YOUR HIDDEN RICHES is not a re-packaging of THE SECRET or E-SQUARED, but it does take me away from my more recent thought-dumping exercises and moves me into something more structured. In other words, instead of a meditation, focusing on just breathing, the authors focus more on visualization that borders on the name-it-claim-it philosophy. You just won’t be talking to cacti or moving coat hangers with your mind (see those other books referenced).
The authors present a delicate balance of psychology and philosophy to achieve a little something for everyone. Each chapter shares personal stories of people seeking relationships, or money, or health, or whatever other common need/want there may be. Following these stories are the rituals. These aren’t séances, but rather habitual strategies set to focus your mind. For example, someone seeking a life partner could leave an open drawer in their dresser, anticipating someone soon moving in.
The key here: rituals don’t bind, they liberate. These aren’t “watch the clock and schedule” strategies, but rather life changes meant to produce desired and worthy results. Sure, some may decry that some of these are strange particulars, but I promise you that there is something worthwhile here for you. For me, I specifically enjoy the visualization of pink-colored energy flowing out of my heart, enveloping those people I may have difficulty understanding. Whether that pink energy is real or not, attitudes change when colored as such.
I also appreciate the authors’ liberty in citing other comparative works. For instance, I enjoyed learning about Byron Kate’s The Work. There, we learn to ask if something is true, what happens when we believe that thought it true, and who we become without that thought. Furthering this, we turn thoughts around on ourselves, we turn them around to other people, and we turn the thought on its opposite. We get the full picture. The specifics are outlined in the book.
The start of YOUR HIDDEN RICHES begins where the authors’ left off with their last book: your passion. The end-matter of YOUR HIDDEN RICHES delves into mandala-like structures of organizing thoughts and behaviors. To the newly initiated, this may seem deep or out-of-bounds, but slide gently along for the ride and you may be impressed…and hopefully, bettered.
Overall, YOUR HIDDEN RICHES provides great strategies to provide freedom, health, and other heart-desires. The information isn’t all new, but what is familiar has been referenced. This is a great collection of life-improving works. Thank you, Harmony and Crown, for sharing this book with me for review.