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.
Let me start off by saying I am not a regular reader of books like this. So I wouldn't call me the demographic in the least, but as an avid reader of all genres, I do always try to find something I can relate to in a book- regardless of if I agree with it or not.
That said, I think Michael does a good job at presenting his argument and laying out the steps to really fulfill your life with his mindset in place. I mean, we all think differently, so when I read a book like this I have to remember that.
If you're in the market for a self-help book that really tries to break things down into simple principles that would be easy enough to follow, this is a great start.
It mixes spiritualism in and also has a bit of an authoritative feel to it at point- like when you are strictly forbidden from using the universe to do your dirty work. But I know a lot of different books use the "Tell" you what to do instead of "suggesting" what you should do.
I think it basically comes down to a to each his own kind of preference. If you're looking for a self-help that has spiritualism, authority, and some pretty simple laid out rules to follow, check it out. I mean, what can it hurt, right? It's a quick read too.
With a degree in English, a second degree in Finance and a Masters in Business Administration, Michael Samuels has attracted everything into his life because he followed successful people and their thought processes. He has read and thoroughly tested hundreds of books on spirituality, self-improvement, and the metaphysical. The Universe has helped Michael run a highly successful family-owned business with offices all over the country. He currently lives in New York with his wife, son and daughter.