Abraham Hicks On Meditation
Abraham Hicks on meditation.
What did Esther Hicks and the collective consciousness ‘Abraham’ say about meditation?
In this article we will dive deep into the subject and how it pertains to the subconscious mind, reality creation and The Law of Attraction.
Esther and Jerry Hicks’ journey first started with a consultation with a being named ‘Theo’.
Consultation with Theo –HICKS’ JOURNEY Into Meditation
As explained in many of their writings, Esther and Jerry Hicks attended a consultation with a medium who channeled an entity called Theo.
Esther explains how she was initially resistant to the idea of channeling (influenced by her orthodox Christian upbringing).
However, Jerry’s persistence succeeded, and she agreed to attend the consultation.
When it was Esther’s turn to ask a question, she asked,
“How can we more effectively achieve our goals?”
To which Theo replied,
“Meditation and affirmations.”
The idea of meditation did not appeal to Esther, who believed in the more stereotypical depiction of the practice (e.g., monks lying on nails and standing on hot coals, etc.)
She asked for instructions on how to meditate and Theo replied with,
“Sit in a quiet room. Wear comfortable clothing and focus on your breathing. As your mind wanders, and it will, release the thought and focus upon your breathing. It would be good for you to do it together. It will be more powerful.”
With this guidance Jerry and Esther began the practice of meditation together.
They meditated consistently for 15 minutes every day for 9 months straight before Esther started having her own paranormal experiences.
These experiences reached a climax when Esther felt her nose moving during meditation (spelling letters in the air).
They translated the message, and this is what it said.
“I AM ABRAHAM. I AM YOUR SPIRITUAL GUIDE.”
And so their journey with the collective consciousness called ‘Abraham’ began.
Abraham Hicks on Meditation – The benefits
The advice Abraham gives on meditation is similar to Theo’s but dives into deeper aspects of the practice.
One of the most important things Abraham explains is why meditation helps in reality creation.
“If you are really out of sync; in other words, if you can really feel that you are not in a good-feeling place, then a more soothing process that we would recommend would be that of Meditation. Because when you quiet your mind, you stop thought, and when you stop thought, your vibration automatically rises……Imagine a cork bobbing on a body of water. (That represents the place of high, pure, fast vibration that is actually natural to you.) Now, imagine holding the cork down under the water. (That is what resistance is like.) And now, imagine letting go of the cork—and see it rise back up to the surface of the water.”
The teachings of Abraham-Hicks are largely based on the importance of emotions. Emotions act as guidance systems which show you how you’re vibrating. Good feeling emotions are of a higher vibration than bad feeling emotions. The higher your vibration, the easier it is to attract things you want.
You might have noticed how some ‘unlucky’ people never seem to catch a break. They move from one negative situation to another as if they were a magnet for unhappiness. Then there are people who always seem to do well. These people seem to be magnets for prosperity and happiness.
What’s the difference between the two?
Is one cursed?
Is one blessed?
Life simply reflects their inner state to their outer conditions.
“The whole vast world is yourself pushed out.”
– Neville Goddard
Abraham explains how naturally humans are high vibration.
It’s only our own negative thoughts which lead to negative emotions that lower our vibration.
When we meditate, we go to a neutral point by removing our attention from the outer world.
This allows us to stop feeling bad and reset our emotions.
This is why you will often feel calm and re-energized after meditation.
Focusing on something else besides your perceived troubles allows you to let go of pent up emotions.
Meditation and the Emotional Guidance Scale
The emotional guidance scale is a chart of emotions ranging from high vibration (Joy, Appreciation and Love) to low vibration (Fear, Grief and Despair).
The chart is similar to the popular map of consciousness by David R. Hawkins or the Levels of Energy by Frederick Dodson. All these charts provide a theoretical depiction of something we intuitively feel as humans.
Good feeling emotions have a drastically different tone from bad feeling emotions.
When we feel good, we feel lighter and more energized; when we feel bad, we feel heavier and apathetic.
According to Abraham, meditation is an effective tool for all levels of the chart.
Perhaps this is why monks who spend hours in meditation and contemplation often seem to radiate joy and love.
Abraham also highlighted another benefit of the practice.
“Over time, if you meditate regularly, you will become quite sensitive to the way the higher frequencies feel within your body. In other words, whenever you focus on anything that causes a dip in your vibration, you will now be more likely to recognize it at the early, subtle stages before the dip is too significant.”
Meditation will give you more control over your thoughts and emotions, allowing you to choose instead of react.
This comes from an increase in mindfulness.
A good book on the topic is ‘Mindfulness In Plain English’.
Abraham Hicks Instructions on Meditation
Below are some more in-depth instructions on meditation from Abraham-Hicks.
“Now, to begin the process of Meditation, sit in a quiet space where you are not likely to be interrupted. Wear comfortable clothing. It does not matter if you sit in a chair or on the floor, or even lie on your bed (unless you tend to fall asleep when doing so). The important thing is that your body be comfortable.
Now, close your eyes, relax, and breathe. Slowly draw air into your lungs, and then enjoy the comfortable release of that air (your personal comfort here is very important).
As your mind wanders, gently release any thought, or at least do not encourage it by pondering it further—and refocus upon your breathing.”
Abraham recommends focusing on your breath, mentally counting, listening to a dripping tap or anything that doesn’t create a barrage of thoughts in the mind.
The practice will be hard at first but with time you will gain more control.
Abraham believes 10 to 15 minutes of meditation a day is sufficient for most people to overcome their emotional hurdles.
If you enjoy guided meditation you might benefit from Abraham-Hicks’ Getting into the Vortex meditation audios.
These audios cover the following topics,
- MEDITATION: General Well-Being
- MEDITATION: Financial Abundance
- MEDITATION: Physical Well-Being
- MEDITATION: Relationships
These audios are supplementary and not needed for an effective meditation practice.
Do this, and I promise you will be one step closer to living and dying well.