[Note - The dreaming son is you]
One of the biggest traps the ego has to keep the son of god rooted in the dream of separation is its use of memory. It will use memory to remind the son of all his sins and of those he sees in his dreams. An important aspect of memory is that it had an effect, it changed something in a negative way. This is the denial of the principal of the atonement. That the perfect oneness of the world of spirit has never been compromised.
Time and space are two of the biggest defenses the ego uses to maintain the belief in separation in the dreaming sons mind. Time is simply the egos unholy trinity – sin, guilt and fear projected out. Sin equates to the past, guilt is experienced in the present and since guilt demands punishment, the future is feared. If innocence is the condition of the Son of God then how better to convince him that he could not be himself than to show him his sinful past. And since the mind that is ruled by the ego believes it exists within that past memory then the sin must be real. If a sin is real then it can never be escaped. This means a punishment will becoming and so begins the savage search for sin in something outside of the mind. Because the ego will dictate that if someone else can be held responsible for sin then they will be punished instead. Therefore the ego instructs the only way to regain innocence (and therefore avoid punishment) is to purchase it though making someone or something else else guilty.
The ego also uses the past as a defense from avoiding the present moment decision that will end suffering. The ego councils that the reason there is suffering is because of what happened in the past. Thus the past is given reality along with the entire thought system of the ego which is simply death leading to death. It never wants the mind of the dreaming son to realize the reason it is suffering is because of the decision for the ego itself. However, how is the dreaming son able to make a decision against the ego if he doesn’t even know he has the ability to choose something else? This is the reason that the beginning steps of awakening most often involve the mind seeking guidance outside of itself in the forms of the dream. This is because the truth that can only be found in the mind of the dreamer has been suppressed and is therefore unavailable.
So how does the holy spirit free the dreaming son from memory? By teaching that it has never happened. However the holy spirit does not argue that it happened in the dream, but it does instruct a dream is a dream and there is no reality in them. Also it teaches the reason why the “sinful” deed or the experienced guilt in certain memories occurred is very very simple. When that scene occurred in the dream the dreaming son was unaware of himself as the son of god. If this is the case then he must of thought he was an illusion and therefore he was under a mountain of guilt in his mind because the unconscious belief is that he killed God and now he his coming back to get him. And whatever he didn’t or didn’t do or felt was simply a way to escape the wrought you thought was coming his way.
So when you look at the past thoughts with the holy spirit (christ vision) the only thing to so is smile at it because you recognize that no sin was committed by you. There was no victim or victimizer in the memory – in fact there was no you or other in the scene to be affected. If you remain as god created you and if the separation never happened then the only truth is perfect oneness, which means you (and anybody else for that matter) have never existed outside of the mind of god. You were just dreaming and impossible dream, it was all being done by you, to you for no other reason than to convince yourself you are who you aren’t. Now you can re-member the past differently, you can remember it through christ vision – an illusion is and illusion and that the truth is always true (you are still as God created you)
So why, if it is so simple and easy to understand is it so hard to do? Because we love to identify with the ego, and thus make the dream real through sin guilt and fear – which confirms we are bodies. As long as the desire to exist in the dream is stronger than the desire to leave it entirely then no true healing (the mind remembering its identity) can occur. However the end is certain because the dreaming son can’t sleep forever, a time will come when it states “There must be a better way.” It will rather be happy that right and it will awaken and be glad.
Nothing is lost in dreaming, its just an impossible experience of individuality which can be released at any moment when the mind is ready. Until then though – Dream On!