Many seekers chasing something they like to call ‘awakening’ find it so easy to turn ‘the dream’ metaphor into a conceptual object with a conceptual subject – a dreamer who awakens and who thenceforth inhabits some transcendent, problem-free, rarified universe.
She-who-scribbles knows this cunning trick of the mind. Her ankles bear the scars of those leg-baits. Once she was lucky enough to be in the presence of Emmanuel when someone suggested to him that the version of Reality to which he referred was “A beautiful thought.”
With his hallmark tenderness he replied, “The entire universe is a beautiful thought.”
How could one ever forget such a line?
It was instantly seen that thoughtland and dreamland are synonymous. (Can there be a dream without the mechanism of thinking in operation?)
Perhaps ‘the dream-ing’ is more apt a term than ‘the dream,’ for both the dream and the dreamer are Life dreaming, dreaming on, and there is no waking up from Life’s dreamtime!
When one ‘awakens’ within the dream, it is to the dream that it’s all a dream dreaming.
(Background chuckles from dreamer on zafu…)
2 thoughts on “dreamers all, dreaming in dreamtime”
Yes, very good! Right understanding is to awake to the dream that Life is, not from the belief that one is a character within the dream, which is not possible from within the dream itself. This character is a false one, and, consequently, cannot awake, or be liberated.
This applies to both night dreaming and ordinary (unenlightened)wakefulness.
Beautiful comment! Thank you dear AM.