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The 22 powerful processes will help you find the good in life!,
This review is from: Ask and It Is Given: Learning to Manifest Your Desires (Paperback)
Some books tend to grow on you the more you think about
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.