Thank, God, it’s Monday!

“When we take one step, the universe takes 10,000.”—Mike Dooley

I’ve heard this ugly rumor that there are people out there who don’t like their jobs. That there are actually people who don’t get excited when “The End” rolls on the screen of their weekend. I’ve even heard more heart attacks happen on Monday (again something to do with work) than any other day.

So I’ve got a slight little tweak to offer. Since MY WORK today (that word never really cuts it for me, because, as you know, I. LOVE. EVERYTHING. ABOUT. MY. JOB) is getting started on E-Cubed, the new book, and since one of the sections is about little tweaks in consciousness that can make a huge difference, I thought I’d offer one here on the blog.

How about starting Monday with this sentiment? “I am so excited I get to go back to making money today.” **

Instead of thinking you HAVE to do something, it’s always wise to realize that you GET THE OPPORTUNITY to do whatever it is. That tiny tweak in wording (I get to go to my job, I get to have this uncomfortable conversation with my wife, I get to hear my lab results today) is often enough to re-route the flight pattern of your life.

Your words and thoughts are powerful and tiny adjustments can open a whole new reality.

** Shared by my friend, Carla, at yesterday’s group.

Pam Grout is the author of 16 books including E-Squared: 9 Do-it-Yourself Energy Experiments that Prove Your Thoughts Create Your Reality.

Blessings stalk me like Freddy Krueger

“Definitely, awesome, yea!”–line from my favorite new movie, The Way, Way Back.

Before E-Squared came out, I got a personal letter from Louise Hay. I’m pretty sure she sends it to all new authors, wishing them success on their books.

But, for me, it was like hearing from Gandhi or Martin Luther King, Jr. or maybe from Bill Gates with a note attached that he’d recently deposited a couple of his millions into my bank account. To this day, Louise’s letter is sitting in the special drawer beside my bed.

I read her book, You Can Heal Your Life, many years ago and I’ve been a groupie forever.

So earlier this week, I got yet another awesome surprise. Shelley Anderson, Louise’s executive personal assistant, (how cool of a job is that?), wrote to tell me she’d started reading E-Squared over the weekend. She has been working with Louise for 15 years and using these creation principles for four decades. In other words, this woman has some good ju-ju goin’ on.

She gave me permission to share her lab results:

Exercise #1: Blessing will show up. I wrote that at 2:28 pm. At 5:00 pm I got home and a bouquet of flowers were waiting for me.

Exercise #2 part 1: think of colored cars. I picked green because they are rarer. I also picked the number 25. I saw 24 green cars and trucks on the way home Thursday. #25 was parked across the street from my house.

Exercise #2 part 2: yellow butterfly. I figured this one would be tougher. Went to grocery store, chiropractor, dry cleaners – nada. Then went over to Pala Casino and played video poker which I love to do. I got a royal flush! Won $1,000! Decided to celebrate with some ice cream at the casino and saw a penny slot machine. I hate them but guess what? This one had a gal on the front with a YELLOW BUTTERFLY. I had to go over there and play the machine! BTW the machine had NO butterflies as part of the game. LOL Oh and, Um, after playing for 30 minutes I won the jackpot: $942.08!!!

Thanks for sharing Shelley!

Pam Grout is the author of 16 books including E-Squared: 9 Do-it-Yourself Energy Experiments that Prove Your Thoughts Create Your Reality.

Dare to Be Amazed: Guest post by Cloris Kylie Stock

“Let whatever mysterious starlight that guided you this far guide you onward into whatever crazy beauty awaits.”–Cheryl Strayed
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Seeing my name on the bestsellers lists is cool and all, but the best part about E-Squared’s success is all the people I’ve met.

Turns out, this social media thing is really a hoot!

Last week, I did an interview with Cloris Kylie Stock (I think it was last week, I’ve been doing quite a few) and soon afterwards, she sent me this guest post which I am thrilled to offer here.

Cloris, who is originally from Venezuela (how cool is that!!), is a fabulous speaker and radio host.

