Renaming the Illusion
I have been playing with various ways of describing 'the illusion'.
In some ways I see it like a movie. The ego-mind is like the reel of film that is running through the projector and displaying the Movie on the screen within our Mind. The Light that goes through the projector is the Light of God. It is the Light of the I AM Presence which is an extension of God.
In other ways I see it as an 'Illusion' as defined in the articles 'The Illusion' and 'Relating to the Illusion'. Because I go into plenty of detail on those pages I won't go into them here.
Yet, I also see the Illusion as being like a Dream. What is particularly great about this metaphor—well I think so anyway—is that it clearly portrays something rather important about the Illusion. When I experience dreaming at night and waking up in the morning I discover that what seemed so real in my dream experience has now in fact vanished as if it never took place and never existed. In the morning I return to 'reality', so to speak. What was 'bad' in the dream is now nothing. It doesn't become good, it simply vanishes. What felt amazing in the dream is now nothing. What was scary in the dream (not that I seem to ever have scary dreams) vanishes. What was beautiful in the dream has now vanished.
It doesn't matter what I dream about it disappears in the morning. I am also aware that some of what unfolds in my dreaming at night is taking place and is just as 'real' as what I am experiencing in the so called 'waking state' during the day. So on one level dreams are like a figment of my imagination yet in another regard they are just as 'real' as my day-to-day experiences. Both, of course are NOT REAL at all.
Anyway, I don't feel to explain this any further—maybe because I feel tired and it is late at night—so I will simply make my point now, even if perhaps prematurely.
All I wish to relay here is that I will start referring to the Illusion as 'The Dream' from hereon in. I might still use 'the illusion' or even 'the movie'. It matters not. I simply wanted to make sure this change in terminology was clearer understood—in that whatever name I give to what I have previously defined as 'the illusion', I am still referring to the same time. I didn't want you to wonder if I was now talking about something else.
Also I'd like to add that 'the world' as we call it is entirely a product of the Dream. The Earth, which is not 'the world' is also part of the Illusion but is part of a less prevalent Dream. The 'world' is what the predominant Dream at this time lays over the 'Earth'. I trust that makes sense.