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We, the greatest of all creators, with capabilities to build cities and inspire nations, are squandering our time watching reruns of I Love Lucy. We have forgotten that whole galaxies exist within our grasp. –PG

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Pamela Sue Grout

Use your “I Am” wisely: a guest post from Coach Linda Ryan

“Well, in Whoville they say – that the Grinch’s small heart grew three sizes that day.”–Dr. Seuss

Regulars to this blog know all about my series: “Why I’m the Luckiest Person on the Planet.” There’s Episode One, Two, Three, etc…..

Today, one of the gazillion things I’m celebrating about my life is that Coach Linda Ryan sent me the following blog post. It’s called (how could I resist clicking on it immediately?) “How Pam Grout fixed my printer.”

There’s even an audio version for those who’d rather listen than read. Check it out here and below:

Thanks, Linda!

“A few weeks ago, I interviewed one of the coolest people I know, Pam Grout.

“One of the topics we discussed was the power of intention; the “I AM” statement. You know the one I mean: it’s when we make broad, sweeping statements like ~

“I AM lazy”

“I AM a procrastinator”

“I AM disorganized”

“I AM addicted to binge-watching Friends.” (Wait…is that one just me?)

It’s pretty normal to say these things. After all, we were taught to “tell it like it is.” So when we take the easy way out, we think it’s because we’re lazy. We don’t consider that we might just be a hardworking, dedicated person who chose the easy way in this one scenario.

We tend to define our identities with some harsh judgement and criticism; more than we’d probably give a friend in the same situation. And this is a very dangerous habit if you want to change your future self.

You see, the “I AM” statement is extremely powerful; in many religions, it refers to God. And in the grand scheme of life, it sends a proclamation to the world.

I AM disorganized.
I AM always late.
I AM forgetful.
I AM overweight.
I AM so stupid.
I AM (fill-in-your-blank).

Saying you ARE whatever sends out a strong message, not only to yourself, but to The Universe too. Tying your identity to a characteristic or behavior is powerful stuff, so it’s important that you send the message you want to send.

This idea of sending the right message applies to “I AM” statements as well as the general thoughts and intentions we put out there to the world. It’s a pillar of the Law of Attraction, and it’s a lesson I re-learn every single day. And I really learned it the day I spoke with Pam Grout.
Here’s what happened….

I have this convoluted “system” to printing documents. My wireless printer is…well, let’s just say she’s got spunk…and I’ve gotta do this whole song and dance when I want to print something.

It goes like this:

I click “print,” on my computer, then I click the “Detect LAN Settings” button on my printer. Then I walk downstairs and push the “WPS” button (absolutely no idea what WPS stands for, btw) on my wireless router, then back up the stairs to wait for the printer to recognize the signal, then I click “OK” on the printer… and then it prints.

Oy Vey!

The day after I spoke with Pam, I was sitting in my office getting ready to start the “printing process.” I did what I always do and found myself thinking “okay, now I’ve got to go downstairs and hit the stupid button…..” when I caught myself. I realized I was putting out the thought (based on my past experience) that the printing would be complicated, instead of considering that it could be simple and easy.

I remembered what Pam said and I shifted my thoughts to “how great would it be if it just printed on its own? How awesome would it be not to have to go downstairs and push that WPS button?!”

While holding that thought, I clicked print, and guess what happened?

Oh yeah, that’s right ~ it printed!

If you know me, you know what a fan of “little” miracles I am. To me, that was a little miracle. It wasn’t earth-shattering; it didn’t end world hunger, but it was still a miracle. I found it uber cool and for the rest of the day, I was buzzed and amazed at what a difference a single thought can make.

Today, think about the thoughts and intentions you’re inadvertently sending out to The Universe. Notice the signals and the “I AM” statements that may be sending the wrong message, and change them to project what you want.

Let me know in the comments what little miracles creep into your day today ~ I live for and love hearing these stories!

Thanks, Linda.

