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George Washington was wrong. Sometimes it’s essential to tell “a lie”

“Talking about yesterday’s wrongs keeps each detail alive in your memory.”—Tai Moses

Janet walked into yesterday’s power posse a bit late. She told us later. “I just love walking in here—it feels like I’m walking through a doorway into magic.”

What a cool image! Walking into magic.

And that’s what happens every time I open my email or my blog. You guys keep me inspired. The other day, a beautiful woman mentioned on my blog that she was “hanging by a thread.” I want to thank you all for stepping up and passing on some good mojo, for strengthening that thread into a veritable lifeline. You guys are just so awesome!

One of the commenters mentioned that this was the time to lie. This was the time to forget Pinocchio, abandon that old “I can NOT tell a fib thing” that George Washington is so famous for.

I, of course, prefer to call it telling a different story. But it’s essential for letting go so the future can be different from the past. His advice was so right on that I want to share it here.

Take it away Josh Lugembe. You can find his blog here:

“Perhaps this will come to you a bit late with the measure of time. But I’m sure it isn’t late.

“Please, allow me to tell you a little secret… and that’s, lie. Yes, tell lots of lies.

“I call them lies because that’s what people call them.

“But they aren’t lies… they are what you want to see happen in your life.

“Before I was a published writer I told the whole world that I was. And in no time, I was.

“I remember one time friends at work were talking about what cars they were driving… and I wasn’t driving any. But since none of them knew me well, I told them I have a BMW. Well, I had that BMW in less than three months.

“Once I wanted to work in a big advertising agency, and what did I tell friends? Well, I was working in one. I remember a friend asked me, how do you get paid? While I had no idea on how agencies pay their creatives, I said I get commission. Well, that was in January, on 1st March I was in central London working in one of the top 5 advertising agencies.

“I can tell you a few more examples… but here is the point. Tell the story you want to see… not the story you are frustrated to see.

“I know it’s hard at first but if we want a change, we must change the language we use to define or express our realities.

“So no more talking about what has already happened, it’s of no use to us.

“Now it’s time to talk more about what you want to see happen.

“At first you’d want to laugh out loud as you say, ‘My health is so good, I will be running marathon next year!’, ‘Amazing things flow my way all the time…’, ‘Just look how blessed I am! Just look at it…!
So don’t wait until something happen before you believe, believe because that’s how it will happen. And most of all, make it like a game because seriousness will have a resistance to it, and you don’t want that.

“Change your language, change your life.”

Thanks, Josh, for sharing your wisdom.

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 recently-released sequel, E-Cubed, 9 More Experiments that Prove Mirth, Magic and Merriment is your Full-time Gig.

17 Responses

  1. Hello again – I’m the one who was “hanging by a thread”.
    I want to thank Pam and everyone who helped turn that thread into a thick, solid rope for me to hang on to.
    And I think you should know, that as I was reading Pam’s post today tears suddenly started to roll down my cheek and then it dawned on me: “Well, Elena, here’s your miracle! Total strangers who care enough to take the time to pass on their advice and encourage you.”
    So, Pam, here it is – my first miracle! 🙂
    And as I learn to climb that thick, solid rope I’m sure there’ll be more miracles coming my way.
    Thank you all from the bottom of my heart!! 🙂

    1. Elena, your reaching out has helped me tremendously! All the positive vibes and insight… it really is true that you don’t now how many lives you touch. Your sharing (and everyone else’s) netted EXACTLY what I needed to hear.
      Climb in my boat Elena and let’s float downstream on a warm river, shaded by mossy oaks, while the birds sing with delight. Thank you!

    2. Elena,

      You know you are so special when the whole world vibrates because of you.

      Thank you very much for your blessing.

      You can tell that behind Pam’s world, there is a community of people who care for each other. It doesn’t matter where you are, what they all want is to share that good vibe with whoever is ready to listen.

      I’m listening.

      Have a good one.

  2. Pam,

    This is so right on! I call it ‘acting as if’ knowing that when we fully commit to acting as if, the Universe comes rushing in to co-create right alongside us!


  3. This is exactly what I needed to get back in they swing of creation. I know this, have taught it to my kids and dance students at one time. I know that if I stay in the flow, in character, and make up my mind to have something it happens. I am going go read this post every morning as a reminder…I am the Trade Show Goddess I love managing shows and workshops for great companies! Thank You!

  4. You reference to Josh Lugembe’s blog was my blessing in 48 hours! WOW! “Whatever goes through our ears finds a chair in our minds” is such a powerful thought and just what I needed to hear. Thank you Pam, thank you Josh and blessings to you Elena growth and understanding is so powerful!

  5. I so enjoy your blog, and I believe we are “time bending ” ….not lying. We live from an expected end. Call it future, or call it a new creation in this moment. Whatever, it is exciting to be living in the world today where we can access so much information! Thanks for putting it out there Pam!!!

  6. Pam,

    This is something I didn’t see coming.

    Like it’s to Helen, it’s a miracle to me… but hey, we know better, right? So we know that there aren’t miracles but just aligned experiences, huh?

    And you know what? Yesterday I said to myself, I want to see my traffic so high that those lines up my site are like a thick tropic forest. And there it’s thicker than.

    Anyway, thanks Pam for encouraging a community of people who not only care for each other, but the community that understands that we are one. And that as long as we play along the lines of the universal laws, all is well.

    Keep smiling.

    For the best is yet to come.

  7. Yes. Thank you for my perfect health.. I’m so blessed for my loving partner and companion who treats me in such a tender & loving way. I’m so thankful that he’s so very respectful, understandin, accepting of me, my family and my daughter. I’m so proud to call him my husband, whose such a blessing in my life. I wake up each morning being so very grateful!

  8. I LOVE seeing the world. I’m in my own business and don’t get paid vacation time. I’ve decided that I’d like to get paid to travel so I can do it more. Unbelievably my own business has grown to where I paid off my next international trip for 3 of us when it showed up on the next credit card bill. In the past I put it on a 0% card and it took me a year. My wish seems to be coming true so far without another revenue stream. Yet. Thoughts and words carry all the power to create what we want. So grateful here!

  9. Lies! Well, I feel better already!😄lets talk soon, I could use a little magic! Xoxo

    Sent from my iPhone


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