Awake, O Dreamer!

"I sleep , but my heart waketh: it is the voice of my beloved that knocketh, saying, Open to me." These lovely words from the Song of Solomon may be taken as pointing to the awakening that Christ, Truth, brings to the dreamer in corporeal sense. As thought is startled from lethargy through the enlightment of Truth, one realizes the false and fleeting nature of the Adam-dream of life in matter, and makes a determined effort to awake from the dream. He may thus say with the poet, "I sleep; but my heart waketh."

Concerning the nightmare of war, hate, greed, chaos, and disaster which the world seems to be passing through today, one often hears the remark, "It all seems like a bad dream." The student of Christian Science agrees with this statement, but goes farther. He declares that the "bad dream" is unreal and untrue, because God never made it. From the standpoint of God's allness and matter's nothingness, the Christian Scientist proceeds to demonstrate the truth by "signs following." Perceiving humanity's need for an awakening from the dream of life in matter, Mary Baker Eddy writes in "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 95): "Lulled by stupefying illusions, the world is asleep in the cradle of infancy, dreaming away the hours. Material sense does not unfold the facts of existence; but spiritual sense lifts human consciousness into eternal Truth."

March 16, 1940

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