Why it’s only prudent to give every event in your life a five-star review

Our thoughts have the power to instantly release positive energy, or to entangle energy.”—Michele Longo-O’Donnell

I’m reading Dr. Joe Dispenza’s book, You are the Placebo. Here’s the fifth sentence: “On a beautiful Southern California day in April, I had the privilege of being run over by an SUV in a Palm Springs triathlon.”

Say what? The privilege of being run over? That day, when he broke six vertebrae, changed his life forever. The work he’s doing now as a speaker, author and researcher would never have happened without the experiment he conducted after doctors told him his one chance of ever walking again was to have a very complicated Harrington rod surgery.

He was 23, just cocky enough to think, “I am going to heal myself. I am going to put all my conscious attention on this intelligence within me. I am going to surrender to this greater, unlimited power and allow it to heal me.”

Doctors, of course, thought he was plum nuts. But nine and a half weeks after the accident, he walked back into his life—without a body cast or surgery. Within ten weeks he was again seeing patients at his chiropractic clinic and training with weights.

No matter what happens in our lives, we have the choice of how we will interpret it. For me, it only makes sense to proclaim “This is the best thing that ever happened to me.” No matter what it is.

Yesterday, a treasured member of one of my power posses told two stories that perfectly illustrate this principle.

She lives on a farm, by herself, and noticed last week there were hundreds of wasps swarming her grill. Sure enough, she opened the grill and found a wasps’ nest as big as a Frisbee. At first, like any sensible person, she panicked and began pacing. But only for a short time. Only long enough to remember this important truth: “I have control over the energy I put forth into the universe and this is not what I want to emit.”

She calmly let go of her wasp dilemma and said to the universe, “Okay, this is your deal. I’m going to trust this will all work out.”

On Friday, she noticed the wasps were no longer circling. Very gingerly, she opened the grill and the Frisbee-sized wasp nest was gone. Disappeared. No longer.

That same week, her car broke down on the side of the highway. Her phone, she noticed, had two percent power left. Once again, she started to panic. But again realized, “I only want to put out clear, trusting energy.”

On a hunch, she pulled down her visor and a card fell out. She’d completely forgotten she had AAA roadside assistance. And with her 2 percent phone power, she called and patiently waited while a very slow-talking operator finally took down her details. Within 10 minutes, a tow truck showed up, delivered her car to a repair shop and took her safely to where she needed to be.

The next day her car was ready and, when she pulled out a card to pay, was told: “No charge. Your car’s still under warranty.”

“Under warranty?” she said. “My car is more than 10 years old.”

Not only that, but the tow truck driver asked her out on a date.

So I ask you? What energy do you put out when things do not appear to be working in your favor? It’s always your choice.

Pam Grout is the author of 17 books including E-Squared: 9 Do-it-Yourself Energy Experiments that Prove Your Thoughts Create Your Reality and the soon-to-be-released sequel, E-Cubed, 9 More Experiments that Prove Mirth, Magic and Merriment is your Full-time Gig.

29 Responses

  1. Perfect! Thanks, Pam! I am the very blessed recipient of 2 recently replaced knees, and without the 34 year process of injuries and surgeries, would not have had the experiences that led me to, and now helps me understand E2!

  2. I don’t even know what to say except that I LOVE your emails!!! Always with a message I need to hear. :). Can’t wait for your next book! Thanks for sharing with all of us!! And BTW I’m pretty certain you have my dream job. :). I’d love to focus more in travel within the 50 states. When it’s time…. :). Many blessings! Shannon xo


  3. Thank you. I was repeating the “I’m not the victim of the world I see”, today from ACIM. Opened my e-mail and here you are. I have E2 with me today at Starbucks. Thought I’d look at it again. I find it delightful. The only experiment I’ve done was the blue feather one from your web site. (Got several Steller Jays in the trees, figured that counted) From childhood ( think I first noticed this tendency in the 4th grade, or earlier) I’ve thought “yeah this works for some people, but not me” from The Little Engine That Could” on. Miracles happen in my life and I still think it must a mistake. Maybe got someone else’s. Enough whining for now. I’m grateful you are out there. (The wasp nest was gone??!!)

    1. Yep! Completely gone. That this seems “impossible” speaks to our old conditioning. I’m dumping my old mental constructs. How about you?

  4. Awesome Pam! We choose the stories we tell; we assign the meaning and value that every material experience holds for us.

    Today, I stopped by the main headquarters of my beloved “9 to 5” because I had a letter I needed to deliver. The recipient had asked me to simply “leave it at the front desk.” The woman at the front desk, however, told me, “I’m not allowed to take letters like that; you’ll have to take it up to him yourself.”

    My recipient is on the third floor. Without batting an eyelash, I said, “Thank you” and walked to the staircase. I jogged up to the third floor and, later, jogged back down. Each time I told myself this story: “Isn’t it cool to get this small opportunity to exercise my body a bit?”

    And it was cool; I was happy and aligned the entire time.

    I could have told myself a story like: “What an unhelpful person; this stinks” (because, quite honestly, having worked there for 21 years, I know she could have accepted my letter and passed it on). But not only wouldn’t that story have served to align me with my desires, it also wouldn’t have been any fun at all!

    Thank you for the beautiful lesson, Pam. Are you ready for another guest post, by the way?

    To the God in YOU,

  5. Great article Pam.. but I’m confused… what is the difference between : -Saying to the universe, “Okay, this is your deal. I’m going to trust this will all work out.” and the difference when people say “you have the control, and you can control your thoughts” whose has the control? God or us? ThanksMaria Date: Mon, 21 Jul 2014 18:19:33 +0000 To: mariamark12@hotmail.com

    1. Hi Maria, my take is that we have control over our thoughts and can decide whether to align with source or not. Gratitude puts us in the right lane.

  6. Pam, I love your blogs and adorn your way of thinking. I too, am reading You are the Placebo by Dr. Joe Dispenza. I love anything that makes me think and E-Squared did that. I just read parts of your new book and can’t wait to read it all. I am a very positive person and shine my light on all that want it. I love my life and know it’s only getting better. Keep your beautiful light shining so we all can follow and see the way. Love, Light, Peace and Angel Hugs filled with unending Joy to you <3

  7. I love this! Thank you, if we get what we deserve and don’t appreciate it- the moment is wasted and the gift is gone. I needed this. Thank you – the gift is in the moment and even ‘the universe’ enjoys being appreciated! To the sweet spot! C-

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  8. Thank you Pam for your great post. Every time I open my mail first thing I look for is your mail and feels awesome after reading it and if I don’t find then I eagerly wait for it. This one came at the right time. God bless you for sharing these great I sights n helping so many peoples. Eagerly waiting for E^3

  9. My thanks too Pam for all the truth energy you put out into the atmosphere, lifting it above limits. I’m grateful because I’ve been scratching my head to remember who it was that told the story of healing himself from those injuries that I’d heard on the Hay House Summit. Name wasn’t coming to me, and then I check my email from you, there he is, Dispenza! So much coming forth these days pointing to the power of Spirit!

    Thanks again, will save my “stories” for another time, may reblog this though I just did one of yours, should wait a minute!

  10. So grateful for the cosmic wake-up calls from you, Dear Pam! May you always be the blessed conduit for these clarifying bits of magic and wisdom.

  11. Anxiously awaiting my new Pammie book, and messages like this have me buzzing like a man who just smoked some good Dope with a shot of Tequila!!! Hahaha

  12. That made me laugh out loud with delight!!! Awesome experiences, and reminds me to trust trust trust!!! Still smiling…excellent way to start my day.

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