Pam Grout is the author of 17 books including E-Squared: 9 Do-it-Yourself Energy Experiments that Prove Your Thoughts Create Your Reality and the recently-released sequel, E-Cubed, 9 More Experiments that Prove Mirth, Magic and Merriment is your Full-time Gig.

Why you should stay on the joy and gratitude frequency

“I need the memory of magic if I am ever going to conjure magic again.” ― Robert McCammon

When you’re on the frequency of joy and gratitude, the universe is free to line things up, work things out, pull rabbits out of hats.

But most of us, instead of staying on that clear, sweet channel where magic happens, hit a bump in the road and immediately start worrying, start dredging up past times when things didn’t work out. In other words, we create static.

We create a resonant field that blocks the magical realm that’s always working things out for us.

My friend Jay told a great story last night that perfectly illustrates what can happen when we don’t put up that wall, when we don’t create static in our frequency.

He had accidentally left his garage door opener in a rental car. He called the rental agency only to find out they’d already rented out that car. And, no, they hadn’t noticed the door opener.

He could have gotten frazzled. Especially since he was due to meet a friend for lunch and had also left his credit card at a bar that wouldn’t be open for three more hours. On top of all that, his four-year-old son Emmett picked that particular time to pitch a fit.

Jay knelt down, calmly dealt with Emmett and felt nothing but love and gratitude. Even for the now-missing garage door opener and the credit card he needed to pay for lunch.

“I don’t know why, but I just stayed grateful, trusted that all was going to be well,” Jay said.

He stopped at the bank to retrieve some cash (since his card was MIA) and there sitting in the parking lot was the very car in which he’d left the garage door opener. An older gentleman was standing outside of it, talking on his phone.

Jay asked, “Is that your car?”

“It’s my son’s. He’s in the bank.”

Jay explained what happened and asked if he could take a peek inside.

With garage door opener in hand, Jay got a hit to go ahead and run by the bar, even though it wasn’t scheduled to open until 3 p.m.

Sure enough, the owner was sitting outside, also on his phone.

“You’re really lucky,” he told Jay. “I usually don’t get here for two more hours. But I was waiting for my carpet cleaner.”

Jay, of course, knew it wasn’t luck. Just further proof that magic is always afoot…as long as we don’t create “problems” to block it.

Pam Grout is the author of 17 books including E-Squared: 9 Do-it-Yourself Energy Experiments that Prove Your Thoughts Create Your Reality and the recently-released sequel, E-Cubed, 9 More Experiments that Prove Mirth,

Why you should carry on and NOT stay calm

“I always act like an excited five year-old kid with severe ADD and a waddle at Disneyland.”–Chris Colfer (Kirk on Glee)

Happy weekend, my friends! I know it’s going to be the best one of your life.

I’m down to a couple weeks until my book deadline, so thought I’d post this excerpt from the new book on the importance of gratitude and living in joy.

Enjoy!

Even though the British Ministry of Information never had to use the “Keep Calm and Carry On” posters they designed to boost morale during the Second World War (it was the third in a series, designated for use if the Germans invaded), its simple font and symbolic crown has been co-opted in literally thousands of posters, t-shirts, computer memes, ad naseum. I’ve spotted everything from Keep Calm and Smoke Pot or Eat Chocolate or Trust in Pope Francis to Panic Like Fuck and Shit Your Pants.

Turns out, this ubiquitous advice, even if had been posted in shop windows and at bus stops as were the first two in the series, is dead wrong. The better tact for dealing with life is to follow an old cheer my junior high squad used to repeat: “Get excited. Get, get excited.”

I admit this flies in the face of everything we’ve been taught. Stress, we’re told, is debilitating. It hurts your performance, impairs your ability to think. It’s the last thing you need when facing challenges.

Harvard Business School professor Alison Wood Brooks says this belief is nearly unanimous: 91 percent of the thousands she queried said that calming down is the best tact for dealing with high pressure situations.

What she discovered, however, is that it’s the associations we make with stress (calling it bad, fighting to get rid of it, feeling even more stressed that we’re feeling stressed) that are the real culprits.

