“We treat error through the understanding of Truth, because Truth is error’s antidote. If a dream ceases, it is self-destroyed, and the terror is over.” (Science and Health, page 346)
Understanding Truth is waking up. It is breaking the sleep of mortal beliefs and coming into the day and its promise of goodness. Those errors of sense, of sin and disease and evil and lack, can’t be healed through contemplating more of the lie, going into “dream analysis.” The Truth is the only antidote, and it completely releases us from that mesmerism into wide-awake reality, tangible good.
We know that in a dream we have no real freedom to move and think and do as our conscious mind might instruct. We are stuck in the subconscious sense of things–that which is beneath a conscious, conscientious mind, which has no real control and is limited. The unreality of the dream and our lack of control as we dream are just like our belief in error, a material experience. We seem stuck and the more we stay fixed on the limits, the more they seem to hold us back.
But Truth is our antidote. It is that refreshing splash of water that wakes us from the dream of a damaged, destructible life, to the real world. Our day is full of blessings and the Truth of God as Life, as Love, and of man as inseparable from that infinite Life, sets us free to be fearless. The Truth is that we are not out of control in a nightmare, but absolutely controlled by perfect Mind, awake to God’s experience, the Life He caused to be. The night terrors can’t hold us in the light of God’s glorious, honest, vividly beautiful day!
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