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In The 21-Day Consciousness Cleanse, Debbie Ford delivers her most practical and prescriptive book yet —a 21–day, life-changing program for spiritual renewal, emotional transformation, and reconnection with the soul’s deepest purpose. Ford, the New York Times bestselling author of Why Good People Do Bad Things, offers a unique program designed to clear our minds and heartsIn The 21-Day Consciousness Cleanse, Debbie Ford delivers her most practical and prescriptive book yet —a 21–day, life-changing program for spiritual renewal, emotional transformation, and reconnection with the soul’s deepest purpose. Ford, the New York Times bestselling author of Why Good People Do Bad Things, offers a unique program designed to clear our minds and hearts from the negative thoughts and feelings that build up over time and too often guide our decisions and behaviors....

Title : The 21-Day Consciousness Cleanse: A Breakthrough Program for Connecting with Your Soul's Deepest Purpose
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ISBN : 9780061783647
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Number of Pages : 256 Pages
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The 21-Day Consciousness Cleanse: A Breakthrough Program for Connecting with Your Soul's Deepest Purpose Reviews

  • Gail
    2018-11-02 15:35

    I really liked the idea of this book - the idea of a detox of one's mind. As I started reading it, however, I wasn't so sure - there was a lot of meaningless new-age type jargon, and it was very repetitive. I kept reading, though, because I wanted to actually see what the 21-day cleanse entailed. There was a lot of jargon-y psychobabble to wade through first - the cleanse didn't start until 37% of the way through the book.I had mixed feelings about the instructions in the 21-day-cleanse. I haven't done the cleanse - not sure if I will - but I wanted to read the book first to see what it entailed and decide whether I wanted to do it. Some of the exercises seemed like they could potentially be very useful. I really liked some of the attitudes it was advocating. To begin with, I was completely sure I wanted to do this cleanse. But then I ran into some odd contradictions.For instance, the main idea behind this cleanse seemed to be that one's joy and sense of self should come from within - that one should not allow outside events to dictate one's inner experience, but it should all come from within. So, whatever one is doing, whatever one is experiencing, these things are external to one's inner experience, and one can enjoy a rich inner life regardless. Now, I quite liked this idea. I'm not sure the extent to which it is totally realistic, but I think it's an positive thing to aim for. But then there was one day of the cleanse that focuses on how our jobs and relationships and situations can be stifling us, and in this case we need to move on or we'll never grow - which made me do a double take, because it seemed to contradict the whole premise of the book that had been put forward.There was another contradiction that I found frustrating. There is a focus on being humble, and realising one is part of something greater, and abandoning the ego, abandoning the need for recognition and glory for what one does. Now, this I can relate to - I agree with it. I think when people are focused on wanting recognition, and wanting the focus on themselves for what they have done, they are somehow confining themselves, making themselves petty, and they are not truly at peace. So I really liked that part of the book. But then came another day in the cleanse where you are supposed to think about what you want people to say about you after you've died - straight after you've died, a year after, five years after, ten years after, fifty years after. How do you want to be remembered? And this totally puzzled me - because it contradicts the whole idea of not seeking recognition. It brings back the idea of ego, surely. And I don't particularly want people to be remembering me or saying things about me fifty years after I'm dead - what would be the point of that? If I'd love to have done something that improves people's lives, and it would be fantastic if what I did was lasting and still making an impact fifty years after I die, but it makes no difference to me whether people remember me for it. What would I gain from people saying 'Oh, wasn't Gail a great person to have done this for us?' - especially when I'm dead! Maybe I'm unusual, because I know a lot of people say it changes their lives to think about what people will say at their funeral, but I simply don't care about this in the slightest. It is more important how people experience me now when I am alive.So yes, I had mixed feelings about this book. I do still really love the idea of a consciousness cleanse, but I wonder if I could create a better one for myself than the one in this book.

  • Latiffany
    2018-10-22 18:24

    I promised myself that I would stay away from self help books in 2012. I read about a half dozen in 2011 and after awhile they all began to sound the same. I read the 21-Day Consciousness Cleanse because I thought it would be a great way to start the year. It wasn't. I was incredibly bored with the first 84 pages or so. Finally, Ford started with the cleanse. The exercises didn't appeal to me. I will admit that I am not in a space in my life where I want to look back. I've made my peace with the past and know how to refocus my energy when memories unexpectantly visit. There were some encouraging statements in the book that I appreciated. Overall, it was an okay book. I am going back to my promise to steer clear of the self help books, though.

