Ask and It Is Given: Learning to Manifest Your Desires

Ask and It Is Given: Learning to Manifest Your Desires

by Esther Hicks, Jerry Hicks


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Ask and It Is Given , by Esther and Jerry Hicks, which presents the teachings of the nonphysical entity Abraham, will help you learn how to manifest your desires so that you’re living the joyous and fulfilling life you deserve.

As you read, you’ll come to understand how your relationships, health issues, finances, career concerns, and more are influenced by the Universal laws that govern your time/space reality&emdash;and you’ll discover powerful processes that will help you go with the positive flow of life.

It’s your birthright to live a life filled with everything that is good&emdash;and this book will show you how to make it so in every way!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781401904593
Publisher: Hay House Inc.
Publication date: 10/28/2004
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 7,787
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Excited about the clarity and practicality of the translated word from the Beings who call themselves Abraham, Esther and Jerry Hicks began disclosing their amazing Abraham experience to a handful of close business associates in 1986. Recognizing the practical results being received by themselves and by those people who were asking practical questions and then applying Abraham’s answers to their own situations, Esther and Jerry made a deliberate decision to allow the teachings of Abraham to become available to an ever-widening circle of seekers of how to live a happier life. Using their San Antonio, Texas, conference center as their base, Jerry and Esther have traveled to approximately 50 cities a year since 1989, presenting interactive Law of Attraction workshops to those leaders who gather to participate in this expanding stream of progressive thought. And although worldwide attention has been given to this philosophy of Well-Being by Leading Edge thinkers and teachers who have, in turn, incorporated many of Abraham’s Law of Attraction concepts into their best-selling books, scripts, lectures, and so forth, the primary spread of this material has been from person to person—as individuals begin to discover the value of this form of spiritual practicality in their personal life experiences. In November 2011, Jerry made his transition into Non-Physical, and now Esther continues to conduct the Abraham workshops with the help of her physical friends and co-workers and, of course, with the Non-Physical help of Abraham and Jerry. People are able to access Abraham directly by attending the seminars in person or by participating in the online live streaming of most events. There is also an extensive YouTube library of Abraham videos. Abraham—a group of uplifting Non-Physical teachers—present their Broader Perspective through Esther Hicks. And as they speak to our level of comprehension through a series of loving, allowing, brilliant, yet comprehensively simple essays in print and in sound, they guide us to a clear connection with our loving Inner Being, and to uplifting self-empowerment from our Total Self. Abraham-Hicks Publications may be contacted through the extensive interactive website:; or by mail at Abraham-Hicks Publications, P.O. Box 690070, San Antonio, TX 78269.

