“Thoughts are things – choose the good ones!” ― Mike Dooley

“Now go take the pressure off yourself and just go BE HAPPY!”—Bridget Hieronymus

As most of you regulars know, I’m traveling right now. In fact, I just re-visited Georgia’s Tybee Island where on New Year’s Eve, 28 days before the release of my latest book, I left the following intention in the sand. With a stick, I wrote in four-foot letters on the beach, “E-Squared will become an international bestseller.”

Although I didn’t really need the tide to take the grains of sand and that intention out into the world (we are, after all, all connected), I figured it was a symbolic gesture of my big dream for this Hay House book. And thanks to all of you, my intention is coming true. The other day E-Squared was Numero Uno on Amazon’s list of Kindle bestsellers in Personal Transformation.photo

I couldn’t be more jazzed. And the best part is hearing from readers with all their absolutely amazing manifestations.

When I was in Mexico a week or so ago, this one showed up from an awesome facebook group called the Infinite Possibilities Trailblazers. As Penne Davidson Ard, who was kind enough to send the thread from her Explore the Possibilities Study Club, said, “Can’t help but wonder if Pam Grout (the author) gave herself 48 hours to increase the sales on her ebook because I now have a copy, too!

Anyway, Penne shared this story from New York coach Bridget Hieronymus.

“Yesterday I found this book and bought it for 1.99 on Kindle: E-Squared: Nine Do-It-Yourself Energy Experiments That Prove Your Thoughts Create Your Reality. I thought it would be fun to do the experiments and see what happened. I read a few pages of it before going out last night and one of the pages said something like … think of what you want to manifest and give yourself 48 hours for it to come true. For some reason the color purple popped into my head and I said ok … I want to manifest the color purple, but manifest it in a way so I KNEW it was not a coincidence and the way I manifested it would have to be HUGE. Meaning, I wouldn’t see the color on a t-shirt or a candle or something small, I’d have to be hit over the head with it. So last night I went out and whenever I saw the color purple on something I’d think … nah, that’s not it.

When I manifest it, I will KNOW and it will be HUGE. And here’s where this gets good. Last night I went to my first ever Roller Derby bout here in NYC at one of the colleges. I met my friends there, and we chit chatted outside before heading in. The bout took place in the colleges’s gym. I walked inside and BLAM! Staring at me was my thought … manifested. The school’s colors were PURPLE and EVERY STADIUM SEAT was PURPLE. I was surrounded by PURPLE. And I thought holy #$#% this is it! This is my manifestation. Crazy! Woo hooooo!

So then, Penne says, “Couldn’t help myself — had to see it in all its glory, so I googled “roller derby NYC college may 2013” and the Gotham Girls site popped up with City College of New York on the schedule for May 18. Here’s the picture:

Thanks, guys, for sharing!!!

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

“Anything will give up its secrets if you love it enough.”―George Washington Carver

We are connected as One through our divine link with God.”
–Eben Alexander

One of the millions of things I LOVE about my job is I can work wherever I am. Right now, I’m visiting my sister in Savannah, Georgia where boiled peanuts are sold at every roadside stand.

For me, it’s impossible to think about peanuts without thinking of George Washington Carver, the great American scientist and inventor who came up with hundreds of uses for the lowly legume and practically saved the economy of the South after the boll weevil devastated the cotton crop. He was one of the first Americans to be invoked into Britain’s Royal Society of Arts and was friends with three American presidents.

And while yes, he had several advanced degrees and taught at several colleges, he was the first to admit that all his “scientific” discoveries, the brilliance that made him so famous came from his connection to God or what I call the “Field of Potentiality.” (The F.P.)

Every morning, very early, George Washington Carver got up and walked for many miles. He connected with nature and it was that communion, indeed the plants themselves that told him how to turn peanuts and soybeans and sweet potatoes into the more than 100 commercial products he developed.

As he said, “I love to think of nature as an unlimited broadcasting station, through which God speaks to us every hour, if we will only tune in.

“Reading about nature is fine, but if a person walks in the woods and listens carefully, he can learn more than what is in books for they speak with the voice of God. ”

He said he never had to grope for methods. Anything he needed to know was easily revealed to him.

“Without God to draw aside the curtain,” he said, “I would be helpless.”

Likewise, Einstein, the man we credit as being the world’s foremost genius was connected to this higher energy.

