Contributor: The gorgeous, inspired law of attraction teacher Pam Grout. Pam is the author of E-Squared: 9 Do-it-Yourself Energy Experiments That Prove Your Thoughts Create Your Reality.
Like you, I love law of attraction stories. I’ve been using LOA all of my life, way before I even knew what it was. Very consciously, when first out of college, I made the decision to be a writer, a successful author and a world traveler. All of these things have come gloriously true, even though I started life as a preacher’s kid from a small town in Kansas. Today, I write regularly for People magazine, Huffington Post and CNN.
Over the years, I’ve witnessed dozens and dozens of LOA stories in my own life (manifesting, in a short two hours, the entire $2000 I needed to attend a workshop in Cape Cod, trips to exotic locales and a new car, to name just a couple) and now, with the launch of E-Squared: 9 Do-it-Yourself Energy Principles that Prove your Thoughts Create Your Reality, I hear heart-opening manifestation stories from readers on a daily, if not hourly, basis. It’s the coolest thing in the world to open your email each morning and hear from readers in India and South Africa and Sydney, Australia that are re-sculpting their lives one happy thought at a time. This stuff really does work!!
Which gave me pause when trying to decide which of many hundreds of story to share with your readers. Finally, I just reached into my magic top hat and pulled out this manifestation story that I was reminded of last week.
I was visting Patti, a dear friend who now lives in Sedona. We met 20 years ago in Connecticut when we were both doing a rebirthing program. It was an intense six-month personal transformation program that involved lots of sharing, lots of breathing and lots of rather “out-there” experiences. Among other things, the 20 participants in the program along with our fearless leaders traveled through Greece with the songwriter who co-wrote “Express Yourself” with Madonna.
Anyway, Patti, who went on to have a successful rebirthing practice in Sedona, reminded me of something I had said two decades ago. She even remembered the park we were walking through when I said it.
“I remember it as plain as day,” she said. “I can’t believe you’ve forgotten.”
While most of the participants in that six-month training were there to become rebirthers, I evidently told Patti “I want to teach that thought is creative.”
So wow! A clear intention that I made 20 years ago, sent out into the universe and then promptly forgot, focusing instead on being a travel writer, a mom and a proud PTA member.
So here I am, two decades later, with a bestselling book on the very topic I’d inadvertently told Patti I wanted to teach.
A coincidence? Absolutely not. The intention I made twenty years ago (without obsessing about, without slaving over, without worrying whether or not it would come true) slowly gathered enough energy and, at the perfect time, came back home to roost.
It’s spirituality for the rest of us
Eckhart Tolle is awesome. So are Byron Katie and all those Buddhist monks we hear about. Why, then, doesn’t their advice immediately solve all our most pressing spiritual problems?
Why are their results so difficult to replicate?
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