“Letting your mind play is the best way to solve problems.”—Bill Watterson
The perks of being a writer are many. One of my favorites is hearing from readers. I get more emails than I can begin to answer. I get emails in Portuguese, Spanish, Japanese and languages I can’t even identify.
Recently, I’ve been hearing from a cool couple of chicas in Ketchum, Idaho who have formed their own two-woman possibility posse. They started with the experiments in E-Cubed, then E-Squared and they’re now working their way through my latest book, Art & Soul, Reloaded. Terra regularly send updates and photos including a classic of her possibility partner hiking through gorgeous mountains in a bright red tutu.
They’re being wildly creative and having a blast which, to my way of thinking, is the absolute best way to instigate spiritual growth. Lots of teacher will tell you otherwise. They’ll encourage you to make lists of your issues, to rehash old stories, to follow five or six or seven steps that will eventually get you “there”—wherever “there” is.
ACIM Lesson 105 tells us it’s time to reverse all that starting with our view of giving. Giving, despite what we’ve been taught, involves no loss. None whatsoever.
Everything we give—joy, creativity, adventures in tutus—creates expansion. It creates growth. It generates more.
Anything of value, anything worth having will increase exponentially when you give it away. That’s why I encourage people to create things, to make things, to give away their gifts.
Forget the lists, the problems, the issues. Quickest route to spiritual growth is to play, create and give. Like my Ketchum friends, you’ll quickly come to realize there’s an endless more and more where that came from.
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.