Call it what you will, but nature, God, the F.P. has answers to every alleged “problem” and “devastated economy” that seems to challenge us. Once we let go of “all we think we know” and make it our goal to connect to this unlimited, all-knowing, all-loving force, new discoveries and brilliance will rush in from every side.

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

“If you see it in your mind, you can hold it in your hand.”—Steve Harvey

“There’s a flow of the universe that I’ve grown to know. Just have to go with it.”—Will Smith

If you’ve ever installed an inkjet printer cartridge (and I KNOW you have since they seem to need replacing every 50 or so pages), you’ve undoubtedly noticed the installation message on your computer screen, the one that asks you to match up the five or six horizontal lines. You’re asked to pick which of these half dozen or so examples provides the very best alignment. The idea is that if the printer heads are properly aligned, you get clearer, crisper copy.

The same principle works in our manifesting lives. When we’re properly aligned, Source has no resistance. There’s nothing to keep the ink (or, in our case, the intention) away.

When the inkjets are properly aligned, everything flows smoothly, everything works.

Sadly, most of us spend much of our lives OUT of alignment. Instead of training ourselves for positive expectation, we slice and dice the apparent “what is.”

Our reasoning goes like this: “Show me the money” and then I’ll feel joy.

But that’s not how it works. That’s not how you align with Source.

You align with Source by feeling happy, by feeling joy no matter what. Instead of letting the “apparent reality” dictate your feelings, you line up with Source that knows nothing but peace, joy, perfect contentment.

When you continue to bemoan the fact the money’s not in your bank account, you deprive yourself of Source alignment. Source is nothing but pure joy and when you’re busy documenting and discussing “what appears to be” you are NOT fully lined up.

Jerry Hicks used to carry a card in his wallet listing goals he hoped to accomplish. Finally, when his understanding changed, he threw the card away, because he knew that whatever he needed or wanted would flow right in whenever he needed or wanted it.

Goals are only necessary until we get lined up with Source. Once that happens, once we get perfectly lined up with Source, things show up immediately.

In fact, alignment and enlightenment, a popular word in spiritual circles, are synonyms.

Once you’re aligned with source, you have everything. Everything.

So I repeat. The best way to line up your manifestation ink jets is to train yourself for positive expectation. The apparent “what is” is old news. The current news, the Reality of Source, is joy.

Ignore what doesn’t please you. It’s passé. It’s history. And it will cease to be once you line up those manifesting inkjets.

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

“Truth merely wants to give you happiness, for such its purpose is.”—Course in Miracles

“Lay your interfering thoughts aside.”—Course in Miracles

My thoughts provide an endless source of entertainment. Most of the time, they’re busy replaying the past, or constructing a future.

Instead of living in “The Holy Now,” where miracles are natural and joy is unstoppable, I put up a barrier. I let the past direct the movie of my life.

By believing today is going to resemble yesterday (and we all do—that’s how we decide things) we leave no room for change, no room for all the good the universe is trying so hard to bestow. There is a HUGE stockpile of blessings just waiting for you to lay down your continuous reactivation of the past.

Over and over, instead of viewing the delicious juiciness and endless possibilities available in this now moment, we plan the future using yesterday’s replay. The present has gifts of its own, but we keep returning to yesterday. Hard to believe, but the present doesn’t need our help!!!

As the Course in Miracles so clearly states, “Without the continuity of old ideas and sick beliefs, present confidence will direct the way.”

Esther Hicks talks a lot about pre-paving. Deciding in advance how you want things to be. Every time, I head out on a new trip with a new group of travel journalists, I pre-pave camaraderie and having a great time. I picture laughter. Well, guess what? That’s exactly what I get. Here’s a YouTube of my latest group (I just returned last night) in Mexico. We had a blast!!!

Pre-paving is powerful mojo. Just make sure you don’t pre-pave the past. Pre-pave something unexpected, something unlimited.

Once we let go of all our planning, all our struggling and all our beliefs that it’s our job to figure life out, the universe, whose only purpose is our good, will flood us with blessings.

Without defenses, fool bullheadedness and insistence in living everywhere but in the now, we can expect joy that constantly increases. That’s diggity!

