The waking state is not permanent. It comes and goes every twenty four hours. And yet, according to the great sages, there is something in us that is always conscious, that is literally conscious or aware at all times through all states, waking, dreaming, sleeping. And that ever present awareness is Spirit in us. That underlying current of constant consciousness (or non-dual awareness) is a direct and unbroken ray of pure Spirit itself. It is our connection with the Goddess, our pipeline straight to God. Ken Wilber When we dreamm we think it's real, our senses tell us it's real. We feel pleasure and pain, happiness and sorrow, fear and courage. When we wake, we think the waking dream is real too. There is a practice of lucid dreaming, learning to awaken to knowing that you dream when you dream. Lucid dreaming afftects the waking dream too. Discuss.