Table of Contents

An Introduction to Abrahamxxi
Part IThings That We Know, That You May Have Forgotten, Which Are Important for You to Remember
Chapter 1The Power of Feeling Good Now3
You Only Hear What You Are Ready to Hear
Chapter 2We Are Keeping Our Promise to You-We Are Reminding You of Who You Are7
You Said, "I Will Live in Joy!"
We Know Who You Are
There Is Nothing That You Cannot Be, Do, or Have
Chapter 3You Do Create Your Own Reality11
The Basis of Your Life Is Absolute Freedom
No One Else Can Create in Your Experience
You Are Eternal Beings in Physical Form
Chapter 4How Can I Get There from Here?15
Well-Being Is Lined Up Outside Your Door
You Are a Physical Extension of Source Energy
The Evolutionary Value of Your Personal Preferences
Chapter 5This Simple Basis of Understanding Makes It All Fit Together21
A Consistent Formula Gives You Consistent Results
You Are a Vibrational Being in a Vibrational Environment
Your Emotions As Vibrational Interpreters
Chapter 6The Law of Attraction, the Most Powerful Law in the Universe25
You Get What You Think About, Whether You Want It or Not
When Your Desires and Beliefs Are a Vibrational Match
Rediscover the Art of Allowing Your Natural Well-Being
Chapter 7You Are Standing on the Leading Edge of Thought33
If You Can Desire It, the Universe Can Produce It
Without Asking, You Will Receive No Answer
You Are in the Perfect Position to Get There from Here
Chapter 8You Are a Vibrational Transmitter and Receiver39
Your Powerful Beliefs Were Once Gentle Thoughts
The Longer You Think Thoughts, the Stronger They Become
Your Attention to It Invites It In
Chapter 9The Hidden Value Behind Your Emotional Reactions43
Emotions Are Indicators of Your Point of Attraction
Emotions Are Indicators of Your Alignment with Source Energy
Use Your Emotions to Feel Your Way Back to Well-Being
Chapter 10The Three Steps to Whatever You Want to Be, Do, or Have47
Every Subject Is Two Subjects: Wanted and Not Wanted
Your Attention Must Be on It, Not on the Lack of It
Now You Hold the Key to Creating Your Every Desire
Chapter 11With Practice, You Will Become a Joyous, Deliberate Creator53
It Is Not about Controlling Thoughts, It Is about Guiding Thoughts
When Your Practiced Thought Becomes a Dominant Thought
How to Effectively Become a Deliberate Creator
Chapter 12Your Emotional Set-Points Are Within Your Control59
It Is Impossible to Control Conditions That Others Have Created
"But Whose 'Truth' Is the True Truth?"
Moods As Indicators of Your Emotional Set-Points
Chapter 13Allow Your Feelings to Be Your Guide65
An Empty Feeling Is Telling You Something Important
You Have the Ability to Direct Your Own Thoughts
Your Natural Desires Cannot Be Held Back
Chapter 14Some Things You Knew Before You Arrived71
"If I Know So Much, How Come I'm Not Successful?"
"Can I Really Count on the Law of Attraction?"
"But I Can't Get to San Diego from Phoenix!"
Chapter 15You Are a Perfect Yet Expanding Being, in a Perfect Yet Expanding World, in a Perfect Yet Expanding Universe77
Consciously Participate in Your Own Delicious Expansion
Chapter 16You Are Co-creating Within a Magnificently Diverse Universe81
Unwanted Must Be Allowed, for Wanted to Be Received
Do Not Put Those Unwanted Ingredients in Your Pie
Since Every Request Is Granted, There Is No Competition
Chapter 17Where Are You, and Where Do You Want to Be?87
Your Greatest Gift to Give Is Your Happiness
Each Thought Moves You Closer to, or Farther from, San Diego
Why Does Saying No to It Mean Saying Yes to It?
Chapter 18You Can Gradually Change Your Vibrational Frequency91
Reach for the Best-Feeling Thought You Have Access To
Chapter 19Only You Can Know How You Feel about You95
Life Is Always in Motion, So You Cannot Be "Stuck"
Others Cannot Understand Your Desires or Feelings
No One Else Knows What Is Appropriate for You
Chapter 20Trying to Hinder Another's Freedom Always Costs You Your Freedom99
Unwanted Things Cannot Jump into Your Experience Uninvited
Behind Every Desire Is the Desire to Feel Good
You Must Be Selfish Enough to Align with Well-Being
Chapter 21You Are Only 17 Seconds Away from 68 Seconds to Fulfillment109
Your Uncontrolled Thoughts Are Not to Be Feared
Chapter 22The Different Degrees of Your Emotional Guidance Scale113
Only You Know If Choosing Anger Is Appropriate for You
"But What about Those Who Desire Not to Desire?"
Once You Feel in Control, You Will Enjoy It All
Part IIProcesses to Help You Achieve What You Now Remember
Introducing 22 Proven Processes That Will Improve Your Point of Attraction127
Have You Put a Happy Face on It?133
Process #1The Rampage of Appreciation141
Process #2The Magical Creation Box149
Process #3The Creative Workshop155
Process #4Virtual Reality167
Process #5The Prosperity Game177
Process #6The Process of Meditation183
Process #7Evaluating Dreams193
Process #8The Book of Positive Aspects199
Process #9Scripting207
Process #10The Place Mat Process211
Process #11Segment Intending217
Process #12Wouldn't It Be Nice If...?225
Process #13Which Thought Feels Better?231
Process #14The Process of Clearing Clutter for Clarity239
Process #15The Wallet Process245
Process #16Pivoting249
Process #17The Focus Wheel Process257
Process #18Finding the Feeling-Place267
Process #19Releasing Resistance to Become Free of Debt271
Process #20Turning It Over to the Manager279
Process #21Reclaiming One's Natural State of Health283
Process #22Moving Up the Emotional Scale293
One Last Thing305
About the Authors313

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I looked at this book because I heard a lot about it and wanted to see for myself what all the fuss was all about. My first clue that this book was a horse of a different color was when I found it in the "metaphysical" section of the bookstore.

I have to be honest though, I never made it through the whole book. It centers around this "spirit" called Abraham and all the advice and teaching it gave to the authors.

