Why it’s only prudent to give every event in your life a five-star review

Our thoughts have the power to instantly release positive energy, or to entangle energy.”—Michele Longo-O’Donnell gratitudechangeseverything

The fifth sentence in Dr. Joe Dispenza’s book, You are the Placebo goes like this: “On a beautiful Southern California day in April, I had the privilege of being run over by an SUV in a Palm Springs triathlon.”

Say what? The privilege of being run over? That day, when he broke six vertebrae, changed his life forever. The work he’s doing now as a speaker, author and researcher would never have happened without the experiment he conducted after doctors told him his one chance of ever walking again was to have a very complicated Harrington rod surgery.

He was 23, just cocky enough to think, “I am going to heal myself. I am going to put all my conscious attention on this intelligence within me. I am going to surrender to this greater, unlimited power and allow it to heal me.”

Doctors, of course, thought he was plum nuts. But nine and a half weeks after the accident, he walked back into his life—without a body cast or surgery. Within ten weeks he was again seeing patients at his chiropractic clinic and training with weights.

No matter what happens in our lives, we have the choice of how we will interpret it. For me, it only makes sense to proclaim “This is the best thing that ever happened to me.” No matter what it is.

A treasured member of one of my power posses told two stories that perfectly illustrate this principle.

She lives on a farm, by herself, and noticed last week there were hundreds of wasps swarming her grill. Sure enough, she opened the grill and found a wasps’ nest as big as a Frisbee. At first, like any sensible person, she panicked and began pacing. But only for a short time. Only long enough to remember this important truth: “I have control over the energy I put forth into the universe and this is not what I want to emit.”

She calmly let go of her wasp dilemma and said to the universe, “Okay, this is your deal. I’m going to trust this will all work out.”

On Friday, she noticed the wasps were no longer circling. Very gingerly, she opened the grill and the Frisbee-sized wasp nest was gone. Disappeared. No longer.

That same week, her car broke down on the side of the highway. Her phone, she noticed, had two percent power left. Once again, she started to panic. But again realized, “I only want to put out clear, trusting energy.”

On a hunch, she pulled down her visor and a card fell out. She’d completely forgotten she had AAA roadside assistance. And with her 2 percent phone power, she called and patiently waited while a very slow-talking operator finally took down her details. Within 10 minutes, a tow truck showed up, delivered her car to a repair shop and took her safely to where she needed to be.

The next day her car was ready and, when she pulled out a card to pay, was told: “No charge. Your car’s still under warranty.”

“Under warranty?” she said. “My car is more than 10 years old.”

Not only that, but the tow truck driver asked her out on a date.

So I ask you? What energy do you put out when things do not appear to be working in your favor? It’s always your choice.

And lastly, I want to announce the Hay House is offering three bonuses for anyone who orders my new book before August 30. Find out how at this link:

Pam Grout is the author of 18 books including E-Squared: 9 Do-it-Yourself Energy Experiments that Prove Your Thoughts Create Your Reality and the about to be released, Thank and Grow Rich: a 30-day Experiment in Shameless Gratitude and Unabashed Joy

Why I’m the luckiest person on the planet, Episode 23

“If you want to be chronically unhappy, I’m probably going to annoy you.”—Pamela Gail Johnson

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Just a warning! I’m sort of in the mood to gush. So if you’re committed to being out of sorts today (It’s okay. I do it, too, sometimes), you may want to click out now.

I’m jazzed for many, many reasons. I’m heading to Montreal tomorrow for a press trip on urban gardens. My gorgeous daughter is sending oodles of cool pictures from her trip to Italy. And I’m pumped, because I’m alive and because all of you are JUST. SO. COOL!!! I love every last one of you—all your comments, all your stories, all your beautiful emails. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

And if that wasn’t enough, Hay House is currently rolling out the publicity campaign for Thank & Grow Rich. They’re tweeting and posting some of the book’s party games that readers can use to build their abundance portfolio. Even Louise Hay mentioned how much she’s enjoying them.

The first game (there’s a whole scavenger hunt along with gifts from the universe) asks readers to share something insignificant and/or impractical that they love anyway.

