As Eckhart Tolle teaches, “There’s the dream, and there’s the dreamer of the dream.” Which is most real; the dream or the dreamer? Why does the answer to such a question even matter?
Faith in materialism is the belief that the dream is what is real. Here, happiness depends upon what happens in the world around us. This, to the materialist, is exactly what seems to happen. There is just one caveat: the happiness being sought in the dream never quite materializes.
Spiritual faith, on the other hand, is the knowledge that the dreamer is primary. The world did not make us; rather, we made the world. Form is created by consciousness, not the other way around. If the material world appears to take the shape of a nightmare, it is because the dreamer has been unconscious—unaware of his identity, ignorant of his supremacy and power.
The world is fearful and insane because it has been created by dreamers who do not know they are dreaming. To awaken is to instantly establish a new order of truth in this world. The dreamer then becomes aware that she is the creator of reality and, therefore, no longer seeks salvation in the realm of form. Instead, she let’s truth and beauty flow unhindered into the world of form—creating a beautiful conscious dream that flows from us and not the other way around.
“The dreamer is consciousness itself—who you are. To awaken within the dream is our purpose now.” -A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle.
We continue tomorrow and each day after that.