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4 bald-faced lies that block your joy and power

“The brain’s natural instinct is to judge, but so is the urge to boink the UPS dude.”—Mary Karr 1535727-980x

This blog post might come as a bit of a shock. Mainly, because the statement I’m about to make is completely opposite of how we’ve learned to experience life.


It is possible to live in a state of uninterrupted deep peace. It’s called enlightenment.

Here’s why most of us (and, yes, that includes me) don’t come close.

1. We’ve created a false self that masquerades as us. We place all our attention on this “self” that is no more real or lasting or solid than Chandler Bing. It’s a made-up hologram. It blocks our real identity and our connection to a sacred, limitless life force.

2. The life force got re-named and developed a bad reputation. The nickname for this realm of beauty, goodness and infinite vastness is, of course, God. But I don’t have to tell you that God, as a concept, has become warped and misused. It’s a closed concept which, again, is the exact opposite of Truth.

3. Enlightenment is regarded as the provenance of a select few. You know that false self I mentioned earlier? It likes to promote the belief that enlightenment is some superhuman accomplishment. When, in Truth, it’s our natural state of being. We are all connected to an immeasurable and indestructible life force. But because we see ourselves as isolated fragments, we plod through life pretending to be something we’re not.

4. A loud squawky voice is manning the dials. We think we’re having thoughts. But our thoughts are having us. And by that I mean, our thoughts, which compulsively judge, compare, label and define, block us from feeling our connection.

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.

20 Responses

  1. I’m totally down w/ this whole post, but the thing about “boinking the UPS dude” was lost on me, LOL

    1. You’re right. It’s a rather strange quote. I picked it because I thought it was funny and because it pointed out that the little voice in our head doesn’t have our best interests at heart.

  2. Just as I am rereading The Power of Now. Perfect timing and repeating that we can all become enlightened and we have the amazing leaders to remind us how. No body denial or 40 days? in the desert required!

  3. Pam, everytime I read your blogs I gain more and more insight into what life holds for us. Love this one!

  4. Pam, this is so right on, stated so simply that everyone can understand. Thank you for your profound insights and efforts to uplift our world. You are appreciated!

  5. Pam,

    Yes! This is so true… totally on the money. Thought-provoking and revolutionary concepts.

    Always love your style. Friend for life right here.

    Lee. x

  6. Pam. Couldn’t agree more. The launguge fails miserably to convey what self realization or enlightment means. One has to experience himself or herself to understand how blissful it would be.
    As a master communicator, please use your skills to convey this experience as much as possible in all your future posts and write ups

  7. I’d like to share a story that I’ve only told one or two people. It’s a bit long, so bear with me. I’ll try to abbreviate it a bit.

    My sister had a cat named Penny. Penny became very ill and was brought to the vet. She stayed at the vet for a bit, but they couldn’t do much for her and the vet suggested putting her down. After careful consideration, my sister agreed. We all went in to say our goodbyes and Penny looked awful. My sister decided at the last minute that she couldn’t do it. She needed another day to think about it.

    Having seen my sister so upset, that evening I did a little ritual for Penny calling upon the gods and goddesses for help. I felt tremendous energy build up in my body, like nothing I’d felt before or since. I focused it, and sent it to Penny with the intention of helping her. It felt amazing.

    The next morning the vet called. “Come get your cat,” she said. She couldn’t explain it, but Penny was now seemingly in perfect health. The vet was a little embarrassed at having suggested putting her to sleep and then a day later she was fine. They had no answers for how she recovered.

    I can’t say 100% that it was related to the ritual I did, but I can’t help but feel it had an effect. So my question now is why can I manifest something so incredible, and yet had so much difficulty manifesting a better life for myself and my family? I *know* miracles exist and than anything is possible, and yet I seem to be blocking myself and I don’t know why, or how to stop…

  8. Thanks for sharing your insights about the false self, that little “i” who likes to masquerade as our true self. I believe it only really proves to be a problem when people don’t realize it’s place in the hierarchy. True self–the nameless eternal, the silent observer–should be above, watching.

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