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Ask and It Is Given: Learning to Manifest Your Desires

4.17  ·  Rating Details ·  18,008 Ratings  ·  500 Reviews
Book by Esther Hicks, Jerry Hicks Esther
Paperback, 314 pages
Published September 8th 2009 by Hay House (first published 2004)
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Jan 15, 2013 Jenny rated it it was amazing
A full year after reading this book, and following the "Ask And It Is Given" Formula, the items I placed in my perfect heart shaped box, are coming into reality every day! I asked to create a best selling book to help children succeed in school - and did; I asked to crate a dream team to assist me in helping others become excellent readers and got one; I asked for a specific registered trademark which every attorney said would never happen, and yet, it was granted -- and so much more. This book ...more
Mar 30, 2007 Caroline rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: those who want to make a big leap in their lives
I am really enjoying this book. It is written in small digestible chunks, and although it is somewhat intense material to engage with originally (it is chanelled from a collective group of beings named Abraham, it is very applicable and has helped me to make some shifts mentally that feel great in my life.

One of their arguments is that something feeling good is evidence of its being in line with who you are. That is advice I can certainly connect with. Very clear and easy to accept.

I say give i
May 25, 2011 pegah rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: owned, financial
After four years it helps me to release bad and annoying emotions yet. Although I gave up on reading Self Helps books, this one is not something I can forget about easily. I prefer to categorize this book under philosophy of life not self help.
Sep 28, 2008 Abby rated it did not like it
Recommends it for: absolutely no one
Shelves: dnf, non-fiction, yoga
Today marked the beginning of the reading list for the 200-hour yoga certification. I started with the first book to come in from the library, figuring that one had a deadline so better get it read first.

Ask and It Is Given: Learning to Manifest Your Desires, by Esther and Jerry Hicks, is a recounting of many workshops and meditation-channeling sessions that the Hicks have had with a Non-Physical Being, identifying himself as Abraham. The book mostly covers topics relating to personal empowermen
Oct 29, 2010 Kyra rated it did not like it
Esther Hicks writes for a "nonphysical intelligence" known as Abraham in this former New York Times Best Seller, Ask and It is Given. What I found most interesting in Ask were the deviations from Esther and Jerry (her husband) Hicks' 1989 book A New Beginning I, which predicted various "earth changes" that were on the brink of occurring in 1989, including simultaneous volcanic eruptions that would cover the earth's air with ash. In Ask, these revelations of turbulence are not even touched upon. ...more
Oct 24, 2007 Raven rated it it was amazing
Read at the right time, especially when on a spiritual path, I think this could be one of those life changing or at least very pivotal books to read. It's very simply set out and easy to comprehend which is great for those who are only just learning or discovering law of attraction. As for people who already know about law of attraction I think it's great for a reminder and for fine tuning what you know.
I did find it to be slightly repetitive but I feel that given the subject and taking into con
May 21, 2012 Lindsay rated it it was ok
Shelves: self-improvement
Giving this book a rating is very difficult. On one side I believe it's a must-read for everyone who's interested in the law of attraction and all that, on the other side it's very repetitive and also I have difficulties believing every single thing like f.e channeling, (this book is not written by Ester but by Abraham, a spirit who took over her body while she wrote the book?) or growing new body parts if we just -believe we can do it-. Sometimes it doesn't make any sense at all. But if you can ...more
Aug 21, 2008 Carmen rated it it was amazing
Wow. This book was kicking aorund my house for 18 months before I read. The cover looked, and the titled sounded, like it was religious. Then I opened it and I started to make all these miraculous things happen. I have found it transformative to say the least. I read it concurrently with 'Conversations with God" so the "channeled writing" aspect didn't phase me, really.
Apr 05, 2015 Treo rated it did not like it
5 years a committed follower of these teachings: ultimately more harmful than helpful.

These teachings do seem great and feel great at first, but eventually I found them harmful, not helpful. A word to the wise, if something seems too good to be true: IT IS.

I was thoroughly committed to these teachings for 5 years. It took me on an emotional high. I felt that my life was amazing and felt I knew the secrets of the universe. This is mainly what this book does: tells you all good news and teaches yo
Sep 17, 2008 Jessi rated it it was amazing
The original teachings of Abraham -- won't ever get tired of re-reading this every so often for a fresh perspective! Love it love it love it!
Love the simplicity, the ease with which the Abraham-Hicks material brings out our natural tendencies towards joyful abundance. Reading Abraham always makes me realize that I have a tendency (and I think all of us who are slightly "overeducated" into believing in "the way things are" do) to overcomplicate most things. It doesn't need to be complicated, it'
Feb 03, 2011 Sharon rated it it was amazing
Shelves: spirituality
What if you could change your life by changing the direction of your thoughts?

