“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

“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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Abundance, hoarders and why I’m a whole lot richer than #realDonaldTrump.

As many of you may have seen on Facebook, I’ve been celebrating my daughter’s college graduation. Here’s a picture of the two of us in Bermuda long ago. I was there writing an travel article for Tennis magazine and she was my trusty research assistant.

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At the same time (thanks to the magic of the internet), I’ve been “speaking” at the Hay House World Summit.

In my bio, I love that they called me a “Happy Life Scientist.”  I also got a kick out of one listener’s comments: “Love your Kansas accent, Pam Grout, it makes me happy. Like Captain Kangaroo, Mr. GreenJeans and Banana Man.”

There’s one more day to listen for free. If you’re so inclined, there’s a link at the bottom of this post.

So with all that said, I decided to re-run a blog post from a few years ago.

“I wanna be on the cover of Forbes magazine
Smiling next to Oprah and the Queen.”—Travie McCoy and Bruno Mars

I didn’t make Forbes’ list of billionaires in 2015. Unlikely, I’ll make it this year either. But I do know a secret that makes me deserving of the list.

I know with complete certainty that the world is limitless, abundant and strangely-accommodating. I also know that anything I could ever need or want is as easy to manifest as plugging in the toaster.

Take today, for example, I’m making limoncello for my daughter’s party, enjoying mochas and breakfast out. And in a few months, I’m flying to Barcelona to visit her in her new post.

Those billionaires? I doubt they could spare the time.

In fact, the only difference between me and “The Donald” is I choose not to carry my riches around. It’s comforting to know that anything I could ever want to do is available to me, but why flaunt it or drag around a bunch of material baggage?

In fact, I’d like to argue that amassing $10 billion, the dollar amount Trump claims to be worth, is not that different than hoarding old newspapers, leaky buckets and all the other junk collecting in the homes of the dysfunctional folks we watch on the A&E show, “Hoarders.”

No, my role model is Peace Pilgrim who, when she was very young, made an important discovery: “Making money is easy.”

Which is why she could give up her earthly possessions and walk around the world with nothing but the clothes on her back. As she said about her 28-year-old journey, “Life is full. Life is good. I have a feeling of always being surrounded by all of the good things, like love and peace and joy. It’s like a protective surrounding.”

That’s all anyone really needs. To know with sure conviction that “the world is limitless, abundant and strangely accommodating.”

It’s not the “stuff” you want. Jesus could never have brought Lazarus back to life and multiplied all those fishes and loaves if he’d been preoccupied by the desire for a beachside residence.

That said, I do not want to make you feel guilty for wanting a big home in Malibu. There is not one thing wrong with a big home in Malibu. Or anything else you want. Want it. Walk toward it with all your heart and might. Just know that there are higher rungs. And know that most people hoard material things out of fear. And fear, after all, is what we’re attempting to move away from.

Here’s the link to the World Summit interview:

And here’s a fun video you might have seen.

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

Today’s fortune:Anything you damn well please is possible

“To miss the joy is to miss all.”—William James

fortune_cookie_2My daughter’s friends used to play a game with fortune cookies. They’d break open their designated cookie, read their special message and then add the phrase “in bed” to the end of it.

For example, “You will inherit an unexpected sum of money”…in bed.

Or “This Friday will be an exciting time for you”……in bed.

You can imagine the giggles and the excited red faces this provokes in a gaggle of junior high girls.

Tosha Silver, author of Outrageous Openness, decided to replace “in bed” with a different phrase.

Whenever anyone complains to her, ”Oh I’ll never have enough money” or “I just can’t seem to find the right guy,” she adds “without God.”

The point is that without God (or what I call the Field of Infinite Potentiality), you might be right. Your complaints might have some validity.

However, once you offer up your fears, your demons, your challenges to the bigger thing, they don’t stand a chance. They have no power.

As some wise person once said, “You can never solve your problems on the level they were first created.”

And since it is always me that devises the “issues” I think are haunting me, it is blatantly obvious that I don’t have the tools to fix them.