So far, just to mention a couple, I’ve seen new crayons, surprise candy bars, whistling, action figures, cold water with fresh peppermint, bluegrass music, cherry blossoms and opening the window to shout “Good morning” to the new day.

And while some might argue these things are “no big deal,” I believe they’re everything. Noticing your gifts (and we all have so many) is truly the secret to a meaningful life.

Gratitude puts you on a frequency of joy and awe that activates the magic.

It helps you see what God sees. It kicks off a magnificent spiritual adventure where you can see the signs, blessings and guidance that do NOT have an on and off switch. The only reason we miss them is because we’re too invested in the old story.

So here’s a NEW story from Melissa J. Haynes, a fellow Course in Miracles fanatic. You may remember her book, Learning to Play with a Lion’s Testicles (yes, really) that Ellen DeGeneres featured on her show and I featured on my blog after Melissa won the prize from my last book, E-Cubed.

Ten days ago, her best friend, Rufus, died. He was a beautiful German Shepherd who she’d asked to give her a sign that he was okay.

She told him “a beautiful sunset is not a sign. I want something really specific. I need to know it’s you, Rufus.”

Three days passed, no sign.

A few days ago, she took her three-year-old to McDonald’s for breakfast. Her daughter, as three-year-olds are known to do, asked for the obligatory toy.

When Melissa opened it, she nearly fell over. It was a stuffed dog with a blue wheelchair.

Her daughter exclaimed, “Why does he have a blue wheelchair just like Rufus? Is his name Rufus, too?”

“I don’t think so,” Melissa said. “It’s just Rufus’s way of telling us he’s alright. He’s just out of view.”

To see the picture of Rufus and his blue wheelchair and to read Melissa’s wonderful blog, click  here:

So thank you guys for being here on this journey with me. I can’t even begin to express my gratitude for all you do.

Pam Grout is the author of 18 books including E-Squared: 9 Do-it-Yourself Energy Experiments that Prove Your Thoughts Create Your Reality and the about to be released, Thank and Grow Rich: a 30-day Experiment in Shameless Gratitude and Unabashed Joy

Which narrative do you choose for your life?

“Place yourself in wonder and awe.”—Michael Beckwith

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Contraction? Expansion?

Fear? Love?

News?  Nature and it’s never-ending beat?

Politics? Cosmic Celebration?

So grateful I get to choose what’s trending in my life.

Pam Grout is the author of 18 books including E-Squared: 9 Do-it-Yourself Energy Experiments that Prove Your Thoughts Create Your Reality and the about to be released, Thank and Grow Rich: a 30-day Experiment in Shameless Gratitude and Unabashed Joy

Magical stories for yet another magical week

“It’s important to goose up your ability to know it (your intention) before you see it.”—Abraham-Hicks 

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Thanks to the wonders of technology, I am able to post this blog even though I’m on assignment in Colorado.

I’m getting lots of feedback that you guys dig my sharing of miracle stories.

So here are three more:

Story #1:

“Pam, if I could hug you right now I would. I have been a believer in Universal Laws for 9 years, NINE! But I have struggled. I’ve tried so many things I was told would work, and I finally gave up.”

Until….

“Your book E2 has been so helpful to me! I’m getting the hang of this! I even went out and bought E3 yesterday. Things that I have manifested are an RV for $500, and a new job

“I’ll elaborate. My husband and I are RV enthusiasts/tiny house lovers. We decided we wanted to move into an RV, or at least buy one. We also wanted a cool project. That same day, we came across a 1983 Winnebago Brave for $500!!! It has 16k miles on the motor! That is a freaking steal! I should have asked for God to give it to me for free

“The second thing was more recent, on July 2nd. I asked for a new job, and was hired back at my old company (where I worked before our daughter was born) within 48 hours! I was also given 7k more a year in my salary than what was advertised! Just because they liked me and felt I deserved it! WHOA!”

Story #2:

“After starting your E-Squared book several days ago, I put the first exercise into practice. The next day a very unusual and pretty rare guitar that I’ve been seeking appeared on a local auction site for an excellent price. It’s worth pointing out that the market here for such items is really small and the odds of exactly the correct guitar (colour, year of issue etc.) coming up at all are fairly long. Today the auction ended and although – because of the good quality nature of the instrument – I would normally have expected to pay a good deal more for it, the final price was just $25 or so more than the starting figure. That is very uncanny. Thanks very much for your help.”

