Are you just a figure in a dream or the dreamer of the dream? If you are the former, then everything that happens to you is out of your control. Random events and random people interact with you. If you are the dreamer of the dream, you create your own reality. Everything occurs as you want it to occur, as you have created it, and there is nothing random. There is no middle ground between being a figure in a dream and being the dreamer. You are either one or the other. In one you have complete power, and in the other you have complete powerlessness. In one you have only fear, because anything can be done to you, and in the other you have the certainty and the peace of God.