Your body is eavesdropping on everything you say

“Being a mother means a love that’s deeper than anything you can imagine. The love is beyond Earth and beyond time and space, and it’s a connection that will be constant.”—Beyoncé 0002-recycle.jpg

I knew Beyoncé, like me, is a Course in Miracles fan, but who knew she would also put into words the very thing I feel about being a mom?

Nothing in my life has compared or will ever compare to the experience of being Taz’s mom.

Her legacy is still my most important commitment. The 222 Foundation that honors her vision (Create relentlessly, love fiercely and do quiet, kind things for the underdog) means everything to me.

The picture on this post was featured on the Sunday front page of the Topeka Capital-Journal after Taz and I created this book (she drew the front cover) on recycled grocery bags for Earth Day 2002. She was 9.

Because I’m focusing on her Foundation and my new Course in Miracles book (that comes out in January) and because I’m heading out of town tomorrow for my first travel assignment in more than a year, I am choosing to run an email that came in yesterday that truly MADE. MY. DAY.

E-Squared featured the Jenny Craig experiment about changing your thoughts about your body. And the Course is very clear that it is our mind, not our body, that steers the ship.

This beautiful email from Kelly sum it up quite nicely:

“I decided to write because I’ve now consumed three of your books, starting with Thank and Grow Rich and then both E-Squared and E-Cubed. I wanted to share a personal observation of anecdotal evidence around weight loss.

“My body is what gives me the hard proof that law of attraction principles are real and absolute. I discovered this long before I discovered your books, so wanted to tag a thought on to the experiment you offered around blessing our food.

“Not only do I bless my food – I bless my body. I think you mentioned in one of your books that our bodies have around 30 trillion cells. I have a daily ritual where I look in the mirror and say “I love you! You’re SO beautiful! Thank you!” and then I hug myself and I talk to my body and all its cells like I talk to my cute little beloved cat “I love you SO much. Thank you, body! I love every single cell inside you! Thank you, cells! I love you! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!”

“I started doing this when I realized that each of us is basically our own personal universe with all these amazing cells. Essentially, we (what we speak, what we believe) act as “god” (or creator) to those cells.

“When I first started this practice many years ago, the excess weight I’d been carrying around melted off. I’d have people asking me what I was doing, and I’d give them the utterly confusing answer “I’m just loving myself.” I know that’s not what they wanted to hear. They wanted to hear “60 minutes of cardio every day followed by juice fasts and eating only cabbage!” Because it’s just too hard to believe that loving yourself can produce those kinds of results.”

Thank you, Kelly, for reminding us that loving ourselves DOES produce those kinds of results.

And thank you for sending the following song that, like you said, gets my happiness vibes going.

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).


Don’t fret. Don’t stress. Don’t work so cart

Course in Miracles is all about upsetting the apple cart. Chief among the apples that needs upsetting is the notion that achievement is the result of effort, that the best way to accomplish a goal is to work really, really, really hard.

ACIM Lesson 113 tells me I’ve already got it. I’m already there.

And if there’s something I should desire, I simply employ what I call the crockpot principle. The set it and forget it principle.

Make an intention, put it in the big cosmic crockpot, close the lid and go about your merry way.

If instead, I decide to work and worry and wonder when it’s going to happen, I send out vibes of “Eeks!”

Vibes of “eeeks!” are diametrically opposed to my perfect serenity and peace (two promises from today’s lesson) and to that thing I’m hoping to manifest.

Here’s two examples of Yabba-dabba-don’ting.

Comedian John Mulaney auditioned for Saturday Night Live in August 2008. Although he wasn’t chosen as a cast member, he was asked to join the writing team, a post he held for six years. Two Saturday nights ago, ten years after his original audition, Mulaney not only made it to the SNL acting stage, he hosted the whole damned show.

Two of his favorite skits—Lobster Dinner and Switcheroo, both of which had been rejected earlier–finally made it to the stage.

Mulaney didn’t fret or strive about not landing a spot on the cast. He didn’t conceive seven steps to overcome rejection. He simply put his dream and his skits in the cosmic crockpot and went out dancing.

On August 29, 2016, Jamal Moore didn’t even bother to throw his intention into the crockpot. He simply tweeted: I’m going to work for Beyonce one day.

Well guess what? When Queen Bey performed at Coachella last weekend, he was right by her side.

He tweeted soon thereafter—”I completely forgot I spoke this into the atmosphere almost two years ago.”

So your choice, guys?

You can strive, fret and send “eeks!” out into the atmosphere. Or you can rest in knowing that Source is, as we speak, lining up everything you could possibly want or need.

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