There are many questions surrounding who or what Abraham Hicks is and what the views of Abraham Hicks on Meditation are, this article explores the who, what and how…
Abraham Hicks who is this? – Is Esther and Abraham Hicks the same person?
Esther Hicks is an American author who has written many books about spiritual topics, including her book The Law of Attraction. She also wrote a book called “Ask and It Is Given” which talks about the law of attraction. Most importantly, she claims to be a channel for the spirit guides, angels, and archangels. The book is full of anecdotes from her personal life, where she relates how she received messages from various beings. Many people believe that these messages come directly from the spirit guides, and they claim that Esther speaks to them.
An American author, speaker, and teacher who has written several books on personal development including “A Course in Miracles”. They claim to be able to teach you how to heal yourself using their own method called ‘The Law of Attraction’.
Esther Hicks was born in 1887 in Indiana, USA. She is considered a modern medium who communicates with dead relatives and spirits. The main focus of her work is about overcoming fear through the Law of Attraction and the power of thoughts.
Abraham Hicks is a self-described group consciousness from the non-physical dimension. The inspiration of Abraham is brought to us through the physical being of Esther Hicks. They use her body to share their wisdom.
Esther Hicks brings us, Abraham Hicks, through channels. She has penned numerous books from the information she has channeled from the spirits called Abraham. Esther Hicks also gives live workshops where she sits on stage and answers questions from the audience as Abraham.
Abraham Hicks claims their message is to help humans understand the purpose of life.
Abraham Hicks is therefore not a physical person but it is rather an identity that Esther Hicks frequently encapsulates as a way to channel other energies and connect to Source.
Hicks’ unique selling proposition is her connection and self-identification with “…a group of non-physical entities called Abraham.” Hicks describes what she is doing as tapping into “infinite intelligence” which she channels live on stage.
When Hicks is on stage channeling “Abraham” she speaks about herself in the third person.
“Abraham is a name. A symbol. A feeling. Evocative-yet simple-like we want our names to be.
Esther Hicks on Youtube
Check these two videos below for a intro on the work of Esther and Abraham Hicks on Youtube
What Are Abraham Hicks Core Teachings?
The Abraham Hicks following and movement has become very popular with many people attaching to the teachings that it supports – there has also been just as much controversy towards it as with anything that might be labeled as alternatively ‘radical’.
The 12 Core Teachings of Hicks:
- You are a physical extension of that which is non-physical.
- You are here in this body because you chose to be here.
- The basis of your life is freedom; the purpose of your life is joy.
- You are a creator; you create with your every thought.
- Anything that you can imagine is yours to be or do or have.
- As you are choosing your thoughts, your emotions are guiding you.
- The universe adores you for it and knows your broadest intentions.
- Relax into your natural well-being. All is well. (really it is!)
- You are a creator of ‘thoughtways’ on your unique path of joy.
- Actions to be taken and possessions to be exchanged are by-products of your focus on joy.
- You may appropriately depart your body without illness or pain.
- You can not die; you are everlasting life
Abraham Hicks on Meditation:
Meditation according to Hicks is the channel and tool used in order to connect to your vital life force energy and the Source.
Meditation is not just sitting still. It involves understanding the functions of the mind. Once you learn how to meditate, you can achieve a state of peace and calmness. You do not need to chant or read anything. Just concentrate on your breath. Concentrate on a sound, or a word, or any other thing. Let your mind go into nothingness. By doing this, a great sense of peace and tranquility and most importantly awareness, arise in you. This is true meditation.
Meditation helps to increase your concentration level. When you practice meditation every day it helps to cool off your mind. You can get rid of stress and anxiety easily. This makes you focus on your work.
Abraham Hicks How to Meditate – Top 5 Daily Meditations:
- Morning Meditation with Abraham Hicks
- Physical Wellbeing Meditation with Abraham Hicks
- Financial Wellbeing Meditation with Abraham Hicks
- Bedtime Meditation with Abraham Hicks
- Generel Wellbeing Meditation with Abraham Hicks
The Law of Attraction Definition?
This is a book and probably the most well-known concept that has been formulated by Abraham-Hicks.
So what is the secret to Law of Attraction as a concept?
The book presents the powerful basics from The Teachings of Abraham and explains what the Law of Attraction really means. According to this law, everything that exists wants to be more like itself; thus, if we think about something that already exists – such as money – we’ll attract more of that into our lives. It goes without saying that if we focus on something that we’d prefer not to exist , then we’ll create more of that reality around us.
As we receive what we think and feel about ourselves and others, we attract similar thoughts and feelings into our lives. We call this Law of Attraction because it literally brings us whatever we think about.
The book speaks about how to apply these laws to the situations that come up in your day. You’ll learn how to use the Law of Attraction to bring things into your life that you want, create more abundance, and attract love. You’ll discover the key to happiness, fulfillment, and success—and how to manifest it into your own life. Hicks also speaks to how meditation for law of attraction is essential to manifestation.
How did Esther learn of The Law of Attraction and begin channeling?
Esther became a medium through her husband, Jerry Hicks, who passed away in 2011.
Jerry read Napoleon Hill’s “Think and Grow Rich” book, which inspired him to start Esther reading Jane Roberts’s “The Secret”. These books and teachings heavily infulned the model of Abraham.
