15 Reasons Why You Can’t Trust Esther Hicks Now or Before

15 Reasons Why You Can’t Trust Esther Hicks Now or Before

In Boulder Colorado in June of 2004, Esther Hicks said this: “Every bit of it is about economics. Every bit of it, without exception. Everything about religion is about economics. Everything about politics is about economics.

And everything about economics is personal satisfaction. Everyone is personally motivated to do the best that they can possibly do for themselves.”

But in Kansas City in September, the same year, she said, “Your world is pointing toward an insistence on conformity which is causing you enormous grief. It’s what’s at the heart of all of your religious battles, and religious battles are what are at the heart of all of your battles.

In other words, all of your wars and global irritation with one another are over your determination to promote sameness. Your democracy insists that it’s the only government that works. And every religion (it’s interesting to note) proclaims that it is the only one that works.”

But Esther, didn’t you say it was all about economics?

Esther Hicks with Jerry.
Esther Hicks with Jerry Hicks in their prime. Jerry died in 20210

by David Stone

Special to The Roosevelt Island Daily News

It’s no secret that Esther Hicks is a controversial figure. But what may surprise you is that there are now good reasons to distrust her. Here are fifteen of them.

There are many different channels through which people receive information, but there’s one person who stands out among the rest: Esther Hicks.

She says that she is a spirit medium and has been able to relay blocks of thought “Abraham” communicated without words into English.

Abraham is a “nonphysical entity” – or, as Esther jokes, dead people, about a hundred of them. But they are not just any gaggle of dead people.

They are an advanced group with a direct connection with Source – or God, as some might say – and access to all the wisdom of the universe.

This claim is what makes the many mistakes, both hilarious and painful, so inexcusable.

And it’s not just the mistakes, it’s the nastiness, even meanness. Facing someone in mourning, Esther tells them that all deaths are suicides. Death, she calls “croaking,” then cackles, adding “It’s so disrespectful.”

Until her husband Jerry died, she said, “It’s good to see the old ones go,” because it cleared space for the younger generations. When he died – in his 80s – she dropped that.

And “croaking” too.

You Can’t Trust Esther Hicks #Zero:

This one’s a bonus.

So, make that sixteen reasons you can’t trust Esther Hicks. Honestly, I was going to stop at fifteen, but this one was so awful…

“There is no state of physical decline or damage that you could not recover from — none — not any, if you knew it. If you wanted it and knew that you could. And that’s those miracles that they talk about every day. They’re not miracles at all, they are the natural order of things. But because they are rare, people think they are miraculous. They’re not. That’s the way it is supposed to be. You’re supposed to thrive.”
—Abraham
Excerpted from the workshop in San Diego, CA on February 23, 2002

Let’s start with “…if you wanted it…” 

If it’s physical decline and you want it gone, then, it’s gone, according to Esther. She adds a condition: “…if you knew it…”

And now that she’s told you, you know it. So, how come everyone keeps declining with age, and we end up in hospitals where doctors try to fix the damage?

The first Abraham-Hicks follower getting fixed or reversing decline with this insight, send before and after pics. I’ll post them here. I promise. 

But I won’t hold my breath waiting.

Editor’s note: Still waiting.

Two Is Medical Advice They Don’t Follow Themselves

“The very best approach to medicine is,’Well, I see your physical body is sick, what’s been bothering you? What are you worried about?” she says. Then, continues, “What are you angry about? What are you frustrated about?‘ Because that is what is at the root of all of this. And then say, ‘Let it go, let it go, let it go.’ That’s the message, and if they could hear you and do that, then they would all be well right away.”
— Abraham
Excerpted from the workshop in Ashland, OR on Tuesday, May 16th, 2000

Jerry Hicks lost his battle with cancer after choosing a course of treatment in direct contradiction to “the teachings of Abraham.” 

Discounting conventional medicine, Esther — as Abraham — says that a near-immediate return to health is possible.

Just change your vibrations. It takes as little as an afternoon, she says. 

While she blames victims of cancer for not getting their vibrations right, she’s silent on Jerry. He slept next to Abraham for 25 years, Esther described Jerry as better at managing his vibration than anyone else alive.

But then, he died.

Devastating was the news of Jerry Hicks’s illness. Clearly, it threatened to expose Abraham Hicks’s teachings as fake.

After a clumsy effort to blame his hospitalization on a spider bite, they adjusted the story. He chose “heavy chemotherapy” as the “path of least resistance,” a throwback to older, forgotten “teachings.”

Only after Jerry Hicks died did Esther concede that he battled leukemia.

She offered no explanation about why he hadn’t simply followed Abraham’s teachings.

Reason Three why you can’t trust Esther Hicks

Did you know that a selfish child is “like Jesus” who didn’t bother himself with concerns about others’ (using Esther’s word) “toylessness?”

With this fantastic claim, Esther abolished Jesus’s empathy and replaced it with indifference. (She claims that Jesus is a member of the Abraham collective of “nonphysical teachers.”)

Earlier, she aligned herself with Jesus and other religious figures like Buddha and Mohammad. “That which Jesus was, Esther is,” she said while in her Abraham trance.

It was the first time Jesus ever became that narcissistic or enamored with wealth and possessions.

And there’s more.

In the same sequence, the concerned mom introduced another concern. It worried her — She couldn’t stay “in the vortex.” — that her son had a habit of kicking the family’s cat.

The all-wise Esther ordered the mother not to interfere when her child kicks their cat. It’s between her kid and the cat. The cat was “teaching” the brat, according to Esther.

Favorably comparing a child’s selfishness to Jesus, followed up by encouraging animal abuse… Is this the spiritual guide to follow?

Esther Hicks may be making it hard for even true believers to stick with her. Even the most duped in a cult ought to see the dangers of letting a child kick a trapped cat.

Fourth Reason for Distrust…

Lack of empathy exposed limited awareness about the contours of engagement in physical relationships. This is best seen in Esther’s response to pain caused by the loss of loved ones. She’s mocked mourners, referring to death as “croaking.” 

She chuckled at “being so disrespectful.” 

Esther declares every death experience “delightful” without exception. No one’s around who can contradict her. Growing mountains of evidence from NDEs, however, tell a different story. 

