Let freedom reign

“You have an option in every moment to look around and see survival or look around and see life. You’ll be right either way.”—Kerri Lake

Today is the day we here in America celebrate our freedom. I’m aware that some of us aren’t exactly feeling it, so I thought I’d take this opportunity to remind myself (and anyone who happens to read along) that true freedom lies, 100 percent of the time, in my mind.

No one can take that away. No one else can make me feel unsafe or less than. No one else can make me worry. And I remind myself that clarity never shows up in anger or distress and that my thoughts do not have the power to hold onto me. I’m the only one who can hold onto my thoughts.

So today I celebrate the liberty of letting my thoughts go and resting in peace, freedom and trust.

I also want to give you a head’s up that on September 18 (put this on your calendar now!!!), Karen Drucker, Greg Tamblyn and a bunch of other musicians are throwing a big benefit concert for the Taz Grout 222 Foundation that is actively working to change the consciousness of the planet. It’s Sunday afternoon at the Unity Temple in Kansas City. I’ll be saying a few words (although everyone who participated in the recent Magical Mystery Manifestation Adventure knows that nothing lifts your vibe like Karen’s music) and well, it’s going to be a rollicking good time. As I’ve been known to promise, “All Heaven is Going to Break Loose.”

Have a groovy 4th everyone. Make it the best one of your life. #222 Forever

Pam Grout is the author of 20 books including E-Squared, E-Cubed, Thank & Grow Rich and her latest, The Course in Miracles Experiment: A Starter Kit for Rewiring Your Mind (And Therefore Your World).

Houston, there is NO problem

“We believe a lot of stupid things.”—Esther Hicksgo for it

Just a couple ACIM Cliff Notes for your weekend pleasure:

1. If it’s not wholly joyous, it’s not God’s will.

2. If it’s not wholly joyous, it involves some decision I erroneously made.

3. Because it was me who made the less than joyous decision (See #1) and because this decision was never forced on me (See #1) , I can change it at any time.

4. I just have to do is go back to the point where I made the erroneous decision and ask the Holy S to decide instead. I repeat. I don’t have to fix anything. In fact, the less I plot and plan and come up with action steps, the better.

5. This is really simple.

Pam Grout is the author of 19 books including E-Squared, E-Cubed, Thank & Grow Rich and her latest book, Art & Soul,Reloaded: A Year-Long Apprenticeship to Summon the Muses and Ignite Your Daring, Audacious, Creative Side.

You say tomato. I say toe-mah-toe!

“Why get rich quick when you can be rich now?”—Alan Cohen
I got a question yesterday from a newbie to the Course in Miracles and thought I’d address it today since it relates to today’s lesson (6): I see only the past.

She said she was stymied by the idea that Sandy Hook and the Holocaust were illusions or holograms. It didn’t seem quite right to ignore the fact that people died.

And while I am no expert on the Course in Miracles (or really anything for that matter), I would like to share my take on it.

When we focus on the past, we ignore the astounding love and grace of right now. To really experience this moment (which is unique in all the world and has never happened before) can make tears roll down your cheeks. It’s that beautiful. We don’t notice because we see only the past.

So it’s not about ignoring tragedy. It’s about NOT ignoring what’s possible right in this moment. I myself don’t want to miss it.

I heard this story the other day. Two celibate monks were crossing a river at the same time as a beautiful, sexy woman. She slipped in the water so one of the monks put her on his back and carried her over. The other monk was aghast. He silently stewed about his friend’s indiscretion: “That’s against our vows. We’re not supposed to touch female flesh.” Finally, able to bear it no longer, he questioned the other monk who replied, “I set her down four hours ago. It seems you’re the only one still carrying her.”

Also want to answer a couple other questions that have popped up:

1. Who am I to pontificate about the Course in Miracles? This question, by the way, came from my own head. I don’t profess to be an expert about really much of anything. I’m a seeker and, over the years, have explored everything from rebirthing, h’oponopono and tapping to Abraham-Hicks and Byron Katie’s The Work. I love them all. I just keep coming back to The Course because well, that seems like my path. It’s not everybody’s tomato nor does it profess to be. All roads, as they say, lead to Rome. I like it because I’m a sucker for miracles and being happy.

