“It is all about love and how we all are connected.”— Mark Wahlberg
Ellen Pompeo (you probably know here as Meredith Grey) just became the highest-paid actress on a television drama. As of her recent contract, she walks away with $575,000 for every episode. Not bad for a kid from a blue-collar Boston suburb whose mom died of an overdose when she was just 5.
So what does this have to do with Lesson 18 of A Course in Miracles.
I am not alone in experiencing the effects of my seeing.
In an interview with the Hollywood Reporter, Pompeo said she became empowered through watching Shonda Rhimes, the creator of Grey’s Anatomy, become comfortable with her power. As Shonda shook off the shackles of the old paradigm (of not being worthy, of not being paid as well as her male counterparts), Ellen was able to do it, too.
And that’s just the beginning of not being alone in experiencing the effects of our perceptions.
In fact, the majority of our interactions with others occur in the nonphysical realm. All those thoughts you think you’re privately keeping to yourself? They’re not really private. You might as well be bellowing them over an intercom. Subtly, everyone is getting the message anyway.
Whether aware of it or not, you are connected to this giant data base of energy and are constantly exchanging energy, not only with those in your inner circle, but with every other being on the planet.
In E-Squared, I called it the 101 Dalmatians Principle.
The cool thing about being connected to everything and everyone in the universe is that you can use it to brighten the world. When you generate uplifting thoughts about someone, it contributes favorably to his or her energy. Conversely, when you judge others, even if you keep it to yourself, you affect their energy and weigh down the quality of your interactions.
You can literally uplift your world by lasering love, blessings, peace, and other high-frequency emotions to the people in your life. Our differences, as huge as we make them out to be, are superficial and meaningless. And it’s time we let them go.
Pam Grout is the author of 19 books including E-Squared, E-Cubed, Thank & Grow Rich and her new book, Art & Soul,Reloaded: A Year-Long Apprenticeship to Summon the Muses and Ignite Your Daring, Audacious, Creative Side.