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The brilliance of not having a clue

“Throw your dreams into space like a kite. It could bring back a new life, a new friend, a new love, a new country.”–Anais Nin

I’m a sucker for a good manifestation story. And two recently plopped into my inbox that I’ve decided to share because they’re both Exhibit A in demonstrating the power of letting go.

While most of us are great at setting intentions, creating vision boards and choosing the manifestation of our dreams, few of us are savvy enough to stop there. Rather, we make an intention and immediately follow up with “our plan” for how this is going to happen.  

Rarely, if ever, does it happen that way.

The universe, thankfully, has a gazillion and 222 ways to deliver our blessings, ways that we, with our best laid plans, can’t even begin to conceive.

For example, my new friend Joe (I love that so many of you send me emails) was working at a shipyard when first introduced to the Course in Miracles. His co-worker, a zealous ACIM fan, shared so many miracle stories that Joe decided he needed his own copy.  He could, of course, have trotted down to the nearest bookstore or ordered it online. But instead, he simply decided “I HAVE to have one.” Shortly thereafter, he came to work to find 100 or so lockers installed in a long empty hallway. At random, he opened one of the lockers and there, on the top shelf, was a brand spanking new leather-bound copy of the Course in Miracles. It even had gold leaf pages. He didn’t mention whether or not his name was etched into the front cover.

Another E-Squared reader, after happily manifesting blue cars and butterflies, decided to up her game with purple dragons.  Sure, she saw a stuffed purple dragon at a toy store and counted that as a win, but recounted that she had asked for dragonS, as in more than one.

Later that week, after a thunderstorm, Mary’s husband invited her outside to enjoy a sunset. It was so stunning that she ran to get her camera. While reviewing the pictures the next day she noticed that clearly outlined against the sweeping bright orange and magenta clouds were two well-formed purple dragons.

The moral of these stories is that our limited brains are not equipped to understand the infinity of the universe. Not only that, but we’re trained from a very early age to cut off large parts of our consciousness. I’ve often compared it to donning a pair of Spanx. We squeeze our immense beautiful selves—our radiant, multidimensional connection to all that is–into a tight, often uncomfortable belief system that thinks it knows best.

What I now know is that “not having a clue” is my best strategy for approaching most everything, leaving a wide open stage for the universe to show off its marvels.

If you’re anywhere near Kansas City on September 18, I’d love to meet you (and so would Karen Drucker and all the other fabulous musicians) at the Amazingly Awesome 222 Foundation Benefit Concert at 4 p.m. at Unity Temple on the Plaza. It’s going to be epic. #222 Forever!

Pam Grout is the author of 20 books including E-Squared, E-Cubed, Thank & Grow Rich and her latest, The Course in Miracles Experiment: A Starter Kit for Rewiring Your Mind (And Therefore Your World).

16 Responses

  1. Dear Dear Pam 😍🤩🦋💖😍💫
    I too truly have not the faintest idea of anything- and yet even to my own surprise-here I am now, newly appointed project manager. And You know What? I am ready to give all this up when ever the universe slams just another door open! 🤩🦋💫
    We really don’t know anything so keeping our unisensories wide open for unlimited possibilities!
    I loved these stories and Boy, do I wish I could be near Kansas City September 18th 💝😍🦋💫💖💖 I know you’ll have the best time of your lives 🦋💝🦋
    Pure love and Joy forever and ever! 💝💫🦋 #222
    With Love, Teija 🦋😍💖💫💫🤩💟💞❣️

  2. I have two weeks to find a new home for my family for the first time in my life I am ‘trusting in the unknown’ and am excitedly waiting to see what the Universe has in store ….the clock is ticking!

  3. Hi there, Pam…Remember my song “I Will Look for Miracles”? Could it be included in the concert coming up in Kansas City? It was definitely inspired by your teachings. There is a link to it on YouTube. I could possibly arrange a trip up that way or I can send the lead sheet to your performers.. Much freely flowing love from your friendly, spunky 84 year old admirer, Linda Kaufman from San Antonio….

  4. I so needed this today! Just discovered that I have two thyroid nodules and need needle biopsies. In the last few hours I’ve taken myself through every scenario of diagnosis from cancer to death etc. reading your message of I know nothing was just what I needed to let it all go trust in the divine because I know I have spirit all around me. Thank you

    1. Hello, Chrissie,
      May I recommend reading pages 15- 40 of The Cure for All Cancers by Hulda Clark? It worked fabulously well for my great uncle. Cancer vanished from the charts and the doctor was scratching his head.

  5. Hahaha. Pam, I often have synchronicities that involve your emails! Just 2 days ago I had not one but THREE “dragons” come to me in the span of an hour: a new coworker with the last name Mondragon, a waiter named Dragon, and a radio announcer when I turned on my car stating “ways we can slay our inner dragons.” And now some purple dragons from you. Thank you!! Love, Jane

  6. Amen to “the brilliance of not having a clue.” I needed that reminder today so thank you Pam for this timely post with its delightful manifestation stories. Thanks, too, for reminding me that despite the fact my limited brain isn’t equipped to understand the infinity of the universe, the infinitely magical manifestations of the universe happen anyway. Amen! Have a happy day dear Pam. 🥳🦋💖

  7. I love all of this so much!
    Thank you for reminding me that there are ALOT of believers out there. I love hanging with them here….

    Love, Kate

  8. I remember sitting in my garden on a blisteringly hot day, reading E Squared. Challenge the Universe you said, so I did. Give me a snowstorm Universe! Nothing, well what did I expect in July??
    Half an hour later after returning inside, I glanced out of the window 😯 …. a snowstorm?? No but clouds of dandelion seeds, so thick you could hardly see through them, we’re sweeping through the garden! As close as I was going to get to a snowstorm, it made me laugh out loud!

  9. Hi Pam,

    If this concert could be video’d I’m sure there would be quite a few thousand people from all over the world who would happily pay to watch it later on – maybe to download.

    This would be amazing, especially as I am currently in Australia and have a holiday booked for that date within Australia.

    Thanks so much,

    Love all your work 💜

    Kind regards,

    Lyn Rowe 🙂

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