“I use the term Essence to describe the fundamental, living, intelligent, loving energy that makes up the entire universe and everything beyond it. Essence is like the air you breathe—always present, rarely noticed, but essential for life.”—from The Universe is Calling You.
I believe in both reincarnation and karma so this book fits right into my belief system. However, if you don’t, will this book convince you that you should believe it? I’m not sure it will. It builds a good understanding of how this system works. But there is no real evidence presented. I expected more examples of how the author, a well-known psychic medium, gave information that could only be known by the deceased to their survivors. However, that was only explored briefly at the beginning of the book.
The Universe is Calling You is a good choice for the recently bereaved and those frustrated with how their lives are going. There is much talk about how to improve yourself by finding your individual Essence that is reflected by your loved ones. Mindfulness, meditation and prayer are also used as a way to connect. Basically, everyone still stuck on Earth is here to learn how to be a better person. Any bad behaviors from previous lives may throw up roadblocks in your current life (i.e., karma is a witch.) But those difficulties can be overcome.
I love the way this book clearly expresses the Essence philosophy in layman’s terms while also incorporating in new practices like mindfulness. For me, it’s a 4.5 star read!
Thanks to St. Martin’s Press and NetGalley for a copy in exchange for my honest review.