Today is your lucky day

“Scientists have calculated that the chances of something so patently absurd actually existing are millions to one. But magicians have calculated that million-to-one chances crop up nine times out of ten.”—Terry Pratchett
February 24 has always been my lucky day.

One year, my butter cake landed the blue ribbon in the Ellsworth County 4-H Fair. Another Feb 24, I won the school spelling bee. Yet another, a really hot guy invited me to dinner.

The point is, I began to notice a pattern and the wins, the joyous events started pouring in. Every year, something out of the ordinary and highly-desirable occurred.

I was thinking about this last night, wondering what cool gift was going to stop by for a visit this February 24 when it struck me. My A.A. 2.0 program, my ritual of starting every morning with “Something extraordinarily epic is going to happen to me today” is sorta the same thing.

Richard Wiseman, psychology professor at the University of Hertfordshire in England, spent eight years studying lucky people. He finally concluded that getting all the good breaks has nothing to do with karma or kismet and everything to do with how we see ourselves. He even started what he calls “Luck School” to teach people to be more lucky.

The quantum field, as you know, is an infinite mashup of superpositions or possibilities. It isn’t until the waves are measured–or observed–that they coalesce into one material reality, thus destroying the original configuration where “all is possible.”

Once we decide that “today is my lucky day,” we collapse that wave and the rest of the countless superpositions are no longer available to us.

It’s only 8:25 here, but already I got a lucky break when reading ACIM Lesson 55, another review. It more or less provides a summary (the elevator speech that everybody expects you to have) of what the Course is all about:

1. The very fact that I see disease, disaster and death is proof that I do not understand God. In other words, crazy world (when I happen to collapse those waves) is an illusion.

2. As love returns to my awareness, I will see a world of peace and safety and joy. To that, I shout “bring it!!”

So today (and I hope you’ll join me in this), I anoint myself lucky. And I declare that something extraordinarily epic is destined to happen to me today.

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.

Why I’m the luckiest person on the planet, Episode Can’t Keep Track

“I cannot quite embrace the gods of antiquity. Gods so petty as to feel threatened by human hubris, destroy Babel, chain Prometheus to a rock, etc. Nah. Look around: there are French cheese and wine, Mozart and Bossa Nova, love and sunsets…all ours for the taking. Surely, He/She/It loves us some.”—Vivian Allvin fullsizerender-copy

Life’s many blessings, as I often say, stalk me like Freddie Krueger. Today, for example, I got to chat with Mike Dooley about the upcoming Soulapalooza. Tomorrow, I fly to Barcelona to celebrate my daughter’s 23rd birthday. It’s the same day as Louise Hay who, if I’m not mistaken, is turning 90.

Taz is fluent in Spanish, a skill she acquired through classes and lots of practice.

So today I’d like to share a story about learning a new language, the quantum field and how we can create new realities in our lives.

The quantum field, as you know, is an infinite mashup of possibilities. The Field of Infinite Potentialities (the F.P.) contains countless waves, dancing around in countless states, countless positions, countless possibilities. Each has its own energy and frequency.

It isn’t until the waves are measured–or chosen–that they coalesce into one material reality, thus destroying the original configuration where “all is possible.” Once we decide that say, “life is hard” or that “money is limited,” we’ve collapsed that wave and lost touch with all the rest.

Physicist say we “collapse” the wave of the quantum field by observing. We observe according to our beliefs and expectations.  Once we decide to “observe” something, the rest of the possibilities (the countless superpositions) are no longer available to us.

So what does that have to do with learning a new language? When Taz walked into her first Spanish class, she was given a new name (Luisa, I think it was) and a new temporary identity. The collapsed wave of Taz (or any other student) had already mastered English.

Since Spanish is a new skill (a new superimposition), every good teacher knows to leave behind the old name, the old identity, the old learned habits.  The “new person” has access to more of the possibilities, making it much easier to learn the new language.

So today, instead of being the same person you’ve always been, know that, at any time, you could uncollapse the waves and choose a new identity, a new superposition. You could let go of all beliefs and expectations that no longer serve you. You could collapse a whole new set of beliefs and expectations. You could rehearse and become a whole new you.

As for me, my new identity is this: a joyful creator (let’s just call her Persephone) who experiences an amazing two weeks in Barcelona with her beautiful Spanish-speaking daughter. Add to that my intention (out of the bazillion superpositions) of finally posting on Instagram all my #thankandgrowrich selfies.

So for those who are wondering, the old superposition of me being a luddite is now being uncollapsed and replaced with a Instagram savvy photographer named Persephone.

Thanks you guys. I’ll try to check in while I’m away. But in the meantime, play around with a new fun superposition in your beautiful, amazing life.

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 just released, Thank and Grow Rich: a 30-day Experiment in Shameless Gratitude and Unabashed

Why I’m the luckiest person on the planet, Part 5 or is it 6?

“And to the tiger in the zoo, Madeline just said, “pooh, pooh!”—Ludwig Bemelman

I heard a report on NPR this morning that Madeline, Ludwig Bemelman’s plucky heroine that lives “in an old house in Paris, covered in vines” was turning 75 next year. I read all the Madeline books to my daughter when she was young. We both loved them.

Being reminded of Madeline’s courageous “pooh, pooh!” to the tiger in the zoo made me smile because that’s exactly what I decided to say to those old belief systems that were so insistently waving their hands in the back of the classroom yesterday.

And the reason I’m once again naming myself, “world’s luckiest person” is because when I mentioned them here on the blog, I was showered with so much love and support from so many people. And I just want to say thank you!

I am truly blessed, touched, humbled and forever grateful.

I wish each and every one of you the most amazing weekend of your life.

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