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There’s a new game in town

“Magic is done by hurling yourself into the abyss and discovering it’s a feather bed.”—Terrence McKenna

Someone left this for me in Quebec. Thank you!!!!!

For anyone who follows me on FB, this blog post will come as no surprise. I happened to read a quote by Rick Rubin, the legendary music producer, that I loved SO MUCH that I posted it on my FB author page.

It was all about how we reduce Source and misperceive data. How our worldview is created from this very limited set of beliefs, most of which revolve around utility and survival.

Scientists even have a name for it: our DMN which stands for our Default Mode Network.

So, being who I am, I went down a Rick Rubin rabbit hole. I’ve ordered his book. I’ve listened to a couple of his podcasts and well, the reason he brings out the transcendent from a veritable who’s-who of musicians is because he believes in what he openly calls magic. There’s something that happens. It can’t be explained. Or predicted.

But the stage can be set by encouraging artists (and really anybody else who wants to live a life most extraordinary) to find space for things that don’t fit into our tiny little narratives (our DMN).

He also says the belief in an idea (say a particular song or style of music) is more important that the truth in the idea.

What we call “truth” comes from “I know” mind. And “I know mind” is extremely limiting.

Thankfully, it’s not the only game in town. Sure, our rational selves have built up a lot of history, a lot of armaments.

But there is SO. MUCH. MORE.

And that’s my intention: to escape “I know mind.” To be released from all limitations, all identities, all DMN’s.

And since I’m also a sucker for a good story, here’s a recent email I particularly liked:

“As you know, I traveled to Spain this summer to visit my son who was studying in Seville. I brought your E2 book along and was doing the experiments.

“I was conducting Experiment #2 and put it out there I wanted to find some wheat while in Seville. Don’t know why I chose this, maybe my Kansas farm girl coming out. My husband, son and I were touring the Cathedral de Sevilla and it was truly awe inspiring–filled with great paintings, tile work, carvings, etc. Everything was on such a grand scale. I was searching for wheat in any of the art forms but was not seeing any.

“Right before we left there was a display of one of Spain’s saints. Right there in the display was REAL WHEAT. Not a picture of wheat, but the real deal. I had seen no other plant life inside the cathedral before this.

“The added bonus of the day was that I saw another Kansas crop in Seville. I saw Bar Alfalfa that night while wondering around the alleys. Alfalfa is not a common name, so it took me by surprise. Apparently there is an Alfalfa District in Seville too!”

So, friends. Your choice. DMN or miracles!

#222 Forever!

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)

Bombarded with miracles

“Your smarts, your talents, your good looks – take off these impediments and let us dance!” — Chelan Harkin

Tomorrow, in my playshop with Mike Dooley, I’m going to share “techniques” for widening one’s miracle bandwidth.

The term “technique” sounds rather didactic and I’ve never really felt like a “teacher” in any real definition of the word. If anything I’m just a regular Jane willing to experiment with my own life in public.

And I’ve learned from lots of personal experience that always, always, always the best technique for accomplishing anything is to manage my fear. To do whatever it takes to calm the nutty voice in my own head that constantly tells me that stepping into the unknown is unsafe. Whether that’s writing a book or hugging someone I’ve never met.

Our entire culture is predicated on avoiding the unknown, keeping us safe, convincing us to protect ourselves, to fit in, to march in line with the consumer system that tells us we need this product and that “technique.”

But like it or not, the unknown is where the magic happens. The unknown is where old, crusty beliefs are overridden by this more beautiful reality. And the unknown is scary.

My current “technique,” if you want to call it that, is getting up every morning and going outside, listening to the birds, making eye contact with my neighborhood fox. I go out there and feel this intense aliveness that, when you take the time to look, you notice permeates everything. I ask that life force to use me, to guide me, to show me what I need to do right now in this moment. Then, when the next moment comes, I ask again.

Maybe it’s a technique. But it feels more like surrender. Because I honestly don’t know.

Except that out there—in the real world, the alive world of nature–I feel connected with my daughter, with what some call angels, with this bigger thing that just keeps bombarding me with miracles.

To give you one small example, this Magical Mystery Adventure that I was invited to participate in with Mike Dooley has raised $22,200 for The Taz Grout 222 Foundation. And the logo that Mike’s amazing team created for the adventure happened to have a giant 222–which they didn’t even realize (they were going for 21 days, starting on the 21st, etc) until I pointed it out. Check it out below.

So I will continue to count my blessings, let go of what I was taught to believe and step out into the wildly mystical unknown. #222 Forever!

