The secret of salvation is but this:

That you are doing this unto yourself.
No matter what the form of the attack, this still is true.
Whoever takes the role of enemy and of attacker,
still is this the truth.

Whatever seems to be the cause of any pain and suffering you feel, this is still true. For you would not react at all to figures in a dream you knew that you were dreaming.

Let them be as hateful and as vicious as they may, they could have no effect on you unless you failed to recognize it is your dream.

A Course in Miracles, The Text Chapter 27