In study after study, Brooks found that by using a simple switch in wording (using the phrase “I’m excited” as opposed to “I’m anxious”), her test subjects were able to outperform those who called their butterflies and sweaty palms “stress.” Those who said “I’m excited” not only began to feel excited, but they performed better on speeches, on tests, even singing karaoke. As much as 88 percent better.

The physiological state of anxiety and excitement are kissing cousins. Both emotional states come with racing heart, sweaty palms and high levels of the hormone cortisol.

But when you fight this automatic physical response, attempt to beat it into submission by breathing and pretending to “stay calm,” you actually defeat the purpose.

Why not flip the switch and welcome the physiological state, get pumped about the fact you’re doing something that excites the shit out of you?

Going from stress to calm is a big leap. But going from stress to excitement is….all together now….easy.

It lends proof to my theory that focusing on what is wrong (when so damned much is going right) is sheer insanity. If you call yourself stressed, you’re focusing on “what’s wrong.” You’re fighting your physiology.

If you say, “I’m excited,” you’re focusing on opportunities, you’re anticipating a better future.

And as Brooks proved, by focusing deliberately on potential positive outcomes, you’re way more likely to achieve them.

So I ask you, are you anxious or are you excited?

Pam Grout is the author of 17 books including E-Squared: 9 Do-it-Yourself Energy Experiments that Prove Your Thoughts Create Your Reality and the recently-released sequel, E-Cubed, 9 More Experiments that Prove Mirth, Magic and Merriment is your Full-time Gig.

Forget Tibet. Or bathing in the Ganges River. Top of my spiritual bucket list is right in LA

“Stay close to anything that makes you glad you are alive.”
― Hāfiz

Some people make bucket lists of countries they want to visit. Or tourist attractions they hope to see.

My bucket list is filled with inspiring people and places.

The Agape International Spiritual Center in Los Angeles has been on my list for years. So last week, when speaking in San Diego, I went in a few days early so I could catch, not one, but two services at Agape.

I’ve been fortunate enough to hear Michael Beckwith, the minister, speak and even got the opportunity to appear on his radio show a couple months ago, but to be in the energy of Agape itself is truly life-changing.

Here’s one of my favorite Beckwith clips:

Enjoy!

Pam Grout is the author of 17 books including E-Squared: 9 Do-it-Yourself Energy Experiments that Prove Your Thoughts Create Your Reality and the recently-released sequel, E-Cubed, 9 More Experiments that Prove Mirth, Magic and Merriment is your Full-time Gig.

How to solve all your manifesting issues on a beach in Mexico

“Your security lies in you becoming more you.”—Michael Beckwith

Attention manifesters! If you’re having any issues at all with manifesting your highest desires, I’d like to offer this once-in-a-lifetime vacation opportunity that is guaranteed to nip those issues in the proverbial bud.

My friend, Jay Pryor (he’s in one of my power posses and I talk about him all the time—in my books, here on the blog), is a life coach. He gave the talk yesterday at the Unity Church we both attend.

He reminded me of so many things including how important it is to pay attention to the words you use. He gave the example of his son Emmett who many might try to pin a label upon. Young Emmett can be defiant at times, occasionally destructive. But rather than define him that way (the American Psychiatric Association lists more than 400 “diseases” in the 5th edition of the DSM to choose from), Jay and his gorgeous wife Jessica choose to only see (and speak) of Emmett’s possibilities, his strength, his wisdom.

What we say is SO important. As I mentioned in E-Cubed, you don’t need a fortune teller to predict your future. Just pay attention to the words you’re speaking about your life.

When you say things like “I never have enough money,” or “It’s so hard to lose weight,” or “I can’t help it, my family is dysfunctional,” you cement that continued reality into your future.

I much prefer speaking a higher reality, a reality that lies dormant, but exists in each of us, a reality that brings joy and success and Truth. Your life is only the way it is today because you continue to speak it into existence.

As Jay pointed out, if an opera diva can break a glass with her voice it should be patently obvious that your words carry a vibration and create cause.

The thing I love most about Jay is his authenticity. He doesn’t pretend to be perfect. But he lives what he teaches every single day. As he likes to say, “progress, not perfection.”

