Abraham is a Law of Attraction channeling thing.
Abraham-Hicks is really two things. It’s Abraham and it’s Esther. Esther Hicks is a normal, everyday mom from Texas who happens to channel a group of non-physical beings named Abraham. Being non-physical, Abraham can talk to anyone at any time (even simultaneously) so to distinguish the unique way it comes through Ester they called their company Abraham-Hicks.
Abraham came after Seth. Seth was one non-physical being (vs. a collective group like Abraham is) who was channeled by Jane Roberts. Seth explains in detail the nature of reality. Abraham’s teachings are, if you ask me, a less scientific version of Seth’s extraordinarily technical explanations and advice about how the world works.
In popular terms, Abraham is a Law of Attraction teacher.
What is channeling?
Channeling is when you quiet your brain and allow non-physical beings to give you packets of information through your intuition that you interpret into words. You’re just the straw – or channel – the information comes through. And if you don’t know anything about channeling take it from me – Esther Hicks is like the Michael Jordan of channeling. She is one of the best of the best.
Is it weird?
Reading and hearing channeled messages can feel weird, especially if you aren’t used to it. But once you stop worrying about where the information is coming from and you start listening to the information itself you can very quickly forget it’s supposed to be weird. The information is just so… helpful… that it becomes easy to let it be what it is just so you can use it.
Well, her voice is weird...
It is in the earlier recordings, isn’t it? :)
If you listen to the free Introduction to Abraham (which I highly recommend) you can hear how different Esther’s voice is now than it was back then. That’s because she was resisting things in the beginning and over the years she learned to relax and go with the flow of the channeling proces. I guess when some non-physical beings want to talk through you you might tense up a bit.
How I came to know Abraham.
Back in the early 2000’s when I was struggling with my relationship with my Guides, my purpose, and the meaning of life, someone handed me a cassette tape. (A cassette tape! Ha!)
“I feel like you should have this,” they said. “Keep it.”
So I did.
That cassette tape rattled around in my belongings for years. I brought it from one place to the next, packed among my paperclips and notebooks. I just couldn’t bring myself to listen to it. Or rather, I couldn’t bring myself to listen to much of it. Once in a while I would start the cassette, wrinkle my nose at it, and then toss it back in the box of miscellaneous stuff. I was unwilling to listen to it but I couldn’t throw it away either. So there it lived. In limbo. Waiting.
I remember the day I brought that cassette tape out for good. I was living in Ashland, Oregon and I had a husband and a wee toddler. I was depressed. Very depressed. After a rocky relationship with my Guides (co-depending on my part, come to find out) I had told them to hit the road and I had been living for months in the proverbial dark. Cut off from my intuition I spiraled into the fear, stress and anxiety known to many.
It sucked. :(
And that’s when something in me clicked. At the urging of my husband, and with the love of my daughter and the desire to be a good mother pulling me hard, I dug my face up off the couch and vowed to make a change. Suddenly, the face of the friend who gave me the tape came to my mind and I made a wild, desperate declaration. I promised I would – finally – give her advice a real chance.
“One year,” I said to no one in particular. “I will give this stuff once year.” If it worked, great. If not, I could finally toss that cassette. After all, I’d tried everything else. From psychology to Tarot to Shamanism, this kooky Law of Attraction felt like it was all that was left for me to explore.
I kept my word. And oh, how I hated that first year.
“You create your own reality,” Abraham said. Well, that’s a bunch of bull. I didn’t choose to create all of those horrible heart-breaking relationships and situations.
“You need to decide to be happy no matter what,” Abraham said. Well, that’s a load of rocks for me to drag around. Being happy means you’re selfish and don’t care about what’s happening to people in the world. At least that’s what I was taught.
“Just think better thoughts”, Abraham said. Grrrrrrr.
But I stuck with it. Through gritted teeth I listened to Abraham tapes. I read Abraham books. I tried to apply the teachings. And little by little by little understanding began to dawn.
“I did create those situations.”
“I haven’t decided to be happy.”
“My thoughts are horrible!”
And with that, I pivoted 180 degrees and saw the light. My light. It was small at first but over the years, with continued practice, the teachings of Abraham and LOA have helped me peel back the curtain and create a life I absolutely, genuinely, truly adore.
Through all of these years – over a decade an counting – I haven’t heard one thing Abraham has said that hasn’t resonated with me as Truth with a capital T. Not one. Not even when I was kicking and screaming about it.
They are, by far, my favorite Law of Attraction resource, now thankfully on digital downloads. :)