To the one who takes pride in the quality of their dream I say, I will wait until you change your mind.
This is not said to be cruel. It is simply a waste of time to talk of waking when it is sleeping that is wanted. The quality of the dream matters not. A dream, is a dream, is a dream.
The purpose of dreams is to please yourself. They are personal and private.
The source of all dreams is fear. Yes, even the lovely ones. The fear comes from guilt; the guilt comes from wanting to be separate and special, because it is a lie.
The awakening dream, referred to as the happy dream in A Course in Miracles, has a different purpose. Its purpose is forgiveness of guilt so the dreamer can awaken and accept the Love of God. For this The Teacher, Who comes from outside of dreams, is needed.
The only real power we have in this world is to make one choice: to learn from The Teacher. All other uses of will take us deeper into the dream.
“Resign now as your own teacher.” T-12. V.8:3
It is The Teacher’s job to show us reality. This we cannot do for ourselves because we already beleive in unreality. We must invite The Teacher in order to learn who we are. That invitation is the little willingness. It will change the direction of your thinking and your life.
Reality is impersonal. Only one who has seen beyond the world can teach what we are. Without these teachers there would be no hope of salvation for special persons who think they are living in a world.
We need help. The first step beyond the limited and personal view is to look with the impartiality of The Teacher at our character and the other characters in our dream. Both are shadows of projected guilt. The Teacher shows us how to undo our belief in them through forgiveness.
“Forgiveness….is still, and quietly does nothing……It merely looks, and waits, and judges not.”
From: What is forgiveness? Workbook, p. 401
You already are spirit: complete and healed and whole. You cannot become what you already are. No amount of effort will take you there. Instead, cease imagining yourself to be what you are not. You are not a person that was born into a world that will eventually die and leave. Anything that comes and goes cannot be real.
You brought the world with you when you came. You are not in the world. The world is like a tiny spec of dust in the mind that is you.
Think of yourself as existing only in this moment, without a future or a past. Allow things to be exactly as they are. Don’t seek to change anything. Wait here and become a happy learner of The Teacher who can show you a different way of seeing that reveals the real world.
Do this regularly and your personhood will begin to dissolve.
Don’t fight yourself if you find yourself resisting. You might still like being you.
We will wait until you change your mind.