Back around 2010 I was introduced to the Secret & Law of Attraction, which eventually led to watching videos of Abraham Hicks which is supposedly some nonphysical being that is channeled by Esther Hicks, with her husband by her side Jerry Hicks, whom unfortunately passed in 2011.
Esther however is still traveling the world doing workshops, cruises & seminars.
Did the teaching material really help?
Today I do live a pretty awesome life, I work from home, make 6 figure income from my internet business & I have awesome friends & relationship in my life. I wake up happier than I’ve ever been in my life.
But it wasn’t always like this.
Did Abraham Hicks teachings in anyway contribute to my success 8 years later?
Here is my testimony.
In 2010 I was going to college at the time, & I was first getting introduced to this whole genre of personal development by first discovering the movie the Secret.
Immediately I was so enthralled with this idea that you can manifest whatever you wanted in life, I began devouring any Law of Attraction material I could get my hands on.
In hindsight, It was almost like I was a crack junkie for a little while because the feel-good videos will give me a dose of dopamine & pretty soon I became addicted to watching them any chance I could get.
I would watch the videos, read the books & spend many hours visualizing about things I wanted in life.
Determined to manifest the type of reality I wanted.
Abraham Hicks teaches a concept of getting into your vortex or being in alignment with source & once you’re there all the things you’ve ever dreamed of & more would start rushing in your life & you don’t even need to know how it will happen!
Sounds rad right?
So I would try very hard to control my negative thinking, & try to think positively all the time.
So did it work?
Well here’s my story at least 8 years after I first heard the concept of Law of Attraction.
Did Abraham Hicks Teachings Really Work?
At the time, I was in college and I wanted to get better with women.
I also visualized for success with money.
Now 8 years removed & looking back in hindsight, the law of attraction stuff only helped to a degree.
But more alarming than that I began to notice some negative consequences from being so deep into the LoA dogma.
As time went on I was simply not getting the type of results that I wanted.
& then I would struggle with blaming my thinking as the reason for not getting the results.
I didn’t know this at the time, but thinking positively was only part of the equation when it comes to real success in any area in life.
What I needed were skills.
Watch this video by a millionaire mentor Dan Lok
I do believe in the importance of becoming aware of your thoughts.
& having a general positive outlook on life is important but I don’t think you have to constantly visualize things for good things to happen to you in life.
I’m not doing any visualization anymore & its been like that for years & my life is better than its ever been.
I found becoming aware & present is more important.
Because how many times have you heard of successful people that don’t talk about these concepts and they still reached enormous success in some area in life?
True successful people don’t talk like Abraham Hicks.
They call this the New Age movement for a reason.
Do you think my parents or anyone before this movement were constantly worrying about their alignment with source?
Yet there are countless people that achieved great things in life without this new age thinking?
What you will all find in common with successful people though are they have some sort of skills that they have worked hard at cultivating & mastering that is at the root cause of their success.
Yes motivation & having that self-belief that you can achieve your goals are critical.
But if you ain’t got no skills you will not reach the pinnacle.
Life was not meant to be easy. but IMO that’s what also makes life so thrilling.
When you overcome challenges by developing your skills, there is no better feeling than that.
I’m afraid some of Abraham Hicks teachings breed the mentality of just wanting everything to be easy peasy.
If everything was easy, there would be no growth. Think about it.
The Good & The Bad of Abraham Hicks Teachings
To a certain point I believe their teachings do serve a meaningful purpose.
Now that I have some years of experience on this material, I can look at their videos more objectively & with a level head.
Back then I had what you call confirmation bias.
This phenomenon that we as humans are doing constantly, where we want something to be true (we have some preconceived bias towards something) that we ignore any information that speaks to the contrary and cherry pick the information that confirms our desired viewpoints.
I definitely went through that phase with Abraham Hicks & the Law of Attraction teachings.
Now years later, I can see that it did have some positive impact while some of it were negative also.
Some of their message I can still dig, but some clearly don’t sit right with me anymore.
This is coming from someone that’s got a way better life than I did when I first got into this material & I’ve grown a lot more, so it’s not coming from a place of bitterness but rather more mature perspective on life through personal introspection.
Here’s my top pros & cons of Abraham Hicks teachings.
- Provides Inspiration & Motivation
- There is true power & tangible benefit with the Gratitude mindset, many successful people will also confirm
- It can serve as a gateway to other teachers & mentors
- leads to becoming more self-aware *this is the real benefit for me & I see it as a key foundation to success in all areas of life*
- it can breed arrogance (Looking back when I was really into this stuff, I was acting like such an asshole at times, thinking I knew it all & I had it all figured out, at times telling others how they should live life)
- that arrogance sometimes lead to becoming more distant from family & friends (I am grateful that I was aware enough to see this negative impact on myself & others to catch myself & really self-examine my assholeness & rectify it eventually)
- the idea that our thinking is at fault when bad things happen to us, & so we should control our thinking. From my experience, controlling our thinking leads to suppression & denial, which imo causes more issues in the mind
Abraham Hicks teachings did lead me to spiritual teachings & learning about the subconscious mind which I do believe had much more impact in my personal evolution.