Story #3:

“I can count the number of times I have gotten a wrapped gift on one hand. Don’t get me wrong, my family and friends get me gifts, but they’re usually not wrapped.

“The other day I was reading through your book for the 100th time (I kid you not) I thought, “Wouldn’t it be nice if I got a gift in the next two days?”

“But I forgot about it instantly and just went back to my day. That evening my dad kept talking about something related to Amazon but I wasn’t listening. He was telling my mom about how he got a call this afternoon which was just a few minutes after I made the wish.

“Then he turns to me and says “apparently your sister is sending you something on Amazon.

“I got it that evening and it was gift wrapped!! It was a handbag I have been pining over and my sister who lives in a whole different country sends it to me the exact same day, I made the wish.

“Which goes to show two things:

1. Pam Grout is awesome

2. If you think about something you don’t have to keep thinking about it over an over again. Even a second on focusing on it enough. Which is proof of just how powerful our minds are.”

Amen, thanks for sharing and pass the champagne!!

Pam Grout is the author of 18 books including E-Squared: 9 Do-it-Yourself Energy Experiments that Prove Your Thoughts Create Your Reality and the about to be released, Thank and Grow Rich: a 30-day Experiment in Shameless Gratitude and Unabashed Joy

What’s in your hologram?

“The separated ones have invented many “cures” for what they believe to be “the ills of the world.” But the one thing they do not do is question the reality of the problem.”–A Course in Miracles Futuristic Background

We live in a quantum age where people can instantaneously text each other across the planet, repair detached retinas with nothing but laser beams and use little handheld devices to get money-saving Groupons.

Yet, in our thinking, our applications of these new truths, we’re lagging sorely behind. We’re still using industrial age thinking. We’re not using the incredible power of our consciousness. Our consciousness that can and does create worlds.

We’re more than a century into this new quantum reality and we’ve barely budged in our thinking. We haven’t even begun to use these startling new processes in our personal lives. Instead, we invest our thoughts, our power, if you will, in victimhood, in this idea that life happens to us. Our consciousness is mired in old ways of doing things, old ways of thinking.

This warped view of reality wouldn’t be an issue if our thoughts were mere puffs of smoke, blown away by the next breeze.

But our thoughts are insanely powerful.

Like radio signals, our thoughts broadcast our beliefs and expectations out into the quantum field (or what I like to call the Field of Infinite Potentiality) and bring back into our lives an exact vibrational match.

Quantum physicists have proven that it’s impossible for us to look at anything without impacting the thing we’re looking at. It’s called the observer effect and while it has wreaked havoc on everything we thought we knew about the way the world works, it’s actually quite exciting. Because it means:

1. We’re not stuck with the 3-D reality we think is reality.
2. We’re not helpless victims.

What we now know is that everything we think is an objective world “out there” is nothing but a reflection of what exists in here. And by “in here” I mean the consciousness that is doing the observing.

Frank shared a wonderful story yesterday at my Possibility Posse that illustrates this perfectly.

He was subbing at one of the middle schools here in Lawrence. He was running late, didn’t have time to get still, to get his spiritual game on. First period came and went.

“Man,” he thought to himself, “this middle school has the worst kids I’ve ever taught.”

Luckily, the next period was what they call “planning period.”

Since he was a sub and didn’t have anything to plan, he took the 50 minutes and meditated.

And guess what? The kids in periods three through sixth were “the best kids he ever had.”

Remember, folks, the world we see out there is a hologram of what’s in our consciousness.

Pam Grout is the author of 18 books including E-Squared: 9 Do-it-Yourself Energy Experiments that Prove Your Thoughts Create Your Reality and the about to be released, Thank and Grow Rich: a 30-day Experiment in Shameless Gratitude and Unabashed Joy

Notes from the frontiers of magic and enchantment

“When they go low, we go high.”–Michelle Obama

2015 iHeartRadio Music Festival - Day 2You know that declaration I make every morning? That something amazingly awesome is going to happen to me today.

