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What I say to old beliefs in lack and limitation? You’re going down!

“A miracle is an invitation into a new story.”—Charles Eisenstein

In E-Cubed, I included a whole chapter of miracle stories. I recounted some of the gifts and blessings readers sent after doing the experiments in E-Squared. I named the chapter “Well, Duh!”

I like to share miracle stories because they shake the scaffolding of our old beliefs. They threaten the old paradigm that we’re all alone in an uncaring universe.

Here’s a fun story that popped into my inbox last night:

“God really does have a sense of humor. One day my friend and I were talking about money, and my friend Karen says, “It’s easy to manifest money. Just picture it falling from the sky.

I thought, that sounds like fun. . .so I closed my eyes and pictured money falling from the sky.

Later that day, I got a call from my agent to do some extra work in a movie for the following day.
In the scene, a Brinks truck was stalled on an overpass, the door had flown open, and money was flying about.

I was to be one of several passersby, underneath the bridge, catching money as it fell from above.”

Take that, old story!

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 the recently-released sequel, E-Cubed, 9 More Experiments that Prove Mirth, Magic and Merriment is your Full-time Gig.

Three things I learned from Sean Penn

“The eye sees only what the mind is prepared to comprehend.”–Henri Bergson

Three things I learned from Sean Penn

1. Always wear sun screen.

2. Marrying Madonna is not the fast track to wedded bliss.

3. It’s impossible to judge by appearances.

Sean Penn, a brilliant actor, has played a wide range of roles over the years: he played a surfer stoner in Fast Times at Ridgmont High, almost single-handedly introducing the term “dude” into the American lexicon, he played a racist murderer in Dead Man Walking, a mentally handicapped father in I am Sam and gay-rights icon Harvey Milk who was gunned down in the prime of his life in Milk. In real life, none of us would choose any of these roles. They’re unappealing and, on the surface anyway, difficult to live through.

Penn, of course, chose these roles because they helped him expand as an actor. They helped him grow. They helped him become hugely successful, winning an Academy Award and a Golden Globe for his Harvey Milk portrayal.

As I point out in E-Cubed (yes, I’m now resorting to shameless self-promotion), our job is to create, not critique.

Judging anything as good or bad, right or wrong, black or white automatically slashes our possibilities by 50 percent.

How do we really know that this “bad” thing isn’t really the best thing in disguise?

I believe we often create holograms of “unfortunate” things for the expansion it will create, for the “Academy Award” it will eventually reap.

Our judging minds are so quick to leap to “OMG. That’s a catastrophe.” Which causes us to shut down. Become holier than though.

Take sexual abuse, for example. Who in Worldview 1.0 could withhold judgment in such a situation, particularly when the abuse is perpetrated on a child?

Yet, Louise Hay, whose life has literally blessed millions of people probably wouldn’t be the person she is today had she not gone through that particular “catastrophe.”

Through this seeming “trauma,” she was able to find her own inner wisdom and realize the monstrous love machine she really is. Many things that at face value look like difficulties end up being miracles in the end. The cancer that we might believe isn’t fair can be a pathway to Truth. It can be a door to potent opportunities. We get to decide.

So instead of asking the question “Why do bad things happen to good people?” we should ask, “Why do good people think bad things can even happen?”

Bad is nothing but a judgment call, a judgment call we’re not qualified to make. Just like American Idol hasn’t requested your services next to JLO and Keith Urban, you really aren’t qualified to judge what is good and bad.

Once we wake up every morning and say, “this is the best thing that ever happened to me” we will move into alignment where beauty and joy are free to rise.

I look forward to the day when we’ll be able to recognize and call forth the love without creating the disaster. But until then, I, like Randy Jackson, am resigning from being a judge.

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 the soon-to-be-released sequel, E-Cubed, 9 More Experiments that Prove Mirth, Magic and Merriment is your Full-time Gig.

“Reality” is a mental construct–make yours joyful

Thought for the day:

Our beliefs are cultural constructs and only as “true” as the investment we place in them. Reality is malleable and formed from consciousness. We can either join lockstep with the cultural paradigm or we can create our own reality, our own path.

We’re all in ruts, but we can break free. In fact, there’s great support from the universe once you begin walking in that direction.

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 the soon-to-be-released sequel, E-Cubed, 9 More Experiments that Prove Mirth, Magic and Merriment is your Full-time Gig.

It’s too late to undrink the kool-aid

“Pain is purposeless, without a cause and with no power to accomplish anything.”–A Course in Miracles

WordPress tells me that this blog post is my 200th since I began blogging 15 months ago. What a fabulous ride it has been. Despite my initial resistance, I discovered that I love blogging about these topics. Writing these posts is one of many highlights of my day.

The number 200 seems like a reason to celebrate and since I’m busy packing for my bucket list-crossing-off trip to Kenya tomorrow, I thought I’d post a sneak preview of the experiments you’ll be hearing about in E-Cubed, the sequel to E-Squared. I’d love to hear below what you think of these corollaries to the 9 principles of E-Squared.

Experiment # 1: The Red Pill Corollary or a Quick Refresher Course

Life emanates from me.

Experiment # 2: The Simon Cowell Corollary or Why you’re not Capable of Judging Anything

Nothing is absolute. Only our thinking makes it so.

Experiment #3: The “Everyone’s your Gayle King” Corollary or There is no “Them”

Being in love with everyone and everything brings you in alignment with the F.P.

Experiment #4: “Your new B.F.F. Corollary or “Money, it’s not complicated.”

