The E Squared/Law of Attraction Experiment 1 – Part A
I signed up to get regular emails from Hay House (Louise Hay’s publishing house) years ago and this week I received one telling me about Pam Grout’s book “E Squared” which contains nine 48 hour experiments that supposedly prove the existence of the Law of Attraction, or the idea that whatever we focus on expands and that our thoughts therefore effect what comes into our lives.
Like many people, I watched The Secret in 2006, but concluded it was rubbish because while it’s true that people are more motivated to take action to reach their goals if they have a positive attitude and believe it’s possible to achieve them, any suggestion that people attract bad things into their lives is seriously off putting because so much of the horrible stuff that happens is completely random and not in any way shape or form the fault of the victims.
However, the reviews I read for Pam Grout’s book referred to her as being funny and light hearted and the Kindle version was only $5, so in the interests of science I downloaded it yesterday ready to start experiment one.
33% of the way through the book, I’m yet to read anything particularly humorous, unless you count her explanation of scientific research methods and how to apply it to testing out the Law of Attraction, and the cute way that experiment one is set out complete with hypothesis, date, time, methods and results. So as asked, I wrote down my start time of 10pm last night, and my expectation to receive an unexpected blessing or gift within 48 hours with a clear sign that it wasn’t just a coincidence.
How’s it going so far? Not really sure. I drove to a nearby market looking for a Hungarian cake van that is usually there and rumoured to have the best cakes and coffee in Adelaide, but it wasn’t there today. That doesn’t feel like a blessing at all. But on my way there on a main road I noticed a giant bubble floating towards me and as the lights had only just turned green I was still driving slowly enough to quickly glance to my left and see a grown man out in his yard blowing bubbles. Certainly unexpected, and certainly something that made me smile… but is this the clear and obvious blessing? I’m not so sure.
So with no Hungarian cakes to buy, I went to my local Woolworths to buy cinnamon doughnuts instead and as I walked out past the Continental shop which I had never stepped foot in before, I noticed some savoury snacks that looked strangely like the snack food I remember asking for as a small child when I was in hospital back in Europe and the typical snack food a lot of friends and family would offer visitors at the time similar to how you might serve potato chips. I walked around the shop and found the snack in its brand name packaging – Smoki, which I can only describe as a melt in your mouth, salty, peanut butter flavoured snack.
Do random bubbles floating out on to the road, and finding a snack that I have childhood memories of constitute special blessings? I think not… but they certainly do brighten up an otherwise ordinary Saturday morning. With more than 31 hours left to go of experiment one though, I will see what transpires and report back again. If nothing else out of the ordinary happens though, I dare say that if any Law of Attraction fans read my blog they will be thinking it’s because I ruined the experiment by being too cynical!
Posted on September 21, 2013, in law of attraction, Uncategorized and tagged blessings, bubbles, childhood memories, E Squared, field potentiality, Hungarian cakes, law of attraction, Pam Grout, positive thinking. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.