Are you in my dream, or am I in yours?

Updated February 3, 2023

Are you in my dream, or am I in yours? Some think that is a brilliant question. But it is foolish because it implies there is somebody in a dream, and it is nothing but empty space. Therefore, the question only makes sense if you want to establish what and where you believe in being as real and not an illusion created of nothing. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen..

Since reality is that which is One, and it takes more than one to see something, everything experienced is comparable to a dream.

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Comparing a world where there seems to be more than one to a dream does not mean somebody is making or having such a dream because it takes more than one to make or have something, and there is no more than that which is One since it is formless, thus endless. Therefore, questions like Are you in my dream, or am I in yours? only makes sense for those who insist there is more than that which is one.

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Since there is no more than that which is one, and it takes more than one to feel alone, there is no loneliness in oneness.

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Though a dream appears to be in the dreamer, who seems to be in the dream, it is not in the dreamer or anywhere else. Nor is the dreamer in the dream but its bed. However, that is momentarily suppressed from the dreamer’s awareness to experience a chaotic fantasy made of nothing but perceived as something coherent by connecting the discontinuity with past experiences. Therefore, if you refrain from interpreting the fantasy, there does not appear to be something where there is nothing. The same applies to the world you believe to see when awake.

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There are no dimensions because oneness is formless, thus endless. In other words, seeing something, you must be dreaming. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

If you experience running in a dream, you are mistaken. You are not there but in your bed, having thoughts about being someone running somewhere. The same applies to your experience of a world where there seems to be more than one, except you are not in oneness dreaming about it. You are not experiencing anything because it requires more than one to be conscious of something, and there is no more than that which is One.

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A dream is made from nothing and not orchestrated by someone definitive. Likewise, what you believe in being, as it takes more than one to be something.

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You say my body, which indicates the body is not you. It is something you believe in having. Therefore, the obvious question is, who has the body? But it is like asking who has the bodies in a dream. There is no one in the dream, so there is no answer.

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What you experience when you believe to be awake, you have learned to organise, so it seems to make sense. But it is as absurd as the storyline in a dream.

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A dream is an illusion that temporarily is layered on top of reality, which appears hidden as long as you believe the illusion is real.

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There is no help to get in a dream, and it is not needed, because it is not real.

You do not need help to escape a dream because you are not there. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

Dreaming is perhaps closer to oneness than being awake because, in dreams, everyone is close together in the dreamer – like in oneness, where everything is so close that there is no more than that which is One.

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The experience of being someone definitive amongst others in a world where there seems to be more than one is like having a dream where you appear to be together with others. However, it is not an experience you share with anybody but yourself (see hack #7.1 Alone together, we go home).

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Despite the direction you seem to go, you are not going anywhere. That is because it calls for more than one to be somewhere, and there is no more than that which is one. Therefore, since it is everywhere, you do not have to look for oneness but for what makes you appear outside it. Fortunately, you do not need to understand this. On the contrary, it requires more than one to understand something. Thus all you need to undo the belief in separation is to forget being someone.

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No matter what and where you appear in a dream, there is no reason to change or stop it because you are not there. Likewise, there is no reason to change or transform anything in a world where there seems to be more than one. You are not there or anywhere else because it takes more than one to be somewhere, and there is no more than that which is One.

That is why Alexius’ Enlightened Non-Teachings are neither about realising oneness nor returning but having the belief in more than one undone.

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There only seems to be life in the world of a movie because you choose to believe your feelings are caused by it. Likewise, you have selected to be an effect of a dream about a world where there seems to be more than one. The graphic is grabbed from the web.

Those who believe the world is real have been unable to find proof of its existence through science or something else. Yet, they demand factual arguments for the statements in Alexius’ Enlightened Non-Teachings that the world is make-believe. However, it cannot be proven. If it could, a world where there seems to be more than one would be real because it takes more than one to prove something.

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In a dream, there is no way to prove it is unreal because there is nothing real in it. Regardless of the experienced distances and the different persons in a dream, there are no distances and no differences. Everything in the dream plays out in the dreamer, although none is in the dreamer or anywhere else. The same applies to the experience of a world where there seems to be more than one, except nobody has it.

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Since oneness cannot be seen, it is assumed to be obscured by a world where there seems to be more than one. But oneness seems hidden because you want to see it. Does this sound strange to you? Then think of a dream. The ones appearing in it cannot see the dreamer. Therefore, only that which cannot be seen in the dream is real.

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Trying to manifest yourself as someone definitive in a world where there seems to be more than one is like trying to be someone substantial in a dream. It is impossible because there is nothing in it.

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In a dream, there is no way to prove it is unreal because nothing is real. Regardless of the distances and the apparent different persons, there are no distances and no differences. Everything in the dream plays out in the dreamer, although none is in the dreamer or anywhere else. The same applies to the experience of a world defined by time and space, except nobody experiences it.

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No matter where you appear to be in a dream, you are still in your bed. Consequently, there is nothing you must leave to return to your bed except the belief that you are not there. Likewise, you do not need to do anything to return to oneness but to undo the belief that you are in a world where there seems to be more than one. That is not to say that you are in your bed in oneness, having a dream about a world where there seems to be more than one. There is nobody in oneness because it takes more than one to be somewhere. Hence there is no dream or anything else to undo. It only seems so when you believe in being somebody outside of oneness.

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You are right if you do not feel there is a place for you in the world. And then again, you are not. Actually, you are neither right nor wrong or anything else because it takes more than one to be something. For the same reason, you are not in a world where there seems to be more than one – just like within the belief in being there, no matter where you appear to be in a dream, you are not there but in your bed.

That does not mean that appearing to someone in a world where there seems to be more than one is a dream, but like a dream, it is an adventure made by nobody out of nothing. But since you are reading this, you believe this adventure is real. No worries. Your mistake is easily undone. Just keep reading Alexius’ Duality Hacks. By doing that, they apply themselves.


NOTE: This article is part of hack #1.1 What and where you appear to be is make-believe.