If I had to tell a friend about Abraham for the first time, where would I start? I had that question come into my mind today.
Who is Abraham?
A group of high vibratory nonphysical teachers. Nonphysical means they are in the spirit realm.
We are also nonphysical spirits having a physical experience. Abraham is like NASA headquarters communicating with us astronauts while we are on Mars.
There is no number of Abraham beings. Just lots of them. Infinite. It is like trying to count the drops in the ocean.
You could call them Source energy. God energy. Love energy.
Esther is able to get their thoughts in her mind and use her own language to turn it into words. She translates and speaks the thoughts they send her.
Abraham is a law of attraction teacher. They teach how things are created in this world, how to turn thoughts into things. They teach the idea of vibration, how our emotions indicate which vibration we are currently at, and how to think properly to shift our vibration higher.
Why the name Abraham?
That is what Esther chose. Even though they are numerous nonphysical beings, she chose to call the collection as one name, Abraham. This is also a reference to the biblical Abraham as the beginning of multiple religions. The teachings are the same energy.
Anyone and everyone can do this, not just Esther.
This is what some religious folks call “the still small voice”, higher guidance, intuition, spirit, etc. Many authors, musicians, painters, and artists are channeling high vibratory source energy when they create their art. Many pastors and preachers are channeling when they give their sermons. Many athletes who are “in the zone” are channeling source energy.
Everyone can do this and every does do this at some point in their lives and days. It is simply a connection with spirit, the same Source that created everything. Some people call it the flow state.
Esther found herself channeling Abraham in 1985. There is a whole backstory to this that is written in their books and talked about in the introduction dvd and audiobook.
Jerry was originally into Think and Grow Rich and taught from the book. It worked for him and some students but not all. Esther was one of those students who attended his workshop. I believe she was an accountant looking to increase her business?
He wondered why the teachings did not work for all and looked for answers. He was interested in metaphysics and read the Seth books, experimented with ouija boards, and both Esther and Jerry met with Theo, who is channeled by Sheila Gilette.
Theo told them to meditate and use affirmations. Theo told Esther that she too is a channel and will meet her spirit guide.
After 9 months of meditating daily and having a desire to connect with her spirit guide, Esther started spelling words with her nose, tapping with her hands, and wrote words from Abraham on a typewriter.
Eventually she spoke words from Abraham out loud, I believe after two months of this, while narrowly avoiding a car accident. Abraham spoke thru Esther while they were driving and told them to take the next exit off the highway. Two large trucks were about to merge and would have ran into their vehicle otherwise.
When Esther began channeling Abraham, Jerry asked a bunch of questions that he had. This was recorded and Jerry shared the tapes with a few friends. Word spread. People wanted their own questions answered. They set up small gatherings that eventually became a global phenomenon.
One time while Jerry was still teaching a Think and Grow Rich workshop, Esther channeled Napoleon Hill. Hill told Jerry thru Esther that his work was also channeled. Since Hill could not say those types of things back in those days, he did not reveal his true source nor about the idea of vibration and nonphysical. All that was edited out of Think and Grow Rich.
The way the current Abraham content begins is through their live Q&A workshops that they hold in many US cities and occasionally overseas.
Abraham starts each workshop with a monologue and then calls on audience members who raise their hands and are a vibrational match. People ask questions, Abraham provides answers thru Esther Hicks.
The questions center around some type of life problem and Abraham provides guidance on how to allow a solution.
That content is turned into video dvds, audio cds & mp3s, and books.
There are raw mp3s that include the whole workshop and edited mp3s that have the best parts from a workshop. There are also topic-centered mp3s, cds, and dvds where content from many workshops are curated based on a single topic.
The one time I went to a workshop in 2012 or so, the total length was a whole day. I don’t remember the exact times, maybe from 9am to 5pm or something like that, with a lunch break and other short breaks.
Then the workshops became just the morning part. I think maybe from 9a to 1pm or something like that. If I remember correctly, this was because Esther found that the energy after folks had lunch and later in the day wasn’t as crisp and fresh as in the morning.
Nowadays the workshop is done via live video stream from Abraham-Hicks headquarters in San Antonio, Texas due to the current global situation.
There are also Abraham cruises that span over a few days as the ship travels to places like Alaska. People can enjoy a cruise, the scenery, be around like-minded people, and attend the Abraham workshops. Folks can buy the dvds or audio from those Q&A workshops as well.
