Expand what you believe is possible

“If you think bending spoons is cool, wait until you learn to bend your whole life.”—Martha Beck

Back in 1981, Bud Tribble, who at that time was a new hire at Apple, suggested that his boss possessed the superpower of creating “reality distortion fields.”

What he meant is that Steve Jobs could take what everyone else believed was utterly impossible and inspire his teams to do it anyway. Tribble said he got the term from an episode of Star Trek where aliens created new worlds using mental force.

What he didn’t bother to mention is that this same superpower is engrained in all of us. We all create our world, 100 percent of the time.  Except instead of using our imaginations and going for what others believe is impossible, we get up each day and compress our world back into the mold we used yesterday. And the day before that.

The Course in Miracles says it like this: “I see only the past.”

Talk about a waste of a superpower. We could literally imagine into existence a more beautiful, just and compassionate world, one that works for everyone. The past story of scarcity and separation is getting creaky and old. All the forces trying to hold it in place are literally falling apart.

That’s why it’s the perfect time to use our superpowers of imagination, creativity and love. If we refuse to fall for the story that impossible things can’t be done, we can literally regenerate everything.

But we have to give up our training, our rules, our old, sad story. Each of us is a whirlpool of individual consciousness inside a vast universal consciousness. If we can give up the past, meet each moment anew and ask for help from what I often call The Divine Buzz, things that were once dubbed impossible can become “well, duh!” Here’s to regeneration, imagination and peace. #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)

The most dangerous 4-letter word in the English language

“Once you get your thinking clean, you can move mountains.”—Steve Jobs


We were talking about New Year’s resolutions in one of my power posses last week. It reminded me of this blog post I wrote several years ago.

Today, I’d like to address the most dangerous four-letter word in the English language. This word that I’ve specifically banned from my vocabulary is especially damning when combined with something you’re trying to do: lose weight, attract money, get a hot date.

The word is “hard,” as in “It’s hard to……”

You know you’ve said it:

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

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 anything is difficult is extremely counterproductive.

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

I prefer the words “smooth” and “easy” and repeat those beautiful sentiments as often as I can.

I affirm that whatever I want to accomplish is smooth and easy. In fact, 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.

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

A friend of mine, by simply changing her phraseology, has lost 18 pounds in the last month. She hasn’t changed her diet or started a new exercise program. She simply started believing that losing weight is easy, a piece of cake.

What diet program (or New Year’s resolution) could be more simple or doable than that?

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

Invite the Universe to show up in living color

“Life can be much broader once you discover one simple fact: Everything you call life was made up by people no smarter than you.”—Steve Jobs

As some of you know, I’m full swing into writing my next book. Despite the persistent rumors, it will not be called E-Quadrangle. But it’s in the same vein. It’s a book on the energy of gratitude. It’s a very powerful frequency that moves you in range of the mothership.

It won’t hit bookstores until next year. But it’s a great joy to be marinating in the juices of joy and the universe’s unending largesse.

If you have any great stories on how gratitude changed your life, I’d love to hear them. In the meantime, the stories from E2 and E3 continue to pour in. Here’s one from Sheryl Howard:

“Just wanted to say thank your for E-squared and give you a report from Experiment 1: The Dude Abides! I contemplated by-passing this particular experiment because I know he does! He has made himself evident to me through out my life. But because I wanted the full experience of your book, I decided I wouldn’t just let that one pass by. My “demand:” Present yourself to me! IN LIVING COLOR!

“The next morning I woke up and reminded “Him” that I’d be watching!! By the time I’d left my home to head to work, I decided he responded pretty fast – I can’t even remember what made me think that, just something early on that I was grateful for and I figured that was it. Through out my day, over and over again I continued to feel like he was presenting himself to me in little things.

“As I laid down to sleep that night, I decided I’d do it with no TV and no self improvement guru speaking to me through my iTunes or any other way. I just allowed myself to drift off in the dark thinking about how grateful I am for the life I have. The next day, (which was yesterday), I contemplated going on to Experiment #2 but decided to let the 48-hrs play out from experiment #1.

“Yesterday evening I got an invite to go on a boat ride with a couple of friends. I’ve known these people for a few years and this was the first time I got such an invite. I am 50 years old and have wanted a boat for as long as I can remember and in fact, am in the process of having one inspected that I may purchase if all is well with the inspection.

“Anyway – my friends invite me to go on this boat ride and of course, I say YES! Its still day light when we leave their wharf but the 2 1/2 hr ride brought us from pretty light blue skies with bright yellowy orange sunshine and vibrant green landscape (cypress trees) to hues of pink and yellow as the sun started to set all the way to the dark black skies of the night with bright sparkling stars scattered across it and the glow of the moon forcing its way from behind a few gray clouds with reflections of light dancing on the water. It was amazing. IN LIVING COLOR! And as if that wasn’t enough, a symphony of seagulls accompanied the view with their praises to the creator.

“Thank you Pam! I can’t wait for Experiment #2! Starting today! Have a Great Day!’

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.