“We, the greatest of all creators, with capabilities to build cities and inspire nations, are squandering our time watching reruns of The Office. We have forgotten that whole galaxies exist within our grasp”

Pam Grout

#1 New York Times Bestselling Author

“We, the greatest of all creators, with capabilities to build cities and inspire nations, are squandering our time watching reruns of I Love Lucy. We have forgotten that whole galaxies exist within our grasp”
Pam Grout

#1 New York Times Bestselling Author

Hi! Welcome to the internet home of Pam Grout.

I am the author of 20 books, two screenplays, a live soap opera, a TV series and enough magazine articles that I haven’t starved in 25 years without a 9-5 job. On this site, you’ll find all sorts of information about my books and about my career as a freelance magazine and travel writer.

If you’re an editor, you can easily click on Portfolio to view writing samples from my illustrious magazine and newspaper career.

If you’re looking for a speaker, you can contact my agent at CAA (Creative Artists Agency) here.

 

And if you’re a reader of my books, you can find out more about me, read excerpts and take quizzes to see if you’re qualified as an artist, a manifester or a P.L.B. (that’s person who lives big for those who haven’t yet read Living Big!) And if you’re really jazzed, simply click here or on that orange RSS feed icon in the top right corner and subscribe to my free blog.

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222 Foundation

The Taz Grout 222 Foundation was launched to honor Tasman McKay Grout who spent 25 short years on the planet inspiring everyone who knew her to live and love better. Everything she stood for was some variation of this theme: create relentlessly, love fiercely and do quiet, kind things for the underdog.

Each year on February 22, the 222 Foundation awards a $12,222 grant to an innovative project or person with a big idea to change consciousness and therefore change the world.

We look for projects that support the following ideas:

1. A change in perspective is our greatest need. We believe all people (no exceptions) long to be generous and create beautiful things.

2. Today’s hopelessness is based on false premises. We look to defy the old story of scarcity, lack and the need to fight for resources. We aim to prove that the universe, once liberated from no-longer-working paradigms of scarcity, is generative and endlessly abundant.

3. The us against them model is kaput. We believe all humans are interconnected and that even tiny actions have great significance

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Going up?

“My anthem is the feisty joy parade that goes from my heart to yours.”—Chelan Harkin

So in this video (that I’m going to try to add to the bottom of this post), Mike Dooley asked for my elevator speech.

I said something like, Gosh, “I guess I should write one” even though I know full well nobody can be contained within a label, a description or even an elevator speech.

But since he asked, I looked up the definition and discovered a good elevator speech explains what I’m up to, what project I’m working on, what comes next for me.

And even though my cultural programming instructs me to articulate something that sounds impressive and/or fulfilling, I concluded–upon a bit of inner reflection–that my only mission is to BE love. Right here. Right now.

I know. I know. It sounds flimsy and woo-woo and shouldn’t I have more goals?

But upon even more inner reflection, I concluded that “well, what else could I possibly want? What else beyond love would I ever want to experience or would I ever want anyone else to experience?”

So screw it! That’s my elevator speech. My mission is to overcome all limiting beliefs that would block this indwelling source of love. And to know that love is not something you find in people, places or things. It’s a life energy that dwells within, a powerful force that yearns to make its presence known.

All of us are inherently happy and worthy of love and acceptance. So my elevator pitch, if I ever get asked again, is: I, Pam Grout, am a love activist. #222 Forever.

Here’s the video and here’s where you can join us for our 21-day Magical Mystery Manifestation Adventure.

Have the most extraordinarily epic weekend of your life, my beautiful compatriots of joy. #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) that has just been turned into an app. Badass ACIM (badass-acim.com)

Appearances, be damned!

“Walk so lightly, my darling. On tiptoes with no luggage, completely unencumbered.”– Aldous Huxley

If you’ve been here for awhile, at this celebration known colloquially as a blog, you know I live to share miracle stories.

To me, they’re the equivalent of the 4-minute mile. They demonstrate that “hey, maybe there IS another possibility.” Maybe all those rigid ideas and expectations that consume most of our waking energy aren’t rock solid truth.

Today’s miracle comes from one of my possibility posse mates. And I love it SO MUCH because she’s the one who instigated it. She’s the one who made it happen. I like that in a miracle.

You might have heard about the NCAA National Championships. The KU Jayhawks, 15 points down at the half, came back and captured the title.  Retiring to the locker room at half time, Christian Braun asked David McCormack, “What are you smiling about? They’re killing us.” And McCormack says, “I don’t understand why you’re upset. We got this. We know how to do this. It’s our destiny.”

I don’t know for sure he used the word destiny, but you get the point. He refused to despair over “appearances.”

