Just Ask the Universe is not a book of New Age gobbledygook filled with empty promises. Angels won't fly from above and touch you while you're reading. You will not be asked to practice unusual or tedious rituals. There will be no preaching or sage advice and there will most certainly be no channeling of your inner chakras or dressing like Friar Tuck. Just Ask the Universe is a realistic guide to personal development. By creating a blueprint for self-growth and commanding your subconscious mind, the Universe will manifest all your dreams.
For over two decades, Michael Samuels has studied and methodically tested hundreds of books on self-improvement, spirituality, and the metaphysical. Just Ask the Universe accumulates the wisdom from "thought teachers" like: Wallace Wattles, Anthony Robbins, Rhonda Byrne, Joseph Murphy, Robert Collier, and Napoleon Hill, and compiles it under one unified lesson: if your thoughts are clear and in harmony with your mind and the truth of your surroundings, your life can be filled with all the richness the Universe has to offer. As a culmination from these teachings, Michael will show you how to use simple and fun techniques to create a more desirable future. This approach, coupled with real-life stories, will teach you how to achieve personal power to overcome any barrier.
Regardless of what your present circumstances might be, by following the principles in this book, you will be able to gain power over your destiny. The Universe is listening. All you have to do is just ask.
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How to make your dreams come true. How to make your dreams come true. At first, I have to admit, I was a little skeptical about reading this book. I have a very hard time taking advise from others, because most people think they know everything there is to know and that I am just a stupid little person that knows nothing. This book is nothing like that. This author has a way with words that surprised me and got me thinking about my life and dreams. This author speaks on a level to where I felt I was accepting advise and I felt as if I was an equal and nothing less. The advise this author gives good ideas and ways to make your dreams come true without sounding pompous. I really enjoyed this book and took it all to heart and have decided to take the advise and add it to my daily life. I highly recommend this book to all ages to read and make it a part of your life. I received a paperback copy of this book directly from the author, in return for an honest review.
Just Ask the Universe: A No Nonsense Guide to Manifesting Your Dreams by Michael Samuels, is the first book in a self- improvement trilogy. The trilogy which includes: Keep Calm and Ask On and The Universe-ity, provides practical advice based on the concept of "The Law of Attraction". Some readers may have already been introduced to the idea of "The Law of Attraction" through Rhonda Byrne's well known book, "The Secret". Samuels' book, Just Ask the Universe draws upon this concept and expands upon it a a more precise, matter of fact, style of presentation. He introduces the reader to the spiritual concept of "The Universe" and gives the reader practical advice on how to apply the "Law of Attraction" in order to find success and happiness in life and in achieving goals. Based on a quasi- scientific explanation that rationalizes the conglomeration of ideas which incorporate the eastern philosophy of Karma, and the telepathic bond the human subconscious mind has with the Universe, Samuels provides a plausible model in which a person's thoughts and wishes can be transformed into reality. To Samuels' credit, he offers clarification early in the book, explaining that the concept of "The Universe" does not represent a deity, nor does it serve as a replacement for God or religious worship. Rather, Samuels explains that the idea of "The Universe" serves as a distinct entity or concept that is not mutually exclusive from one's religious or spiritual faith. In otherwords, for those readers who believe themselves to be Christian, Muslim or Jewish, the author wants to make it clear beyond a doubt, that the ideas presented in this book do not contradict religious belief. I believe that many readers, even religious readers, will embrace Samuels' apologetic statement with open arms, wanting to justify and reconcile the ideas of the Law of Attraction with their belief systems. It is not surprising that the author would go out of his way to provide such a statement given the resurgence of spirituality and bible based faith. Nevertheless, there will be readers who reject this teaching as contradictory to the spiritual message of the bible and regard it as a gnostic or apocryphal type of teaching with no biblical support. For this reason, this book is separate and distinct from the Christian self help genre- and its believe system may be more consistent with eastern religious concepts of Karma as well as the New Age movement. Nevertheless, the concepts are not necessarily spiritual, but rather secular. The concept about gratitude and acting by one's morals and conscious are commendable ideas that can only serve to help the individual as well as contribute to making the world a better place. The idea that life is not nor should be a competition and that there are sufficient resources and gifts available to all is refreshing. I can see how even the most apathetic and discouraged of readers might find inspiration and empowerment after reading this book. No matter how depressed one may find himself to be, reading this book will motivate any reader to act to follow his lifelong dreams and goals. This is a unique book that points the reader to find his answers to happiness externally, rather than focusing on his own works. If you have tried a variety of self help books in the hopes of trying to find the elusive answer that you seek- this book offers a unique solution- and a new direction to take.
I’m always looking for ways to improve myself and when I started, Just Ask the Universe, I knew this wasn’t some guru throwing platitudes. This book was going to be insightful yet realistic. I love the opening paragraph: “Just Ask the Universe is not a book of New Age gobbledygook filled with empty promises. Angels won’t fly from above and touch you while you’re reading. You will not be asked to practice unusual or tedious rituals. There will be no preaching or sage advice and there will most certainly be no channeling of your inner chakras or dressing like Friar Tuck.” The author delivers an honest-to-goodness guide to living your dream life. He talks in easy-to-understand terms and gives you step-by-step instruction. I appreciated that he detailed what he meant by the term “Universe” and after each chapter, he gave three points to remember. I’m incorporating his methods into my personal and professional life and let me tell you, there has been an immediate impact. Dreams are wonderful but in order to live your dream life, you have to ask for what you want. A must-read in my opinion and makes a perfect gift! Favorite Quote: “Your subconscious is your best friend.” My Rating: 5+ stars
In "Just Ask the Universe", the author breaks it down step by step on what to do to change your life, and explains how the universe works in his own words and in "everyday" language. I would personally like a bit more, but it's a clean cut and straightforward book for those who are interested in learning how to improve yourself. This review is based on a complimentary copy from the author which was provided for an honest review.