(Note: Esther dropped the “croaking” references when Jerry died. He “transitioned,” instead. Gone also was her heartless observation that, “It’s always good to see the old ones go.” Jerry was, at 84, an old one.)

Probably the meanest is her claim that, after dying, we are — without exception — happy, even blissful. Even those with joyful lives who left children, dependents and other loved ones behind.

This trivializes life on Earth, just as traditional religions do, showing this “leading edge of thought” as simply a variation on a tired theme.

#Five

Humans did not evolve from apes, Esther claims, but were “a whole new idea.”

Nice try, but we share about 97% of our genes with our jungle ancestors. And the evolutionary track is fairly well known.

Other channels, such as Theo, have no trouble with evolution. We may be cluing in here more to Esther’s (and the rest of country’s) lack of scientific knowledge.

Here is the quote in all it’s thickheadedness:

There is thought, and there is Thought Form, and there is Manifestation. Manifestation is always in the eye of the beholder. So this time-space-reality that everyone is perceiving is nothing more than vibrational interpretation.

So the Thought Form of that which is man was set forth from Broader Perspective, and has continued to evolve by the experience of those who were having the experience here on the planet. And what you actually see as man or human is vibrational interpretation.

Now, did man come from ape? No, man was a different idea. So how does the idea of evolution occur? And we say: because the idea of each species was set forth, and as the experience of the species is lived, the idea expands. So the expansion is happening from the Leading Edge place and is supported from the Source Energy that flows everywhere the idea goes.

Esther has also said that humans were on Earth during the time of the dinosaurs, missing her guess by only a few million years.

Wouldn’t you think any “nonphysical entity” with the access to all the insight in the universe, as Esther and Jerry Hicks claim Abraham has, might actually know what every high school science student knows already? 

Five More Reasons You Can’t Trust Esther Hicks

Reason Number Six

”Abraham Live,” maybe the creepiest thing to come out the Abraham-Hicks marketing machine, even if the title itself wasn’t weirdly funny, ran concurrent with the workshops. For only seventy-five bucks, with no right to record a copy, followers could watch Esther do her shtick on their computers.

In short, the Hicks Team was webcasting their workshops, much as the monster churches do and were probably gearing up to ask followers to pony up subscription fees, taking greed to a whole new level. 

As Gordon Gecko pointed out, greed can be good, but when you consider the sales pitch for this thing, it’s hard to imagine who would pony up seventy-five hard-earned dollars for it or, really, why followers aren’t already fleeing.

Quoting directly from the announcement:

We recently had a chat with Abraham about these upcoming global broadcasts of our live seminars, which will allow people to participate in a live event without actually being in the room. So many people, from so many places around the world, have requested that we travel to their countries so that they can participate with Abraham, and this new Live Stream broadcast answers that request. It will be a great way for people who can’t be, or don’t want to be, in the seminar room to still participate in the seminar.

As Abraham used the word ‘participate,’ Jerry asked, ‘Since the people won’t be in the room and won’t be raising their hands, and won’t be able to sit in the hot seat to ask their question, what does Abraham mean by participate?’ Abraham smiled…

Now when you consider the unintentional humor of going “live” with a group of “nonphysical teachers” who claim to be “deader than dead,” you might overlook the suggestion of having a “chat” with them, but what got me was “Abraham smiled….” 

Now just exactly how does a nonphysical entity, who Esther Hicks claims gives her “blocks of thought,” smile…?

Nathan argues in comments that, if Abraham can convey thought with emotion, then they can convey a smile. 

Of course, in reality, Esther claims they convey “blocks of thought,” not “thoughts with emotion” and a smile is a whole other thing. Nice try, Nathan.

The word whacky doesn’t even cover it.

And then, there were seven…

Asked about severely disabled children Abraham said these were “old souls” arriving damaged, just for the experience, saying nothing about how struggling parents attracted them.

An important aspect of their preaching about the law, as explained, is that we are always in control of everything that happens in our lives. A random genetic error, an accident, is not possible, since each individual creates every aspect of their experience.

Esther here comes up with fairly crackpot theory and impossible explanations to justify implausible circumstances.

You Can’t Trust Esther Hicks Number Eight

In Boulder Colorado in June of 2004, Esther said this: “Every bit of it is about economics. Every bit of it, without exception. Everything about religion is about economics. Everything about politics is about economics. And everything about economics is personal satisfaction. Everyone is personally motivated to do the best that they can possibly do for themselves.”

But in Kansas City in September, same year, she said, “Your world is pointing toward an insistence on conformity which is causing you enormous grief. It’s what’s at the heart of all of your religious battles, and religious battles are what are at the heart of all of your battles. In other words, all of your wars and global irritation with one another are over your determination to promote sameness. Your democracy insists that it’s the only government that works. And every religion (it’s interesting to note) proclaims that it is the only one that works.”

But Esther, didn’t you say it was all about economics? Oh, well…

Now, You’ve Got Nine

Recent books, especially in the series starting with the Power of Emotions as a subject, are not direct quotes from Abraham. They’re rehashed, teachings stretched out with object lessons, in the style of the earliest Abraham recordings. 

They are expurgated by Jerry Hicks, according to his own lights, which reduces their credibility for several reasons we can save for another time.

To get a better perspective on this, try to get your hands on the audio version of these books. At the close of each, they include an Abraham-Hicks live session recording. The difference is dramatic. Moreover, Jerry, not Esther who appears only in the introduction, reads aloud.

Jerry never claimed to channel Abraham.

Note: These later books were a repackaging Abraham for profit. This makes them someone’s selective interpretation, not the pure, gut stuff straight from Abraham.

Ten: From the simple Law of Attraction teachings, the Abraham-Hicks team has added many complicated procedures and new ideas. Now, instead of “you get what you think about” and “birds of a feather flock together,” we have a “vortex” where desired things are held in “escrow.” 

They haven’t been delivered because the time is not yet right or, the standing explanation, “you’re not letting it in.”

When it was revealed that, contrary to Esther and Jerry Hicks’ claims, the “Law of Attraction” did not originate with them, they migrated it to the clunkier but vastly more convenient term “Vortex of Attraction,” which does.

