When I stopped practicing the Abraham teachings, it was primarily because I no longer wanted to listen to Esther's voice, and I didn't feel like these teachings were for me. I felt like Esther wasn't giving us information that was helpful, and that either she was not knowledgeable enough to receive useful answers from Abraham, or there was something wrong with Abraham. I also had gotten into a situation that required action on my part (which had been made worse by my inaction while following the Abe teachings, but that's not what this post was about.) Following the Abe teachings was not helping, and I no longer felt these ideas were relevant to me.
As time went by, and I felt the relief of not practicing these teachings, I realized in retrospect what a fog I'd been in, and how I'd really made some poor choices by following these teachings. I realized it was not just a matter of personal preference (I just don't like Esther's voice anymore) but a matter of these teachings being inaccurate and in some cases, dangerous. And, and this is huge in my book, there really is no "Abraham" out there in the non-physical who wants to help us humans figure this stuff out. This is why I decided to start a blog about my "Post-Abe" experiences. If I just plain didn't like Abraham, I wouldn't have bothered. I do feel these teachings do not hold up to scrutiny, and do not help the majority of people who practice them.
I've also discovered that the more time a person looks into the "Abrascam" the uglier it gets.
I wrote a post the other day on "Abraham" and parenting, and a heartbreakingly horrible story was told in the comments sections. (Here's the post, there are quite a few comments on this story.)
Here's the story, told by Tina (quoted from the comments section of the post mentioned above.)
"...this is a link to a poster named Karen, who posted as Ari (her son's name) on the Abe Forum. The following video is pre-Abraham.
At some point she came upon the Esther teachings (from herein I refuse to give credit to fake entities when it is Esther's comments, words and twisted musings, whims, and responses that are being looked upon as truths from infinitely intelligent beings).
I recall Ari/Karen posting and seeking help and alignment, and seemingly, the harder she tried, the worse her life became. She quit her job at the encouragement of fellow posters. She was financially strapped at this time, but trusted she could rely on the abundance that was sure to flow in from her art work because of Esther's teachings. She would post every once in a while her out of alignment, losing her loft, no money, an art job would come in but be surrounded with problems. Most of her issues were seemingly stemming of lack of finances. She was getting deeper and deeper in depression, and her posts were clearly reflecting this, all the while she continued to get the same canned responses about getting into alignment, etc., and reminding her how close she is to getting everything in her escrow. She would get into a happier place, but then return a week later more depressed and discouraged than the week before.
Some of her last posts revolved around her excitement over her son's upcoming wedding, which was marred by financial concerns and not being able to afford a nice dress. Before her son's wedding, and I remember clearly hearing of her suicide through a fellow poster, who was a friend and sounding board for me when things were feeling off on that forum (from day one of my arrival); I heard the day after, on Jody's birthday. There was a Happy Birthday Jody thread on the forum, and because I am a bit of a nonconformist and such, I decided to use that thread as a platform to announce this suicide in as Abe-like manner as I could, hoping it would stay on the board. I didn't like the fact that it was hush-hush and her name was quickly reduced to "guest." I repeat, quickly reduced to "guest." I went to look at Ari's atavar one last time, and perhaps save it to my computer as I loved the picture, which was a painting she had done. I was shocked when I looked for her name and saw she had been quickly reduced to "guest" and her avatar and information were gone. It was as if she never existed on that forum. A few people did see my post before it was removed and starting asking about Ari and surprised at her death. Jody made a post reflecting the topic was not up for conversation, or something to that effect. This was in, I believe, August of 2009, but I am not 100% certain. I am going to look back on the forum and see if I can find anything.
I did also received a message from Jody explaining that the moderators decided it was best to not allow any discussion of Ari, yap, yap, yap... If they truly feel death is a joyous occasion, they sure did clean their hands quickly of any connection to Ari/Karen. Why in the world would they need to remove her name from the guest list and simply reduce her to guest that quickly?"
What a tragedy. And the fact that no discussion of this forum member who had been quite active was allowed makes one wonder.
Adding: Here's an interesting blog post about the connection between Abraham-Hicks Publications and the Abe Forum.
And another article: An Abraham-Hicks Suicide
Cosmic Connie has written a wonderful tribute to Karen and her very talented son