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) that has just been turned into an app. Badass ACIM (badass-acim.com)

Planting the magical seeds of intention

“The intangible represents the real power of the universe. From it springs all life and power and the love of all.”—Bruce Lee

Just a quick note on this last weekend before Christmas.

My Qigong experience has been ABSOLUTELY AMAZING. It has helped me embody the energy I write about in all my books. I loved learning that even scientists recognize that 96 percent of the universe is completely invisible. All the really important stuff is indiscernible to the naked eye.

To focus on the physical (that measly four percent) is to completely miss the boat. In E-Squared, I compared it to putting all your attention on a fingernail. We must remind ourselves over and over again: There is SO MUCH MORE.

A few things I’ve learned:

1.Eliminate the word chronic. Nothing is chronic except our thoughts that expect things (our bodies, lives, etc) to be repeat copies of yesterday. Life and energy is always moving and it only becomes chronic when we let our energy become stagnant.

2. Get out of the way. Just like I don’t have to think about digestion (my stomach, pancreas and other digestive organs do it without me coming up with a 7-point plan), my life works best when I don’t monitor it, when I allow the unfathomable life force to have its way.

3. Marvel at the energy field. As the Course in Miracles repeats ad nauseum, I am not a body. I am free. So my physicality (my body during this lifetime) is just one blip of the bigger field of who I am. This has helped me reframe my relationship with Taz.

I’ve noticed myself lately thinking, “Wonder what Taz is doing?” When she was in Barcelona, I’d have the same thought, knowing I’d see her again, knowing we were forever connected.

It brings peace to think of her enjoying a new dimension, a place I will one day enjoy, as well. I don’t know exactly where that is or what it’s like. But it makes me excited to know I’ll one day find out.

As Rob Delaney recently said on the BBC, we’re all just temporary gatherings of stardust anyway.

It is my staggering privilege to be here with all of you beautiful gatherings of stardust and I hereby plant the magical seed of intention that each and every one of your holidays will be meaningful, blessed and full of ginormous love.

Signing out from a tiny town somewhere in Kansas.

Have the best holiday season of your life. #222 Forever

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) that has just been turned into a badass app.

The new, magical way of existing in the world

“Let me trust that all of my own needs are always met in amazing ways and it is safe to give freely as my heart guides me.”—Tosha Silver00001n

Unlike most of the world, I’m in no hurry to return to “normal.”

“Normal,” as prescribed by the existing culture, doesn’t always serve our best interests.

“Normal” focuses on the rational sliver of our minds that insists there is one way to solve things, one way to “do life.” It ignores this other body of possibility that, once we open up to, is a gazillion times more life-giving, optimistic and, quite frankly, closer to True Reality.

“Normal” limits what we’re allowed to expect. I’ll give you a couple examples.

“Normal” expects us to find all our answers in science, in history, in books. Those things are all worthy, but hardly a complete list of what we’re entitled to when we open up to the “non-normal” realms of magic and miracles.

Answers often come from nature (George Washington Carver, although a professor and degreed scientist, admitted that the hundreds of inventions he’s credited with were “given” to him by trees and plants on early morning walks) and from dreams (Larry Page first “dreamed” Google).

“Normal” expects us to “make a living” with a job. But I know lots of people (including myself) who make a much better living once they let go of their job. Or their job lets go of them.

I discovered that when I “give freely as my heart guides me,” as the above quote suggests, all my needs are met in truly amazing ways.

Soon after the 2008 recession when the internet more or less murdered traditional publishing, I was tempted to get on board with “normal.” Nobody was buying books—or at least not the books I was offering. Magazines were shrinking, laying off staff.

I even pondered getting one of those things (the three letter word that begins with “J”) that most people think is the only route to security. I decided to stick it out, to expect that I would be taken care of. After all, I was holding up my end of the bargain–pursuing, as Joseph Campbell called it, my bliss.

Soon enough, AAA called, asked to pay me to give a teleseminar on volunteer vacations. They had seen my National Geographic book on the topic and wanted to offer their members a glimpse into overseas volunteering.

And then an author from California, a guy I had never heard of, contacted me “out of the blue.”  He practically begged to pay me large sums of money for reading and editing his manuscript on Kansas.

Magic? A miracle? All I know is my book, “Kansas Curiosities,” that he had somehow discovered, is not typically sold in California bookstores.

Something was looking out for me. Something that wants to look out for all of us. IF we let it. If we defy “normal” and EXPECT it to.

So today, as we gaze out upon the new world that’s being created right before our eyes, I suggest we ban “normal.”

Let’s instead:

  1. Expect answers to all questions we might have. Expect these answers to be readily available, easy to access and incredibly loving, tender and gentle for all parties concerned.
  2.  Expect perfect, loving solutions for all challenges that might come up.
  3. Expect all our needs to be met.
  4. Expect that the prolific, abundant universe will show us how to thrive in this new world.

“Normal” tells us these things are difficult, impossible.

But “normal,” you are now free to officially kiss my keister.

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).

Hitch a ride on the magic carpet

“Enchantment is never in short supply.”—Bayo Akomolafe magic-carpet-ride-30x22ins-rosa-sepple-ri-swa

I live in a college town. Right across the river is a funky little downtown with a wide assortment of late-night entertainment—bands, comics, pubs, deejays. Let’s just say adult beverages are frequently consumed.

If you show up the next morning, there’s always money laying around. Sometimes even $100 bills. A few locals I know fund their entire existence from the loose change.

But you gotta know to look for it.

Just like life’s magic. If you don’t slow down, if you’re not open, if you refuse to dive below the surface madness, you could miss it. Lots of people do.

That’s why I love the miracle stories that so frequently land in my inbox. Why I love sharing them with you–to remind you that, “you gotta know to look.” Ergo:

1. “I am reading your latest book The CIM Experiment and can’t tell you how much it has changed me. This morning I was mailing a box to my grandson in Georgia. As I took my box to the car in the garage, I noticed a small piece of pink paper drift to the floor. It was the return address from an envelope my grandson had sent.  I figured it must have somehow gotten on my clothes and just happened to fall to the floor in the garage.

“When I got to the PO, the clerk told me I had the zip code wrong. I whipped out the torn piece of paper and sure enough.

“Miracles happen everyday. Who says the Big Kahuna isn’t there always guiding you, helping you, loving you? When I realized what had just happened, my heart filled with joy and I drove down the snow-covered roads of Michigan with a smile on my face and joy in my heart. I am loved! Before you, I doubt I would have even thought about this small incident.”

2. “The last 12 months have been some of the happiest, most peaceful, and most abundant of my life. I owe so much of that to your books.

“Earlier this year a friend invited me to go to Italy with him. I didn’t have a ton of money or interest in Italy but I thought “sure, could be fun!” So I went. My flight home was two days after his so I had some extra time in Italy by myself at the end of the trip. I was flying out of Rome so I thought I’d just book a hostel in Rome and hang out for two nights. But there was a part of me that wanted to go back to Naples to meet up with a girl I matched with on Tinder.

“It was going to be more expensive, a couple hundred dollars, to take trains in and out of Naples, but I decided to take a chance on the most exciting option and head to Naples. Finances be damned!

“I had THE BEST time in Naples. I saw wonderful things, made new friends, and my heart was full. Then, on my way back to the USA, I had a layover in Dublin. My flight out of Rome was delayed so I missed my connection. The next flight to LA wasn’t until the next day so they put me up in a hotel in Dublin for the night and gave me two delicious free meals. On top of that, the airline sent me a check for $670 for the inconvenience! So the cost of my impromptu Naples excursion was covered with about $400 to spare! Wooh! I couldn’t believe that the money truly did come in to make that “foolish” adventure possible.”

I can’t thank you enough, guys, for continuing to bless me with your miracle stories.

I will be announcing the recipients of this year’s 222 grant on……2/22. Stay tuned, my friends.

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).

Yet another trio of tales from the annals of magic and enchantment

“What power is this. I can’t say. I just know that it’s there.”–Alexander Graham Bell 222 sign

I have a magical inbox. It delivers miracle stories from readers of my books. Anytime I need a boost, l simply open my email and voila! an inspiring new story shows up. Lately, these stories often include pictures of 222.

It’s kinda amazing how creative Taz gets in communicating through all of you—bologna biscuits? Yesterday, for example, a reader who works in a bookstore said she was thinking of me when a customer named Tamsin signed up for a loyalty card and got the digital security code—222. She thanked me for reminding her of the beauty, magic and love that always surrounds us when we’re open to it.

Ashley wrote to tell me that, after taking her real estate exam and missing it twice, she started doing the exercises in E-Squared, going so far as to write her requests on a cocktail napkin. Not only did she get an unexpected check in the mail (she says it blew her away), but she passed the once-elusive exam with flying colors and has gone on to be quite successful in real estate.

As she says, “I have shared your book with 20 people so far because it has changed my life. To know we have the power to change our lives by simply changing our mindset is a game changer.”

This next story is particularly poignant because is demonstrates that it’s not what happens to us that determines our happiness. It’s how we choose to approach what happens to us. Thank you, Mari, for sharing this inspiring story and for running Girl Wise, a leadership program for young girls, that according to Mari is now incorporating gratitude.

Take it away, Mari:

“First of all, your books have helped me change my entire life. I started with Thank & Grow Rich last year and have just finished up E-Squared and am almost finished with E Cubed.

“You have helped me enjoy life more and play more, something I thought I lost a few years back. Just yesterday I made grocery shopping into an excellent adventure starting with blasting music on my drive there. When stopped at a stop light, a man came up beside my car and started dancing to the beat on the street and I danced with him in my care smiling and laughing with each other. Connecting with other humans is truly one of the greatest joys.

“To give a little background, I am a rising junior at Bentley University originally from upstate New York. I grew up on a farm with a close-knit family including myself, my sister, and my parents.

“I just recently read Experiment #4 in E Cubed and related more than anything and wanted to share my family’s successes due to remaining positive and faithful. This was inspired by this line from your book: “Many things at face value look like difficulties end up being miracles in disguise. 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.”

“Last June, my dad was diagnosed with Stage 4 Melanoma which in the past has had a 5% survival rate within the first year. While others not on the frequency may have cried and screamed at God, my family, a bunch of German “do-ers”, simply thought out an action plan. My dad was going to live and there was no question about it. The first step was making a treatment plan to fix the physical problem.

“At the same time, we fixed other things. We turned family dinners into important events. Instead of all coming home from work and doing our own thing, we would share our favorite SNL skits. We started watching “Grace and Frankie” together every day from 8-10.

“We started making regular dermatology check-ups, a step we all should have taken years ago. We adjusted our diets to decrease other health issues. Where I had previously been caught up in basking in the short-lived fun of college with all of my friends and sorority sisters, I was brought back to the importance of family and went home to visit my parents when I could during the year, something I never used to prioritize.

“Although my parents have always had a healthy marriage, they realized that they had been wasting so much time that they could be enjoying each other. They started walking the dog together instead of taking turns, and cooking dinner or going grocery shopping as a team instead of alternating turns.

“Now a year later, my dad quit his job of almost twenty years to live and have fun. My parents moved back to their hometown and are now constantly surrounded by friends and family taking day trips to breweries, checking out the best farm stands in the area, and spreading love and joy as much as they can.

“They have started to travel again starting with a Spring Break exploring the Southeast, and currently planning a summer trip to explore and hike the Pacific Northwest and a Thanksgiving trip to visit me in Dublin, Ireland while I am studying abroad.

“Cancer was our truth. Cancer was the life altering sign from the FP saying “What are you guys doing?! You could be having so much fun and loving others so much more!!”

“We have all shifted back to the love frequency appreciating each other, appreciating nature, and appreciating all of lives gifts from our beating heart to the ability to wiggle our toes. Life is good and love is good. I have lost the belief that bad things happen at all. I am welcoming of every gift I am about to receive and I am ready to give gifts back.

“So thank you from the core of my soul. You have enlightened me on the joys and gifts of life. You have helped me reap an abundance of treasures that I did not even know were out there.”

Thanks again, Mari, for the reminder.

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.

Another trio of tales from the annals of magic and enchantment

“Take off your shoes and let yourself go.”–Elvin Bishop

two-women-dancing-and-laughingMy mission remains the same. To be in service to the new story. The story that reminds us we’re all connected–to each other, to the natural world and to the big cosmic mystery.

One of the ways I fulfill my purpose is by sharing miracles, by pointing out that we are a lot more than what we see with our physical eyes.

I’ve been traveling lately and haven’t kept up with my sharing. So, before I take off again on yet another marvelous adventure, here are a few stories that recently popped into my inbox.

1. “Thank you so much for writing Thank and Grow Rich! It’s been an awesome, awesome read. I had to write to you and tell you what happened to me.

“I’ve been trying to sell my not-so-pretty house for a year, with no luck. My boyfriend died of cancer about 2 years ago and left me the house that we were working on. It still needed lots and lots of work. It has several holes between the inside and the outside of the house, one that is even big enough for a raccoon to crawl through. I had a black snake crawl over my feet in my kitchen last week (its still under the freezer as far as I know). The ceiling leaks in several places and the pipes freeze constantly in the winter and they are even located IN the house! Its been rough, loosing him, and now maintaining a house by myself. In the year that I’ve had it for sale, I’ve probably had 3 people look at it, total.

“I started reading your book about 3 weeks ago and I finally started getting what I’ve been doing wrong! I get it! I finally realized why the universe pours out blessings on me some days and at other times gives me the cold shoulder. ITS ME! ITS BEEN ME ALL ALONG! Wow. I am now grateful for everything, even when things don’t seem to go right. I’m using many different methods to change my vibration (your next book, I hope) and changing my poor-me attitude. I wake up every morning looking for the amazingly awesome things that will happen to me today.

“In this past week my house has been shown 4 times, twice in one day! Today, the realtor called me with not one, but 2 offers! The 2 buyers ended up in a bidding war. The winner (makes you think its Ebay) was happy to offer me $8.000 more than his original offer which was a little over my selling price! I’m still in shock. I walked into my 3rd floor office this morning and a feather was on the floor by my desk, which is my symbol that the universe is looking out for me. Unbelievable. My friends ask me where I’m going to live and I tell them that God will point me in the right direction. It’s nice to turn everything over to God.

“Thank you, thank you for your insightfulness and having the nerve to write down what you believe in a book for all the world to read. Superhero’s are the ones that don’t care what other people think, they do what they know is right.”

2. “First, THANK YOU. I think of you and your journey at least once a day as it has kept me “afloat” now for several years as a cheerleader of sorts. I have read and re-read all of your books regarding “placing an order” with the universe. Since I have been consciously aware of playing the game, I have enjoyed events that would seem IMPOSSIBLE to others. Straight out of the gate, I was in a movie with Billy Crystal and Bette Midler playing the violin. I had been searching and searching for an orchestra for 10 years before that point and then the door was opened to this wonderful land of miracles once I started saying YES to the signs and feelings! It’s been quite a journey since then and folks can enjoy all my manifestations via my website and IMDB pages.  Here’s Katy Harper’s website.”

3. “Thank & Grow Rich is the sunrise of my day and my manifestation is moving like a snowball downhill. Here’s the latest:

#a. At 55 I look better than ever – except I was overly focused on my upper arms – I said to myself, “Universe show me something new to tone my arms.” A few days later my girlfriend, a professional track coach world and American record holder, implored me to get involved in Master’s Track. “You’re so fit and strong. How about you try the throws?” So out we went I threw the shot put, threw the discus, and threw the javelin and I was pretty good for a beginner. One month later we had a heat wave in northern California and I confidently wore a sleeveless top in 94 degrees. Magic! Who takes up track at 55?

#b. I am about 5 weeks into training for the throws in Track and Field and have found an unbelievable 75 year old throws coach. After our first session he asked if I would mind small group and I ended working out with a 15 year old freshman phenom. It wasn’t bad but I wanted to train alone. During my T&GR time this morning I thought I really want to train alone today. Sure enough the young man never showed and I had the trainer all to myself.

#c. I’ve been acquiring throws equipment as my commitment grows but to date I haven’t bought any practice javelins as they are the most expensive piece of equipment. This morning I said, “Someone is going to give me practice javelins.” Towards the end of the training session today my coach said, “Why don’t you keep a couple of my practice javelins so you can keep working until we see each other again.” WHAT!!”

So, that’s how we roll, folks!

And thanks for whoever sent me this awesome video!!!


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 Joy.

Notes from the frontiers of magic and enchantment

“When they go low, we go high.”–Michelle Obama

2015 iHeartRadio Music Festival - Day 2You know that declaration I make every morning? That something amazingly awesome is going to happen to me today.

Well, yesterday I was minding my own business after a fun breakfast with my pickleball pals and I get a message from an editor at People magazine.

“I know it’s last minute,” she said. “But would you be willing to interview Blake Shelton? He’s doing a pop-up concert in Kansas City. Could you possibly find time to go to the concert and imbibe in the free cocktails and hors d’oeuvres his new vodka company is offering to VIP’s beforehand.”

Ummmm……let me think about it.

You want to pay me to go meet a tall handsome man who sings?

I’ll bet you can guess what I did last night.

The point is, my friends, you never know what amazing thing might happen.

And with that, I give you a couple more fun stories about zeroes and asking largely, straight from my magical inbox.

Story A. “Being one who loves finding money on the ground, I usually have a habit of putting the coins in a bowl until I have enough for the coveted morning cup of coffee. Working at a school, it usually doesn’t take that long. After reading the experiment about asking the FP to show himself, prove himself and quit playing hide and seek, I decided to “think big!”

“So I asked him for a five dollar bill. I gave the FP 48 hours before I wanted to find a juicy, fat five spot lying on the ground. After all, I’ve read somewhere that you can go to the ocean with a thimble or a bucket – the ocean doesn’t care.

“Long story short, I was cruising through my everyday affairs at High School USA when there, right in front of me, sat a ten dollar bill. A ten! I immediately got mad at myself! “Why didn’t I ask for a hundred? Or a thousand?

Story B. “Hi Pam, thought I’d share our recent blessings. I read E-Squared about a year ago. I was thinking about re reading it, I have it on my iPad so no dramas. We were at the library and there on the shelf shouting at me was E-cubed.

“I got it out and started manifesting. I use my fridge as the sound board and write my requests on a magnetic white board. I started off with $2000 please. Within a month or so we had received that amount from various places, cheques, funding, rebates etc. I had lots of little signs in between.

“The secret joke between me and the universe had me in stitches. I decided to go bigger. I asked for gifts or prizes totally $7000. My son is a squash player and he is pretty tuned into the manifesting world and he wants to go to college in America under a squash scholarship. Out of the blue, he was approached by a private boarding school over there asking him to consider a fully-funded place there. He applied and yesterday we got confirmation he had been accepted. The rough amount they cover was not $7000 but $70,000! I suppose I did say approx. What’s a zero anyway? I’ve been telling my friends to “just ask the fridge”! Thanks Pam!!

And thank you, my beautiful miracle believers. Remember, ask largely!!!

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

The World Series, the Royals and why every game is YOUR game

“We found the magic.”—Eric Hosmer, Kansas City Royals first baseman

Terrance McKenna, the consciousness guru often described as the Timothy Leary of the 90’s, used to say, “Find the others.”

What he meant was find your tribe, your people, the others who hear the dog whistle.

I’m happy to report there’s a whole crew of us unicorn-riding believers right here in Lawrence, Kansas. I often talk about my power posses, my dear friends who act as my pit crew, keeping me gassed up and oiled, helping me fix my blown-out tires.

We’re kind of proud of the fact that not only do we live in the center of the country, but we live in the center of the earth. At least according to Google Earth that pegs dead center as right here in Lawrence, Kansas. Specifically in the southwest corner of a building at Meadowbrook Apartments. It’s about three miles from my home.

It was the childhood bedroom of Brian McClendon, the co-inventor of Google Earth who lived there (at the center of the earth) from the time he was four through age 18.

And now, we’ve also got a baseball team that proves that by staying in the game, anything is possible. Over and over again, the Kansas City Royals have demonstrated that it doesn’t matter what anybody else thinks, it doesn’t matter how far down you get. They’ve shown the world that by believing in themselves, they can do anything.

Last night, the Kansas City Royals were down in the fifth game of the World Series 0 to 2. It was the ninth inning. The Royals were one out away from losing the game. It would have been tempting just to write it off, to start again in game six. After all, they were already two games ahead.

Most people would have said, “This one wasn’t our game.”

But it was. Because the Royals decided it was.

Every game, every day is ours if we decide to play.

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.

Peek-a-boo. I be you. The secret to real-time manifestation.

“The second I decide something is done, it’s done. I just have to wait for all y’all to see it.”—Will Smith

Or in my case, I have to wait for myself to see it.

The minute I make an intention, it’s real, it’s a viable creation. But until I can feel it and actually “be it,” my intention stays on a vibrational plane that’s out of my sight.

Making intentions is never the problem. What we intend is already present. It’s just that you and me and everybody else is stubborn enough that we keep staring at its lack. Until we can catch up vibrationally, we are unable to see and enjoy our fabulous creations.

As I heard Esther Hicks once say, “We’ve already created enough joy and happiness for 20 or 30 lifetimes.”

I hope this is a comforting thought. That our only responsibility is to get ourselves tuned into the joyful vibration where blessings flow, to begin resonating to the vibrational catalog of fun, love and laughter. We literally have to distract ourselves from all thoughts and emotions that block the natural flow.

Most of us are really good at the first part of the equation. Making the intention. But the second part, the part where we get out of our own way and allow love and joy and the new Mercedes Benz into our sphere of awareness is often more problematic.

So for right now, forget about your intentions. Just focus on every brilliant, juicy, fun delicious thought you can think of. Be grateful for every little thing. That’s everything that even remotely resembles your intention and everything that doesn’t. When joy is the dominant emotion, you’ll be able to pull good things out of the air like magicians pull rabbits out of hats.

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.