“This life is a brief, ecstatic spark. Darling, fling yourself into the stars.”—Chelan Harkin

The headline for this post is a paraphrase of my new Consuela purse. My bestest friend, Mary, made a valiant effort to walk away when she first spotted it. But when she discovered that every single Consuela product bears the motto “Make Today Ridiculously Awesome,” usually hidden somewhere inside, she was left with no choice but to snatch it up and gift it to me.

The purse I now proudly own makes no pretense of subtlety. The life-affirming motto is plastered right there on the front in crazy wild neon. It represents my philosophy to a tee: joy, loud and proud, no matter what.

I know very little about this world, really. All I can be sure of is that this particular physical lifetime is fleeting and uncertain and well, why not make the most of every precious moment.

Is joy a crazy delusion? Or is it the underlying truth? The consciousness that goes on long after the body crumbles away?

I don’t know, but I have a hunch that love is the underlying reality of everything, that light exists in every being (whether apparent or not) and that all thoughts to the contrary are little more than a temporary broadcast that we can tune into or not.

I wish for each of you the broadcast of big ass, immutable love this holiday season. #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).

46 Responses

  1. I lent my copy of E Squared to someone — couldn’t remember who. So I found another one in a free “library box.” I think it’s a gift from Spirit. Thanks for your inspiration, Pam!

  2. Ahhh Yes! I agree love is the underlying reality that makes deep-curling-up-from-your-toes joy possible!! Merry Christmas and Happiest of New Years. love and light, nj

  3. Wishing all that back to you, and so much more Pam, on today (12/22/22 !!!) and forever. Heart heart heart you and everyone!

  4. and right back at ya Pam🌠 ‘I have a hunch’ is a perfectly sweet way of putting it and it has only recently fully clicked for me (after following you for some years😊) LOVE is the underlying reality of everything….I have a hunch you are 100% on the money! Joy to you and the world❤

  5. I don’t know why. But this email made me cry!!! AMAZING WORDS PAM!!! AND I WANT ONE IF THOSE PURSES!!!
    HAPPIEST OF HOLIDAYS TO YOU PAM!!
    THANK YOU FOR ALL YOU DO!!!!

  6. Thank you Pam. You have made my day awesome to contemplate!! (as you always do) So grateful to have your books and your teachings, walk with me on this life path

  7. Oh, I just loved your words. Bo are they so necessary today. Have yourself an awesome Christmas & New Year every year. Love the purse!

  8. I totally agree! I don’t need a purse though. Instead, I have a plaque over my desk with a quote that spontaneously came out of my mouth when asking JBro “How am I doing?” It reads:
    “Every time I pull my head of out my ass there’s a little less shit in my eyes!”
    … I think that means the same thing…

  9. Dearest, I too get giddy and excited when i see an email in my inbox from you, as so many others do here~! happy jolly holiday (and everyday!) hugs n kisses, from moi, and deep & marvelous gratitude always for your loving blissful suggestions! Today, ima crank the love vibe broadcast alll the way up to 11 okrrrr yaaay : ))) xox

  10. Happy Holidays Pam! Love your new purse, especially the Big Awesome Message on it!
    There’s another brand very similar to that, in that it has secret awesome messages hidden
    throughout its purses and other products. Sal led me to it, two months after he made his transition and I was
    in Peru. It was a purse that said something he kept telling me, You are Love. And it even had a big S charm on it! ? How do they do that?
    Then I started seeing this brand (desigual) everywhere I traveled, always so much fun to find
    the hidden message!
    Pam have a Ridiculously Awesome Winter Holiday! ❤️⛄️❤️ #222Forever ! #TogetherForever !

  11. Thankyou so much Pam Grout!! Wishing YOU a ridiculously awesome winter holiday too – while I enjoy a ridiculously awesome summer holiday over here in Aus. 😄🥶☃️🎄☀️🥵😄 May the bold, bright motto stamped on your new purse be the colourful backdrop to every day from now until forever, for you and for us all dear Pam because I agree – that joy and love are the underlying truths of our lives. So let’s “fling ourselves into the stars” as Chelan Harkin so beautifully suggests, and make our time on this earth a ridiculously awesome expression of love and joy. Yeah! 🥳🎉
    💛🧡❤️💖💜💖❤️🧡❤️💖💜💖❤️🧡💛

  12. You say you don’t know, Pam, but you DO know-Love IS the underlying reality of everything. Have a big-ass Christmas, where ever you are having it. Cheers, from Canada, Vicki

  13. Wow, Pam, aren’t you so incredibly fortunate to receive such a wonderful gift from your friend Mary?! And aren’t we so fortunate to receive this great post from you?! As for this that you shared: “Is joy a crazy delusion? Or is it the underlying truth?” Sat Chit Ananda–all the WAY! 🙂

  14. Looks like that bag was made especially for you! Sending my light and love to you for an awesome holiday and an even better new year!

  15. I LOVE you Pam Grout!! You inspire me every day through your books and kick ass attitude!! Have a Merry, Holly, Jolly Winter Holiday!!

  16. Thank you Pam, this just brought so much JOY to my heart ❤ wishing you a happy and joyful Christmas and more of the same for 2023!

  17. Have a very Happy Christmas dear Pam and everyone else here from around the world! Sending you all my love from Germany x

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