Recently a phrase popped into my head, "Inexplicably predictably happy." That's one way I experience God--words come to me and I can tell they are not mine (some people call this "channeling").

I was actually grieving at the time I "heard" those words, but even though I was grieving, I remembered to ask God to remind me of who I really was. In that moment, as I cried, I felt my heart expand and a peace move through me that was filled with joy. There was no logical explanation about why I needn't grieve--I just felt at peace, even as I wept.

There was a smile inside me that said, "Inexplicably predictably happy" and I knew it to be True. "Inexplicably" because the joy of God is beyond words and explanations. "Predictably" because God is reliable, and if I ask Him for help, I will receive His help. "Happy" because God is full--full of joy, peace, love, eternal life, infinite creativity, and there is no way I cannot be happy because God's treasures are my inheritance. Joy, peace, love, eternal life, infinite creativity are always mine--I just forget.

These days I remember my inheritance more and more and life is so interesting, full of wonderful surprises and beautiful people. I know that when I'm scared and overwhelmed that I've just forgotten who I really am, and knowing that is a great comfort. Another name for the Holy Spirit is The Comforter, and He really is. When I accept Him, I am inexplicably, predictably happy :)

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Amy Torres is a Gestalt psychotherapist, interfaith minister, and yoga instructor. She teaches A Course in Miracles, which is the foundation of all her work. She has developed the Language of Love, Harmony & Beauty©, a form of emotionally responsible communication, conflict negotiation, and a way of "undoing" our identification with the ego. To see Amy's videos, sign up for her free newsletter, and receive a free gift, visit