Esther and Jerry Hicks' new book is all about vibrational alignment: getting our desires and beliefs in sync and on the positive, growing edge so we can create our life experiences with "deliberate intent." The Amazing Power of Deliberate Intent is based on the teachings of Abraham, a group of spiritual beings channeled by Esther and the foundation of the Hicks' publications, workshops and media offerings (see their terrific web site, www.abraham-hicks.com).
This latest book builds on the concepts developed in the Hicks' seminal work, Ask and It is Given. It provides practical exercises and tools to: 1) help us recognize, through emotions and feelings, what our desires and beliefs about specific life experiences are; and 2) help us reframe beliefs to become more positive and better align them with what we desire or want. Through these processes we can open to allow more positive energy in our lives-and create the future as we'd like it to be, with "deliberate intent."
I'm a fan of the Hicks' work, and like other reviewers I applaud their positive advice for daily living. Their approach makes sense, similar in content to Lynn Grabhorn's Excuse Me, Your Life is Waiting (Grabhorn notes that she, too, studied the Abraham teachings), and other manifestation classics, including work by David Spangler and Wayne Dyer, whose endorsement is on the cover jacket. I have personally experienced improvement in awareness and results using Abraham's approach, as others have also noted, and can attest to its benefits.
The strength of this text is its focus on practical exercises and illustrations of how to put the "Art of Allowing" into action. Many examples are given of how we create--and how we can manage our life energies. But I felt this emphasis was also a weakness, and became rather repetitive...too much! On the positive side, the book did help deepen my appreciation of the core concept of "ask and you shall receive"-that is, we receive just what we vibrate, according to our beliefs, whether we are aware of it or not. For this understanding alone, the book is well worth reading!
This is a beautiful and life affirming book that helped me to see, yet again, about manifestation and being the co-creator of manifestation with more ease than difficulty.
I especially enjoyed the way the book flows, and how the material is presented. It's made a difference in my life. I would suggest this book to anyone who wants to create a better life, and feel your essence. In addition, I also suggest Barbara Rose's book "Know Yourself: A Woman's Guide to Wholeness, Radiance & Supreme Confidence" because of the enlightening information. Both books have really made a big difference in my life.