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Harry Potter, Carlos Santana and why it matters what you put into your crockpot

“Don’t wish for elephants unless you own a zoo.”
—Muppet Babies
angel wings
I just returned from a fabulous press trip to Virginia and Washington D.C. I hiked beside the Potomac, visited two inspiring wineries, one of which was owned by former CIA spies and stayed in a brand new art hotel whose first guest (I missed him by a week) was Daniel Radcliffe.

The picture is of yours truly posing with a set of Colette Miller’s street art angel wings. This set, painted on the side of the Embassy Row Hotel in D.C., is a reminder that all of us are angels, capable of spreading light.

This blog post, on the other hand, is a reminder of the angel George Foreman whose tagline “Set it and forget it” is a great principle for practicing the law of attraction.

I like to call it the crockpot principle.

The intentions you put out there are out there in the universe just waiting to come to fruition. You don’t have to stress over how they’re going to happen. In fact, the more you fret and worry and plan, the harder it is for the universe to deliver them through all your knotted energy.

This dream trip to D.C., for example, was the “cooked” version of a comment I made to my daughter, Taz, this summer.

I mentioned to her one morning at breakfast: “Ya know, I haven’t been to D.C since I was in college. I’d love to go back.”

My friend, Never-Say-No-to Fun Rhonda, recently had her house re-roofed. The roofers, led by a female contractor, were a gloriously happy group. They actually sang songs above Rhonda’s head while they worked. The pertinent thing about the happy roofers (at least for this blog post) is that Rhonda had forgotten all about a vision board she’d made in early 2015, eight months before. She “just happened” to run across it the week of the roofers and was pleasantly surprised to discover that every single thing she’d pasted on her board had manifested including a “new roof” that she didn’t remember she even wanted.

The last story comes from Carlos Santana. Born in Mexico, this Grammy-award winning musician learned English by watching American television. He loved the old western Rawhide, especially the character, Rowdy Yates. Fast forward a few decades. When Carlos was inducted into the California Hall of Fame, he stepped up to get his award from none other than Clint Eastwood, the guy who played……Rowdy Yates.

So you’ve heard it before, but I’ll say it again. You get to choose what thoughts you put into your crockpot. Make sure they’re something you’d welcome because it won’t be long before they’ll be knocking on your door.

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 its equally-scintillating sequel, E-Cubed, 9 More Experiments that Prove Mirth

28 Responses

  1. Hey Pam,

    Do you have any advice about negativity sent out before I became enlightened about my energy? I was going through a rough patch and was projecting a lot of my black mood out into the world. Is there anything that can be done to remedy this or do I just have suffer through it until I come out the other side of it?

    1. Oh please don’t suffer. It’s always optional. 99 percent of what happens is in our head. And we have control over our heads….or we should.

  2. You know, I’ve found this to be so true! When I have a fleeting thought of something I want, and then forget it, it happens.
    And when I focus on what I want and stress and obsess, I find myself chasing after it, rather than the other way around.
    Thanks for the reminder!

  3. I’ve been putting my 1 prayer in the crockpot for 9 years, why haven’t I received it? What can I do? any tips?

  4. Thanks for these reminders. I have 2 great manifesting without fretting stories from last week.
    I mentioned to my sister in passing about desiring a sari, 3 days later I received one from a friend who had been visiting India one month earlier. So it was waiting for me, even before I desired it. Before this, I’d never owned one nor was even interested. Happy Dance.
    I got tired of telling the ‘having no money’ story, so I started proclaiming to whoever was telling that same story that I was currently swimming in money and at that rate I was bound to drown. Money started pouring in from all sorts of places… I even picked a bill in a busy office hall way. I’m sticking to my new story.

  5. Hi Pam..so many surprises along the way since I have met you! Rowdy Yates story awesome. I too have had fleeting thoughts about what I have put out there but I know now that I can undo negative and control what’s in my head and heart.. thank you. Glad you were able to get to DC..my daughter lived there and I loved visiting. Have a great week!

  6. LOVE the crockpot analogy! But setting it and forgetting it, what about thinking about the things you want in a joyful way? I dream about my new life daily, not longing for it, but enjoying the daydream. Does that inhibit its arrival?

  7. I recently gave away gift certificates (Macdonalds) for some folks who survived a townhouse fire-they lost everything! Since that day I have won 2 small 50/50 draws and I knew I was going to be a winner! In more ways then $$$$

  8. Love your blog Pam! I had something in the “crockpot” manifest almost 30 years later. I expected that it would happen and it did. Never fretted or lost faith, just believed that when the time was right, it would happen. My crockpot has never failed me!

  9. I always have something new in my crockpot…..while Cup and my bank account Runneth over! Happy Trails to you…until we meet!

  10. Thanks for this great post, Pam. So glad you had a great time and found your wings in DC. I’m taking your advice to heart and setting up my crock pot for success- now I’m COOKIN’! With deep reverence and heartfelt blessings-Shoshana

  11. Thank you! I enjoy reading your stuff and get so much out of it. I have often left things to simmer on a back burner, so to speak! It works for manifestations of everything from putting together a talk to taking a trip!

  12. Hi Pam,

    Do you accept tithe contributions? I’d love to send you one. I started tithing last summer and never knew how hard it would be to find people to accept my money! I’ve been scouring your website trying to find an email for you. I can either send you $ via PalPal or send it the old fashioned way, a check in the mail. I hope you’ll say yes. Your work has been so inspirational to me and I’d love to pay it forward, if you will.

    Thank you, Amy

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