“To miss the joy is to miss all.”—William James
My daughter’s friends used to play a game with fortune cookies. They’d break open their designated cookie, read their special message and then add the phrase “in bed” to the end of it.
For example, “You will inherit an unexpected sum of money”…in bed.
Or “This Friday will be an exciting time for you”……in bed.
You can imagine the giggles and the excited red faces this provokes in a gaggle of junior high girls.
Tosha Silver, author of Outrageous Openness, decided to replace “in bed” with a different phrase.
Whenever anyone complains to her, ”Oh I’ll never have enough money” or “I just can’t seem to find the right guy,” she adds “without God.”
The point is that without God (or what I call the Field of Infinite Potentiality), you might be right. Your complaints might have some validity.
However, once you offer up your fears, your demons, your challenges to the bigger thing, they don’t stand a chance. They have no power.
As some wise person once said, “You can never solve your problems on the level they were first created.”
And since it is always me that devises the “issues” I think are haunting me, it is blatantly obvious that I don’t have the tools to fix them.
But the bigger thing does. Always. One hundred percent of the time.
So whatever limitation you feel like arguing for, just add Tosha’s phrase.
I don’t know how to find a new job…without God.
I can’t seem to lose that last 15 pounds….without God.
Because WITH God, WITH the Field of Potentiality, you can do anything you damn well please.
Pam Grout is the author of 18 books including E-Squared: 9 Do-it-Yourself Energy Experiments that Prove Your Thoughts Create Your Reality and the about to be released, Thank and Grow Rich: a 30-day Experiment in Shameless Gratitude and Unabashed Joy
Works for me… when I remember to call on FP…
Yaaaay, just what I needed to be reminded of today. Thanks Pam
The addendum to happiness!…tx
I too used to play that fortune cookie game and laughed myself silly!! Thank you for bringing back fun memories.
I love the new slant from Tosha, and than you for bringing it into my experience 🙂
Wow Wow Wow.. Goosebumps, Bam Bam
I love reading Pam Grout’s weekly column but this one is the best one yet.
Two years ago, in a state of deep discontentment, I asked God to come into my life, since then, lots of things, unimaginable things have occurred for me.
Beginning today, I’d like for things to happen for others, through me, because of God.
Thank you and god Bless to all!
Great post, Pam! I really like the idea of adding “without God” to a limiting belief. I also really like the idea of adding “with God” to a positive statement — such as, I can be and do and have anything I desire with God.
And yet again, Pam, you show up for me as a reflection of the beauty and wisdom in this world! I love you so much! Thank you for this especially “However, once you offer up your fears, your demons, your challenges to the bigger thing, they don’t stand a chance. They have no power.” I MUST come to another event of yours soon! I’ll grab some folks and see about basking in your inspiring presence again in the near future!!!!
Another beauty. Thank you Pam😀
I loved that book. Borrowed it from my daughter then bought my own copy. So wise and insightful, not to mention humorous. 🙂 Yes, FP can do anything. 🙂
Without God in bed.
Amen!! This fits so well with one of my favorite Quotes “A Miracle is a change in perception!!
Awesome! Such a wonderful post! Yes !with the FP anything is possible! It was just in time to make me feel better and say,”hey ,girl, spirit has your back! So chill and enjoy the ride”
Love u…. I cant make it an joyful journey without god….
Hi Pam, I have been following your posts for a half year now and I have devoured the two translations we have of your books here in Germany (E2 and E2+). Thanks for your cheering messages and for spreading inconditional hope and well-being 🙂 A happy follower of yours, Laura
2016-05-18 19:31 GMT+02:00 Pam Grout :
> psgrout posted: ““To miss the joy is to miss all.”—William James My > daughter’s friends used to play a game with fortune cookies. They’d break > open their designated cookie, read their special message and then add the > phrase “in bed” to the end of it. For example, “You wi” >
Thank you….for being youu!!!!
Thanking God for you and your message once again! Have a wonderful day/week/summer/year……. I’d say “life”, but I think you do that automatically. Thanks for dragging me up from the depths, and back into joy.
pam. querida, tus libros son excelentes, los amo, y los practico,cuando vienen los nuevos traducidos al español, por favorrrrrr, los esperoooooo, los quiero,
Great post! I love Tosha’s book “Outrageous Openness.” She’s very inspiring, and her voice is very calming if you get the audio version. Going to try to remember to add that little phrase to my thoughts. Thanks!
Greetings Pam: Blessings my SiStar I am one of the people that preordered the new book and was wondering when it was going to be released? I love your work and I am so excited about thank grow rich. Lisa Be Blissed..breath is the key…inhale…..love…exhale….love …vision your life as love…..then observe how your life as is transforms into love….yogini lisa sekhmet
it’s been a very very rough three years /but I promised I would tell you story about my first experiment /asked for more than three butterflies for my birthday my daughter picked me up from work we haven’t been out years / she took me to San Francisco Exploratorium where they have a display of hundreds thousands butterflies/ if that is not the field at it’s best/ I don’t know what it is! have photos to prove it and I also have numerous responses and I am still doubting how is that for stupidity?! Why? Love your books!
/dictated excuse grammatical errors