Unlike atoms, these primary, universal building blocks of manifestation are minded, in the sense that the "stuff" they are made of is "mind stuff." As such, they are compliant to conscious intent like little soldiers of a highly disciplined toy army. These elemental thought patterns are like figments of the imagination of the Source. It is as though the Source thought in a language of abstract patterns and Its thoughts were one with reality. Therefore, reality may be the dream of the Source. We may be part of, and live in, that dream. Our consciousness and imagination, as salient segments of the unraveling consciousness and imagination of the Source, seem to be both subject and object of this process.