“Happiness is where you start from rather than where you go. God, I sound like Yoda.”—Simon Pegg
I’m so excited. I leave for Denver in two hours for my first North American “I Can Do It.” I’m speaking on Sunday if you can make it.
Another cool thing is my episode with Nick and Jessica Ortner on “Adventures with Happiness” went live yesterday. You can check it out here. I previewed it last night and I sound a bit daft, but, hey, I’m going for it despite my imperfections.
And speaking of Jessica (who I adore), I’m re-running a blog post with her magic word. Enjoy:
In E-Cubed I talk about the power of words, how we literally foretell and create the future by what we say. When we talk smack about our lives, even little things like, “Oh, I wish I’d gotten up earlier and wasn’t running so late. I wish that idiot in traffic hadn’t cut me off,” we are creating a resonant field of problems.
But since I believe we should take our attention off problems and animate a different possibility from the infinite field, I’d like to tell you about two words I have just added to my vocabulary.
The first is “Shazam!” I’d heard this word before. Captain Marvel uses it when transforming into his superself. But I just had breakfast with the awesome Jessica Ortner (from the Tapping Solution) and she told me that she and her friends always “shazam” each other as a way of sending positive energy.
For example, Anita Moorjani (who was at breakfast with us—Am I a lucky camper or what?) is finding out today whether or not her extraordinary person visa for the U.S. will come through. Jessica sent some Shazam her way!
The other word I learned is brand new, or was when Phil Parker made it up. He’s a brilliant London osteopath who is able to transform we humans’ “issues” seemingly overnight.
And it starts with the word du with a ^ over the “u.” Instead of saying “I am angry” or “I am poor” or “I am…. (whatever you don’t want to be) say, I am du^ing anger or I am du^ing poor which makes it a temporary state. It reduces the charge.
The reason he chose not to use the word “do” is because that reeks of blame. Last thing any of us want to do is point finger at ourselves. That’s what started the “issues” in the first place.
Two tiny words—huge possible change.
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.
Shazam to you!
I’d certainly be in Denver this weekend if I were anywhere close by. But I’ll just have to endure another weekend of boring old Las Vegas.
I’m a big fan of Anita Moorjani and the Ortner’s. Your table must have been levitating with all of you in the same space. : )
I think Yoda would say – “Happiness is! Whether you see it or not is up to you.” Daft is good – let’s hear it for all us screwballs who refuse to be miserable.
“Happiness is! Whether you see it or not is up to you.” I completely love it and identify with it. Thanks!
Headed to see you, Pam! JUST LANDED! Here’s to the “I Can Dû It” conference!!!!
Sending some SHAZAM your way and to your lovely readers! Love that word!
Sending SHAZAM to you and your lovely readers! Love that word! Thanks Pam!
Pam it is cold, wet and grey in London but your Shazam post made me smile like it’s sunny and hot. Thanks. Off to start ‘shazamming!’
I just started reading E-cubed today and am intending to manifest a free new Ford Fusion-SHAZAM!!
I wish I could. Isn’t that just the saddest phrase? I like Shazam and I like du^ing even more. Right now I’m working with your book on breathing. I forget to do it a lot. 🙁
Hate to seem dense but how are you pronouncing du^ing?
You don’t sound dense because you’re not alone! LOL! I would like to know also. Thank you for being the first brave soul to ask.