Harry Potter, Carlos Santana and why it matters what you put into your crockpot
“Don’t wish for elephants unless you own a zoo.”
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