Well, yesterday I was minding my own business after a fun breakfast with my pickleball pals and I get a message from an editor at People magazine.

“I know it’s last minute,” she said. “But would you be willing to interview Blake Shelton? He’s doing a pop-up concert in Kansas City. Could you possibly find time to go to the concert and imbibe in the free cocktails and hors d’oeuvres his new vodka company is offering to VIP’s beforehand.”

Ummmm……let me think about it.

You want to pay me to go meet a tall handsome man who sings?

I’ll bet you can guess what I did last night.

The point is, my friends, you never know what amazing thing might happen.

And with that, I give you a couple more fun stories about zeroes and asking largely, straight from my magical inbox.

Story A. “Being one who loves finding money on the ground, I usually have a habit of putting the coins in a bowl until I have enough for the coveted morning cup of coffee. Working at a school, it usually doesn’t take that long. After reading the experiment about asking the FP to show himself, prove himself and quit playing hide and seek, I decided to “think big!”

“So I asked him for a five dollar bill. I gave the FP 48 hours before I wanted to find a juicy, fat five spot lying on the ground. After all, I’ve read somewhere that you can go to the ocean with a thimble or a bucket – the ocean doesn’t care.

“Long story short, I was cruising through my everyday affairs at High School USA when there, right in front of me, sat a ten dollar bill. A ten! I immediately got mad at myself! “Why didn’t I ask for a hundred? Or a thousand?

Story B. “Hi Pam, thought I’d share our recent blessings. I read E-Squared about a year ago. I was thinking about re reading it, I have it on my iPad so no dramas. We were at the library and there on the shelf shouting at me was E-cubed.

“I got it out and started manifesting. I use my fridge as the sound board and write my requests on a magnetic white board. I started off with $2000 please. Within a month or so we had received that amount from various places, cheques, funding, rebates etc. I had lots of little signs in between.

“The secret joke between me and the universe had me in stitches. I decided to go bigger. I asked for gifts or prizes totally $7000. My son is a squash player and he is pretty tuned into the manifesting world and he wants to go to college in America under a squash scholarship. Out of the blue, he was approached by a private boarding school over there asking him to consider a fully-funded place there. He applied and yesterday we got confirmation he had been accepted. The rough amount they cover was not $7000 but $70,000! I suppose I did say approx. What’s a zero anyway? I’ve been telling my friends to “just ask the fridge”! Thanks Pam!!

And thank you, my beautiful miracle believers. Remember, ask largely!!!

Pam Grout is the author of 18 books including E-Squared: 9 Do-it-Yourself Energy Experiments that Prove Your Thoughts Create Your Reality and the about to be released, Thank and Grow Rich: a 30-day Experiment in Shameless Gratitude and Unabashed Joy

Quit thinking. Start thanking.

“Love, peace, joy, and harmony are the best vitamins in the universe.”–Philip Arnold

thank and growYesterday on Instagram, I added the #hashtags for the Thank & Grow Rich scavenger hunt. If you’re new to the party, I should probably explain that Thank & Grow Rich is the title of my new book. In it, I offer what I call 27 party games for getting your gratitude on.
And because I think community is SO. DERNED. IMPORTANT. I’ve created a forum and a scavenger hunt for people to share their gratitude “finds.”

I’ve discovered for myself that when I’m in a good place, when I feel joyful, I am better able to respond to events and issues in my life and in the world.

It seems to me that one of the biggest issues many of us in the privileged world face is extreme mind suffering, turning ourselves into pretzels in our heads, being somewhere other than where we are.

And that’s what this book addresses.

To me, holding Truth, raving about possibility, sharing our miracles is one of the most important things we can do for ourselves and for the whole of mankind.

My vision for the Thank & Grow Rich Community is to come together to celebrate and appreciate this mysterious and beautiful world we inhabit together.

Here’s a short excerpt from the book that will debut next month:

In my quest to “heal myself,” I have been to therapy, analyzed my dreams, gotten rebirthed, written scathing letters to my parents, walked on coals, and read hundreds of self-help books. Maybe thousands.

You’d think I’d be hanging out with Oprah by now. But it wasn’t until I embarked on a simple practice of gratitude that I finally got what I’d been looking for all these years.

