“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
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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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
I enjoyed your book and practice the experiments sometimes with excellent results.
I love this, Pam! One of the statements I use all the time is “Why shouldn’t every moment of life be magical?”
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.
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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!
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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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.
Sorry, Cathy, you felt offended.