Is Life Real or Is Life A Dream?

A lot of philosophical people ask this question,

Are we in a real universe – or are we in a dream?

Let’s first examine the nature of the objective physical universe.

In my opinion the physical universe is a life form.

Before the Big Bang there was a singularity which I call “the seed.”

Over 13 billion years the universe became what it is today.


Through evolution!

The seed exploded and hydrogen and helium were the first elements to form and hydrogen and helium formed stars.

Also due to natural laws such as gravity, planets began to form. And as elements collided to form other elements we eventually got bacteria and single cell life forms.

Then small fish, reptiles, and amphibians formed. At around the same time millions and millions of years ago birds came out of evolution.

Eventually the dinosaurs went extinct 65 million years ago and mammals came out of that extinction.

Later in the last million years or so people came into the equation.

And with people came consciousness!

It took 13.8 Billion years for the universe to spawn consciousness as a property within the universe.

But it’s at the point of right now, that the once unconscious, and very chaotic universe became orderly, and evolved enough to facilitate consciousness.

But now that evolution created consciousness we can validly ask ourselves,

Is life real or just a dream?

I’m going to say it’s both real and it’s a dream.

This is because there are 2 aspects to reality or shall I say 2 perspectives.

There is,

Objective Reality

Objective reality is the idea that you are a body in this reality and that you will die at the end of your life because consciousness is produced by the brain.

In OR the material world is real and the conscious world is secondary.


Subjective Reality

In subjective reality you are consciousness and the world is produced within consciousness.

You are not the body in this reality, the body is a dream character that you experience life through, but in reality that body isn’t you.

You are consciousness and everything you experience arises within consciousness.

SR agrees with the idea that consciousness is primary and that the world is secondary.

OR proposes that consciousness is secondary.

But are we in a real permanent world with a temporary consciousness, or are we a permanent consciousness in a temporary dream world.

I say it’s both,

Objective and Subjective Reality can coexist.

The universe created consciousness because it created the lifeforms that could hold and express consciousness.

Through biology, consciousness is linked to the universe.

But it was physics and chemistry in the early stages of the universe that gave rise to complex structures that made biology possible.

In a dream we know that the whole dream universe is a mental projection.

But in the waking universe we can tell that the universe is physical and runs according to natural law.

In a dream what can happen is limitless, but in physical reality what can happen is limited. You can’t fly in real life.

When the biology that links us to physicality is shut off and we are asleep then we can dream up anything we want because the mind is unlimited in its possibility while in the form of a wave.

The physical universe is structured by particles on the other hand.

The brain is what links the mind (waves) to the particles (matter.)

There is a real world “out there” but the word is also “in here.”

From minds perspective the physical world is real, but from spirits perspective the world is just a dream.




The universe exists in different layers,

First spirit,

Then mind,

Then Physicality

But I say first there was physicality which then evolved into mind and then spirit became aware.

“The universe is the process of infinity becoming aware and then awareness becoming infinity.” – Angus Baynham-McColl

They say God created the universe.

But I say the universe actually created God.

Then the universe became self aware when unconsciousness gave rise to consciousness.

And then consciousness took over and accelerated the evolutionary process.

Now we have humans who are living the dream of life and minding the reality.

Spirit lives the dream of mind.

Mind minds the reality of physicality.

“We live our dreams and mind our reality.”

Because we are in a real dream!

Until next time,

The man,

Angus Baynham-McColl

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