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

“My mind is a bad neighborhood I try not to go into alone.”–@Anne Lamott

“Thinking the physical world is all that matters is like shutting oneself up in a small closet and imagining there is nothing beyond it.”—Eben Alexander

One of the great joys in my life is knowing the universe is so much bigger than anything I can conceive, in knowing that miracles (or what we call miracles) reside right on the other side of the veil I’ve imposed with my very limited brain.

As cool as the brain is, a veritable network of neural pathways, it actually puts up a tremendous barrier to Truth. It limits, it takes all the available input and boils it down to what I call “Cliff Notes for Dummies.” Sadly, our Cliff Notes are restricted to what we’ve decide to let in, to what we’ve erroneously pick up from our culture, our family upbringing and the six o’clock news.

As the Course in Miracles says we would be astounded, literally blown away, if we had even the slightest idea how many limits we have placed on Reality.

While we’re here, living on this physical plane, we put the brain’s two pounds of wrinkled mass on a pedestal. We believe everything it tells us, listen to its crazy promptings, its tendency to focus on the past and worry about the future. I amaze myself with how much time I sometimes waste thinking about some person who “did me wrong” or about some financial dilemma. Not a good expenditure of my valuable time.

The brain is so NOT reliable that, I believe, our very highest calling is to distract it as often as possible. That’s why meditation is so important. It puts an end (or will eventually) to the crazy person blathering in the brain. Once the brain gets out of the way, Truth can’t help but rise up.

I really hate to knock my brain. It has accomplished a lot in my life, but from here on out, I’d like to officially appoint it as secretary of my neurology, digestive system and other things it’s proficient at and leave the rest to Source, to Truth, to the Reality of Pure Bliss.

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

“There’s no reason to have a Plan B, because it distracts from Plan A.”—Will Smith

“The second I decide something is done, it’s done. I just have to wait for all y’all to see it.”—Will Smith

Or in many of our cases, we have to wait for ourselves to see it. The minute we make any intention, it’s real, it’s a viable creation. But until we can feel it and actually “be it,” our intention stays on a vibrational plane that’s out of our sight.

Making intentions isn’t the problem. What you’ve been intending is already present. It’s just that you and me and everybody else is stubborn enough that we keep staring at its lack. Until we can catch up vibrationally, we are unable to see and enjoy our fabulous creations.

As Esther Hicks likes to say, “We’ve already created enough joy and happiness for 20 or 30 lifetimes.”

I hope this is a comforting thought. That our only responsibility is to get ourselves tuned into the joyful vibration where blessings flow, to begin resonating to the vibrational catalog of fun, love and laughter. We literally have to distract ourselves from all thoughts and emotions that block the natural flow.

Most of us are really good at the first part of the equation. Making the intention. But the second part, the part where we get out of our own way and allow love and joy and the new Mercedes Benz into our sphere of awareness is often more problematic.

So for right now, forget about your intentions. Just focus on every brilliant, juicy, fun delicious thought you can think of. Be grateful for every little thing. That’s everything that even remotely resembles your intention and everything that doesn’t. When joy is the dominant emotion, you’ll be able to pull good things out of the air like magicians pull rabbits out of hats.

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

“I have an insane belief in my own ability to manifest things.”–@JimCarrey

“If you wish to understand the Universe, think of energy, frequency and vibration.”—Nikola Tesla

In E-Squared, when introducing the Abracadabra Principle (Whatever I focus on expands), I mentioned that Jim Carrey wrote himself a $10 million check (for acting services rendered) long before he ever made a movie.

I just discovered (check out the video at the end of this post) that he also used to go to Mulholland Drive every night and visualize directors wanting his services. As he jokes in the video, bookstores should probably rename the self-help section “The Jim Carrey” wing.

As he says, not one thing has ever been created without intention.


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

Why it’s time to subvert the dominant paradigm.

“You can never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.”—my hero, Buckminster Fuller

Psst! Over here! I want to let you in on a little secret. Despite what the $500 billion advertising machine incessantly insists, the world is wildly abundant.

There is no shortage of anything.

You have more than 50 trillion cells in your body alone. Your eyes have 100 million receptors for enjoying a rising moon, the big dipper, four-leaf clovers. Every tree has thousands of individual leaves and as for the number of trees on this planet? I couldn’t hazard a guess. Or simply try counting the blades of grass in one square foot of your front yard. Mother Nature (AKA the natural world before humans imposed fear on her) provides for every single need.

Did you have to make the sun come up this morning? Say thank you!!