I know that this sounds like what one acquaintance of mine calls "woo-woo,"but bear with me.

Esther and Jerry Hicks are presenting information from Abraham, a Non-Physical Being. (Think Jane Roberts and Seth.) Abraham shares ideas about how the direction of our thoughts manifests change in our lives, and some practical ideas/exercises to help you with the process.

I have been doing gratitude work for nearly a year now (t
Nov 17, 2007 Elyse rated it it was amazing
Read this and others years ago ..., then later listen to the tape while driving. Abraham has passed away since this book.... People are still getting great value.
Oh lordy. This book is so fully of kook that I can barely stand it (especially finishing off with Esther's voice, which is just as irritating as hell). And YET it is so chock full of useful instruction that I think I might actually want to own a hard copy. I usually prefer listening to inspirational-type stuff, and by "inspirational" I really mean all the extraneous stuff I fill my head with to keep me on track with where I want to go in life. And this is pretty good for that purpose, but it als ...more
Aug 25, 2009 Trisha added it
Wonderful reminder to keep track of what you are thinking about.. think of joy and happy things, and get joy and happy things.. think of bad and unhappy things, and get that too... I have read this book about 12 times... and get something new out of it each time... And people wonder why I am in such a good mood all the time, and why my life is so great? HELLO????
Nov 23, 2012 Mat rated it it was amazing
This are and "a crossing or the drop's history" by Anatoliy Obraztsov the absolute best books on how to live your best life. There are literally from "out of this world!"


The authors of the Ask and It Is Given: Learning to Manifest Your Desires (Abraham) are non-physical beings channeled through the co-writer, Esther Hicks. We will admit that after reading the introductory chapter where this concept is explained, we almost put the book down . We had a MAJOR problem with this concept becaus
Jan 15, 2013 Anya rated it it was amazing
Ask And It Is Given explains to us the universal laws of attraction on a very personal scale. In essence, our thoughts and emotions are powerful magnets which attract things of a similar vibration. The law is summed up as "That which is like unto itself is drawn." We've all experienced this for ourselves. Ever notice how when you're in a negative mood, you seem to attract even more calamity than usual, as if you're wearing a big "Kick Me" sign? That's because on an emotional/energetic level, you ...more
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Jan 15, 2013 Bobby 1 rated it it was amazing
I never wrote a review before but I felt compelled to do so. My sister bought this book and I decided to read it first.
What impressed me from the beginning were the comments from Wayne Dyer, since he is my favorite author. I have several self-help books in my collection, but I have never read a book that gave me such a profound and clear understanding as to why I am not getting all that I desire in life. I read it in 2 days and now I'm re-reading it and highlighting just about every page and doi
Sep 27, 2007 Emily rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: anyone wanting inspiration/motivation or to improve her life
Your life really does change when you change your thoughts. It's not easy, but worth it. These books/series/concepts are so inspiring and uplifting to me. I can read this stuff everyday and just feel more energetic, inspired, etc...I never get tired of it. They just released their new one, The Astonishing Power of Emotions, and I went out and got it the first day. I NEVER do that. Warning: it takes an open-mind to really get the most out of this.
Diane Bluegreen
Aug 11, 2012 Diane Bluegreen rated it did not like it
Shelves: thumbs-down
i fell under the spell of this philosophy for a few years. it does have some good bits of cognitive therapy,but much of the 'law of attraction' crowd lacks a good helping of compassion. some truly believe if it doesn't work,or you're sick,you're not trying hard enough. life is not quite that simple.
Truly the best Abraham-Hicks book written! Probably the best, most useful, transformational book I own. This book is most recommended because of 22 processes in the back of the book that turn it into a literal handbook as to how you can revolutionize your life! There is not one other book that I am aware of that has such transformational information between its covers.
Hayley Sherman
Sep 02, 2012 Hayley Sherman rated it it was amazing
Picture the scene: a woman is meditating with her husband. This has become regular practice for them since they visited a spiritual guide who told them that they were gifted and would be introduced to their own spirit guide in another realm. They’re just getting their trance on and suddenly, the woman’s head starts to shift about the place in sharp tics as if a swarm of bees has found its way in through her ear. Her head’s really going for it and might spin off at any second, but her husband, ra ...more
Jan 25, 2013 Kerry rated it it was amazing
"Ask and It Is Given," The Teachings of Abraham, by Esther and Jerry Hicks, does what authors like Dyer, Chopra, Walsch, et al have been trying to do for years - only much better. This book gives clear, easy to understand, practical ideas that will truly change your life for the better. The teachings are profound - and while the general concepts can be found in other books, there are nuances in "Ask and It is Given" that make huge differences.

