‘Belief is a bit like gravity. Enough people believe a thing and it become as solid and real as the ground beneath your feet.”—V.E. Schwab
Happy Monday, my fellow gatherings of stardust. Today’s Course lesson is one of the countless reminders that “I am still as the dude created me.”
What that means is that the face, the skin and the eyes I see in the mirror are not really me. The Dude-ish (I love inventing words) part of me is infinite and formless, not limited in any way by time/space reality.
Hard to believe, but everything we think we see is a construction of the brain, a perceptual hack that hides the complexity of reality.
It’s almost like we put on a virtual reality headset, never suspecting there’s something bigger and cooler and more beautiful going on.
The Course says it’s our grievances (all those “I don’t want this.” “I don’t like this.” “This needs to change.”) that provide the interface we use to navigate the world. Doesn’t mean miracles aren’t happening. Doesn’t mean love and joy and peace are missing. It only means our VR headset is obscuring the light.
The Course helps us find a different map of reality, a completely new reference point.
Also want to show you the cute little hearts I’ve been leaving around town. These were sent to me by Kimmy Rhoads who started the 222 Random Acts of Money project. My favorite touch is the $2 bills in the center and the words “You are loved. You are beautiful. And you will do remarkable things.” Have a great week. #222 Forever!
“Standing on the corner of awesome and bombdigity.”—Shared by a reader on my Twitter feed
In E-Cubed (that comes out in 13 days, not that I’m counting?), there’s a chapter called “Well, duh!” In it, I share miracle stories from readers of E-Squared who wrote to me with the awesome results of their experiments.
Hearing these stories makes me bounce around like Tigger. Telling them only elevates the bounce. Here are a couple I heard today:
A reader in Duluth was doing the Dude Abides experiment, asking for a blessing, a sign that she was loved by the universe. Although I encourage people to refrain from specifying the blessing, she thought to herself, “wouldn’t it be cool if I got a crystal agate.” Evidently, she had studied geology and was interested in rocks.
Well, the next day she came home (from where I’m not sure) and sitting near her driveway was the biggest crystal agate she had ever seen.
A friend from one of my power posses was recounting her circumstances at our last get-together when another member posed the question, “Well, what exactly do you need?”
It stopped her in her tracks and she said, “I need a vacuum cleaner.” We all laughed and said, “Better make room for a new vacuum cleaner.”
This morning, she returned to our breakfast meeting filled with all kinds of amazing manifestations and then she stopped, “Oh, I forgot to tell you. I went home last Sunday and there, in my driveway, was a vacuum cleaner.”
Moral of this story? Pay attention to your driveway.
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 soon-to-be-released sequel, E-Cubed, 9 More Experiments that Prove Mirth, Magic and Merriment is your Full-time Gig.
“I realize humor isn’t for everyone. Just for those who want to have fun, enjoy life and feel alive.”—Anne Wilson Schaef
My daughter is home for spring break which means I’ve got lattes to drink, movies to see, new restaurants to try. So just two quick questions to start the week:
1. Are you consciously creating your life or simply responding with worn-out, knee-jerk reactions?
2. What grander, more glorious version of yourself is wanting to emerge?
Have a great week!! And remember that the better you feel, the more fun you have, the more blessings and miracles “the Dude” will send splashing your way.
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 soon-to-be-released sequel, E-Cubed, 9 More Experiments that Prove Mirth, Magic and Merriment is your Natural State.
“Are you the kind that sees signs, that sees miracles? Or, look at the question this way: Is it possible that there are no coincidences?”
― M. Night Shyamalan
I’ve heard we teach what we want to know. Well, I’d hardly call myself a teacher. More like a never-ending student who likes to share her toys with others
But one thing I’m learning is that magic (or what we like to think of as magic) shows up as consistently as the postman once we’re open enough to let it in.
And while I’ve known that precious piece of info for some time, I get confirmation day after day as people send me their stories of doing the experiments in E-Squared. Here’s one I love that showed up last week:
Leslie Strom, who gave me permission to share this, was trying the Dude Abides Experiment, the one where you ask the Big Guy for a clear, unmistakable sign.
Here’s her lab report sheet—straight from the email she sent me:
Hour 12/48: Sunday morning, drove to Starbucks downtown Tacoma. Every stall was full of museum-goers’ cars. A car pulled out, I pulled in, and it was exactly in front of the door. Could not have been more perfect. I took it as a sign, and then requested another gift, something bigger.
Hour 39/48: Monday morning, drove to Starbucks Old Town Tacoma. Before I got out of the car, I checked my email on my phone. A company wants me to do all their HR forms exclusively. Our sales guy doesn’t know where the lead came from. I phone them. It’s a giant bucket of potential work. New business isn’t unexpected and potential isn’t a gift, really. So I asked for another gift, even more unmistakable.
Hour 42/48: Went home via 6th Avenue. Passed the Artco store, thought I’d run in to see if they carry watercolor postcard paper. Looking for art supplies, I stop cold. In the wall decorations section of the store, on an end cap, is a whimsical large sign in a vintage script that said:
IF YOU ARE WAITING FOR A SIGN, THIS IS IT.
