As the original proponents of the Law of Attraction, Jerry and Esther Hicks have had a huge influence on spiritual thought.
Their philosophy was the foundation of the very popular movie, The Secret. As you may know, Esther was in the first version. She was edited out of the “new expanded” version of the movie for not signing away her intellectual rights.
For over 20 years Jerry and Esther Hicks have shared their work with “those who are attracting this information” (as Jerry says at the beginning of every CD). Notice that they are not recruiting people, trying to convince them that their ideas are the only real truth. Actually it’s quite the opposite. They are very happy to go about their business and let you believe whatever you feel is right. If you want what they have, they make it available. This, to me, is refreshing, considering that just about everyone else wants to convince you they are right and that you should “just have faith” when you are told the most ridiculous things.
And what are the Hicks teaching? Mainly that “Life is supposed to be fun.” How many of us forgot that along the way? We knew it as kids. Then someone (actually several some ones) taught us that life was hard, and that we were supposed to work at a job we don’t like and do whatever it takes to get by…until finally we drop dead. And then, some say, is when we will find happiness.
Ok, then how do we know what to do? Well, if you’re feeling bad, you’re not doing it right. If that little voice in you is complaining, you can’t be happy. In order to be happy, here and now, you must be doing what YOU think is right, whatever that may be. You can tell by your emotions how you’re doing.
But what about the “channeling”? One of the definitions of channeling is “the practice of professedly entering a meditative or trancelike state in order to convey messages from a spiritual guide.” Sounds kind ‘a spooky, doesn’t it?
According the Abraham-Hicks website, “Abraham, a group of obviously evolved teachers, speak their broader Non-physical perspective through the physical body of Esther.” This sounds like channeling, though Jerry and Esther don’t use that word.
Watching or listening to Esther isn’t the least bit spooky. You can see for yourself in these videos. She does answer questions from a broad perspective. “Abraham” even refers to Esther in the third person.
It’s not like we, as a society, do not believe in channeling. A large percentage of the US population believes that about 2000 years ago God spoke through individuals who channelled it and wrote it down. Now it’s collectively known as The Bible.
So, is Esther really channeling? Honestly, I don’t know. Just set that question aside, forget where the words come from, and listen to what she says. The philosophy is very positive and internally consistent. (Esther/Abraham once said they only have one answer, they just tell it different ways.) I’ve seen it help a lot of people. You can read more about the Abraham philosophy at the Abraham-Hicks website.
If The Bible is your authority, Matthew 7:20 says, “Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.” I couldn’t have said it better myself.
What do you think?
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