I highly recommend his workshops to anyone that’s ready to make a big leap in their life.

And since taking leaps is more fun while hanging out on a beach in Playa del Carmen, here’s the info to Jay’s amazingly awesome workshop, “Lean Inside.” I promise you will not be disappointed.

Pam Grout is the author of 17 books including E-Squared: 9 Do-it-Yourself Energy Experiments that Prove Your Thoughts Create Your Reality and the recently-released sequel, E-Cubed, 9 More Experiments that Prove Mirth

“Wake up expecting things.”—Christine Baranski

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Another re-run!

Originally posted on Pam Grout:

“We implore you to nourish yourself with delicious, nutritious tales and tunes that inspire you to exercise your willpower for your highest good.”—Rob Brezsney

I’m starting to feel like the Brothers Grimm or Hans Christian Anderson as I collect all these delicious and inspiring manifestation stories. My inbox, in fact, is starting to resemble Shibuya Station in Tokyo, crowded with the most amazing tales.

Here’s one that caught my fancy yesterday.

With no further adieu, here’s the slam-dunking Tim Spires:

“As a basketball obsessed 11-year old, I longed for an NBA style breakaway rim. Let me tell you, wanting this rim was as much an obsession as basketball itself.

I became fascinated with how this Goalrilla Rim worked, the spring action of which allowed Shaquille O’Neal and Michael Jordan to dunk the ball with such incredible force without shattering the backboard. I loved it when some of the more crazy…

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All I Really Need to Know I Learned from Traveling

“We are all here together on God’s jeweled dance floor.”—Hafiz

writing in sand

Please keep this to yourself. (Or at least don’t tell my editor who is expecting the manuscript to my new book on September 1). The only words I’ve written in the last 8 days have been in the sand on Pacific Beach in San Diego.

I gave a workshop (only I call it a playshop) last Saturday and Taz and I took a drive up the California coast to visit friends. And, yes, we danced outside on the full moon (it’s a thing one of my power posses does to stay connected). My friend Anita Moorjani, who made Taz and I the most amazing Indian food, even joined in the fun. Life, to paraphrase the t-shirts, is amazing.

So since I’m playing catch up today (including buying a new phone since I accidentally dropped mine in the toilet), thought I’d run this article that first appeared on Huffington Post.

Enjoy!!!

I was raised in a small town in Kansas where I learned to read, write and politely answer stranger’s number one question, “Where’s Toto?” But my real education didn’t begin until I left the borders of my own country.

Here are five really life-changing lessons I learned from traveling:

1. It’s the people, stupid. Bucket lists are fun to check off. And there’s no question that seeing the Eiffel Tower, climbing Pike’s Peak and visiting the Great Pyramid of Giza are worthwhile endeavors. But the travel experiences that stand out, the ones that mean the most are encounters with locals. Meeting Hank and his cat, Poop Deck, who live on Hank’s sailboat in St. Croix’s Christianstead Harbor was far more enlightening than visiting the island’s bioluminescent bay.

Hanging out with Ping, a proud Maasai warrior at Mara Plains Camp in Kenya’s Olare Motorogi Conservancy, led to far more lions than any guidebooks. Ping, who has lived alongside wildlife his entire life and reads nature’s subtle signs as a way of survival, led me to day-old baby elephants, a trio of male lions who had just taken down a hippo and rhinos who, without Ping, would have been as elusive as Waldo.

2. Money does not equal happiness. I always smile when a Westerner announces their noble, selfless plans to help poor unfortunates in what we call “a third world country.” Invariably, they return home from their volunteer vacation suitably chastened, not sure who helped whom. They become aware, often for the first time, of vast pools of human resilience and joy found in cultures not bogged down with material possessions. Creativity and sheer genius emerges when there’s no television, no Words With Friends, no material excess requiring a storage unit.