The reason I looked down my nose at this practice that, in one way or another, has been around for thousands of years (even the Bible says, “In all things, give thanks”) is because, well, it seemed way too simplistic. Getting “happy” can’t be that easy. Right?

I’d been taught that the only way to “heal myself” was to put in my time, dig up my broken places. I’d been taught that if I gave enough effort, I would eventually someday “get it.” Whatever “it” was.

I tried to think my way out of problems. I tried to analyze what was going wrong.

Little did I realize that all my thinking was a trap, a prison that put me over and over again in solitary confinement.

It wasn’t until I began to actively look around at all my blessings that it dawned on me: Everything is exactly perfect just the way it is. I’m exactly perfect just the way I am.

I call it being on the frequency of joy and gratitude, turning in to the Divine Buzz (D-Buzz.) The Divine Buzz, while known by many other names, is an energetic cha-cha- cha of a force that wants to interact and have fun with you.

In the book that’s subtitled “A 30-Day Experiment in Shameless Gratitude and Unabashed Joy,” I offer a very concrete practice for connecting to the Divine Buzz.

I hope you’ll join us.

Pam Grout is the author of 18 books including E-Squared: 9 Do-it-Yourself Energy Experiments that Prove Your Thoughts Create Your Reality and the about to be released, Thank and Grow Rich: a 30-day Experiment in Shameless Gratitude and Unabashed Joy.

Why I switched my morning newspaper habit

“Too many blessings, too little appreciation.”–Don Henley

6c073fad0d388ff49cc41e8a6285c674So yesterday, a guy from England tweeted this: “Switched my morning online news paper reading to ‪@PamGrout’s blog instead. It’s a much nicer experience.”

That might just be the nicest thing anybody ever said about me.

And it gives me hope that our team is expanding. Our team of believers who know that love is always the right approach. That possibilities are endless once you take your focus off the one story (it hasn’t changed in many years) dispensed by the news.

So go team!

I promised to send the P.S. to Michelle’s story. Here it is:

It’s Michelle from Germany, I wrote you in April about my plans to walk the Way of St. James and how the universe sent me beautiful signs. After 7 weeks I’m now back home and overjoyed I walked the Camino. You asked me for a report about my journey, so here I am;)

First of all, I must say that this pilgrimage in general was an unique experience, because you meet so many different inspiring people from all over the world and everyone has his own personal story. You walk across a beautiful country with great nature and you learn so much about yourself, your body AND your soul. So I can really recommend it to everyone. But I wanted to tell you about my amazing manifestations and experiences with the field of potential (Or how I call it : Dschinni and I feel like Aladdin). It would take too long to talk about all miracles of my journey but I want to list my Top 5;)

1. My body: well, I’m still impressed how my thoughts influenced my health on the Camino. I wasn’t an experienced hiker but I walked the whole way with almost no pain. Nothing hurt, my legs, my back, my feet, everything was fine. Because I decided on my first day: “I can do it! I will walk the whole thing and will not take the bus. By body is strong enough”. And I repeated it every morning. And the highlight was (some pilgrims didn’t believe me): I walked these 900 kilometer without any blisters on my feet. Not one! Because I worked hand in hand with the field. To reinforce this effect, I gave away all my blistering plasters and medicines to other pilgrims who really needed it. I’m so thankful!

2. My little gift: right before the city Pamplona, I did the experiment number 1 and asked for a little gift in the evening. By the way, I listened to your audiobook E-Squared almost every day. Some hours later, I stayed in a lovely albergue and sat in the garden. Suddenly, a pilgrim who was an utter stranger to me came to me and said out of nowhere: “ Hello. I’m sorry but do you know the Law of Attraction?” How awesome was that! We talked a lot and exchanges our experiences with the field.

3. My birthday: I also spent my 23th birthday on the Camino. 3 or 4 days before I said to Dschinni: “ Alright, my dear. What about a nice birthday gift for me? It’s your choice what it will be, just surprise me!” I had a beautiful walk on my own during my birthday. In the evening I chose a very small albergue in a little, nearly abandoned village. Suddenly, six of my “old” pilgrim friends stood in front of me. It happens that you lose each other on the Camino because of different walking speeds, plans or whatever. I hadn’t seen them for almost 2 weeks! And then they stood right in front of me! All of them! Independently, we all decided on that day to rest in the same village AND in the same albergue. So we celebrated my birthday together with a nice dinner, cake, singing and a lot of wine. What a great birthday gift from the field!

