“When I went to school, they asked what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy.’ They said I didn’t understand the assignment and I said “You don’t understand life.”—John Lennon
Every day, I open my email to find the most amazing stories. I get pictures, tales of “coincidences” and incontrovertible evidence that the universe is just waiting for us to catch up, just waiting for us to begin using this energy that has always been available for our enjoyment and well-being.
A few months ago, when writing a piece about medical tourism, I met this inspiring woman named Amy B. Scher who went to India to get stem cell treatment and wrote a book called This is How I Save My Life. It’s a great book, she and I became email buddies and to make a long story short, she ended up reading E-Squared.
The other day, I got this email from her.
“I’ve been doing the experiments from the book with my mom and wife. We were a little nervous on the yellow butterfly day as we were traveling alllll day on a very, very desolate part of the I-5, often loathed for being the most disgusting drive in California. There is nothing but dirt, tumbleweeds, fast food restaurants and the smell of cows. Not conducive for yellow butterfly sightings.
About halfway through the trip, my wife and her tiny bladder were calling for a bathroom break. We pulled up to the only restaurant on this stretch of the road and she ran in. She came out with a small take-out box as she felt too bad using their restroom, but not buying something in return (even though we had literally just eaten). So, she bought a slice of peach pie. As she climbed in the car, she opened the box and I immediately screamed. Unbeknownst to her, the peach pie she picked from behind the counter just to “buy something” had a little butterfly perfectly centered on top.
And so it goes to show you…..even on the I-5, in the middle of no-butterfly land, the Universe can make it happen if only your intent is strong enough.
Thanks, Amy, for sharing and thanks for your fabulous book.
Pam Grout is the author of E-Squared: 9 Do-it-Yourself Energy Experiments that Prove Your Thoughts Create Your Reality.
This was so fun to read Pam! Thank you for including it on your blog 🙂
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My pleasure. Thanks for showing us what’s possible!!!
Great story. The butterfly experiment took about 4 months for me to manifest. Once I dropped my resistance to it (and stopped looking for it), I had a quick thought about the book, turned around in the street where I was standing and spotted a yellow butterfly decal on a car parked right next to me. Conscious creation can be so simple…if you allow it. Thankfully I’m learning to allow every day, in part thanks to your wonderful book, blog and teachings 🙂
That’s so right on! Giving up resistance and “not trying” are holy, not to mention a complete paradigm shift for most people. Thanks as always for sharing!!!
I love this story. It’s so amazing how the universe alwways finds a way to give us whatever we ask for. I love that John Lennon quote too. I’m pondering this summer about home schooling my kids and I’m 90% sure I’m going to give it a try, because I feel like I could share so much more with my kids if they were home. We’ve manifested fabulous teachers and the best schools, but now I’m looking for a little bit more freedom and less input from a school system that doesn’t know what we know. I’m sure the universe has my back. 🙂
The whole yellow butterfly thing can be a mind trip. When I did the experiment I felt cocky because I “knew” where decals of yellow butterflies were. Only when I went, the decals weren’t up on the windows. Late that night while watching TV in something of a bitchy mood on the screen came yellow butterflies.
Pam, I also struggled with the butterfly and purple feather experiment. I thought myself to be a failure when the did not manifest. The funny thing is the blessing experiment was a success. I was giving three gifts by my team of agents, which I was not expecting. One of my agents said “you deserve this”. Also, I saw so many sunset-beige cars it blew my mind. I went into work with so much energy, people were like who are you, what are you on. I thought that the purple feather experiment would be a breeze. I believe in the back of my mind I wanted the experiment to fail. I began to do my same ole routine of beating myself up and doubting. I was lead by The Force to seek out an answer, I came across this post. All I can say is thank you. I now realize that I was trying to force it, rather than allowing it to happen. I had/have some resistance, a reason to say it does not work and to go back to the same old miserable life. I say NO. I am going back to it, this time releasing all resistance, allowing it to manifest (not as I say it should), but be opened to whatever form it takes on. Thank you for your book. You helped to make God, The Fore personal to me. I now know it does not hate me because I am gay.
Pam, I know you may not have the time to read these post, but u wanted to give you an update about purple feathers. I had to go into prayer and acknowledge I had some resistance and was willing to let it go. Today I stayed from because mentally and physically I was just not up for it. I reset myself and attempted the yellow butterfly experiment. I went the whole day no butterflies, at one point I had to stop myself from trying to force it and allow it to happen. I spent the day putting in applications because I am looking for a better opportunity. Around 3:40am I decided it was time for bed. Before I went to sleep I decided to catch up on some Facebook post. There was this one video that I came across, I felt drawn to watch it. I initially was going to bypass it and go to bed, but I said to myself “ok this last one and off to bed”. The video was very inspirational, I watched to the end. The very end of the video it said “purple feather online content” and you guessed there was my purple feather in the background. It took a minute to realize what just happened. I started to tremble and cry. Before this point I had sent some love to folks, and told one of my old school teachers how much they meant to me, after reconnecting with the via FB. I want everyone to know you just have to be patient, loving, forgiving to yourself. Do not force it and allow it to be. Remove the resistance of hate, anger low self-esteem etc. The Force will respond. OMG=Oh My Force.