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Friday, March 23, 2012

"New" Videos on the Abraham-Hicks You Tube Channel

I visited the Abe Forum the other day and among the announcements at the top is a notification that new videos have been added to the Abraham-Hicks You Tube channel.  In case anyone was not aware of this, only links to Abraham-Hicks videos from the Abraham-Hicks You Tube channel are allowed on the Abe Forum.  All others are deleted, even when a forum member asks Jerry to talk to the moderator.  (One member posted a link they found very moving on a thread dedicated to appreciating Jerry Hicks, including with it that they hoped Jerry would talk to a moderator about it.  Alas, the link was deleted anyway.)  So new "official" Abe-Hicks videos are of interest to at least some forum members.

Except these are not new videos!  They are snippets from DVDs that are not even themselves new.  They are from DVDs published two or more years ago.  The DVDs are re-runs of older workshops, re-packed with new titles such as "Who You REALLY Are!: The Law of Attraction in Action, Episode XI Starring Esther Hicks and Jerry Hicks (Jan. 15, 2010)" and " Everything You Want!: The Law of Attraction in Action, Episode VII Starring Esther Hicks and Jerry Hicks (Jan 15, 2009)"  These "new" You Tube videos are ADVERTISEMENTS for Abraham-Hicks products.  I'm not against advertising at all.  I do find the AHP advertisements amusing, however in light of the fact that  Esther-as-Abraham says Jerry and Esther do not do any marketing.  Why even say that?  

I personally was not a big fan of the re-packaged workshops with new fancy titles.  Once I became convinced that I needed to hear each new nugget at each new workshop, I had no interest in an older workshop in a pretty package.  I suppose I still have that bias in effect!


Interestingly, in one of Dave Stone's articles, he predicted that AHP would really emphasize older recordings, as it was unlikely that Esther could pull this off on her own.  If you like seeing Esther in her old black-and-white garb, check out the latest postings on the A-H You Tube channel!

39 comments:

  1. Proof that Abraham died with Jerry Hicks, just as we predicted, and that, as I wrote in Open Letter To Esther Hicks, the insiders are still determined to milk the cow that's been saving them from real jobs for years.

    Nice write up, Mariah.

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    1. Thanks, Dave! More than one of your predictions have come to pass so far!

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  2. Dave's been spot on with a number of his predictions hasn't he :)

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  3. I joined the AH daily quote mailing list a few years ago - I think around 2005 - and back then they really didn't do much marketing. If a new book was coming out, they'd post some quotes in the run up to the release, but that was about it. There were no plugs for workshops, DVDs & the like (in fact, I don't think they had many DVDs or other products out at that point - it was mostly workshop recordings & books). It really has changed hugely over the last two or three years.

    I've wondered if the change in the marketing strategy was Jerry's or Esther's idea, or if maybe they brought someone new into the business who recommended a new approach. I get that businesses evolve their methods over the years, but in this case it seems a bit odd, considering that they used to emphasise how their success was based on word of mouth, and how they didn't need or want to market themselves.

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    1. And the inconsistency to me, Tabby, is that "Abraham" specifically says that there is no marketing involved, it's ALL law of attraction bringing people to Esther and (formerly) Jerry.

      I agree, businesses evolve, and don't even fault AHP for marketing. Marketing is part of business. Or so some of believe, anyway! ;) I just don't appreciate the glaring inconsistency between what "Abraham" says and what actually happens.

      Enough time has passed now that I can see how silly I was to believe what "Abraham" was saying, but at the time, I did believe "Abraham" was a genuine source of helpful and useful information. I believed it was more important to "work on my vibration" than to actually market my business! I don't blame anyone else for my failure to make money in my business without actually doing anything! But at the time, I believed I WAS doing something that would help my business, and I do not appreciate "Abraham" painting such a false picture.

      In my case, it's turning out just fine. I woke up from the haze in time to salvage everything.

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    2. "I believed it was more important to "work on my vibration" than to actually market my business! "

      ha, don't get me started. I did exactly the same thing. I was so convinced that if I just enjoyed myself doing the fun parts of my business, I'd make a ton of money without having to do all that boring marketing. And of course the opposite happened. That was just one of several awful business decisions I made over the last few years, all because I was putting more faith in vibration than in action. And I've only just dug myself out of the financial hole I got into as a result!

      I'm not blaming Abraham for this at all. Theirs wasn't the only LoA material I was into, and my bad choices were all my own fault. But it's kind of scary to look back and see how asleep at the wheel I was! 'Haze' is a perfect description.

      I'm glad you've turned things around. I'm in the process of doing so, but I could kick myself when I think of how much further along I could be if I'd taken a more balanced approach from the beginning.

