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To Be Happy, Be Loving

My only function is the one God gave me.

²I have no function but the one God gave me. ³This recognition releases me from all conflict, because it means I cannot have conflicting goals. ⁴With one purpose only, I am always certain what to do, what to say and what to think. ⁵All doubt must disappear as I acknowledge that my only function is the one God gave me.

My happiness and my function are one.

²All things that come from God are one. ³They come from Oneness, and must be received as one. ⁴Fulfilling my function is my happiness because both come from the same Source. ⁵And I must learn to recognize what makes me happy, if I would find happiness. (A Course in Miracles, W-83.1,3. See also ACIM Lesson 83 Insights.)

If we are fulfilling our function, we are happy. If we are not happy, we are not fulfilling our function. We were created by Love as Love. Love’s only function is to extend Itself. So to be happy, be loving.

Fear, anger and guilt drain our energy. There is one answer to all these maladies—be loving. This means be our true Self. When we align with the ego, we are denying our true Self and feel lack of Love because of this denial. Our true Self never lacks Love because It is Love.

Every day we give ourselves the opportunity to heal the self-inflicted disease of selfishness—the wish for specialness. Seeking specialness is the wish to claim something for ourself alone. This is a proclamation that we are alone. This could never be true because we were created forever united with our Creator in Love.

Today we let go of judgments and accept our opportunities to extend Love. We let the Love we are flow freely and experience Love’s joy.

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