Pam Grout, author of E-Squared, has graciously agreed to stop by my blog and answer some questions today. I recently found and fell in love with her blog. Then, I read her book E-Squared: Nine Do-It Yourself Energy Experiments That Prove Your Thoughts Create Your Reality. I created a nice unexpected day off by doing one of the experiments in E-Squared and I can’t wait to see what happens with the next 8. I’ve even started any experiment log notebook to keep track of all the fun. So, here’s Pam to tell you more about her book and all the amazing awesomeness she’s up to.
Q: What inspired you to write E-squared?
A: I have been a student of A Course in Miracles for 20 plus years and have devoured all the law of attraction material. It became increasing clear to me that unless I practiced the principles, actually put them to work in my own life, they were as good as useless. As J.C. himself said, “Faith without works is dead.” So in E-Squared, I set up nine, easy scientific experiments that put spiritual principles to the test. As I like to say, this is where the rubber hits the road.
Q: What is one of you favorite experiments outcomes?
A:I hear from people all the time, literally daily, telling me about the cool things that happen to them when doing the experiments. Since I believe in “the Now,” here’s the one I just read before opening your email:
I have to tell you about the Abracadabra Principle. I asked for flowers. Something I never get. I had to receive them by [9:20] this morning. I never thought I wouldn’t get them, I knew some how I would. Around [7:30] this morning one of the women I work with handed me a large strip of white paper and said, ” here’s a bouquet of flowers for you.” Something she has never done and she said she doesn’t know why she did it. I laughed and then told her on break why it was so funny. Beautiful white flowers, how cool. Thank you for your book, I can’t wait for the next chapter.
I’ve also heard about people losing weight (18 pounds in a month was the most), hearing “I love you” from a daughter they’d been estranged from and seeing 300 sunset beige cars in one day.
Q:What should someone do if they try an experiment and feel like it didn’t work for them?
A:We draw out of the Field of Potentiality (I call it the F.P.) whatever we’re looking for. Most of us are accustomed to expecting lack, looking for negativity. By simply spending 48 hours looking for a different reality, actively seeking out specific things, it becomes clear as a cloudless sky that you are the creator of your reality. There’s no way you can do these experiments and not find proof….unless you’re deeply committed (and some people are) to believing they will NOT work. It amazes me how invested some people are in misery.
When the experiment seems not to work, my take on it is that the intention was created somewhere (perhaps out of their immediate purview for the moment) and to perhaps try again, asking for open eyes to see it more clearly. But whatever you do, don’t get discouraged. Miracles are everywhere for anyone who truly wants find them.
Q: Do you have any simple recommendations for people to connect with the field of possibilities?
A: To believe that it’s possible, and eventually that it’s inevitable. This all-powerful force often gets written off as mysterious and hard to contact which is so NOT TRUE. As I say in the book, you wouldn’t call Sears and say, “Oh, just send me something I like.” You have to be crystal clear in your intentions. You have to be bold and willing to expect real-time proof. By setting it up in a scientific framework with specific time limits, there’s no possible way to miss the juice.
Just making the intention connects your awareness.
Q: What changes have you noticed in your own life by using the experiments?
A: Gosh, I don’t even know where to start. I can hardly recognize the person I used to be. My faith in these principles has grown exponentially. I’ve gone from theoretically believing these principles must be true to knowing it on a deep, cellular level. I feel happy nearly all the time. Even when just walking out in my backyard to dump my compost or when sitting in traffic. I know some people don’t like to hear that, but it’s really a simple matter of changing where you shine your spotlight. The other day, my boyfriend was taking me to the airport for a travel writing assignment to the Cook Islands. We had a flat tire on the way. And let me just point out I’m not one who leaves extra time for such hindrances. But I calmly stood there, knowing that either the tire would get changed and I’d make the flight or it wouldn’t. It really didn’t matter. My boyfriend even commented, “Wow, what has happened to you!”
Q: What are these principles? Do you mind sharing a couple with our readers?
A: I thought you’d never ask. I love all nine, of course, but for the sake of brevity, here are three of my favorites:
- There is an invisible energy force or field of infinite possibilities.
- You impact the field and draw from it according to your beliefs and expectations.
- The universe is limitless, abundant, and strangely accommodating.
Q: What do you do when you’re not dumping compost or fixing flat tires?
A: I have a pretty sweet career. E-Squared is my 16th book. The three before that were travel books for National Geographic. So I work from my home office (how cool is that?) and get to jet all over the world writing travel articles. In the last few months, I’ve been to Moscow and St. Petersburg, Belize, the Cook Islands and Richard Branson’s Spaceport America in New Mexico. I truly live a charmed life. To be able to make a living on my wit and my craft is a great gift. But, again, I’ve been practicing these principles of creating my life for several decades.
Q: What’s up next for you?
A: I’m having a blast blogging, something I should have been doing years ago. I’m also working on a TV series about the crazy characters in an ecovillage called “Milagro Springs.” I jokingly call it “Sex and the Country.” I’m also writing a new book, tentatively entitled, The Ego’s Playbook in which “the ego” reveals his game plan for steering us away from Truth. And, well, I’ve also got travel assignments to Honduras, Mexico, Colorado and Morocco.
Q: You had me at “…nearly always happy.” Do tell. What’s one action I can begin today?
A: My new favorite thing is what I call A.A. 2.0. It’s a simple, two-step program that can radically change your life. Step one: First thing in the morning, before throwing off your covers, pronounce to the world, “Something amazingly awesome (A.A.) is going to happen to me today.” Step two: Text three blessings to your power posse. Or at least, that’s what I call the four friends who I trade blessings with each morning. The only rule is the blessings have to be new every day. Since I’ve started this, I feel like Lewis and Clark scouting out daily miracles. If you don’t have a power posse, feel free to tweet them to me at @PamGrout #A.A.2.0.
Q: Where can everyone find you?
My website is www.pamgrout.com. I also have a travel blog about luxury travel. It’s called www.georgeclooneyslepthere.com, an obvious take-off on the old “George Washington Slept Here” joke. I’m on Facebook and my twitter account is @PamGrout.
Thanks, Pam! If any one has questions or comments for Pam feel free to leave them here or jump on over to her blog. I’d love to hear you comments. To prove it, I’m giving away one of my Angel Card readings (see service page) to one of my commenters during the month of March. I’ll put everyone’s name in random.org and choose a winner to be announced here around April 1st. Then I’ll email the winner with the details if I have access to their e-mail or you can check back here around the first and e-mail me if you’re the winner.
Namaste & Hugs,
Michelle Martin Dobbins