A Course in Miracles Experiment (by Pam Grout) Day 102

Today is your day!

Everything you experience today will only add to your joy, your happiness, your contentment!

Maybe yesterday wasn’t like that?

Well, the kicker is that it’s up to you.

Set your intention for the day.

Tell yourself that no matter what seems to happen around you today, you WILL be fine.

Remind yourself every hour that you are having the best day EVER, and whether or not appearances agree, YOU are okay.

It’s difficult in our “results oriented” society to keep in mind that everything happens for a reason.  It’s really hard to not worry, and extremely difficult to just “Let go and let God”.

But if you get away from the habit of worry, turn your back on discontent, there’s a whole Universe of abundance ready and willing to come into your life and stay.

Can you imagine what life would be like if we all just quit worrying?

The entire planet would change overnight.

What the heck would life on THAT planet be like?

As John Lennon wrote, “Imagine all the people, living for today…”

 Today, just live for today.

And have an EXTRAORDINARY day!

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With Grace and Gratitude, 


A Course in Miracles Experiment (by Pam Grout) Day 101

Perfect happiness.  Unending love.  Continuous joy.

That’s what the Divine wants for you and me.

Contentment should be our natural state.

And when it isn’t, we have to remind ourselves that God made NO mistakes.  You and I are perfect creations, each of us a miracle in our own right, intended to unfold lovely surprises and creations of our own.

When I feel dissatisfied, it means I’ve made a decision that doesn’t jive with what the Universe wants for me.  In recognizing that, I have to find my way back onto the right path – the path of love and joy.  Generally, I have to get some help.

Remind yourself today, once each hour if you can, that you ARE a miracle.  That you are perfectly capable of experiencing complete happiness and enveloping bliss, all the time.

If you need help reaching for it, you just have to ask.  

No matter how battered you may feel, keep growing toward the light.  Even a stump may grow another tree.

Have a blessed day today!

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With Grace and Gratitude, 


A Course in Miracles Experiment (by Pam Grout) Day 100

Remember all the nonsense you’ve been taught?  All the insanity you were told was “true” when you were small?

Here’s an example:  My Mom grew up in the 30’s.  One of the things she “learned” growing up was that if you burned yourself, you put butter on the burn.

Sadly, the fact is that if you put any sort of fat, like butter, on a burn, what that actually does is produce a lovely scar.  Now, why in the world would anyone put grease on a burn?  Ya got me.  No idea.

Thankfully, when we moved to Arizona in the 60’s, my Mom quickly embraced the local wisdom that advised cutting a leaf of Aloe Vera plant, and wrapping the cut side down onto a burn.

Results?  Usually pretty dramatic!  Generally speaking, Aloe juice or gel on a burn will not only reduces the pain and promotes faster healing, it also will reduce any scarring.  Apparently there’s something in the gel that encourages the cells near the burn to repair the damage.

The world we live in is full of dis-information.

Why use old ideas when the results do not resemble the outcome we want?

Discard one outdated idea today.

Maybe it’s the idea that you lack something.  

If you frequently find yourself thinking that you don’t have enough of something, say money, catch yourself today each time that thought passes through your mind.  Replace it with the idea that you have plenty of money.  Remind yourself each time that the Universe holds EVERYTHING, and IT wants you to be filled with joy, and that everything is at your disposal.

Because YOUR happiness is part of the solution.

Reach for it.

Hold it in your hand, gently.

And be grateful for it.

Grant yourself that joy that extends beyond “reason”.  Get rid of those old, outdated ideas that don’t work.  Grow some new ones.

And have a marvelous day!

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With Grace and Gratitude, 


A Course in Miracles Experiment (by Pam Grout) Day 97

Enjoy the gift.

Life itself is the gift.

By spending all our time chasing after comfort, convenience, money or “fame”, we deny the most important gift – life.

Spend some time today just being alive.

Take an hour.  Take two.  Take the whole day if you can.

While we’re here, we are intended to appreciate that we ARE alive, that we are creative, and that we can share our gratitude for the gift.

We’re not supposed to spend all our time and energy running mindlessly after some ephemeral riches.

We should be day-dreaming, but about “new” concepts like peace and prosperity for every human, for every being on this tiny ball of dirt we call our home.

The more our minds are concentrated on the negative, the more negative things come to pass.

So our every effort needs to be directed to the positive, the enrichment, the nourishment of more positivity.

Take 30 minutes out of your day today and consciously become aware of the loving, caring, supportive people and events that happen every day.

Having a hard time finding positive things to think about?

Check out the “Good News Network” (at GNN.org), a daily newsletter highlighting only the amazing good things that are not going to make your daily newscast.  I guarantee it will help you shift your outlook to the sunny side of life!

Have a blessed day today!

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With Grace and Gratitude, 


A Course in Miracles Experiment (by Pam Grout) Day 95

Freeing, Electrifying Joy.

THAT is why we’re here.

Not to be stuffed into a cubicle, cranking away at some ridiculously simple “job”.

Not to be tied to a desk and chair, thinking that “If I can just make it to the weekend…”

Not to drag ourselves out of bed each day, heading out to work we really hate.

We’re here to add to the party.  I love Carlos Santana’s “Planetary Party” because for me it expresses that jubilation in the fact that we’re alive,  that we can dance, sing, play, create.

THAT, my friends, is what we are here to do.

To experience and to share that completely overshadowing blissfulness, that exhilarating feeling that not only is everything right with the world, everything is RIGHT with YOU.

When was the last time you felt that way?

Where were you, and what were you doing?  Who were you with?  What did you have to eat, what music were you listening to, what did the sky look like?

And more importantly, can you re-create that feeling?  

Take ten minutes this morning to re-experience that feeling of being fully alive and joyful.

Take that with you today.

Spread it around.  Start the party!

And have an  EXTRAORDINARY day today!

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With Grace and Gratitude,