Because this world is illusory, it rests on a foundation of sand. This foundation has shown signs of cracks for a number of years, but now we are at the beginning where the whole structure will be coming down. The financial panic has only just begun, and it will spread in to everything, like a spark in an overgrown forest. What is overgrown here is our false beliefs about who we are. Everyone thinks this is a financial problem, but few see the spiritual underpinnings. It is spiritual, because everything is spiritual, everything is God. Collectively we have agreed to this forthcoming hurricane in order to help us remember who we really are. Whether it had to come to this is a moot point, for we are here. Individually and collectively we have manifested this scenario within the dream so that we will receive a "shock" to our memory. If you think this world is real, you will become increasingly fearful as these events unfold. But it does not have to be this way. Use these events as a contrast to show you what is Real, to show you that you are One with God and that you never separated from Him. This world, this dream, is a manifestation of our belief in separation. Because we believe that we sinned, we also believe that we should be punished. And in some respects, what we have called forth with the upcoming hurricane is our punishment. We believe that we should suffer to atone for our sins against God. But you see how one illusion --- the belief that we are separate --- leads to another illusion that we should be punished. And it leads to the belief that this world is real, which leads to great fear. You can depart from this dream of fear anytime you choose when you see yourself as One with God. When you do this, the world is no longer real and you no longer have fear over the events that are unfolding.