Effort is overrated

“Love is present everywhere, and its presence only needs to be realized.”—David Hawkins 3 little birds

If you really want to change your life, ditch the struggle, throw overboard the idea that you have to do more, try harder.

ACIM Lesson 74 (There is no will but God’s) encourages us to give up conflict and rest in a deep sense of joy and increased alertness. It tells us this peaceful, joyful way of being is what’s natural.

It tells us that any time we perceive a problem, we’re at odds with how God sees us.

It’s probably a good time to re-mention that God is nothing like the long-bearded guy the church made up for the sake of convenience and control.

Super God (or the Dude) is a luminous force of constant love and life is an enormous piece of art that I’m helping to create with my thoughts, with my frequency, with my love.

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.

13 Comments on “Effort is overrated

  1. Oh Thankyou Pam. Your words so succinctly express these truths that I grasp them with ease. I just LOVE your metaphor about life being an enormous piece of art that we’re each helping to create. Fabulous. And finally I’m starting to understand the truth that The Dude’s will for me is actually even better than I could imagine and I will love it! It’s not something I should do to please “him” but is in fact what he/she has planned for me that will please ME!! I get it!!! Yay!! Thankyou Pam. I truly love you! 😁👍🏻💖 (& something extra exciting is that I’m also really starting to love life and to love MY life. This is a huge blessing, and your words have been a significant part of helping me get here 😊) Hugs and blessings to you my friend 🦋

    • PS forgot to mention that I just LOVE that video! I jived along to it on the bus and was so lost in it that the driver shut the door after letting off all the psssengers with me still on the bus!! Ha!! 😁 a great and inspiring start to my day! Thankyou 😊

  2. Let go of the struggle is a message from my guides almost daily. Laugh and Play is how to create my heart’s desire. Thank you again for a wonderful message and video!

  3. A gorgeous way to start my day – as always! Wonderful video!! Loving your take on ACIM.
    Thank you Pam!

  4. I LOVE this song (and not just because of the 🐦🐦🐦!!! ) It ALWAYS comes on the radio when I need to hear it Most! And of course this was perfect for me today !
    I appreciate and love you more than you can imagine 🌈🎵📚😎

  5. Thankyou so much Pam, for your beautiful loving and unique brushstrokes on the canvas of our reality. You are inspirational my dear

  6. Feeling so blessed to be part of these messages and then sharing the afterglow with my family and all who cross my path ❤
    Every little thing is gonna be alright!

  7. Pam, it’s often like you’re reading my mail. Sometimes life is insane, and this is one of them. My editorial/writing blog was just named one of the top 50 of 2018. My short-story collection came out yesterday via a nice small press. Writing, editing, and dogs.
    Yep, it’s seemed like a lot of efforting.
    “. . . rest in a deep sense of joy and increased alertness. It tells us this peaceful, joyful way of being is what’s natural.”
    You have no idea how I needed those words today.
    Thank You!

  8. For so much of my life I felt guilt and shame because I didn’t work “hard enough”, because I’d rather spend my time outdoors with the birds, wind, sand and sun. I would read “motivational” text that only served to make me feel worse. Your words are so refreshing! and I have found that the best things have happened to me when I wasn’t worrying about what was or wasn’t happening. And “Three Little Birds” is on my Happy Songs playlist, and one of my favorites! Thank you!

  9. Pam, your words emphasized by the video absolutely FILLED my heart and brought tears to my eyes!! Oh how I wish this was the type of scene we could witness on the daily media! What a cleansing that would encourage!

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