Whatever we say about the reality we experience, it always is an interpretation. And does an interpretation really differ from a dream? Both of them are built up from the components: images, words and sensations. Both of them seem real when experienced from the inside. But to an outsider there’s no reality to them. Unless someone shares your dream or interpretation.
Can the dream wake you up from itself
It seems to me we choose our friends because they do share our interpretation about what happens in life and how. At east partly. And by doing so we keep ourselves safely in this dreamstate. after all the people that are part of our daily dream cannot wake us up from it. With the exception of a rare frightening someone that functions as a nightmare.
Dreaming on, in another dream
Even those that sense that there is something wrong about the way that life is interpreted, those that recognize it could all be a dream find themselves amongst people with the same believes. They gather in courses, trainings, communities and facebookgroups. They sleep on in the next dream…
And even those that don’t sense there is something wrong but who interprete themselves as awakened do often unite in facebookgroups, get together in conferences, teachings and share their specific kind of dream to believers and non-believers. They may do this just to play with interpretations, to check them, see them being acknowledged, confirmed, denied or to simply express them.
Whether the dream is a personal story, containing lot’s of drama or a non-dual description of reality: how you will ever know if what you know is real? How il you ever know if the fact that you know is real? Or if even that is an interpretation? Maybe it is even the most essential part of every interpretation, who knows?
And even being without words, without labels on your experience, without an apparent interpretation life seems to reconfirm it’s current interpretation. Images and sensations keep on reflecting our current belief system: I can walk around in this physical reality without falling through it or out of it, even if I experience it as a dream. It holds me, dreams me, dreams me awake as this current awareness of the dream.
Yes, this dreams dreams itself a way through the dream. With or without words. Consciousness does not seem to be outside of the dream, instead it seems to be the most essential part of the dream. It is the stuff that glues our interpretations and dreams together, it’s the inescapable stuff that makes it all up, it makes even iteself up! Consciousness is wonderdull stuff, whatever you say of it, is part of it.