Daily Inspiration

The Path to Perfect Happiness

God’s Will for you is perfect happiness. Why should you choose to go against His Will? The part that He has saved for you to take in working out His plan is given you that you might be restored to what He wills [perfect happiness]. This part is as essential to His plan as to your happiness. Your joy must be complete to let His plan be understood by those to whom He sends you. They will see their function in your shining face, and hear God calling to them in your happy laugh.

‚Ķrealize your part is to be happy. Only this is asked of you or anyone who wants to take his place among God’s messengers. Think what this means. You have indeed been wrong in your belief that sacrifice is asked. You but receive according to God’s plan, and never lose or sacrifice or die.

Look deep within you, undismayed by all the little thoughts and foolish goals you pass as you ascend to meet the Christ in you.

He will be there. (A Course in Miracles Workbook Lesson 100,W-pI.100.2;7:3-7;8:5-9:1. See also ACIM Lesson 100 Insights.)

Happiness is our natural state. We were created to be happy as an extension of God’s joy. If we experience sadness or depression, we are believing in a false image of our identity, separate from God. God’s plan for our salvation is to guide us to letting go of this false image that hides the truth of our perfect happiness.

It seems that we must go deep within to find our true Self, the Christ, God’s Son. But that is only because we have made up and believe in layers of images that make the veil of illusion seem impenetrable or at least thick and hard to get past. And so God’s plan works kindly and persistently to peel away the false images through forgiveness. With the Holy Spirit’s help we learn to recognize the unreality of the images we have taught ourselves to believe are real.

The more we practice welcoming the Holy Spirit’s interpretation in place of our judgments, the happier we become. Forgiveness is the key to happiness. This is our function in God’s plan for our salvation, our release to perfect happiness.

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