Soweto, for example, taught me more about possibility than anything Tony Robbins might write. With unemployment soaring around 50 percent, crafty entrepreneurs sell picture frames made from discarded Coke cans, zebras carved from table legs and statues made from bottle caps. Street musicians sing, old friends tap-dance in unison, jugglers toss knives, balls and witty repartee, all hoping their near-professional efforts will coax a five-rand note from passers-by.

3. The news media often has it wrong. If you believe the news, it’s dangerous to leave your house, let alone the country. But in the last year alone, I’ve been to four countries with State Department warnings and not once have I ever felt threatened in any way. I even heard Pico Iyer talk about a recent assignment in Iraq. He said that the same people carrying the signs (“Death to Americans” and the like) would invite him home for dinner after the protests. I’m not being flip. I just happen to know that the scariest part of most overseas trips is the media reports which, when you really get down to it, are nothing but anomalies.

4. It always pays to look deeper. What news-savvy American hasn’t picked up the notion that he’s not likely to win any popularity contests with Muslims? As I discovered in Turkey, that stereotype is misguided and downright insulting.

Hospitality is an art in the Muslim world, a cherished virtue that encourages practitioners to view every person who comes across their path as sent to them by Allah himself. It’s next-to-impossible to be in the general vicinity of another human being in Turkey without being handed a fig or a hazelnut or a bowl of fresh yogurt made that morning from the milk of their own cow.

Hospitality is so over-the-top (commerce, it seems, is beside the point) that any crusty idea that foreigners are different or that life sucks or that the world is going to hell in a handbasket are properly dashed against the inhospitable shores of the Black Sea, a region in Turkey that looks more like the Colorado Rockies than Lawrence of Arabia.

5. People are the same wherever you go. It’s a universal belief — that “those people” over there are completely different than us, that we have nothing in common with those who practice different religions, follow different customs or dress differently. Traveling disavows that falsehood with a vengeance. Even though my Ecuadorian hosts worshiped Inti, the Incan God of the Sun, and regularly dined on beetle larvae and guinea pig grilled spread eagle on a spit, I discovered that, just like me, they get crushes, like to dance and tell jokes. When it comes right down to it, all of us, from Singapore schoolgirls to Namibian pygmies, want the exact same thing: happiness, well-being for our families and the right to pursue our dreams.

Pam Grout is the author of 17 books including E-Squared: 9 Do-it-Yourself Energy Experiments that Prove Your Thoughts Create Your Reality and the recently-released sequel, E-Cubed, 9 More Experiments that Prove Mirth, Magic and Merriment is your Full-time Gig

Manifesting your perfect partner and other tomfoolery

“Lovers don’t finally meet somewhere. They are in each other all along.” – Rumi

I’m heading to California tomorrow and wanted to share a couple quick stories.

The first is from Deepak Chopra who was going to introduce me at the workshop I’m giving in San Diego August 1. But he ended up having to go out of town…which is what this story is about.

He was SO out of town a few years ago that his assistant couldn’t get ahold of him. He was in Africa, far from phones, internet, and all the devices we believe we still need to communicate with others.

His assistant was desperate to reach him. She employed my 101 Dalmatians Principle, the one that proves we are interconnected with everyone and everything through an invisible field of intelligence and energy.

She began sending out a message, “Deepak, I really need you to call me. Call me now.”

I’m sure you can guess the end of the story, but if you’re waiting with bated breath, here’s the spoiler alert:

Within a few hours, Deepak called.

This last story popped up in my mailbox this morning. I thought it was a lot of fun and who knows, the right guy may just read this.

Enjoy:

“I’ve recently been having fun playing with the Dude to bring the love of my life into physical form. Like my fellow FP teammates, I really enjoy those moments when I envision us laughing as we cook dinner (he’s a great cook), exploring new cultures/communities (he loves people and loves to travel), and sitting at the piano playing and singing (he’s got a beautiful voice and plays the guitar).

“I’ve cleared some space in my closet (no small feat), popped an extra toothbrush in the medicine cabinet, and even find myself talking to him as I’m cooking dinner (does anyone else wonder if they’re crazy when this happens so naturally?!).

