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There’s a new game in town

“Magic is done by hurling yourself into the abyss and discovering it’s a feather bed.”—Terrence McKenna

Someone left this for me in Quebec. Thank you!!!!!

For anyone who follows me on FB, this blog post will come as no surprise. I happened to read a quote by Rick Rubin, the legendary music producer, that I loved SO MUCH that I posted it on my FB author page.

It was all about how we reduce Source and misperceive data. How our worldview is created from this very limited set of beliefs, most of which revolve around utility and survival.

Scientists even have a name for it: our DMN which stands for our Default Mode Network.

So, being who I am, I went down a Rick Rubin rabbit hole. I’ve ordered his book. I’ve listened to a couple of his podcasts and well, the reason he brings out the transcendent from a veritable who’s-who of musicians is because he believes in what he openly calls magic. There’s something that happens. It can’t be explained. Or predicted.

But the stage can be set by encouraging artists (and really anybody else who wants to live a life most extraordinary) to find space for things that don’t fit into our tiny little narratives (our DMN).

He also says the belief in an idea (say a particular song or style of music) is more important that the truth in the idea.

What we call “truth” comes from “I know” mind. And “I know mind” is extremely limiting.

Thankfully, it’s not the only game in town. Sure, our rational selves have built up a lot of history, a lot of armaments.

But there is SO. MUCH. MORE.

And that’s my intention: to escape “I know mind.” To be released from all limitations, all identities, all DMN’s.

And since I’m also a sucker for a good story, here’s a recent email I particularly liked:

“As you know, I traveled to Spain this summer to visit my son who was studying in Seville. I brought your E2 book along and was doing the experiments.

“I was conducting Experiment #2 and put it out there I wanted to find some wheat while in Seville. Don’t know why I chose this, maybe my Kansas farm girl coming out. My husband, son and I were touring the Cathedral de Sevilla and it was truly awe inspiring–filled with great paintings, tile work, carvings, etc. Everything was on such a grand scale. I was searching for wheat in any of the art forms but was not seeing any.

“Right before we left there was a display of one of Spain’s saints. Right there in the display was REAL WHEAT. Not a picture of wheat, but the real deal. I had seen no other plant life inside the cathedral before this.

“The added bonus of the day was that I saw another Kansas crop in Seville. I saw Bar Alfalfa that night while wondering around the alleys. Alfalfa is not a common name, so it took me by surprise. Apparently there is an Alfalfa District in Seville too!”

So, friends. Your choice. DMN or miracles!

#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)

10 Responses

  1. Dear dear Pam and all You Dear Friends 💝🦋💝
    I am fully on board with one 💝😂💝🤩🤩🤩🤩😍😍😍😍😍
    I love this life and it’s miracles. 💝🦋💝💜💜💜
    With Love, Teija and Pelonteet 💜🦋💜

  2. I love everything about Rick Rubin’s book, especially how he believes in magic! Highly recommend the Audible version, which he reads. 🌟

  3. Pam – Many, many years ago, I read E2, and clearly affirmed for me there was magic and miracles around any corner; under rocks; etc – you get the picture🥰✨ Thank you – blessings for taking time to put down on paper such bold experiments!
    And that you continue to drop a story of mystery, magic and miracles for us to enjoy (or for some to ponder)🥰

  4. Magic is everywhere but we forget to look. Loved your post as always. Will now go in search of Rick Rubin”s book. Thank you from my heart Pam. 🙏🏻✨

  5. Thank you for the wonderful reminder and the examples you shared. Love your book E2. Must read Thank and Grow Rich.

  6. Love this! I too discovered Rick Rubin a few months ago and realized pretty quickly that he’s truly tapped and tuned in. And that starseed patch! If only I was twenty again I’d sew it on my jeans.

  7. This line spoke to me – “The belief in an idea is more important than the truth in the idea.” Yes! Because it is our belief in something that makes it true for us. And that is most definitely magic! Oh that I might remember this instead of slipping so easily back into the DMN! 😁 Thank you Pam for these wonderful reminders that magic, joy and miracles are not only possible, but are the real game in town. Yay! 🥳💃🦋🌺🥰

  8. I am currently doing battle with my DMN having been presented with an opportunity that feels absolutely perfect for me and exactly what I need at this point in my life. However it requires a large capital investment and I am immediately reminded of your story in Thank and grow rich when you signed up for a $1500 course with only $50 in your account. You took the leap and signed up anyway. I am taking that step but boy is my “logical brain” doing it’s utmost to scare the bejeezus out of me, with all the old “lack” stories and “you won’t succeed” stories. Seeing this post reminded me that I can step out and the FP will take care of the details. I’ve just got to keep trusting and silence the old DMN

    1. Good luck and blessings Tracey Jean! I look forward to hearing the details of how the FP manifested the capital for you! Good on you for taking the leap and trusting despite the noise of the DMN. Here’s to all of us trusting and taking the leap into whatever it is that makes our hearts sing. 🥳🎈🍀🦋

  9. Wonderful story, thanks for sharing and opening yet another door to find the way out of my DMN’s and solidified ideas of I know everything or my cup is so full of myself that there is no room for anything else! I am just expecting miracles from now on!!!

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