Thursday, July 22, 2010
The Rice Experiment: Called on Account of the Smell
If we were to follow this experiment the way it was written, we would have kept and observed the rice for thirty days. Unfortunately, I hadn't factored in 1) Summer in Phoenix, and 2) the inexpensive, not-very-well-sealed, dollar store containers I put it in. We got to about Day 5 before the smell of decaying rice threatened to take over our kitchen (and by extension our entire house).
All three containers ended up molding, but in very different ways...
The hated rice was by far the worst. It had turned brown, and slimy, and stuck together. The tiny of spot of mold had rapidly grown into huge, black, ugly splotches of cancer.
The ignored rice was next. It also got the big, black spots of mold... several of them, in fact... but the rice itself stayed relatively white and fluffy.
And our loved rice? It had started to change colors like the hated rice, and it got some fluffy white mold on the top. The biggest difference though, was the lack of black mold. It had just a couple of small spots, and was not overrun with it like the other two.
It occurred to me at some point that we were unfairly influencing the experiment because we wanted the loved rice to stay clean the longest. We believed that it would make a difference. Then I realized that that was sort of the whole point... that we BELIEVE the positive energy that we're sending.
I believe in the Law of Attraction, because I see it manifest itself in my life (and in others') again and again. And I see it manifest itself because I believe.