Construction | Part Eight

take it higher...

Please, just before going to sleep,
look up for a while at these bays and straits again, with all their stars, and

don't reject the ideas or dreams that come to you from them.
Herman Hesse
Magister Ludi
PLAY I hate it
when reality isn't fully constructed.

I am at a trade show for power tools and aggregates. Giant, small, large and hand-held tools litter the upper floors of this convention center, as well as, huge samples of aggregates -- concrete, stone, sand, manmade. Parts of the floor below these exhibits are missing.

I must step carefully because this reality is not fully constructed. Parts of the floor and walls are missing. People are like mist around me.

If you look at human psychological and spiritual modeling you will find evidence of this

it's all a dream idea.

For example Joseph Campbell in talking about this concept wrote:
Schopenhauer ... points out that when you reach an advanced age and look back over your liftetime, it can seem to have had a consistent order and plan, as though composed by some novelist. Events that when they occurred had seemed accidental and of little moment turn out to have been indispensable factors in the composition of a consistent plot.

So who composed that plot?

Schopenhauer suggests that just as your dreams are composed by an aspect of yourself of which your consciousness is unaware, so, too, your whole life is composed by the will within you. And just as people whom you will have met apparently by mere chance become leading agents in the structuring of your life, so, too, will you have served unknowlingly as an agent, giving meaning to the lives of other. The whole thing gears together like one big symphony, with everything unconsciously structuring everything else

. . . one great dream of a single dreamer in which all the dream characters dream, too . . .

Everything arises in mutual relation to everything else, so you can't blame ANYbody for ANYthing. It is even as though there were a single intention behind it all, which always makes some kind of sense, though none of us knows what the sense might be or has lived the life that quite intended. (346)

Chuang Tzu, the Chinese philosopher, wrote:

Some day comes the Great Awakening when we realize that this life is no more than a dream. Yet the foolish go on thinking they are awake: Surveying the panorama of life with such clarity, they call this one a prince and that one a peasant ---- What delusion!

The great Confucius and you are both a dream.

And I, who say all this is a dream,
too, am a dream.

We are creating these images as realities because the universe is ambivalent and paradoxical. It doesn't care what you produce. It doesn't say to you that you can't do this and you can do that. It is like a mother who loves all of her children: the ugly ones, the beautiful ones, the starving ones, and the rich, fatted ones ---- it doesn't care. It says whatever you create as imagery, so will it be.


Because at the core of the universe, at it most fundamental level, it is not solid stuff. It is not hard reality. It is capable of forming reality into whatever our images produce.

All political and social systems are produced this way. They are all magnifications of this basic misunderstanding of the nature of this hidden aspect of reality. If people could comprehend the imaginal element in all matter, then what they envision would eventually come to pass.

However, it may or may not come to pass at this instant, but it begins to manifest at the level of dreams. (349)

the dreaming universe
Fred Alan Wolf (1994)

Begin to manifest at the level of dreams.

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