Definitely for the "New Age" crowd, if this kind of thing interests you, then for the type of book that it is, its a good one. The book has 22 sections, whose purpose is to help you achieve your goals in life by asking you some reflective types of questions- which I did find motivating. Although not my cup of tea, the book is quite popular and I can recommend it to anyone looking for something different and inspiring. For readers who like more conventional books in the self-help genre, I recommend The Sixty-Second Motivator.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
For those of you who know that God is more than what our ancient books tell us, this book is for you. As a matter of fact, after reading this book, the Bible makes sense to me for the first time. I've studied the Bible for 30 years, and in one reading of this book, I now get it, the Bible that is. I'm just sorry I didn't read this first, and then the Bible. This book ADDS to the Bible, it doesn't debunk it. Ask and It is Given does not mention the Bible AT ALL, it is I who have made the comparison. Read this-it will change your life.
Craig_Mattice More than 1 year ago
This is a great follow up book to the "Law of Attraction." I found the information continued to build on the foundation established in the earlier book with continuity. One must read it slowly to absorb the true message being shared. This is not a quick skim type of reading, if you want to experience the full benefit. This book is 311 pages in length, well written, easy to understand, and well organized in sequence. I find it could have been easily two books. One with the full message and applications and a second dealing with the 22 processes. I actually stopped reading once into the 22 individual processes, went back to the beginning, and reread using my day-glow yellow highlighter. I got so much more out of the information the second time around. Might I suggest this method for you too? Highly recommend it for all of those on their journey of self discovery and personal development. Craig Mattice
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is fantastic and full of practical information. My favorite aspect of this book discusses emotions, esp. negative emotions and describes how to move from a very negative place like despair in a step by step process utilizing emotions like anger, blame, frustration, until you can reach hope and joy. I loved the idea because when you feel very bad about a subject it feels impossible to just 'forgive' or 'let go' and reach for joy. It is much more practical to reach for anger which feels better than despair, and then frustration which feels better than anger. I had never approached emotions as a being on a vibrational scale which I could climb using self-talk. It gives examples of how to talk to yourself into a better feeling place. Very practical and frankly it works. I have tried many years of psychotherapy and never learned this simple technique which I use daily to feel better.
aynrand0926 More than 1 year ago
Read the book. If you don't get it, read it again. If you still don't get it, read it again. Listen to what they're telling you and absorb it. This state of Zen is fantastic!
Guest More than 1 year ago
From the other reviews, I was expecting this book to be amazing. But I thought it was verbose and redundant. In the first part of the book, each chapter is split up into titled subsections. One section describes an idea or principle, and the following section, under a different title says almost exactly the same thing as the previous one, except using more words. I started wondering, 'How many times can they repeat something?' That said, I found the second half of the book to be the most helpful. It contains 22 different 'processes' to choose from to 'improve your point of attraction.' I've done a couple, and found they really do help in focusing my emotions in a more positive direction so I can attract more of what I want in life.
RonBartos More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. I had read many similar books but this one resonated for me. It made the connection between emotions and manifesting. When I would do my 'think and grow rich' type affirmations, my gut feelings were negative. The Processes at the end of this book help to reduce the negative feelings and spend more time being happy...and more and more abundance is manifesting in my life. Thanks
Steffen More than 1 year ago
This book was my 'formal' introduction to LoA, and I refer to it a lot. Especially the emotional guidance scale, and examples of how to get into the vortex or into alignment using the processes in Part II. I have read most of The Vortex and some of the other books, and when asked what to read as an introduction, I still refer people to this book. I also have it as the raffle prize at my meetups, in addition to some of the other ones I have acquired, since I like it so much.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the basis for almost All LAW OF ATTRACTION books. Others have profited off of the Hicks teachings. Why waste your time and money on all those other students when you can get to the source here. Very straight forward, clear and practical. I am sold. I was not "into" all this stuff, but kept an open mind and now I find this book to be very helpful in keeping me appreciative of life and all that it has to offer. If you find all that Law of Attraction stuff, "Iffy" and can't figure out how to "practice" it. This Book, ASK AND IT IS GIVEN, gives you practical applications for putting action into the work and has opened my mind to limitless possibilities. It truly creates a mind shift...If you want to live a life of gratitude...this IS the book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Esther and Jerry are very gifted. You must read this book, it will change the way you live. It will make your world a better place and everyone around you, too.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Once you read this book, you will want to give it to ALL of your friends!! This is quite simply the best book I have ever read. It articulates in plain and simple form the culmination of volumes of self awareness and self improvement books published over the years. Simply a must read for everyone of all ages.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The most detailed information I have ever manifested into my life. I recommend this book to those who are ready and willing to remember. Once you get passed the first few pages, you will find a gold mind. Your life will NEVER be the same again.