Take it away, Cloris:

Dare to Be Amazed

by Cloris Kylie Stock

I live ten minutes away from a steep but short hiking trail that leads to a 360-degree view of the state of Connecticut. I’ve been there dozens of times, but my most recent visit will always be etched in my mind. Why? Because I was guided to regain my sense of wonder.

I’ll explain.

A woman and her two children were ahead of me on the trail. What usually is a quiet climb up the mountain listening to chirping birds turned into a raucous discovery trip.

“What a rock!” the girl said. I looked at the huge rock wall on the side of the trail, and remembered how exciting it had been to see its jagged features for the first time.

The girl’s brother pointed at the first glimpse of a view. “Look, look! The view!”

The girl’s jaw dropped. “Omigod! Amazing!” I casted a glance in the girl’s direction and realized that she was right. We weren’t even near the top, yet this view I was used to seeing often was already amazing. I found myself playing closer attention to the houses and farmland in the distance. Breathtaking.

Soon after the girl yelled, “Look, on the ground!” Her brother and mom stopped to see what she had spotted, and I joined them.

“It’s a salamander!” the boy said. “Let’s catch it!” As they devised a plan to capture the tiny orange creature, I took a closer look at it. It was beautiful and perfect. It was a divine creation like the kids, their mother, and me.

That’s when I realized how easy it is to take the beauty around us for granted, and to lose the sense of wonder we had when we were young children. We not only forget to appreciate the familiar scenery around us, but the people closer to us. Many times we forget how blessed we are to have someone to greet us when we get home at the end of the day, or someone to listen to our day-to-day stories. We also tend to overlook the time and work it took to design, produce, transport, and sell our stuff, and how many hours farmers spent on the fields so we could chomp on a juicy organic plum.

When we regain our sense of wonder, we align with the miracle of creation, and by doing so, we align with the presence of new miracles in our lives. When we have a sense of wonder we are aware, and awareness is a sure way to spot the piece of information or the person we needed to notice to manifest our desires.

As the Persian poet Rumi said, “Sell your cleverness and purchase bewilderment.” Allow yourself to be amazed, and amazing things will come into your life.

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Cloris Kylie Stock, MBA, is a career, academic, and life coach from Simsbury, Connecticut. She is a sought-after lecturer who has achieved the highest Toastmasters awards in communication and leadership. Her calling is to help people realize their maximum potential.

Blog: http://selfactualizedlife.blogspot.com

Online radio show: http://blogtalkradio.com/magnificent

“All bad things must come to an end.”—Ad for “Breaking Bad”

“Incredible things happen all the time when you buzz at the right level.” Overheard at Starbucks and shared by Eitan Tom Aitch
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I’ve been thinking a lot about Hans Schultz. He is the fictional sergeant to Colonel Wilhelm Klink in the old TV series, Hogan’s Heroes.

Even though Schultz knew about the shenanigans of the Allied POW’s who were running Special Operations from Stalag 13, he was famous for proclaiming to his inept colonel, “I know nothing” in a clipped, German accent.

I repeat that line (complete with the accent) quite often. In fact, it has become an important piece of my spiritual practice.

I have learned that any time I think I’ve figured something out, any time I believe I’ve found the route to this intention or that dream, I promptly proceed to get in my own way.

My understanding is sorely limited. But when “I know nothing,” like Hans Schultz, I leave the gates wide open for blessings to rush in.

Last week, for example, I got an incredible response to my first post on The Daily Love. It’s a popular website run by Mastin Kipp, a young entrepreneur who recently appeared on Oprah’s Super Soul Sunday as one of the Next Generation thought leaders.

I happened to catch that episode, looked him up and discovered that, lo and behold, he grew up in my hometown. I decided that I wanted to write for The Daily Love and I did everything I could think of to interest Mastin in my “brilliant wisdom.” I even wrote an article about him in the local Lawrence magazine. I mean, c’mon, we talked in person.

Those initial pitches? That initial scheme I came up with for getting on The Daily Love? Futile. Nada. Didn’t work.

