Abraham - Hicks
Date: January 12, 2007 11:32AM
I have been struggeling with this since I came across Abraham-Hicks years ago. :!: First there are pieces, that make sense, that "you will reap what you sow" and "karma-law" speaks of similar ideas. This is similar to a lot of teachings from other , old religions actually. Only the focus of Abraham-Hicks is, that your focus is on feeling good. :D To accomplish that you think "better feeling thoughts" and you focus only on the best in people or in situations. That all is still a pretty positive statement and is similar to other teachings out there.
What drove me away the first time I came across the teaching was the very clear statement, that in the beginning they did say or "channel", that everybody is responsible for their situations and to stay away from those who are negative or perceived as negative and who would "dragg one down".
They very much insisted, that staying away from anyone who has "created" conditions you do not want is the way to go. There is no aspect of "humanitarian work" or "looking out for each other", because everybody gets what they want according to their teaching.
The others would learn by example and not by getting help or being tended to. :?:
So that really got me on the wrong foot. That and that I have a natural tendency to worry. Mix those two and you know what comes out.
Then I joined a church where 75%of the people follow the guidelines of the Abraham-Hicks teaching. I had to deal with it again.
I listened to the newest recordings and teachings and realized the "channelings" had gone a little "softer", but still very much looking towards hanging out with "their own kind". The teaching is now no longer called "deliberate creation", but "the art of allowance", because according to Abraham people were taking their thoughts too seriously (oh don't say!).
It has definetley turned into a big machinery with many avenues : Books, cd's, movies,cruises.
My question was always, that there is not really an explanation on a lot of issues (karma, past lives, egos, illnesses of kids etc) and people who go there or listen to the channelings seem to fill in the gaps without having any more explanation. Teachings are handled by one stating a question and Abraham answers. Later then everyone applies what is said to their own life , all based on their interpretations.
The methods they suggest to change your thinking and your energy (the vibe of attraction-law of attraction) really focuses only on one type of people. The methods are not explained well and either you have the ability and get it or you do not.
The people who follow however breathe this teaching into every aspect of their life and just like "regular" church goers judge others on their inability to create or not create.
But all that is not different than any other church or religion out there.
So I am still not clear what to think of them and their "adventure".
I just wish for myself, that I find a way to have fun and make that much money and I hope to never loose my humanitarian outlook.