HarryPotterLover11 More than 1 year ago
LOVE THIS! Powerful. Transformative. A book with significance that makes the world a better place, one heart and mind at a time.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a great book if you are on the path to discovering your true purpose and how to manifest what you are wanting in your life
NellaBella More than 1 year ago
I am truly appreciative of the well explained processes and excellent organization. The Abraham books are always inspirational, but I found this book particularly helpful when I was looking for a specific answer or process. The details and descriptions made it simple for me to find the perfect solutions.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I've been a student of the science of Deliberate Creation and Law of Attraction for a little over a year since a friend recommended this book to me. My copy is dog-earred, highlighted, post-it-noted, and margin-written, as are many of the copies owned by others. Simply, the book is a tool to make positive change in your life. As you begin to apply the principles of Abraham's teachings, you begin to see them manifest in your life very quickly. Your job is to supply the belief, faith and trust in yourself and the Universe. It truly is that easy. It is not a 'religious' book. It is not about an organized group of people who come together to think alike. All that is needed is extended positive thought, eventual pure and focused belief in that thought, and the ability to receive the results into your life. Since learning about 'Ask...', I have also learned a LOT about this subject from 'The Secret' by Rhonda Byrne(DVD & book) and 'Think and Grow Rich' by Napoleon Hill. I recommend them all.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the first book that I have read by Jerry & Esther Hicks, and I must say---the material in this book is superb! After reading it, I immediately ordered another book by these authors. If you want to learn about the process of manifestation---and how you, too, can manifest what you desire in life---then you must read this book. Written in language that is easy for anyone to understand, you will learn all of the important theories and processes behind the art of manifestation. The first part of the book reveals important concepts and the second half gives you great exercises to put the theories into practice. Don't wait--start manifesting the life you want now!
Guest More than 1 year ago
If only we can learn to ask for what we want, and then believe we truly deserve it, we can have anything we ask for. The Law of Attraction makes it so. Try it, you have nothing to lose.
Guest More than 1 year ago
With every page I turned, I felt more and more positive. Before even finishing, I saw powerful & meaningful changes, big and small. You will feel more alive after reading this book! And the activities are great- there is no way you cannot benefit from reading even just a part
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FahamaJua on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Forget all the stuff and the movie about "the secret". If you really want to learn "the secret" in a detailed and comprehensive way, what it is and exactly how to apply it, then this is your book.
van-vinos on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Aboslutely life-changing (for me at least!) But it needs to be read numerous times, as each time you re-read it you obtain something more for it.
mjscakes on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Excellent book on the laws of the universe.
kyraspeaks on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
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. There are also various inconsistencies within Ask regarding Jerry and Esther's initial encounters with Abraham, including an altered-or cleverly tailored version-of Abraham's first words. As for the "biographical sketch" provided in Ask about Jerry and Esther's life pre-Abraham, it is incredibly vague. It tells us that Jerry was very successful before Abraham, but does not mention that Jerry Hicks was a Crown level distributor at Amway, who was giving seminars about positive thinking and motivation. Only instead of using the Abraham works, he was using those of Napoleon Hill. Dateline did a wonderful expose on Amway, revealing a major business within Amway that was not in selling various appliances/supplies, but in selling motivational courses and materials within the company. It is clear that Jerry was involved in this sort of motivational selling with Think and Grow Rich before his Abraham work. While the effect of Think and Grow Rich on Jerry's life is mentioned in Ask, the Amway link is never made, though it is touched on in various interviews with the Hickses. Of course, this seems to be irrelevant to most readers of the Abraham materials. To me, this was an important fact that made Jerry and Esther appear less like sincere messengers of positive thinking and more like pious frauds for Napoleon Hill. The chapters in Ask offer an emotional guidance scale to let you know where you are and some 22 processes to help you reach a better feeling place to help you align with those things that you are wanting. The 22 processes include an interesting combination of cognitive therapy, visualization, and New Age woo. Though some of them seem very helpful, there does seem to be some undermining as the processes and rhetoric ask you to set aside critical thinking and replace it with emotional guidance. Also, for the entities that have claimed to not wish to alter our beliefs, these processes suggest otherwise, as they are designed to assist us in altering our beliefs. Various emotional appeals, combined with validation for whatever you want to believe in, make this book very appealing to anyone who wants approval or to believe that they can be, do, or have anything they want. This book operates under the claim that it will help you manifest your desires. But buyers beware, the authors take no responsibility for anything you are unable to manifest using their processes and there are no objective means for testing how well you are doing. And based on the logic presented within the book, even if you are unable to manifest something: All is well. I do not recommend this book to someone trying to manifest something, but rather to someone who wants to become a devotee of one of the most popular channels of our time. When you find yourself needing to listen to their CDs and watch their youtube videos more than anything else, that's when you know you've found a friend.