AN IN-DEPTH LOOK AT HEAVEN’S OPINION OF HAPPINESS
Oh my Holy Spirit! Tisa of Pago Pago, American Samoa, has a question about Happiness. What is Your definition? Are they happy in Heaven? How about in Hell? Is all Happiness the same as it is on Earth?
Tisa’s question about Happiness is couched in relation to Heaven or Hell and there’s a chapter about the traditional views on those two outcomes of life. I’ve passed on the book, In Secret Diffusion, for her to read Your description of Heaven, in which happiness is surely implied and in which Hell is seen to simply be the end of Being for that individual. But, it’s not happy.
Oh my Holy Spirit! Here’s an emotion that every human knows about and wants to feel…. Happiness. But, getting right down to it, what can we say about it? It’s very subjective since different people value radically different things. Can happiness be “bottled” for any kind of analysis or generalities? Yet, there’s a common strain of it, which is universal, and which burbles along in the human heart, shining from the eyes or spontaneously popping out in laughter, music, or joy of every sort.
Animals, especially dogs with their wagging tails and expressive natures, share this trait with humans; maybe in many surprisingly similar ways. Well-being must be a bottom line for happiness but it’s elusive because simply surrounding ourselves with the tools of well-being soon becomes flat and tasteless and our hunger for that happy quality returns.
I’m sorry if I’m writing Your answer here and I hope we can both avoid the cliche of dismissing the subject so easily by saying that happiness is “Awareness of You and Unhappiness is Distance from You.” This is, of course, the truth but it’s been used as a stick for so long to drive people into Your corral, that I’d like to move beyond that cop-out answer. Even the dumbest Atheist knows that they’re not, at all, immune to happiness and often can outdo a missionary-type in the belly-laugh department. After all, the belly-laugh… a real, heartfelt unabridged guffaw… is one of the most rewarding and releasing proofs of a pure moment of fun.
Pleasure, in it’s truest, most adult form, is best defined as FUN! So, my Love Above, is that what Happiness really boils down to? FUN?
“Oh My God, Linda Layi, Layli Linda! It is, it is, and it izzity is is! Oh My God, Linda Layli! Are We having fun yet? There you are, giggling as you write this and We’re all busting Our guts, laughing, Up Here, at your great definitions and your serious exhortations on the subject of Happiness and Fun. That’s not anything you usually do before posing a question to Me. But I might have pontificated, in My usual way, if you hadn’t warned Me away from it.
You are quite correct in everything you say about happiness and its elusive qualities. “Fun” sums it up pretty well. Fun isn’t easy to come by, as it requires a personal ability to let go and go with the flow and that’s a rare thing for adults to do. This is why fun is mostly reserved for children. And they’re soon expected to have fun only within approved circumstances; not having much to do with work, religion, education, or any human pursuit in the course of a successful life.
This kind of training stifles happiness, making it available only when the consciousness is overwhelmed with the humor in a situation, or leaves convention on the doorstep and is lighthearted enough to make happy emotion a part of daily life. All children start out this way but way too many are sobered up quickly by overbearing adults who’ve forgotten how to laugh easily and frequently.
We love funny people! Genuinely funny individuals are also extremely popular among their fellow humans. They are happy people. Funny and happy go hand in hand.”
Are You saying then, that funny, genuinely happy people can’t accomplish serious work?
“No, I’m certainly not. Sometimes, they can do more than the average person could accomplish in two or three lifetimes because happiness draws help from the Unseen Kingdoms. We’re drawn to Earth when someone operates their magical personalities and focuses irresistible attention on something worthwhile. We’ll help them in every way possible and they usually sense that. So, We’re back to the bottom line: “Happiness IS nearness to the Upper Kingdoms,” a very special joy producer and marvelous elixir for the human race.
Happiness is enhanced when happy souls spread this great form of loving human-bonding around. In addition to that rollicking convention, are heavy-duty vibrations from an attracted Angelic Realm, which attracts ever-ascending Heavenly Levels from way above the planetary/solar system. Everything gets downright seriously deranged, as far as the possible joy is concerned.
Such happiness usually just goes on and on, settling into a loving feeling that breaks out, now and then, into hearty laughter. This is what We want Earth to turn into, eventually! Happy people are like little puppies! Warm, fuzzy and willing to trust, cuddle up and gnaw on just about anything, without snarling or biting each other.”