Challenge the limited human perception. Start today.

“I practice karate moves when I think nobody is watching. It’s all part of being a real American badass. Chicks dig it. I mean they would, if they ever looked and caught me in a moment of awesomeness.
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― Jarod Kintz

Top of the Morning to you, this gorgeous St. Patty’s Day. I’m off to play pickleball after returning last night from an amazing weekend in Chicago with Matrix Energetics and wanted to share just a couple thoughts.

Don’t wait for the diagnosis, the breakup, the financial hit to start practicing the magical power of your thoughts.

Many of us pay lip service to the invincible universal law that “consciousness create reality.” But we don’t put it into practice UNTIL life slugs us in the face. For example, did you get up this morning and consciously create your day? Did you jump up and intentionally program in magic and miracles?

My point exactly.

One of the most gratifying things about E-Squared is all the groups that are forming, the people who are getting together regularly to practice this mind-blowing truth. Now. With little things.

That way, our magic-making muscles are in shape, our perceptions are opened wider and it just feels natural to make miracles. Of all kinds. Big and Small.

Have an amazingly awesome day!!

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.

When making an intention, your only job is to chill

“Everything you can imagine is real.”–Pablo Picasso

When it comes to turning thoughts into things, it’s imperative to disregard “what appears to be true.”

Focus instead on “what you want to be true.”

Sure, you might get bucked off the horse from time to time, might start listening to that spin doctor in the brain, be tempted to focus on the “information” presented by the five senses, the news media, the default setting that says, “Be careful. Worry. Don’t even think about learning to relax.”

But just keep climbing back into that saddle and focusing on what you want to be true.

That’s why I’ve made “training my mind” priority numero uno. On a daily basis, I instruct it to look for beauty. Encourage it to seek out the bigger picture, to focus on the love and the seemingly impossible.

I’ve heard back now from several winners of the E-Cubed Selfie Challenge. And I was thrilled to learn that many of them have already seen their vision come to fruition. Cheryl Lynn Gibbs sent a fabulous selfie of her and her hubbie with the Airstream they wanted to drive across the country.

Here’s her story:

I posted my selfie/bookie on your page at about 8:00 on a Wednesday night. My hubby and I were the ones who intended to manifest an Airstream so we could travel in style across this magical country of ours to visit my family in the Midwest. Around 9:00 the following morning, my hubby received an email from his favorite cousin in southern California.

She wrote, “I have a 27-foot Airstream you two can use ….” What the? Crazy, huh? Just 13 short hours! I LOVE stuff like this!!! My hubby and I call this “access to resources.” A couple of years ago, I was listening to a series of interviews on abundance. The interviewer would begin each interview by asking the question, “What is abundance to you?” One gentleman responded, “Abundance is simply access to resources. You don’t need to own the swimming pool–just have access to it. You don’t need to own the tennis court–just have access to it. You don’t need to own the horse–just have access to it.” For us, we don’t need to own the Airstream–just have access to it. And quite honestly, we have no where to park it at our house anyway. The Universe takes care of all the deets if you just step back and let It do Its thing!

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.

Houston, we have a winner…29 winners of the E3 Selfie Challenge

“Remember…nobody wins unless everybody wins.”—Bruce Springstein
E3 Bookie!!
Gosh, you guys! It was utterly impossible to pick winners of the E-Cubed Selfie Challenge. Creativity and joy and excitement just oozed out of every entry. In the end, I had to throw all the entries in a hat and eenie-minie mo it.

Seriously, you guys are all SO. COOL! I feel honored to be sharing the same planet with you. I did notice a couple trends. Quite a few of you will soon be traveling and publishing books. At least five of you want to meet Ellen DeGeneres although I also got a kick out of the entrant that wants to meet Brett Favre.

I wish from the bottom of my heart I could give away prizes to every last one of you. I really, really do. You all deserve it! And I can’t wait to hear the stories about how all your new visions and dreams and intentions came true.

