E-Squared with Pam Grout - Ep 026
The phrase “at the end of the tunnel” can be reminiscent of death. While this podcast isn’t about death itself, it often addresses the death of the part of ourselves that believes we don't have what we need in order to pursue our passion, our purpose, or our calling in life. It's a rebirth of what's truly important, which is saying yes to whatever is in our hearts. These conversations are about real people, with real obligations and real obstacles, that have somehow found the courage to say yes to what was in their heart. As a result, they found themselves on quite the adventure! This week's guest could be the poster child for that paradigm. Her name is Pam Grout, and she's a New York Times bestselling author, a travel blogger who has visited every continent except for Antarctica, and a student of A Course in Miracles. In this episode, Pam talks candidly about the loss of her daughter, the little rituals they shared, and how she has coped with the grief of her daughter’s passing. She shares the wisdom that she's gleaned from her adventures and from the rocky parts of her journey as well, because, even for those who know full well that we co-create our reality, life is still going to test us. Pam also describes her writing journey, the process of writing her bestseller, E-Squared, and her advice for those looking to write spiritual guidance books. Pam’s definition of success, after everything she has been through and after writing 20 books, is to see the face of God in every person she meets, and her whole story is incredibly inspiring, so make sure to tune in today!
*Key Points From This Episode:*
* Pam’s favorite activity as a child was going to the library and reading.
* Listeners hear a bit more about Pam’s childhood, growing up in Kansas.
* If she wanted to achieve her dreams, Pam realized she had to come up with creative capital.
* Why Pam believes she always saw herself becoming a writer, even as a teenager.
* Pam’s first job at a newspaper and why she doesn’t consider herself a corporate person.
* What it meant to Pam to become a New York Times best-selling author.
* Choosing experiences over material things and becoming a travel writer in her 20s.
* Finding her spiritual foundation in a loving, benevolent force and learning to trust in it.
* Hearing God’s voice, questioning the source, and studying A Course in Miracles (ACIM).
* Pam provides a synopsis of what ACIM is and how it helped her choose a different path.
* How a psychic reading predicted her pregnancy and how Pam chose to see things differently.
* The affirmation or appeal to the universe Pam repeated when her daughter was a baby.
* Self-publishing Jumpstart Your Metabolism – why Pam decided to write that book.
*Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:*
Pam Grout on Twitter
Pam Grout on LinkedIn
Pam Grout on Facebook
A Course in Miracles
God Doesn’t Have Bad Hair Days
Taz Grout’s 222 Foundation