you believe that truth can be but some illusions?
are dreams because they are not true. Their equal lack of truth
becomes the basis for the miracle...
which means that you have understood that dreams are dreams; and
that escape depends, not on the dream, but only on awaking.
it be some dreams are kept, and others wakened from?
choice is not between which dreams to keep, but only if you want
to live in dreams or to awaken from them. Thus it is the miracle
does not select some dreams to leave untouched by its beneficence.
cannot dream some dreams and wake from some, for you are either
sleeping or awake. A
goes with only one of these.
The dreams you think you like would hold you back as much as those
in which the fear is seen. For every dream is but a dream of fear,
no matter what the form it seems to take. The fear is seen within,
without, or both. Or it can be disguised in pleasant form, but never
is it absent from the dream, for fear is the material of dreams
from which they all are made. Their form can change, but they cannot
be made of something else.
miracle were treacherous indeed if it allowed you still to be afraid
because you did not recognize the fear. You would not then be willing
to awake, for which the miracle prepares the way.
simplest form, it can be said attack is a response to function unfulfilled
as you perceive the function.
can be in you or someone else, but where it is perceived it will
be there it is attacked.
or assault must be the theme of every dream, for they are made of
thin disguise of pleasure and of joy in which they may be wrapped
but slightly veils the heavy lump of fear which is their core. And
it is this the miracle perceives, and not the wrappings in which
it is bound.
When you are angry, is it not because someone has failed to fill
the function you allotted him?
does not this become the “reason” your attack is justified?
dreams you think you like are those in which the functions you have
given have been filled; the needs which you ascribe to you are met.
It does not matter if they be
fulfilled, or merely wanted.
is the idea that they (needs) exist from which the fears arise.
are not wanted more or less. They are desired or not. And each one
function which you have assigned;
represent, and should achieve for you.
it succeeds, you think you like the dream. If it should fail, you
think the dream is sad. But whether it succeeds or fails is not
its core, but just the flimsy covering.
happy would your dreams become if you were not the one who gave
the “proper” role to every figure which the dream
one can fail but your idea of him, and there is no betrayal
but of this.
core of dreams the Holy Spirit gives is never one of fear.
coverings may not appear to change, but what they mean has changed,
because they cover something else.
are determined by their purpose, in that they seem to be what
they are for.
shadow figure who attacks becomes a brother giving you a chance
to help, if this becomes the function of the dream, and dreams
of sadness thus are turned to joy.
is your brother for?
do not know, because your function is obscure to you.
not ascribe a role to him which you imagine would bring happiness
And do not try to hurt him when he fails to take the part which
you assigned to him, in what you dream your life was meant to
asks for help in every dream he has, and you have help to give
him if you see the function of the dream as He perceives its
function, Who can utilize all dreams as means to serve the function
(of awakening) given Him.
Because He loves the dreamer, not the dream, each dream becomes
an offering of love, f
at its center is His love for you, which lights whatever form
it takes with love.