You’re reading this blog but are you awake?
You are no longer in bed dreaming, but are you really awake?
What you seem to waken to is but another form of this same world you see in dreams. All your time is spent in dreaming. Your sleeping and your waking dreams have different forms, and that is all. Their content is the same. A Course in Miracles Text Chapter 18. II.5:11-14
I think The Matrix trilogy is probably one of the clearest example of the two levels of dreaming – your sleeping and waking dreams. You don’t have to know the films to understand this brief commentary.
Neo wakes up in part 1 of the trilogy, within the matrix, and so bullets no longer affect him. He’s no longer confined to the limits of the (sleeping) dream. In Part 2 he seems to be in the “real world” (waking dream), he’s dependent on a romantic relationship, he has doubts about his future and sees threat and attack. It’s not until the end of the trilogy that he realises that even this world of people is not real and his true identity and everyone’s identity is on another level.
You believe you’re here in this world and so it is real for you, and if you make it your purpose to adjust to the world you’re not going to wake up from it. If your focus is finding ways to make your life more comfortable you’re not going to discover true security.
Yet, there is always hope. No matter how important and serious you make what’s happening around you, there is always a part of you who knows it’s a dream. A part of you is always calling you to awaken. The voice of truth unceasingly whispers to you and you will choose to listen.
When you listen is up to you. The end is certain. You will wake up.