Book summary for Ask and it is Given – Learning to Manifest Your Desires by Jerry and Esther Hicks (The Teachings of Abraham)
Jerry and Esther Hicks have been writing books, giving workshops and making tapes for nearly twenty years. All this has been aimed at helping others to build the lives they desire.
Meditation and Affirmations
Jerry and Esther Hicks are introduced to a clairvoyant named Sheila who communicates with a Non-Physical entity, Theo. On one occasion, when Jerry asked Theo, how they could be more effective in achieving goals, Theo told them “meditation and affirmations”.
When asked what he meant by meditation, Theo told them to:-
- Wear relaxing clothing,
- Sit in silence,
- Concentrate on your breathing,
- As you mind drifts which it will, let the thought go and concentrate on your breathing.
- It will be more potent if you do it together.
Jerry also asked for an affirmation that would be valuable to them and were told to say:
“I (say you name) see and draw to me, through divine love, those Beings who seek enlightenment through my process. The sharing will elevate us both now”
Who Is Abraham?
Their book Ask and It Is Given introduces the teachings of the spiritual entity Abraham. Abraham is actually the group name for the spirits channeled through Esther.
According to these spirits, entities or whatever you personally choose to call them, desire is a natural and good force within us all.
In this book Abraham teach us how to manifest our desires and live a fulfilling and joyous. The life we all deserve.
Abraham tell us that the reason so many of us feel unfulfilled and frustrated is because we do not know how, or have difficulty, in asking for or receiving what we want.
Abraham explains that there are universal laws, which affect almost all things in the universe. This includes the physical and non-physical. These laws are eternal and you need to accept these laws in order to understand the essence of these teachings and benefit from them.
Abraham’s teachings take the power of positive thinking to a totally new level and provide a comprehensive way to change your life by harmonizing your desires with vibrational energy.
This is not an easy book to read due to the fact that the content is channeled, not one you would read in one sitting, I found it best to read in passages and leave time between to digest and experiment.
The book is in two parts:
Part 1 is an in-depth account of the notions of the Law of Attraction with considerations of its practical uses for improving your wealth, becoming healthier, improving relationships, and improving your life in general.
Part 2, guides you through twenty-two unique “processes” to help you boost your “vibrational energy”.
The following is a summary/abridged version of the book
The Power of Feeling Good Now:
Abraham introduces them selves and says they are speaking from a Non-Physical dimension and we must understand we are not so different ourselves, as we also have come from a Non- Physical dimension.
Abraham explains that our physical world is just a projection of the Non-Physical Source Energy.
In the Non-Physical realm, they have no use for language or word and communicate perfectly through vibration and that this is also true of our physical world but most have us have forgotten and that it is their intention to help us remember this and also that we are a blessed extension of the Source Energy.
We all have the ability to communicate with the Non-Physical but are not consciously aware of it.
Your life is concerned with satisfaction, fulfillment, joy and the lifelong manifestation of who you truly are.
Abraham talk at many levels of awareness at the same time and you will only understand at the level you are ready to and we will all get something different from the same book.
This book will help you to understand who, where and why you are and where you are going and your relationship and to “GOD and to ALL-THAT-THEY-REALLY-ARE.” You are here to be a creator of your own reality and learn the power of now.
We Are Keeping Our Promise to you, we are reminding you of who you Are
Do you know:
- What you want?
- That you create your own reality?
- Do you get pleasure from the growth of your desire?
- Do you feel the sparkle of a new desire pounding within you?
If any of you answered yes then you know who you are and what your life in this world is really all about.
If like most you are unhappy and unfulfilled then we have some very significant and easy to comprehend things to communicate to you here.
The purpose of this book is to get you to remember.
You came into this world in this amazing body knowing who you were and your connection to the Source and that you would never lose that connection. We are here to remind you.
The journey to discovering who you are is not difficult and we are here to help you remember. There is nothing you cannot do, be or have.
You Do Create Your Own Reality
Not so very long ago, Jerry and Esther found the phrase: “You are the creator of your own reality.” Like so many they wanted to create their own reality but were overwhelmed with questions as to the appropriateness and how to go about it.
You were born knowing that you can create your own reality and when someone tries to prevent you doing this, you feel an instant conflict inside.
As you learned the ways of this world, you accepted this world as right and did and thought as everyone else. In this way you have gone against your very soul but underneath you know you are the creator of your own life.
