Esther Hicks Teaches How To Use Attraction And Intent To Create A Better Life

Esther Hicks, along with her husband Jerry Hicks, has written several top selling self help books based on the Law of Attraction. Her teachings are inspired by a non-physical entity called Abraham.

Esther Hicks falls short of calling her work channeled, but refers to it as tapping into a greater non-physical consciousness. Her material was gathered with the help of her husband, and before his death, the two of them worked side-by-side, writing and holding workshops based on the Law of Attraction as explained by Abraham.

In addition to helping her readers come to a greater understanding of how the Law of Attraction works, Esther Hicks also offers many practical exercises and tips that can be implemented to consciously create a desired life.

Background of Jerry and Esther Hicks

Esther Hicks was born in Coatville, Utah in 1948. She grew up in the small town without giving too much thought to the deeper aspects of life but was filled with appreciation for all that life had to offer. She married Jerry Hicks in 1980 and her life took on a new direction. Jerry was always seeking answers to life's mysteries. He grew up in poverty and was sickly as a child. He had aspirations of greatness and led an interesting life that included being a circus performer, singer, boxer, and radio host.

By the time he met Esther, he was a millionaire entrepreneur. He credits his eventual success in life to reading Napoleon Hill's book, "Think and Grow Rich." After their marriage, Esther Hicks began her own journey into the powers of the mind and took up daily meditations. After about nine months of the practice, she encountered the Abraham consciousness. The pattern developed where Jerry would ask questions of her while in the Abraham consciousness state. The answers they collected were recorded into various teaching formats including best-selling books.

Jerry and Esther Hicks traveled the country and world and held live sessions and workshops in order to spread their teachings based on the Law of Attraction. Jerry passed away on November 18, 2011, but Esther Hicks continues to hold workshops, and has stated she feels Jerry's presence is still with her, and continues to guide her from the other side.

The Teachings of Esther Hicks And Abraham

The lessons offered by Abraham and Esther Hicks are often referred to as the Abraham-Hicks teachings. They are based upon the Law of Attraction as outlined by early teachers in the New Thought Movement.

The basic tenet is that individuals create their own realities with their thoughts, therefore, if one can control his thoughts, he can create any type of life he desires.

The self help advice offered by Esther Hicks often includes practical steps that can be followed to train the mind to hold onto desired thoughts. Esther Hicks explains how emotions and intent are often overlooked, but critical factors to being successful with attracting desires.
More than just attracting, Hicks helps readers deliberately create their desired lives.

Some other teachings by Esther Hicks include:

• The purpose of life is to attain freedom and joy.

• People are physical manifestations of the non-physical universe.

• People choose to enter their bodies as a physical manifestation and can leave at will.

• Everyone creates with his or her thoughts, and emotions drive the creative thoughts.

• The Universe is supporting and loving, and good things will flow to people if it is allowed rather than blocked.

• Death is only the end of the physical manifestation, but life itself is everlasting.

Books By Jerry and Esther Hicks

Jerry and Esther Hicks have written several books based on the Law of Attraction. Five of those books have been New York Times best sellers.

• "A New Beginning I: Handbook for Joyous Survival" is one of the early self help books by Esther Hicks that introduced the world to Abraham and his teachings. This book was published in 1988 and is available today as a paperback. It describes how to live a life of deliberate intent in order to create a life of happiness and fulfillment. It is one of the earlier works in the New Age genre that taught principles based upon the Law of Attraction and Conscious Creation.

• "A New Beginning II: A Personal Handbook to Enhance Your Life, Liberty and Pursuit of Happiness" is a continuation of the teachings of Abraham. This book was published in 1991 and is available as a paperback. In this book, Esther Hicks teaches readers about the art of deliberate creation and explains how the outer self is a reflection of the inner self. She offers self help advice directed towards improving the inner self in order to create a happier life and attract better life experiences.

• "Sara and the Foreverness of Friends of a Feather" was published in 1995 and is available today as a paperback book. This is a fictional story of a girl named Sara and her companion, an owl named Solomon. Together they tackle life's problems and Sara comes to an understanding she is a magnificent creator and has the power to create a life where her dreams come true.

• "Ask and It Is Given: Learning to Manifest Your Desires" was published in 2004 and can be read as a book or Kindle ebook. This best seller summarizes 20 years of teachings from Abraham on how to control thoughts to create a better life. In this book, Jerry and Esther Hicks offer self help advice related to how emotions give power to thoughts and how frequent thoughts shape life experiences. Hicks offers tips on thought control and positive thinking that can be used to purposefully create a happier and more fulfilling life.