  • Isabella Ellis
    2018-10-20 15:23

    Good Lord. I was 50% into the book (according to my kindle app) before the cleanse even started. If a person needs that much "prep" before even starting to read the actual cleanse, they probably aren't ready for a cleanse. Isn't the point clearing your mind, not adding a bunch of drivel to it? I'm very much a cut the fat kind of person, so this book was like an incredibly cheap cut of meat. I returned it.

  • Laurie
    2018-10-24 16:08

    This book had some great exercises that really helped me focus on what is important to me and how I want to live my life. My favorite day was a ritual that Debbie shared for letting go of the past and forgiving myself.It was a little bit too long for me. I did fine until about Day 17. Still I would highly recommend it.

  • Andrea
    2018-11-11 13:33

    A step-by-step approach to ridding yourself of negative and toxic thoughts, patterns, actions, beliefs, and whatever else is holding you back from being your most complete, with the help of what I call your Source and what Debbie calls God. Her take on cleansing your consciousness of negativity is clear and meaningful, but her style may turn off some readers. For instance, heavy use of the language of addiction and recovery, taken from AA and such. Also, many formal prayers using "thou" and "thy," which may work for some people but is too prim and proper for my taste.But her deep passion for God and her great respect for her readers shines through ~ this could be a life-changing book for someone who's new to going within, is feeling utterly stuck in life, or has lost faith.

  • Janet
    2018-11-15 18:12

    We all have a choice as to the level of consciousness we tune into each day that determines our experience of the world. This book attempts to assist with accessing deeper levels and accepting responsibility for yourself and your "happiness." Having already gone through the processes described (many times it feels like!), this was nothing new for me, but it was an excellent reminder to stay present and alive with love, joy and appreciation. The cleansing rituals were especially insightful, altho I could have done without the references to god.

  • Reeny
    2018-10-22 21:31

    I didn't like this book. I began reading with a clear head, ready for the wisdom and guidance. This book was written by someone who has conquered addiction. I am very happy for her, but I think the the book was a little too religious. We all worship differently, and I don't appreciate being told how to do so. I felt the message she was conveying was that you could not succeed without all your faith in God. I think faith in yourself is enough.

  • Gracie Keeling
    2018-10-23 20:18

    The majority of this book is about god. There's even one entire chapter on the author's son's bar mitzvah. The book had some neat concepts on the ego and a cute short story about a crab but then it got repeatitive and religious.

  • Andrea
    2018-10-30 18:25

    Debbie Ford writes another brilliant plan for a spiritual cleansing. It is time to live our lives to our fullest potential. The 21 day cleanse will help clear out all the emotional and psychological clutter that we have accumulated in our lives up until this point. Now that I have read this entire program I am ready to buy the book and follow through on the plans. I have followed and experienced great benefits from one of Debbie's previous books; "The Dark Side of the Light Chasers" so I am ready to take another step in order to live from my highest potential. What a wonderful revelation! If we were all doing this an amazing change would take place in the world. I really believe in this. This is not about a religion, it is a way of living that sets you free.

  • Pranada Comtois
    2018-11-08 17:25

    Ms. Ford has genuine gems in places throughout the book with lots of tips and suggestions, but I don't see how an individual can tackle everything she proposes in 21 days. The first six chapters set the stage for a practice she suggests. Debbie calls this cleanse a "game." I suppose word usage can help trick the mind. The first six chaptersPreparing for the GameThe PromiseThe ProcessThe PreparationThe PracticeThe ToolsOnce this groundwork then book is broken into The Past, The Present, The Future over 21 days. So you're applying her ideas to times in your life.I didn't do the 21 day practice, nor did the opening chapters make me feel compelled to do the work. I underlined some passages but didn't finish the book.

