My rating: 3 of 5 stars
I didn't know there was such a thing as...well, whatever it is Esther Hicks does. It's a very strange concept and I'm not entirely sure I believe that everything she says is from trance-like messages from spirits. However, I did watch some of her sessions on YouTube and I can see how the whole experience could be really compelling for someone experiencing it firsthand.
I'm open to reading anything, and since I'm looking to learn all I can about relationships, I checked out this book since it focused specifically on love and relationships. Esther Hicks does this connection thing with a collection of spirits or energies that she calls Abraham. Abraham answers questions about human issues and about how we can reach a "higher vibration" in life. The reason for doing so is because of the Law of Attraction, which states that like attracts like, so if we have a nice, positive, high energy then we will attract high energy/positive things into our lives. Things like good relationships.
The idea that we are all energy and that our energy vibes at a certain frequency does make sense to me. I can see how our emotions and daily experiences would affect our energy. After all, it's obvious depression visibly slows people down to the point of sleeping a lot.
Overall though the book was a lot to take in. The ideas of things like us all having a "vortex" and that everything we ever desired is in it, is something I'll have to chew on some more. There are lots of new (to me at least) terms and concepts that take a certain level of acceptance before the rest of the information can make any kind of sense, or be helpful. It also came with a CD that had recordings of Abraham discussing these things further.
Bottom line: I'm not sure what I think of "Abraham" or the book, but I'm open to hearing/reading more. Some of the YouTube vids are fascinating.
This book was a library copy.