“This idea that there is a problem . . . that’s the wild hair in the ass of humanity.”— Adyashanti
If you’ve been hanging out at the party disguised as this blog, you already know my favorite practice in all the world is gratitude. I practice it non-stop. Or at least try to.
I notice that when I don’t, when I start to think something’s going wrong, that some person doesn’t love me enough or that I’m not worthy of this or that, my thoughts take a big dip towards darkness.
ACIM Lesson 90 (the last in the review for a while) lays it all out. The only problem I can ever have is forgetting to be grateful. The Course calls it a grievance.
Here at the community in Mexico, I’m learning to become more aware of little tiny grievances, those subtle messages that still run very quietly in the background. As I let each one go and return to gratitude, I’m getting closer and closer to that secret I always talk about.
You’ve heard me say it here or in my books: the biggest secret in the world is we all really love each other.
And I feel this more and more as each grievance is let go. Last night, when I was dancing on the roof with my beautiful friends at the community, looking out over the stunning Lake Chapala landscape, I was so in love, so happy, so who I really AM.
And that’s why I keep getting up every morning, making my intention for an extraordinarily epic day and counting my blessings. Grievances don’t stand a chance.
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.
Good morning my beautiful friends,
For I am grateful for the love is within and not without as our friend Rumi so exquisitely
“Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.” – Rumi
And to that I bid you all the epic weekend that is yours for the taking.
What a beautiful post! Thank you. And may you, too, have an epic weekend! 🙂
That’s awesome thanks
This is great.
You are 100% right about gratitude. I learned to be grateful for even the hard stuff. It changes your perspective about everything when you are grateful. Like being grateful someone pulled out in front of you and slowed you down. Sure as you know what, there is a cop down the road with that hair dryer pointed at you. I can’t tell you how many times little things like that happen and others get mad when it happens to them. My daughter has a saying. “Everything happens exactly as it should.” She’s not the control freak I am. 🙂 There is no problem. Thanks for this lesson. I take nothing for granted.
Why I love Pam Grout so much. This: “The only problem I can ever have is forgetting to be grateful.” THANK YOU for the everyday reminders, for your joy, for your wisdom, for your humor, for your teachings. 💥💓💥
You’re the best Pam
Thank you so much 💕🐣💕
I am grateful for this blog! Can’t wait to read the book 😉
For a few mintues I fell off of the optimistic wagon, due to several phone calls.
ACIM quote I love is Love is all that is real. You remind me Pam that we have to work the course.
I just LOVE hanging out at this party with all of you my friends 😁 This daily reminder of simple and yet so amazingly powerful truths is one of my absolute favourite things to be part of. And I’m starting to really get the hang of this gratitude thing. And yes, even gratitude for what appears to be a “bad” or unpleasant experience. (That annoying wild hair in humanity’s ass! Love that quote!) So, Thankyou for hosting this amazingly awesome party Pam and for inviting us to join you in the dance of gratitude. My dancing skills are getting better every day 😁
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All days are good days. Even the ones that “seem” not good because someone blows up in your face or cuts you off in traffic, etc, etc… blah blah blah. We often spend so much time complaining that we miss all the good stuff! Thanks for this post, Pam. I needed it today.
Wow. I just remembered to have gratitude for the grievances. Dancing on the roof sounds amazing! Thank you!
A blessed Easter morning to all❤
pam can you share the name and information about this ACIM community in miracle so that we can all get involved. thanks in gratitude lolo
I understand your feelings having lived in Ajijic (on lake Chapala) things seem different there and there is definitely a different attitude in the air. I am happy you have had the opportunity to discover it
Pam, would you explain the difference between God and the Holy Spirit from ACIM’s perspective. Thank you.
My humblest apologies . I just realized that I had opened an email account that I don’t use any more, when I had sent this message to you earlier. It was not my intention to offend with the other email that I had originally sent my message to you. So I should explain. Years ago I did some traveling in Britain and noticed that the word (cock) as in rooster, was very prevalent in the naming of pubs. So I decided that one day I would open a pub, here in the US. And call it The Kilted Cock. Being as that my lineage is Scottish. Hopefully your since of humor will appreciate and not take offense. And please don’t take me off your blog……….. Thank you again for your awesomeness. Chris.
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> From: Chris Bellamy > Date: April 2, 2018 at 14:17:00 MDT > To: firstname.lastname@example.org > Subject: Fwd: [New post] Why I love gratitude so much > > > > Sent from my iPhone > > Begin forwarded message: > >> From: Chris Bellamy >> Date: April 2, 2018 at 14:06:24 MDT >> To: Pam Grout >> Subject: Re: [New post] Why I love gratitude so much >> >> Hello Pam. >> I am so thankful for who you are, and that you share with all of us out here in the FP. I look forward to your blogs every day. I have always loved photography, and iPhone snap, whenever I have the opportunity. After reading your blogs this year, and the reference to ACIM. I was inspired to write this. My amazing granddaughter put the picture and the quote together for me today. So I would like to share this with you. >> Chris >> >> Sent from my iPhone >> >>>
Thank you so much for your posts! I needed to hear this one in particular today. Bless you my friend!