This story begins in 1986 with Jerry and Esther Hicks giving a few friends the ability to ask life’s questions of “Abraham” – a group of evolved teachers speaking through Esther. As they saw the results of their work, they made a conscious decision to go public, and the audience expanded.
In the summer of 1995, my life partner Eva came across Jerry and Esther Hicks on the web. Reluctant at first, I eventually became caught up in the experience. Now it seems as if all the things I questioned throughout my life have led me to this place. Of all that I have experienced, this message resonates most clearly with me.
Jerry and Esther Hicks – the story begins
From early childhood, Jerry Hicks had been a strong seeker of truth. In the late ’50s, while visiting friends in Spokane Washington, Jerry discovered a ouija board. Initially a strong disbeliever, he came to accept that something “real” was happening. One session with the board directed Jerry to read books by Albert Schweitzer the Nobel Prize-winning philosopher, musician and Christian missionary. Jerry bought his own ouija board, and although it never worked for him personally, he found three people that could receive messages through the board. These messages however were more like party conversation than the feel of his first experience, so he eventually discarded the board.
In 1965, on impulse he picked up a book – Think And Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill. As he started to read it, goose bumps came up all over him. He decided to follow the teachings. In a short time he became a successful businessman, and even began teaching the principles in the book.
Jerry and Esther Hicks get married
In 1980, Jerry and Esther Hicks got married. Esther’s upbringing was such that she regarded ouija boards as evil. Despite their great relationship, Jerry learned to steer clear of topics like ouija boards – although Esther did ask what he had learned from it. Jerry felt strongly that there was intelligence “out there” that was desirous and willing to communicate. Some of it was frivolous and some just plain dumb. But some of it was pretty smart and it was real to him because of his experiences with it
Jerry and Esther Hicks hear of Seth
By 1983, Jerry’s work with Think And Grow Rich had ceased to inspire him. He’d seen a few people get rich, but others seemed to fail no matter how many courses they attended. There had to be something more, so he kept looking. One day, in a library in Phoenix, on impulse he picked up another book called Seth Speaks by Jane Roberts, and started to read. The goose bumps sprang up again. It seems that Jane had the ability to go into a sort of trance and allow a non-physical entity called Seth to speak through her.
Jerry and Esther Hicks – Esther relaxes
Esther, sensing that this was another of those weird topics which she had been taught to avoid, didn’t want to know about it, so Jerry took to reading these books early in the morning before Esther awoke. Subsequently, as Jerry described what he was learning, Esther’s resistance began to fade.
As she learned the principles through Jerry, she felt good about them. She was learring now from her own experience and not living with fears learned from someone who had learned those same fears from some else and so on and so on. She started to read the books, and they became the bridge that allowed her to break away from her taboos. One day at lunch in Scottsdale Arizona, a stranger sitting behind them turned and asked if they had read any of the Seth books. They were startled because Seth had been a secret they shared with no one. Then he said “Did you know Jane Roberts was dead”. A real sense of loss swept over Esther because she, in particular, had formed a strong desire to meet Jane, and through her, Seth.
Jerry and Esther Hicks – A “channeling” experience
Later, some good friends in Phoenix, acting a bit coyly, gave them a tape. “It’s channeled” they said. That meant nothing to Esther, but as they explained what it was, it became obvious that this was exactly what Jane Roberts had been doing with Seth. The tape was of a woman whom as it turned out was coming through Phoenix and offering to channel for people and answer their questions. They made an appointment to see her.
It was the middle of the day, broad daylight, “non-spooky” as Esther describes it, and very pleasant as they visited with non-physical entities called Theo. The first session was all Jerry. He’d had been saving up a lifetime of questions and their allotted time flew past. Esther was amazed and now wanted to ask her own questions. They booked a second session for the next day. Then Esther asked “What can we do to speed up the achievement of our goals”. The first response was – use affirmations. They were OK with that one. The next suggestion was – meditate. Neither of them were OK with that because each had their own baggage on the subject. But the further explanation was to simply relax in comfortable clothes in a quiet place and focus on breathing. “As your mind strays, and it will, bring it back to your breathing.” This version of meditation sounded doable. Then the tape recorder clicked off signaling the end of the session.
Sensing that Esther still had questions, the woman asked if she wanted to know the name of her Spiritual Guide. This was a new concept to Esther. She’d heard of Guardian Angels, not Spiritual Guides, but the concept sounded good so she said yes. The answer came back that she would have her own clairvoyant experience and would be told directly.