End Of The List For What Esther Hicks Always Gets Wrong

Eleven:

The 2012 harmonic convergence predictions. At first, Abraham shrugged these speculations off as useless because, according to the Law of Attraction, we will get what we attract at the time, and nothing can be predicted in advance. 

Later, pressured by true believers in their New Age audiences, they fell into the harmonic convergence line and talked about new knowledge and awareness in the world today that would lead to great change in 2012. Popular demand engendered new truths, it seems.

By the way, none of the big changes ever occurred. Wrong again, Abe.


Twelve: Wisdom

Wisdom, if viable, doesn’t need all the marketing and image control used by Abraham-Hicks. It’s getting to be as if Jesus were pitching pricey sandals and offering to lead pilgrimages for a fee.

In a nearly ghoulish twirling of Jerry’s cancer into a marketing tool, Abraham Hicks on July 7th, 2011, sent out an email blast with this exact wording:

“We so much appreciate all the inquiries and love that you have been sending our way and we wanted to give you a quick update.

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“We’re going to fly to Del Mar on Monday for the next phase of our rebalancing act in getting Jerry back on his feet and feeling frisky. Every day we’re experiencing the relief that we can only receive from Abraham as they remind us about the power of the Vortex. We are enjoying the comfort when we are able to ignore the temporary what-is.

“Abraham recorded a wonderful segment for Jerry last night guiding him toward complete comfort and ease, and that is exactly what he is focusing on now. We’ll continue our city-to-city workshop schedule as posted, which means that we’ll be enjoying the company of our friends in San Francisco on Saturday, July 9th. If you’d like to join the generally frisky Frisco workshop group, you can call the office before 4 p.m. CDT on Friday (830-755-2299). The last San Francisco workshop was filled to capacity, so a phone reservation would ensure that we won’t run out of chairs.”

They didn’t even enter a paragraph break between the news of Abraham recording a segment, whatever that might be, probably a workshop rehearsal tape, for Jerry and the pitch for tickets. This isn’t illiterate as much as it is Freudian. 

Thirteen:

In twenty-five years, wouldn’t these “eternal beings”with direct access to the “Source,” or supreme being, have come up with one original, really useful idea? I’d have been happy with a simple cure for the common cold.

(Nathan again, commenting below, implies that Abraham did provide a cure for the common cold. Right. My mistake. Here it is: Don’t think about colds and you won’t get one. How did we all miss that for so long!)

“Move over, Jerry, we’ve got tickets to sell.”


Abraham has never come up with a new idea. Esther and Jerry just took techniques developed by Seth and Theo, with both of whom Jerry and Esther were very familiar before Abraham arrived, and blended in ideas from the “New Thought Movement.” 

Abraham’s “hot seat” conversations with attendees are entertaining and sometimes enlightening, but they never break new ground.

I’m not saying they don’t occasionally come up with something fantastic, but something useful and objectively observable would be nice. Most of us would love to have what Esther preaches be true. Well, not the animal abuse stuff, but a lot of it.

How about telling us how radiation or toxins cause cells to become cancerous? Gold star for Esther, if she can peg that one.


Fourteen: Abraham’s teachings are simple. There has been nothing new in decades, except for exercises and concepts like “the Vortex.”

But like a jalopy without brakes, the machine keeps rolling from seminar to seminar as long as cash is available. 

Is this what one who professes to be as wise and all knowing as Abraham would do? Why not give it away?

So, why keep pumping out new products and cruises when there is nothing more to say?

It’s only fair to assume that an entity with the wisdom and access Esther and Jerry Hicks claim for Abraham would be thrilling. For many of us, they once were, but here’s a recent entry from their Vortex writings:


Fifteen: Thudding boredom and marginal literacy have entered the realm of Esther, Jerry and Abraham Hicks.

I Can Attract Relationships That Agree with My Desires… People are not finding it difficult to find the mate of their dreams because that person is not out there, but because of their own contradiction to their own desire in the thoughts they offer about the subject every day.

When you consistently offer thoughts about your future relationship that feel good while you think them, that means you are consistently matching the desires that you have discovered as you have lived life. And under those conditions, only someone in agreement with your desires could come to you. Under those conditions, no need for control is necessary.

Through each exposure to interacting with others, you launch continuous rockets of desires of what you prefer. And only when you are a Vibrational Match to the culmination of those desires will you allow your rendezvous with someone who matches those intentions that you have gathered along your physical trail.”

— Abraham
Excerpted from the book, The Vortex, Where the Law of Attraction Assembles All Cooperative Relationships # 80

Anyone who can read that through without dozing off has my admiration. Who thought anyone claiming so much wisdom could be such an infinite bore?

Sixteen: Abraham-Hicks baffled by string theory…

You’d think an entity claiming access to all the wisdom the world has ever known would be able to comment on a popular scientific thread that might bolster some of their claims, but no. According to a recording supplied by a friend who prefers to remain anonymous, Abraham doesn’t even know what the best known theory for explaining the existence of the universe is.

Simply, Superstring (commonly known as just “string”) theory tries to explain some of the peculiarities of quantum physics and how it fails to match up with relativity by proposing extra dimensions and constituents of matter that make the quantum world appear as it does. 

Abraham, after hearing a man describe himself as a “recovering physicist” and make a simple explanation of what string theory was supposed to do, politely listened as Esther explained that going back in time was a waste, seeming to see string theory as something to do with evolution, which, of course, we already know she hasn’t a clue about.

If Esther Hicks is going to continue faking Abraham, she’d do well to read some newer books and stop looking at herself in the mirror while counting ticket sales.


In Conclusion: Why You Can’t Trust Esther Hicks

If you believe, as I do, that anyone offering guidance from the highest spiritual source ought to be consistent and original, you’ll find Esther Hicks lacking. If you believe any God worth having would be compassionate, you won’t find that in Abraham.

My fifteen reasons are a brief summary. I could easily find a hundred contradictions and errors in fact. If you’re looking for a teacher, you can find better. 

And that’s a fact.

Buy me a coffee, please.

Thanks!

