No permanent Happiness is ever attained except through the adoration of God, the “Mighty I AM Presence,” which is within, above, and around the individual. Happiness is a powerful alchemy. It is one of the most powerful purifiers of the human thought, feeling, mind, body, aura, and world of the individual. If the Student but believed and would experiment with himself or herself, he would find that he can generate Happiness at will.
For instance, suppose an outer thing draws the attention and causes some phase of unhappiness. Knowing that God, the “Mighty I AM Presence,” is the only Source of Happiness, then the Student’s first move would be to turn the attention to the Giver of all Happiness; and thereby he would tune into the one Source from which he is certain to receive.
The idea for the individual to follow is that when he feels some kind of disturbance and wants to turn to God, he may do the following and get great help from it: Get up and go through the motions of taking off a garment that one does not want and, as you would hold the discarded garment in your hands, drop it into the Consuming Flame and know that the disturbing element is consumed.
Then fix the attention on God, the “Mighty I AM Presence,” with the Joyous Consciousness of feeling and receiving the Current of Happiness and Peace filling the mind and body. With a little practice in this manner, the Student will soon be able to come to the point where he or she can draw this great Happiness consciously and at will.
“Mighty I AM Presence”! take this doubt out of me! Make me see, feel and BE the fullness of this Truth and Thy Perfection forever!
Adorations & Affirmations, The I AM Discourses Vol 5.