“I feel nothing but deep gratitude to be part of this whole cosmic mess.”—Nick Cave
One of my possibility posses is currently running a month-long experiment. The question we’ve posed is this: “What would life be like if we knew just how deeply loved and forgiven and taken care of we really are?”
If we knew this fact beyond a shadow of a doubt, how would we approach each day?
With nothing to fear or worry over or question, the only reasonable expenditure of time would be to just stop and enjoy everything this astonishingly beautiful world has to offer.
The only reason life so often seems the polar opposite of our “hypothesis” is because we’ve been programmed to believe the polar opposite. From the time we’re born, we’ve been trained into a life story that tells us we are each a separate self, competing with all the other separate selves in a world that’s dominated by scarcity.
And, unfortunately, the brain is partial to its old patterns and familiar pathways and goes out looking for things to affirm them.
Which is why I continue to share miracles stories, to keep reminding myself and others of things that aren’t rational or “normal” or conform to what we’ve been taught.
Here are three I heard last week:
- Eighteen years ago, when he was 21, “Joe” was diagnosed with testicular cancer. He was given a few months to live. Doctors wanted him to immediately begin chemo. He said, “no.” Rather than put “that poison” as he called it, into his body, he proclaimed he was healthy and free. That, he said, was his divine right as a perfect child of God. Well, guess where “Joe” was when he shared this story nearly two decades later? Hiking the Appalachian trail.
- The second story is from a woman who had attended a Zoom pop-up possibility posse back in 2022. At the time, she had just been admitted into a long covid clinic in Montana where she was told her lung function was 50 percent. She was having to move back to her mom’s home in Minnesota. Well, when she wrote to me last week, she was currently in the Caribbean island of Dominica, having a blast and getting ready to travel to Peru.
- Lastly is a story from a woman who had read the first version of E-Squared. While doing the Volkswagen Jetta experiment, she skipped right over yellow cars and butterflies and decided to look for luxury BMW X’s. Sure enough, she spotted many during the 48-hour experiment, but within a few weeks, she was also presented with “an offer she couldn’t refuse” to see one every day in her own garage. Yes, she now owns a BMW X.
So friends, I ask you today–what would your life be like if you threw aside the limited narrative your brain keeps weaving? What if you knew beyond a shadow of a doubt that you were deeply, deeply loved, 100 percent safe and always being looked after?
Why not ditch the old stories and find out!
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)