“Retraining the mind is much like potty-training a puppy. You need to keep taking it outside and showing it the beauty, the majesty, the truth.” – Pam Grout, author of "E-Squared: Nine Do-It-Yourself Energy Experiments That Prove Your Thoughts Create Your Reality" (New York Times bestseller)I devoured this book in one sitting, because I couldn’t wait to see what all nine experiments would involve. In one entertaining, short book that is easy to read, Pam Grout touches on all the major spiritual principles and invites us to be scientists in our own lives. She's read all the major self-help gurus, taken their workshops, gone to the conferences. And she's lived their lessons in her own way. She captures what she's learned with humor, simplicity, and clarity so that anyone can begin to explore how our thoughts create our own reality. Don’t take her (or my) word for it, do the experiments yourself. Be willing to prove yourself wrong, and be open to whatever shows up for you. Let’s start "potty-training our puppy" minds together, share stories of our own experiments, and bring greater awareness of the magic available to us in our everyday lives. Connect more deeply with what you truly want, and learn principles and techniques for inviting it to show up in your life, starting right now.
Format:Come to the first session ready to discuss the Introduction, Preliminaries, and Experiment #1 chapters. If you’ve already done Experiment #1, great! We’d love to hear your results. At each meeting, we will begin by sharing our “Lab Results Report” from the previous week’s experiment. We will then discuss the coming week’s principle and set up our new experiment for the week. Come with a playful attitude and genuine curiosity about how your thoughts can create your reality.
When:Every Wednesday for 7 weeks starting October 9th, ending November 20th - **PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE...WE WILL FINISH THE BOOK IN TIME FOR YOU TO SET UP YOUR OWN ENERGY EXPERIMENTS FOR THE HOLIDAYS!** Come to any OR all of the sessions. Please read the appropriate chapter(s) of the book before you arrive. See the schedule below.
Two options:1. Meet in person every Wednesday at 10am-11:45am, in the gorgeous eucalyptus groves of Quarry Park, Santa Maria Avenue, Half Moon Bay. Bring a blanket or chair to sit on. We may take a short hike to our meeting place.
Directions to Quarry Park: From Highway 1 north of downtown Half Moon Bay, turn east (away from the ocean) on Coronado (this is the stoplight at surfer's beach). Turn left at stop sign onto Avenue Alhambra. Take first right onto Avenue Cabrillo. Continue to the end of the divided boulevard, and take a left onto Columbus.Follow Columbus slightly to the right and you will see the parking lot on your right. There are also small signs for Quarry Park along the streets from Highway 1.2. Meet on the phone every Wednesday at 5:15pm to 7:00pm (Pacific Time). Toll charges may apply.
Dial-in: (605) 477-2100
Access code: 958748#
Listen to the recording from the first meeting here. (Not all calls will be recorded....just a sampler provided here!)
Investment:Pay What You Want at the end of the series. Thank you for being part of these experiments with me! Required reading: E-Squared: Nine Do-It-Yourself Energy Experiments That Prove Your Thoughts Create Your Reality by Pam Grout (New York Times Bestseller) Note: Mention the E-Squared Book Club and get 10% off at Coastside Books or Bay Book Company in Half Moon Bay. Read an excerpt of the book...
Schedule of meeting dates & chapters:October 9th: Preface, Introduction, The Preliminaries, Experiment #1 - The Dude Abides Principle (you can read Experiment #1 here) October 16th: Experiment #2 - The Volkswagen Jetta Principle & Experiment #3 - The Alby Einstein Principle October 23rd: Experiment #4 - The Abracadabra Principle October 30th: Experiment #5 - The Dear Abby Principle November 6th: Experiment #6 - The Superhero Principle & Experiment #7 - The Jenny Craig Principle November 13th: Experiment #8 - The 101 Dalmatians Principle & Experiment #9 - The Fish and Loaves Principle November 20th: Wrap Up & Setting Up Your Own Holiday Energy Experiments
Questions?Email me or call me at (650) 325-2194
Read all the blog posts from this session of the E-Squared Book Club here!
“How you see determines what you see, and what you feel.” – Tenzin Wangyal RinpocheI’ve had a love-hate relationship with vision boards since the very beginning. My very first one was an assignment for the very first personal development workshop I attended. End of Day One, before we were to break for dinner, we had a few hours to make a board of what makes our heart come alive. The second one I made was later that year with an ex-boyfriend on a retreat in Santa Cruz. It was my first beach weekend retreat since moving to California five years before. What had taken me so long? Then I made another one that made me feel like crap, but I didn’t quite know why. I kept up with vision boards for some reason. Maybe it was my determination to see if they would really work for me in my life. I was a total skeptic in the beginning, going through the motions like a good student, but not truly expecting anything to happen. After several years of practice, now I know that when I approach them from a certain place within me, vision boards can invite in some real magic into my life. I haven't yet written about the latest example of how a vision board changed my life, and since I’m leading a vision board workshop next week, this seems like a good time to really tell the story in completeness. Continue reading