4. My free night in a luxury hotel: This was quite funny. Because I decided to try out something new and wanted to manifest a certain thing. So 10 days before my arrival in Santiago de Compostela, I asked the universe for a nice costless hotel. After all these weeks in the albergues (where 30 to 40 people sleep in one room) I thought I would deserve a little bit of luxury. But I guessed, maybe this manifestation will need more time so I did my affirmation 10 days before my arrival. But Dschinni wanted to impress me. Two days later, in Leon, I was looking for an albergue and met a pilgrim friend again. She is from Los Angeles and I helped her to find the right way and the albergue the day before. And she said: “ You know what? I just booked a nice hotel here. It’s a double room and you can joy me. It’s already paid. I know you’re a student on a budget and I don’t want money from you. You helped me yesterday, I help you today” How amazing was that, I was so shocked and happy at the same time! And the hotel was really luxury, much more than in my thoughts. But I think, my Dschinni likes me;)

5. It was a very hot day and my water was used up. I sat down on a bench in a little village and had no idea where I could get new water. Everything was closed (during the siesta, it’s really like in a ghost town, nobody was there). I tried to calm down and asked my Dschinni for help. One minute later, a front door opened on the other side of the street. A very old Spanish man came over to me, smiled and gave me a glass of water. So amazing! After I drank it, he wanted me to follow him. He leaded me to a hidden drinking water fountain where I could backfill my bottle.

These were just some examples from my Camino-miracles. Every day I experienced something new and remarkable, from little to big things. And with every day, with every step I lost my fear more and more. My fear of my future, of travelling, of failure. On the Way, there is an important place which is called “Cruz de Ferro”. It’s a memorial standing on a hill of stones. The tradition is that the pilgrim brings a small stone from his home to this Cruz de Ferro and leaves it there as a sign of his burden. So I left my stone there, I left my fear of everything there and decided to replace it with hope, trust and courage. This was very emotional.

Now I’m remembering something a woman from India said to me right before Santiago. “You know, Michelle, the universe seeks the perfect point of time for everyone to send him on the Camino. There aren’t any coincidences.” I think she’s right. It was the perfect time for me to lose my fear on the Way of St. James. But I’m not sure I would have do it without your books. They gave me so much power and trust. Thank you very very very very very very much, Pam!!!!;) Dschinni and me, we owe you a lot!

Blessings and joy,
Michelle

Thank you so much, Michelle, for being an inspiration to all of us.

And with that, I’m signing off with my wishes for a weekend that gives you endless joy.

Pam Grout is the author of 18 books including E-Squared: 9 Do-it-Yourself Energy Experiments that Prove Your Thoughts Create Your Reality and the about to be released, Thank and Grow Rich: a 30-day Experiment in Shameless

So you want to travel? Here’s how

“The power of gathering inspires us, delightfully, to be more hopeful, more joyful, more thoughtful: in a word, more alive.” –Alice Waters

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My vision for this blog is to celebrate what’s possible. To remind myself (and anyone who cares to read along) of all that’s going right in the world.

I think it’s important to keep talking about miracles, to keep the story about our connection—to each other and to the bigger thing that orchestrates it all—on the front burner.

I do this to be in service to the new world that’s trying to be born.

To that end, I’d like to share a few “travel stories.” As most of you know, I’m a travel writer. So I’m especially excited to share these three manifestations from readers. Enjoy!!

1. “My girlfriend’s birthday was coming up and I knew that she wanted it to be a special one with just the two of us.

“Not having enough funds at the time for a weekend getaway, I left it up to the universe. I wrote down what I wanted: a trip for two within a three hour radius of home, an overnight stay in a nice hotel or B&B with nice places to walk nearby and lots of things to do. I put it away for the month and the day before her birthday,I sent a couple text messages out to friends that may have known about an inexpensive country place and the first one to write back had an entire weekend package that include a wonderful hotel, tourist tickets to nearby attractions, dinner for two and an open bar tab at a local pub. I pitched in and bought all the fixings for a picnic basket and we visited a local winery too. It was amazing serendipity!”