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  1. Honestly dude, I don’t have an opinion about the woman one way or the other which is what brought me to your page in the first place. (I was doing research for someone else) I never even heard of her. I was actually on the verge of agreeing with you, but the more I read I realized, it doesn’t matter what you read; text books, graphic novels, blogs, they’re still pretty much based on the opinion of the author.
    What gave me that realization was you. You wrote in a comment to someone else that this blog had been going for ten years like you were proud of that or something and all I could think was wow, that’s like a one sided bad marriage that seems to be way past its expiration date. Dude, no offense, but you need to get a life. You have spent a decade if not longer fixated on this woman and for what? let it go already. Most people, say their peace, write their books and move on.
    People are going to have their opinions regardless of what you want them to believe or comment about. It’s not stopping her so why are you stopping yourself. You obviously have disdain for this woman, but what you don’t realize good or bad is that you’re contributing to keeping her at the forefront of people’s mind so basically you’re helping her, not hurting her. You clearly have so much talent I would hate to see it wasted, but even I recognize the defensiveness of your replies.
    Post this, dont post this, I don’t really care, but you needed to hear it. I really do wish you the best and for your sake I hope you take my advice, but I think we both know you won’t.

    1. Alas, still unable to comment on the content. Same old, same old, and the streak continues.I wonder if Guinness keeps records on nonsense…
      Just one little correction for you, since you are clearly not a careful reader: This was originally posted over ten years ago, and I haven’t written anything new about A-H in years. I just field goofy, self-righteous comments like yours and answer.
      And some insight: Neither you nor any of the other A-H acolytes would ever read this post to the end, which you must do to get to the comments, unless you already had doubts. Panicking into attack mode, without a single argument against even one of the sixteen points, is a constant revelation. I suspect most commenters are deeply troubled with uncertainty, unable to manage the facts objectively, and scramble into a variety of dodges. BTW, the “I wasn’t looking for myself” has been used several times before. Come on. Who the hell does research for someone else, then rushes into an attack comment? Research into what? This isn’t exactly hard to find.

  2. Hi there I thank you for making this comment and it absolutely rings true. She avoids any question she does not know the answer to and yet still calls herself infinite intelligence. However when confronted with a question about the real deal-someone called Bashar she outright said Bashar was way smarter and it really is true-way smarter and way cheaper packed full of amazing wisdom. That Super String theory would be no issue for Bashar which answers questions like that all the time. Abraham also said that they keep things more general while Bashar goes super specific. Personally I followed the meditation techniques where meditating in the morning and creating a feeling of peace and love and staying in that state and if done right I would become super awake and I did experience amazing stuff including rare communication from my own higher mind and physical interaction by other beings. it was profound however it did not last long. I now see that state was called the Hyper Gamma brainwave state and it can increase even higher unlocking even more access to source and more specifics. I have concluded that what Channellers do is access a group of beings which are within the vibrational reach of them to some degree. Meaning the smarter the individual the better the wisdom coming through. To be honest Esther looks as clueless as a person can get. So it’s pretty clear when Abraham Hicks is pushed she will admit she doesn’t know everything like when asked about Tinnitus-the ringing of the ears she said they don’t know and eventually she changed her perspective on it saying that a person can tune it to access different frequencies which is correct HOWEVER there are other kinds of tinnitus like the deep drumming that gets worse and causes memory loss and stunts meditation and law of attraction access.
    That was the one I had and after finally learning about Earthing and how the EMF and Electric voltage I was able to ground myself in the soil and experience way less of that ringing in the ears leaving only the good kind-the pleasent high pitch tone to remain at least until I went back into my room. I have replaced my graphics drawing tablet (research shows its really bad because current flows up our hands) and now I use a normal mouse-already i am seeing better improvement. Bashar has said 5G can mess our immune system up. Abraham says none of these things can affect our connection significantly-this is one of the most dangerous lies so far. EMF from Wifi and 5G I don’t know much about but Electric Fields from computer electronics and sleeping near power outlets can easily be measured using a Multi-Meter.
    Anyway It has come to my attention that yes the sooner we can admit the limits of Abrahams teachings the sooner we can find much better ones like Bashar and who knows who else is out there. i hope I can sort out my brain back to normal order because I can access pretty much any brainwave state but when interference from my electronics comes my left ears drumming tinnitus tells me HELP.
    It’s funny cause when I was a kid I would climb trees (a kind of earthing) and I didn’t sleep close to my power outlet and didn’t have computer and WIFI and that time of my life was great I would have access to insane peace and clarity some mornings that I almost can never replicate…hopefully now things will change. So yes I’m done with Abraham except for generally just wanting to feel a bit better which she’s decent at. I mean to finish this off Abraham has always told us we have our own guidance system and you can bet it fires off for many of us when she says something screwy. That tells us she is not telling everything or outright wrong and I’m glad you picked it up. Don’t worry about the comment above saying to give up, if you have a passion for getting to the bottom of things that’s a good attitude to have.

  3. When I was a child, I learned how to win at table games by only looking at a different place in my mind. And I can still do it at this day. My dad who is a sore looser do not even want to talk about the games i won against him. If someone would try to play against me to try to prove to himself that it isn’t true, he or she would not be able to see it. That’s because trying to prove someone wrong is not looking at the same thing then the actual game to win. The intentions are different, therefore the results will be different. When your intention is to prove someone wrong, its not the same intention as seeing a win of a game or whatever the truth that person is speaking from. ( that is why nobody here leaving any comments will make you see what is real). Its two different subjects. Two very different thing to look at. And if you are not looking at the right thing, you cant turn to see where the answer is. and also, the answer to a problem is not at the same place then the problem. If you continue to look at a problem, the more of that problem you will see. You need to look somewhere else in your mind to see the answer. Not out there. Like math problems. You need to use reason.
    And also, we all have what it takes to figure it out. If the universe, God, life, Abraham or whatever you want to call it, did not think we could, he would give us the answer himself. That is why he only tells us what we already know or are ready to hear because we know of it. The rest we need to figure it out on our own. And we can only know this through experience (because only you, in your mind, can know it).
    Cheers 🙂

