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Living in a more expansive reality

“You do not ask too much from life, but far too little.”—A Course in Miracles

Miracles, as most of you know, are my jam. But the word “miracle” is actually shorthand, a convenient description for making sense of those times when life’s fathomless, ever-changing reality pops out into the patterns we’ve all constructed to make us “feel safe.”

Despite the patterned overlays, life can’t really be collapsed into a manageable framework.

So when things happen that defy our dumbed-down version of reality, we call them miracles.  The dictionary defines a miracle as “a surprising and welcome event that is not explicable by natural or scientific laws.”

The Course in Miracles defines miracles as everyday occurrences, says they’re natural, goes so far as to claim that if they’re not happening on the daily, something has gone wrong.  

Let’s take this weekend, for example, where, in America at least, we celebrated Mother’s Day. According to consensus reality (that manageable framework we construct to feel safe), I probably shouldn’t expect a gift from Taz. I mean, it’s rather difficult to deliver physical items when you’re bodiless, right?

Except if you manage to “whisper in the ear” of a former colleague of your mom’s, direct her to a 222 necklace and ask her to buy it, drive it over to Lawrence and deliver it just in time for the big holiday.

Some will roll their eyes and write this chain of events off as coincidence. But keep in mind that I have only seen this photographer once in the last 40 years. She didn’t even know where I lived.

But then, she “just happened” to see FB pictures of the dedication of Taz’s Hangout and well, the so-called “miracle” was set into motion.

After the ceremony—which was the coolest thing ever (Taz’s friends came, Big Brothers/Big Sisters made cookies and coasters and the perfect space for Bigs and Littles to hang)–I was feeling a little emotional and overwhelmed and wishing I’d told more stories about Taz. I let myself droop for a day.

And this is the real kicker. Right before Kate, the photographer, walked out my front door, she said, “You should forgive yourself!”

Say what? I mean, that’s exactly what Taz would have wanted me to do. So what if I got nervous and blew my little five-minute speech, didn’t take advantage of that opportunity to gush about my Tasmanian supernova?

So not only did Taz manage to deliver a physical gift, but she comforted me with the exact words I needed to hear.

So I’ll pass her words on to you. FORGIVE YOURSELF!

And trust that if you can loosen the reins of “safety” and drop the need to “see reality” according to conditioned patterns, miracles will drop into your life on the dippity-do-daily!

#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).

32 Responses

  1. This miracle is breathtaking! I have read it a couple of times and each time it gives me such excitement. Taz is a miracle maker. 💗💗 222

  2. Alignment, indeed!!! I think each time I see a hedgehog or “222,” a miracle is being recognized!! That gives me such joy!!! Your necklace miracle is beautiful, Pam!!! I love you❤️

  3. I am a student of ACIM. I heard someone refer to a passage which spoke to me. God is the Love in which I forgive myself. The H.S. suggested I send this to you. I agreed too do this in the physical world.

  4. Oh Pam you gave me chills, I have a knot in my throat and I want to cry but of happiness cuz I love this story and I am getting back on track to make miracles an every day occurrence for me. Happy Mother’s Day and yayyy Taz for being so present in your life! ❤️🥰

  5. Dear Pam,

    God, how you touch us. Bless you, and thank you for sharing. The words “forgive yourself” have found a place within me; I know, because there are tears. 🙏

  6. I’m totally with you soul sister as you know by now!
    Every year Sal gives me signs on Mothers Day. Including the ray of bright white light coming out of my hand (it’s on the cover of Together Forever). I had asked him in the morning for the wonderful Sal and Arthur energy
    Since he’s formless now he came as a ray of light. Only visible in the photo
    We saw at the end of the day
    When our passed loved ones ( in our case our kids give us these incredible signs (miracles) it is so fun- funny – uplifting- profound and fills us with love and wonderment 🦋😇💕
    Love the physical 222 necklace. That is so awesome 👏🏽 so happy for you!
    Go Taz!

  7. Wow!! What a wonderful story! Every bit of it. Thankyou for sharing your Taz miracles with us Pam, and encouraging us to expect the same kinds of miracles in our own lives, daily. That feels like a miracle in itself. But I’m willing to open up to the possibility that daily “miracles” are natural if I let go of my conditioned way of thinking and seeing. Here’s to “dippity-do-daily” miracles for us all! 😁🌷🦋💖🥳

  8. I always just feel so excited and fascinated about life when I read your work. It uplifts my very being. Thank you xxx

  9. Wonderful! Simply breathtaking. Indeed miracles are all around us, every day . We just need to be aligned to them. 🙏🏻

  10. My sister died suddenly just over a week ago and I’m filled with guilt about how I could have prevented it, so your message is very well timed and I think a miracle, because like Taz Sandra would have said “forgive yourself “

    I now feel great comfort from your post. Thank you.

    Loraine x

  11. Wow! Miracle indeed. Love shown from all levels of reality. Thank you for being a believer in miracles. Being willing to receive miracles. Say, bring them on! Thank you for sharing your moment. It is truly a gift.

  12. Thank you so much for expressing your heart and mind so clearly. And thanks to both you and Taz for the forgiveness reminder. ♥️🙏♥️

  13. Adore you, Pam!!! And Taz was totally involved in your Mother’s Day!!! Sending you hugs…now and forever!!!

  14. Pam, what another amazing and beautiful story and message! I had some tears…I keep falling back on the forgiveness front and think it’s blocking my own ‘miracles’ from seeing the light of day; I adore your blogs/messages when I least expect them but which are needed at exactly the right time.
    Thank you for sharing. Big hugs always David x

  15. Amazing girl you’ve got there! She managed to find a way to give us ALL the message we need to remember.. no matter our circumstances at any given moment. .. with perfect timing! Thank you both.. ❤️

  16. Just love the details of this story! As always, the joy of miracles and Taz rings thru.

  17. I really wish you would balance out your stories with more stories of your droop … more real and relatable. Yes to miracles and yes to droopy too. Especially in these dramatic times where safety constructs are wobbly. I love your writing so much!

  18. Pam, there is nothing to forgive!! Sending all love and blessings to you!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️#222

  19. That is what my son would say: “forgive yourself” and “you are in the right place” ❤❤❤, there are no coincidences or flucks, only love and energy ❤❤❤❤

  20. It’s amazing, I just had this week a session. I nursed my ex husband until he passed away. I felt guilty maybe I didn’t love him enough. The session revealed to me, you are allowed to love yourself and forgive. How amazing, well not really, you write about this now. Thank you so much. 💕

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