“What’s important is you make the leap. Jump high and hard with intention and heart.”—Cheryl Strayed
The default setting for most of us is this: life sucks, shit happens and the glass is half-full at best.
My work is about cutting off that negative feeding tube and providing a new blueprint—chiefly the TRUTH. That the universe is limitless, abundant, and strangely accommodating.
But it has come to my attention that there’s still some slacking going on in our muscle memory. That’s the phenomenon where we create a physiological blueprint. Our brains send a memo to our body that triggers our central nervous system, our muscles, our tendons, joints, etc. to perform automatic movements. There’s a continuous feedback loop from your brain to your muscles and back.
So I’ve developed this series of calisthenics to train your body, your muscle memory, if you will, to “get excited, get, get excited.” That’s a line my cheerleading squad boisterously yelled in junior high. Yes, I was an Ark City Puppy cheerleader. Don’t laugh! The high school mascot was a bulldog.
So, I hope you’re hearing the James Brown song, “I feel good, so good” playing in your head about now.
Exercise # 1: Pump your fist in the air with complete glee. Repeat five times.
Exercise #2: Pretend you’re a Latin American soccer player who just made a goal. In the finals. When the score is tied.
Exercise #3: Fist bump at least six people daily.
Exercise #4: Do the Harlem Shuffle on your way to the bathroom in the morning. Before your brush your teeth.
Exercise #5: High-five everyone you see. I can’t tell you how much fun this one is. We do it in my hometown every time our college basketball team wins the NCAA tournament.
Exercise #6: Go outside and stretch your arms wide to salute the sun that comes up everyday without you having to pay for it or ask it to.
For more inspiration and exercises, go see the movie, Frances Ha. Greta Gerwig is a maestro at leaping across streets, dancing in public and keeping her muscle memory happy.
And it never hurts to re-watch this exuberant Flash Mob that surprised the Big O.
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
Pam, I’m clear on the fact that I can change my destiny and how to manifest things in my life, but what can I do to change the path and circumstances in the life of another person, someone I love very much, who is convinced that all this stuff is hog wash. I feel helpless.
Love this! I’ve re-started my ritual of dancing in the mornings this past week.
I have felt the difference. ✊✊✊
Thanks for reminding us why it feels so good!💫
I love you!!!
Kristin Muckley p: (424) 302-7972 IG: closet_therapy_now http://www.closettherapynow.com firstname.lastname@example.org
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Where is the flash mob link ? You rock PSGrout !! 🚀🚀🚀🚀
THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU PAM!!!! I was feeling low, slow and blue. Not anymore. I danced, I cheered and I whooped!
Loved the video!! Thank you for posting and reminding us to get moving so that we can raise our vibrations! Whooo-hooo!! Happy FRIDAY everyone!
I definitely have lots of joyful calisthenics that I do every day. Not even trying, most of the time. High-fiving, dancing, and singing loudly for all to hear, just sort of happen naturally, much of the time. Life is fun (and sometimes when it’s not so fun, it still can be a little bit fun, if you throw some of this stuff in, at seemingly inappropriate times).
Thanks for the video Pam, it’s amazing, life is amazing. Blessings to you and your readers 💃💃💃💜💜💜
what’s the Harlem Shuffle?
Pam i just love your work and this post is AWESOME and inspired me to do the things you mentioned, WHAT FUN!! just reading it lifted my energy incredibly. I am in the same work as you, TO CUT OFF NEGATIVITY that creeps into our day. I have an awesome app session that really transforms by watching it for literally 3mins a day morning and night, either on your phone of computer/ipad. This typically sells for $47, i would love to gift to you and of course anyone here that would like it, just to say THANK YOU lovely lady for being at the forefront of changing the way people think with incredible humour and awesome energy. Here is the link, ENJOY! https://www.mindpt.com/LivingFromYourHeartFreeGift?source=1502
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