From the various workshop audio tapes, folks started posting clips onto Youtube. Esther & Jerry Hicks started allowing people to post the clips as long as it was kept to 15 minutes or less. No copyright infringement as long as they credit Abraham-Hicks.
Originally people posted audio clips with simple landscape backgrounds. That evolved into Abraham cartoons and various other creative formats.
Thus now there seems to be INFINITE Abraham material on youtube on ANY subject one may want to know about. Literally all questions you may have will likely have Abraham answers on youtube.
So it is super beneficial and I am thankful for Esther and Jerry to allow this and for the posters who took the time to curate and upload the videos.
Jerry has passed on to the other side a few years back and Esther is still happily around. I believe they have one daughter Tracy and a couple of grandkids. All this I heard thru various workshop audio.
There is no dying according to Abraham and Jerry is still with us and intensely interested in this work.
According to Abraham, Jerry wanted to show us that there is no death by dying and acting “as a bridge” to the other side. Meaning, he is saying there is no need to fear the reaper by facing the reaper and seeing for himself. It is a bit like Columbus sailing to show us that the Earth wasn’t flat and that we will not fall off the edge of the world.
Many people around the world have had Jerry encounters in their dreams and I also have had those. I have never met Jerry in real life, except from afar at one workshop, yet he has appeared in my dreams and has given me support and guidance at times.
Back to Abraham content. There is also an official Abraham Hicks website and youtube channel with lots of helpful stuff.
Abraham also wrote a bunch of books, some are in question-and-answer format where Jerry asked the questions and Esther allowed the answers. A lot of their books have cds inside the physical book and written transcripts from their workshops at the end of the book. The audiobooks have the live workshop audio included at the end.
Ask and it is given. The basics of law of attraction. The astonishing power of emotions. The amazing power deliberate intent. Money and the law of attraction. The vortex. Those are their six books.
Then there are three fictional books written by Esther and inspired by Abraham called the Sara books. That is mainly aimed at kids but I loved them too.
You can find Abraham books and audiobooks thru HayHouse publishing. Louise Hay became a friend of Jerry and Esther and wanted to publish their work to bring it to a worldwide audience. You can buy Abraham books, some dvds, and audio directly from the HayHouse webstore and listen to all the audiobooks on HayHouse Unlimited app for a low monthly price.
Abraham books are also available at various bookstores, Abraham Hicks website, and of course Amazon (physical, kindle version, audiobooks).
There were two “New Beginning” Abraham books that are no longer relevant. Those were published in the late 1980s I believe. That Abraham is a bit different than the Abraham we are all familiar with now.
There is one Abraham vortex meditation cd/mp3, many affirmation card decks, and affirmation phone apps. There are also music inspired by Abraham that others have produced, which are available at the Abraham Hicks website.
There is a book written by an ex Abraham-Hicks employee called “Travels with Abraham.” She ended up marrying the Abraham-Hicks truck driver and helper who was originally a questioner at a workshop. Sandi and Scotty. I am sure Abraham fans have seen Scotty at the workshops and heard about him on some of the audio tapes. His original workshop question and Abraham’s answer is also on youtube.
There is an Abraham dvd where Wayne Dyer asks all the questions. That can also be found as audio and a book.
And folks can get a free introductory audio on the basics of Abraham on their website. This is the same cd they gave out for free at their workshops.
I have been an Abraham Hicks student and fan since 2008. I believe I discovered them right after reading/watching The Secret. Abraham, Esther, and Jerry were originally part of The Secret but were later edited out due to contractual disagreements.
So where would my friend start with Abraham? There is just so much stuff!
I suppose the real answer is for them to see where they are naturally led. Most people will find and enjoy Abraham thru youtube.
My favorite is still the Basics of Law of Attraction book by Abraham, which was transcribed and edited from the audio version where Jerry asks questions. That audio is also available and is awesome.
I especially love the three books in one deal on kindle. It has Basics of Law of Attraction, Money and the Law of Attraction, and The Vortex.
I do love ALL Abraham content though. I have nearly all their work in many formats and constantly learn from youtube clips as well.
With all that content available in many formats, I am still not sure if there is one place where it is written what exactly a person is to do though. For the beginner, there is no one place that tells them what to do.
Meditate and Appreciate.
That’s pretty much it. Boil all the Abraham content down and it comes to that.
The purpose of meditation and appreciation is to raise your vibration. To feel emotionally good. That is the end result we are after. Figure out a way to feel as good as possible. Good feeling emotions indicate a high vibration.
