"Awake thou that sleepest"

On page 250 of the Christian Science textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," Mary Baker Eddy writes: "Mortal existence is a dream; mortal existence has no real entity, but saith 'It is I.' Spirit is the Ego which never dreams, but understands all things; which never errs, and is ever conscious; which never believes, but knows; which is never born and never dies. Spiritual man is the likeness of this Ego. Man is not God, but like a ray of light which comes from the sun, man the outcome of God, reflects God."

To understand the unreality of a dream, one must be awake. But, one may say, how did the dream of mortal existence start? If God is All-in-all, there can be nothing apart from Him and His creation. Where did the dream come from? The fact is that we can only suppose a dream to begin, and in the mortal dream the supposition is that there is something apart from Spirit, God, and spiritual man. Logically, this cannot be true.

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