2. Will I continue to do this the whole year? That’s a really good question that’s yet to be answered. That’s my intention and as long as it’s fun for me (again, always my bottom line), I’ll be doing it.

3. Which Course in Miracles book is the right one? There’s really only one and it comes from the Foundation for Inner Peace. It’s blue and has the workbook (which is what I go through every year), the text and a manual for teachers. It’s dense and often hard to read and understand. That I’ve stuck with it all these years surprises me as much as anyone. If you don’t feel inclined to buy the book that some have called a useful doorstop, I’ve started (as of yesterday) including a link to the lesson in each post.

That’s it for now, my beautiful, wonderful friends. There are probably other questions, but I’m off to my possibility posse. Oh wait there’s one other thing I should probably mention.

Lots of people who read my book E-Squared are focused on manifestation. And today’s lesson—I see only the past—explains those times when the new car or the new job or the new iPhone X seem stubborn about not showing up. The manifestor is stuck in the frequency of the past where, indeed there was no new car or new job or iPhone X. As Elsa sings, “Let it go. Let it go.”

In this moment, anything is possible and everything is here.

Pam Grout is the author of 19 books including E-Squared: 9 Do-it-Yourself Energy Experiments that Prove Your Thoughts Create Your Reality and the just-released, Art & Soul,Reloaded: A Year-Long Apprenticeship to Summon the Muses and Ignite Your Daring, Audacious, Creative Side.

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 


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.”


“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

Manifesters who do too much

“She would think things so hard that they showed on her face.” –Amanda Palmer


I got an email the other day from a reader of one of my books. “Help,” she said, “I just can’t figure out what I’m doing wrong. I meditate every day. I’ve made at least three vision boards. Every morning, I make lists of positive aspects. I’ve got a focus wheel (These last two are practices recommended by Abraham-Hicks). And nothing is happening.”

I was exhausted just reading her email. And here’s what I told her after I took a few deep breaths: All of those practices are fabulous. I’m an avid fan of Abraham-Hicks myself.

And I also know how tempting it is to work hard, to try, try, try.

But when we “try so hard,” we negate Truth. We put up roadblocks to all the good that wants to manifest before our eyes. It’s as if we go brain dead and forget that all this “stuff” we’re trying to manifest is already ours. This is important to say again. Everything you’re trying to manifest is already yours. It’s sitting right there in your field of potentiality, twiddling its thumbs.

But because you’re on a different wave length (the wave length of I don’t have it, the frequency of I’d better get on my running shoes and move faster, try harder), it’s invisible to your eyeballs.

All of us are already living the life most extraordinary (on one of the FP’s channels), but because we’re focused on all we don’t have or on what we’re trying to get, it’s fuzzy and not something we can put our hands on. It’s surrounded by static.

Just like a filmmaker decides which of many objects his lens focuses upon, we get to decide if we want to zero in on the stuff in the foreground (what we have now) or if we’re prefer to shine our lens on something else. We’re the cameramen.

It’s important to remember that reality is never static or complete. It’s an unending process of movement and unfoldment. We choose what to unfold, what to put in our lens, where to point our viewfinder.

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

Empirical evidence is in the eyes of the beholder

“Just because something is rampant in your civilization doesn’t mean it has to express itself in your life.”–Abraham-Hicks

Despite what it says in the newspaper, despite what your mother told you, despite what society insists is rock solid truth, it’s important to remember Shakespeare’s adage, “Nothing is either good nor bad. Only thinking makes it so.”

Your thinking regulates what is allowed into your life experience and what boogies on over to the next guy. You get to decide. You have the final say.

And since my thinking believes in miracles, magic and moving right past the bouncer who says, “You can’t go in,” I hear stories like this each and every day.

1. “I’ve been reading E-Squared the past week. I was reading it in a coffee shop, and I decided to attempt to call out the FP. I noticed a man reading on the other side of the shop. I said “if all this is real, have this man look up and stare directly at me.”