However, when I let go of my plan, repeated the Hans Schultz “I know nothing” and forgot all about it (“Set it and forget it” is a new mantra of mine), Madeline Giles, the editor of The Daily Love or the Love Curator, as she’s known, contacted me.

Out of the blue, she wrote to me, said she liked my new book and wondered if I’d be up for contributing to The Daily Love.

So, Hans Schultz, thank you for proving that inspiration and important spiritual practices can come from anywhere.

Pam Grout is the author of 16 books including E-Squared: 9 Do-it-Yourself Energy Experiments that Prove Your Thoughts Create Your Reality.

What if tragedy and unhappiness are nothing but a rumor, cemented into our consciousness by years of faulty conditioning?

“Nothing in life is to be feared.
It is only to be understood.”
–Marie Curie

Most of us think life is some sort of boot camp for heaven. We believe this short life span is “only a test” for the paradise we’re eventually going to earn. If we hang on and bear up, we’ll someday walk through those pearly gates and be happy. These errors in thinking have been condensed into living facts. Nothing is plainer than the inevitably of sorrows and trials.

But what if it isn’t necessary? What if these is no reason to be poor? Or sick? Or anything but living an abundant, exciting life? What if these tragic, difficult lives are nothing but a rumor, cemented into our consciousness by years and years of conditioning?

What I’d like to suggest is this heaven you’re waiting for is available now. And that you’ve been sold a bill of goods about who you are and what is possible.

The way I see it, there are only four reasons we aren’t all joyous, loving and free.

1. We didn’t know we could be.

2. We didn’t ask.

3. We don’t use our mind power properly. If you’ve ever been in a sailboat, you know that unless you hold the sails in the right position, you’re pretty much stuck paddling in circles. The wind, like your mind is a potent energy source, but it won’t take you anywhere until you learn the proper way to use it.

4. We have a thing about drama. Ever wonder why rollers coasters are so popular? Why movies like Alien v. Predator boost ticket sales? C’mon, admit it. You crane your neck around to see those mangled bodies lying there along the side of the road after a car accident. You actually like being a little off-kilter and guess what? As long as you enjoy this, you get to have it.

This may be a hard pill to swallow, but we—you and me—made the mess we call material reality.

If you look very closely as what we politely assume to be the building blocks of the universe, you’ll discover they’re dicey at best. Or to put it another way, since renowned physicist Brian Greene is much better at explaining these thing than I am, “quantum fluctuations so mangle space and time that the conventional ideas of left/right, backward/forward, up/down and before/after become meaningless.” In other words, we experience war and global warming because that’s what we’ve come to expect, what we think of as reality. We created these disasters with our angry, fearful consciousness. The exciting thing about this truth (that it’s us, not some random misogynist named God) is that another way IS possible. We do not have to accept war and sickness and injustice. We, by changing our consciousness, can create a peaceful world that works for everyone. In fact, looking for anything else is irresponsible.

Pam Grout is the author of 16 books including E-Squared: 9 Do-it-Yourself Energy Experiments that Prove Your Thoughts Create Your Reality.

“Sometimes you just have to put on lip gloss and pretend to be psyched.” –Mindy Kaling

“The world will exhibit what you persist in affirming.”—Science of Mind

I just read a wonderful story about Mike Dooley, the former Price Waterhouse CPA who now writes bestselling books and the fabulous “Notes from the Universe” to which hundreds of thousands subscribe.

When he first started his job at the Big Eight Accounting Firm (I guess due to mergers there are now only four big accounting firms), he was straight out of college, wet behind the ears and felt completely insecure about his job.

He had no idea what he was doing or how to get out of what appeared to be “one mell of a hess.”

But he did know his thoughts had power. So instead of composing a big scheme for fixing his situation, something we all obsessively tend to do, he began visualizing himself successful. For five short minutes every night, he’d picture his co-workers giving him high fives and telling him “congratulations!” He saw himself walking proudly down the hallway, feeling good about “a job well done.”

As he says in his book, Infinite Possibilities, it wasn’t long before he was transferred out of the department in which he was failing so miserably into the tax department where he became a company superstar, getting opportunities to work all over the world.