  4. At the time of my posting this comment it shows about 153 comments. I’m too lazy to read them ALL! LOL! But I don’t need that many to see all I need to see. First I will say that I am non-religious for the most part but I do know Biblical and such teachings, much of which is accurate if you actually understand what you are reading. That is the key to most everything. Understanding. I’d like to attempt to explain the part about ‘healing yourself’ that you’ve mentioned. To cut to the chase: WE are ALL *energetic* in nature. We are ‘inhabiting’ a physical body in a physical world. Because of our fusion with our physical bodies we must adhere to the physical laws of our environment. By this I mean that, as to our health, we are directly affected by our environment such as diet the air we breathe and etc. which all affects our ‘organism’ or body via physical laws. To put this as clear as possible, as to adhering to the physical laws of our natures; as human beings we can not ‘re-grow’ limbs, for instance, but we can overcome most ailments that basically leave our physical bodies otherwise intact. However, there are certain reptiles, for instance, that CAN regrow limbs and even change sexes if needs be. Human beings cannot do that (it’s against the physical laws of the planet etc.) so that is not included in the ‘healing’ ability / energy of Humans. I only say this as a means to make it very clear to the point I am attempting to make. I have seen some very convoluted and misunderstanding comments here so… However, we are more ‘energetic’ than we are physical. It has been proven that our mind CAN assist us in recoveries that some physicians will see as ‘miraculous’. There are many who have been given a sentence of paralysis who are now walking, mesmerizing their physician. There are studies of children having cured themselves of various diseases by using their mind to ‘see’ the illness in some form of their choosing and then ‘destroying’ it within themselves. What is not understood is the FACT that it’s usually NOT immediate. Due to the physical laws of our Universe AND our own ‘belief’ system we are under the constraint of that gestalt of energy. The stronger you ‘believe’ that something will happen, the faster it will progress for you. It must be understood that just because you SAY you believe something does not make it so. IF your belief is truly as strong as you say it is, than it will be for you the way you want it to be. To speak something is useless without truly ‘feeling’ it. Our FEELING is our connection to our true ‘energetic’ self. Most people just do not want to admit that they are afraid that this teaching may actually be true so they push against it. As to the individual who suggests that Esther is channeling the spirit of a possible individual called ‘Abraham’ in the Bible, they are sadly and humorously mistaken. Abraham is NOT a person. It is a designated title of a group of ‘Source Energy’ beings that she is in alignment with vibrationally. She has chosen this title for them. It has nothing to do with the energy she is connected with and everything to do with her need and most other human beings need to verbalize and personify information that they are given. Hope this helps.

    1. I don’t see how this juvenile rambling could help any rational person. Until you have some proof, these are just imaginative ideas that nobody’s ever tested, but of course, you’re free to believe anything you like.
      Good luck!

  5. First of all, kindly excuse my not-so-well english in sharing about my opinion based on an experience.
    I found about A-H from my ex wife, where she has been following and applying this so called “teaching” for many years back then already in her life, in which bothers me quite often.
    In short, I was curious and tried to do my “learning” about A-H to understand further, and made a personal comparison on how it affects my ex wife ideas and thoughts in many ways.
    As a not-so religious person yet (I prefer not to mention my religion for a good reason), I was shocked by the teaching of A-H, as it is surely having a very huge difference from my belief, about God and life.
    There had been so many debates and arguments which ended in fights in my marriage, as I considered she was quite often using the idea of A-H for her belief and understanding about how to be a “good” human being in life.
    This somehow lead my marriage to an end.
    She could never explain or show any proof and or evidence of any reason about every theory she uses, except only thinking that what she learned from A-H is always to be always correct.
    She failed on the basic understanding of the purpose in life, with all due respect to all beliefs.
    She had huge lack of sympathy and or even empathy towards others, which everything had to be based on what she feels “right” first.
    She even started to share hatred by mentioning that all religions or beliefs just separating people and making enemies to each other.
    The words used by A-H, like ; vibration, source, etc, could never really be understood nor explained well, instead only keep them as nice words to say.
    The worst (for me) was when she believes that the “source” (her understanding of God) is only in everyone’s being, where she thinks she is also the God for herself, and nobody could ever control her life.
    etc.
    Rather than listening to others’ opinion for a fair open discussion, she tends to be rejecting and blaming others of forcing or putting her in a tight corner with no option, especially when she had no answer of something asked, which apparently against her belief based on A-H teaching, without further explanation, whatsoever.
    By the way, she was into one religion, before then she decided to disbelieve most religions’ teachings by / since listening to A-H.
    Somehow, I felt sad with the decision of ending the marriage,
    but in the other hand, I feel lucky if it was ended earlier, for a good long term reason.
    What I had found and learnt from that experience, my quick conclusion is, unfortunately to say (write), that the teaching of A-H is so much not suitable (tend to be dangerous) for human being self development, in the meaning of creating and maintaining good connection and relationship with others (people).
    The teaching of A-H mostly affects people on own self importance (selfish), self justification and, indirectly, hatred towards others (perceptions, beliefs, opinions, ideas, etc).
    Surely, the teaching of A-H is extremely not for me, with all my respect to all people around the world.
    May all peace be upon us all.

    1. People take what they want from religious and spiritual teachings. They find something that confirms what they want to believe already and discard the rest. And to your point, logical arguments are out. Beliefs aren’t debatable on the basis of acts ore sense.
      Although I can’t say Esther preaches this, but what I see from followers is the same sort of polarizing that comes with most religions. That is, you are either one of the elites who gets it or you’re a loser of one variety or other. In my case, as you may have noticed, my disagreement means I’m an unhappy, miserable person who gets off tearing down other people. When you have a group where convictions like that resonate, you have group think or cultism where they’re all in the same echo chamber, reinforcing each others convictions at close range.
      Thanks, and best wishes for both you and your ex. You still care about her; so, wish her well and move on. It’s the only honest way.

