328 of 332 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best books on manifesting available
I'll be honest -- I don't know what to think of the claim that Esther Hicks is channelling non-physical entities. I initially resisted buying this book because I am cautious around such claims of supernatural inspiration. But I respect Wayne Dyer and other great thinkers who praised this book, so I decided to give it a try. I'm glad that I did.
This is one...
Published on December 9, 2004 by Kamran Pasha
50 of 56 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars ok
From the other reviews, I was expecting this book to be amazing. But I thought it was verbose and redundant. In the first part of the book, each chapter is split up into titled subsections. One section describes an idea or principle, and the following section, under a different title says almost exactly the same thing as the previous one, except using more words. I...
Published on December 23, 2006 by Leann
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328 of 332 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best books on manifesting available,
This is one of the most powerful books on manifesting your dreams that I've ever read. Every paragraph contains deep truths that just feel intuitively right. This book is especially effective in showing how our emotions are the key to understanding whether we are on the road to success or failure in manifesting our desires. The exercises are both fun and deeply practical. I particularly like the exercises involving the "Magical Creation Box" and "The Prosperity Game." They make you feel young again -- your imagination is activated and everything suddenly feels possible.
I don't know whether the origin of this book is supernatural, nor do I care. The message is true and the exercises work. Try it for yourself. It will change your life.
244 of 252 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best of all manifestation/abundance books, because...,
This one does. It gives you IMMEDIATELY USABLE and USEFUL INSTRUCTIONS. The last part of the book lists 22 processes that you can use to attract what you want, explaining EXACTLY when to use them, and how. There's something for any situation you may find yourself in.
I would trade ALL of the other manifestation books in my library for just this one. It's that good, that easy, and that useful!
107 of 110 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars FANTASTIC! a must-read for anyone who wants total control over their life!,
This is an extremely positive, uplifting, empowering book. It is free of dogma and all concepts of lack and limitation. The basic message is - life is supposed to be fun, and you can create your life in any way you desire, by changing your emotions and thoughts. It totally lacks the limiting and disempowering ideas that are found in so many books in this genre, and in fact it turns them on their head. So many writers teach silly things like "desire is bad/unspiritual" - in Abraham's view, desire is the basis of the universe, and they encourage the cultivation and joyful fulfilment of desire. Their view of life is radical, joyous and extremely refreshing - they know that we are energy beings enjoying our time in physical bodies, and that the physical world (which is really just a denser level of energy, but still formed by thought) is not something to be endured, while learning hard 'lessons', or proving our worthiness for a better life after death. On the contrary - we are leading edge creators - we are aspects of God (although thankfully they don't use the word 'God' much, recognising that it is too much of a loaded term for many people), and it is through joy, fun and fulfilling our desires that we can create the physical life and experiences that we want, and it is by this process that the universe/Source/God expands and evolves.
The book is divided into 2 parts - the first half focuses on the 'theory', and is very motivational, in addition to clearly explaining the concepts behind deliberate reality creation. The second half is a large and wonderful collection of techniques for putting it all into practice, and creating measurable results in your own life. Everyone will find something of benefit here, regardless of where you are in your life, or your current emotional state.
I've only been working with the Abraham materials for less than 3 months, but I've experienced radical improvement in every area of my life as a direct result. In fact, I now think of my life in terms of 'before' and 'after Abraham', because I really feel, think, behave, manifest and live as a different person now that I've 'raised my vibration'! If you only buy one personal growth book this year, make it this one - it's the first book I've read that I don't have a single bad thing to say about! It won't be good for everyone of course, but if you feel intuitively drawn to this book - buy it! (and then check out their other books & the material on their sites - I just don't have enough positive adjectives to describe how great they are!)
224 of 244 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic and Phenomenal!,
Barbara Rose, Ph.D. author of If God Was Like Man, Stop Being the String Along, and Know Yourself
52 of 53 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding,
66 of 69 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The 22 powerful processes will help you find the good in life!,
them . . . that was certainly the case with ASK AND IT IS GIVEN
by Esther and Jerry Hicks.
A friend told me about it, and I remember that I refrained from
getting a copy because it seemed a bit "out there" for me . . . after
all, it talks about a nonphysical entity named Abraham . . . yet
when I reread the subtitle, LEARNING TO MANIFEST YOUR
DESIRES, I decided that maybe there was something in it
for me--and I'm glad that I did.