2. “Your book couldn’t have come at a better time. (Not that there’s a wrong time for embracing manifesting what you want in your life!) I used to play games with manifestation and believed that anything was possible. It was like having a Genie in a bottle that I could summon at my whim at any time I wanted. Fast forward through a very emotionally and financially devastating divorce and I suffered from manifesting amnesia,,,that is until I was told about E2.

“Your book has reawakened what is possible. I read and did the experiments in the first several chapters and with each one I brushed off the dust on the magic that for some unknown reason I had shelved for over eight years.

“It wasn’t until I hit the chapter on calling something into your life and giving it a 48 hour time frame in which to materialize that I was reunited with the gift. While I wrote down in my log what I wanted to have transpire, I thought “Go big or go home!” I wished to manifest a free airline ticket to someplace exotic that I had not been before.

“It seemed very ballsy to put such a brief deadline on something so outrageous! I did so and threw caution to the wind on a Monday at noon .I envisioned going to my mailbox and taking out a ticket with my name printed on it. I imagined how ecstatic I would feel when I was packing for my trip abroad. I visualized possible ways that I might be alerted to my free ticket. I thought about contests that I had entered online over the past year and perhaps I would be emailed that I was the lucky winner!

“Well, Wednesday at noon rolled around and the 48 hours was up. However, I had not yet been informed about my free airline ticket. I did not lose hope. Instead, I was convinced that the ticket was on it’s way and that perhaps I had a new mailman that was detaining my ticket. Or, that the email informing me was sitting in my spam folder. I was not wavering from the fact that my airline ticket was coming.

“The following day, I met a coworker for Happy Hour. We spent the first few minutes catching up and then out of the blue she said, “I have something to ask you, and don’t say no until you hear me out.” I sat back and heard her continue, “I am going on a trip and want you to come with me. I will pay for the airfare and the hotel, all you have to do is pay for your meals. I want us to go to Barcelona Spain!”

“I sat there beaming and totally floored. Not only was it such a generous offer, but my wish for a free airline ticket to someplace exotic had just been delivered in the most unexpected way! I, of course, told her about E2 and the experiment. I told her, jokingly, “So, you were a day late, but I’ll take it!” She replied with, “Actually, I started thinking about you being the person I would ask two days ago!” She ordered both of your books (E2 and E3) on the spot.”

3. “My name is Michelle, I’m 22 years old and come from Germany. I owe you and your books a lot and I want to tell you about my story and why I want to thank you. I started reading “E-Squared” a year ago and like many other people I discovered how powerful our thoughts can be and enjoyed testing these experiments. I’ve learned that the experiment number 5, where the field of energy gives me a reliable answer to a certain question, works for me in an especially impressive way.

“I’ve accomplished my university degree two months ago and felt the desire to go abroad before I would start working in a publishing house in October. But you must know that I was a frightened girl ore more specifically in everyday situations I was a very confident and balanced person, but the idea of traveling alone or live outside my comfort zone frightened me in a terrible way. The absurd thing: I WANTED to travel, to meet new people, to gain experience, to see other countries. But the fear was always bigger.

“After my high school I’ve planned to travel Europe for three months…I cancelled my trip 3 days before my departure because of fear. A few years later I got the chance to live in Ireland for a study abroad. I‘ve won out applicants for this place at university….and cancelled it a few weeks before my departure so another student could get this place.

“But this time, I knew I have to do it. And then I saw a documentation about the Way of St. James and I was very excited. In the following weeks I’ve read a lot about this pilgrimage across France and Spain to Santiago de Compostela, which would take 2 months. I knew that I wanted to do this walk and also knew that I have to do it alone). But of course, there was this little stupid spoilsport named fear, who said to me: “Are you serious, Michelle? You just can’t walk 900 kilometers through two countries by your own. You can’t even speak Spanish. By the way, it’s a little bit dangerous, don’t you think so? And it’s also physically demanding. You just can’t do that, you little silly girl!”