“For some reason, I’m really in the zone when I’m driving. Signs will pop up everywhere to make me laugh, and the Dude often uses this time to answer the latest question that I’ve posed to the FP. So, knowing the Dude’s got my back and likes to make me giggle, I asked “What’s my soulmate’s name?” on the way to work the other morning.

“One minute later, stopped at a light and not really paying attention, I glanced at the tow-truck in front of me and the business decal in the back window read, “Tom will be there to pick you up.” It registered in a far corner of my mind, but I didn’t really think much of it.

“Two stoplights later, I was changing the radio channel, and caught the announcer saying, “Tom will be right back after this message…” Laughing, I asked “Okay, is it ‘Tom’? Is that his name?” and within two seconds, I pulled up behind a car with a personalized plate that had the letters “TOM” in it.

“The rest of the day had me grinning, sending love to others, telling trees to send a “hey” to Tom, and after a while the joy overrode my original “question.” Even though the question sort of faded from my memory, later that night I was home and turned on the TV to immediately see a commercial advertising a show that would be airing the next day. It read, “TOM 8/7c.” I think my neighbors might think I’m nuts, since there was an abundance of whooping and laughing at that moment.

“I’ve seen the “TOM 8/7c” many times since the first, and now, whenever I see it, I confirm outloud with the Dude that I’m meeting Tom on August 7th….possibly in the Central Time Zone…we’ll see. I plan to report back to you on August 8th with spectacular news!!”

We can’t wait to hear, Janna.

As for the rest of you, have a spectacular weekend that, like Janna, has you grinning, sending love to others and enjoying signs and blessings that as I said in E-Squared, arrive without email, letters or loud explosions.

Pam Grout is the author of 17 books including E-Squared: 9 Do-it-Yourself Energy Experiments that Prove Your Thoughts Create Your Reality and the recently-released sequel, E-Cubed, 9 More Experiments that Prove Mirth, Magic and Merriment is your Full-time Gig.

Why Judge Judy wins Emmys and I don’t

“The only person you are fighting is yourself and your stubbornness to engage in new circumstances.”
― Jon Krakauer

My two-year-old granddaughter, Nona, just did a two-hour practice run of the preschool she’s starting next month. Unlike some kiddos who might be a little leery of leaving mom and meeting new people, Nona, when she saw the playground full of new kids, started bouncing in her car seat and with a flourish of her arms said, “Look, it’s MY FRIENDS!!!!”

That’s how I feel about all of you here on the blog. MY FRIENDS!!! And I am glad that all of us here on Planet Earth are starting to recognize that EVERYONE is our friend–even those who are playing the part of something else. Our assignment right now is to have a blast loving everyone and everything–even the stuff that is masquerading as a big fat mess.

And with that, I’d like to re-run a blog post from last year. Enjoy!!!

Because I view the world through rose-colored glasses, I don’t always recognize gloom and doom. Circumstances that others call “tragic” don’t necessarily get the same response from me. Sometimes, I’m even a bit cheeky about it.

Seven months ago, a beautiful young woman named Amanda Poe wrote to tell me she was reading E-Squared and consequently lost her job.

I responded like this:

“I am always of the opinion that losing one’s job and even one’s mind can be a very holy place.”

I told her congratulations and that I couldn’t wait to hear what happens next.

I’d forgotten about this correspondence until a couple weeks ago.

Amanda wrote with me this story:

“I’m very excited to tell you what I’ve been up to. You were right. Losing my job was literally the best thing that’s ever happened to me. I found myself again. I had always been so fearful of money, but when I lost my job.. somehow.. for 5 months I was completely and fully supported by the universe. With no savings and living on unemployment. I promise I still don’t know how it worked out!!

“I now have a job that I love, and I’m soo thankful. I wasn’t even looking for a job, but someone told me about this one and I got it the exact week that my unemployment ran out. I just learned to fully trust.

A lot of other crazy things happened.. I developed a better relationship with my mother.. I received free hair (weave/extensions) after asking the universe for free hair.. then I’m actually on a billboard promoting the hair .. just crazy things!

So, being the curious type and a lover of crazy things, I had to ask. Here’s what she said.

