Title: Super Attractor: Methods for Manifesting a Life beyond Your Wildest Dreams
Author: Gabrielle Bernstein
Genre: self-help, non-fiction, personal development
What It’s About: Gabrielle Bernstein goes over the techniques to stay positive, what to do when you go in a downward emotional spiral, and how to have faith that you’re exactly where you’re supposed to be. She talks about the ArchAngels, Guardian Angels and other spirits who can help you on your journey to manifesting the life of your dreams.
My Thoughts: This book seems like it’s outside of the scope of what I would normally read; however, I’ve been hearing a lot about the power of manifestation, positive thoughts, and I think I stumbled onto Gabrielle Bernstein some time ago in a talk that ended up on Youtube. So I was interested in learning more to understand what the fuss is about all these things.
I found that the book has a lot of helpful tips on how to stay positive (or at least neutral) and be in the moment. One of the tips specifically that I use (even if I haven’t taken away anything else from this book) is the choose again method, which is the practice of noticing yourself slipping into negativity, and stopping yourself from spiraling downwards. It basically works by thanking yourself for showing yourself what you don’t like about the situation, and then consciously choosing to something that you like about the situation or even thinking about a positive moment that uplifts you. I’ve found this to be a useful practice especially in my corporate work where it’s easy to get caught up in frustration when things don’t go your way.
There’s a lot more to the book, of course, but there are things that I have a hard time getting past (seeing Archangels, for example), so I’m not going to go further in explaining–if this is your kind of cup of tea, by all means please read the book.
Overall, I found the book to be very dry to read. It was easy to put it down, forget about it and a tad difficult to pick it back up again–the only reason I was able to pick it up was because I promised myself that I’d get through it, read it to learn a bit (though I don’t understand why Gabrielle Bernstein is popular) about all of the things that seem to fascinate this world. So from that standpoint, the book is not that amazing. But if you are interested in learning about manifestation, choosing your thoughts, and potentially you have the belief in some kind of spirituality, then this book is a great start to the topic.