Monday, January 16, 2012

Abraham-Hicks 2.0

Is There a New Abraham-Hicks in Town?

Esther, Jerry and Abraham Hicks
With the death of Jerry Hicks, Esther Hicks has aggressively reinvented the platform. Abraham-Hicks 2.0 takes a look at the changes.

Transitioning Abraham-Hicks

In an earlier article, I asked the question: Does Jerry Hicks Death From Cancer Mean The End Of Abraham-Hicks?  It should, but I don't think it will. Reality has won out over the wish.

In fact, the transition from the old, much-loved Abraham took place once already: when money and fame first came rolling in. In a scene from that transition, an associate recalls Esther telephoning late at night after a workshop. "They gave me a standing ovation," she cooed.

Abraham, purportedly the real star of the show had already been shoved aside by 2005.

Something new: Jerry and Esther Hicks Spiritual Money Tree, Stories Behind the Abraham-Hicks Teachings and the Law of Attraction

Esther and Jerry Hicks shared with the public the news of Jerry's serious illness in the spring of 2011. Given some of her earlier antics on stage and his confiding that he'd already lost fifteen pounds from a slight frame, it seems likely that he was ill longer than announced, partially explaining Esther's going native and abusing paid workshop attendees.

If Esther's going a little crazy with Abraham signaled the next big reinvention of Abraham-Hicks, Jerry's public expression of illness accelerated it.

Reformatting for Abraham-Hicks 2.0

With her husband sidelined and no longer providing intros and support for the Abraham-Hicks workshops, Esther Hicks began to take liberties Jerry Hicks had not allowed her, discarding her decades old barefoot country preacher garb for a flashy new set of clothes. The clothes aren't astonishing in a normal context but for the publicly dowdy Esther Hicks, they were.
Abraham-Hicks 2.0

Abraham-Hicks 1.0

and After

Of course, no explanation was given nor about other physical changes in the layout of her stage performance.

With the real brains of the works gone, Abraham (as presented by Esther Hicks) quickly showed that she had never been the smart one of the pair. Adding to a list of already questionable "insights," Esther explained to an anxious mother that she should not be worried about her sons unwillingness to share toys. 

She compared the brat to Jesus who, according to Esther, did not waste time worrying about other people's "toylessness," leaving viewers to wonder what Jesus she might have been talking about.

Then, she topped it. To the same mother of the same kid, she rebuked her for her trying to prevent her son from kicking their cat. The cat, Esther wisely explained, was teaching the child. 

More recently, in a riff that seemed to have no other purpose than to turn off followers, in her first solo appearance after Jerry's death, Esther Hicks had Abraham spouting the virtues of copyright protections. 

Some followers had been induced by the law of attraction to copy her online workshops and share them on torrents. This disrupted the flow of money Abraham's teachings and forced the Abraham-Hicks Publishing operation to seek legal remedies, something Abraham-Hicks 1.0 said was never advisable. 

Contradictory as this was, she went on to top herself.

Abraham-Hicks 2.0 In Full Bloom

Although Kyra, the skeptic behind Kyra Speaks predicted Esther would come up with something "adorable" to mark Jerry Hicks death, it still surprised when, in her first trip back on stage, she outright channeled him, presenting him as a merry quipster in the middle of the spiritual preaching. 

In twenty-five years of ever-evolving (some would add, increasingly contradictory) workshop appearances, Esther had always claimed that the one-hundred "nonphysical entities" that made up Abraham always spoke in one voice through unified blocks of thoughts she received in trance and translated, never had a single entity, not even Jesus who she claimed was one of them, ever spoke independently. 

Then, Jerry did. And not only that, he was credited with what Esther and her audience was a witty comment, after which she announced, "That was Jerry."

True, she'd alerted attendees that Jerry just might appear, but here, Abraham-Hicks 2.0 got launched. There was no turning back.

In following workshops, apparently backing off after a hail of criticism, Esther stuffed Jerry back into silent mode on the death side of creation, but showing her knack for saying things that appear really stupid and ill-considered, she took a strong turn toward cult development in her closing remarks. 

Here is the latest Abraham Hicks unforgettable quote: "And we would like to speak on behalf of Seth, and God and Jesus and Buddha and all that have come before, and take it one step further into clarity and say that all of us from non-physical are having this moment."

Now, she claims to speak on behalf of God, Jesus and Buddha. What's next? How do you top the divinity?

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