Today's lesson from "A Course in Miracles" is that God, being love, is happiness. The further I get into this program, the more I realize that my natural state really is to be happy. Early on in life, I think the adults around me wanted me to believe that "life sucks and then you die." I was measured by my teachers, coaches, and other adults. I was told that I would be a "hell-raiser" because I was a preacher's kid. I was told that I needed to work, even though it wouldn't be fun. I was told about all of the negativity in the world and how I was a horrible, wretched sinner who had fallen short of the glory of God. None of that sounded like I was supposed to be happy. I actually sounded like people believed that I was supposed to be miserable because they had chosen to be miserable.
That wasn't fun! When we are in love, we are happy. We aren't happy because the world is a better place though. We are happy because we are looking for the things that reflect happiness. In the first stage of psychological development (according to Dr. Morris Massey), we soak things up like a sponge. Our brains operate in Theta waves, just like they would if we were under hypnosis. We are not judging the things coming in, we are simply becoming what we are exposed to. This brain mode is perfect for learning languages quickly, learning motor skills, and learning what to believe about the world around us. I remember having fun when I was really young. I remember being in another world, playing with cars, or playing with G.I. Joe. I remember the joy of imagination. I also remember being taught in school to stop day-dreaming and pay attention. I learned that the teacher knew the answer and I didn't. Happiness is believing that the world is a great place. It is believing that I can be who I am and be accepted and loved for that. More importantly, it is believing that I am loved and that I am connected to everything around me. Love isn't just a feeling that we get when we are with "the one." Love is a state of existence. It is a vibrational frequency that we operate it.
In Pam Grout's book, E-Squared, she provides 9 energy experiments to proved that the "FP" or the field of potentiality, the energy field that connects all of us, is real. One of the experiments, the first one, is called "The Dude Abides" principle. In the accompanying experiment, you ask God to prove that he is real within the next 48 hours by sending you a clear and unmistakable sign. People have seen signs that said, "If you are looking for a sign, this is it." They have gotten calls from long lost friends, received blessings in the mail, and much more. I would encourage you to ask for a sign that you should be happy. Set your intention that you will receive a sign within the next 48 hours that demonstrates you should be happy because you are loved. Then, focus on receiving that sign. You will see some amazing things happen. I look forward to hearing about your success!
To Your Happiness,
Jody N Holland
Jody is a writer, motivational speaker, consultant, and entrepreneur. He has been the keynote speaker at over 250 events around the world. Jody speaks more than 150 times per year at different programs, and he has given more than 10,000 speeches during his career.