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  4. Me too! I made some really bad business decisions... I hope you guys didn't have employees. I followed the abe "how to deal with employees" approach and it was a trainwreck. It was my fault and I'm not blaming abe, but following the abe business advice was a big mistake. I find it interesting that esther and jerry do not follow the abe advice at all when dealing with their employees.

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    1. The more I learn, the more I view my time with Abe as a live-and-learn kind of experience. The more time passes, the less of a big deal it seems to me! I think my biggest problem with the whole thing is that it is presented in such a way that so many people actually bypass their own guidance. And while some of what is presented is going to be helpful, some of it just plain is NOT.

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    2. not true you should and they encourage to tap into your guidance thats the whole point! Some people can"t get out of their own negative thinking...You have to think for yourself the teaching is only as good as you understand it.

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  5. "I think my biggest problem with the whole thing is that it is presented in such a way that so many people actually bypass their own guidance."

    Yes, exactly! I hired a couple of people that I did not have a good feeling about. I took advice to hire them from others and then tried to use the abe processes to make it right! My whole business experience has taught me to always follow my own guidance.

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  6. "I took advice to hire them from others and then tried to use the abe processes to make it right!"

    --- I love this! I can so relate!!!

    "My whole business experience has taught me to always follow my own guidance."

    Yay!

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  7. No employees here fortunately. I was the only one affected by my foolish decisions (and my long-suffering husband - I don't know how he puts up with sometimes lol)

    "I think my biggest problem with the whole thing is that it is presented in such a way that so many people actually bypass their own guidance."

    It's kind of ironic really, since so much of what Abraham says stresses following your own guidance. Yet so many 'Abers' seem to do the opposite, and put more trust in Esther/Abraham than in their own intuition. It seems to be more like 'follow your guidance so long as it doesn't conflict with the Abraham message'.

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  8. Reading this thread made me realize I had fallen into the same trap! Several years ago when LoA was making a big splash, I bought various books with a different spin (LOA and relationships, LOA and your business, etc), and joined a group of women who were mostly personal coaches and that's where I first heard about Esterham. It was all about "allowing" and "showing gratitude" in order for you to get your stuff.

    At the time, my small business really needed more clients. We had rented a beautiful office and the rent was more than we should have agreed to, but we did, because we were following the Law of Attraction, right? And instead of doing the hard work of trying to get more clients, we followed the LOA gurus' advice like, "Make a file folder for each new (imaginary) client and write on the label, Ideal New Client. This will attract your ideal new clients. Every time you receive payment for a job or get a new client, ring a bell and shout it out to everyone in the office. This gratitude will attract more of what you want."

    Well, after many months of doing these exercises in futility, we could no longer ignore the obvious and just had to get out of our lease, sell our equipment, and close the business. Once I faced reality, everything started falling into place; I found a new tenant to take over our lease and they bought much of the office furniture, I sold the equipment, and then left feeling free as a bird.

    I continue to maintain a mostly positive attitude in life (always have), as I just think it makes us happier overall, but I no longer impose the rigid LOA or Esterham rules which really are so contrived that it's no wonder they don't work! So many buzz words that we beat ourselves over the head with, trying to get it right. It is such a relief now to see that I was in a haze, and to know I wasn't the only one.

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    1. Oh, Rachel, I'm glad I'm not the only one who made fairly foolish decisions! :)

      Same for me, once I faced reality, things started falling into place.

      Such a heretical statement, face reality. LOL

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  9. Interestingly, not long after I closed the business I discovered Dr. Elaine Aron's booked The Highly Sensitive Person (which you've mentioned in other threads) and saw myself described therein. That was also a huge relief, because now I could see I wasn't cut out to be an extroverted salesperson or to find us more clients, and I can understand how I fell for the passive LOA approach. With LOA I didn't need to go out and do the scary stuff or even make cold calls, all I had to do was sit in my beautiful office, making file folders and ringing a bell. LOL!! Yes it was very foolish.

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    1. Rachel, every so often I kinda miss those days of just sitting on the couch and petting my cat. :) Actually working is so time-consuming! I agree, that book is a huge relief!

      There is definite appeal to what you described. And I was certainly willing to act on whatever inspired idea came, as per the progression Esterabe so frequently outlines.

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    2. And I hope you know I wasn't calling you foolish, rather calling myself foolish. :) The choices we made were perfectly in line with the teachings, though.

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    3. It's obvious you missed something from the teachings...that's ok you have to move to make your dreams come true Not everyone gets it but when you do it's amazing...remember to get to point B you have to actually have a plan. Sorry you were so dumb!

