The universe is limitless, abundant, and strangely accommodating.


“Infinite Intelligence is ever ready to carry out man’s smallest or greatest demands.”—Florence Scovel Shinn

On Sunday, I’m giving a talk at the Unity Church I attend and my minister told me yesterday she titled the talk “Manifestation.”

Don’t know yet whether I’ll share these two manifestation stories, but since they recently happened, there’s a 50/50 chance. But by then, who knows? I may have won the lottery or sold my TV series which would, of course, overshadow these recent events.

Manifestation, as you undoubtedly know, is when you pull something out of the Field of Potentiality. It happens all the time. You draw into your life whatever you think about. As Florence Scovel Shinn explains it, “The imagination has been called ‘The Scissors of the Mind’ and it is ever cutting, cutting day by day, the pictures man sees there, and sooner or later he meets his own creations in his outer world.”

She also says, “A person with an imaging faculty trained to image only good brings into his life “every righteous desire of his heart”—health, wealth, love, friends, perfect self expression.

So the other day, I was talking to my friend Wendy. She recently moved to Florida with her beau who just happens to be a garage sale fanatic. When they lived here in the Midwest, he spent practically every nice weather weekend scouring neighborhood sales. Now that they live in the land of perpetual sunshine, I can only imagine how often he’s out there plucking up treasures. Anyway, Wendy told me that whenever she starts thinking about something, something she believes would add joy or some other benefit to her life, Jim ends up bringing home that very item. She doesn’t have to say anything. She just starts thinking, “Hmm, I could use a new set of luggage or a new salad spinner.” Within a couple weeks, sometimes days, Jim, without even being privy to her request, comes walking innocently in the door with the exact thing she’d been thinking about.

Last week, it suddenly dawned on me that I’d been so busy blogging and traveling and doing interviews about my new book that I hadn’t done any stories for People magazine in a while. I made the mental intention to get a new assignment with this magazine for which I’ve freelanced for more than 20 years. Within a couple days, a colleague emailed me with the news that Jason Sudeikis, the Saturday Night Live star, and his fiancé actress Olivia Wilde were headlining an event in Kansas City, his hometown. Even though I was slated to be in Honduras for the event, I managed to get a pre-interview with Jason’s mom and yesterday, my story ran on people.com. The check will be arriving soon.

Truly, folks, whatever you focus on expands. Best strategy? Set an intention and then, with complete certainty, get out of the way as it barrels towards you like the Pamplona bulls.

Pam Grout is the author of E-Squared: 9 Do-it-Yourself Energy Experiments that Prove Your Thoughts Create Your Reality.

5 Comments on “The universe is limitless, abundant, and strangely accommodating.

  1. A number of years ago I had a co-worker friend, Sandy, and we had a mutual interest in metaphysical-type things, so we often had discussions on our breaks.

    One day she came into work late and upset, and it turned out that she and her best friend, Kathy, had gone to one of those commercial pick-your-own strawberry farms that morning, and Sandy had lost the diamond out of her wedding ring.

    It was a half carat Marquis, as I recall, and she hadn’t told her husband yet, because it had been loose already and he had advised her to get it fixed right away.

    Anyway, on our next break, together we visualized her having the stone safely back in its setting, and the following day she took off work and went back to the patch, with Kathy, to look for the lost gem.

    The next day after that, Sandy came back to work and told me that they didn’t remember exactly which rows they’d picked in the day she lost it, so they just searched them all in that general area, and it took most of the day until they finally gave up.

    But heading back through the strawberry rows toward the parking lot, she said a sudden flash of sunlight on something amongst the plants she was passing caught her eye – and bending down to take a closer look, she found her missing stone.

    I believe nothing is ever really lost, but if it seems to be, I just affirm, “it’ll turn-up,” and it always does.

  2. Garage sales are one of my favourite ways to manifest things I’ve decided I want or need. They are also full of fun surprises that I wasn’t exactly looking for but fell in love with as soon as I saw them. I have also repeatedly had people offer me things for free that I have been thinking that I “need to get”. My favourite story is a couple of springs ago when I was cleaning up my front garden beds and thought “I could use a few hostas to fill in these gaps”. Just a couple of minutes later the phone rang (I barely heard it since I was still outside!). It was my dh, who was driving home from work and saw some hostas with a “free” sign at the side of the road, asking if I wanted him to pick some of them up. I just laughed and laughed.

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