This book will awaken you to the clearness, honesty, and power that is really who you are. Once you have shifted into alignment with Universal Laws and the Source you will be master of your own life.
You are eternal Beings who have decided to experience in this specific life on earth for many amazing reasons.
When you choose your thoughts, you can have a continuous link with God, with the Source Energy and with joy and everything that you want.
You only have to allow Well-Being as it is the basis of the Universe; you only have to relax, open to it and draw it in. You have to move forward and experience extreme joy. That is why you are here.
How Can I Get There From Here?
The only reason you have not already received what you want is because you are stuck in a vibrational pattern that is not equivalent to the vibration of your desire and the only thing you must do now is release your resistant thoughts.
Well-Being is waiting for you, the source knows and answers all that you have transmitted vibrationally, now you have to feel your way and allow yourself to receive it.
You and the Source are the same; you are an extension and cannot be separated, although your thoughts can get in the way of your natural connection with Source. This is what we call resistance.
This book shows you how to place yourself in a vibrational situation where you receive whatever you ask for.
We want to help you consciously create your own reality and for you to experience the joy of this. Your beliefs and desires are just thoughts “ask and it is given.”
The way that you ask is through desire, what you want.
You do not need to speak your wishes aloud, just feel them e.g. that is lovely or I really value this. Desire is the start of all attraction. Once you start this process, new desires will come to you and the Source will always answer them.
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This Simple Basis of Understanding Makes It All Fit Together
There is a current of energy that exists in everything but most humans are no aware of it. As you become aware of this energy, you will begin to understand your experience and the experiences of others.
This gives you a reliable method for understanding your world and you will never feel like a victim of your past or future. You will learn how to make all the things you desire come to you quickly and easily.
You will know when you are connected to the Source Energy because you will feel good and when you feel bad this means you are resisting your connection. Your most developed vibrational translator is your emotions.
When you study your emotions, you will understand precisely who you are and understand your life experience.
The Law of Attraction, the Most Powerful Law in the Universe
Every thought sends out a signal and attracts a similar one back. This is what we call the “Law of Attraction” and the Law of Attraction says that like attracts like.
This means that when you vibrationally send out a load of desires you must stay in vibrational harmony with those desires in order to see them manifest.
What ever you think about causes you to send out a vibration and you attract back the equivalent of what you are thinking.
If you desire something and you think about it, this is what you will receive. Likewise, if you think about something which you do not want, this also will be what you receive. This is the Law of Attraction.
The way to get something that you want is to achieve vibrational harmony.
The way to do this is to imagine that you already have it, feel that its already yours, think about how happy you are to have it. This will allow it to come to you. When you are deliberately aware of your emotions and pay attention to them, you will be able to attract anything you desire.
With the Universal Law of Attraction, you attract to you the essence of whatever you have, mainly, in your thoughts. If you are mainly thinking about that which you desire, your life experience will reflects these things.
Likewise, if you are mainly thinking about what you do not want, your life experience will reflect these things. Whatever you think about will materialize in the future.
Therefore, when you become totally aware of what you are thinking, you will be in a position, to apply total control to your own experience.
If there is a big vibrational difference, in thoughts between how value your mate and in how you would like them to be different and your relationship with them reflects the main way you think.
Then this relationship reflects your main thoughts and you unconsciously have created your relationship the way it is.
You are Consciousness, Energy, Vibration, Electricity, Source Energy, Creator and on the Leading Edge of thought.
When you intentionally at one with the Universal Laws and understand why things act in response as they do, clarity and understanding will replace all mystery and confusion.
Fear will be exchanged for confidence and uncertainty exchange for certainty and joy.
As like is drawn to like, so the vibration of your Being must harmonize with the vibration of your desire in order for you to receive it. It is no good wanting something, think about not having and expect to receive it. Whatever you ask for you will receive, if you focus on not having anything, that’s what you will get.
- do exist
- are thinking
- are perceiving
- are asking
- are being answered
And All That Is is gaining from your way of life and from your viewpoint.
We want you to remember your inborn ability to let the Well-Being of this Universe flow steadily and freely into your experience. We call this exercise the Art of Allowing.
You Are Standing on the Leading Edge of Thought
Despite the fact you are here in you physical body and environment and having a physical experience, you are a great extension of that which we are.
As every person on your planet is having experiences that are bringing about the birth of their desires, a sort of mass beckoning is happening, which plainly equals the evolution of the planet Earth.