  • Dave Zebian
    2018-11-07 19:33

    This book is a deep voyage within our deepest essence, to experience, navigate and explore, every little detail facilitating the process of working out in a really practical way, making a profound makeup, an intimate maintenance to connect with our higher self, giving much emphasis to the spiritual side that remains and transcend any material, temporary physical stage, nothing substitute the need to have our own experience, no one can evolve for us and that death doesn't change anyone.. You only change of address, plane, dimension, frequency etc.. You name it. Soon consciousness will be ejected permanently out of the cocoon with its flaws and qualities..Each series of Life, is a unique opportunity of change and transformation, live the fullness of who you are!Imperishable consciousness.http://imperishableconsciousness.blog...

  • Chrissy Connor
    2018-11-13 20:07

    Personally I'm surprised I made it through the 47% prep. I did the book through Day 4. I have been on a spiritual journey since joining a 12 step program 8 years ago. Perhaps if I would have picked the book up 6-8 years ago it may have been more useful to me. It concerned me that day 2 you were jumping into an inventory of your life. When I joined my fellowship there were steps that proceeded my inventory that were vital to my survival! I also read the closing. There are very good points and tips and things to apply to life. I found the beginning to be very repetitive. I'm sure this book will be very good for some at the right time on their spiritual path! I think Betty Ford is an amazing woman! :-)

  • Spaka Eon
    2018-11-05 20:19

    I followed the cleaning up to day 8. I like questions in the exercises that made me think about the past. I picked up the book because I thought it’s great to detox your mind and find why some bad behaviors that I like to walk away from as an adult keep coming back. Then book turned very cultish, but out of curiosity I kept reading it without following the exercises. Up until day 8 I kept taking words about God and divine in the way that it’s within each person and there no need to look further for guidance in life. But then sentence like “God can do for me what I cannot do for myself” and exercises to ask out loud God why I am here made me realize I am not buying it, I am the worse cult follower and should just give the book back to the library.

  • Ella Roberts
    2018-11-09 13:23

    I read this book a few days after turning 25 and I can definitely say that it contributed to a 180 degree shift in perspective over a 90 day period, I would definitely recommend it especially because the author shares her inspiring experiences. I will also credit this book with introducing me to the serenity prayer, which has been the source of my sanity on many an occasion.

  • Yvonne
    2018-10-27 18:08

    Exercises for examining your life. I learned a lot from Debbie Ford's book, THE DARK SIDE OF THE LIGHT CHASERS. But this one doesn't call me, so I don't need another such book right now or I don't need this one.

  • Genevra
    2018-11-05 15:21

    not sure if i will tackle this in my self help binge, it seems awfully dense for 21 days especially for someone with a 4 year old and a full time job, i 'm waiting for her book on spiritual divorce to come from the library

  • Noelle
    2018-10-31 17:24

    As a psychotherapist I give this one a thumbs down. This book is great if you have a month of doing nothing but sitting around with no distractions and no life and would like to work on some deep rooted issues.

  • Lesley
    2018-11-05 18:25

    Starting today... sounds a little cheesy, but I'm goingto try it!

  • Debi
    2018-11-03 18:05

    I really enjoyed this book. The more effort put into the daily exercises, the more benefit I received!

  • Laura
    2018-10-25 20:34

    This was a great idea but I didn't resonate with all if the practices in it. Definitely worth a shot though if you feel your life and brain are messy, like I did when I started this.

  • Carol
    2018-10-28 20:31

    Another book to explore my inner soul ... a journey of reflection with daily reading and exercises. Part of my spiritual and creative journey

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  • Lisanigro
    2018-10-27 17:33

    Love me some Debbie Ford! This was a great read and a great practice. Try it out!

  • Claudine Beeson
    2018-10-19 17:12

    Eh, so book started out really good. Unless you plan on doing the daily work with this, not such a great read. Good concepts to take away but only the beginning and the book resonated with me.

  • Megan
    2018-11-13 20:26

    Didn't make it past page 45. I was hoping for some psychological stimulation and was met with spirituality shoved down my throat. Maybe another time, another place.

  • Zoeniete Vega
    2018-10-26 15:34

    This book is inspirational and informative. This was one of the first books I read before my walk with God began. I encourage those that are new to their walk with God to read this book.

  • Ana Maria
    2018-11-05 19:17

    Currently on Day 17 and I absolutely LOVE it.

  • Doan
    2018-10-29 16:13

    I wanted to like it but i didn't.

  • Chandra Caldwell
    2018-11-10 21:10

    Wow.

  • Debbie Welsh
    2018-10-24 13:23

    Still working on this one....great process book.