“Every thought we think is creating our future.”–Louise Hay spirit20of20wakan20tanka20-20web

In my new book, the one that comes out this fall, I tell a story about Rainn Wilson. He’s the actor who played Dwight Schrutte in The Office. He’s also one of my new heroes. His website, Soul Pancake, is inspiring, funny and dedicated to changing the old, worn-out paradigm of doom and gloom.

Rainn is a practicing Baha’i, a deeply spiritual soul, but back when he was a newly-minted, struggling actor living in New York, he temporarily threw his faith overboard. How could any reasonable person be expected to believe there’s a force that wants to interact with us, a force that has our best interests at heart?

Except that attitude didn’t feel right. Like all of us, he longed to be connected to a bigger thing. He embarked on a quest to read all the spiritual texts.

One night while watching a baseball game with his deeply-agnostic poet friend Phil, he shared a story about the Lakota belief in Wakan Tanka, a sacred spirit that exists in all of us.

“Oh yea,” Phil challenged him. “If your Wakan Tanka is so powerful, ask him to let the Yankees win this game.”

At the time, the Yankees were behind by two. It was the bottom of the ninth, two outs, not a likely proposition.

Rainn, ever adventurous and open-minded, said sure and sent up an incantation to Wakan Tanka.

“I kid you not,” says Rainn in his memoir, The Bassoon King. “No sooner did I send up the “chant” then Darryl Strawberry hit a two-run walk-off home run to win the game.”

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, Magic and Merriment is your Full-time Gig.

6 Responses

  1. Oh Pam! I cannot “Tanka” you enough for your posts! Thank you so much for another inspiring story that keep me and the “FP” besties! Love you!

  2. On Wed, Feb 10, 2016 at 9:54 AM, Pam Grout wrote:

    > psgrout posted: ““Every thought we think is creating our future.”–Louise > Hay In my new book, the one that comes out this fall, I tell a story about > Rainn Wilson. He’s the actor who played Dwight Schrutte in The Office. He’s > also one of my new heroes. His website, Soul ” >

  3. I thoroughly enjoyed this post! I had been an avid “Office” fan and I absolutely adore Dwight Shrutte! It is refreshing to hear about Rainn Wilson’s ability to help the Yankee’s win a ballgame!

  4. I have read and loved both E-squared and E-cubed. I just have a question:
    Why is it difficult sometimes to trust the FP for our seemingly big desires even though we have manifested small desires in the past?

  5. Pam,

    I just wanted you to know that I love getting your email newsletters! They always make me smile, and lift my head to the sun. My soul is aligned with everything you write, as is my art. Thanks so you, I am now subscribed to “soul pancake”. Looking forward to being inspired by Rainn’s work as well.

    Forever creating and appreciating the here and now, Catherine

    http://www.catherinerains.com >

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