But since Hay House has only given me 4 pair of tickets, the organizers of the cruise to Alaska cancelled the cruise (sorry about that! Out of my hands!) and I’ve got a mere 25 Donor’s Choose cards, here are the names that came out of the hat:

A pair of tickets to any one of the four North American I Can Do It conferences:

1. Nora Giron-Dolce. This fabulous author from Mexico sent in numerous entries including meeting Paul McCartney and having a bestselling book in Mexico. She even wrote her affirmation on a beach—sound familiar?).

2. Laura Duksta. This multi-talented woman from Nashville, Tennessee is producing an album with all the big names in country music.

3. Brandi Russell. What isn’t Brandi doing? The coolest thing, beside her selfie wearing a top hot, is that Brandi is making sure kids know they’ve got the power to create worlds.

4. Carla Golden. Can’t wait to skate at this woman’s holistic skating center!!

I will send each of you a facebook message with instructions on how to claim your free tickets.

The following 25 names will be receiving a Donor’s Choose Card. I learned about this wonderful charity from Biz Stone, the founder of Twitter who I’ve blogged about on more than one occasion. He learned about Donor’s Choose from Stephen Colbert when he appeared on his show, the Colbert Report.

Basically, you’ll be getting the chance to pick a classroom to support (on me), a classroom that might need say 25 copies of Charlotte’s Web or clay for a pottery project. If you see your name here, please send me your address (see the contact form here) so I can forward on your card.

1. Heather Alpers.
2. Carrie Sailer Starr
3. Allison Volk
4. Dana Dolsen
5. Asa Thuvesen
6. Greg Hamel
7. Wayne Adkins
8. Madonna Murphy
9. Natasha Bron
10. Mette B. Soby
11. Penne Davidson Ard
12. Gi Sand
13. Doug Beckerman
14. Ann Ladouceur
15. Tasha Hall
16. Carol Doberstein
17. Sasha Gidget Gary
18. Cheryl Lynn Gibbs
19. Kelly Blue Book
20. Kimberley Chilcote
21. Andrea Sebastiano
22. Sasha Gidget Gary
23. Bator Hos-Katalin
24. Bindy Barker
25. Rochelle Campbell

Thanks everybody for entering. And, as I said, every last one of you is a winner. I love you 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 Merriment is your Full-time Gig.

Miracles are natural, normal daily occurrences for those with the eyes to see.

‘If miracles had chemical equations then everyone would believe.”
― Cecelia Ahern
Let me start by announcing that 24 winners have been chosen for the E-Cubed Selfie Challenge. As I’ve said countless times, everyone who entered automatically won because by simply creating a new vision for yourself, you’ve started the ball rolling for that reality’s manifestation. So congratulations to all!

An official announcement will be made tomorrow.

For today, I want to share a miracle story, one of many discussed in yesterday’s power posse. We had so much fun talking about these so-called miracles that we decided two things:

1.A miracle is only labeled a miracle until science decides to put its stamp on it, decides to call it “doable.” Who’d have thought 200 years ago we could flip a switch and create light or talk with a human being on the other side of the planet?

2. We decided that miracles are NOT anomalies and we look forward to the day when people discuss their latest miracles the way we discuss the weather.

I, for one, am committed to being that crazy person who believes in magic and mystery and things without logical explanations.

When Robbin was a young girl, she had a pet named Missy Mouse. As Rhonda pointed out, one man’s vermin is another man’s pet. Anyway, the wheel in Missy’s cage squeaked so Robbin’s mom, not a fan of squeaky wheels, insisted she leave the cage on the back porch. One day, when the temperature dropped below freezing, young Robbin went out to find Missy in full-blown rigor mortis, her tiny mouse legs stiff and sticking straight up in the air.

Robbin, of course, knew the Bible stories, and decided to bring Missy back to life.

Her embarrassed mother tried to explain that Missy had gotten too cold and had frozen to death.

“Well that’s okay,” Robbin said, “We can put her in the oven.”

Her mom, trying desperately to think of the best explanation for her faith-filled daughter, finally agreed to hang the cage up by a heating vent.

Robbin, in the way only a small child can believe, prayed for Missy’s future. They both went on with their day.

And within a couple hours, “Squeak, squeak.”

Missy Mouse was not only alive, but she was running once again in her squeaky hamster wheel.

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.

Who said life wasn’t meant to be magical?

