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Letting Today Be Happy

Happiness is an attribute of love. ²It cannot be apart from it. ³Nor can it be experienced where love is not. ⁴Love has no limits, being everywhere. ⁵And therefore joy is everywhere as well. ⁶Yet can the mind deny that this is so, believing there are gaps in love where sin can enter, bringing pain instead of joy. ⁷This strange belief would limit happiness by redefining love as limited, and introducing opposition in what has no limit and no opposite.

Fear is associated then with love, and its results become the heritage of minds that think what they have made is real. ²These images, with no reality in truth, bear witness to the fear of God, forgetting being Love, He must be joy. ³This basic error we will try again to bring to truth today, and teach ourselves:

⁴God, being Love, is also happiness.
⁵To fear Him is to be afraid of joy.

…happiness belongs to you, because of what He is.

Allow this one correction to be placed within your mind each waking hour today. ²Then welcome all the happiness it brings as truth replaces fear, and joy becomes what you expect to take the place of pain. ³God, being Love, it will be given you. (A Course in Miracles, W-103.1:1–2:5;2:7–3:3. See also ACIM Lesson 103 Insights.)

If we are not happy, we are denying God’s Will for us. We are denying His gift of all His Love. Thus, if we are not happy, we have accepted an idea that we are not as God created us. Though we live in His Love, we have accepted the thought of death.

Fortunately belief does not make reality, though we experience what we believe as real. The belief in being separate that we accepted changed our experience. But our beliefs can change. The changeability of beliefs is the opening to release from the fear of Love, the fear of Life.

Today we remind ourselves with the affirmation: ‘God is Love and His Will for me is happiness.’ With this reminder, we can undo our mistaken belief that denies God’s Love. Today will be a happy day.

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