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I stumbled across a book called E Squared by Pam Grout.  It was really the subtitle that caught my attention: Nine Do-It-Yourself Energy Experiments that Prove Your Thoughts Create Your Reality.

Intriguing, right? 

It turned out to be much more than merely intriguing.  Pam took the complicated subject of quantum physics and turned it into nine ways to prove to you that that is the way energy works.  These are simple exercises that most of us do every day without thinking about it.

But now you will – think about it – when you personally experience your thoughts impacting the physical world around you.

You learn these lessons in the best way possible – through stories.  Stories from Pam’s life, from other people she knows and from her adventures as a travel writer.  As any good teacher knows, stories are the best way to illustrate a point and keep the audience engaged in the lesson.

Pam does both magnificently.

You may be wondering if the experiments work. Most of them are to be completed within 48 hours or less. I have completed the first two experiments with the following results:

1.  The Dude Abides Principle (There is an invisible energy force or field of infinite possibilities): For the span of 48 hours, your purpose is to look for evidence of the “Field of Potentiality” by stating a clearly defined request and a concrete deadline.

I asked for a blessing or a sign that my father, (96 1/2 years old who can no longer speak clearly) was surrounded by love. This request was made at 8:02 a.m.  My phone rang at 8:03 a.m. It was my dad, who said clearly, plainly and with conviction, “You are the best daughter in the world. I love you.” That was enough for me.  More than enough.

2.  The Volkswagen Jetta Principle (You impact the field and draw from it according to your beliefs and expectations): Everyone does this – you buy a new car in a particular color and suddenly, it seems like everyone is driving that car. This change in perception proves that what you see in your life is a direct reflection of your inner thoughts and emotions.  And if you don’t like what you see, then change your thoughts and emotions.

For 24 hours, I decided to look for light colored silver cars. I know, silver is the most popular color (or was until white took over). As soon as I made this commitment, I took my dogs outside for a walk. As I was standing, facing the intersection that is near our house, I started noticing the flow of cars passing me.  I decided to put Ms. Grout to the test and see how many light colored silver cars came by.  In the span of 60 seconds, every single car was that color!

By this time, my dogs had finished their business and we were walking home. I looked at the cross street for a few seconds to see how  many light colored silver cars were passing, and after counting 12, I laughed and turned away.  Mind you, this was definitely not a controlled experiment, but the results are too amazing to ignore.

English: Photograph of a Monarch Butterfly.

English: Photograph of a Monarch Butterfly. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The next 24 hours were to look for yellow butterflies. Since I live in Texas and it is August, yellow butterflies are not exactly flocking to our area. Sadly, I allowed my rational thinking to overcome the intention to see fluttering wings, and I did not notice any butterflies. Until I realized what I had done – block myself.

As soon as I realized that and decided to see yellow butterflies anyway, guess what?  I immediately noticed the one yellow butterfly that was in my kitchen as part of a silk flower arrangement. I not even thought about it during this entire 24 hour period. Until I did think about it.  And that is exactly the point!

As Pam states in that chapter, “There is no power on Earth that can cut you off from this source except your own consciousness.”  I had just proved that to myself by refusing to see yellow butterflies, even when one was right under my nose!

I can’t wait to do the next experiment, “The Alby Einstein Principle: You, Too, Are a Field of Energy.” Why don’t you join me and we can compare notes?

I can’t resist ending with those famous words from Star Wars: May the force be with you!

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