An unfortunate loss in the shuffle and redirection…
I’ll spare you any additional details on these concepts that keep the Abraham Hicks Scam afloat, but followers have learned to accept them and to continue ponying up for tickets to hear all about the new ideas.
An unfortunate loss in the shuffle and redirection, in my opinion, was an empathy-inspired part of their teachings, known as allowing or “the art of allowing,” a key component in what Esther Hicks explains, interpreting Abraham, as the mechanics of the law of attraction.
As recently as 2005, Esther’s Abraham said this: “When we say to you, make peace with where you are, we want you to make peace with where everyone is… We want it to be all right with you where anybody is.”
Allowing was when you got in the right emotional place to let your own desired objects flow to you, known as alignment with your desires.
A significant factor in allowing, that now seems to be set aside, is allowing others to manifest whatever it is that they want. Tolerance and non-judgment were gentle aspects of a live and let live doctrine that recognized individuals and their different approaches to issues.
That tolerance is now gone or, at a minimum, reduced in some instances to a public, mocking intolerance, and for the first time, the Abraham Hicks presentation is in danger of collapsing.
Is Esther Hicks, posing as Abraham, providing a useful public service to her followers?
The New and Mean Esther Hicks Scam
“Get out! I’m not kidding!”
No speculating on Esther’s new personality traits here, but I hope some readers will volunteer their own conclusions.
Esther Hicks, who had always made some of Abraham’s odder, confusing or simply contradictory statements palatable with her sweetness and humor, has recently adopted an aggressively nasty approach as a tactic.
While most became really aware of it in a recent contentious session in San Francisco, she’s made trial runs at it as long as a year and a half ago.
While the old Esther would once in a while exclaim, “We’re done with you!” or “Get out!” to people in the hot seat, it was playful.
The audiences laughed because the attitude was so unlike Esther, they knew she was joking. Not anymore.
She is really kicking them out now, and it seems to be only the most vulnerable who get an unexpected public rejection.
When reading about the outburst from people who were there and post on the Abraham-Hicks Forum, you have to remember that the forum is designed to fit the marketing messages of Abraham-Hicks.
Only true believers are allowed, and controversial or contrary voices have been quickly deleted by moderators since the forum’s founding.
Only true believers are allowed..
Even so, some express genuine concern before being corrected by others who are almost rapturous about watching the “booting” of people from the hot seat.
Examples of people who paid to be there and were individually selected by Esther before being kicked out after as little as few words are a woman troubled by a divorce, another with a question about dying and a man who was ejected finally after pleading to have the question he was called up to ask heard.
Esther Hicks’s point of view is that talking about problems enhances them, an argument made decades ago as an objection to talk therapy in psychoanalysis.
At this point however, this seems to include even the smallest sorting out to clarify mentally, something she once gently helped hot seat questioners to do.
She orders them to forget about history, a convenient gimmick, for a speaker with one full of contradictions.
Interestingly, Esther once told her audiences they were “on the leading edge of thought.” But she now tells them to stop thinking and to “feel your way into the Vortex.”
She even excoriates and kicks out questioners who say they’ve come to an “intellectual” understanding of the teachings. Doubters will certainly have conclusions about why she prefers followers who have no interest in critical thinking or objective analysis.
But what about Esther Hicks’s followers? Read the threads. Many of these folks, at least 80% women, spend hours reinforcing each others’ convictions. They also subscribe to seminar DVDs and CDs and attend workshops. The join up on cruises, all of which are pricey.