophical speculation; this aligns with actual experience.

The world teaches that a mind results from the activity of a brain which resides in a body which itself resides in a world along with other bodies. But what knows an object called “a brain”? Or an object called “a body”? Or any collection of objects that comprise that which is called “the world”? These objects are known by the mind, and are experienced by the mind.

What is experienced in dreams during sleep reflects this. Objects in dreams seem real, but they existence only in the mind dreaming them. Similarly, the world appears in a dream dreamt by one mind.

Separate selves are characters in this dream, aspects of the totality of the one mind. Yet just as we can experience losing ourselves in our sleeping-state dreams without being completely lost to our waking-state selves, so can we lose ourself within the sleeping-state dream of the one mind without completely losing ourself to the waking-state self within God.

Always present with us is God’s Voice, calling us back. When His Voice is heard and heeded, the journey back can begin.

 

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About Jiffy Read

Twice a month I lead an ACIM group in eastern Massachusetts.
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