  6. While Esther teaches unconditional love, her followers lash out at anyone who has a different opinion! This is a case that one can find in a psychology textbook. They are convinced that if they follow blindly her teachings, then they will have what they want, such as riches beyond imagination. Now, if you tell them the truth, that is, that being happy is not enough to reach your goals, then you shatter their dreams and they are ready to lash out at you.
    If it’s so easy to be super-rich, then why super-rich people don’t preach the gospel of joy? If there is abundance and infinite resources, then why do they want to hide this truth from us? Because joy is not enough.
    Esther says that she is the same energy with god, eg Jesus. Can one really imagine god speaking about salivating over burgers, driving the amazing Audi R8, his wonderful SUV, swimming in his lovely zero-edge infinity pool, or how he manipulates reality and always has upgrades to first class on a plane etc…
    I was mesmerized too and I understand abers. I blame myself because even though, I already had two BAs and a MSc, I decided to put aside whatever reasonable thing I had learned, just to follow this “enlightened” point of view. The reason why I behaved like this, it was because I wanted more things in my life. Even though I was young, I was exhausted from all the studying and working. So, one day, while browsing the internet, Esther pops-up telling that you can have everything just by being happy. Isn’t that tempting?
    If one is a “serious” student of Abraham then one will discover in time all the fallacies in these teachings.
    Do those people really believe that babies born in Africa and starving are responsible for their vibration? Really? Do they believe that it is just contrast, having a swollen belly due to starvation? Is this situation going to change when the child gets happy and changes vibration?
    What about babies and children in the Holocaust? Are people idiotic enough to think that those victims were living by default and received their vibrational match, that they asked it and it was given to them? Really?
    Another case in point is politics. Since the 1990s people expressed their frustration over the actions of the presidents and Esther advised them to think in a positive way about the presidents. She literally numbed them. Today in the 21st century that we know more about some presidents and what they did (for example unnecessary wars), the only thing I can understand is that being blind to reality and happy no matter what, it just offers governments the necessary leeway in making bad decisions. People should not be afraid to judge and speak negatively, when they understand that horrible things may happen.
    She, who is so positive, is paradoxically negative about books. The only good books are the ones she wrote. She even says that she doesn’t read books, so as not to dilute Abraham’s message, and in this way advises against books. Why read philosophy, literature, or poetry, when you can watch “The Big Bang” sitcom and laugh?
    People are easily tempted. Reading “difficult” books doesn’t make you happy, it takes time and effort but it makes you more intelligent and you can understand the silliness of Esther’s teachings. I’ve read about someone who burnt books and he was responsible for the WW2. If you want to make people follow you, you must make them believe that the truth is your doctrine and what harmonizes with it. All else has little value.
    So, what if Sophocle wrote that “Money! Money’s the curse of man, none greater. That’s what wrecks cities, banishes men from homes,
    Tempts and deludes the most well-meaning soul, Pointing out the way to infamy and shame.” I suppose that according to J-Esther-ham, Sophocle was an unenlightened human being, maybe sad, full of resistance, ancient and totally irrelevant in the modern world. Don’t read him, grab the Sarah books, the card-decks, the Ask and it is given book! There lies the truth! Really?
    Her inconsistencies are more than obvious when she talks about masks, covid and vaccinations. All those years she keeps preaching the magnificence of the human body, the emotional guidance system and to trust your gut feeling. But now she is quick to dilute this “enlightened” ideas, because she is afraid of bad publicity. The media would devour her, not to mention the lawsuits she would have to face.
    People should be able to use their minds and choose what to do. It is preposterous to tell them not to think but just to believe that all is well.
    She also preached for decades, the notion of happy-happy-dead and that a non-resistant being dies one day peacefully while sleeping. So, what happened with Jerry? He was married to infinite intelligence, he was always happy but died of leukaemia… and of course he had chemotherapy. He, the great asker of questions! I guess Esther attracted that too. Co-creation at its best!
    Last but not least animals. A cat was run over… the cat asked it. Don’t be sad, the cat will re-emerge again again, says Abraham, .
    Should we care about ecology? Not really. Consume as much as you want, fill the Earth with garbage and be happy. Why join the protests against pollution? This is resistance, says Abraham. Just be happy.
    What about species on the brink of extinction due to humans’ impact on planet Earth. No you shouldn’t care… “Aren’t you happy that dinosaurs are extinct?”, asks Abraham and all laugh.
    In her workshop there is no discussion. She doesn’t participate in forums where people could contradict her.
    The more I write, the more I feel embarrassed that I spent years immersing myself in this stupidity.
    In time abers will understand, just because they will be fed-up with all this nonsense that brings no results.

  7. I was introduced to Abraham and Esther through my wife. She really digs her. I on the other hand continue to be skeptical about her (and every other religion and self help guru). I like some Of what she says, but have never taken it very seriously. I think it’s an act, a performance.
    I’ve tried to take the good parts of every religion and spiritual guru and use them when I can. Even Scientology has some teachings that make sense. But I wouldn’t ever pay for any of these things. And they are VERY cultish.
    That’s sad to hear that cat story. I have apparently only listened to the positive videos. That story is awful.
    But unfortunately I do agree with much of what you have written. I won’t tell my wife these stories as it may break her heart.

    1. You pretty much nailed it. Your wife’s not likely to hear the cat story elsewhere. It’s something I picked up on the Abe Forum when I used to monitor it, but that’s been a long time.
      In any case, re: your wife, Esther can be a reasonable starting point. She was for me, introducing fresh ideas I knew nothing about. The core inspiration is derivative, that is, she and Jerry took ideas from multiple sources — the New Thought Movement from the 1920s, where the the “Law of Attraction” first appeared; Jane Robert’s Seth Books, which they dumbed down for mass consumption; and Shiela Gillette and Theo where they got the style. Ultimately, they “borrowed” a lot of good stuff and distributed it. No wonder it “works” for some, but anyone who’s open minded will eventually see through it and move on. One thing I’d suggest is giving your wife all the leeway she needs to explore. I’ve seen a lot of people start pushing, and that seems to have the opposite effect. Sounds like your wife’s into for the right reasons, and as long as she’s levelheaded, she’ll be okay.
      Thanks for your thoughtful comment.

  8. Thank you for writing this. I followed Esther and Jerry Hicks when I was 26 and for a few years. None of their teaching materials about how to raise your vibration work. And I certainly didn’t manifest what I wanted. Now I know that Jesus Christ is God. Esther is just channeling demonic spirits. Isn’t it interesting how these spirits mock the bible by calling themselves “Abraham” ? I wish someone had told me how evil this channeling stuff is.

