Book Love: E-Squared by Pam Grout

I’m fascinated by the idea that our thoughts create our reality, so when I heard about a book that provided nine DIY experiments to test this theory, my inner-physicist donned her white coat and got to work.


That book is E-Squared: 9 Do-it-Yourself Energy Experiments That Prove Your Thoughts Create Your Reality by Pam Grout. It brings a practical and scientific approach to spirituality based on what’s known in Quantum Physics as the "Field of Potentiality" (FP).

“The field of potentiality simply follows the energy you send out. And your thought vibrations draw other vibrations that match.”

Here are my key takeaways from this easy read:


What we perceive to be true is a fraction of what’s possible

Our brains receive 400 billion bits of information per second – way too much reality for even the most die-hard Kardashian fans to handle. So we screen and sift through which pieces of information we want to see to form our own unique version of reality.


“We think what we perceive with our senses is true, but… it’s only one-half of one-millionth of a percent of what’s possible.”


To illustrate this, there’s an experiment that gets you changing what you look for, so you can change what shows up in your world. It’s all about a shift in focus and perception – and it’s so simple you can even do it as a fun activity with your kids.


What we focus on expands

Good to know – the problem is, we all spend too much time thinking about the wrong things! The book states that scientists have found 98 percent of our 60,000 daily thoughts are actually repeats from the day before, so it’s little wonder why we sometimes feel stuck in a rut!  

In this experiment, Pam asks you to set an intention and then focus on the outcome to draw it into your life. I loved this exercise because it helps train your brain to focus on what you actually want, not not the fears, excuses, and negative outcomes you don’t want.  

“The thoughts you hold in your mind, both conscious and unconscious, create what you see in your life.”


We are all connected and attract our vibrational match

Pam explains that everything in the physical world can be broken down to fields of vibrating particles, and that these fields are connected to one universal energy field. Things only appear to be separate because they’re vibrating at different wavelengths.

Furthermore, we attract anything vibrating on the same frequency or wavelength – our vibrational match. So if you’re operating at a low frequency, you’re likely to attract some low vibin’ crap into your life. Conversely, if you’re operating at a high frequency, expect some good juju to come your way.


“There is no place in this new kind of physics both for the field and matter, for the field is the only reality”. – Albert Einstein


Our thoughts can affect matter

One of the most interesting real-life examples Pam highlights in the book is Japanese scientist Dr Masaru Emoto’s famous water experiments, which showed that our thoughts and consciousness affect matter.

He found that when his team spoke to a water sample with kindness, the resulting water crystals were clear and beautifully formed. In contrast, when they spoke negatively to the water, the resulting water crystal split in two.

This begs the question: if we can affect matter with our thoughts, what impact is all our negative self-talk having on our bodies? And, more importantly, what would happen if we started talking to ourselves with love and kindness instead?


All but two of the experiments in E-Squared take just 48 hours or less to complete, so rest assured they’re easy to do (no lab equipment required!). To be honest, I could have done with reading this book a good 20 years ago, so I’d recommend firing it up on your Kindle this month. Enjoy x


Emma Lawrence is the founder of Thank Goodness, an award-winning journalist, and dōTERRA Wellness Advocate. She lives on New Zealand’s beautiful Coromandel Peninsula and believes wholeheartedly in a daily self-care practice, lifelong personal development, and growing a thriving business anchored in generosity and gratitude.

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