“While I was unemployed, I needed new hair extensions. (You know.. there are needs and wants.. and good hair is a NEED!) I put up an image of a girl who had curly extensions down to her knee caps on my screen saver on my phone. I put it up because I was communicating to the universe that I needed new hair. I didn’t care about the image… I just threw the long hair up there.. I just knew I needed free hair!!

My friend sent me a link to a Facebook post where a hair company was looking for models for their upcoming hair shoot. I submitted my pic and they chose me! They told me I’d get the blonde bob and that I could dye it later. I said “ok” – but when I got there.. they put in different hair. They put in curly hair that was down to my knee caps because they said the other model was acting too diva’ish and they had to let her go. So, now they’d chosen me to be the model for the billboard! The one with the long curly hair just like the one in the picture on my background on my phone.

No seriously.. how many other people have you seen with extensions to their kneecaps??? Its just crazy.

My life goal is to bring the spiritual gurus to teach spirituality to the masses in a super fun way! I’ve finally uploaded my first video under a brand new brand.

Help me in supporting Amanda on Twitter @spirituallydope and on the below YouTube video where you can see her cool new hair.

And remember that we get to decide whether to give the events in our lives a thumb’s up or a thumb’s down. No one can take that power away from us.

Pam Grout is the author of 17 books including E-Squared: 9 Do-it-Yourself Energy Experiments that Prove Your Thoughts Create Your Reality and the recently-released sequel, E-Cubed, 9 More Experiments that Prove Mirth, Magic and

How long does it take to manifest a sailboat? As long as it takes you to believe

“I try to be alert and available. I try to be available for life to happen to me.”—Bill Murray

Here’s another fun story that popped into my inbox this week from a fabulous guy named Roland who says his wife and four grown sons suspect he’s from another planet with all the miracles that come his way.

Enjoy!

“I just finished your book E 2, great fun! In the back of it you said to share a story. Well, I’ve been enjoying these books and other’s stories for years and am frequently asked how long does it take to manifest? I’m sure you have heard that question.

“So, my answer is ” Be careful what you ask for.” I was talking to a friend on the phone while surfing Yacht World (it’s a magazine) and looking at sail boats. He suspected I was not totally present and asked what I was doing. I admitted that I was looking at yachts and wished that I owned a 38 (380) foot Catalina and could have it slipped in the San Francisco area with the freedom to fly out, cruise and just hang.

“Minutes later, I spotted a 38 foot and asked Gary to hold on while I checked it out. It was exactly what I envisioned and as I read on, the owner said he would be willing to trade for an inland boat (quite unusual) and that he would trade for a 32 Catalina which is exactly what I owned.

“I got off the call with Gary and called a Salt Lake city area code, no answer, so I left a message. Half an hour later I noticed the Salt Lake number on my phone and returned the call.

“I called a Denver prefix, are you in Denver?”

“Yes, are you in Salt Lake.”

“I live there, but I’m in Denver today on business.”

He asked to see the boat and I told him the boat was not in Denver but currently being stored about 50 miles north by the Estes Park exit.

He said, “I’m north also and very close to that exit.”

Now I’m thinking “No Way and this is getting a little weird.” I told him who to contact, check it out and if interested, call me back. He called back, said he loved it and wanted to trade! At this point less than an hour had gone by and I’m thinking,” WOW,” even the Universe can’t move that fast. (NOT)

At this point I was scrambling and trying to figure out how I might wiggle out of this; we had not talked about difference figures yet, so I figured that would be my way out. I offered a ridiculously low figure, and he said “Great when can we close the deal” I spent the rest of the afternoon ” Splanin” to the Universe “NOT SO FAST- I’M FAIRLY NEW AT THIS CREATION THING !!!”

Of course, it all worked out.

Thanks, Roland, for inspiring us all!!!

Pam Grout is the author of 17 books including E-Squared: 9 Do-it-Yourself Energy Experiments that Prove Your Thoughts Create Your Reality and the recently-released sequel, E-Cubed, 9 More Experiments that Prove Mirth, Magic and

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