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E-Squared: Nine Do-It-Yourself Energy Experiments That Prove Your Thoughts Create Your Reality - Pam Grout I was intrigued by the title and the $2.51 price. The closet geek in me was excited to try the 9 experiments that would “prove” to me that the law of attraction exists and works for ordinary people.
The first 15% of the book explains how and why the law of attraction works. The author gave examples and stories of wonderful results. I went from being curious to full of anticipation by the time the experiment section made its appearance.

And so began the experiments:

Experiment #1 called “The Dude Abides Principle” is to prove that there is a loving, abundant force in the universe. Some people call this force God, Prana or Energy force. There was mention, believe it or not, of the Star Wars force (as in, “May the force be with you Luke”) because it’s described as being in you as well as around you. You devote 48 hours to looking for evidence of this all-knowing, all-perfect force. You give this force an ultimatum type request. Basically you are saying “Hey Universe! You have 48 hours to show me you exist. I want a blessing. Some type of wonderful surprise that can’t be explained away by coincidence.” Then you write down the time you made the request so you can be sure of the 48 hour deadline.

The result:
Nothing happened.

Experiment #2 called “The Volkswagen Jetta Principle” is to prove that YOU impact the field and draw from it according to your beliefs and expectations. This is another 48 hour experiment where you actively look for certain things. In this case it is the color of cars. For the first 24 hours you are to look for a certain color car. I chose the color blue. The second 24 hour period, you make the intention to find yellow butterflies. These don’t necessarily have to be the real ones. They could be spotted on a coffee cup, T-Shirt, etc.

The result:
I discovered that 1/10 of the cars I saw were blue. Ummmmmm, good to know I guess.
No Butterflies were spotted.

Experiment #3 called “The Alby Einstein Principle” is to prove how your positive and negative thoughts control your energy. This experiment requires two metal hangers and a straw cut in half.

The result: I didn’t try this one.

Experiment #4 called “The Abracadabra Principle” is to prove you can manifest material things from thoughts. This is another 48 hour experiment where you write down three specific things you want to manifest. For this experiment I chose three things that were not too grand as to be unattainable. I also wanted these things to be something I wouldn’t be able to consider coincidence.

1. A gold ring I had lost somewhere in my house. (It has been lost for 6 years)

2. A new purse. (This is not something that would normally be purchased or offered to me)

3. A paperback book. (Everyone who knows me, knows I have a kindle and would think twice before offering me an actual physical book, not that it would ever be turned away)

The result:
No gold ring
No new purse
No paperback book

This is where I decided to stop the experiments. While I believe positive thinking is a good thing, I don’t think that I was “proven” anything.