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Do you collaborate with the universe or make it your enemy?

“I have no purpose for today except to look upon a liberated world.”—A Course in Miracles High-Five

Ask any physicist. We live in an interactive universe. Physical forces respond to how we think, what we expect, how we behave.

That’s the cool news. The not-quite-as-cool news is that most of us, instead of collaborating with this awesome force that spins worlds and expands galaxies, wage war against it. We literally put up our dukes and dare it to fight when it just likes to say, “chill, dude. Have a lemonade.”

Believe it or not, the universe has a thing for you. It wants to guide you. Bless you. Lead you on riveting new adventures.

So if you’re wondering whether you’re engaged in the most effective collaboration with the universe, here’s a guide:

Collaborators high-five their riches. They know they’re heirs to incredible wealth.

Combatants says things like “Riches? You’ve got to be kidding me. Can’t you see I’m struggling here?”

And to them I’d like to say–Look the hell up. Notice the sky’s ever-changing masterpieces for starters. It’s a veritable art museum up there and, baby, nobody’s charging admission.

Collaborators inhabit every moment. They gobble up “the now” with the same rapt interest as departing airplane passengers staring at their phones. What did I miss? Who called? Who texted? Every moment has just as much new intel as any smart phone once we commit to paying attention.

Combatants live everywhere but in the moment. They’re buried in their phones, in yesterday’s disgruntlements, in tomorrow’s worries.

Collaborators zero in on possibilities. They know nothing’s set in stone, that change is exciting and they celebrate all the ways any situation can go.

Combatants cuss. They’re mad as hell and they’re not going to take it anymore. Instead of realizing that every person, every situation offers a plethora of fascinating opportunities, they build a monument to their woe is me!

So to summarize, my fellow collaborators, today we’re going to high-five our riches, inhabit every moment and zero in on the infinite number of possibilities the universe dishes up today and every day.

Pam Grout is the author of 19 books including E-Squared: 9 Do-it-Yourself Energy Experiments that Prove Your Thoughts Create Your Reality and the just-released, Art & Soul,Reloaded: A Year-Long Apprenticeship to Summon the Muses and Ignite Your Daring, Audacious, Creative Side.

21 Responses

  1. What a great way to start my day- lying in bed at 5.20am (I’m in Melbourne Australia) listening to the birds as they exuberantly greet the day and reading your inspiring words. Thank you Pam- I’m ready to high-five it all – even the bird that sounds like a duck with laryngitis that wakes me up at 5.20 on a Saturday when I want to sleep in! (Thankfully it’s tuesday so I’m about to get up anyway but I’m laughing at that bird instead of cursing it so thank you Pam!) 😁

  2. Hi Pam – LOVE LOVE your books!!

    I’ve been listening to Marianne Williamson on you tube for the past few weeks – same lecture, every night before bed – it’s amazing – and you mention that you do the course in miracles – and I would LOVE to know WHERE TO BEGIN with it????

    Specifically, what book to buy ??

    I would be so appreciative of the recommendation -thank you!

    Brenda in NY


    1. Hi Brenda, I just noticed your comment about ACIM and where to begin. So there’s a lady on the book I’d like to turn you onto. Her name is Lisa Natoli who has been sharing her stuff, and teaching about ACIM on facebook. Look her up when you get the chance friend, she’s very knowledgeable about the course. That’s all.

  3. Thanks, Pam, you’re the best! I really appreciate what you’ve done for me. Your books & emails are reminders to always pay attention to the BIG picture!

    All the best!

  4. A never ending stream of high fives 👋 and fist 👊 bumps to you my friend 😍😍😍
    You hit this one right out of the PARK!!!

  5. What an inspiration you are! I am thanking the universe for bringing you to my attention, and continuing to do so! I’m glad that you don’t mind repeating yourself, because sometimes hearing it again with different words brings that “A-Ha!” moment.
    Thank you!

  6. Pam.. thank you .I have been so inspired by you.. your words.. your books. Experiments.. I even went to get a tattoo mid read on E-squared that has been my mark for my realization and belief.. thank you girl for showing me how to truly thank myself . I’ll send a pic of my tattoo.

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