“The more unrealistic I am with my dreams and goals, the more I’m able to achieve.” –Lesley Carter
“We can no longer consider ourselves merely onlookers who have no effect on the world we observe.”
–John Wheeler, Princeton physicist
It’s Rave Monday (thank you, Michelle Dobbins) so I get to spout monstrous thanks for all your emails. I love nearly everything about being a writer. I love research (yes, I actually think it’s fun), I love crafting sentences and I love the opportunity to channel the muses (my best stuff, I feel obligated to admit, isn’t mine, but comes from this mysterious “other,” often referred to as “the muses.”) But numero uno on the love train of raves right now is hearing from peeps who have read my new book.
Shilpi Gupta, in fact, suggested I start a community (she called it a global village) where people share their stories so others will be uplifted and gain faith in these principles. As you already know, it is my position that we should be using this information to create a better world that works for all of us.
So today I’m sharing a story from a new comrade of mine who I actually got to talk to yesterday. We met on Facebook while she was in Kentucky and I was in the Los Angeles airport heading to the Cook Islands. She had read E-Squared and was kind enough to let me know how much she enjoyed it. We bantered back and forth a bit, discovered we had a lot in common (both writers, both moms, both enjoying love affairs with Belize).
So yesterday, I get this message from her: “Since I read your book and subsequently Edwene Gaines’s book I have made close to $100,000 in (an incredible) 3 weeks.”
I’d heard from quite a few who noticed the pleasurable side effect of rising income since reading my book. BUT $100 GRAND. IN. THREE. WEEKS!
You don’t get a message like that without wanting “the rest of the story.” Turns out, Nandini Shastry is even more fascinating than I even suspected. She once worked in corporate America (Honeywell), but has since started and sold started several online businesses (brainybetty.com, a fab site that provides resources for teachers, to name one of them). She has also been a jazz singer, a pretzel maker, a vacuum cleaner saleswoman and a lyrics writer for the alternative band, Pleazin Iris. And this is all while raising three sons.
Like me, she’s a student of metaphysics.
“But even though I was fascinated, I’d never really put it into practice. I always saw it as esoteric, not something you used in your every day life,” she told me.
So, she did the Volkswagen Jetta experiment, the one that proves “You impact the field (of potentiality) and draw from it according to your beliefs and expectations.”
Rather than feathers or cars, she decided to look for polka-dots.
“I saw polka-dots everywhere,” she says. “Practically everyone I saw that day was wearing polka-dots. It was uncanny.”
So then she decided to use the principle to bring in some cash. Within three weeks, she won an unexpected $88,000 and another $10,000 in free jewelry.
“It was serendipitous. I sold my corporation last year. I’m waiting on a new job. I have kids in college. So finding your book was just what I needed, a reminder that things come flying to you when you make the intention and get out of the way,” she says.
Next, she’s going for a $750,000 condo in Nashville and knowing Nandini, it won’t be long. I’ll post pictures.
Pam Grout is the author of E-Squared: 9 Do-it-Yourself Energy Experiments that Prove Your Thoughts Create Your Reality.