We got this, baby!

“The way will open if you believe it’s possible.”—A Course in Miracles angelnumber-222-1

You might have heard. The Kansas City Chiefs won the Superbowl last weekend. It was head coach Andy Reid’s 222nd professional win and it happened on 2/2/20.

Needless to say, it was highly significant for me. And for the 222 Foundation that honors the brilliant, beautiful Tasman McKay Grout.  The three amazing projects (out of 100 applications) we’ve chosen to fund this year will be announced on February 22.

In the meantime, I wanted to share something I learned about Chiefs quarterback, Patrick Mahomes, that applies to today’s Course in Miracles lesson.

In the fourth quarter, when the Chiefs were down ten points with less than nine minutes to go, Mahomes was chanting to each of his teammates, “We got this, baby.”

Despite what the scoreboard said, despite two earlier interceptions, despite the fact the game was nearly over, Mahomes was convinced, “We got this, baby!”

That’s classic ACIM Lesson 41 that tells us to quit inventing cures for made-up problems. It advises us to, instead, question the reality of the problem.

And that’s exactly what Patrick Mahomes did last Sunday. So what if they were down 10 points? Who cares there are only eight minutes left?

Those “facts” are only a “problem” if he saw them as a problem. He did not. In a short eight minutes, the Chiefs made a flurry of three touchdowns, won the Superbowl and proved the Course that says, “The way will open if you believe it’s possible.”

So today, instead of coming up with a solution for whatever “problem” appears to plague you, remember Patrick Mahomes. Remember the Course in Miracles that teaches us to “give up our allegiance to problems.” We can make an attempt this very day to go past the cloud of insane thoughts and reach the light beyond.

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).

Just because credentialed experts say it’s true, doesn’t mean it is

“You have to decamp from normal reality.”—Eric Weinstein

I am happy to report that, while it took me awhile, I finally replaced the word “thong” with “flip-flop.”

When I was growing up, rubber beach shoes like havainas were called “thongs.” Sometime in the 1990’s, the word thong took on a different connotation. My daughter cringed whenever I mentioned I was donning a thong.

“Ooo, gross,” she’d say.

So I decided to teach this old dog a new trick. I decided to rewire my neural pathways that have associated beach shoes and the word thong for five decades.

And that’s what I’m doing now with the word “hard.” I’m changing it to “unfamiliar.”

As I’ve said many times, the word “hard” is the most dangerous four-letter word in the English language. It’s especially damning when combined with something you’re trying to do: lose weight, attract money, get a hot date.

Because our beliefs are so powerful, literally sculpting our lives on a moment-by-moment basis, to believe (and especially to say out loud) that something is difficult is counterproductive.

Still, even those of us who know about (and happily use) the power of our thoughts sometimes speak that ugly word.

“It’s hard to change old habits.”
“It’s hard to find a better job.”
“It’s hard to empty my mind when meditating.”

I noticed yesterday in my power posse, it was said 18 times.

So, yes, it might be unfamiliar to get up and dance your way to the bathroom or to pretend to exude confidence when giving a presentation or to give up your fears to the universe, but it won’t be unfamiliar for long.

Being hard could last forever.

Because I occasionally still see limitations, still believe the headlines, still believe in old school conditioning, I’m much better off going for unfamiliar and turning things over to the big guy.

I’ve discovered the less I do, the better things turn out. The more I hand over to the universe (the field of potentiality that is SO much smarter than me), the better my life becomes.

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.