You need a strong will to plough your way through Ask And It Is Given by Esther and Jerry Hicks. She is supposedly channelling source energy that goes under the name of Abraham and while I wholeheartedly agree with the message, I am wondering why the divine has such a turgid writing style.
No wonder Jen Sincero saw an opportunity to take these teachings and turn them into something accessible with her You Are A Badass. I just tweeted one of her posts that read: “If you put your disbelief aside, roll up your sleeves, take some risks, and totally go for it, you’ll wake up one day and realise you’re living the kind of life you used to be jealous of.” Now, that’s my kind of language, I totally get that.
I am going to plough on with the book as Romany whose book Spun Into Gold – The Secret Life Of A Female Magician really spoke to me, says that the teachings of Abraham changed her life.
I was awestruck by how she had the courage of her convictions. One day, a voice told her to leave the husband she loved to go and pursue her dream. It happened a few times actually and at first she ignored it, but then she paid heed, packed up her bags and the rest…well, you’ll have to read the book.
Would I be brave enough to make such a huge decision on hearing a voice? Or feeling it in my gut? I’m not sure. I was imagining the conversation we’d have if I explained to my husband that I was leaving him because a voice told me I had to. It made me laugh actually.
I often get gut feelings or ‘messages’ that I push away, because they are not telling me what I want to hear. What they urge me to do often feels a bit crazy or downright scary. ‘Surely not? It must be some mistake. I’m going crazy,’ I say to myself. I must stop running away and instead, do what Jen said ‘Take some risks and totally go for it.’ Even though, most of the time, I don’t quite know what I am totally going for.
I thought about the novel today. Not quite as good as writing it, but it’s on my mind. I’m going to write 500 words before teatime if it kills me. My passion for the project has gone cold. So Abraham, if you’re listening, help me fall in love with my book again…I won’t however, be asking you to help me write it. ;0)
My gut instincts are always right.