Your Word is Your Wand, by Florence Scovel Shinn, , at sacred-texts.com
In that wonderful moving picture, "The Thief of Bagdad," we were told in letters of light that happiness must be earned!
It is earned through perfect control of the emotional nature.
There can be no happiness where there is fear, apprehension or dread. With perfect faith in God comes a feeling of security and happiness.
When man knows that there is an invincible power that protects him and all that he loves, and brings to him every righteous desire of the heart, he relaxes all nervous tension and is happy and satisfied.
He is undisturbed by adverse appearances, knowing that Infinite Intelligence is protecting his interests and utilizing every situation to bring his good to pass.
"I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in a desert."
Uneasy lies the head that wears a frown. Anger, resentment, ill-will, jealousy and revenge rob man of his happiness and bring sickness, failure and poverty in their wake.
Resentment has ruined more homes than drink and killed more people than war.
For example: There was a woman who was healthy and happy and married to a man she loved.
The man died and left part of his estate to a relative. The woman was filled with resentment. She lost weight, was unable to do her work, developed gall-stones and became very ill.
A metaphysician called upon her one day. He said: "Woman, see what hate and resentment have done to you; they have caused hard stones to form in your body and only forgiveness and good-will can cure you."
The woman saw the Truth of the statement. She became harmonious and forgiving and regained her splendid health.
I am now deluged with the happiness that was planned for me in the Beginning.
My barns are full, my cup flows over with joy.
My endless good now comes to me in endless ways.
I have a wonderful joy in a wonderful way, and my wonderful joy has come to stay.
Happy surprises come to me each day. "I look with wonder at that which is before me."
I walk boldly up to the lion on my pathway and find it is a friendly airedale.
I am harmonious, happy, radiant; detached from the tyranny of fear.
My happiness is built upon a rock. It is mine now and for all eternity.
My good now flows to me in a steady unbroken, ever-increasing stream of happiness.
My happiness is God's affair, therefore, no one can interfere.
As I am one with God I am now one with my heart's desire.
I give thanks for my permanent happiness, my permanent health, my permanent wealth, my permanent love.
I am harmonious, happy and Divinely magnetic, and now draw to me my ships over a calm sea.
God's ideas for me are perfect and permanent.
My heart's desire is a perfect idea in Divine Mind, incorruptible and indestructible, and now comes to pass, under grace in a magical way.