Money is nothing but energy and a reflection of your beliefs

Experiment #5: The “Nature Vs. News” Corollary

The field of infinite potentiality offers a Divine 24/7 buzz.

Experiment #6: The “If you say so” Corollary or Your Words are the Wand that Shape your Life

You bring abundance and joy into your life once you stop talking smack about it.

Experiment #7: The Boogie-Woogie Corollary or The Importance of Not Being Earnest

The more fun you have, the better life works.

Experiment # 8: The Right Side of the Bed Corollary or The ten most important minutes of your day

Without cultural training, joy is your natural state.

Experiment # 9: The Ya-ba-da-ba-do Corollary

Life is miraculous and you can’t really die. Furthermore, transcendence is inevitable.

Appendix: The Bonus Marriage of Cana Experiment or It’s time to get D-O-W-N!!!

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 the soon-to-be-released sequel, E-Cubed, 9 More Experiments that Prove Mirth, Magic and Merriment is your Full-time Gig.

In Good We Trust

“Man only likes to count his troubles, but he does not count his joys.”—Fyodor Dostoyevsky

I am happy to announce that, two days ago, I turned in the manuscript for E-Cubed. Can someone give me a loud and hearty “woot-woot!”

Tomorrow I’m heading to Hamburg for the first of a couple talks at Hay House Ignite conferences in Germany and London. If you’re anywhere near, please come by and say hello!! I’ll be joining Robert Holden, Mastin Kipp, Gabby Bernstein and Jessica Ortner in what is sure to be a rousing weekend that I guarantee will include dancing.

Next week, I’ll be back home and ready to resume blogging. So stay tuned and, in the meantime, here’s a quick post from the annals:

Before entering the hospital room of a tuberculosis patient, visitors are required to cover their entire bodies. They even don surgical gloves and face masks.
None of us balk at this seemingly overcautious behavior. We don’t want to catch tuberculosis. It’s contagious, for goodness sake. Of course, we’d go to great lengths to avoid being exposed.

Yet, we never protect ourselves from the bad news we see on television, the horrible reports we read in the newspaper. What we see on the nightly news is nothing like what we see in our own neighborhoods. The new media presents a grossly-distorted picture, an anomaly.

And, unfortunately, that picture of “America, the Ugly” is every bit as contagious and as damaging as those tuberculosis germs.

Poet and novelist Maya Angelou goes so far as to call negativity poison. She is vigilant in protecting herself from negative conversation. If she hears what she calls “a poisonous comment,” she quickly says “sayonara” and doesn’t feel a bit guilty about it. If anyone starts in at her home, she asks them to leave.

“If you allow it (negativity) to perch in your house, in your mind, in your life, it can take you over. So when rude or cruel things are said, I say, ‘Take it all out of my house.’ Those negative words climb into the wood and into the furniture and the next thing they’ll be on my skin,” she says.

She prefers what Paul said in his letter to the Corinthians. They wrote complaining about old men who were chasing young women, about church members who refused to tithe. And he wrote back, “If there be anything of good report, speak of these things.”

Your thoughts are magic. Not one of them goes unheeded by the universe. Whatever it is you think and feel the great universal energy stands up and says, “I second it.”

Why cast your spotlight in dirty corners? Why focus on negativity?

Our thought about ourselves, about our world, about our relationships create our reality. In a landmark physics experiment, researchers who theorized that light waves were curvy found curvy light waves. And those who deduced light waves were straight as Billy Graham? They found Billy Graham-straight light waves.

Who needs a mind reader or a psychologist to dredge up an unburied unconscious? If you want to know what there’s just take a look around. It’s all right there in living color. If you see dysfunctional relationships, finances that are always a struggle, a word of snotty sales clerks, then that’s what you’re spending your time thinking about. In fact, the thoughts come first.

Change your thought and your focus and you can literally change your world.

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

“Set big, hairy audacious goals.”—Mr. Development

“Supersize your dreams.”—Joel Osteen
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No sooner did I appoint myself “Mayor of Crazy Town” (in yesterday’s blog), than blessings started rolling in.

Hay House asked if I’d be interested in writing E-Cubed, a follow-up to E-Squared which totally cracks me up.

The LOA community chose this very blog as one of the best blogs of 2012, an editor of Men’s Journal practically begged me to begin writing for him and, best of all, I got this email from a reader:

“I am delirious to join you in your madness! It’s so much more fun over here! My life has dramatically changed since reading “E-Squared” and your posts. I find I am much happier and spend a lot of my time expecting miracles. Such a departure from how I used to be (grimly holding onto my belief that something “bad” was going to happen.) Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! You ROCK!”

Since changing the dominant paradigm is one of my major intentions (along with uplifting and inspiring everyone I meet), I feel extremely gratified. So, I want to offer a big shout-out to all of you, my community, my friends, my home boys and girls.

The LOA award is particularly meaningful because if this blog landed honors in 2012 in which I only BEGAN blogging (I think I started in November or December), just think what might happen in 2013. And also because accepting this awards feels like accepting the Emmy award that I intend to win next. And once you start feeling something and envisioning it, better step back, Jack!

Which brings me to today’s topic: pre-paving.

If you want to travel, buy a suitcase.
If you want kids, buy diapers.
If want to meet the lover of your dreams, buy a photo album for those inevitable wedding photos.

You have to create a vision, walk in that direction and keep dancing—no matter what.

Since I’m celebrating today (I celebrate most every day) and since my award apparently means, to quote Sally Fields, “You like me. You really like me.” I thought I’d offer this interview that ran on www.inspiremetoday.com. It’s a 20-minute feel-gooder with yours truly.

Have the best weekend of your life!!

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