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Choosing Perfect Happiness

It is perfectly obvious that if the Holy Spirit looks with love on all He perceives, He looks with love on you. His evaluation of you is based on His knowledge of what you are, and so He evaluates you truly. And this evaluation must be in your mind, because He is. The ego is also in your mind, because you have accepted it there. Its evaluation of you, however, is the exact opposite of the Holy Spirit’s, because the ego does not love you. It is unaware of what you are, and wholly mistrustful of everything it perceives because its perceptions are so shifting. The ego is therefore capable of suspiciousness at best and viciousness at worst. That is its range. It cannot exceed it because of its uncertainty. And it can never go beyond it because it can never be certain.

You, then, have two conflicting evaluations of yourself in your mind, and they cannot both be true. You do not yet realize how completely different these evaluations are, because you do not understand how lofty the Holy Spirit’s perception of you really is. He is not deceived by anything you do, because He never forgets what you are.

The Holy Spirit judges against the reality of the ego’s thought system merely because He knows its foundation is not true. Therefore, nothing that arises from it means anything. He judges every belief you hold in terms of where it comes from. If it comes from God, He knows it to be true. If it does not, He knows that it is meaningless. (A Course in Miracles, T-9.VII.3:1-4:3;7:6-10. See also ACIM Text Made Simple.)

Our happiness, which is our salvation, comes with accepting our true Will — the Will of God. God’s Will for us is perfect happiness. When we align with the ego thought system in our mind, we are choosing against our true Will. We are choosing against happiness. To seek for happiness within the ego thought system is futile because the ego is the denial of what brings us true happiness.

If we let the Holy Spirit judge all things on our behalf, He will dismiss as meaningless what comes from the ego thought system and bring to Light the truth as He knows it. What the Holy Spirit knows is in perfect alignment with the Will of God. To choose the Holy Spirit to guide us in all things is to choose perfect happiness.

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