But the bigger thing does. Always. One hundred percent of the time.

So whatever limitation you feel like arguing for, just add Tosha’s phrase.

Ergo:

I don’t know how to find a new job…without God.

Or

I can’t seem to lose that last 15 pounds….without God.

Because WITH God, WITH the Field of Potentiality, you can do anything you damn well please.

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 it’s time for an intervention from the relentless 24/7 media

“Violence is interesting which makes it a great obstacle to world peace and more thoughtful television programming.” –P.J. O’Rourke

Crisis, conflict and violence are the prevailing themes of our 24/7 media. If some stranger talked to us the way newscasters do, we’d tell them to go jump in a lake. Likewise, if our boyfriends made us feel the way headlines often do, our friends would line up for an intervention. ‘Toss the jerk out on his head,’ they’d say.”

Living in fear sells products, creates economies, elects politicians and keeps the flying monkeys on the job. But it’s not the truth about the world.

The reality is that the world is safer today than at anytime in history. The murder rate has plummeted in the last ten years. School shootings are no more prevalent than they were in “Leave it to Beaver” days. In fact, collaboration, goodness and, yes, love are the norm.

It’s just that the dominant paradigm, the one we’ve blindly bought into is “life sucks.” Any thought to the contrary is sidelined immediately by the 27-inch box in the corner of most of our living rooms (and kitchen and bedrooms). In fact, if you pay attention to the box–and most of us use it to form our view of reality–you have little choice but to conclude that murder, rape, war, and genocide is the human condition.

But if you look at it scientifically, the math just doesn’t work out. For every Koran-burning Terry Jones, there are 335,000 ministers who aren’t burning the Koran, who are espousing peace and love and tolerance. For every Scott Peterson, there’s 58.9 million husbands who didn’t murder their wives.

Every day, we’re spoon-fed “news” about missing children, identity theft, the mild-mannered neighbor who walks into work with an AK-47 and a bomb pack and blows up his boss and 27 co-workers.

Why do we think this is news?

On the same day (February 18, 2008), two-year-old Karissa Jones was abducted from her home in Louisville, Kentucky (by her father, as it turns out), there were 53,298 two-year-olds in Kentucky who didn’t get abducted, who were safe and sound at home, happily sipping apple juice from their Winnie-the-Pooh high chairs. Nearly a million children of all ages in Kentucky also didn’t get abducted that same day.

Why is Karissa the “news?”

News, by definition, is new information that teaches people about the world. Picking out what happened to two-one thousandth of one percent of the state’s two-year-olds is not an accurate picture of the world. If you ask me, what happened to the other 53,298 two-year-olds is a bigger story. Or at least it’s more realistic news.

What you see on the newscasts at night, what you read in the morning newspaper is not a realistic perception of our world. It’s an anomaly, an out-of-character thing that happened at one moment in time. News junkies pride themselves on believing they’re well-informed. Because they know what Ann Curry said about the latest layoffs at Boeing and what Morley Safer reported on the earthquake in New Zealand, they smugly believe they’re up on current events.

But do they know about the African-American postman in Germantown, Tennessee who jumped into a lake to save a couple whose brakes went out of their car when they were coming home from a hospital dialysis treatment? Do they know about the Marysville, Kansas attorney who flew, on his own dime, to Israel to donate a kidney to a 10-year-old he’d never met?

Thinking you’re informed because you watch the news is like thinking you understand a zoo when you’ve only seen the “Z” on the entryway sign. It’s not a complete picture, guys. It’s not even a good picture. I’m not going to argue that you can’t find the letter “Z” at any zoo. But if you try to convince me you’re a zoo expert or even that you have a faint understanding of what a zoo is all about because you’ve seen a “Z,” well, I’m sorry, I have no choice but to argue.

Attention-grabbing headlines and newscasts are nothing more than a sales tool, no more “factual” than “The Simpsons.” Isolated incidences get turned into frightening trends and our own thoughts have become conditioned to leap to the worst.

