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May 19, 2016

Extensive studies show that students expected to exceed, perform better than those expected not to exceed. Expectations are formed unconsciously (sometimes), using cues like language, dress, mannerisms, etc., and, in a famous study in the 60s, eye color.

I remember in college reading with amazement about a double-blind study done with mice seeking cheese at the end of a maze. So many studies like this had been done in the past that scientists had been able to breed a super-race of mice that were “maze bright.” In other words, the mice quickest to the cheese were bred with other mice that were quickest, and voila . . . a race of cheesy geniuses.

A group of college students were assigned the chore of clocking a group of these highly efficient, well-bred genius-mice to the goal. That’s it . . . just collect the substantiating data on the genius-mice. Sure enough, the students found over and over (yawn) that the mice performed as expected.

Except (and here’s the double blind): Neither the students nor the lab supervisor watching over them knew the truth. These were merely random, run-of-the-mill mutt mice. They weren’t “well-bred” at all!

I remember reading this with awe from my textbook. How could mice possibly sense the expectations of the experimenters?

I have never forgotten about this astonishing study. And now I finally begin to understand it.

It’s an energetic thing!

Everything is made up of energy. Rocks consist of vibrating energy. So do thoughts (although of a much finer vibration). Energy reacts with energy at a level that sometimes even the most sensitive instruments fail to register.

What am I expecting of my spouse today? What am I expecting of politics this year? What am I expecting in the Middle East? What is the energetic pull of those expectations? That energetic interaction is real; whatever else may be true . . . the effects from the pull of expectation are real.

I’m going to expect a miracle today.