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On Dreams - Are they Idols?
I'm afraid that I am just getting to a point in my life when I would very much like to wholeheartedly bring forth some beautiful seeds or at least one of the seeds. This is one of my dreams. Now it would seem quite useless to bring forth a dream such as an alphabet book, An ABC Alphabet Book of Interviews for Children.
Are dreams also idols? Lots of aspects, in fact almost all of the supporting or unsupporting members of my life, the way it used to be anyways, are fast falling away. All the props are being taken away. I am stressing out and from time to time buy in to anxiety about how my personal future will work itself out. I am living in a house which needs income to support it. There is a lot of work to do on the house to get it ready to be sold. If it sells, then I can go on with a pilgrimage dream, and jump out of this dream of living in a house and working on a children's book and some art work and from time to time participating in Course In Miracles activities or other spiritual avenues which call me Home.
Thank you for allowing me to take this time and write to you.
Your "I am as God created me" friend.
A: Beloved One
Thank you so much for your heartfelt and sincere e-mail. You are on the cusp of understanding that the specific dreams of the ego mean nothing and the forgiving, unified dream Perspective offered by the Holy Spirit is Everything in terms of perception of the world. Yes, the spiritual experience that brings Awakening requires a release or letting go or including in of all specific dreams and specific goals.
Abstraction Calls, and those who have the ears to 'hear' and the eyes to 'see' gladly Answer the Call. The world of ego familiarity begins to dissolve and fall away in awareness as you enter the realms that the mystics and saints and sages have spoken about for centuries. Your trust in the Holy Spirit grows strong as you withdraw faith from the ego and the body and the five senses that the ego made to reinforce its error of separation.
I love you dearly. You are not alone Beloved One, though the dissolving ego would have you believe and think and feel and perceive that you are. I am with you always, closer than the breath which seems to animate the dream figure. Our Comforter is ever Present, reminding all that the dreams of seeming fear and guilt and isolation are almost over now, and will change to happy dreams of nonjudgment through forgiveness of illusions and nonattachment to form. The only 'outcome' worthy of our Holy Mind is peace, and this is independent of form. Heed not the ego's witnesses, for false images appearing real (i.e., the gossip of the world) cannot keep you from Awakening unless this be your desire. Nothing happens by accident.
In relative terms, very, very few seem ready to release illusion entirely
and accept the Atonement. This has been written as a symbol to not be
discouraged when you look upon the images of the world. The Plan of
salvation is always now and always is simply the Moment of Grace that
you experienced waiting for your snow tires to be mounted. The ego wants
to join the 'spiritual journey' with its goals of economic success,
material prosperity, and special ones to call 'family' whether it be
a 'biological' or 'ethnic' or 'spiritual' family. The ego judges against
the One and the ones who do not support its form goals and outcomes.
Yet there are no form goals or outcomes that will not instantly dissolve
Ascend in Love by giving complete forgiveness priority over everything
that the ego's world can seem to offer. No one who would realize the
Truth can be associated or affiliated with any of the specific dreams
or symbols of the world. Truth, Being Present, cannot be organized in
form. Love, Being Abstract, cannot be objectified and focused on persons,
places, events, things, groups, or organizations. Let all projects of
form give way to Purpose, to accepting the Atonement. Everything is
already accomplished, and so Watch the dream in Happiness with the Holy
Spirit and let all things
Live in Integrity. If you feel out of accord with the Harmony of the Present, let go of the thoughts of the future. Feel the Peace of our Holy Mind right Now, the Mind that is shared with God. Grace is experienced when the mind lets go of trying to control anything of the world of form.
Remember: In Peace I Live. In Grace I am released.
You are ever in my heart Beloved of God.
Showers of Grace.
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