  9. Thanks to “Abraham” Hicks, my wife wants to discontinue doctors visits, therapies, and other much needed support for my daughter who is severely disabled – cannot walk, talk, or see. Somehow, “vibrations” will magically solve all these issues. As I read more and more about Hicks, I feel like I’m living in a nightmare as my wife is displaying traits of a cult follower.
    How can I help my wife to see clearly? It’s not only affecting her, but my young daughter’s health and potential happiness too.
    David – any ideas? Thanks so much for writing this. Scary, but much needed.

    1. The long history of cults shows how hard it is to get through to people once they’re hooked. Simply refuse to let her harm your child, even law enforcement gets involved. But keep in mind that your wife doesn’t intend to hurt anyone. Maybe a quiet conversation will get her to tell you or a friend why she wants this escape. A hunch tells me it’s the enormous stress of dealing with the painful reality of raising a handicapped child. She may be repressing guilt or managing extreme sadness. A-H may seem like a welcome getaway. Best wishes and good luck.

  10. I for one am super grateful for your article!! Esther-Hicks is a scam and is all about the money. It is so scary how easily we as humans are brainwashed. It’s a real thing and terrifying how people can act and behave once they have consented to drink the cool-aid!!

    1. It’s a phenomenon you see in all sorts of things. People seem to be willing to give up their freedoms for the promise of security from someone else’s idea. It runs all through religious practices through the years. I think there’s some laziness about it too.
      Thanks for your comment.

  11. Tery Hayes, even if what you say about healing is right, you have to acknowledge that Esther says quite different things. In her card decks she says that people don’t grow new limbs because they believe they can’t. This is something she has told many times while preaching. I think that you haven’t listened to her long enough as we have, the seasoned Abers, that we now see her fallacies. I don’t know if I can post here links, but on pinterest you can find the card decks and if you goggle the keywords:”grow”, “limb” and Abraham hicks then you will find results about discussions in the abe forums where people discuss what Esthers say at the workshops concerning the growing of limbs. So Esther does include “growing limbs” in the self healing process of humans.
    Apparently you are not a seasoned Aber! The irony!

  12. https://www.pinterest.fr/pin/517421444685043905/
    It is the December 16 card from Abraham’s perpetual flip calendar. I hope Teri reads the card.
    In this card, it is obvious that Esther claims that humans can grow limbs if they just believe it. But Teri Hayes “explained” to us that we can’t grow limbs because we chose to be humans and she also explained what Esther does and what Abraham is. It is obvious that she is not well informed on what Abraham teaches, who has a totally different opinion on growing limbs.
    I am not making this comment to debate whether we are energetic beings or not because I don’t have proof to support such a statement.
    What I want to say is that people really don’ t know in depth what Esther preaches. As Teri said she didn’t even bother to read the 153 comments. She found them too many. If you have studied a lot in your life, then reading 153 comments doesn’t take much time. As there is no other place to debate on Abraham’s teachings, I think it is important to take the time and read other people’s views in this blog. Esther never invites anyone to discuss but she only wants to preach and never accepts invitations to discuss (maybe nobody cares to invite her).
    That’s one good thing about technology. All views can be heard and people can easily be exposed. But people should be willing to discuss, if they want to break the spell and face the facts about those teachings.
    The abers should understand that the arguments against Esther are not arguments against the law of attraction. Such a law may exist or may not. I have no proof. But the arguments indicate that Esther may be driven by… money (lots of proof there, for people that want to discuss!)
    The worst thing that can happen to a bad teacher is having a studious student because in the end the bad teacher will be exposed by the student. But as we see in this case, the students of Abraham do not study much and they spend their time attacking and sneering at people with opposing opinions.
    What happens with abers is just that they are happy having a half-knowledge about the teachings of Abraham and… “half-knowledge is or can be more dangerous than ignorance”.

    1. Some good points there, and I saw an analogy to religion. Like Esther, for example, the Bible has a ton of contradictions, and most followers either don’t know or don’t care. That’s why they’re followers. It comes off as a kind of laziness, an unwillingness to go to the trouble of figuring anything out. Just believe. People have their own reasons for how they do things, but this doesn’t seem like an enriching way to go through life. More of a waste.

  13. @davidstone1313 I couldn’t agree more. This is not an enriching way to go through life.
    What made quite and impression on me was that because you expressed your opinions, people came to attack you. Some of their comments are downright offensive, the definition of meanness. Is this the attitude of people that believe in “pure, positive energy”, “unconditional love”, “all points of view are valid”, “not pushing against” etc?
    They choose to believe her, that’s fine. But seeing them starting a war in the comments just because you expressed your opinion, this is appalling.
    Something else came to mind… The Hickses in their beginnings tried to preach children… Do you know this story? Well, Abraham told children that “you can be, do or have everything you want” and consequently the children expressed their fantasies. For instance some children wanted to fly, have super powers and this kind of stuff.
    Well, those workshops were a disaster and they never again accepted children. In a sense those children exposed her! What could she respond to a child? Could she tell the children that they don’t have super powers because they are resistant? Awkward! A fiasco! So, the Hickses chose not to accept children again in their workshops.
    The moral of the story: Some adults can be easier to manipulate than children. Oxymoron but true!

    1. Interesting. Never heard about that one, but I haven’t checked in on Esther in a long time. By the time I first posted this, there was enough already for anyone with an open mind. Really, all I was trying to do is offer some balance and not let Esther and Jerry go completely unchallenged.
      And just for the record, knowing some folks who worked closely with them, I learned a lot more that I couldn’t publish in respect for their privacy.
      And, for perspective, I should add that the earliest attacks tended to be angrier and more threatening. Now, the vast majority of readers don’t comment. You never know why but hundreds every day at least get an alternative point of view.
      Thanks.

  14. I am honestly a believer in the law of attraction but I, myself have questions about her teachings as well which God forbid I present them logically to a follower, they jump down your throat for wanting clarification. If what she says about food and medicine is true, then we should all be able to survive without water. I would have loved to believe everything she says but something about her does not sit right with me.

    1. Welcome to the club, Staci. She has not come up with an original idea in years. From what I see, it seems she’s just cultivating followers.
      I agree with you on the “law of attraction,” but I don’t believe it’s as simple as she claims. People, their motives, hopes, dreams and relationships are deeply complex. Esther dumbs it all down. For what?
      Thanks.