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    4. Love how these people supposedly tapped into Source are so kind and compassionate (not).

      How do you explain, Anonymous, how the teachings contradict themselves and change every few books/seminars. Did you use the Vortex or The Grid to get what you wanted? Or perhaps it was just your taking action that worked, not any of Esther's babbling nonsense.

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    5. To me these people that have commented have clearly not applied the teachichings of abe and are criticizing us who gave it 100%. It's just weird... It's like....ok, you are clearly not applying the teachings and it is working for you and those of us who have applied the teaching the best we could failed.....so what does that mean? To me it means the teachings do not work.....I find it very ironic, really...I hope this makes sense...

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    6. Anony, time for you to clean up "dumb" from your vibration. Remember, you're always a match for what you're vibrating...Hey, maybe that is why you are attracted to esterham's teachins. Just sayin'

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    7. No kidding, Tina, not to mention being a match to this dumb blog. How would it even be possible to find a dumb blog if one was not already vibrating dumb. Hmmmmmm

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  10. My experience the complete opposite applying the principles I heard I doubled my salary in two years and my manager, my nemesis was replaced. I completely focused on a better life for myself... Not buying the whole concept of channeling I tapped in to the positive message and that's what I took from the abraham experience. To get to the mountain top you can't just sit at the bottom and hope..you have to act

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    1. Nia- good for you. I wonder why someone would listen to someone channeling who didn't buy into it, but that's your choice.

      I agree, action is required. Contrary to what Esther teaches.

      Thanks for your interest in my blog.

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    2. @Nia, I'm glad you are having a good experience! It doesn't sound like you are really applying the teachings of abe though, which is a good thing! imo

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  11. Congrats Nia. It sounds like you got the lack of compassion part down perfectly. LOL. Just be careful not to pollute your successful vibe with too much negativity--that's some upstream paddling, don't ya know.

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  12. Btw, my previous post assumes that Nia and Anony who posted a few minutes apart are one and the same.

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    1. Rachel, I thought the same thing! The thing I am finding the most confusing is how Nia managed to manifest her nemesis out of her experience while noticing she had one... didn't work for me!

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    2. All of you who claim the LOA didn't work for your business are missing the point of the Abraham teachings. One of you even mentioned the word 'futility' with respect to how you went about manifesting new clients! That right there indicates that you were not in the vortex of well-being.

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    3. Thanks, anony. I thought our emotions were our indicators?

      I disagree that using the word futile to describe a past experience has any indication at all of the person's in-ness or out-ness of the vortex of well-being at the time.

      Speaking only for myself, I'm not claiming that "the LOA" didn't work for my business. I'm claiming that following Abraham's teachings didn't work for my business.

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    4. ... or really I'm claiming that following Abraham's teachings doesn't work for my life in general, not just the business aspect.

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    5. @ Anony~I'm one who does believe in LOA but it's a many faceted dynamic. If LOA indeed worked as esterham preaches you'd have thousands of wealthy, slim, successful, with their perfect mate abers.

      Oh wait...right, esterham changed the game plan. We're not here to fulfill our desires...we're here to feel our desires. Be satisfied with a lifetime of longing. Since the abers have not been getting what they are wanting she had to change course (which was inevitable).

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  13. Wait isn't the Vortex of well being passe now? I thought it was all grids,grids and more grids. I don't get why sneaky, little abers come here to add mean little comments a month after everyone else. How is this in line with the pure teachings of Abraham??? I swear, I never remember this kind of petty attacking suggested by Abe. This is Pushing against, going upstream, and if you were in abe for quite a while, as I was, there was the forking off in the wrong direction, marching, marching towards what you don't want. It is so clear to me the abers who come to attack don't believe in the teachings for a second. Why would they risk creating bad stuff coming their way. So who are these unloving souls?? What is the pay off for them to come here and pass judgment in an unkind way?? Really.

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  14. Well said, charmcat! I'd like to add that these drive-by abers are also "beating the drum of what they don't want", (accompanied by cutesy drumming hand movement).

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  15. Rachel, thanks for the big laugh your ( acompanied by cutesy drumming hand movement) gave me!!!

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  16. Cutesy drumming hand movement... definitely a good chuckle there. I wonder what hand gestures go with the grid? I haven't seen any grid explanations, only heard audio. I know with the vortex, everything on Esther's left was out of the vortex and everything on her right was the vortex. That would be an interesting one to analyze!

    Most Abers really are paying attention to their vibration, and are quite happy doing so in my observation, and have the mental discipline or whatever you want to call it to stay away from a blog like this. :)

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