Imagine standing in a crafts store full of purple glittery holiday stuff, thinking, “I still want another sign since I’m not sure those other things were actual signs,” and seeing this:
Pam Grout is the author of 16 books including E-Squared: 9 Do-it-Yourself Energy Experiments that Prove Your Thoughts Create Your Reality.
“You can never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.” — Buckminster Fuller, American futurist
Woot! Woot! My new book is out. Although the official launch date isn’t until next month (January 28, for those who believe in preciseness), Amazon has been delivering copies to friends who pre-ordered. I am so excited I would do 10 cartwheels if I hadn’t fallen all three performances of “Oklahoma” in high school where the choreographer got the mistaken idea that I could do one. For those who are interested, E-Squared: 9 Do-it-Yourself Energy Experiments to Prove Your Thoughts Create Your Reality is a book, published by Hay House that proves the following nine energy principles:
1. The Dude Abides Principle. This is the basic principle, the foundation upon which all the others rest. Basically what it says is, “There is an invisible energy force or field of infinite possibilities.” The experiment could best be described as an ultimatum. You’re going to give the force exactly 48 hours to make its presence known. You’re going to demand a clear, unmistakable sign, something that cannot be written off as coincidence.
2. The Volkswagen Jetta Principle. Remember that new car you bought a few years ago? When you first decided it was the car of your dreams, it seemed like a unique car. You figured you’d be the only one in town to proudly drive one. Well, by the time you read up on it in Consumer Reports, decided on the price you needed to offer, and finally got yourself to the car dealership, you noticed that practically every eighth car was a Volkswagen Jetta or whatever car it was you wanted. And that’s what happens when you begin to think about something—you draw it into your life. Every thought we have, every judgment we make, impacts the field of potentiality. In fact, reality is nothing but waves of possibility that we have “observed” into form. This principle states, “You impact the field and draw from it
according to your beliefs and expectations,” and to prove it we’ll set the following clear intention: “This is what I want to pull out of the field in the next 48 hours.”
3. The Alby Einstein Principle. Even though this principle, “You, too, are a field of energy,” is one of the cornerstone spiritual principles, it actually first came to light in a physics lab. Yes, it was scientists who discovered that, despite all appearances to the contrary, human beings are not matter, but continually moving waves of energy. This is the only experiment that involves equipment—specially designed, perfectly tuned equipment.Okay, so it’s
a metal coat hanger(a specimen of which I’m assuming,unless you’re a complete and total slob, is available in your
closet)and a drinking straw, something you can easily score free of charge at any McDonald’s.
4. The Abracadabra Principle. Most people associate the word abracadabra with magicians pulling rabbits out of hats. It’s actually an Aramaic term that translates into English as, “I will create as I speak.” It’s a powerful concept. It’s why Edison often announced the invention of a device before he’d actually invented it. It’s why Jim Carrey wrote himself a check for $10 million long before he ever made a movie. This principle simply says, “Whatever you focus on expands,” and in the experiment you’ll learn that there’s no such thing as an idle thought and that all of us are way
too cavalier and tolerant of our minds’ wandering.
5. The Dear Abby Principle. This principle states: “Your connection to the field provides accurate and unlimited guidance.” By realigning your consciousness, you can access reliable answers to every request you ever make.The reason you don’t know this is because you’ve taught yourself the most unnatural habit of feeling separate, of not being in communion with the FP.
6. The Superhero Principle. In this experiment, governed by the principle “Your thoughts and consciousness impact matter,” you will duplicate an experiment conducted by Dr. Gary Schwartz, a professor at the University of Arizona, which demonstrated that sending intention to plants made them grow faster and reflect more light than their nonintentioned counterparts.
7. The Jenny Craig Principle. Whether you’re a label reader or not, you know the food you eat offers certain vitamins, minerals, and of course, calories. You probably think these nutrients are cut-and-dried, that if the back of the yogurt container says it has 187 calories, then it has 187 calories. What you may not know is that your thoughts about yourself and your food are in a constant dance with your body. And that when you feel guilty about consuming calories, your food picks up a negative vibe that ricochets right back at you. In this experiment, you’ll prove the principle “Your thoughts and consciousness provide the scaffolding for your physical body” by infusing your food with love.
8. The 101 Dalmatians Principle. This all-important spiritual principle states: “You are connected to everything
and everyone else in the universe.”Scientists call it nonlocality, and if you watched the cartoon version of 101 Dalmatians, you saw the principle in action.Remember when Cruella De Vil’s evil cohorts were trying to capture the escaped puppies? The old Scottish terrier in the barn where they were hiding barked for help to a basset hound in the
next county, who, in turn, barked the message to a dachshund farther along the route. Only in quantum physics, the
communication happens instantaneously. The very instant the Scottish terrier knows that the puppies require help,the dachshund, 20 miles away, also knows. Anything that happens to one particle is instantaneously communicated to the other. In this experiment, you’ll send messages to people in other places without the use of e-mail, letters, or
9. The Fish and Loaves Principle. This principle states: “The universe is limitless, abundant, and strangely accommodating.” It will also prove that your fears are pointless and that maybe it’s okay to take a big, deep breath.