As did my miracle-inducing posse mate who joined 70,000 fans in gleeful celebration on Mass Street in Lawrence, Kansas. Considering our official population is 94K, this was what you might call a decent turnout. Everybody’s slapping hands and everybody loves everybody and well, it seemed more like life should always be.

But back to the miracle. Soon after arriving, Robbin noticed while swimming in that sea of humanity, she’d lost her friends and her phone. Most humans would have panicked at that point. But not Robbin. She just continued reveling in the exuberant party. She continued having a rip-roaring good time.

The Huxley quote above started by saying, “There are quicksands all about you, sucking at your feet, trying to suck you down into fear and self-pity and despair. That’s why you must WALK LIGHTLY.”

Yes, I know life sometimes appears scary and worthy of despair, but it’s only because that’s what we’ve been mentally rehearsing. Quite actively rehearsing, I might add, for the past couple years.

But when you recognize, like Robbin did, like David McCormack did, that appearances are TEMPORARY and that a BUNCH of other possibilities are just as valid, just as likely, you can WALK LIGHTLY.

And, of course, you can guess what I’m about to say. Robbin found the friends, was reunited with her phone and everything turned out groovy keen.

Mike Dooley and I are going to be walking lightly in our 21-day Magical Mystery Manifestation Adventure that you’re invited to join here.

Have the most sensational weekend of your life, my beautiful, amazing compatriots of joy. #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) that has just been turned into an app. Badass ACIM (badass-acim.com)

Law of Attraction Strikes Again

“Grace is always right there holding your hand.”—Jim Carrey

This is the bingo card for the Magical Mystery Manifestation Adventure. And, yes, we plan to manifest all these things!!!

When I first wrote E-Squared, when it was still called God Doesn’t Have Bad Hair Days, I had never heard the term Law of Attraction. This was in the early 2000’s before The Secret had become a household word.

I was certainly practicing the Law of Attraction, because well, you can’t NOT practice it. It’d be like trying to defy gravity. I was just coming at it from a different metaphysical angle, using practices I’d learned from Unity. Potato-potatoh!

At all times, we emit an energetic vibration that affects what we pull in from the big cosmic energy field. It may appear that things “just happen,” but, in reality, we constantly attract — to use that terminology — experiences that match our energetic frequency.   

That’s why it’s so important to practice gratitude, to focus on possibilities, to let go of old patterns and beliefs.

When you live on a frequency of trust, when you know that generosity, kindness and goodness is the state of the world, amazing things happen.

Essential to this state of grace is becoming willing to entertain the unknown. That’s not always comfortable–most of us prefer to repeat the past.

But once you really, really get it, when you figure out how much the universe desires to bless you, you begin attracting beautiful things, amazing people, oh-wow experiences.

And you really don’t have to do anything. This is the part that trips people up. Not do anything? But what about all those affirmations? What about my vision board?

Those things are all really fun. But the important component is always your invisible energetic frequency, your state of attraction, so to speak.

I’m at a point in my life and career where I just trust that cool things will come my way. Like I was just invited on a cruise to Portugal on some brand new ship that just debuted.

I don’t really plan these things, per se. I just trust that if my vibrational frequency is focused on gratitude, goodness and blessings, that’s what will show up. It’s classic Law of Attraction. Keep your vibration clear, loving and pure and voila! Awesome sh*t happens!

Recently, a fantastic opportunity landed on my doorstep with none other than The Universe itself.  Or rather the guy — Mike Dooley — who writes the oh-so-inspiring Notes From the Universe.  

He called, we brainstormed a bit and decided that it was time to offer something really exciting, really simple and really fundamental. Call it Law of Attraction 101. Call it Manifesting. Call it fun, fun, fun.

Together, we are offering a 21-day Magical, Mystical Manifestation Adventure.  It’s a three-week experiment, I guess you could say, in recognizing how your vibration pulls various experiences into your sphere.

Loads of opportunities come my way, but this one was a hell yes! because A) we’re going to raise some money for the Taz Grout 222 Foundation and B) because, well, we could all use a little fun right now.

This Adventure, as Mike calls his programs, is light-hearted, joyful and designed to demonstrate that we all have reality-creating superpowers. I do hope you’ll join us. Find out more here.  #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) that has just been turned into an app. Badass ACIM (badass-acim.com)

A pop quiz: How proficient are you at the Law of Attraction?

“The more in harmony you are with the flow of your own existence, the more magical life becomes.”–Adyashanti

So I ran into this quiz I wrote many years ago for The Good Vibe website.

Because I’m currently thinking about manifesting (stay tuned), I thought it’d be fun to repost the world’s very first LOA quiz, run for the very second time. Enjoy:

When I was a teenager, I loved the quizzes in Seventeen magazine. I couldn’t wait to find out:

“Which fashion style best suits your taste?”

