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The Amazing Power of Deliberate Intent: Living the Art of Allowing

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Kyra
There is no excuse for this one having been written, expect for those who just really needed more to read. If you are looking for a book that will help you delude yourself about the world around you, this will help. Though I recommend Ask and It is Given more for that effect, as it also gives you 22 processes to use to help you steadily change your beliefs around any subject that is bothering you, this one will help draw you into the metaphysical land of Abraham, the entities that Esther Hicks c ...more
Wendy
This book is about mind expansion on a spiritual level, very New Age, and I wanted to like it. I didn't like, however, and I think the problem (for me) was the way it's written. It's not very "user friendly" and I suspect you need to read the authors' previous books to tune in to their vocabulary and methods. In the forward Jerry Hicks explains that the book contains words used in a way we don't normally use them, and that may be where I had my problems. It's not a bad book and it made several ...more
Heather
I am a deliberate creator and could anything be more fun?
Robin
My friend KT added the book to her to-read list and its concept seemed to compliment other self-help books I’ve found useful lately, which show that one way to improve your life is to “trick” your subconscious mind into believing that your life is better already. Convincing the subconscious that circumstances are good can bring improvement in those circumstances. Improving your emotions and thoughts improves your life. What makes this book different is that it offers actual techniques for gettin ...more
Laurie
I love Jerry and Esther Hicks. I am listening to this on CD and Jerry himself reads it. Esther channels several entities that call themselves Abraham. This is a follow up book to "Ask and it is Given" which had a profound positive impact on my life.

The basic premise is that this life is supposed to be joyous and we can create our own reality. If we are feeling negative emotion about any situation, it is an indication that we are not in alignment with our true self and therefore cannot manifest w
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Sharon
This is an outstanding addition to the Abraham-Hicks repertoire. In this book, the Hicks' drill down further on the Art of Allowing by explaining how their concept (deliberate intent) differs from the standard concept of "allowing" (tolerating).

The book contains an outstanding series of exercises and examples to help readers understand how the process works.

I have mentioned before in my reviews of the Hicks' work that some people may think of this as kind of "woo-woo" stuff. I am something of a
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Treo
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
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Waseem
This was not bad - just an expansion of the first part of this book which was entitled "Ask and its Given" - so kinda repetitive but it did help me understand more about that first book - which at the beginning and from their earlier teachings of their work I did not appreciate or agree with as much - but I do get them more now and see the value

This book focused more on the various thought and emotional processes one can utilise to get you in the right vibrational alignment and keep you there to
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Heidi Wiechert
If I was asked to summarize this entire book, I would boil it down to Esther's line "Reach for the thoughts that feel better."

I listened to the audio book version of this and Jerry's delivery is awful. His reading is so flat and dragging. I prefer to view video tapes of the Abraham workshops because Esther is so funny and dynamic whenever the consciousness called Abraham is... should I say, upon her? In her, with her? The best part of this was the last section when he was reading the transcripts
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Aaron
It makes sense: Your intention should support your desires along with what thoughts you have toward them. You must believe in you and have faith in causes and effect. There is really only one point made in the book in which I just described. The majority of the book is repeating the same thoughts. The point (make sure your thoughts and desires match your intent) does not need to take over 200 pages. The end of the book does show you examples of retraining your thoughts.I can appreciate that.
Jordan Price
This book is best as a companion piece to Ask and it is Given, since I'd say it doesn't really stand alone. Some of the concepts from Ask are elaborated on, and then a few concrete examples of applying those ideas to real-life situations are shown. There's also a transcript from a live Abraham workshop. For me, the workshops are more effective in audio.
Sam K
they developped the concept of "Allowing" and made it so clear to people who didn't recognized this 'art' yet, so they can begin to use it, to their benifit rather than their detriment. LOL!
Dawn Anderson
Dec 04, 2009 Dawn Anderson is currently reading it  ·  review of another edition
Very repetitious , I thought it would be more in-depth but it just repeats exercises over and over . General message good though .
Bonnie
before THE SECRET...there was this wisdom...
Kyra
There is no excuse for this one having been written, expect for those who just really needed more to read. If you are looking for a book that will help you delude yourself about the world around you, this will help. Though I recommend Ask and It is Given more for that effect, as it also gives you 22 processes to use to help you steadily change your beliefs around any subject that is bothering you, this one will help draw you into the metaphysical land of Abraham, the entities that Esther Hicks c ...more
Kyra
There is no excuse for this one having been written, expect for those who just really needed more to read. If you are looking for a book that will help you delude yourself about the world around you, this will help. Though I recommend Ask and It is Given more for that effect, as it also gives you 22 processes to use to help you steadily change your beliefs around any subject that is bothering you, this one will help draw you into the metaphysical land of Abraham, the entities that Esther Hicks c ...more
Hope
A good read. Lots of great tools in working with your thought processes. I'm not 100% on the Law of Attraction bandwagon, however, I do believe that a positive outlook on life is of the utmost importance in experiencing a life of peace and joy and abundance. This book offers several simple tools to help turn your thinking around in the heat of the moment. And regardless of your opinions on the Law of Attraction, help when you are stuck in a negative pattern is invaluable.
Laurie
This second part to the "Amazing Power of Deliberate Intent" series is really wonderful.

