I am a newsletter junkie. I sign up for so many of them that it makes me dizzy to open up my inbox every morning. I admit I’m a sucker for Self-Help. I’m a junkie. As one funny lady I know calls it ‘Self-Hell’.

Seriously, there are so many amazing sources out there from mindvalleyacademy.com to Deepak Chopra, to Oprah, Neil Donald Walsch to Bruce Lipton, Abraham Hicks to Marianne Williamson, Dr. Mercola to Daily Om, Food Matters to Food Revolution, Conde Nast Traveler, Spa Finder to Spa Evidence, to GroupON and ON and ON and ON! Ad nauseum.

I sign up because what they say they are offering, which are lots and lots of courses, webinars, freebies and stuff….always entice me to want to sign up. But each time I do, I find myself yearning for more and more info, and ‘like empty calories’ it just doesn’t satisfy my search for my own inner truth.

The truth is, I have enough information inside of me, enough connection to my own higher source, yet somehow I mistrust myself when things don’t mainifest in the way that I envision or imagine.

While my other colleagues and friends are busy living their dreams, actualizing their life’s work, doing what they feel they are destined to create, I am still sitting on the fence. I KNOW in my heart what I want to be/do/have but when it does not manifest I get discouraged. I have been able to actualize many wonderful things, while committed to living out-of-the-box, yet when I do not see the results, I go to my default which is oftentimes, depression.

Yet, as a listener to the Abraham Hicks, Law of Attraction work, I know that when my energy/vibration begins to lower, it can spiral into a tunnel, and go down the Rabbit Hole. If I catch myself early on, I remember to ‘reach for a better feeling thought’ and seek out something that makes me happy/feel better/or sometimes even feel neutral.

Pam Grout-Must READ!

This morning while spiraling down the abyss, I received an email from my FAV ‘Course in Miracles’ writer, Pam Grout. (#1 New York Times Best-selling author)I was so excited because lately I find her sharing to be miraculously helpful to me. I have a few of her books, E Cubed and E Squared (9 Do-it-Yourself Energy Experiments that Prove Your Thoughts Create Your Reality),plus the Thank and Grow Rich on my kindle. I have to admit I haven’t read them from beginning to end. I have a dozen books on my bedside to read and review for my site.

The latest was a booksigning for Deepak Chopra’s new book, “You Are the Universe:Discovering Your Cosmic Self” which says it all in the title. I had a chance to meet and listen to him explain this complex subject. I am always hypnotized by him, especially the way he is able to communicate clearly and make things seem simple. Chopra was the first to open up my channels to the cosmic consciousness, and I will always be grateful for his distillation of the most dense subject matter into tiny bite-sized pieces of wisdom. In this book I love how he is able to blend the blurred lines between spirituality and hard science, and address the pertinent questions about our very reason for being.

You Are The Universe: Deepak Chopra booksigning

However, lately, Pam’s books are calling out to me more and more.

So her email, today:

“Problems Seem Insurmountable?Hold your horses and read this”. She must have been reading my mind! In fact whenever she shows up in the inbox lately, it is as if she is reading my mind……hmmm….

Her quote below was also helpful!

Drag your thoughts away from your troubles…by the ears, by the heels,
or any other way you can manage it.” ― Mark Twain

“The universe is attending to your needs whether you’re aware of it or not. It works on your behalf at all times. You don’t have to earn it or jump through any hoops. It’s yours through grace, not because you prayed hard enough or followed the right commandments.

So no matter what it may look like, everything in your life is working beautifully. I recently heard a story that puts everything into perspective.

……..We are constantly evolving and being cared for. Our only mission is to let down our resistance, give up our fears and love every glorious moment.

Each story she shares gives a pertinent example of how “When making an intention, your only job is to chill”

Pam Grout….Thank YOU!

“Everything you can imagine is real.”–Pablo Picasso

“When it comes to turning thoughts into things, it’s imperative to disregard “what appears to be true.”

Focus instead on “what you want to be true.”

I know all of this, but when I am in that downward spiral and nothing is working and I end up doing instead of being, and over and over and over again, ad nauseam, Groundhog DAY!UGH!

Today I decided to share this process, mainly to shout out a big THANK YOU to Pam for what she is doing and how much I appreciate her commitment to sharing her brilliant condensation of the Course In Miracles. Because she is such an adept writer and communicator it makes it easy for me to read her, as she gives the Reader’s Digest version of decades of study in this divination of information. (Of course, Marianne Williamson is also gifted, sharing her radiant illumination of the divine feminine.) But for right now, today, I am being filled with hope, or should I say, faith, that what I need is here right now, and answers are being sent to me via my INBOX.

Bless YOU Pam! Check this chick out and if you want some powerful synchronistic messages in your INBOX, expect a few miracles along the way…….The Dude Abides Principle. “There is an invisible energy force or field of infinite possibilities.” PG

Originally published at medium.com


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    Marjorie Hope Rothstein has been a passionate seeker of fine living through the art of self-care. As a spa trends specialist, she has traveled the globe researching the latest in health and wellness, natural health and beauty treatments. A spa maven with a penchant for seeking Beauty For The Soul has led her to discover the true balance of the mind/body/spirit with several key elements that contribute to life enhancement. From leading edge wellness travel and spas, traditional massages, to indigenous treatments, she’s tried it all! From Bali to Phuket and right around the corner in Los Angeles, healing retreats and spas are de rigueur for anyone who is seeking to de-stress in this ever increasing chaotic world. As the former spa editor of Malibu Magazine, huffingtonpost.com, justluxe.com and The Los Angeles Examiner.com/Fountain of Youth, Spa and Travel, she had the opportunity to visit some of the best of the best in luxury pampering focused on natural healing modalities. As the founder of Living the 5 Star Life...without limits, she is dedicated to researching and discovering the absolute best of the best in products, services and resources that make a difference. As a BoomerBabe with her finger on the pulse of the latest leading edge breakthroughs in beauty and preventative health and wellness, she is passionate about finding and sharing her discoveries of the fountain of youth with her readers.