Book Review: The Honeymoon Effect

I was not financially compensated for this post. I received the book from Hay House for review purposes. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience.

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7935_c1.gifBook Review: The Honeymoon Effect: The Science of Creating Heaven on Earth

by Bruce Lipton
ISBN 978-1-4019-2386-0
Hay House, 2013

“The Honeymoon Effect: A state of bliss, passion, energy and health resulting from a huge love. Your life is so beautiful that you can’t wait to get up to start a new day and thank the Universe that you are alive.” —from The Honeymoon Effect

We have all experienced the euphoric honeymoon feeling. It engulfs us when we find new love or achieve a long sought-after goal. Energized and floating on air, we smile broadly or raise our arms high in the air. The feeling doesn’t last long though. Relationships fall into comfortable patterns, or fall apart. The thrill of victory fades into a cherished memory.

Can the feeling last? Can we re-create it? Is there such a thing as “happily every after”?

Dr. Bruce Lipton thinks so. He lays out a scientific theory of happiness creation, including the chemistry and the quantum mechanics behind it. He examines how our vibrational frequencies affect others and how others affect us. He discusses our brain chemicals, including oxytocin, serotonin and dopamine, and he explores the dance between our conscious and subconscious minds.

Lipton proposes that if we optimize vibrational relationships, investigate our subconscious programming to find out how we sabotage ourselves, and stimulate the creation of helpful chemicals in our brains, we can choose to keep the honeymoon going.

Lipton’s theories apply to couples or to the world at large. Since we are all energy vibrations, we all have an ongoing, inseparable vibrational relationship with nature that goes beyond spoken language. “Language was designed to hide feelings.” Vibrations speak louder than words.

“Enlightenment, for a wave in the ocean, is the moment the wave realizes that it is water. —Thich Nhat Hanh

Lipton’s subject matter is interesting, and his writing style makes complex scientific concepts accessible. An epilogue with submissions written by him and his wife could be perceived as syrupy by some—he admits as much. He doesn’t promise perfection, and this book alone does not supply all the answers. This book gives readers a foundation on which to build and provides a signpost to other resources. Most of us don’t have the tools or skills to delve into our subconscious programming and come out with any concrete or useful insights. We need help, and Lipton does point to next-step options.

Will you come away from this book with unending happiness in hand? Probably not. But it’s a start.

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About Arlene Somerton Smith

Writer, laughing thinker, miner of inspirational insights, sports fan, and community volunteer

Posted on May 15, 2013, in Book reviews, Books provided by publishers, Hay House, Non-fiction, Self-Help and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

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