My journey has led me to teachings that suggest that the mind is not at the causal point of our experience.
Its our emotional body, more specifically the imprinting on our emotional body that has a profound impact on our lives.
Deep programming that comes from the emotional landscape of our parents, their relationship to each other & what happened to us in our early childhood.
Such as deep trauma that goes unresolved & stuck within our bodies & unconscious mind, that keeps affecting us throughout life until its resolved through some type of trauma work.
That to me I resonate with more & I feel like a more functional working model to which we can view challenging psychological issues in life & actually impact real changes.
Just merely thinking positive thoughts I’ve found did not get at these deeper issues.
Its when I started to face the negative aspects within myself head on and begin to process them did I really feel like something was changing.
The key for me was to simply allow negative thoughts & feelings to be there as they arised, but instead of ignoring or supressing them, to consciously feel them & watch them.
Hold it with our loving awareness like a newborn child.
This is often called inner child work.
So I went through a phase of exploring different trauma healing modalities, & Its still part of what I do from day to day
My favorite releasing techniques & methodologies:
- Presence Process by Michael Brown
- Eliza Mada Dalian
- Scott Kiloby
I find Scott Kiloby to be really fascinating.
Addicted to drugs, gambling & everything in between. He was able to use the power of his consciousness through non-attached awareness what some call nonduality to break free from his addictions and save himself, now he facilitates & runs a drug alcohol recovery center in California getting people off of drugs & resolving the underlying addiction through presence or awareness.
When you see real profound results like this, to me it truly validates that our power lies beyond our thinking mind.
After the Self Development Phase…
So there was a time in my life where I spent a lot of time with these spiritual teachings & deep introspections.
Eventually these spiritual practices became part of me almost, like automatic.
So in hindsight this was the phase that Dan Lok talked about, improving our mentality.
Getting our head screwed on right.
I began to identify parts of my life I didn’t like and I started tackling them headon.
One was the fact that I was working a 9 to 5 Job that I didn’t like and only making $35K per year.
I started searching online about different businesses that I could run & stumbled upon a mentor that was teaching people how to make money online by generating lead for local businesses.
Something about it really made sense to me and I hopped on the call with my mentor Dan.
He was making $35K per month with his lead generation business and just everything about what he was saying made so much sense so I went full-in.
Learned very powerful skills inside the program, at the time I didn’t know how Dan was equipping me with high-income skills & helping me build a scalable business around it.
My mindset was good. I was driven, disciplined & very eager.
Now I had the high-income skills to go along with it.
Skills that allows me to bring tremendous value to the marketplace.
I then went on to make my first dollar online, a day I will never forget.
Fast track, 7 months into the program, I was now making $8K per month and I was able to quit my 9 to 5.
Life changing experience to say the least.
Now I had financial confidence, this knowing that with this skillset, the sky is the limit for my income earning potential.
I’ve been blazing a journey of entrepreneurship ever since.
Today I’m making $50,000 per month with my lead generation business.
My friends are all stunned at how much I’ve transformed my life.
Self-employed, my own boss, & cash flow coming in that’s upgraded my lifestyle in a major way.
Just like Dan Lok said, I know now what most people are missing with self-development, its real skills that can bring value to the marketplace.
& when you look at the Abraham teachings with more objective wholistic view, some of it really doesn’t make sense.
When bad things happen, what if there was a greater purpose to that event that’s divinely orchestrated. We call that “blessing in disguise”, our thinking mind couldn’t possibly have thought to create that, when these events happen we initially resist the hell out of it, then its only much later time we see what positive impact the seemingly “negative” event had on us. So how can Abraham say that it was a mistake to create that negative experience or it was being misaligned with source or whatever.
Look, clearly part of life is about going through all of the dualities of life, the positive & the negative. Its the negative experience that leads to massive growth. This is where I cannot agree with Abraham’s message of needing everything to be perfect & positive all the time. I feel it is better to grow comfortable with negative situations & embrace them without resisting them or thinking something is wrong.
What if everyone could manifest whatever they wanted in avalanches with such ease, don’t you think millionaires would be popping up everywhere by now religiously professing about the magical thinking that granted them everything?
Instead what does all of these millionaires attribute their success too?
- Its usually words like hard work, dedication, working on your craft/skill for years & years, work ethic, determination -trying over & over again & never giving up
Of course, they all say having a positive attitude is important but I think that’s obvious for everyone.
But I think where most people drop the ball with LoA is this desire to want everything to be easy all the time.
Shit anything worth tremendous value should be hard to attain or else it won’t be that special anymore, would it?
It should take time & hard work to achieve because it’ll feel that much better when you do finally achieve it.
I am a living example of why mindset & positive thinking alone is not enough.
You need a strategy.
You need skills.
The fastest route?
Go get a mentor.
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