I had the pleasure of reading The Celestine Prophecy by James Redfield a number of years ago. I remember one of my brothers mentioning the book to me in passing one day, and though it interested me immensely, I wasn’t quite sure of it. About a year passed by, and I still had not read the book. Hadn’t even gone to purchase it. Something just didn’t feel right – like I wasn’t quite ready. Anyone who has read the book already, will know what I mean by this.
Once again, the book name was mentioned to me in passing, and this time my ears perked up. I decided to pick up a copy and was eager to start reading it. Again, a few months passed and not a single page was flipped and the book just sat on my bookshelf. Finally, one day I noticed that some things in my life weren’t going quite the way I planned, and I really wanted to make a change. I felt… stuck. Suddenly, the book popped back into my mind, and I felt that I should really start reading it. It’s almost like I wasn’t ready for it before, and this time, things were different. I wanted to make a change in my life, but was too comfortable in my current state and so nothing was getting done – no changes were happening.
I read the first chapter and it’s literally like someone had opened a door up in my mind that I didn’t know existed. I didn’t quite understand what I was reading, because it meant more than just the words on the page. Something seemed, familiar almost, but I wasn’t sure what it was. I left the book for a few days, as this comfort zone I was in really made it hard for changes to come about, and when I presented with them, I almost rebelled. Telling myself that reading this book would help me get past these feelings of being stuck, I managed to pick the book up again, and I did not put it down.
The Celestine Prophecy is the book that gives you a glimpse into those questions you may have had about life, but were too afraid to ask. It gives you a really good look at yourself, and dives deep into things that you might not have even heard of before. Things like there’s energy in the Universe and how we’re all connected. Things that make you go ‘hmmm’ for lack of a better phrase. It is a book that really gets you thinking, and sometimes you have to read it twice (I did) to even grasp the essence of it even a little bit. What I can tell you is that ever since I read The Celestine Prophecy for the first time, things changed for me. I’m talking the kind of change that you don’t realize consciously but you just know in your inner being – your soul.
As you read the story, you get immersed in it and realize that you learn things about your own life, as you experience what is happening with the characters. It shows you things that are so deep, that you cannot even understand where those feelings are coming from. It’s like this book was written for each and every person out there, as everyone gets something different from it. Everyone relates to it in different ways, but the one thing that rang true for me, is that once I read the book, I started to meet people who also had read the book. I attracted them into my life. Each time I met someone that had read the book, we shared our experiences with it and how we each grew from reading it.
I don’t think it’s possible for me to quantify the experience you can have with this book if you just open yourself up to it. This is not hype or ego talking. This is YOU reading the book when you are ready for it, and YOU going on your own adventure with it. Some have started reading it and just didn’t understand it. Others have started it and couldn’t put it down. Still others read it so fast they had to read it again and again to remember the lessons from it. It’s a great book to share with your friends, family, and anyone you think can benefit from it, and it’s definitely a good one to keep on the shelf for reviewing again when you feel you need to.
This is the type of book that you will purchase simply to give away to family and friends – it’s just that good. I hope you find what you’re looking for if you decide to pick up The Celestine Prophecy, and I welcome your thoughts on it. Happy Reading!