“He didn’t. I didn’t loose the faith, just forgot about it and went about my day. Later, I was eating at a diner. Over the loud speaker came a song by an artist called St Vincent. The lyric goes “did you ever really stare at me….?”

“I thought that was funny and hadn’t heard the song in a while. I pay for my meal and as I enter into the street I start singing the song, “did you ever really stare at me?.” I take not but 5 steps until I’m met with the direct stare of the man from the coffee shop.”

2. “In summer 2014, I met a beautiful guy. He was absolutely amazing, he was funny, he was a musician and even though I was overweight and my confidence was big as a nail, he was kind to me and he treated me as a beautiful woman. I fell in love with him in one night. When we met again, he was acting like a jerk. But I was so in love with him that I gave him your book to read. And guess what? He started to change. Since we first met, he changed a lot. You changed my life and the life of my boyfriend from a womanizer to a kind, beautiful person.

“He told me to send you his thanks, too. And there is one more thing that I wanted to tell you. I lost 12 kilograms and found out I want to be a singer. I was fighting thoughts of not being worthy, but now I am taking classes, getting better and I have had three concerts.

3. “ I did this experiment 3 weeks ago. The night of the first 24 hours I decided I wanted to go to Japan (knowing that if I keep being positive it will come together). The next night I had stayed at my partners and we discussed what we wanted to do in Japan, where we wanted to stay and all that jazz. The next morning when I got home, my mum said, “I have a gift for you” and there it was–a Japanese hand fan (she knew nothing about the experiment or Japan). I knew in that moment that the field of potentiality was very real.‬‬”

Pam Grout is the author of 17 books including E-Squared: 9 Do-it-Yourself Energy Experiments that Prove Your Thoughts Create Your Reality and its equally-scintillating sequel, E-Cubed, 9 More Experiments that Prove Mirth, Magic and Merriment is your Full-time Gig.

“The leverage to create worlds is at your fingertips.”—Esther Hicks

“Most people don’t understand how important thoughts are and leave the development of thought patterns to chance.” –Dr. Daniel Amen

Since I’ve shared lots of butterfly stories here on the blog and have even had readers asking “How do I turn the butterflies off?” I thought I’d share a humorous twist on the Volkswagen Jetta experiment that came from my new friend, Paula, who stopped by to treat me to a fabulous lunch on her way to see her grandbaby in Kansas City.

Anyway, she made the intention to find the word cacophony.

“I’d never heard that word before,” she said. “You used it in E-Squared and I had to look it up, didn’t know what it meant. So I thought it would be fun to make the intention to see or hear that word again.”

Sooooo……wasn’t to be found in the newspaper. Didn’t show up in any of the books she was reading (like me, “my new BFF” devours books).

Basically, she’d forgotten about it. But she’s on her I-Pad, the 48 hours are nearly up, she’s looking up some directions, some route or something and guess what word shows up in autocorrect? Yep, the one and only: cacophony!

And one more fun story from last week:

This one is also from Kansas and from a manifesting maestro who’s only in kindergarten. Take it away, Mom:

“Last Christmas, our daughter received a gift from my sister’s family, in our White Elephant gift exchange. It was a complete kid’s kitchen set that their daughters weren’t using anymore. I didn’t think anything of it, until a few days later, when I went through her backpack from school. In it, there was a piece of paper, with an image of a very similar “kiddy kitchen set” pasted upon it.

When my daughter saw me looking at it, she grabbed the paper, ran into her room and said, “Mommy… LOOK!” She was pointing at the “physical” kitchen set she now had. I had chills. I guess the preschool teacher had the kids cut out an image of something they wanted for Christmas. The thing was, no one in our family knew of her desire. She had not mentioned this item, when asked what she wanted for Christmas… but she had obviously set the intention in her mind, and created her own “vision board.”
I can only imagine that this amazing little girl is going to have one heck of an exciting life.

Woo-hoo! Madi!!

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