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Re: Without the darkness...

Posted by Mercury on June 30, 2003, at 22:31:37

In reply to Without the darkness..., posted by CarrieL on June 30, 2003, at 22:01:16

I'm going to post a little story for you all in my next message. Its called the Little Soul and the Sun. I hope you enjoy it. But before I do that I just want to touch a bit on the following statement.

"The world would be better off if we realized that religion does not come from without, but comes from within."

One of my favorite books is called "The Waking Dream". Essentially it argues that there is, in fact, no "without"...out there. Its like when we dream, we don't remember the images and events in a dream as being somehow separate and distinct from our inner selves. Because we wake up each morning, its easy to believe that a dream has no reality to it other than what we project into and onto it. If we encounter a cat in a dream, once we awake, we remember the cat as a figment of our imagination, not something real unto itself. It seems to me that something similar, but far more complex, is going on here. Somehow we project out our inner selves onto the fabric our our universe creating all the things we see and experience. This then makes it possible for us to be something in relation to what we percieve to be "out there". We do this individually, collectively and multi-dimentionally. Until we wake up and find that it was the dream that dreamt the dreamer.

On to our story.




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