|Reviews of Return to Essence|
"The second most powerful book I have ever read! I was led to this book by one of the divine urges that Gina Lake talks so much about in this absolutely amazing book. At the time, I was still in the process of recovering from the awe of reading The Power of Now (the most powerful book I have ever read), and I didn't see the need for any other book on the same topic, BUT BOY WAS I WRONG! I am so glad that I followed my inner guide to buy and read this book!! If you have read The Power of Now, this book is actually a perfect complement to Eckhart Tolle's book because it does an extraordinary job of 1) filling in the holes that The Power of Now may leave in your understanding, and 2) helping you understand at an even deeper level how to apply this approach of continuous present moment awareness to mastering your life. She achieves number 2 by using a different approach of explaining the information than Eckhart. Eckhart basically smacks you in the face to wake you up and immediately bring you out of 'the matrix.' Gina Lake's approach is more lady-like—this book reads more like a gentle stroll in the park, and yet it is still nearly just as effective at creating a significant shift in your consciousness. I now read this book every morning! This book has helped me to be so clear about exactly how I am blocking the divine guidance that I desire in every single moment of my life and more importantly how to stop doing it! One last thing: This is one of the easiest reads you will ever find. The book just flows so perfectly from one sentence to the next from the very first page to the very last. If you are ready to begin your process of awakening to the truth of who you REALLY are, this is easily a book that you will NEVER stop reading and re-reading!" –Carlos E. Speed Jr.
“I struggled with depression for years, then at the age of 30 was diagnosed with a degenerative bone disease... I knew and created many dark times for myself. I sought and got help from many sources and yet nothing really worked for long. I began praying, no BEGGING for help from God. And then one day I stumbled across one of Gina's books. My disease and chronic pain are still with me, but through Gina's books I have learned to reprogram how I think and how to talk to myself to control my thinking. My depression is gone. Of course we all know that learning to control our thoughts can be the key to success in life, but my previous self studies with great philosophers, teachers and writers were lacking a key component: the instructions on how to disengage from the egoic mind. Gina outlines in exacting detail how we sabotage ourselves unknowingly often under the ruse of helping ourselves be better people. But once we awaken to the truth of who we are and how we should think, we can truly begin to live, to love our lives no matter what we may be experiencing. This book will help you to truly understand why we are here and what our purpose in life is. If you are lost or struggling in your life, I implore you to read this book. It will change the way you think about your life forever. Highly recommended.” –Mimilu
"This is a remarkable book and a must read for anyone wishing to live free!" —Lisa Holliday Lee, Facilitator of The Work of Byron Katie
“I adore Gina Lake's writing… Each book brings gentle, guiding messages to each of us. The work is similar in meaning to Eckhart Tolle's work, but a bit less esoteric and a bit easier to understand for those of us who may need that. Getting into the flow of life and then staying in the flow of life is the essence of this book. Once we can achieve this state, we all desire to stay in it, but sometimes life gets in the way, and before you know it, you have slid back into your old ways. This book will help you stay in the flow... ahhhh. Return to Essence is one of my favorites, and I strongly recommend you buy it and enjoy it.” —Kathy Vitcak
"Return to Essence is one real treasure. By reading the book, my soul felt like in one hammock. The state of peacefulness is still present." —Lacrima Scholze
“If you've read books like Eckhart Tolle's A New Earth, you are ready for this book. It goes into depth about living in the now, in addition to answering many of the questions that you may have after reaching a certain level on your spiritual journey. I have purchased every book written by Gina Lake, Nirmala, and Mark Nepo (they are all intertwined) and have read them all. I'm amazed and astounded by their insight. Enjoy!” –OMG! Really, an Amazon.com review
"What is Essence? According to Gina Lake, it is a 'flow.' Living in ego-unconsciousness is a block to discovering our life's purpose. Did you ever wonder about the meaning of your life? Did you ever ask, 'What am I doing here?' Did you ever think, 'Is this all there is?' Find the answers in Gina's wonderfully enlightening book. Everything on these pages flows, from the message to the style. Gina also prepares an intriguing monthly e-letter that you'll be sure to want to subscribe to." —R. Grenier