Sunday, March 3, 2013

Just Ask The Universe

A few weeks ago, I started working with a new author, Michael Samuels. Before I received his books, I read various Amazon reviews and I searched the internet for anything I could find so I could learn as much about him as possible. I eagerly agreed to work with him because I thought it would be a wonderful opportunity and it would be a new challenge. His books aren't my usual reading material and I wondered if I would "buy into" everything he discussed. I have had some experience with books about the law of attraction and I thought they were all the same. I am a Christian and I didn't think those books were for me. Perhaps they weren't. The few books or articles I've read seemed to want to sway my religious beliefs, so I turned my back on them and forgot about them. My beliefs aren't negotiable.

When I received Just Ask The Universe and The Universe-ity, I did what I normally do. I scanned over the books and read a few lines here and there. Now I must confess. I sat on the couch with my husband and I laughed. I picked out a sentence here and there, read them aloud, and giggled because everything I read was either common sense or very amusing, like when the author described what he wanted in a wife down to her height. I had to read these books. How was I going to make it through them? I didn't think I could actually enjoy them. This was going to be fun...Now I realize my mistake. A few days ago I began outlining and taking notes as I read, using a highlighter to remind me of things I'd never want to forget. This book has become a textbook for me. I am now a student and I read pages over and over until I can almost feel the power of his words. Please don't make my initial mistake and scan the pages looking for something. You need to read it in order to understand the power of your thoughts.  

Michael Samuels has a gift. He made me comfortable with the whole "Law of Attraction" and made it fit in with my religious beliefs. Samuels had me with the first three pages. I was so engrossed with the material, I didn't want to think about anything else. A fire was lit. Michael Samuels did the research, took inspiration from all the great thinkers and put the things that work in his book.
 "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."  
He makes sense. He makes so much sense, I decided to skip going to sleep because I couldn't wait to sit down and share this book with you. Maybe I wouldn't be so passionate about this book if I hadn't had an aha moment early on. I realized I had been doing what he was suggesting. I was attracting good things because I had positive thoughts. He quotes Tony Robbins, "If you do what you've always done, you'll get what you've always gotten." This is so true. Don't make excuses either. Samuels tells his readers, "Excuses are the poison that stops all progress in life."

Many of you don't know the full story of why, or how I began blogging. In a nutshell, a tornado hit our home five years ago. Contractors actually destroyed it. We had to move out for years while we shoveled out insulation, debris, and rebuilt. We spent every penny we ever saved on rebuilding and paying lawyers. We are still waiting for it to be over and we will never get back what we've spent. I remember sitting at my computer fantasizing about baby things after this happened. I was pregnant with my second child. I wanted so many things and I couldn't have them. We couldn't afford to buy groceries at times and we learned to stretch everything. We didn't have money for gifts for our children and I could forget about taking them on vacations. I didn't want my kids to do without. I began having positive thoughts instead of burying myself in despair. I decided to start a blog. I somehow knew companies would want to work with me and I put myself out there. I asked and I received. Yes, God was in control and He still is. He created the universe  and the universe was working for me. I had positive thoughts and positive things came my way. Food, money, gifts, clothes and trips. I believe that positive thinking attracts positive things. I never really thought much about it before, but after reading this book, I think about it all the time.

Michael Samuels book is full of truths. I can say that because I was following his guidelines and I didn't even realize it. I have always been a list maker. I make lists for goals and great things happened for me. A few months ago, I even wrote down the exact vehicle I wanted and it was mine a few weeks later. I didn't think much about it until I read Just Ask The Universe. It happens to others too. It couldn't just be coincidence, could it? That's for you to decide. I am a believer without giving up any of the beliefs I had before. I am studying and using the guidelines that are laid out in this book and working towards something greater. 

Samuels makes it easy to dream and dream big. He encourages asking for things we may not see as possibilities. If you want money, ask for it. If you want fame, ask for it. It's yours. Be specific. You should ask the universe and it will come to you. I don't care to be rich. I just want to be comfortable and never worry about my kids not having enough to eat and I want my house to finally be finished. Will that happen for me? Yes. This book has opened my eyes. I have more goals and more dreams and I believe they are all going to happen for me. Impossible dreams no longer exist. I am looking forward to reading and studying The Universe-ity next. I'll be sure to share my thoughts. Just Ask the Universe: A No-Nonsense Guide to Manifesting your Dreams is available on Amazon. You can also connect with Michael Samuels on Facebook. I hope you'll open your mind to new possibilities. You can have everything you always wanted. Just ask the universe. 

To disclose, I received a free copy of this book. I was not required to provide a review and even though I have a professional relationship with this author, a favorable review was never required.

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