Can’t trust Esther Hicks…? Let’s look at her guidance: “Before you step off, be sure about who holds the rope…” Here are 15 reasons that may help. And who is Abraham-Hicks Anyway?
Estimated reading time: 17 minutes
Analysis by David Stone
An introduction to Abraham-Hicks
Ever wonder how Esther Hicks learned about The Law of Attraction and began channeling?
She picked it up first from her husband, Jerry Hicks, who died in 2011.
Jerry was a serious student of Napoleon Hill’s Think and Grow Rich, and he, also, started Esther reading Jane Roberts’s books. Seth, an entity channel in books through Roberts, served as a model for Abraham.
But the real messenger, Esther insists, is Abraham, dictating the books and speaking through her.
She 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.
Then, there’s a riff on some topic, a sort of keynote, followed by select audience members talking directly with Abraham/Esther in the “hot seat.”
Abraham dishes up one-on-one guidance intended to include broader messages. Abraham claims to know all the questions in advance.
Off stage, Esther says Abraham dictates books by forcing her fingers to type on a keyboard, an unexplained contradiction with the blocks of thought assertion.
That’s the official story, anyway.
The string of new books ended when Jerry died.
The List of What Esther Hicks Gets Wrong Every Time
Here’s what, piece by piece, convinced me that you can’t trust Esther Hicks.
In general, based on what you’re about to read, I believe Abraham-Hicks is a hoax.
You Can’t Trust Esther Hicks One:
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 very 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.”
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 do 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.”
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 of “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 illness. Clearly, it threatened to expose Abraham Hicks teachings as fake.
After a clumsy effort to blame his hospitalization on a spider bite, they adjusted 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 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 he 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 in 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.
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?