T. 18. II. 5 – 9. Jesus: “Your sleeping and your waking dreams have different forms, and that is all. Their content is the same! They are your protest against reality, and your fixed and insane idea that you can change it to suit the ego.
In your waking dreams, the special relationship has a special place. It is the means by which you try to make your sleeping dreams come true! From this, you do not waken. The special relationship is your determination to keep your hold on un-reality, and to prevent yourself from waking. And while you see more value in sleeping than in waking, you will not let go of it!
The Holy Spirit, ever practical in His wisdom, accepts your dreams and uses them as means for waking. You would have used them to remain asleep. I said before that the first change, before dreams disappear altogether, is that your dreams of fear are changed to happy dreams. That is what the Holy Spirit does in your special relationship.
The Holy Spirit does not destroy the special relationship, nor snatch it away from you. But He does use it differently than you have, as a help to make His purpose real to you! The special relationship will remain, not as a source of further pain and guilt, but as a source of joy and freedom. This different use will not be for you alone, for therein lay its misery. As its un-holiness kept it a thing apart for the ego, its holiness will become an offering to everyone.
Your special relationship will be a means for undoing guilt in everyone blessed through what has become your holy relationship. It will be a happy dream, and one which you will share with all who come within your sight. Through it, the blessing the Holy Spirit has laid upon it will be extended. Think not that He has forgotten anyone in the purpose He has given you. And think not that He has forgotten you to whom He gave the gift. He uses everyone who calls on Him as means for the salvation of everyone. And He will waken everyone through you who offered your relationship to Him. If you but recognized His gratitude! Or mine through His! For we are joined as in one purpose, being of one mind with Him.
Let not the dream take hold to close your eyes again! It is hardly strange that dreams can make a world that is unreal. It is the wish to make it that is incredible. Your relationship with your brother has now become one in which your wish for specialness has been removed, because the relationship’s purpose has been changed from one of dreams to one of truth. You are not sure of this yet, because you think it may be this that is the dream. You are so used to choosing among dreams you do not see that you have made, at last, the choice between the truth and all illusions.
Yet Heaven is sure. This is no dream! Its coming means that you have chosen truth, and it has come because you have been willing to let your special relationship meet its conditions. In your relationship the Holy Spirit has gently laid the real world; the world of happy dreams, from which awaking is so gentle, so easy and so natural. For as your sleeping and your waking dreams represent the same wishes in your mind, so do the real world and the truth of Heaven join in the Will of God.
The dream of waking is easily transferred to its reality. For this dream reflects your will joined with the Will of God. And what this Will would have accomplished has never not been done!”