Do you have to order your heart to pump blood through your body, 36 million beats per year? Do you have to schedule your lungs to draw in fresh, clear oxygen?

It we focus on the planet’s unending largesse, rather than on marketer’s drumbeat of limitation, on the bounteous gifts that spread out before us on every side rather than on TV commercials that suggest erectile dysfunction, depression and sleeping problems, we can rewrite the dominant paradigm.

Everything is working in our favor. Only our illusory beliefs in limits can keep it away.

That why I say today and every day, “Hallelujah!” And please pass the abundance!!

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

Why I’m the luckiest person on the planet and other perks of brazen gratitude

“Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties.” –Helen Keller

While I was hot air ballooning over Albuquerque last Friday, looking out over the Rio Grande Valley for what my balloon pilot described as 100 miles, I thought “I must be the luckiest person on the planet.” Not only do I regularly get to do the most awesome things, but I stay at five-star hotels, get treated to scrumptious meals (complete with dessert and cocktails) and meet what I consider to be the world’s most fascinating people. I shared my gratitude about “being so lucky” with my Vortex group on Sunday and my friend Linda pointed out there’s scientific proof that “feeling lucky” brings good rushing to your doorstep.

She cited a study at Stanford University where students were divided into two groups: those who identified themselves as being lucky and those who said they weren’t. Both groups were given a newspaper section and asked to count the number of pictures. The “lucky group” reported seeing 41 pictures. The “unlucky group” didn’t come close. Not one of them.

As it turns out, there was a line on the last page of the newspaper section that said, “Tell your professor you saw 41 pictures.” Every one of the self-identified lucky students, the ones who perceive themselves as drawing good fortune to their lives, noticed that little tip. Not one of the “unlucky” students was “lucky enough” to see it.

Coincidence? I don’t think so. That study, done by one of the top research universities in the country, more or less proves my Volkswagen Jetta principle: You impact the field and draw from it according to your beliefs and expectations.

Gratitude, feeling lucky, seeking things to be thankful for results in abundance. By focusing on positives, on how lucky and blessed you are, you will be rewarded not only with great drugs (neurotransmitters like dopamine and serotonin and other feel-good chemicals), but your neural pathways will sculpt a path to even more good things. We truly receive whatever we focus upon.

Tell me in the comments section below. Why are you the luckiest person on the planet?

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

Top five most dangerous myths still operating as our default setting.

“When we give up our dreary stories, we are provided for in every way.”—Alberto Villoldo

Before the age of five, our brains operate mainly in what scientists call theta wave. It’s similar to REM sleep, hypnosis and works beautifully for picking up language and other things useful for making our way in the world.

In fact, most of what we still believe and act upon today was formulated long before we started kindergarten. We picked up a mental, emotional framework that, despite our affirmations and positive intentions, still serves as our default setting. This default setting operates in our lives anytime we’re not living in the moment. As soon as you start “thinking,” it kicks in, which is a good thing except MOST OF IT IS WRONG!!

Here are five shining examples:

You need something outside yourself to heal
. The minute you got a runny nose or a fever, your parents, well-meaning as they were, rushed you to the doctor. They gave you sickeningly sweet syrups and pills and inadvertently taught you that “your body is not capable of healing on its own.” This lesson is patently false and so pervasive that very few of us consult the one source that is capable of healing everything.

Muffle your own inner guidance. Rather than teaching us to listen to the still small voice (which is loud and clear when we take the time to heed it), we were taught to follow the rules. We were taught there is right and wrong, true and false, good and bad. All of those concepts are a breeze if we’d only listen to Truth.

Money doesn’t grow on trees. Paper money, as a matter of fact, started as a tree. But sadly, the message of scarcity is imprinted into our psyches before we so much as take our first step. The world is marvelously abundant and that’s what a responsible, awake parent should model and teach their children.

Put your nose to the grindstone. Also known as “nothing good comes without hard work,” this little myth perpetuates a lot of pain and suffering. The truth is everything originates with our thoughts. EVERYTHING. In fact, when you do what you love, working is more like playing. It’s big fun, the thing you’d do even if you weren’t being paid. Hard work plays no part of it and besides, what exactly is a grindstone?

The world is a scary and dangerous place. What kid today is allowed to even go outside without adult supervision? I preferred to teach my daughter that the world is bounteous and people are amazing and every single person is kind if given the chance.