• "The Amazing Power of Deliberate Intent: Living the Art of Allowing" was published 2005 and can be read as a book, Kindle ebook, or listened to as an audio book. This self help book by Jerry and Esther Hicks is filled with practical exercises that teach readers how to live with intent. By doing so, they will be able to create the lives they desire rather than creating lives they don't want by default. This book offers support for setting and achieving goals for creating a life of ease through the power of focusing and controlling thoughts and emotions.

• "The Law of Attraction: The Basics of the Teachings of Abraham" was published in 2006. This best seller is available as a book, audio book, and Kindle ebook. Esther Hicks uses this book to fully explain how the Law of Attraction works. This is a summary of the basic teachings of Abraham, and is a good book for anyone who is not clear about how the Law of Attraction operates. It also offers readers tips on how to use the Law in order to manifest the lives they dream of living.

• "Sara, Book 1: Sara Learns the Secret about the Law of Attraction" was published in 2007 and is available as a Kindle ebook, paperback, and audio book. This book is a story about a young girl named Sara and her wise teacher, Solomon the owl. This self help advice is suitable reading for children, teens, and adults. It teaches how emotions and thoughts help create reality, in an easy-to-understand tale.

• "Sara, Book 2: Solomon's Fine Featherless Friends" was published in 2007 and is available as an ebook, audio book, and book. This is book two in the continuing tale of Sara and Solomon. This time, Sara's friend Seth joins the story and the two explore life issues such as school, parents, teachers, and neighbors with the help of wise guidance from Solomon.

• "Sara, Book 3: A Talking Owl Is Worth a Thousand Words!" was published in 2008 and continues the tale of Sara and her friends as they tackle more life issues such as death and ghosts. This book by Esther Hicks is available as a paperback, Kindle book, and audio book.

• "The Astonishing Power of Emotions: Let Your Feelings Be Your Guide" was published in 2008 and is available as a book and audio book. In this book, Esther Hicks explains how emotions work in conscious creation. People who don't have much success with the Law of Attraction are often missing the missing element of the appropriate emotions. Hicks offers readers a way to understand why negative emotions are harmful and she offers ways to overcome them and replace them with positive emotions that help fuel positive manifestations.

• "Manifest Your Desires: 365 Ways to Make Your Dreams a Reality" was published in 2008 and is available as a book or ebook on Kindle. This is a collection of inspirational teachings by Abraham that can be read in small portions on a daily basis as a reminder on how to use the Law of Attraction to manifest desires.

• "Money and the Law of Attraction: Learning to Attract Health, Wealth & Happiness" was published in 2008 and can be read as a book or enjoyed as an audio book. Jerry and Esther Hicks explain that money is one of the things most easily affected by the Law of Attraction, and that negative thoughts will lead to a lack of abundance and prosperity. This became one of the best selling self help books by Hicks-Abraham. It offers exercises and teachings specifically directed towards helping readers attract abundance and manifest more money.

• "The Vortex: Where the Law of Attraction Assembles All Cooperative Relationships" was published in 2009 and is available as an audio book, paperback, and hardcover. In this book, Esther Hicks explains the concept of The Vortex, which is a creative force that works to bring individuals the people and circumstances they need to fulfill their desires. By consciously entering The Vortex, Hicks teaches that people can work out all types of relationship issues so they can cohabit the earth more peacefully with others whether it is a spouse or stranger.

Other Media And Workshops By Esther Hicks - Abraham

In addition to publishing several self help books, Esther Hicks and her husband Jerry also published several CDs and DVDs. Some of these were recordings of live workshops and events that Hicks sells from her website. Others were made for the retail market. Besides audio and video products, Esther Hicks also offers deck cards, calendars, journals, workshop transcripts, and music CDs.

Esther Hicks continues to hold workshops after her husband's death. She explains that he continues to be an important part of the energy triad between her, him, and Abraham. Full day Vortex of Attraction workshops are held in cities across the United States on an ongoing basis.

In addition, Esther Hicks offers periodic cruise workshops where attendees can spend several days enjoying a relaxing cruise while learning how to deliberately create more fulfilling and happier lives through the Hicks-Abraham teachings.

In addition to her paid workshops, cruises, and books, Esther Hicks offers free information on the Law of Attraction on her website. She maintains a blog there and has articles and journal excerpts published that are taken from the last two decades of her work.

Readers can access MP3's, watch video clips, and learn more about the teachings of Abraham. She also offers a subscription service to her vast collection of audio and video recordings for those who would like to receive them by mail or view them online.

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