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Love fiercely, create relentlessly and do quiet, kind things for the underdog.

“God has written a thousand promises all over the heart that say ‘life, life, life is far too sacred to ever end.”—Hafiz

Happy Friday, my beautiful friends.

I ran the following notice about next year’s 222 Foundation award on social media, but for those who may have missed it, here it is in a real, live blog post.

We want to give money away!!!!

The Taz Grout 222 Foundation was launched to honor Tasman McKay Grout who spent 25 short years on the planet inspiring everyone who knew her to live and love better. Everything she stood for was some variation of this theme: create relentlessly, love fiercely and do quiet, kind things for the underdog.

Every year on February 22 (2/22), the 222 Foundation awards a $12,222 grant to an innovative project or person with a big idea to change consciousness and therefore the world.

We look for projects that support the following ideas:

1. A change in perspective is our greatest need. We believe all people (no exceptions) long to be generous and create beautiful things.

2. Today’s hopelessness is based on false premises. We look to defy the old story of scarcity, lack and the need to fight for resources. We aim to prove that the universe, once liberated from no-longer-working paradigms of scarcity, is generative and endlessly abundant.

3. The us against them model is kaput. We believe all humans are interconnected and that even tiny actions have great significance.

If you or anyone you know has an idea to help bring about a change in consciousness, please consider applying for the 2022 grant. Just send a description of your big idea to taz.grout.222.foundation@gmail.com.

As a final thought for this gorgeous, lunar-eclipsing weekend, just remember that the single most important thing you could ever do to change the consciousness of the world is to be tender and merciful to yourself. You don’t have to check any boxes, win any awards or hold anything together. Just be friendly, kind and loving to yourself.

#222 Forever!

Pam Grout is the author of 20 books including E-Squared, E-Cubed, Thank & Grow Rich and her latest book, The Course in Miracles Experiment: A Starter Kit for Rewiring Your Mind (And Therefore Your World) that has just been turned into an app. Badass ACIM (badass-acim.com)

11 Responses

  1. Pam, I am continually in awe of your courage in living life so vastly. Your dedication to continue to see the beauty and endless possibilities serves as such an inspiration. I joyously forward your posts to like-minded friends who need to know that Heaven on Earth is really here – we just need to let go of the Dream to see it. Gratitude in this season and all seasons for you and what you keep doing. Much love to you and your ferocious living. Gail

  2. Thank you for continuing to live so courageously and sharing your musings with us all. Both you and your Angelic Tas radiate such love and joy it’s a brilliant reminder for us all to keep shining our own light in spite of it all. With gratitude 🙏 and blessings to you!

  3. Hi Pam,

    It broke my heart when I heard Taz made her transition. I cried. I have a 25 year old daughter who looks similar to Taz. I want you to know I think of Taz every time I see anything 222. When I receive your emails, I whisper a little prayer for you and her. I opened your email today and my 23 year old son was looking over my shoulder. Today, he and I said a prayer out loud for you.

    I have read most of your books. You write in such a unique way. I feel like I’m listening to a friend tell a story. It makes me laugh and smile. It is also so informative and educational.

    Anyway, I just wanted to take the time to reach out to you today and let you know that you, Taz, and all that you do are on my mind and your spirit continues to inspire me.

    Peace, blessings and Light Ahead on your journey! Have a great weekend💖

    222 Forever🙏

  4. I love the heading of this post, and the Hafiz quote. And I love that beautiful photo of you and Taz. 🥰 I agree that in changing the way we think about and treat ourselves, and by being kind and merciful to ourselves, we are helping to change the consciousness of the world, helping to make it a more loving, accepting, forgiving and generous place for us all. Yes!
    Thankyou for your work Pam, your wonderful 222 Foundation, and for inspiring us with your enthusiasm, energy and love. You and Taz are beautiful blessings to our world. 💛💃🦋🌹🌝

  5. Thank you Pam and Taz 💖 I pray that I can shine my light as brightly for our world to heal and feel the peace.

  6. Hi Pam,

    I am really inspired by what you do! You have built everything yourself, and you are a true inspiration for a lot of people out there. Thanks a lot for just being you, and constantly doing work towards the betterment of our society. I really hope your help and attitude reach the right people and minds. I have learned a lot from you and I will start doing small things for the world. I really appreciate everything you do.

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