You can read Esther Hicks' story here and in the powerful book The Law of Attraction: The Basics of the Teachings of Abraham by Esther and Jerry Hicks.
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Everything is valid and everything is truthful, because Law of Attraction
lets everything be. The question is not whether it's right or wrong,
whether their approach is right or wrong, or whether my approach is
right or wrong. The question is: Does their approach feel good to me?
And if it doesn't, then I choose a different approach. ~ Abraham
When I first heard Abraham via Esther Hicks, words like these filled my heart with joy and I wanted to discover more.
Meditation, although I knew about it, became something that I understood and enjoyed through Esther Hicks.
I discovered Esther Hicks and Abraham in the late 90's. I remember seeing one of the early books by Esther (I can't recall which one) and was quite freaked out about it. I didn't open it and quickly put it aside thinking it was "spooky", maybe even a little "evil".
Esther Hicks never had an interest in anything metaphysical, in fact she was afraid of the "devil" which she had learnt about in Sunday school. She was just a very happy child growing up in the Rocky Mountains giving little thought to much else other than being playful and having fun.
Then, in 1976, Esther met Jerry Hicks in Fresno via a friend of Esther's. Her friend had invited Esther to a business presentation given by Jerry. At this time, Jerry had been studying the book Think and Grow Rich and was very enthusiastic to pass on his knowledge.
Esther was working as a book keeper at the time and didn't have a great abundance of money. She told Jerry that if she could buy a new pair of eyelashes every week she'd be really happy. So sweet!
Esther's journey to Abraham started with the Seth Books by Jane Roberts and her husband Robert Butts
These books were introduced to Esther by Jerry. The blurb on the back cover of the book Seth Speaks describes it as being about a personality from another world speaking through the borrowed body of spirit medium Jane Roberts.
Initially, Esther was very uncomfortable with the whole concept of a person (Jane Roberts in this case) being in contact with a non-physical entity. However, as Jerry gently introduced concepts from Seth's Teachings, she became less resistant and more and more open to the idea.
Eventually, Esther came to appreciate the books, so much so, that she and Jerry decided that they wanted to meet with Jane, Robert and of course Seth. Unfortunately, or perhaps not, Jerry and Esther Hicks were never able to meet with Jane Roberts as she had made her transition into non-physical (died) prior to any meeting taking place.
A short time after being quite devastated about the news of Jane Roberts' death, friends and business associates of Jerry and Esther Hicks came to them with a recording that they wanted them to listen to. Their friends were acting a little strange so Esther asked them what it was about.
They said it was channeled. Esther said "what do you mean?" As their friends started explaining what they meant about channeling, Esther realized it was the same process they had been experiencing via the Seth books...read more
The experience with Theo felt so good to Jerry and Esther that they went home full of eagerness and started to meditate.
Esther had made a decision that she was going to meditate everyday for 15 minutes to find out who her spiritual guide was. In order not to think of anything and to focus on her breathing Esther began counting her breaths as they went in and out.
After about 3-4 minutes of doing this, she felt a very numb, tingly sensation which she describes as wonderful. She enjoyed it so much that after the initial 15 minutes, she suggested to Jerry that they do it again...read more and see Abraham meditations
The very first time Abraham used Esther to translate their message verbally was one day while Esther and Jerry were driving on a freeway in Phoenix.
They were rounding a corner on the Interstate that's not very well banked and there were big trucks on either side of them whose drivers had both decided to cross into Esther and Jerry's lane at the same time.
Esther said that it felt like they were about to be crushed
and at that moment she felt something pull her jaw (similar to a yawn
that you can't stifle) and the sensation felt like Abraham was about to
Esther says that when she receives Abraham it just feels like normal conversation. It doesn't seem like anything extraordinary is happening. It is only later when listening to the recordings that Esther is amazed at the intelligence that she has received.
When Esther first began translating Abraham, Jerry, through his extensive study into the metaphysical, knew without doubt that something of tremendous value was happening. It was Jerry's confidence in the process that inspired Esther to continue the work.
Esther says that is quite difficult to explain how she feels or where she goes when Abraham is present. She hears every word that Abraham is saying as they say it but she doesn't have any awareness of what they are about to say.
She doesn't understand the big picture of what Abraham is wanting to express because she is receiving it at an unconscious level. She says that she can feel the energy but is not aware of the thought itself as she's receiving it.
Esther is still able to see with her eyes when she is translating for Abraham, however Abraham sees energy, not the physical person. For example, at an Abraham Hicks conference, Abraham chooses people from the audience by the way they light up (their energy).
Once they are in the chair (hot seat) Esther is able to see that person with her eyes and if she were to know them personally, on some level she would recognize that person.
When Abraham is flowing through Esther, she is still present, her consciousness is still present, but so much more (All-That-Is) is there at the same time.
Today, Esther Hicks explains that she translates blocks of thought from "Non-Physical Source Energy" or "collective consciousness" - which she also identifies as her "Inner Being" or "Soul" - and who refer to themselves in the plural as "Abraham" (no relation to the Biblical figure). Fortunately, Esther no longer relies on typing Abraham's message, she is able to audibly speak their words.