“You can’t set your dial on disappointment while everything you’ve created is set on joy, gratitude and love.”—Esther Hicks
When Jimmy Kimmel was a kid, he was asked to draw a picture of God. Evidently, not an unusual request when you’re educated by nuns in Catholic school. In his beautiful innocence, he drew a dude in a sweatshirt with a giant “G” on it.
I love this story because it demonstrates how our perceptions of the “G” word play out in our lives. So many of us think of the bigger thing as a judgmental prick. Which causes us to run the other direction. Somewhere along the way, spirituality (God) took an uncool turn. And sadly, the Truth is the exact opposite. The bigger thing (the dude, the field of infinite potentiality, Source, the Divine, etc.) is nothing but pure and complete love that never judges, never wants anything except for our joy.
It wants us to become the very best version of ourselves. That’s it. That’s its only desire.
Which is why I wrote this book on gratitude. When we believe the bigger thing is looking askance at us, judging our decisions, we are on a different frequency. When we think there is something to fear (the dominant paradigm), we can’t see all the gifts and blessings that are ours to claim.
Already, the stories are starting to come in from the new book. As I say pretty much every other blog post, I am the luckiest person on the planet because I get evidence in my mailbox each morning that we are loved unconditionally—always, without exception, no matter what.
Once we start to believe that, actually let it into our lives, magic begins to unfold.
Here are a couple stories from readers that prove my point:
Story #1: “So today I was clearing out my desk, and getting rid of unwanted stuff. I came across one of my journals that I was using to maintain track of my experiments for E-Squared, and to prove my age of 14 (at that time), I had also illustrated how I wanted certain things to happen. So I really wanted a full 10 GPA (in India we have 10 as the maximum you can score) and had illustrated how there will be an announcement will be made related to it in school. Then I had also drawn myself walking in front of the Big Ben in London.
“Yep you are guessing it right I certainly scored a 10 GPA in my 10th grade exams though I am in 12th right now. And just this May my family and I went on a month long Europe trip, enjoyed Scotland and stayed in London for a whole awesome week. All I had asked for was London and I got to see so much more than that.
“So to conclude I’d merely like to say that I and in fact everyone can get whatever they want and sometimes the FP’s blessings aren’t limited to your wish alone, but a lot more than that–to be specific Monte Carlo, Paris, Florence and a lot more places. Thank you loads Pam for introducing me to FP.”
Story #2: “I was legal guardian to my only sibling, my sister Alexis who was learning disabled. Since our mother passed in 1986 and our father in 1990, she resided with me. In 2007, she suddenly passed away which was a devastating shock to me and our family. I took her passing extremely hard and I still, after all these years, miss her very much.
“Well, just yesterday I was sitting on the beach thinking of her and said:” Hi Alex, I love you and miss you very much. I think about you each and everyday. Could you just let me know you are okay and are with Mom and Dad?”
“After about maybe 5 minutes or so I looked up in the beautiful sky and I couldn’t believe what I saw. I saw a huge, I mean huge “HI” in the sky. I burst into tears because I knew it was my wonderful of a soul sister Alexis letting me know she was okay and saying hello. After ready both your E-2 books I have had many gifts given to me but this was the very best gift ever. Thank you Pam.”
And thank you, dear readers, for blessing me every day with your tales of magic and enchantment.
I love you all to the moon and back 14 gazillion times. Probably more.
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 just released, Thank and Grow Rich: a 30-day Experiment in Shameless Gratitude and Unabashed Joy