As so many are using this power to receive their desires, this means you are providing an Energy stream, for the benefit of future generations.
The Stream of Well-Being runs even if you do not know that it does, but when your awareness becomes aligned with it, f you discover that there is no question that all your desires can be met.
You do not need to understand the in’s and out’s of this eternally growing environment to reap the benefits. However, it is necessary to find a way to go with the flow of the Well-Being.
You have to ask or you will not receive an answer. The people of your times are profiting considerably from the understanding of previous generations.
Today, you are the ones on the Leading Edge of reaping the benefits of what those past generations asked for; and in the same way as you continue to ask, future generations will benefit.
There is a wealth of all manner of things to be had at all times but you cannot resist and receive at the same time.
Try to picture yourself basking in the flow of this great stream and smile and believe you are worthy of it.
We want you to understand that the degree you feel blessed and anticipate attracting good things, indicate your level of allowing and the degree you don’t anticipate attracting good things or feeling blessed, indicates your level of resistance.
There is no need for anything to change in your life for you to begin intentionally allowing your own link to the Stream of Well-Being. No matter what you circumstances are, you are in the ideal place right now, to start.
This does not demand a great deal of time, only a straightforward accepting of the Universal Laws, and a resolve to move toward a state of allowing.
You Are a Vibrational Transmitter and Receiver
You now know that you are not only a physical being but also a vibrational being. You are a vibrational transmitter, sending out thoughts every moment of your life.
Immediately, your present and future circumstances start to change in response to your thoughts. And so, whole Universe, right now, is affected by what you think.
All thoughts that have ever been thought still exist, and when you think a thought, you trigger the vibration of that thought within you. So, whatever you are currently thinking about is an activated thought. When you stop thinking a thought, it becomes inactive.
The only way to switch off a thought is to think another.
Your thoughts become stronger, the longer you think them this is because the Law of Attraction is behind the development of your thoughts, so it is not possible to think about something without aligning with it to some degree.
First, you have a thought then the Law of Attraction hands over the events, other people, situations, settings, and all manner of things that match your habitual prevailing vibration.
The Hidden Value behind Your Emotional Reactions
You have innate complex interpreters of vibrations to help you identify your experience. In the same way you use your five physical senses, your emotions help you understand, in the moment, the life you are living.
When you become aware of the feeling of your emotions, you can also be aware of what vibration you are giving out.
You can tell if you are aligned with Source Energy by using your emotions as indicators. When you are truly aligned, you prosper and if you do not allow that alignment, you deteriorate. All emotions span between joy and disempowerment.
Happiness, love, and a sense of independence are patterns of alignment. Sadness, fear, and feelings of oppression are patterns of misalignment.
The Three Steps to Whatever You Want to Be, Do, or Have
The Creative Process is made up of three easy steps:
This step is just the process of asking, you simply ask for what you want.
2.You receive the answer
All things small are large are understood at once and offered.
3.You have to receive the answer
To receive; you have to allow it in. When you do not receive, what you have asked for it is because your vibrations are not aligned, so you are not consenting to attracting them in.
Everything you ask for is two subjects.
This is what you want and what you lack. Often when you thing your thoughts are on something you desire, you are in fact thinking about the opposite, for example, I want to be healthy, I don’t want to be sick.
Once you recognize your emotions and the significant messages they are offering you, you won’t have to wait until something has arrived in your experience to know what your vibrational offering was.
Your attention needs to be on your desire not your lack of it. For example if you have an old car which needs repairing often and you desire a new car, yet your attention is on its dilapidation.
In this way you receive what you are thinking about a dilapidated car, so you need to focus and hold your attention on receiving a new car.
If your emotions are always positive, it is impossible for you not to manifest your desires and if your emotions are always negative it is impossible to manifest your desires. In this way, you have the answer to create your every desire.
With Practice, You Will Become a Joyous, Deliberate Creator
This means that if you have been wishing for something for a long-time, and it has not yet arrived that you are holding negative emotions within you and are not in vibrational alignment.
This is about guiding your thoughts, not controlling them.
When you focus again and again on a subject, it becomes a dominant thought and once this happens, what you are thinking about will appear in your life, whether you want it to or not.
With practise, you will be able to direct your thoughts only on what you want and plan your creations and as mentioned before the easiest way to do this is to watch your emotions.
When you believe you are a Vibrational Being, capable of attracting what you want into your life and point yourself in this new direction, you will hold the key to receiving.
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