I now invite, welcome, and receive the effects of Divine Love…and I am Truly grateful.
I experience Divine Mind as I experience these effects.
And Divine Presence confirms itself in my life, activities and affairs.
I had an insight a few minutes ago that seems totally disassociated from the guiding thought, but totally associated with the Journey, overall. The insight is:
Fulfillment is happiness. Happiness is fulfillment.
It’s that simple
(…and yet, I think… but it’s not. It gets complicated…why?)
By happiness I mean standing with my face to the sun, smiling at the world. Not literally—today is actually a cloudy day, but figuratively, that’s what happiness feels like. It’s like all of life is distilled down to me, the sun, and a smile. That’s all there is; that’s all that matters; that’s all I want. Simple.
When I feel like this—and again, the external, literal circumstances don’t matter, it’s a feeling within—I just think, “Yeah. This is what life should be like. I just want to feel this way all the time.”
I used to wake up feeling like this a lot. In fact, most of my life I have woken up this way. Not all the time, of course, but it’s been regular-enough. It’s a feeling of running and jumping and playing and smiling at people and just loving being IN Life, excited about the possibilities, excited about what life has in store for me.
It’s that simple.
I just figured out how it ties in with today’s guiding thought: Happiness is an effect of Divine Love.
When I am happy, I am experiencing Divine Mind. Divine Mind knows Oneness and Unity—there is nothing but happiness when there is Oneness. It is the One thing. It is what unites me with the world. Let everyone come and fill themselves with this Joy!
…And I just figured out how I make it complicated. I’ve looked at the clouds and been mad-disappointed-upset that I didn’t see the sun.
I’ve looked at the literal version of happiness (the literal sun), rather than at the True effect of Divine Love.
Happiness, “that feeling of facing the sun, smiling at the world,” is a True effect of Divine Love. Any time I’ve had an expectation for a circumstance-person-situation to be the sun, it always produces a corresponding effect: disappointment.
Any time I insert my own idea of what happiness “is”, I have denied True happiness. But more than that: any time I look to a circumstance or situation as a source of my happiness, I have replaced the True Source of my happiness with one that I have made up.
There are now two (mental) actions to take:
a) Begin to withdraw any energy-momentum-inertia that I have been placing on an external circumstance to be the source of my happiness. How to do this: begin to notice my thoughts when I think things like, “I want [person/circumstance] to be different (or to change), so that I can be happy.” Then consciously change that thought to, “[Circumstance] is not the Source of my happiness. Divine Love is the only Source; happiness is its effect.”
b) Begin to increase the energy-momentum-inertia that I put into accepting Divine Love’s presence in my life. How to do this: Begin to affirm Divine Love’s activity in my life by consciously thinking things like:
- Divine Love acts in me and through me, as me.
- I now invite, welcome, and receive the effects of Divine Love.
- Divine Love, the source of All, flows through me and externalizes in my experience.