“What is your party personality?”

“Is he THE ONE?”

Even now, a day rarely goes by without a Facebook friend or two reporting the results of “Which member of the Beatles they are” or “Which Oprah quote should be their mantra.”

These quizzes are all in good fun and since good, delightful fun is one of my mantras (I didn’t even need Oprah to help figure that out), I’ve come up with the world’s first Law of Attraction Quiz.

To find out how adept you are at using this all-powerful law of the universe, answer these four questions:

1. Do you believe your thoughts create your reality?

a. Some of the time

b. All of the time

c. Only when you repeat an affirmation 568 times, visualize at least an hour a day and pray non-stop to a higher diety

d. Are you kidding me? I never get what I want.

2. Which of the following statements best matches your opening thought most mornings:

a. Oh shit, not again!

b. Yee-haw! A new opportunity for another Oscar-worthy production

c. Dang! Where is that hot brunette I was just dreaming about.

d. I’ve got to pee.

3. Which of the following most accurately describes your take on life:

a. It sucks and then you die.

b. It’s a test for what’s going to happen after you die.

c. It’s like an amusement park ride, sometimes exciting and sometimes it makes you want to die.

d. It’s a beautiful romp and death? It’s just a temporary illusory bump.

4. The universe is:

a. Limitless

b. Abundant

c. Strangely accommodating

d. All of the above.

Check your score here:

1. If most of your answers were “A”: You are a powerful creator, constantly using the law of attraction.

2. If most of your answers were “B”: You are a powerful creator, constantly using the law of attraction.

3. If most of your answers were “C”: You are a powerful creator, constantly using the law of attraction.

4. If most of your answers were “D”: You are a powerful creator, constantly using the law of attraction.

5. If you didn’t even take the quiz: You are a powerful creator, constantly using the law of attraction.

Okay, so it was a trick quiz. And I could have just told you going in: You can’t NOT use the law of attraction. To question whether or not you do is like questioning whether or not you use gravity.

So here are three questions I actually like better:

1. Given the fact that your thoughts, beliefs and expectations play the starring role in your life experience, did you get up this morning and consciously create your day?

2. Did you get up this morning and purposely decide what kind of day you were going to have?

3. If not, what’s stopping you?

Okay, my friends, as I like to say on Friday, get out there and have the VERY BEST weekend of your life. #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) that has just been turned into an app. Badass ACIM (badass-acim.com)

Willing to consider the freaky sh*t

“Miracles are not contrary to nature but only contrary to what we know about nature.” St. Augustine

“My big love,” by Ukrainian painter Olesya Hudyma

The universe is vast and complicated. What we actually see of it is a mere 4 percent of what’s actually there. Scientists have confirmed the existence of the other 96 percent (what they call dark matter and energy), but they can’t quite measure it yet.

Which is why I’m not only willing, but eager to make room for what some call crazy sh*t. Cancer suddenly going into remission. Unexpected money showing up. Angels pulling kids out of burning car wrecks.

Some call such improbabilities miracles, but for me, it’s simply a matter of surrendering the belief systems that suggest they are improbable.

What if they’re not improbable? What if things like this are happening ALL the time? What if the only reason we can’t see them is because we’re stuck on a different frequency, mired in a belief system that allows in a very narrow band of reality?

We see only what we’re programmed to see. And at this point, most of our programming is being conveyed by authorities invested in worn-out, status quo beliefs systems.

I’d like to suggest that being willing to believe in freaky sh*t is the pinnacle of rationality. And at any time, we can supersede the going narrative and leap into a truer, more beautiful reality. On one syntax of reality, peace exists now.   #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) that has just been turned into an app. Badass ACIM (badass-acim.com)

What people are saying

“Pam combines a writing style as funny as Ellen DeGeneres with a wisdom as deep and profound as Deepak Chopra.”

-Jack Canfield

“Your book is beyond spectacular. It’s funny, uplifting, delightful and profound. I am ordering six copies for my daughters and their friends. You rock, the book rocks, and so, of course, does Cosmo K.”

-Dr. Christiane Northrup, Bestselling Author of Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom

“I called your publicity guy and told him that if a 47-year-old Midwestern guy found this perhaps the most insightful and on target book with regard to “how it works” then the best-seller list cannot be far behind. Your journey….message and honesty and humor about the human condition are nothing short of profound.”

-John St. Augustine, producer for Oprah and Friends

“Thank you for being a delight, and a helpfully subversive presence in the universe!”

-Michele Lisenbury Christensen, coach, consultant and speaker

“In the parlance of today’s youth–I think you are the bomb!”

—Nicole Seiffert, inspiring reader

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