“I love swimming in the great question of what is real, true, what’s happening here in this thing called life.”—Grace Bell
As some of you may have noticed, negativity and problems seem to be ballooning out of control.
At the same time in this unique moment of history, more and more people are waking up and noticing the Divine Buzz, realizing the unlimited possibilities that exist right now, in this very moment.
What a paradox. Both energies rising at the same time.
The only reason the negativity often seems to be winning is because it makes so much more noise. Fear sells papers, ad dollars, products to “protect” us from life.
Which is why my mission is to make more noise for the other energy that is rising, just as fast and just as powerfully as those headlines that, at first glance, sound daunting.
One of reasons I feel so confident that “Truth, Justice and the American Way,” to quote Superman, are destined to win is because of all the young people who write to me, telling me their dreams and their belief in a beautiful world.
Like Mary Strobitzer, a 13-year-old girl from Austria who, instead of shopping for new jeans from H&M (even though, as she says, they were on sale), bought E-Squared, loved it and says it changed her life– because it’s “neither a ‘story’ or a “wonder,’ but REALITY.”
Another recent example comes from 19-year-old Callie Callagher who is now following her heart and is getting continuous signs that she’s on the right track.
Whatever she asks for falls into her lap. As she said in a recent email to me, “I recently said I wanted money to fall in my lap. A few days later a lady I babysit for asked me to drive her and another couple down the road for a country club night. Taxis were all booked so I agreed to drive them for $40. Not only did they give me $100, but they handed me $40 which accidently dropped into my lap.”
Callie, a fabulous writer (not a lawyer, as she’d been trained to be) wrote this blog post:
As we grow up we get general guidelines on how to live our lives: graduate high school, go to college, get a job and family, then wait for the time when we can retire and reminisce about what would have happened had we followed our dreams. When I was a senior in high school, we made timelines. They were all the same except for mine, and I felt out of the loop. My teacher said, “Pray for the day you can retire and start to enjoy your life.” That sounded awful, what a waste of the life you were meant to enjoy.
I have been trying to plan my life ever since I was eight. Part of that plan included becoming a lawyer. That was until one night when I was sixteen and watched American Beauty. That movie hit me like a ton of destiny-filled bricks. I knew at that moment I would become a writer. I told my unexcited friends and family I would be working in film instead of a law firm. They told me that I was crazy and I started to believe them. I cried for three nights and finally asked the universe for a sign that I was meant to work in film and be a writer. The next day while watching TV, the program guide fell on the bio of Mathew McConaughey. The info bar read something like, “After he dropped out of law school, McConaughey followed dreams of being in film.” The universe delivered, and it was my first experience that a higher power was listening.
Two weeks later, a friend’s mom gave me the email of her neighbor in Malibu. He was a working screenwriter in Hollywood who had written one of the biggest movies in theatres that summer. After the universe realized I was paying attention to my calling, it fell over itself to give me more stones for stepping. I expected to be at the Oscars that very year, and was rather disappointed when it didn’t happen.
Fast forward two years and I was working on screenplays, but was still trying to fit into the mold of who I thought I was supposed to be. I got good grades, went out on weekends and so on. I felt like a fraud doing this when I would rather be at home writing. My life changed when I read Spirit Junkie and E-Squared. I realized that I wasn’t the only person who had thoughts about living out my dreams. I ran with the information! I went against the ideas of everyone around me whose advice was to go to college right away. It was a transformational year for me spiritually and emotionally. I found that I have a love of writing books, and have since started what will be a series. I spend every day happy.
For a while I was annoyed that I wasn’t in Hollywood yet but after I listened to a tape on “How to get an agent” I realized why. I WASN’T READY AT ALL. I had turned my love of writing into a lust for quantity over quality and the writing suffered. I realized I needed to step up my A-game. Now, I am happy to spend every day writing for hours because I hold the clear end goal in mind. I mastered having patience so the best work can be produced. I realized I could make all the vision boards I wanted, but without action they were useless.
While visiting a friend at the University of Wisconsin last weekend, I
wondered if I had made a mistake by not getting the “college experience”. However, after going to a college party and seeing what all the buzz was about, I couldn’t imagine doing that for four years. I am willing to sacrifice what I think I should be doing as a nineteen year old in return for what I know is right for me.
More people need to follow their hearts. With the wise words from people like Pam Grout, Marie Forleo, and Napoleon Hill, I have been able to see how much magic exists in this world. I let go of the picture of the nineteen-year-old I thought I should be, and embraced my authentic self.
There are so many amazing things to see and do in this world, we just have to keep our eyes open and not be detoured by other peoples limiting words. People who are fearful will try to convince you to think the same way and deny you of your birth right of being happy, healthy and wealthy.
I remember the first time I heard the statement that one-percent of the population has most of the money in this world. I knew then that there was plenty of space for me, for everyone, if you just follow your dreams. Just remember, you can never be part of that elite one-percent if you do what everyone else is doing. Follow your heart, you will be warmly rewarded.
Thank you, Callie. Thank you, Mary. Thank you everyone who knows magic, miracles, joy and love are the only things that are truly real.
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 just-released sequel, E-Cubed, 9 More Experiments that Prove Mirth, Magic and Merriment is your Full-time Gig.