The moral of this story? The less you get involved in the “how” of your intention, the better.

Any time we start “figuring how things are going to work out,” we block the magnificence of Source. The F.P. has countless magical ways to make your intention happen.

So forget the how! Focus on the end result.

Pam Grout is the author of 16 books including E-Squared: 9 Do-it-Yourself Energy Experiments that Prove Your Thoughts Create Your Reality.

Looking With the Eyes of Love: A guest post by Amy Zoe

“It is easy enough to be friendly to one’s friends. But to befriend the one who regards himself as your enemy is the quintessence of true religion. The other is mere business.”
― Mahatma Gandhi

Not only do I get daily emails from readers, but I’m lucky enough to go for coffee or bubble tea or lunch with readers who live close by. Amy Zoe, a writer and life innovator (don’t you just love that title?) from the Kansas City area, contacted me a month or so ago for just such a get-together.

We had a fabulous conversation and she offered to share her talent on my blog. As you all know, I’m all about Show and Tell.

So here’s the amazing Amy Zoe shouting out from the love train:

If you’ve ever endeavored to manifest intentions, you know your thoughts wield a lot of power. It’s as if our thoughts spin a web in the mind of consciousness to capture and make manifest the desires of our heart.

This creative process is not limited to our want for material things, but also expresses itself within our daily interactions with others.

Often, when we engage in communication that doesn’t go well, we attach to our negative feelings and focus attention on what we don’t like about the other person’s behavior, or worse, we decide that we dislike them entirely.

When we focus our thoughts and emotions in this way, we may not recognize that we are manifesting and potentially creating more of what we do not want. If we value improving our interactions with those we find challenging, we have the opportunity through our intentions and feelings, to manifest something entirely different.

Here’s an example from my own life…

For several years, I worked with a woman many of my colleagues considered “difficult.” At times, she was abrasive, condescending, and arrogant towards people at work. Most of my co-workers had written her off as a bad seed and avoided interactions with her.

I, also, had moments of finding her behavior challenging. After one particularly bad exchange, I knew I needed to shift my thinking or our relationship would be doomed to a back and forth of perpetual pettiness.

In that moment, I opened myself up to seeing her differently. I decided that instead of focusing on her “bad behavior,” I wanted to see all of her beauty and understand her complexity.

As a result of setting those intentions and putting a little love behind my thoughts, I began to be exposed to another side of her that was in stark contrast to how many viewed her.

I saw how excited she was to share her professional experience with others, her willingness to provide opportunity to those who were new to her profession, her generosity to those she worked closely with, and ultimately her exceptional talent within her field.

I also began to understand that in most instances her challenging behaviors were just momentary responses to feeling overwhelmed, her gruffness, the result of a life marked by personal difficulty, and more than anything else, I sensed how alone and insecure she felt.

These insights helped me tremendously in my interactions with her. No longer was I inclined to rush to judgement when I perceived she was being curt. I had a newfound respect and compassion for her that alleviated much of the heaviness that existed in our previous exchanges. My picture of her was based on something much larger than an isolated moment in time.

When our professional paths separated, I could genuinely say that I cared for her well-being and knew I would miss her.

If an exchange with someone leaves us feeling less than congenial, instead of getting behind feelings of anger and resentment, we can choose to get behind feelings of love and kindness. We can envision our conversations with that person being authentic and set the intention to see what is beautiful about them.

This path does not guarantee others will change their behavior, as they are co-creators in the relationship. It does, however, afford those of us setting the intentions, to see that person through the eyes of Love…the most powerful force in the Universe.

AZ03Amy Zoe is a writer, teacher, life innovator and mother. She holds a BA in psychology from the University of Iowa and has served as a human resources professional.

A lifelong seeker of spiritual truth and aspirant of personal growth, Amy is committed to inspiring others to identify their passions, chart a course, and navigate life at full capacity.

Her writing can be found on her website: http://www.abelovedlife.com.

More evidence that I’m the luckiest person on the planet.