The mission of this blog is to free readers from the straitjacket of the relentless news media. Instead of asking “What’s wrong?,” a question we hear over and over again, I’d like to pose a simple question with the power to change the world: “What’s right?”

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

Forget your wallet! What’s in your belief system?

“Your personal beliefs create realities. These beliefs are so powerful they either create expansive or entrapping realities over and over.”–Kuan Yin rhonda story

I am so blessed to get stories from readers of my books. And it is my great privilege to pass them along here on the blog.

Here are three that recently caught my attention:

1. “In my Spiritual Laws group, I shared more on your book E-Cubed. I had put out to the Universe “Checks are in the mail.” Below (or in this case above) is a picture of $1000 dollars worth of shopping cards we got in the mail 2 days ago.

2. “When I was in college, I got really sick. I was sick for 4 months and ended up in the hospital for 6 weeks. I was diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease. The day I got my diagnosis, I was a little dazed. I told my doctor and my mother, who were both in the room, that I wanted to take a shower. They both left the room so I could have some privacy. I stepped into the shower and I was expecting to cry. It was so bizarre, though. I can’t explain it and I’ve never told another person because I didn’t want people to think I was crazy.

“I got this wave that came over me. Something inside said that I was the same person I was yesterday before I was diagnosed. This disease wasn’t going to change that. I finished my shower and got back in the hospital bed. I decided that I didn’t want the disease and I didn’t accept it. That was 15 years ago. Shortly after my diagnosis, I stopped taking my pills. I have never once been sick since.

“My current doctor told me that he thinks I was misdiagnosed and doesn’t think there’s any reason for me to claim this diagnosis any more. I know I wasn’t misdiagnosed, though. I cured myself! I know it in my heart. I just never had a way to describe it before reading your books. I’ve conjured up tons of stuff in my life, but it wasn’t planned. I just inadvertently stumbled onto a connection with the FP. It’s just nice to have a better explanation of what was happening. So….thanks for writing your book. Thanks for explaining things no one else could. And thanks for giving me an outlet to finally tell my story. Something so magical needs to be shared with someone.”

3. “I’ve been practicing tapping into the Universe and all it has to offer and telling my son and husband about it.

“I am in the middle of revamping our school curriculum (homeschooler) and since my son loves gaming and wants to become a Game Tester (Quality Assurance Systems Engineer), I thought we’d better see what he needs to do in order to become one. So last week we scoured through job descriptions, requirements, etc. and on 4/24/16, I wrote a course description for it. The next day my son comes running to me to tell me he was selected to test a game before it is released. I said that’s how the Universe works. You put it out there and it works out the rest.

“On the morning of 4/28/16 before my son wakes up, I’m thinking this is so great, it would be nice if he was doing this on a consistent basis and I let the thought go. Later that morning my son comes to me again with a look of astonishment saying “Mom, I’m sorry I didn’t tell you earlier but I was offered to test the beta games permanently. Can you believe that?!” I said that’s how the Universe works. Awesome huh?! Needless to say he’s super excited.”

Awesome indeed! Thanks everybody for all your great stories. I love each and every one of you to the moon and back.

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

I know you are. But what am I? A theory on manifestation

“Get yourself in alignment with the quantum field and you’ll beam like the sun.”—Russell Brand

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This is a post for anyone who has ever asked? “Why does everybody else get all the goodies. Where’s MY manifestation?”

My first answer is usually this. Get on the joy and gratitude frequency. When your channels are open, life can’t help but rush in.

But here’s another theory. Since people have been asking.

I call it the pinball theory. And this video illustrates it perfectly.

Are your thoughts like geese, all flying in the same direction? Or are they more like a pinball machine?

Here’s the pinball in practice. You ask the universe for let’s say, a relationship. But then you start wondering if you’re really worthy and then there’s that last jerk to think about and well, what if this new person might see your cellulite and….

There is never reluctance by the universe to provide our good.

But first we’ve got to get all the geese flying in the same direction.

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 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