Esther and Jerry Hicks are one of the most famous couples in the self-help and LoA sphere. Their teachings, known as Abraham-Hicks teachings, have millions of followers around the globe, and the Abraham-Hicks Publications have presented over 800 books, e-books, CDs and DVDs, as well as numerous workshops on the law of attraction.
Esther Weaver was born in 1948 in Coalville, Utah. After graduating from high school, she married Richard D. Geer, the father of her only daughter, Tracy.
In 1967 she met Jerry Hicks, a successful Amway distributor at a time, on a presentation he gave in Fresno. The presentation he gave then was on Napoleon Hill‘s “Think and Grow Rich!“, the book that Amway distributors use as a means of motivating recruits and new distributors.
At some point, a relationship developed between Esther and Jerry, and in 1980 Esther divorced her husband to marry Jerry two weeks later.
Jerry is the one who always seemed to have many questions about religion, creation and the Non-Physical. Esther didn’t share his enthusiasm for the spiritual world until 1983, when they read the book called “Seth Speaks”. The idea of Seth, a channeled non-physical being, excited them both; after meeting with a healer in Phoenix, Arizona, who was supposedly receiving spiritual communications from a spirit guide named Theo who told Esther that she he too had a spiritual guide that wanted to make itself known, they began to practice affirmations and meditation. In 1985 Esther experienced her first recognizable contact with her spiritual guide, Abraham.
They began writing Abraham materials in 1986, and shared them with a narrow circle of their business partners. The teachings then started gravitating to larger and larger circles. The Abraham Hicks Publications presented their nine books, including the best selling “Ask and It Is Given“ (2004) and the “Law of Attraction” series, they organized numerous law of attraction workshops, and Esther appeared in the 2006 documentary “The Secret“.
Jerry Hicks died in November 2011.
Teachings and Philosophy
The Abraham-Hicks teachings, or “the teachings of Abraham” as they refer to them, come from a group of entities that Esther’s been “interpreting” since 1985. Abraham, used in plural, described themselves as “a group consciousness from the non-physical dimension” and “We are that which is at the heart of all religions”.
The teachings of Abraham can be summed up as:
You are a physical extension of that which is non-physical – humans don’t just start their life here, on Earth; it’s only a phase in their development, which allows us to put out wants and intentions, and to propagate the universe forward.
You are here in this body because you chose to be here – it was your choice to come here and to experience “this delicious contrast in time and space” where you can participate in the creation with “other joy-seeking Beings”, choosing what, where, when and with whom you create.
The basis of your life is freedom, the purpose of your life is joy – joy allows you to grow, and your growth adds to the expansion of “All-That-Is”. You’re also free to choose pain, but anyone who chooses anything, does that from the belief that it will ultimately make them feel better.
You are a creator, you create with your every thought – the universal law of attraction makes you attract the essence of whatever you give your attention to, wanted or unwanted. Basically, you’re always creating, and your emotions will let you know if what you’re attracting is something that you want, or something that you don’t want.
Anything that you can imagine can be yours to be or have – it doesn’t matter how big or impossible the object of your desire seems to you – a castle or a button, it’s all the same to the universe. Your positive feelings directly influence the speed at which your desires manifest.
As your are choosing your thoughts, your emotions are guiding you – your Inner Being, or your unconscious, guides you by the means of emotions: if you focus your attention to something that you want, you will feel a positive emotion, and vice versa. If you change your thoughts, you will change your emotions, which changes what you attract/create.
The universe adores you for it knows your broadest intentions – the universe constantly guides you towards your purpose, towards why you’re chosen to be here. When your emotions are positive, when you feel good, you allow “more of that which you have intended from your broader perspective” – you’re closer to your purpose.
Relax into your natural well-being all is well – as you learn to appreciate more things in your life, you will attract even more things to appreciate, and all is well because of that.
You are a creator of thoughtways on your unique path of joy – you are in control of your own thoughts, and no one can limit what you’ll think about. Each of us has our own path to happiness, during which we discover all that we want to be, do or have.
Actions to be taken and possessions to be exchanged are by-products of your focus on joy – your journey is meant to be joyous, and as long as you’re focused on joy, “your actions will be inspired, your resources will be abundant”. You will know if you’re on the right path by the way you feel.
You may appropriately depart from your body without illness or pain – you don’t need an excuse in form of illness or pain to leave your body – your natural state is that of health and well-being, and you don’t have to do differently, although you’re free to choose to.
You cannnot die, you are everlasting life – when you choose to relax and change back into your non-physical state of pure, positive energy, you won’t cease to exist because you exist forever.
Hicks’ best selling book is “Ask and it is Given”, and they have also published five more New York Times bestsellers: “The Amazing Power of Deliberate Intent”, “The Law of Attraction”, “The Astonishing Power of Emotions”, “Money and the Law of Attraction” and “The Vortex”. They also published Sara series, fictional children’s books.
- A New Beginning I: Handbook for Joyous Survival
- A New Beginning II: A Personal Handbook to Enhance your Life, Liberty and Pursuit of Happiness
- Sara and the Foreverness of Friends of a Feather
- Ask and It Is Given: Learning to Manifest Your Desires
- The Amazing Power of Deliberate Intent: Living the Art of Allowing
- The Law of Attraction: The Basics of the Teachings of Abraham
- Sara, Book 1: Sara Learns the Secret about the Law of Attraction
- Sara, Book 2: Solomon’s Fine Featherless Friends
- Sara, Book 3: A Talking Owl is Worth a Thousand Words!
- The Astonishing Power of Emotions
- Money and the Law of Attraction: Learning to Attract Health, Wealth & Happiness
- The Vortex: Where the Law of Attraction Assembles All Cooperative Relationships
- Getting into the Vortex: Guided Meditations CD and User Guide
Quotes from their books
The most valuable skill that you could ever develop is the skill of directing your thoughts toward what you want–to be adept at quickly evaluating all situations and then quickly coming to the conclusion of what you most want–and then giving your undivided attention to that.
You have to begin to tell the story of your life as you now want it to be and discontinue the tales of how it has been or of how it is.
When you expect something, it is on the way. When you believe something, it is on the way. When you fear something, it is on the way. Your attitude or mood is always pointing toward what is coming, but you are never stuck with your current point of attraction.
In this video, Esther Hicks (Abraham) is talking about the key for effortless manifestation:
- The official website of Esther and Jerry Hicks and the Teachings of Abraham can be found at www.abraham-hicks.com.
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