“I could use my very own mind to imagine other ways of seeing the world, like putting on a new pair of glasses. Everything in a new color entirely.”—Grace Bell

Photo by Anne Chalfant, one of the amazing journalists with me in Norway.

Photo by Anne Chalfant, one of the amazing journalists with me in Norway.

I just returned from Norway where, once again, I fell in love. As a travel writer, I’m often asked “Where’s your favorite place?” I often respond to this impossible question with “wherever I last was.”

I’m like Stephen Stills. “Loving the one I’m with.” Of course, being with or in Norway is a no-brainer. The country’s insanely beautiful, the people are humble and kind and the seafood upon which I daily dined was minutes earlier swimming in the vast Norwegian fjords. In fact, that picture up there is me with last Sunday’s dinner.

But this isn’t a travel blog. Rather, it’s a blog about beliefs and expectations and letting go of all notions that life isn’t meant to be magical.

As I frequently say here on the blog, I get emails every day that start with something like this: “You’re never going to believe this!!!” Here’s a story that came in this morning from a beautiful reader originally from Iran who read E-Squared and found her dream job in New York. Read on:

“I am Persian, but grew up in Germany. My biggest desire was to live and work in the United States where my relatives are since I knew couldn’t go back to Iran. I started working for L’Oreal in Germany. From 2011 to Spring of 2014, I focused every single day on my dream, but inside I was afraid of failing, afraid they’d never give me a visa.

“A friend gave me E2 to read and it was the beginning of a transformation. All my fears just disappeared.

“Believe it or not, but L’Oreal USA called me September 2014 and gave me the best work visa ever. Since November 2014, I have worked as as manager for the company in NYC and the miracles have not finished yet. They just offered me a higher position within the company. Now, I E-Square my life daily and have given your book to 6 other colleagues. When I look back in my life, I have always E-squared my life. I just didn’t know it.”

You can check out Poopak’s site here:

Stay tuned. Prizes for the E-Cubed Selfie Challenge will be announced early next week.

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 just-released sequel, E-Cubed, 9 More Experiments that Prove Mirth, Magic

Are you terrorizing yourself with your thoughts about food?

“We are all love just looking for a place to happen.”—Esther Hicks

I leave for Switzerland in about two hours. I’m giving a workshop in Bern and then I’m off to Norway for a travel assignment. Among other things, I’ll be sleeping in a snow hotel (just one night), enjoying a Viking dinner and viewing (knock on wood) the Northern Lights.

But I simply have to share this amazing blog post I got from a friend yesterday. Do yourself a favor and read it yourself (it can be accessed here), but to summarize, my friend Linda, like most of us, had picked up a lot of “rules” about how and what to eat. You know the feeling. Guilt if you eat too much sugar. Confusion over whether you’re getting the right amount of carbs. Shame if you went off the damned diet you vowed to begin January (or February or March) 1.

Starting Christmas, Linda was having trouble with her eyes. She tried everything and finally decided to surrender and ask the bigger thing for help. Almost immediately, a voice, very clearly, said the following: “You have terrorized yourself with your thoughts about your body and food, declaring that food is MORE powerful than your thoughts. It is exactly the opposite… but as with all things, your thoughts have “made it so.” Your body obediently overreacts to many foods now. And you hold the fear of that all the time. Are you ready for an undoing?”

Being no dummy, she said, “YES! Please undo this for me.” She gave the fear to God, the F.P., the Divine Buzz, the thing that has so many synonyms, none of which begin to do it justice.

I’m sure you can guess what happened. But again, go here and read her story.

The other thing I want to share is that the word “desire” comes from a French word that means “of the Father.” So if you, like most of us in Worldview 1.0, feel at all guilty for wanting stuff, it’s time to let that go. It’s time to feel innocent about your desires and to know that your intentions and dreams are actually God’s way of expanding itself. Yep, your desires are holy.

With that being said, I want to extend the deadline for the E-Cubed Selfie Challenge. I know I said it was yesterday, but because I’m about to fly across the ocean, I won’t be passing out prizes until I return. So post those selfies (a picture of you with your HIGHEST desire) to my Facebook page and get entered to win tickets to all four of this year’s North American “I Can Do it” conferences.

