The Sun Is Dreaming the Humans
In the Toltec mythology, the sun is the source of light and life for this planet. The light from the sun carries the message of creation that manifests itself as all life in this solar system. Each and every living thing has its own ray of light from the sun, which manifests as the individualized DNA of that being. No two beings on Earth are alike, because no two rays of the sun are the same.
The dream of the planet comprises all of the dreams of all the individual humans, and all the exclusive realities of every family, race, occupation, religion, nationality, and group identity, large and small, combined. The Toltecs say that this living dream is manifested and guided by the sun, just as is all other life on the planet.
The Evolution of the Dream
Because the dream is alive, the dream of the planet is reflected back as light to the sun. The sun perceives this message, and over time, recognizes the evolution of the human dream. In Chapter 4 you read some examples of how the dream has evolved in the past 500 years. The Toltecs, along among many other traditions, teach that there is a new era coming, in which a new human spiritual awakening will occur. Some teachers believe that this era of the sixth sun began several decades ago, and others believe it will begin in the year 2012. The time is not nearly as important as the fact that human consciousness is evolving.
The traditions of Peru and the Andes also recognize this evolution. They believe there is a day and night cycle of 500 years each. The time of the Incan empire was a powerful “day” cycle, with strong government, abundance and health for the people, and a genuine spiritual relationship with nature. The arrival of the Spaniards 500 years ago was the beginning of a dark “night” cycle, when the Incan empire disintegrated and its wisdom was lost. Now, another 500 years has passed in the Andes, and a new “day” cycle is beginning — a new evolution of the human dream into the light.
The Dream Divides and Polarizes
There is a part of the human dream that creates and eats fear. The Toltecs call it the “parasite,” because of the way it eats your energy. You will read much more about it in Chapter 9. The dream of the planet also has a parasite, which feeds on the collective fear of all humans. As the dream evolves away from fear, power, war, and conflict — and toward love, acceptance, and peace — the big parasite is beginning to get very hungry.
Begin to watch for the Toltec “parasite” in the dream of the planet. See how news and political pronouncements create fear. Look at the reactions of your own parasite to the same news. Is it eating the fear from the dream of the planet? How does your body feel? Create a habit of writing down these observations.
Like any animal, when the parasite gets hungry, it begins to hunt more intently, its behavior becomes more erratic, and it eats things it would not normally eat. You might see this parasite behavior in the politics and terrorism of the current political world. As one part of the dream of the planet evolves toward a higher spiritual relationship with life, the parasite in the dream becomes more animated and resistant to the change. It begins to create fear in new places, in new ways, in a feeding frenzy to assure its survival.
As the human dream evolves toward the light, the dark side reacts in its natural way: polarization into fear and resistance. If you look back 500 or 1,000 years, and see how the dream has evolved so far, perhaps you can see that there is nothing the parasite can do to stop it. Imagine what the dream of the humans will be like 500 years from now. The will of the sun will be done.