Who said life wasn’t meant to be magical?

“I could use my very own mind to imagine other ways of seeing the world, like putting on a new pair of glasses. Everything in a new color entirely.”—Grace Bell

Photo by Anne Chalfant, one of the amazing journalists with me in Norway.
Photo by Anne Chalfant, one of the amazing journalists with me in Norway.

I just returned from Norway where, once again, I fell in love. As a travel writer, I’m often asked “Where’s your favorite place?” I often respond to this impossible question with “wherever I last was.”

I’m like Stephen Stills. “Loving the one I’m with.” Of course, being with or in Norway is a no-brainer. The country’s insanely beautiful, the people are humble and kind and the seafood upon which I daily dined was minutes earlier swimming in the vast Norwegian fjords. In fact, that picture up there is me with last Sunday’s dinner.

But this isn’t a travel blog. Rather, it’s a blog about beliefs and expectations and letting go of all notions that life isn’t meant to be magical.

As I frequently say here on the blog, I get emails every day that start with something like this: “You’re never going to believe this!!!” Here’s a story that came in this morning from a beautiful reader originally from Iran who read E-Squared and found her dream job in New York. Read on:

“I am Persian, but grew up in Germany. My biggest desire was to live and work in the United States where my relatives are since I knew couldn’t go back to Iran. I started working for L’Oreal in Germany. From 2011 to Spring of 2014, I focused every single day on my dream, but inside I was afraid of failing, afraid they’d never give me a visa.

“A friend gave me E2 to read and it was the beginning of a transformation. All my fears just disappeared.

“Believe it or not, but L’Oreal USA called me September 2014 and gave me the best work visa ever. Since November 2014, I have worked as as manager for the company in NYC and the miracles have not finished yet. They just offered me a higher position within the company. Now, I E-Square my life daily and have given your book to 6 other colleagues. When I look back in my life, I have always E-squared my life. I just didn’t know it.”

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Stay tuned. Prizes for the E-Cubed Selfie Challenge will be announced early next week.

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

9 Responses

  1. Hi Pam,

    I am new to your blog – I like it!

    Thats a cool picture of you in Norway.

    I like the email you received – it goes to show how we can really have a positive affect on the world one person at the time. A lot of people showing gratitude. Very nice.


  2. I am new to the realm of “E-squared”. I have gone through the book once and plan on looking it over again in case I missed something. I have “E-cubed” on standby once I feel comfortable that I have the concepts of “E-squared” down. Hopefully I will one day be able to manifest like the “Twilight Zone” episode “A World Of His Own”. If I can get to that point or somewhere close, now that’s a magical life!

  3. Great one. Pam have you ever tried visiting India-is it something you would like to do. You quote Indian Swamis and Varnasi and Ganges might be something you would like to explore.

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  4. Love your books but the last email about dinner swimming in the sea and the picture is so sad to see a creature about to be killed.

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