Esther describes Abraham as one-hundred “nonphysical teachers” depositing “blocks of thought” in her head while she’s in a trance. She translates the blocks into words, acting out as Abraham and dropping the “I” in exchange for “we.” She’s able to do this almost instantly on stage before live audiences, simply by relaxing and “letting them come in.” On stage, “they” begin with a greeting, a familiar warm up. They tell audiences they’re pleased at having them ‘co-creating.” But what they’re “co-creating” is never clear.
What is known as the Vortex?
According to Hicks, we are all pure positive energy and through the law of attraction when we believe in this positive energy within ourselves we attract more positive energy.
The vortex is a non-physical realm that holds this energy and our deepest desires.
The premise of the Vortex works on vibrations. Every human on this planet exists with their own unique vibration. THIS IS SIMILAR TO EVERY DESIRE. Every desire exists with a different vibration. So every desire already exists which is what many people miss.
We, therefore, do not have to create the desire we simply have to shift our frequency of vibration to match the desire we want to attract. You adjust your energy to the point where you can attract thatt= desire.
A good analogy would be changing the frequency in the radio until it matches the station you want to be on.
How do you get into the vortex?
Entering the vortex is not equivalent to entering a physical space. To enter the vortex means to gain control over your vibrational energy in order to shift and change it and manifest your deepest desires.
You do this through awareness of your energy, thoughts, feelings, and emotions and actively making the mental change from here. The vortex can therefore be entered through meditation.
By focusing on what we want even before it seems possible as a reality is the law of manifestation and a sure way to start the journey of entering the vortex.
Hicks also has 5 steps to practicing alignment which go hand in hand with manifesting our desires and entering the vortex.
Abraham Hicks 5 Steps of Alignment:
How to align with Source energy in 5 steps
Step 1: Experience Contrast
In order for us to experience contrast, we must be exposed to something different from our usual environment. Contrast is anything that makes us uncomfortable or a perceived negative experience.
In life, we always have things that we prefer or desire and we always have a notion that things can be better. Whatever form your desires take, they represent your natural expansion and desire to grow.
Every day of your life, without fail, you go through this automatic routine without even realizing it.
By using the Abraham Hicks scale of emotions we can identify what we are desire and what the contrast of this feeling might be….
Abraham Hicks scale of emotions
Step 2: Source Answers Your Request and Creates Your Desire
You don’t need to worry about step two.
When you ask for something, if there’s an answer available, then Source Energy will provide it instantly. Abraham tells us that there is an energetic force field called “the vortex” which contains every single thing we might desire. Simply by wishing for something, we manifest our desires into reality.
It doesn’t take any effort at all for you to get whatever you want out of life. You don’t need to worry about fulfilling these desires because they’re already fulfilled immediately.
Step 3: Align With The Vibration of Your Desire
You don’t need to change anything; just be aligned with the energy behind whatever desires come up for you. Step 3 is where things get difficult for most people.
In order for you to be able to achieve something, you need to first get into a positive emotional state. In short, there is no effort or strain required; however, if you struggle against something you don’t want, then it becomes tricker to get what you do want. Resistance does not breed desire or manifestation.
Relaxing, trusting the process, and flowing with the natural current of your own energy leads to the manifestations of whatever you want.
When we align ourselves with our desires, we feel good because we’re enjoying the process of wanting something instead of feeling bad when we don’t get it yet.
Step 4: Maintain Your conscious alignment Consistently
By themselves, step 1 – 3 is enough to get started manifesting whatever you want. Step 4 and step 5 are about learning to be fully present when doing these practices so that they become second nature.
Once you start tasting the power of alignment and recognizing how synchronicity manifests your desires for you, then the next thing you need to do is to begin living more consistently from that state of consciousness.
When you start appreciating your desires more fully, you’ll be able to align yourself more easily and become aware when you’re not aligned.
In other words, when you’re doing step 4, you focus on feeling better—all of the time.
Step 5: Appreciate The Contrast
Finally, step five is recognizing that even though you may not be happy with something, there’s always an upside to it. Growth and development come from the place of ‘contrast’ or our negative experiences. So we can learn to appreciate these not-so-positive feelings in this step.
Most people experience negative feelings such as anger, sadness, frustration, etc., whenever they encounter something unpleasant. However, if we really understand our true nature, we realize that these negative feelings actually come from an underlying desire for happiness. When we recognize this fact, we no longer need to be affected by them because we know that there’s nothing wrong with having any kind of feeling at all. Instead, we can use these negative feelings to motivate us toward achieving our goals.
If you live from step five, you’re living in a completely trusting relationship with the Universe; you know that things are going to turn out well because they’ve turned out so far.
To conclude – Abraham, through Esther Hicks definitely follows a more spiritual journey to approaching meditation. Meditation is the channel and tool used to create a better sense of overall mental awareness so that we can notice our thoughts and notice how we can change these thoughts in order to invite abundant energy into our lives.
The concepts of alignment, manifestation, The Vortex, and The Law of Attraction are all concepts that many people choose to follow as it has greatly shifted their mindsets in order to achieve great success in their lives.