Though the first half dragged a bit (and was perhaps a bit
too theoretical for me), the second half came alive with 22
powerful processes designed to help anybody achieve
his or her goals . . . in doing so, the authors contend that
it is "your birthright to live a life filled with everything that
is good," and they show you how to attain that goal.
One approach that I particularly enjoyed says you should
write out a list of Things I will Do Today. Then, on the right
side of a piece of paper, put down Things I Would like Universe to
do. Next select only those things that you absolutely intend
to do today and do them.
There were several other memorable passages; among a few of
There is no desire that anyone holds for any other reason than that
they believe they will feel better in the achievement of it. Whether
it is a material object, a physical state of being, a relationship, a
condition, or a circumstance--at the heart of every desire is the
desire to feel good. And so, the standard of success in life is not
the things or the money--the standard of success is absolutely the
amount of joy you feel.
With only a few seconds of focusing your attention on a subject,
you activate the vibration of that subject within you, and
immediately the Law of Attraction begins to respond to that
activation. The longer you keep your attention focused on
something, the easier it becomes for you to continue upon it
because you are attracting, through the Law of Attraction, other
thoughts or vibrations that are the essence of the thought you
Every time you appreciate something, every time you praise something,
every time you feel good about something, your are telling the Universe:
"More of this, please." You need never make another verbal statement
of this intent, and if you are mostly in a state of appreciation, all good
things will flow to you.
64 of 67 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars True, fun, entertaining, and inspiring,
I'm particularly happy with exercise #5, which reminds me of the movie, Brewster's Millions... so much that I went out and bought a copy of that movie and made up my own pretend checks and a check register. I'm even creating an art journal of my adventures with this game.
It seems to me that, if you're ready to allow true happiness and abundance into your life, there's a game in this book for everyone... no matter how challenging life is for you, right now. Armed with this book and nothing else, perhaps not even hope, I expect that most people can change their lives significantly for the better.
282 of 316 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I'm currently reading and loving the new Abraham book!,
Well that is exactly what this book clarifies, and I trust that you, my fellow Abe fans, will enjoy the book as much as I have!
And also, if you're a fan of Esther, her introductory chapter alone would be worth your buying the book. You can feel the beautiful place she is in her life right now, to be writing such good-feeling words!
Now, if you're not familiar with who Abraham is, then the best (most convincing) reviews of this book you will find by searching for (typing in) "Ask And It Is Given" on Google and click the first link to show up.
Then, scroll down that page, and you will see, Wayne Dyer, among others, praise the book to the high heavens, haha!
Lastly, again for those new to Abraham, if you want to read more about their teachings before buying this book, again go to Google and this time search for "Abraham-Hicks" and again the first item on the results should lead you to where you need to go.
43 of 44 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It's a No-Brainer - Ask And It Is Given is a book to own,
You won't have buyer's remorse - you will be delighted to see the nice convenient reference section containing the different techniques that help match your 'frequency', and pitch of thought quality (this is Quantum Physics, not new-age) to the frequency of circumstances you desire in your life.
I didn't think I'd be getting anything different from what I read in New Beginning 2 and their newsletters, but I am blown away over how powerfully inspired I become everytime I pick up the book, to step OUT of my ego's small game of wanting to stay a victim and hoping for something outside of me to change. You are always in charge of your circumstances, and this new book is the perfect tool to help you keep focused on how powerful a creator you are. Manifesting is as simple as allowing the wide pipeline to your Source to keep flowing. I feel like I've taken a quantum leap all of a sudden, toward this Knowing, with this book.
77 of 83 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best manifesting book I have found,
And then came this book. It lays out the foundations of manifesting from ALL angles. Have you ever struggled to understand something, and then someone says something that "hits you just right"--something that puts it into "your language" so that you understand instantly? This book does that again and again. The tone of the book is spiritual and friendly, and Abraham grows on you. He speaks with complete logic, in a manner which is as direct as it is loving.
Don't overlook the last half of the book--fun exercises which actually get you into the habit of successfully manifesting. As you will read, your ability to manifest what you want has a lot to do with your emotional vibrations--and Abraham gives simple yet effective guidance on that as well.
I sent my mom a copy, and she is loving it and using it to improve her health (she's 85.)
The first time I read "Ask and It Is Given", I had to go slow, digesting one chapter at a time. Now I'm re-reading it without stopping. I learn more with each reading, and merely reading this book makes me feel great!
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Ask and It Is Given: Learning to Manifest Your Desires by Jerry Hicks
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