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Don’t fret. Don’t stress. Don’t work so hard.apple cart

Course in Miracles is all about upsetting the apple cart. Chief among the apples that needs upsetting is the notion that achievement is the result of effort, that the best way to accomplish a goal is to work really, really, really hard.

ACIM Lesson 113 tells me I’ve already got it. I’m already there.

And if there’s something I should desire, I simply employ what I call the crockpot principle. The set it and forget it principle.

Make an intention, put it in the big cosmic crockpot, close the lid and go about your merry way.

If instead, I decide to work and worry and wonder when it’s going to happen, I send out vibes of “Eeks!”

Vibes of “eeeks!” are diametrically opposed to my perfect serenity and peace (two promises from today’s lesson) and to that thing I’m hoping to manifest.

Here’s two examples of Yabba-dabba-don’ting.

Comedian John Mulaney auditioned for Saturday Night Live in August 2008. Although he wasn’t chosen as a cast member, he was asked to join the writing team, a post he held for six years. Two Saturday nights ago, ten years after his original audition, Mulaney not only made it to the SNL acting stage, he hosted the whole damned show.

Two of his favorite skits—Lobster Dinner and Switcheroo, both of which had been rejected earlier–finally made it to the stage.

Mulaney didn’t fret or strive about not landing a spot on the cast. He didn’t conceive seven steps to overcome rejection. He simply put his dream and his skits in the cosmic crockpot and went out dancing.

On August 29, 2016, Jamal Moore didn’t even bother to throw his intention into the crockpot. He simply tweeted: I’m going to work for Beyonce one day.

Well guess what? When Queen Bey performed at Coachella last weekend, he was right by her side.

He tweeted soon thereafter—”I completely forgot I spoke this into the atmosphere almost two years ago.”

So your choice, guys?

You can strive, fret and send “eeks!” out into the atmosphere. Or you can rest in knowing that Source is, as we speak, lining up everything you could possibly want or need.

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.

15 Responses

  1. Dear Pam. Thank you for inlighten my path. It’s always a blessing to be reminded of this principles. God bless You. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

  2. I am going to hang out with Pam Grout someday….there…in the cosmic crock pot 😊😊😊😊

  3. That’s going to be easy to remember — the crockpot principle. Thank you so much again, Pam, for translating the Course in a way that really works for me. I love you!

  4. That’s an excellent concept- the cosmic crockpot! Love it! I guess it’s really another version of “let go and let God.” It’s a fabulous visual or tangible example of that idea though, and makes it much easier to understand. I also love the video of “don’t worry be happy” 😁 I’ve always loved that song but I’ve never seen the clip. It made me laugh so thanks 👍🏻 I’m now thinking of all the things I’d like to put in my cosmic crockpot……
    Cool! 😁💖🦋

  5. The timing of your email was incredible. The last two days I have been stressing about completing a project and achieving a goal. It’s been making me unhappy. I opened up my email this morning and there was your message for me. Thank you!

  6. I haven’t use my crock pot in YEARS but I’m getting that sucker out of the closet and get it cooking. I loved this explanation!!! Works for me. Set it and forget it. :))

  7. Yesterday we hung on the wall at our new home a beautiful painting…one that would normally be in a museum. When I saw the painting for the first time 18 years ago, I thought I would love to have that painting. The story is too long to post here, but it came to me without me paying any money for it.

    In 1991, I saw the first giant schnauzer that I had ever seen. She was pepper/salt and was in Heidelberg, Germany. I said, I want a dog like that next. Three years ago, everything fell into place, and I flew out to Hungary and brought back a 10 week old puppy back on the plane with me. It was a miracle how it all came together.

    The crockpot principal works.

    Thank you.

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