“But this time, I decided to not listen to this voice. I knew that meanwhile a lot of young women walk this Way of St. James on their own and that it is not dangerous. But of course I was still frightened, so I did the experiment number 5 and asked the field whether I should do this journey. The results were amazing!!!

“1. The next morning, I checked my mails and got an (automatic) message from my Amazon Prime that one single movie was put online today and that “they” want to recommend me this movie. And what was it? The movie “The Way”, in which the outstanding Martin Sheen walks the Way of St. James across Spain.

2. At the same day, I took a bus to visit a friend in the city where I studied. Next to me an elderly woman suddenly took a book out of her handbag. I was shocked and happy at the same time. It was the novel “I’m Off Then: Losing and Finding Myself on the Camino de Santiago” by Hape Kerkeling. He is a very famous comedian in Germany, who wrote this novel about his pilgrimage a few years ago. I got into conversation with her and she told me that she regrets she didn’t walk the way when she was younger.

3. The next day, my friend wanted to check out a new restaurant. It was a beautiful sunny day and the waiter leaded us to the only table which was still free. And there it was! The table stood directly in front of a tree, on which a scallop was depicted. The scallop is THE symbol for the Way of St. James and the pilgrims. It also marks the way which you have to follow to Santiago, it’s the signpost. At home, I did research and discovered: the Way of St. James also runs across the city I studied for the last three years. I had no idea!

4. In the evening, my aunt called me and asked me whether I wanted to go to the cinema with her. I asked “ Sure, which movie”, but I already guessed it. “I’m Off Then: Losing and Finding Myself on the Camino de Santiago. Did you know they made a film of Hape’s novel?” I was so grateful and knew I got my answer.

But I wanted to go one better because it was so inspiring and also fun do get my answer from the universe. So I said to the field: “Ok, my dear. What about a small challenge? If you want me to walk the Way of St. James this summer, will you please ensure that my parents (who didn’t know anything about my plans at that time) will give me a small, light, brown and bound in leather book for a Christmas present. I will use it as my travel journal.”….and a few weeks later on Christmas Eve my parents give me EXACTLY what I asked the universe before. When I unpacked my present, I started crying and tell my parents the whole story. They were shocked and explained that they saw this book at a Christmas market and felt that I should have it. It was so wonderful!!!

So now the arrangements were made and I will start my journey next month.”

Stay tuned, dear readers, because Michelle just emailed me again. She’s back from her amazing journey and yes, miracles abounded.

To be continued.

Pam Grout is the author of 18 books including E-Squared: 9 Do-it-Yourself Energy Experiments that Prove Your Thoughts Create Your Reality and the about to be released, Thank and Grow Rich: a 30-day Experiment in Shameless Gratitude and Unabashed Joy

Changing the dominant paradigm one thought at a time

“Accepting the idea there were going to be no problems was a greater adjustment than one might think.” –Glenda Green

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I’d like to interrupt this blog with an important non-commercial announcement.

You are already a master at creating reality.

You can’t not be.

By virtue of being alive, this power is yours. Like all things vital to your well-being—air and sunshine, to name a couple you already take for granted—the energy to create worlds is your birthright. You do it every day, at every second.

The trick is to let got of the default “reality” you focus on now.

Once you do, the minute you let go of the “reality” you were mistakenly taught, it’s impossible to avoid joy, peace and daily blessings. They will stalk you like Freddy Krueger.

You have been taught that “life is a struggle,” that “nothing comes easy.” You have erroneously mastered the idea that people are not to be trusted, that it’s important to “be careful.”

And look how good you’ve been at creating THAT reality. In fact, it would be highly appropriate to get up right now and take a bow.

And while you’re standing, go ahead and do the “Harlem Shuffle” because once you let go of the “old reality” you created so successfully, the one with the deck of cards that proclaims “sickness is inevitable,” “abundance is limited,” “good things sometimes happen, but not all the time,” you can customize your reality to your liking.

Congratulations! You are now free to roam around the planet.

Pam Grout is the author of 18 books including E-Squared: 9 Do-it-Yourself Energy Experiments that Prove Your Thoughts Create Your Reality and the about to be released, Thank and Grow Rich: a 30-day Experiment in Shameless Gratitude and Unabashed Joy