Great insight into why we are here and our human potential. I highly suggest this audio book to add to your library.
The book presents some very interesting concepts about relationships and many of the theories seem true. However, the way they present these ideas is very strange and a little unsettling.
Everyone has been talking about the Hicks. It was a very odd book. The major message is to try to be happy all the time because you chose this life before you were born.
I would change the narrators. The gentleman, (Jerry) sounded like he was suffering a bad head cold, or allergies. Like his nose was all plugged up. It was very distracting. The lady (Esther) has a heavy southern bell accent which at times was distracting as well. The word help comes off as
They sounded hollow, and not very professional, kind of like they were in the kitchen reading the pages of a script. It just didn’t sound as well as other books I’ve listened to.
I will try the exercise mentioned at the end of the book.
The material was very repetitious in the first 20 minutes of the story. “And here you are.” was a very popular phrase. Some key phrases were used over and over again throughout the book. At times, I knew which phrase was about to come up in the dialog. I found myself tempted more than once to just turn it off and move on to another book. But I was able finish the book. I can’t seem to finish the seminar that comes after the book though.
Overall the material offered was good. It just needs to be narrated by more professional sounding narrators, if that makes sense.
Having two different narrators was distracting
I am generally open to alternative and enlightening viewpoints. This book, however, was a horror. It was repititious and pretentious. The authors attempted to legitimize their viewpoints by using bigger words and making their narrative more complicated rather than expressing themselves clearly and simply. It seemed like it was written by a pair of high school dropouts trying to sound like college professors. The authors also seem to fancy themselves as some sort of prophets. This book was terrible stuff and I could not slog through more than a few chapters. It is a waste of credits.
I'm surprised Audible allows such obvious advertising in the reviews section. The book is interesting at first because of it's twist on buddhist-style philosophy, but some of the advise is rather yes or no. Then, the book goes on to describe the reasoning behind the advise using circular logic that tries to eventually point back to concepts that were introduced at the beginning of the book. This book makes me re-evaluate the value I put into the review section.
If you are into cult beliefs this is another option of many.
Esther & Jerry present themselves as all knowing of being, time, or substance based upon a figment of their imaginations. A different twist on cogito, ergo sum.
poor reading .. too much fluff .. and nothing new ..
the only thing you get out of this is the word "YOU" which they repeat all the time .. 7 Hours wasted .. and not a single word of value .. it was very very annoying !!!!
Seems much like a regeneration of the old I AM Activity of the Saint Germain Foundation of Chicago, Ill. Not my cup of tea, thought I might like it but it is just too much like the church I was raised in and Mrs. "Momma" Ballard I knew as a teen. Maybe they believe they are actually in contact and speaking for Ascended Masters but I rather think they have convinced themselves this is the reality rather than what is really happening. ....And here you are... I was annoyed from the start when she kept saying that phrase over and over... maybe it comes off well in print or in person but not so well in audio. Maybe my lacking to be a little irritated by such, my own issue and not hers, but there it is, how I felt.
I don't yet know what to think or believe of such, Elizabeth Prophet did much of this same thing, built a religion around the old I AM Activity materials, going as far as stealing the copyright of their founding book "The I AM Presence" by filing for copyright right under the noses of the Saint Germain foundation who were remiss in making sure it had been protected. Says something about Elizabeth Prophet, doesn't it?
I'm a bit turned off by much of this kind of thing and people who claim to voice the thoughts and communications of "Ascended Masters". I grew up in a religion which played on that for years and years and have come to see the severe flaws they had in their teachings... yet, at their core I think they have a lot right, a lot very right, wonderful core... just the Ascended Master angle which turns me off because I just don't buy much of it, wish I could, I dearly wish I could.