The Law of Attraction is a powerful tool for conscious life creation. It has been greatly brought to the forefront of our awareness thanks to the Teachings of Abraham. Abraham is an energy group channeled by Esther Hicks. The journey of Esther and how she came to do this work is outlined in her biography here and the core teachings of Abraham here. Esther is married to Jerry Hicks and together they have put together numerous books and audio resources that feature Abraham’s wisdom and guidance. They also travel around the United States and Canada offering various live events where Esther channels Abraham and takes questions from the audience. This work has been going on for over two decades and the main goal is to empower people to take control of their own life and create it consciously.
In the fall of 2008, I had the pleasure to experience one of Esther and Jerry’s events in Toronto, and I describe my experience of it in my A Day with Abraham article.
How I Came Across Abraham
My first introduction to Esther Hicks and her channeled work with Abraham was over two years ago thanks to the movie The Secret in which Esther was one of the featured teachers. The message that came from her was beautiful and I will never forget hearing the words: “Welcome to planet Earth – there is nothing you cannot be, do or have!”
I was familiar with some of the books by Esther and Jerry Hicks thanks to my partner having read some of them too. I instantly found the teachings of Abraham to be meaningful and practical not only for my life but as applied across the board to our human family. However, I have to admit I was a bit resistant to the idea of “channeling”. Although I had come a long way by this point on my spiritual journey of awakening to other realms and dimensions when it comes to the nature of our reality, it still felt hard to accept to my science-conditioned mind. And so, naturally, I was quite suspicious of it at first.
Thanks to my willingness to stay open and consider all possibilities, I began to hear the Abraham seminars and read the books. One of the first ones was The Law of Attraction: The Basics of the Teachings of Abraham and the wisdom shared in that book greatly resonated with me. However, it was still hard to warm up to the idea of hearing Esther speak in her seminars yet know that it wasn’t Esther talking directly but an energy of wisdom she was accessing from elsewhere. Thankfully, the wisdom that was shared, its clarity, and the consistency convinced me that this wasn’t just an ordinary lady giving a presentation. Wherever the messages were coming from, they were worthy of being listened to.
Fast forward some time and I have dropped my attachment to how this message is coming or who is bringing it and decided to just take advantage of what is being shared. I have expanded my understanding of how channeling works and feel that it is indeed very possible. High states of meditation that quiet our analytical and limited mind can induce greater wisdom to come forward. In fact, all of us have experienced it to some degree in our life and are capable of much more. Just think of the last time you had that sudden burst of wisdom or clarity about something while you were the most relaxed and unattached to specific thought patterns.
At this point in my journey, I greatly enjoy the work of Abraham. My experience wasn’t that different from others who come across this work in that no matter how we feel about Esther, what gets most people hooked is the powerful and valuable wisdom that is expressed during the channeling sessions. There is nothing one needs to believe or do; there are no obligations and no expectations. There is simply learning how to let go to experience the joy of being and learning how to create our lives consciously with focused intent and accountability. This resonates with my soul tremendously as it reminds me of who I really am and why I am here.
The Teachings of Abraham Events
Jerry and Esther spend most of the year on the road hosting workshops and other events around the US, mostly. They sometimes also visit Canada and hold cruises where they feature the Abraham material. They were reluctant to go public with their knowledge at first, as you can imagine how most people in our society respond to spiritual manifestations. However, after talking with small groups of people and seeing the positive impact it had on their lives, they did and today people from all over the world read their books and attend their workshops as the wisdom gained is spreading like wildfire.
The teachings of Abraham grew in popularity after the release of the film The Secret and they continue to attract people around the world. This age of awakening and spiritual growth is seeing more and more people shed their old identities and restrictive dogmas, and look for something that is a better reflection of true joy, love, and wisdom, which are at our core.
Of course, it is important to keep in mind that just like the wisdom shared by the Course in Miracles, Eckhart Tolle, or Neale Donald Walsch, this is not meant to be any kind of new religion. At the core, there is nothing to believe – you either feel it and want to apply it and see the benefits in your life or you don’t.
If you do not feel it, there is nothing wrong with that; whether you are aware of it or not, the universe continues to expand its consciousness and energy as we speak, without the need for anyone’s belief or approval. And if you do feel it, there is nothing to label yourself with – you simply “are” and experiencing yourself as the magnificent and creative being you are – no strings attached.
The format of the workshops with Abraham, are all based on Esther quieting her mind, i.e. entering true stillness and allowing higher vibrations to resonate through her. This is when the higher frequency of the spiritual entity known as Abraham is able to flow through her. During this time there is nothing scary and or spooky about this and if you did not know any better you would simply think, Esther is presenting information, just like any other person on stage.
For the skeptics, even if Esther was not channeling, it should not matter as the wisdom that comes out of her is pure, practical, and non-threatening in any way. So to me for example it would not matter one bit whether it is her talking or a spirit talking through her.
After a brief introduction from Abraham, people are chosen up to the front randomly to ask a question or questions and Abraham gives them a new perspective on why things are or aren’t working in their life. To date, millions of people have enjoyed, benefited, and been empowered thanks to the efforts of Esther and Jerry Hicks. I mean think about it, if there is an easier way to live, instead of in the usual pain and stress most of us do – I think that is quite hard to pass up. Unless of course, you like the stress, pain, and drama – then keep on living the way you are living.
So although I feel confident that my number one source for answers is me – my own being, I enjoy from time to time hearing the Abraham workshops as the questions and life situations people bring up are very practical and allow one to expand their being and continue to be reminded of who we really are at our essence. Never mind how enjoyable they are from a comedy and humor point of view.
Thus, when a few weeks ago, completely by chance, without even looking for it, I found out that there was going to be “A Day With Abraham” in a city nearby, I thought “why not?” And heck, if I think of some “question” or life situation that I would like greater clarity on or a second take on, perhaps I will even interact with Abraham personally. I look forward to sharing about this event in another essay.
We cannot be more than you allow us to be.
The Teachings of Abraham