“Where is the joy in my life and what have I sacrificed it for?:
There are a grand total of two ways to do things.
Whether you’re looking for a job or having a conversation with your BFF, whether you’re making a smoothie or plans for a European vacation, you either do what you’re doing with the resources of Door Number 1 or Door Number 2.
Door #1, the drug of choice for most of us, means doing your life, your daily activities with the power of your own resources. You make decisions based on the thoughts within your own head, with what you know so far, with what you’ve learned from your parents, from school, from the news. In a nutshell, it’s using the resources of the past.
Door #2, the only other choice, means conducting your life hooked to your Source or what I call the F.P., the field of potentiality.
For me, it’s a no-brainer. When I depend on my limited resources (Door #1), I’m like a toaster that’s not plugged in. I can press the button a million times, but if it’s not plugged in, there’s not going to be any toast on which to apply butter and jam. I can eat the bread, of course, but it’s not toast.
You’ve probably heard the expression, “All men have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God.” Sin, rather than a judgment call, merely means separation from your Source. It means your toaster’s not plugged in. There’s no condemnation involved. You don’t damn your toaster all to hell. If you’re smart, you simply grab the cord and plug it back in to its source.
For the sake of clarity, let’s stretch the toaster metaphor. Let’s say you really, really, really want toast. You can plead and beg and pray all you want, but until you connect the toaster back to the wall, “Sorry Charlie, you’re S.O.L.”
You can throw the toaster in the dumpster, but there’s nothing wrong with it. It’s just not connected.
That’s what we’ve done. We’ve thrown our toasters (the days and the hours of our lives) away.
Your Source (Again, call it what you like—God, the F.P., Divine Intelligence) doesn’t judge anymore than electricity judges. It’s completely 100 percent non-biased. If has no opinions on whether you choose to employ its power or not. It’s just there, waiting for you to plug yourself back in.
Some of us don’t plug in to our Source because we feel guilt. Or we don’t feel we’ve worked hard enough. Or we bought this crazy notion that It doesn’t want us.
But that’s as ridiculous as saying electricity doesn’t want (or won’t work) for a thief. Electricity doesn’t judge. It works equally well for everyone.
In fact, it’s OUR judgments, our grudges, our preconceived notions that block the flow. Source is always there, patiently waiting for us to lay down our judgments and plug ourselves back in.
Pam Grout is the author of E-Squared: 9 Do-it-Yourself Energy Experiments that Prove Your Thoughts Create Your Reality.
Thank you for the reminder.
You’re very welcome!!!
I love the toaster analogy. I’ve noticed lately, I’ve been working way too hard in some areas, always a clue that I’ve come unplugged and I need to sit back an reconnect to source.
I just finished reading E Sqaured – in a marathon,straight thru session! And you never stop totally entertaining me, and engaging me, and bringing me back around to not damning the toaster all to hell! Love it because laughter helps every time. Now, I’ll go back and try some of the experiments – again.
HI Pam, Thanks for this mice post and the toaster analogy. I’m a huge follower of LoA and last week only came to know about your book and ordered it through Amazon. I love the feedback I have got for this book.
My question is- I want to start my career in LoA training, through seminars as last 5 yrs I have been learning and advising people informally through Facebook and directly to my friends and colleagues, how I should go about attracting public to me or the colleges where I want to deliver LoA lecturers.
That’s easy, Manish. Focus on the end result. Give no air-time in your thoughts to anything but what you want to see. Once it’s clear, no static, you’ll find yourself doing exactly what your envision. Keep me posted.
Thank you so much Pam for your reply. It’s really inspiring. Would you mind answering some more questions I have and your guidance in the beginning of my this journey? Thanks a billion, God bless you.
waiting for your response.
Is there any way by which I can expedite the whole process.
How do I know how much time it will take?
The process is different for everyone and the timing is different for everyone. All I know is that the Truth of the Universe is that it always has your back, always wants your good, always answers with LOVE. Only we have the ability to block it with our misaligned beliefs.
But just keep focusing on the end result. See it in your mind’s eye.
It is so.
Blessings back at ya,