“I wanna be on the cover of Forbes magazine
Smiling next to Oprah and the Queen.”—Travie McCoy and Bruno Mars
I didn’t make Forbes’ list of billionaires in 2013. Unlikely, I’ll make it next year either. But I do know a secret that makes me deserving of the list.
I know with complete certainty that the world is limitless, abundant and strangely-accommodating. I also know that anything I could ever need or want is as easy to manifest as plugging in the toaster.
Take the last couple months, for example. I’ve spent the night in a Sultan’s Palace in Istanbul, the same palace that hosted Oprah, Madonna and Kobe Bryant. I’ve been on safari in Namibia, walked the beaches of Florida’s Anna Maria Islands.
Those billionaires? I doubt they could spare the time.
In fact, the only difference between me and “The Donald” is I choose not to carry my riches around. It’s comforting to know that anything I could ever want to do is available to me, but why flaunt it or drag around a bunch of material baggage?
In fact, I’d like to argue that amassing $7 billion, the dollar amount Trump claims to be worth, is not that different than hoarding old newspapers, leaky buckets and all the other junk collecting in the homes of the dysfunctional folks we watch on the A&E show, “Hoarders.”
No, my role model is Peace Pilgrim who, when she was very young, made an important discovery: “Making money is easy.”
Which is why she could give up her earthly possessions and walk around the world with nothing but the clothes on her back. As she said about her 28-year-old journey, “Life is full. Life is good. I have a feeling of always being surrounded by all of the good things, like love and peace and joy. It’s like a protective surrounding.”
That’s all anyone really needs. To know with sure conviction that “the world is limitless, abundant and strangely accommodating.”
Seems like a pretty good Thanksgiving notion to me.
Pam Grout is the author of 16 books including E-Squared: 9 Do-it-Yourself Energy Experiments that Prove Your Thoughts Create Your Reality.
I love your attitude of abundance, Pam. You’re absolutely right! Hoarding sends the message “there is not enough” while enjoying life says “there is plenty to spare so let’s enjoy it!” Great reminder.
Thanks! There’s no reason our relationship with money needs to be so complicated.
This is beautifully written. I have been thinking about this lately myself. I can’t worry about money because I’m always taken care of and I seem to get what I need and want when I want it. So why worry? 🙂
Yep, me and Alfred E. Neuman
Mad magazine! Did you grow up reading it? Btw, Trump employees live in fear of being fired 24/7. What a small man.
Right, why worry when everything we need is already here. And more is on the way.
You are an inspiration . I recommend Your E Squared book to all of my clients. They love it. As do I.
It’s the “boogeyman-under-the-bed principle” that is inculcated into so many of us from infancy. It is, I believe, the root of hoarding.As well as agoraphobia, and a host of other behaviors in which we engage in an effort to “protect” ourselves…
I enjoy all of your posts, but I LOVE this one. It’s a reflection of how I feel about my own life, and the wonders multiply daily. Thanks for being one of those wonders that enrich my days.
Peace and love to you and your daughter…have a abundant Thanksgiving!
So true! The more stuff we have, the more we have to worry about insuring it and maintaining it. I’m grateful for your message and for having connected with you.
Ten years ago I was at my local library and found a book on tape, this was before CD’s were common, by Peace Pilgrim. I was so moved by her story and journey and have thought of her often, in fact just last week. What an inspirational person and I can understand why she is your role model. I couldn’t believe my good fortune when I saw you mention her name. Thank you and Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.
I love this part “I also know that anything I could ever need or want is as easy to manifest as plugging in the toaster.”.
A lot of people think that manifestation is like a ritual and fear they will do something wrong and not manifest effortlessly.
I also believe and know that everything is easy.
I just discovered you today via Kris Carr and I feel like you are soul sister! I so appreciate your confidence in the goodness of the universe. It is such a good reminder to me to stay open and to trust. I can’t wait to read your book and will be sure to follow you for more of these wonderful and generous insights. Grateful to Kris Carr for the heads up. Best of luck to you with this book and may it help you to manifest your vision completely. 🙂 I’m sure we will be hearing a lot more from Pam Grout in the years to come.
I love money. (I do get that you’re not saying you don’t with this post, Pam) And my experience is that I never had as much as I truly desired until I stopped “needing” it. Until I stopped making the accumulation of money something that I needed to by happy, whole, self-actualized, and at peace. Once I found those things within (the true source all along, of course) money no longer became an issue for me. Along with just about anything else I “needed”. Thank you for this wonderful reminder of how unimportant even the most “important” things can, and usually should, be!
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