They’re going to be life-changing. And as I’ve said, every single person wins because once you make a new vision for yourself, the universe begins to conspire to bring it to fruition.

I’ll probably check in with ya’ll when I’m in Europe, but, either way, have a stupendous couple of weeks.

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 just-released sequel, E-Cubed, 9 More Experiments that Prove Mirth, Magic and Merriment is your Full-time Gig.

Why unexpected money flows to me

“The world is awash in money.”–Ted Turner

I’m reading Tony Robbin’s new book, Master the Money Game. It’s 600 pages of quite fascinating advice. I particularly enjoyed learning that Warren Buffett is a fan of self-improvement guru Dale Carnegie. So it’s not just us spiritual types who are out here getting our woo-woo on.

I’ll probably even take some of Tony’s suggestions. I’ve been to his resort in Fiji and, hey, the guy knows how to live. My daughter and I, in fact, bunked in Namale’s 2500-square-foot Dream House, next door to he and his wife Sage. It had outdoor showers, two pools, a couple hot tubs, maid’s quarters and 200-foot windows overlooking the ocean. It also had a pull-down TV screen on which we were able to watch the Bachelorette episode that was filmed there. If you want to read the travel article I wrote about the house where Ashley Hebert was wooed, click here.

But an even better financial tact than Tony’s is the affirmation of my power posse pal Rhonda who says, “Unexpected money comes to me every day.”

As I mention in E-Cubed, money is nothing but energy that forms around our beliefs and expectations, so if we want to believe the only way to acquire it is from a paycheck, that’s certainly one of the options. But Rhonda (yes, she’s the Never Say No to Fun gal) gets unexpected money every day.

Some days, it’s a penny. Often it’s five dollar bills. It seems five dollar bills stalk her like Mary Margaret Ray stalked David Letterman. Other days, a sales clerk at the counter where Rhonda (not Mary Margaret) is making a purchase will say, “Ya know, this sweater is going on sale tomorrow. I’m going to go ahead and give it to you for 50 percent off.”

Robbin, also in the posse, has been known to find up to five 20 dollar bills in her get this….clothes dryer. Who needs an ATM? As for me, I regularly get checks in the mail, sometimes really big ones, I wasn’t expecting.

The thing is, we can hold on with white fists to our beliefs around money or we can open up to the world’s abundance. We can argue for our limitations (a chief one being that money is scarce and hard to come by) or we can crack the window for a more-pleasing fiduciary story.

One of my favorite things about E-Cubed, in which I encourage people to seed money, is that readers are starting to leave notes and dollar bills inside the pages of E-Cubed at bookstores that some new lucky reader will eventually find. How cool is that?

As for me, I continue to believe in the world’s largesse and to know that plentitude is the only realistic way to fly.

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 just-released sequel, E-Cubed, 9 More Experiments that Prove Mirth, Magic and Merriment is your Full-time Gig.

Lessons learned on the pity pot

“You move away from reality when you believe there is a legitimate reason to suffer.” –Byron Katie

Judgment by Rosea Lake

Okay, so I’ve been a bit blah this week, not really motivated to do much. I laid under my down comforter, read, called friends, worried about stuff.

And this morning I woke up realizing what a powerful lesson I created for myself. I learned, once again (don’t you love how opportunities to grow never stop circling the wagons?) that my judgments are the only thing blocking the Truth of who I am.

Like everybody else, I am a radiating transmitter tower constantly sending out signals. I draw to myself exact vibrational matches to what I expect, what I believe.

And when I judge myself (yes, I was berating myself for not being motivated, not living up to the ideas I write about), the love and joy of the universe (in other words Truth) can’t get through my cloud. It bounces right off my judgments, faithfully letting through only what I choose to perceive.

I woke up this morning totally getting how exciting this it. Totally appreciating how cool it is that I create it all and that, by simply choosing to love it all and own it all (my judgments about myself can get quite creative, they’re often Oscar-worthy), I get even more love and joy. Right now, with this lesson under my belt, I am buzzing and happy and so grateful that for several days this week, I got to see a perfect example of my infinite power of creation in living color.

