Jerry and Esther Hicks provide an illuminating look at the Law of Attraction, placing the responsibility for what you have in your life squarely on your shoulders. The principles of "how the universe works" are clearly espoused and the writing is engaging. This is a book to listen to again and again so that the principles are absorbed almost through osmosis. A reminder to begin by appreciating what we have now so that we attract more of what we appreciate is thoughtfully presented. The tools and exercises in Part II are worth their weight in gold. Highly recommended. A book that is a classic primer on the Law of Attraction. I'm recommending it to all my friends!
I think that many "law of attraction" readers & believers will enjoy this one! I most certainly did... only one thing... Jerry keeps refering to a hand-out that is supposed to come with the audio.. regarding the list of emotions on the "emotional guidance scale"... I'm still searching for that... I will come back to this review and include it as a link when I do so...
This book is so positive and rewarding. I love the inspiration and credible theories on manifestation and advice on how you can make changes in your thoughts and feelings to have a better life. I would like to make a suggestion though. I find that Jerry speaks too quickly for me to be able to absorb this information in a meaningful way. I slowed my iPod audiobook setting to the slow level and it is much better at this pace. It would be magic if Jerry would slow down a bit for future books. I am going to imagine him doing so now ;-). With love, Kathleen.
I have this book and listen to it over and over.
Abraham just helps me to feel good.
I am delighted with how I feel when listening to the wisdom Abraham shares with me.
Thank you, Thank you, Thank You.
I love you,
I was a bit surprised to find that "Ask and it is Given" Vol 1 ended on such a typical, commercial cliff hanger. The book's content is spiritual, and it is claimed that Esther Hicks channels Abraham and other spiritual entities. Towards the end of Vol 1, much is made of the exercises that will follow in order to give a practical application to the largely theoretical matters discussed. I waited in anticipation for the 20 steps that would revolutionize my life, only to have vol 1 end rather bluntly. Of course I will now buy vol 2 in order to put Abraham's wisdom into practice. I never would have thought that these spiritual entities have such a solid grip on commercialism!
I knew nothing of Jerry and Esther Hicks when I ordered this audiobook other than it was endorsed by Wayne Dyer. Feeling the urge to branch out, I gave it an open-minded listen. I wish I shared the same sentiments as the majority of the other reviewers, but I can't. It's difficult to criticize a "puppies are good" kind of work, especially when we are generally so bombarded with negativity in its many spectra and works of a positive nature are such a rarity, but I just kept finding more reasons to dislike this book as I went along until I had to cut off my listen just prior to the end. I respect the beliefs of those who subscribe to these teachings, and I actually agree with much of what is said, but people are extremely susceptible to being told what they want to hear, and my personal belief is that Jerry and Esther are taking advantage of that. I won't elaborate further.
Acquired with an open heart but a skeptical mind. I am so grateful that I finally purchased this. A book...or book on tape...that is enlightening, clear, and can be integrated permanently into your consciousness or should I say can alter your consciousness forever.
The Hicks explain some basic concepts...or channel...about the Law of Attraction that were missing from my understanding. It is as if they stepped into my mind and answered some major questions.
I could not recommend this more enthusiastically.
Brilliant little jewel.
How to manifest more in your life of whatever you want - a lot of books leave you hanging, but this one gives you a simple formula. It is the clearest book I have found in many years of searching. You will easily recognize the value and truth of what is said and will see yourself in the examples. My life has changed for the better! Highly recommend!
Once past Ester's intro (which may send people running with its drippy polyanna) and once into the conceptual framework, one cannot find that 'tuning in to your own frequency' of desires and expanded world actually changes the habits of how you think and interact with your world. Still, I could not get past the urg to resist what is akin to brainwashing. It has many similarities to evangelism...you have to believe in order for this to work. It is a bit hedonistic, too. In spite of all that, it left an impact.
The writing also gets a bit overbearing at times. Referring to 'delicious' experiences got old.
If you are looking for spirituality and or self-improvement, this may be a good read.
Excellent book with some very thought provoking ideas about the way you create your own life. I've found this book explains things on a much simpler method than some other spiritual texts I've read. I loved CWG series for example but found the information is this book easier to understand. It's my new favorite.
The only downside is this book is divided into 2 volumes and you must purchase the second volume separately. I didn't realize this and it ended rather abruptly. No worries though, it's definitely worth it IMO. This is powerful information if applied.
I really liked the narrator also. His tone and voice seemed to really work for this type of material. I'm looking forward to V2.