“We are Abraham.”
When you first hear Esther Hicks say that sentence, you might be baffled. What does she mean by, ‘we’, and why would they all have the name ‘Abraham’, and isn’t that a man’s name, and isn’t she a woman? This isn’t the Abraham from the bible, is it?
You continue listening, now that she has your attention.
Her words quickly put you at ease. The striking wisdom resonates with you, and you want to hear everything ‘they’ have to say.
It kind of feels like a team of angels who were sent to counsel you about emotions. Their comedic timing knocks your socks off. There is something special here. You have stumbled upon a real gem.
Is this lady a psychologist? What the heck is going on here? It sounds like she’s lecturing a large audience. You listen to more. It’s fascinating how one subject can be spoken of for hours on end, and you never tire of it.
You hear yourself in nearly every person who sits in ‘the hot seat’. Abraham’s flawless answers fill you with peace and hope. Over time, it becomes obvious: Abraham is here to help us remember that life is supposed to be fun.
If you’re going to commit to only one philosophy, that’s a good one. Legions of followers have sung ‘their’ (Abraham group consciousness) praises, and you will be hard-pressed to find a frown at one of their events. I have been to three and counting.
There are several ways to access the wisdom of ‘Abraham-Hicks’, another moniker for them (Esther’s translation of their vibration allows her to tack her surname onto their name.) My first experience of them was an interview for the Hay House World Summit. I promptly ordered a few of their audiobooks and enjoyed them immensely. The one that stuck out to me the most was Money, and The Law of Attraction. Later on, I bought some paperbacks and a guided meditation CD called Getting Into the Vortex. They also have a few card decks with gorgeous artwork.
You can also get a monthly subscription to the material from their latest workshops.
And there’s good ol’ YouTube videos, too.
A common remark among Abraham afficionados, or ‘Abers’, is: “It’s like I’ve always known this stuff, but never applied it.”
The core tenet of Abraham’s teachings is this: You have the power to create your own reality first by acknowledging that we live in a vibrationally-based universe, and then by feeling yourself as already in the desired state.
It’s quite simple, but they are more than happy to meet with large groups of people who want more clarity on specific topics.
Although you can read their books for dozens of hours and learn about many wonderful processes for raising your vibration, you will still appreciate fresh insight at any of their workshops. Esther has been driving her ‘monster bus’ all over the States for many years now, always eager to hear what Abraham will say at the next workshop. She also arranges cruises and special resort workshops in exotic places.
It’s funny how you may think you know all there is to know about raising your vibration around a certain type of relationship, and Abraham will provide a new way of looking at it that will blow your mind and make you laugh. Abraham claims that the wisdom evolves in conjunction with the people who seek it.
The workshops used to be called ‘The Science of Deliberate Creating’, and now they are known as ‘The Art of Allowing’. In the beginning of this work, Abraham felt that people would feel more inclined to apply the wisdom if the word ‘science’ were involved. It was effective, but then it was time for a change. Apparently, people were taking their momentary foibles too hard and worrying that they were sabotaging the whole process of creating an amazing life. Abraham switched ‘science’ and ‘creating’ for ‘art’ and ‘allowing’ in hopes that people would be more relaxed about the whole thing.
I always chuckle when they say, “You all make too much of this.” It is their sassy way of letting us know that there isn’t a lot of studying or working to do to live the life our dreams.
When I first learned about Abraham, they were scheduled to do an event with Dr Wayne Dyer. He was one of my favorites, so I signed up. Suffice to say, the experience was illuminating and joyful. The large room was brimming with positive energy, and everyone felt privileged to receive that leading-edge wisdom. I got a free sample CD from their monthly subscription program, and I played it dozens of times in my car before passing it along to a friend.
After that Anaheim workshop (which turned into a published work called Co-Creating At Its Best), I continued to apply Abraham’s teachings whenever it occurred to me to do so. I also attended a workshop in Orlando, then one in Austin. Each time I walked out the door, I felt like I could go about life with more ease and joy than ever before.
I will be frank with you. Abraham is at the top of my list. They are hand-down my favorite spiritual teachers.
Naturally, the people I am very drawn to in spiritual circles reveal that they are also ‘Abers’. I smile broadly as I realize that I am in the midst of people who ‘get it’.
From time to time, when I take a moment to collect myself and ask the Divine for guidance, Abe’s words come to me:
“You are making far too much of it all. Chill out. Your life is supposed to feel good.”
And then, I reach for the best feeling thought I can find.
It’s as simple as that. Feel good. Just feel good. You can make yourself feel good before anything ‘out there’ makes you feel good.
But, of course, you are welcome to seek out as many explanations of this simple fact as you’d like. 😉