Jerry and Esther Hicks try meditation
They went straight home, dressed comfortably and prepared for their first attempt at meditation. Sitting separately (because they were a little embarrassed about this), they set a timer for 15 minutes and began. After three or four minutes, Esther began to feel a pleasant numbness – sort of tingly. When the timer went off, it startled them both and Esther opted for an immediate repeat. Again after a few minutes she felt that wonderful numbness – she couldn’t feel the chair – it was if she was floating. Again the timer startled them. Towards the end of their third meditation, Esther felt that something was “breathing” her – forcing the air in and out of her lungs as she floated. It felt wonderful, loving, ecstatic, and yet at the same time a little frightening. After the session Esther’s teeth buzzed, not chattered but buzzed. Later she came to realize that this was her first experience with “Abraham”.
Jerry and Esther Hicks – Abraham appears
Meditation became a daily exercise for them both. After about nine months, in November 1985, Esther noticed that her head was moving around during these sessions. It was relaxed and pleasant. Then one day she realized what the movement was – her nose was writing in the air. She announced it to Jerry and immediately got waves of goose bumps – a feeling of intense pleasure. Then her nose spelled out “I am Abraham. I am your spiritual guide. I love you. I am here to work with you.” Jerry got his notebook.
Jerry and Esther Hicks – the early communication
Each day for about two months, Esther spent about two hours translating for Abraham by the somewhat laborious means of nose movements. Then, one night in bed, Esther’s hand began to thump on Jerry’s chest. “That’s not me” announced Ether, “It must be them”. She felt urged to go to the keyboard. Her fingers were powerfully driven and she typed “iwanttotypeiwanttotypeiwanttotype …” for a whole page before spelling out a request for her to spend a few minutes each day in this manner. A further two months passed with typing being the translation method..
Jerry and Esther Hicks – Abraham speaks
It was while driving together on a freeway, that the next phase began. On a bend, in a middle lane between two 18-wheelers, Esther felt they were about to get sandwiched. She was scared, but at the same time she felt her jaw wanting to move, sort of like a yawn causes your mouth to move. She relaxed and the words “Take the next exit” came out. They did as directed, and spent hours under the overpass talking excitedly about what had happened. This was the beginning of Abraham-Hicks – Abraham speaking through Esther.
At first they were reluctant to share this with anybody but close friends, but after about a year, they started to open up to a wider audience. This was the beginning, for Jerry and Esther, of the exhilarating journey – the seminars, the writing of the books and the very public appearance of Abraham in the world.
Why Jerry and Esther Hicks and Abraham?
It seems that the two of them made an ideal combination. Jerry was the questioner and was looking for personal experiences that would give him answers. Esther, although she had grown up in a town where the church dominated the social fabric, had no strong attachment to a particular philosophy, and was therefore highly suited to the role of translator. Having met with them both, I would say that they’re ordinary folks like the rest of us with all that that entails (and in some ways that’s encouraging). Of course they’ve had the Abraham-Hicks connection, and that certainly helps.
Jerry, who had found ways to achieve much of what he wanted in life before Abraham-Hicks came into being, says “What Abraham has brought to my understanding, is an absolute clarity of how I’m getting, or not getting (what I want), and with that knowledge, we have complete control. There are no bad breaks, no unlucky days and no moving with the tides that have been moved by someone else. We’re free. We’re the absolute creators of our experience, and we’re loving it.”
Jerry’s talking about applying the Abraham-Hicks Law Of Attraction. Having talked to Abraham through Esther, and having listened to over 1000 hours of recordings of other people doing the same, any doubts I had about this work have been dispelled. It rings true to me and things just get better and better as I learn how to take advantage of these principles.
Jerry and Esther Hicks – Abraham teachings summary
You are a physical extension of that which is non-physical (the Universe). You cannot die; because the non-physical side of you is eternal. Your natural state is good health and well-being. You may appropriately depart your body without illness or pain.
You are here in this body because you chose to experience this life and its contrasts. You have the freedom to choose whatever you wish.
You are a joy-seeker and you formulate desires from your experiences. Actions to be taken and money to be exchanged are by-products of your focus on joy.
You are a creator. You create with your every thought. Anything that you can imagine is yours to be or do or have. You are choosing your creations as you are choosing your thoughts.
The Universe adores you for it knows your broadest intentions. All is well.
More from the Jerry and Esther Hicks web site (www.abraham-hicks.com):
“It is not necessary for even one other person to understand the Laws of the Universe or the processes that we are offering here in order for you to have a wonderful, happy, productive Life Experience — for you are the attractor of your experience. Just you!”
Jerry and Esther Hicks
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Click The Secret to read about their involvement in that project.
Click Law Of Attraction to read more about this fundamental law.
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