My favorite parts are:

1. The exercise where you put $100.00 in your wallet and "pretend" to buy something by visualizing it in your mind to change your relationship with money.

2. The "becoming free of debt" exercise where you go through all your debts and write them down. That was very enlightening for us to do that. Then, you keep track on Excel or a ledger and start paying off the smallest debt first. This
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Miri
Still reading it but I don't like it so far. Its vague and there is unnecessary complication to the matter at hand. I prefer the writings of Neale donald walsch and Eckhart Tolle any day.
Ryan
Jun 01, 2007 Ryan added it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: monkeys
Where to begin..... Let's start with the title, so if you deliberately intend to do something you're going to see results, right? Holy shit these folks are sages and visionaries. How stupid is the average person that they buy into this shit? Stop giving people like this your money. They are only successful because you are a tool, not because some ancient entity gave them spiritual guidance. Use your brain.

I swear to christ (not necessarily out of any faith in him but more to piss off my mom) tha
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Ozzie Jurock
MOTIVATIONAL - PERSONAL GROWTH:



'caution, this is 'out there'

If you can get over the disbelief about "Abraham"...
you will find incredible wisdom in this and all books by Hicks.


If Abraham does not exist...Esther is the smartest woman on the planet.

The worldwide phenomena of "the secret' in 2006 espousing the ' Law of attraction' is really - in my view - based on Esther and Jerry Hicks work.

I read them 15 years ago and met them 6 years ago. I wasted a lot of years of not being able to deal with ' A
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Kay
It's so simple and so shaking at the same time. We're here just to enjoy ourselves and experience life? Really? I don't have to compare myself to others and feel inadequate or jealous, but can use my observations to help me figure out what I want and what I like and focus on that?? I don't have to beat myself up for not achieving whatever bar I let others set for me, but can just enjoy a life of doing and being and living with joy?? And when I do feel rotten, there are ways for me to feel a litt ...more
Gem Love
I first heard Esther Hicks channeling "Abraham" in 2009. They are Inspiration at its finest, and very good humored as well.
Sue Covert
The message is great but the book is sometimes difficult to follow but worth it
Kim Wasielewski
one of the best books on law of attraction!
Alex
one of my favorite speakers and teachers
Vanessa
I don't know. This is my first Abraham book. Seemed like there was a lot of filler, but the basic message is actually pretty useful and I appreciated how clear and concise the ideas were as compared to stuff I've read by other "channelled entities" which tend to be a bit garbled. It definitely has a cheesiness factor, but the fact of the matter is this book has already helped me in several aspects of my life and I am currently re-reading some sections while I figure out what's next on the spirit ...more
Orion
I enjoyed the read, and many of the principles will be helpful to me. Im a hands on person, so did appreciate the exercises. Like some others here, the material did feel repetitive. Im assuming that's purposefully done. Science has shown that it takes approximately 30 days of repetition to form a habit. Its also the standard way we here in America seem to be taught. For myself, Ive heard, read, and seen so many negative items, that I cant see anything but a benefit to repetitive positive message ...more
Aida Safic
Hicks follows on understanding desire, and our intent with speaking and voicing ourselves through situations that seem to bring misunderstanding.Overall, a very useful book and definitely worth the read
Dana
This book explores the idea that whatever it is we think and feel is what we create in our lives. It's inspiring and powerful. When you think negative thoughts and doubt yourself, you block the flow of receiving what you want in your life. However, when you can harness the ability to think positive thoughts and put yourself into vibrational alignment with your desires, you can speed up the process of receiving your heart's desires.

Worth the read! Something to think about.
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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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