Of the myriad of books on my nightstand, Pam Grout's just released, E-3 (or E-Cubed), Nine More Energy Experiments that Prove Manifesting Magic and Miracles is Your Full-Time Gig, has my full attention. Pam is a #1 New York Times best-selling author of 17 books. I've read E-3 cover to cover, underlined multiple sections that zeroed in on me and what's cooking at the moment, then started re-reading it to absorb the lessons more completely. I've tried many of the experiments she suggests and am enjoying the results! (Pennies, James Brown, my placebo remedies, messaging with my thoughts, to name a few.)
Ever since I was 10 years old I've been tuned in, you might say, to looking for magic and miracles in my life. Follow the yellow brick road, right?
Yes, I've been sidetracked along the way, no doubt, confusing doctrine and have to's and must have's for E-tickets to happiness, belonging somewhere (love and confidence) and prosperity. Hoping I could control people and events in my life, I often had my hands hard-pressed on the wheel steering away from conflict and situations that frightened me. I fought hard when push came to shove and was relentless in learning to find my own way, a better way to being me.
It was so much work most of the time!
But according to Pam, "E-Cubed is really about not helping yourself.....about not making your own decisions...about not assuming you know best. It's about letting go- giving up all mental constructs and surrendering to the all-loving, all powerful energy force she likes to refer to as the FP, the field of potentiality, or the Sacred Buzz. Really, that easy? Awesome.
Pam's book helps guide the reader in fun and powerful experiments to demonstrate you are in control of every area of your life when you surrender to controlling it. I know. It's definitely a new mind set.
But I'm so ready for my new year, my new Sacred Buzz flowing through all the currents of my life and my new way of seeing. I believe I knew all I needed to know about happiness from birth to 10 years of age. But the way we've been programmed to "figure things out" and the message we're basically sinners, helped turned off my natural knowing at that young age and set me on a course to eradicate what was "wrong with me".
Fifty years later (almost), I'm coming back full circle to what I knew a very long time ago. The only thing we have to "do" is follow our joy and be the light we wish to see in our world. We don't need to save the whales; we need to save ourselves, the whales and the dolphins and the seals and the areas of the world we see as lacking and in pain, will be alright. It's a domino effect. That's how miracles work. Without pushing and shoving. No finger pointing. We already possess E-tickets to personal freedom and joy. We just need to cash them in on a daily basis.
Carlos Santana, in his new memoir titled, The Universal Tone: Bringing My Story to Light, says it all, "Con tu luz, si se puede." With your light, it can be done.
Today, I'm thinking about the light I wish for my own life in the new year up ahead. I am not worrying about everyone else. (That never helps anyway.) I'm completely sure that the getting done will be an easier result from just keeping my light switch ON.