Review of Abraham-Hicks

Abraham-Hicks are one of the foremost teachers in the field of Law of Attraction, along with Wayne Dyer. Abraham are "a group consciousness from the non-physical dimension," channeled by a Texas woman named Esther Hicks.

It is very difficult to pin down and describe who/what the entities known as Abraham are, and your capacity for willing suspension of disbelief will determine whether or not you are able to appreciate Abraham's message. That message, however, is considered by many to be one of the purest enunciations of how consciousness creates the reality we experience, as well as techniques to make the law of Attraction work for you.

Esther got her start channeling at the urging of her now-deceased husband, Jerry Hicks. Jerry was a self-made man, earning millions in Amway after growing up in extreme poverty. At a young age, he discovered Napoleon Hill's Law of Attraction classic, Think and Grow Rich, which he obviously took to heart. He was also very interested in the Seth material, channeled by Jane Roberts in the 1970s. Seth is/was a non-physical entity who was one of the first latter-day Law of Attraction teachers. The main tenet of the Seth teachings is that we create our own reality through our thoughts.

Originally, Esther showed no interest in channeling or metaphysical entities, but she was interested in the Law of Attraction. Together, she and Jerry taught classes to their Amway distributors on Hill's Think and Grow Rich. Over time, Esther was exposed to a more metaphysical viewpoint and tried meditation, at the suggestion of a channeler that she and Jerry visited. She and Jerry explored communication with non-physical entities through Ouija boards and came into contact with Abraham. Both were so impressed with the quality of the communications that Esther eventually learned how to channel Abraham through automatic writing and then, verbally.

Then they took their show on the road, traveling to cities across the nation, holding workshops and seminars, during which Abraham would advise people on how to create realities they want. This let to several books, including Ask and It is Given and Money and the Law of Atraction. Abraham is now recognized as one of the best expositors of the Law of Attraction by the likes of Wayne Dyer and Louise Hay, spinning out a seemingly endless supply of exercises and advice.

The teachings of Abraham are unusually clear and easy to understand and put into practice. The following are the major tenets of Abraham's teachings, as put forth on the Abraham-Hicks website:

  1. You Are a Physical Extension of That Which is Non-physical.
  2. You Are Here in This Body Because You Chose to Be Here.
  3. The Basis of Your Life is Freedom; the Purpose of Your Life is Joy.
  4. You Are a Creator; You Create With Your Every Thought.
  5. Anything That You Can Imagine is Yours to Be or Do or Have.
  6. As You Are Choosing Your Thoughts, Your Emotions Are Guiding You.
  7. The Universe Adores You for it Knows Your Broadest Intentions.
  8. Relax into Your Natural Well-Being. All is Well. (Really It Is!)
  9. You Are a Creator of Thoughtways on Your Unique Path of Joy.
  10. Actions to Be Taken and Possessions to Be Exchanged Are By-products of Your Focus on Joy.
  11. You May Appropriately Depart Your Body Without Illness or Pain.
  12. You Can Not Die; You Are Everlasting Life.


A major difference between Abraham and other Law of Attraction teachers is that Abraham focuses on the vibratory nature of reality, much as Seth did back in the 1970s. Many of Abraham's "processes" and advice revolves around techniques of raising, focusing and maintaining a conscious vibratory rate consistent with the desired reality you wish to create. This is done through the emotions, and what Abraham calls our "Emotional Guidance System" and "Staying in the Vortex" (maintaining a state of emotional flow) and "Pivoting" (using our negative reactions to help us recognize what we do want). Basically, the idea is that our emotions are our best indicator of what reality we are attracting. If our emotions are of a low vibratory rate (fear, anger, depression, etc.), then we will attract that which we fear/makes us angry or sad. In other words, we will attract a reality corresponding to the vibratory rate we are issuing.

For more information, I suggest you visit the Abraham-Hicks website, or better yet, go to one of the many workshops and cruises they do. I have attended one of their workshops and have found their audios (which you can order from the website) to be both informative and helpful.

A major criticism of the Abraham-Hicks material is that it seems to be overly focused on attracting money. It is true that a lot of attention is given to this topic, but I feel it is a result of the interests of their audiences. Much of the Abraham material comes from their live interactions with audiences at their workshops and in response to audience questions.

Another, less worthy critique focuses on Jerry Hicks, who some believe to be a master manipulator and capitalist. Last winter, Jerry Hicks died from leukemia, sparking the criticique that the teachings of Abraham were not sufficient to save him. However, I find this to be a rather narrow interpretation. Since Jerry's departure, Esther has kept up her non-stop touring and is breaking new ground with Abraham's emotional grid metaphor.

Overall, I really like the Abraham teachings and have found them very useful in creating a reality I want to inhabit, instead of just settling for the lowest common denominator of default reality.


Video: Introduction to Abraham - An Interview with Esther & Jerry Hicks & Abraham

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