No matter what happens or has happened or may happen in the future, figure out a way to think thoughts that make you feel good. Maintain your high vibration as much as possible.
Do this for every topic that is important to you. Health, wealth, relationships. Any topic that is currently bugging you, figure out a way to feel good about it.
Or ignore the bad topic altogether and focus on a topic that makes you feel good. Just by feeling good by any means necessary, the bad topics will also eventually fix themselves.
Why? Because high vibration (feeling good) is the solution to all problems. Source knows the answer. When we feel good, we are able to hear from Source in better ways.
There is an Emotional Guidance Scale, listing the 22 different vibrations, in their Ask and it is Given book. The same chart can be found on google.
All Abraham teaching is about moving up this scale by thinking better feeling thoughts. Think like source thinks. Think how “God” thinks. Loving, compassionate, hopeful, optimistic, appreciative, joyful thoughts. Raise your vibration to those emotional levels.
When the vibration is high, you get answers in the form of intuition and hunches from the spirit world (your inner being, higher self, nonphysical world, source, universe, god, etc.).
Things work out when you are at a high vibration. People and things react differently to you at different vibrations. So it pays to be at the highest vibration possible today and to do that again tomorrow.
How do you raise vibration?
Abraham offers 22 processes in their book Ask and It Is Given. Those processes are also used by Abraham in their talks with questioners at the workshop.
Both Meditation and Appreciation are processes. The best processes.
Meditation (quieting the mind) automatically raises vibration because the only thing that lowers vibration is negative thinking.
Write pages and pages about things you Appreciate because Appreciation is at the highest vibration. Notice things that you appreciate in your immediate vicinity. Speak words of appreciation. This is like “counting your blessings” and going into as much detail as possible about why you love those blessings.
Sometimes it is difficult to Appreciate if you are at a low vibration. Thus Abraham offers 22 different processes that are recommended according to how you are currently feeling. Different processes are beneficial at different vibrations.
You don’t have to solely rely on Abraham processes to raise vibration. Any process that makes you feel better is a good process.
Find a way to feel good first and the rest works out better than you could have imagined. Trust and believe that it WILL work out for you. Be at ease, not at dis-ease. That is the entire summary of Abraham teachings as I understand and remember it.
Relax more. Enjoy more. Do more fun things. Be happy more. Chill out more. Do more things you love. Laugh more. Watch fun and funny movies. Listen to happy good music. Be around happy loving fun people. Get massages. Hang out in the sun and in nature. Move the body. Drink lots and lots of water. Breathe slow, long, and deep. Breath is a way to connect with spirit.
Law of attraction works based on how you are currently feeling. You change how you are feeling thru how you are thinking and the things you choose to do. But mainly by how you are thinking.
There is a lag time between how you are thinking and feeling and what physically manifests. It takes time. Some things come today, some things tomorrow, and so on.
A human baby takes around nine months to come out of the womb after conception. A chicken hatches in twenty-one days. An elephant takes around twenty-two months. This is an analogy of how things take time to physically materialize. Be happy, joyful, appreciative, and expectant during the whole journey.
Don’t worry about how it will come or when or where. Just feel good. It will happen at the right time and you will take the right inspired action as long as you are feeling good.
This is the idea of being present in the now moment, not regretting the past or worrying about the future. This is also the idea of “surrendering” and being detached to the outcome. Some people call it “god’s will.” Let go and let god.
The first, fastest, and most important physical manifestation is how you are feeling. You can manifest a better feeling right now. That is the entire purpose of Abraham’s teaching. Feel better now.
Do whatever it takes to feel better now. Your emotion is the gps telling you if you are headed the right way or the wrong way. Feel better = headed the right way. Feel bad or worse = headed the wrong way. There is only one road with two directions on the emotional journey. One direction leads to well being and the other direction leads to lack and limitation.
I could go on and on, because I love Abraham teachings SO MUCH, but that is all there is to it. Feel better about every subject that is important to you. Feel as good as possible most of the day. When you feel bad, stop. Figure out a way to feel good again.
Every moment that you feel good now, your future manifestations are going to be good. Remember that law of attraction is a magnetic principle that matches manifestations based on feeling.
You feel good by thinking positive thoughts, speaking and writing positive thoughts, imagining positive scenarios, being around positive people, consuming positive media, and doing things that feel good.
Your today was based on past thinking and feeling. Your tomorrows are based on how you think and feel today. Plant as many good seeds as possible today.