A recent "Abraham" daily quote reads, "You are really individual beings, with very special talents, and it would be nice if teachers had the time, or parents had the awareness or skill, to see the children as the very individual, very special beings that they are. So that rather than trying to drum them into one category, they are, instead, appreciating the special insight that each child brings to the sea of diversity and contrast which is the stuff that creation comes from."
Yet another slam against parents and teachers. I've mentioned before that Esther-as-Abraham likes to point out how everyone else, especially educators and family, are doing everything wrong. The Abraham preachings definitely have appeal to the disgruntled and the "black sheep" of the world. (As a bit of a "black sheep" myself, I can relate. I now realize that I was not meant to turn my brain over to someone else, however, just because I'm a bit different!)
According to "Abraham", in this quote above, teachers and parents just don't have time, awareness, or skill to properly educate/parent children. Guess what, folks, this is simply not true! Sure, there are lameass teachers and deadbeat parents out there, but there are also excellent specimens of both. The education and parenting scene are not as grim as Esther would have us believe.
And the IRONY here is that we have a woman who presents herself as a teacher (while posing as Abraham she says all who are "attracted" to "Abraham" are teachers to their core) who, while criticizing actual teachers, is simply LYING to hundreds if not thousands of people each and every week. Not teaching. Lying.
The implication in the above quote is that teachers and parents could be doing a better job. Yet does Esther offer anything of value? As I've stated repeatedly, I find her teachings worthless and in many cases dangerous. I also find them disempowering. And, I find it immoral to claim to speak on behalf of God and perpetuate the myth of "let go and let God." Those who adhere to the teachings become slaves to a non-existent inner being/vortex.
Sure, there's room for improvement. Teachers and parents aren't perfect. However I would say that by and large the overwhelming majority want what is best for their students/children. (Can the same be said for Esther Hicks?)
I would like to emphasize that I do not mean to minimize genuine suffering at the hands of teachers and parents. Unfortunately this is a reality for some. My point here is that it is a bit like the pot calling the kettle black for Esther Hicks to say that teachers and parents are lacking in what they have to offer.
By the way, if anyone would like to provide a defense of Esther Hicks, in case I may be mistaken and she may have something of value for her listeners, I'd be glad to hear it. No logical fallacies. Here's a handy chart for your review: