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Why I’m the luckiest person on the planet, Part 10

“I always knew I was a hit record just waiting to happen.”—Oprah Winfrey

One of the great privileges of being a writer is people want to talk to you. They want to interview you, ask your opinion about things.

While I don’t consider myself an expert (I nearly fell off my chair when I read the article in a London paper calling me a single mom turned spiritual guru), I love sharing ideas with others.

Yesterday, I was interviewed by a radio station for “folks who weren’t born yesterday” (their words, not mine) and for a podcast with a couple college students just preparing to launch their love and inspiration into the world.

This morning, before I began writing, I got the chance to talk with Colette Baron-Reid, the famous radio personality, author and spiritual intuitive who used to open for Sylvia Browne. While all those titles (and she has even more) are great, the thing I love about Colette is she’s really fun. She knows better than to take anything too seriously. She just blissfully goes around spreading her love and joy and magic. This was our second interview and both times, we really connected, really had a great time. Don’t be surprised to see us giving a workshop together sometime soon.

Anyway, we talked today about a lot of stuff (our hour interview turned into two, much of it off microphone), but one of the themes was the magic of now which is one of the ideas in the new book, E-Cubed. You’ve heard of the Power of Now, of course, but the magic of now is the atomic force available in every throbbing, pulsing moment. It’s where miracles happen. It’s when we leave our old programming and tapes behind opening a potent opportunity for something new and magical.

Colette also shared a fabulous E-Squared story. For her sign, she asked to see a blue dragonfly. She’d recently had a motorcycle accident that caused her to spend, as she says, “the summer in bed.” Her friends encouraged her to stay off motorcycles, but she refused to live in fear.

Every time, she got on her motorcycle for the next week after asking for her sign, a red dragonfly flew right along beside her. Puff, the Magic Dragonfly literally accompanied her for the whole ride and then flew away the minute she safely embarked.

“I ordered blue,” she said, “but what I came to realize is that the Dude had something even better.”

Yes, Colette, red dragonflies are native to parts of Europe, Sri Lanka, Mongolia and the Canary Islands. Her blessing and sign was a rare and showy dragonfly that came all the way from the other side of the planet to remind her that she was protected and loved. In other words, magic!!

Tell me in the comment sections below something magical that happened to you and why you’re the luckiest person on the planet.

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

“The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is to praise and celebrate.”—Oprah

“I will never again cast a curse on myself.”–Rob Brezsny

It’s TGIF, boos. Time to get out and celebrate. Time to remember how lucky you are, time to give praise to the highest of holies. As my mentor, Rob Brezney would say, “Let’s break open the forbidden happiness.”

Sure, I have a to-do list. In fact, I have two of them.

On mine:

Dream up better questions.
Have the best day of my life.

The other to-do list is for Source, God, the Field of Potentialty.

Here’s what it says:

Handle everything else.

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

“We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.” – Thornton Wilder

“Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.”

– Oprah Winfrey


My friends, relatives and anyone who follows my blog knows about A.A. 2.0. It’s a simple, two-step program for revolutionizing your life.

The name comes from my daily practice of getting up each morning and proclaiming, “Something amazingly awesome is going to happen to me today.”

The next step, just as easy, involves texting three miracles and/or blessings (A.K.A. awesomeness) to four friends who I refer to as my “power posse.” The only stipulation is the list has to be different every day. I like to say that my number one mission in life is scouting miracles. I’ve found that the more I look for them, the more plentiful they become.

Since I’m writing about travel today and looking over my itinerary for next week’s oh-so-exciting trip to the Cook Islands, I thought I’d demonstrate how this simple program works by sharing the awesomeness from last month’s adventure to Belize:

Thursday: Easy, on-time flights, staying on a 7200-acre rainforest preserve and drinking Argentinean wine with the resort’s South African manager.

Friday: Exploring a 3000-year-old Mayan site, howler monkeys who sound like Jurassic Park and rescuing my favorite hat before it plunged down an 800-foot waterfall.

Saturday: Swimming three-feet away from a three-foot loggerhead turtle, seeing lemon sharks, barracuda and a giant school of blue tang and being invited to watch the Caribbean cup soccer finals on an outdoor TV while eating just-caught barbecued lobster.

Sunday: Egrets and pelicans on my morning beach walk, mimosas and gelato before my 10 a.m. flight and getting home 30 minutes early.

If you want to join A.A. 2.0, tweet your daily blessings to #A.A. 2.0.

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