On Abraham Hicks and Manifestation

“Esther felt a strong impulse to enter a shop. The impulse was so powerful… they were on their way somewhere else. She found a room that was wall to wall, ceiling to floor, blue glass… After lunch they’re walking down in La Joya where the water and rocks converge… A flurry of butterflies flew around them, so intense they had to stop talking to avoid eating them… Then a little boy came running across the grass from very far off, he came running and handed her a feather that he was inspired to give her, ready to deliver to Esther a powerful message. I can’t believe it! Abraham was just talking to this woman about glass, and butterflies and feathers… anything in your vibration is going to manifest and will manifest fast.”

“Goose up the beliefs that help and play down the beliefs that don’t help, a little bit at a time.”

I’ve been enjoying a lot of Abraham’s messages as channeled by Esther Hicks. The collective consciousness known as Abraham offers us clear messages on how to clear our vibration and how to resonate with what we want so that we can attract what we desire.

I’ve come across people who disagree with the apparent message of the video featured above. The words, “Avoid anything that causes you discomfort” can be easily interpreted as a message saying we shouldn’t do anything that challenges us, because challenges cause discomfort. Well, change causes discomfort, so is Abraham saying we shouldn’t change? Some seem to think so, and use this point of resistance as an excuse to toss out all the teachings.

If you’re reading this and you’ve had that kind of skepticism pop up, I’d like you to wait a minute. Recenter yourself. Think of something you’re trying to do, like practice a different diet, adopt a regular exercise routine, or build your own home. Now, this thing you’re thinking about creates resistance in you because you think of it as uncomfortable. What I feel Abraham is saying, is not to avoid these good habits you are trying to incorporate into your life, but to reframe them and focus on the positive aspects of these habits.

So I’ve started going to bed early enough that I sleep for eight hours and wake up before sunrise. Then I plan to meditate and practice yoga until dawn. This is uncomfortable for me, when I try to do it. I have so many thoughts that come up for me in the morning, it’s hard to meditate. If I indulged in my tunnel vision, I would only be trying to meditate in one specific way, but fortunately in study and practice of Buddhism I have found that anything can be a meditation, if done in the intention of stilling the mind and focusing on the present moment.

So instead of sitting on a cushion on the floor in front of a single lit candle, closing my eyes and chanting, when that is too difficult for me, I put it aside, turn on a light, and wash my dishes. I focus intently on each individual dish, showing it appreciation for its contribution to my life, feeling gratitude for all the food that I have eaten and shared with my family and friends. Allowing myself to focus on a task clears my mind of worries and troubles that tend to harass me during a sitting meditation. If my 4 month old wakes up at the same time as me, I nurse her and focus on our interaction and bond as a form of meditation.

What Abraham is saying, I believe, is that redirecting our mind, with ease and patience, is the key to manifesting what we desire.

Next, I may talk a bit about how to know what it is that we want. Meanwhile, may you dwell in Peace.



  1. The idea is “common” and held in so many kinds of practices and “trainings”; that does not at all mean is should not be repeated in as many ways and as often as possible. Put another way, following your bliss can also mean embracing rather than avoiding the hard work. My own hint here? You will find bliss in the hard work as well as the final product. And yes, that IS “zen-ish.” …. you will find the message all over. If you dare, try following it a few times. That might just solve many problems…….for it included THINKING; wherever you are.

    1. Definitely so! I’ve often found that in embracing the “hard work” I’ve transcended the hardness of it and reached the flow where it can become easy. Thanks for sharing, Sunsmith Dane. The topic of ease vs. resistance has so many layers and is rather complex, so it definitely stands to reason that all teachings apply in some aspect or another.

      Over ten years ago, I spent two summers working with the Utah Conservation Corps, which at the time used the slogan, “The toughest job you’ll ever love.” The first summer was a trial by fire for me. I had a fairly sturdy constitution and former physical training, but no regular exercise practice at the time, and kind of terrible dietary habits because I was simply ignorant. When I focused on everything I had going against me, I felt down – I felt exhausted at the end of every ten hour day, I felt I couldn’t keep up with my coworkers and I didn’t really know why. But I loved being outside, I loved chipping away at the mountain to clear a safe trail for hikers to follow and building log check dams and (my favorite) rock water bars. I loved getting to the top of each trail and taking in the view and enjoying my own puny size in comparison with all that wilderness. Some people never really got into it, and they quit. It just wasn’t for them, and that’s ok. Others really turned on to it, and thrived in the course of their term of service. I could trace my success to my commitment to focus on the aspects of the work that I loved, and the process itself, rather than the education award or getting the project done. Our trainer, Eric Skabelund, who worked with the National Park Service, actually described finding the Zen in the practice of moving rocks off the trail, or clearing away invasive weeds. It was that summer when I read Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, come to think of it. It was kind of an epic time of change, for me.

      Your comment reminds me of that time and how I’m still benefiting from what I learned in that work.

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