What the BANANAS, Part II
“When we women offer our experience as our truth, as human truth, all the maps change.”–Ursula K. Le Guin
As I mentioned in my new book, Thank and Grow Rich, I have inadvertently become a PR person for the universe.
The perks, as you can imagine, are many, but the best thing about this job is that my “employer”—if you want to call this universal love energy my “boss”—doesn’t ask that I pimp some useless product or lower my standards or pretend to believe in something I don’t see proof of every single day.
The universe is not trying to sell anything. All it wants to do is give. And give. And give some more.
My job as one of its many “press agents” is to let you know that you are loved unconditionally—always, without exception, no matter what.
I’m in charge, if you will, of publicizing the fact that the universe is trying like bloody hell to interact with you. The universe (or God or the field of infinite potentiality or whatever name you want to call this energy force) wants nothing more than to bless you, to guide you, to help you create the most exciting version of yourself possible.
And here’s the cool part. Not one thing is required of you for this to happen. You don’t have to earn its favor. Or send in a coupon. You just have to release the “reality” you’ve been reading about in the news. You just have to make space in your consciousness for the universe to get in. You have to quit fighting life and let it be.
Not only is the old reality as passé as the bump (it’s a dance, for those of you who missed the disco days), it’s defective and causing you to miss the most freakin’ amazing things.
So that’s why I continue to share these stories.
Here’s a fun one that appeals to a traveling fool like moi. Enjoy!:
“I read E2 last Xmas and decided I would manifest a trip each month for 2016 because I wanted to travel more. Plus I had kids and was a single mom, so the scheduling had to work out! except I had already booked a ticket to Toronto’S “I Can Do It” conference in May.
“Here is my list of travel. 2016 was totally successful! BTW I live way way up in Noerther Ontario, 9 hours north of Toronto. There is a small airport in Timmins that does fly to Toronto.
“January: My friend asked me if I wanted to go for a weekend to Hamilton, ON and she would pay to fly down and all expenses. She had a doctor appointment. We had a blast!
“February: I refinanced my mortgage and the bank said they put an extra 5k in my account in case I wanted to do anything. So….. half went to a spur of the moment trip to Jamaica with my friends and my mom, for the first time ever, was able to drive 9 hours to my house to babysit. PLUS our flight to Timmins from Toronto was delayed until the next day so I ended up with an $800 gift certificate for Air Canada, plus they put us up in hotel, with food vouchers, plus my Amex allowed for $500 in new clothing (cause we didn’t have our luggage) so we went shopping!!
“Plus there was a booth for Amex cards, so I applied for a platinum card and got free tickets to the airport lounge, plus 50,000 points good for 2 round trip tickets in North America!
“March: With the other half of the money from the bank, I brought my kids on a week’s ski trip at a resort north of Toronto for the first time!
“PLUS a new male interest asked me if I would like to attend a conference with him in Toronto, all expenses paid! No strings. There were flowers waiting and the staff at the Royal York hotel (fancy) had their seamstress sew purple pillow cases for the bed cause he knew I loved purple!!!
“April: PR I went to Florida with points to see my good friend’s new house.
“May: I flew to Toronto with points and stayed at some friends of friends place.
“June: I was taken to a fun weekend away in Sudbury, ON
“July: My kids and I were taken to NYC for 8 nights and treated to luxury and excursions.
“August: The same man, who became my b/f took me on a weekend to Toronto.
“September: I asked the Universe for a month off cause I was tired and kids started school lol!
“October: Went on a week to Vancouver, which was on my bucket list. All expenses paid by HIM!
“November: Went to a conference in Toronto, all paid since I am on the Board of a children’s disability center. Stayed at the best hotel. Found out I was a Marriott elite gold member. Got treated like a queen and upgraded. I didn’t stay at Marriotts enough so I don’t know why I have gold status but I do. I’ll take it.
“Also a dinner dance for a weekend in Sudbury.
“December: It’s the big trip. A 10 day cruise to Caribbean and Honduras! Using points and my b/f is paying.
“For 2017, I’m going to manifest funds for a children’s after school Center I want to start in my town.”
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.