  15. Thanks David for opening this discussion its reinforced what I already knew somewhere deep inside. I started listening to AH about 10 months ago. I recently stopped as I didn’t like a lot of what she was saying. Things seemed dark in her discussions, even evil. Like referring to animals as beasts, being completely concentrated on your own happiness, never mind anyone else, money in the bank, etc. This thing about going to sleep and waking up happy and everything will be ok? Sometimes I get in a bad mood. I go to sleep and still wake up unhappy, its human nature. The main reason I gave up this madness of listening to her videos was because I have been on my own for a couple of years now, living a solitary life on a cannal boat, trying to find my own happiness. I smoked cannabis for 27 years from the age of 13 after a disturbing childhood. I seen this as an escape and used to blindly defend it, like the followers of AH seem to on your blog. Anyway I stopped just before Christmas and it was pure hell. I had the worst emotional, physical, psychological withdraws I can’t even put into words. This lasted for 2 months that was brutal, in that time my only solace was scouring the Internet for the few, I mean needle in a hay stack blogs and vlogs on utube that actually condoned the substance. I searched AH videos and found her views on this were neither for or against except for one which kind of said that its like putting your life on hold. This held true for me and I left a comment. A lady said it was like a spiritual holding bay. A month later recently actually I had some other,,, blindly following her nonsense I presume, who posted a link to a recent video where she actually stays it’s okay because it let’s you release restance and allows what you want in? I replied with a nasty comment because its an utter contradiction and proves AH is nothing more than a money spinning load of BS using other people’s ideas that’s been around for centuries and generalising them into a profitable package. I am on the other side of weed now and I fell like I have been reborn, the stuff disgusts me, it seems like they won’t people high on weed because it dumb them down, makes them more pliable and easier to manipulate into what I now understand to be nothing more than a manipulation scam, mind control, damaging, inhumane, cult.

    1. Some interesting thoughts there, Daniel, and an interesting journey. One thing I’ll add is that a one-size-fits-all approach to life and living negates the rich variety of human experience. One thing that makes Abraham-Hicks appealing is that it offers a shortcut, an easy way out, without the work of digging deep or discovering yourself.
      I’m glad you’re on your way. Once your feeling more at ease, you might take a shot at writing about it. What you’ve been through is all very relevant and interesting.
      Best of luck, and thanks for your comment.

  16. Thank you very much all of you who have commented! I have read your posts and I feel so much for all of you!
    Thank you David, for opening ths conversation – and I must tell thatI really love your black cat!
    Few days ago I wrote an article on my FB page about the connection of the narvcsiistic thinking and about these “LOA” religious thoughts. As a result, I think that I “lost” about 100 “friends”:
    I am sorry to tell this, but they just have so many common features – which actually this “loss” of “firiends” aproved.
    Extreme cruelty. Lack of compassion. Controlling of what yu can think or how xoyou SHOULDd feel. Etc.
    I’ve “studied” narcissicm (for example from Dr Ramani or “surviving narcissim” pages on You Tube, and oh, what I realised! It all fels as if I woollud be on some LOA group on FB!
    That is why I wrote about it – and about100 of my “friends” did not like it.
    I wa slaughing by myself. I thought: Good bye. Good luck. I wil not be your supply.
    Of course, the Law of Attractio is real. BUT: in the <universe, there are so many other foces than that opersting, that it is not the only thing.
    I study astrology, for example, and this Abraham Hicks acclaims that it is nonsense. So, she ignores the wisedom that cultures have collected for tens of thousand years. And she acclaims that ony she is right, that only the "Law of attraction" is meaningful.
    BH. BH. BH.
    I am so happy that there are people who have seen this BH,too. Thank you.

  17. You’re trying to take everything Esther Hicks says literally. Is that not the reason the bible is not as popular as it once was? Old language, phrases used to describe situations, a likeness of words for example, beast as to animal. Come on. This is a debate you are having with yourself. But, each to their own. How would we ever know the truth?

    1. If it was possible to follow your thinking here, I’d comment, but I can’t. In any case, you haven’t actually said a thing about the material, just dumped some random thoughts that may help you persuade yourself. I don’t know, but good luck, and thanks for commenting.

  18. If you could get past your negativity, concerning
    E. Hicks, which is to a large degree, compartmentalized and thereby missing the larger, greater message of how to manifest your chosen reality, you might begin contributing to your unique Vortex of creation. As a result, given enough time,
    you would then be writing articles of appreciation, to a limitless, unconditional realm of manifestation through our loving universe, channeled through Esther, called Abraham. Until then, the veil remains
    over your perception of our earthly existence.

    1. You guys just never change. You don’t know the first thing about me, but your eagerness to embrace Esther leads you to sidestepping facts and playing metaphysical doctor for a patient you’ve never meant.
      Now, take a minute to put on your big boy pants, think a little if you still know how and deal objectively with the facts. You might be surprised at how pleasing the truth is.

  19. Dear Claire, since you are a good student of Abraham, why are you paying attention to this blog? Why are you manifesting this blog in your experience? Why are you pushing against this blog? I can see three possible answers:
    1) you are a newbie Abrascam victim, in time you’ll grow up,
    2) you are a bad student of Abrascam, you’ll need lots of time to grow up
    3) you are on a mission, you’ll never grow up.
    Get a life. Read a variety of books, meet a variety of people. If you have something to say, let it be from your experience and research. Live long and prosper, as the Vulcans say.

  20. Dear Carl, you are talking about the negativity of others and you don´t see the negativity oozing from your message. You sentenced David to eternal “blindness”, because he found reasons that demonstrate that Abraham is not infinite intelligence. Of course, you didn’t read the other messages, because 200 comments are too many for your mental capacities.
    You didn’t provide a single argument. You just regurgitated some phrases from Esther’s preaching. In you I see once more a terrible student of Abraham or someone on a mission.
    A song for you by Francine Jarry,
    “Energy flows…where attention goes (x3)
    So focus… on what… you want…
    And that’s what you’ll get!”
    What do you get Carl? This blog. Much love to you.
    P.S If you are a newbie let me tell you that Francine Jarry has composed songs for the HIckses. Does the “Joy joy joy/I can do it” song ring some bells?