When a New Abraham-Hicks Came to Town
|Esther, Jerry and Abraham Hicks|
In an earlier article, I asked the question: Does Jerry Hicks Death From Cancer Mean The End Of Abraham-Hicks? It should have, but it didn't. Reality won out over the wish, although in a diminished and less charismatic way.
The renewed Esther is flashier than the one lead around by Jerry, but Jerry's dynamic was one of a kind, impossible to duplicate.
When you take a look back, you see that the transition from the old, much-loved Abraham took place once already: when money and fame first came rolling in.
In a scene during that transition and before Jerry and Esther began discarding the friends with whom they started, one prominent member of the traveling party got a call from Esther late at night after a workshop.
"They gave me a standing ovation," she cooed proudly.
Abraham, purportedly the real star of the show was already being shoved aside by 2005.
Read up: The Abraham Hicks phenomenon in perspective...
Esther and Jerry Hicks publicly shared the news of Jerry's eventually fatal illness in the spring of 2011. Given some of her earlier antics on stage, attacking audience members, even throwing some out, and his confiding that he'd already lost fifteen pounds from his slight frame, it seems likely that he was ill longer than they admitted, 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 previously dowdy, sexless Esther Hicks, they were.
Of course, no explanation was given for this 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. 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 listeners to wonder what Jesus she might have been talking about.
Then, she topped it, rebuking the same mother of the same kid for her trying to prevent her son from kicking their cat. The cat, Esther wisely explained, was teaching the child.
I'm not making this up.
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 over the internet. This disrupted the flow of
money for 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, Esther went on to top even that.
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 us 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 by Abraham.
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 a single, unified voice through 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 spoken independently.
Then, Jerry did. And not only that, he treated Esther and her audience to 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?
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