As a person who has read much in the field of new tho
Dec 02, 2009 mark rated it it was amazing
This book definitely rates AMAZING. I cannot say without doubt that I accept its premise as The Truth; but the application of its tenets can only benefit anyone who applies them. Essentially, it (The teachings of Abraham) are all about Self-Determination, which is what psychotherapy is about. The individual's health and well-being is first and foremost. Given that--the rest will take care of itself. In other words, the world and nature are just fine. Fix yourself; and that by doing so you help o ...more
Jan 25, 2013 Dexter rated it really liked it
The book is an expansion on the truth expressed by Jesus in Mark 11: 22-24. "And Jesus answering saith unto them, Have faith in God. For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith. Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye ...more
Jan 25, 2013 Ben rated it it was amazing
I have to say that I am sitting here with my jaw on the floor over this book. On my own personal journey of prosperity consciousness and manifesting abundance, I have read just about every book on the subject. I swore I wasn't going to buy another prosperity related book because they all just say the same thing over and over (just in a different way) and frankly I was getting really bored with all the repetition. And, I also just kept having this feeling like something was missing from all of th ...more
Lee Sinclair
Jul 18, 2012 Lee Sinclair rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: nonfiction
In spite of a few reservations about this book, I really got a lot out of it. I've read quite a few books about the Law of Attraction, so I'm familiar with the concept, but this book seemed to do a better job of explaining exactly how it works. For me, the most valuable information in it was about the role emotions play when it comes to the Law of Attraction, along with specific details on how to use your emotions as a guidance system. The first part of the book was about the Law of Attraction a ...more
Cathy Newton
Jan 21, 2008 Cathy Newton rated it it was amazing
This book changed my thinking, altered my belief system, and greatly improved every aspect of my life! It is the most powerful book I have every read. I just finished reading The Amazing Power of Deliberate Intent by the same authors
and found it be equally as stimulating. The exercises and techniques in these books are fabulous and life-changing.
Jan 23, 2017 Lenin rated it it was ok
I know our thoughts shape our reality. However, the whole challenge, and the whole reason why the Law of Attraction business industry thrives, is knowing how or what kind of thoughts work and what don't. And most of the great information on this is to be found in book written over the last two centuries. And if you lack the attention span required for completing a book written in retro-English, then you just need to meditate on the one statement of Jesus, 'Everything is possible for him who beli ...more
Mar 30, 2014 Mai rated it it was amazing

I always thought that i have no power or control over my thoughts and feelings and even when i knew about the law of attraction after watching and reading the book "The secret" but i still didn't know how to control my thoughts but this book changed my perspective completely about myself,my thoughts and feelings and life in general ,it's one of those life-changing books ."Ask and it's given" is the best book I've read about the law of attraction so far .it answered many questions i had about the
Diane  Holcomb
Sep 20, 2014 Diane Holcomb rated it really liked it
Finally I read this book, a classic in the subject of manifestation. It was different than I expected, which is good. It's not about sitting around and visualizing what you want and presto! it appears on your doorstep. No, it's about thinking of yourself as a vibrational energy, and becoming aware of what vibe you're vibrating at any given time. Negative vibes attract negative experiences and people, while positive vibes...well, you get the point. As Abraham explains (the entity that Esther Hick ...more
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Esther Hicks is an American inspirational speaker and best-selling author. She has co-authored nine books with her husband Jerry Hicks, presents workshops on the Law of Attraction and appeared in the first release of the film The Secret. The Hickses' books, including the best-selling series The Law of Attraction, are — according to Esther Hicks — Channelled from a group of non-physical entities ca ...more
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“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.” 25 likes
“your life-and everyone else in the Universe is playing the part that you have assigned to them. You can literally script any life that you desire, and the Universe will deliver to you the people, places, and events just as you decide them to be. For you are the creator of your own experience-you have only to decide it and allow it to be.” 19 likes
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