Why I’m the luckiest person on the planet, Episode 18
“An absolute flood of gratitude rushes like a river over my life, reconfiguring my landscapes, overflowing my shallow places, nourishing a great thirst within me and carrying me to new destinations far downstream where the vistas go on forever.”–Ellen Vaughn
Wow! Wow! Wow!
It would be irresponsible of me to write even one more blog post without stopping to say THANK YOU. Without stopping to acknowledge that it is your encouragement, your wisdom, your support that keeps me going. Without you, I would just be the tree falling in the forest without making a sound.
I am so very grateful!
See that revamped Wonder Woman? That was made by Summers Paige, a fabulous artist who came to my workshop in San Diego. Isn’t it so cool!! I can barely open my mouth without somebody sending me a gift.
Yesterday, when I talked about upgrading my word choice, I got dozens of fabulous suggestions. Dennis Braun, whose amazing wisdom has graced this blog from the very beginning, suggested this:
“Why does money have to be hard-earned? Why can’t money be easy-earned?”
I was reminded of all the things we routinely and rotely say without thinking, without realizing that every word we speak about our life is predicting our future. Who needs a tarot card reader? Or a crystal ball?
If an opera diva can break a glass with nothing but her voice, it should be patently obvious that your words carry a vibration and create cause.
When you say things like “I never have enough money,” or “It’s so hard to lose weight,” or “I can’t help it, my family is dysfunctional,” you cement that continued reality into your future.
Why not speak a higher reality, a reality that lies dormant, but exists in each of us, a reality that brings joy and success and Truth?
Perhaps the most potent of words is the “I am.” Whatever you put after it becomes your reality.
Back in the day, I used to call all my friends and say, “Woe is me! I am depressed.” Now, I prefer A) not to call my friends to blather on about something undesirable and B) if I do need to mention it, I would say something like “My thought-maker is temporarily malfunctioning.”
Neuroscientist Alex Korb reminds us, “If you break your arm, you don’t tell people, “I am broken.” Why would you need to say, “I am depressed” when your thought-maker (ie: your squirrely brain) is just doing what squirrely brains do: running thoughts.
It certainly doesn’t mean that’s who you are.
You can use your “I am” to argue your limitations or you can use it to speak Truth: I am free, I am blessed, I am joyful.
Again, guys, thank you so much for being here.
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.
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