Set the dial back to zero
“People who judge you are just not your people.”—Constance Wu
Just returning home after a few days in Denver (love to all the peeps who came to the playshop at the Halcyon Hotel) and then a quick press trip to Green Bay. I had a blast attending Packers Training Camp, finding a beer called Awesome Sauce and sampling cheese, beer, wine and chocolate. My career as a travel writer is, as I often say, a pretty sweet gig. It was the universe’s solution for my desire to see the world.
Anyway, I’m back home, plunging into a new assignment and getting ready to embark on the new book, the book that you, my friends, helped facilitate. Yes, it’s on A Course in Miracles and, yes, it will be fun, inspiring and life-changing.
Today’s ACIM 235 is a reminder that the Divine’s plan for all of us is perfect happiness. This is such a good lesson for us to feel deep in our bones.
It doesn’t say happiness on the weekends. Or on our birthdays. Or on other momentous occasions. It promises happiness 24/7/365/all the days of your life. It’s radical and it’s real.
To drive home the point, here’s an email I read 5 minutes ago.
“I don’t normally say this to strangers but, I love you! YOU have helped me change my life! I got E2, E3 and Thank and Grow Rich in audibles and have been listening to them over and over ad infinitum, for the last 3 or 4 months. I have been trying to recruit as many of my friends as possible, recommending the books or audibles, I have bought them for friends – I want to help add to the growing collective and give out as many red pills as I possibly can. I began this at the behest of my boss, with E2.
“I am so thankful to him for pointing me in this direction – I am so thankful to you for writing these books! You, Pam Grout, please, take just a minute to sit back, smile and bask in the solace of knowing that you are living your best life and by doing so, helping others to do the same! I have too many examples to thank you for but just off the top of my head, without giving any thought at all really, I mouthed along with you “I can afford anything I want, in fact, I am so prosperous, I never need worry again…” that week, OUT OF THE BLUE, I got a promotion and a substantial raise.
“Another, more important example to me than that, in referencing quantum nonlocality, I went to visit my mother’s grave over the weekend. She passed away last year from complications due to Alzheimers. I had a great conversation with her, told her I missed her but I knew she was in a better place and more importantly, wasn’t suffering, and I could never ask her to give that up and come back here just because I missed her. But I did want to ask one thing – just to let me know that she was ok. IMMEDIATELY after I finished that sentence, it started raining. It was kind of cloudy but didn’t necessarily look like it would rain, there were even patches of blue sky and sun shinning through. I now know I have a direct line to my mom. Pam, you have given me the tools I need to live my absolute best life, I can never repay you for that so in an attempt to show my gratitude, I will endeavor to pay it forward to anyone and everyone with whom I come in contact. Peace and happiness to you, Pam.”
And peace and happiness to all of you.
Signing off from North Lawrence.
Pam Grout is the author of 19 books including E-Squared, E-Cubed, Thank & Grow Rich and her latest book, Art & Soul,Reloaded: A Year-Long Apprenticeship to Summon the Muses and Ignite Your Daring, Audacious, Creative Side.