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Just call me Dory

“Forgiveness is your number one dance move.”—Maria Felipe

I was flipping out Sunday at one of my possibility posses, raving about a particular line from a recent Course lesson that I must have read at least 43 times. How did I fail to notice this before?

I compared myself to Dory from Finding Nemo, needing to be reminded again and again of something I knew, something I thought I’d mastered.

P Sherman, 42 Wallaby Way.

P Sherman, 42 Wallaby Way.

My boos from the posse, who also dug the line, asked me to send it to them. So even better, I decided to write this post about the stunning reminder that, more than anything, forgiveness means breaking mechanical patterns of thought. And that if I really want a future different from the past, I need a brand, spanking new perception, free from unconsciously adopted beliefs and behaviors.

The line that jumped out is this: “The future now is recognized as but an extension of the present.” 

We actually wake up every morning expecting more of the same. We live in an always-evolving, intensely loving and creative energy field and we tend to see nothing but the tiny wave of perception we collapsed years ago, mostly revolving around scarcity, limitations and fear.

Because our thoughts and beliefs are such powerhouses, we continue to create our worlds from this outdated information. We continue to see our lives as what we believed them to be yesterday.

And that’s where forgiveness comes in. Where surrender comes in.

If we can completely let go of every single thing we believe to be true and decide to trust — not in our intelligence or our education, but in life as it really is without the blinders, a new reality can begin to unfold.

We begin to recognize that our true nature is happiness. And that once we decide to trust, life works in our favor, people prove trustworthy, news events that seem to repeat themselves can begin anew.

Maybe Dory is actually wiser than all of us. She doesn’t need a past. Or an old story that limits or defines her.

So Dory, here’s to you and a new possibility with the rise of every morning sun.

P Sherman, 42 Wallaby Way.

And #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)

34 Responses

  1. Yes, and, when we let go and ‘let god’, a much more powerful intelligence than whatever we believe is housed between our ears is accessible and accessed.

    Love it Groutinski!!

  2. From Lise
    Good afternoon lovely lady, as always, your message is absolutely on point for the issue facing me when I get them. How do you do that? The Universe must have sent you and I am forever grateful

  3. I cherish your emails Pam Grout! This one is such a good reminder (that I needed!) to approach life with a beginner’s mind. Please know that your writing (books and emails) inspire and uplift and leave this universe a better place. Thank you!

  4. Always love your posts! But, I must have missed something along the way. What/who is P Sherman, 42 Wallaby Way?

  5. Pam I remember when I lived in a mobile home in El Cajon CA I did the exercises in E Squared. That was in 2017. The next year, my son’s third wife invited me to move to Las Vegas, NV. He sold me a small condo and she did the mortgage with a three year prepayment penalty. I would have moved at to San Diego without the prepay penalty. In retrospect, paying the prepay would have been less expensive than staying. They way the condos are constructed, I have common walls with 12 other units. I hear noises from 4 other condos which are closest to me.

  6. Amazing post! It never dawned on me I wake up every morning expecting more of the past, and not really opening to bigger better more. I’m posting a reminder on my bathroom mirror.

  7. So interesting that this hit my email in-box when it did. Honestly, I’ve struggled with the word “surrender” for so long. To me, it used to mean “to give up.” Not in a positive sense. But after reading your post I realize it’s about letting go. Wow, Pam. Just wow. And this: “The future now is recognized as but an extension of the present.” I feel so much lighter now.

  8. Pam, this is such a simple sentence. But omg how profound is it.!! Thank you for this, I love this.
    Another way to say this by Eckhart Tolle, “Your state of consciousness at this moment is the greatest determinant of your future.” I have never forgot that, because is so important when you really let this truth sink in.
    Again my dear friend, THANK YOU so much for this email! ❤️🙏🏼🙏🏼❤️

  9. Your posts are offerings, to all of us, possibly to yourself? I find it amazing that you have found a practice in expressing this one idea, over and over, and doing it in so many different ways. Personally, even though I intend to remember the lesson every day, this habit of bringing up lack and concern, seems to take a long time to wear off, it’s amazing how it got engrained in the first place. If only we could engrain the love, abundance, joy, with the same persistence! I want to believe this is possible. Your posts, and my lesson from your book about the Course, are very helpful, to keep the teaching present and to know we are not alone. Thank you Pam.

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