“Change your narrative, change your life.” –Joan Borysenko


As anyone who reads this blog knows, I consider myself one supremely lucky gal. I sit here in my little Kansas office and, because I believe in the world’s unlimited good and expect to find unceasing joy, the most amazing things come pouring in. In the last month alone, I’ve been invited to Turkey (where I’m going in September for a travel assignment) and Namibia (where I’m going in October for yet another assignment).

Because I’ve let go of trying to figure everything out, a skill I discovered I was sorely lacking in, the universe has stepped up to bless me beyond anything I could have ever conceived.

Lately, I’ve been blessed with hundreds of inspiring stories that show up in my inbox completely unbidden. I’ve always been a huge fan of inspiring literature, so now I just turn on my computer and voila! manifestation stories out the wazoo.

For example, Lori from Missouri was conducting the Dear Abby experiment, where you ask for specific guidance around some issue that’s troubling you. Here’s what she wrote:

“My question was should I go ahead with my planned home refinance. I live in a rural part of Missouri with train tracks in front of my home. As a train speeds past my house I’m looking at the grafitti. In bold large letters is the word NOPE. Go figure, right?

“This morning, I was sitting outdoors and I said aloud, “Am I safe to assume that NOPE was my neon sign message?” At that instant I hear the ding, ding, ding of the railroad crossing and here comes another train. The train was heavy with coal requiring two engines to pull it. Both doors on the second engine were wide open and swinging in the wind. This is unheard of. The very next car was labeled with this grafitti. “Feel free to ask us. I love you. I love you.”

Another reader (and this just cracked me up) was approached by a guy dressed as a giant nutrition bar (Mr. Peanut is just so yesterday) and offered not one, but three Zone Perfect cherry chocolate bars.

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And yesterday, GloZell Green, the famous comedienne and YouTube star who attended 600 consecutive tapings of The Jay Leno show (her “My Push up Bra will help me get my man” has gotten some 20 million hits), sent me this hilarious picture.

Check out her site here:

Thank you everyone for sharing the love!!

Pam Grout is the author of 16 books including E-Squared: 9 Do-it-Yourself Energy Experiments that Prove Your Thoughts Create Your Reality.

“Love is present everywhere, and its presence only needs to be realized.”—David Hawkins

“Everything we need at this moment is already available to us in abundance, exceedingly, abundantly above all that we can ask or think.”—Michele Longo O’Donnell

Last Friday, the federal government set standards to bring uniformity to the $4 billion market for gluten-free foods.

It seems everybody and their mother is giving up gluten…..or sugar….or dairy…..or meat or….well, the list goes on.

I find it ironic that we exert such Herculean efforts to give up particular foods, but make little effort to give up negative thoughts that, in the end, have more of a deleterious effect than gluten ever could.

Our thoughts and what we focus upon provide the structure for our lives, our day-to-day experiences and nothing could be more important than feasting on thoughts of abundance, tolerance, love, joy and well-being.

I have no idea yet what I will eat today (although hummus will likely be involved since I’m meeting friends for Mediterranean food tonight), but I do know I’ll forgo any thought that doesn’t provide the nourishment of the world’s unlimited beneficence.

Pam Grout is the author of 16 books including E-Squared: 9 Do-it-Yourself Energy Experiments that Prove Your Thoughts Create Your Reality.

“Get filled with life.”–Michele Longo O’Donnell

“Happy! Happy! Happy!”–Phil Robertson, Duck Commander

Just have a couple fun items to share today.

Taz and I got back from Chicago last night (We had a blast giving away our stack of five dollar bills) and I’ll be back on the blog next week.

Among other things, look for a fabulous guest post from Amy Zoe at the blog, A Beloved Life.

In the meantime, just have to share this fabulous photo of a cake that was waiting for Taz and me in our suite at the Peninsula Hotel. Yes, despite it’s accurate appearance, this is a delicious cake with chocolate fondant frosting.

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And then for Friday at the movies (one of my favorite traditions), check out this amazing You Tube video of the Einstein wands at work:

Thank you, Leslie Draper!!

Have a stupendous weekend!