“Are you the kind that sees signs, that sees miracles? Or, look at the question this way: Is it possible that there are no coincidences?”
― M. Night Shyamalan
I’ve heard we teach what we want to know. Well, I’d hardly call myself a teacher. More like a never-ending student who likes to share her toys with others
But one thing I’m learning is that magic (or what we like to think of as magic) shows up as consistently as the postman once we’re open enough to let it in.
And while I’ve known that precious piece of info for some time, I get confirmation day after day as people send me their stories of doing the experiments in E-Squared. Here’s one I love that showed up last week:
Leslie Strom, who gave me permission to share this, was trying the Dude Abides Experiment, the one where you ask the Big Guy for a clear, unmistakable sign.
Here’s her lab report sheet—straight from the email she sent me:
Hour 12/48: Sunday morning, drove to Starbucks downtown Tacoma. Every stall was full of museum-goers’ cars. A car pulled out, I pulled in, and it was exactly in front of the door. Could not have been more perfect. I took it as a sign, and then requested another gift, something bigger.
Hour 39/48: Monday morning, drove to Starbucks Old Town Tacoma. Before I got out of the car, I checked my email on my phone. A company wants me to do all their HR forms exclusively. Our sales guy doesn’t know where the lead came from. I phone them. It’s a giant bucket of potential work. New business isn’t unexpected and potential isn’t a gift, really. So I asked for another gift, even more unmistakable.
Hour 42/48: Went home via 6th Avenue. Passed the Artco store, thought I’d run in to see if they carry watercolor postcard paper. Looking for art supplies, I stop cold. In the wall decorations section of the store, on an end cap, is a whimsical large sign in a vintage script that said:
IF YOU ARE WAITING FOR A SIGN, THIS IS IT.
Imagine standing in a crafts store full of purple glittery holiday stuff, thinking, “I still want another sign since I’m not sure those other things were actual signs,” and seeing this:
Pam Grout is the author of 16 books including E-Squared: 9 Do-it-Yourself Energy Experiments that Prove Your Thoughts Create Your Reality.
This is similar to what happened to me! I think it could not get any better!
LAUGH OUT LOUD WONDERFUL!!!! As Jeff Foxworthy says “Here’s your sign!” 😀 Love it and keep the great inspiration and posts coming!
Christina in Cleveland
Awesome. I love these kinds of magical miracles. This is the one experiment that has been illuding me. I asked for a white feather, something that was totally impossible to have drop from the sky into my living space. Perhaps that was too big a something to ask for when I am sitting in a recliner recovering from shoulder surgery and the only way a white feather could drop into my lap (life) was through a hole in the ceiling which we don’t have, through the front door and this is in November in North Idaho, not likely, or from the wings of an angel, and I haven’t seen any yet in my long life. But these kinds of stories give me the inspiration to what, change what I ask for, not make it quite so difficult, something. On the brighter side, here I have in North Idaho where the current temperature is somewhere in the high 20’s outside, and I have an 8 foot coffee tree happily growing in my living room, and four thriving orchids, two which are sending out bloom shoots. Love your plants and they love you back. Art by Jaquith
“A mind once stretched by a new idea can never go back to it’s original dimensions” Albert Einstein Great love and great achievements involve great risk The Dalai Lama
OMG~ absolute perfection! I’m giddy just imagining the giddiness Leslie felt when she saw this. BRAVO!
OMG~ this is NOT even “as good as it gets”; this is BETTER than it gets! I am giddy just imagining Leslie’s giddiness when she saw this sign. BRAVO!
How cool is that! I sure hope Leslie bought the sign!
Whoa! As my first post to read after having subscribed to your blog, and being a Leslie who has lived in Tacoma, who also digs purple glittery things….the message is loud and clear and has left me with some feel-good-chilly-chillz…awesome way to start the day! I am sooo excited and happy for Leslie S. and am SO grateful that you shared this with all!! Thank you 🙂
The signs are all around us. All we need to do is to place our attention on them. Thank you for “sharing your toys” with us, Pam!
I don’t think it could get any clearer than that. That was great, made me laugh and I am still smiling.
Wow – that gave me chills – fantastic!!