As the old idiom suggests, “It’s all good.”

Thank you, universe!! Thank you, friends.

And, as I always like to say on Fridays, “Have the best weekend of your life.”

I know I will.

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 just-released sequel, E-Cubed, 9 More Experiments that Prove Mirth, Magic and Merriment is your Full-time Gig.

Be crazy with love. Love, even when it makes no sense.

“We all long for love. Everything else is just killing time.”
–Kenny Loggins

A reader of E-Squared wrote to me asking how to draw love into his life. I always chuckle at that question because the bottom-line truth is theres no need to draw love TO us, because love is who we are. It’s our number one super power. And we don’t have to seek for it…ever.

It also reminded me of a blog post I wrote for Valentine’s Day two years ago. Thought in honor of the upcoming holiday, it might be time to repeat it. Here goes:

Most people hear the word “love” and immediately think of long white dresses, tuxes and diamond rings. Our tendency to associate love with romance is a gaping blind spot. Not only are there millions of people to love (forget your quest to zero in on Mr. or Ms. Right), but there are million of ideas, millions of causes, million of quests to fall in love with.

Take Dale Price, for example. This stay-at-home dad from American Fork, Utah, has spent the past three years waving at his high school son’s bus dressed in weird costumes, a different one every day. It started the first day of his son’s sophomore year when he realized the bus, for the first time, would drive down their street. Price greeted the bus (and his embarrassed son) that first day wearing a football helmet. From there, his creativity grew. He has waved at the bus dressed as Elvis, Fred Flintstone, Santa Claus and, once, a lampshade. He and Rain, the red-faced son, ended up on Good Morning America and the resulting blog, Wave at the Bus, has received millions of hits and raised money for Rain’s college fund, although his dad is quick to admit it may also end up being used for therapy.

Or take Matt Harding who fell in love with traveling. In 2003, while in Hanoi, his traveling buddy videotaped him dancing, a rather kooky arm-flapping, march popular with adolescent boys at middle school dances. And then he videotaped Matt dancing in Tonga. And in the Philippines, Mali and the Panama Canal. The video on the resulting “Where the Hell is Matt?” website shows a grinning Matt bouncing up and down in 69 countries. What’s more, the underlying, if unplanned message of unbounded human joy and connection comes across loud and clear.

“There are no words on the video and I’m not trying to get anybody to doing anything,” Harding say, “It just makes people happy.”

The point is, there are lots of ways to make people happy, lots of ways to love. Don’t sit around waiting for your soul mate. Be crazy with love. Love when it makes no sense. Love in all it bewildering ways, shapes and styles.

Happy Valentine’s Day.

The best parenting advice ever.

“Love gives us some pretty darn cool quantum powers.”—Greg Kuhn

My new favorite pastime while flying (at least when seatmates make it abundantly clear they don’t want to chat) is reading the New Yorker. Last week I read about a seven minute workout, custom cookie cutters made from a 3D printer and a 27-year old genius named Emerson Spartz who has already launched dozens of highly-successful websites.

His first, when he was 12, was Muggle.net, the most popular Harry Potter fan site in the world. It landed him on CNN and Fox News and J.K. Rowling even invited him to her estate in Scotland. Today, he has nearly 50 employees and raises millions in ad revenue every year. Did I mention he’s 27?

The thing about Emerson that most interested me was something his parents insisted upon when he was a kid. I have no idea if they made him pick up his room or eat vegetables. But there was one thing that was non-negotiable. He was required to read four short biographies of very successful people. Every single day.

In other words, his parents made it compulsory that he fill his mind with possibility, that he focus on success, that he learn about what a little creativity and vision can accomplish.

It’s like I always say: We animate into our lives whatever we place our attention upon.

Tell me in the comment section below what you’re going to place your attention upon this week.

And, just so you know, the E-Cubed Selfie Challenge will end on February 17, my birthday. So one thing on which to place your attention this week is the vision you want to create in your E-Cubed Selfie. If you’re new to the party, you can read about it here.

Make this week shine, my friends.

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 just-released sequel, E-Cubed, 9 More Experiments that Prove Mirth, Magic and Merriment is your Full-time Gig.

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