Type the words Esther Hicks in google.com the suggestions are in this order :
Derren Brown is a very famous British illusionist and has made this video series
This is a conversation between Richard Dawkins and Derren Brown. Here they discuss the art of Cold Reading - various techniques used by Mediums -- How one can become a Medium if one wants to. The basic path of how one becomes a psychic.
I just realized what this whole secret and LOA business is about. An Amway Multi Level Marketing guy and his wife who channelizes the spirit of Abraham -- I don't know about you but to me this is a big red flag that says Charlatan. This is a not so rosy eyed view of her.
My Question is this :
Another reason why I bring up this question is -
Having said that you are also all adult humans that have the power to reason and responsibility for your action. Peace.
Actually its not Who is saying these things that is important but if the stuff they talk about makes any sense. I've always been skeptical about a body of entities being channeled through someone and giving us this information. However the information works for me. I've been searching for years and was at an all time low like you wouldnt believe till I landed on this site and the knowledge that people here share so generously helpd me turn things around. So at the end of the day perhaps its nothing but pure psychology being spouted by charlatans, but if its bringing real results in my life I believe it. Most people here have come to their own conclusions based on results they have achieved in their lives, if it didn't bring any results none of us would be wasting our time here.
answered 10 Jul '10, 20:58
I Think Therefore I Am
Only joking, of course - you are more than welcome to waste your time here :)
I guess you are trying to save us all again, DMin. Thanks, but I don't think we need saving.
You know something?
Most of us who are here regularly - if not all of us - have arrived at our views through a number of years of searching intensively for answers. We're generally strong independently-minded people who, despite the significant peer pressure of the materialists around us, have realized that there is more to life than objective reality.
And those searches have probably been far more intense than the casual dismissiveness with which most so-called skeptics treat these subjects.
We've realized that there are truths that are not being generally told...for whatever reason.
To have come this far and awakened to so much hidden knowledge around us is no mean feat in this hugely outwardly-focused reality we currently live in.
Thanks, but we don't need your concern about us being fooled. :)
Again, I'll ask you why you are here on this website if what you read causes such strong reactions in you?
I don't know you physically (obviously) but you certainly give me the strong impression of someone who consciously wants to be a skeptic, yet is battling against something within yourself that is making you feel uncomfortable in that skepticism.
I wonder why?
answered 10 Jul '10, 18:54
Congratulations. You've successfully (unconsciously) used the law of attraction to prove to yourself the non-validity of it. In addition your suspicions of charlatanism, fueled by one of the world’s top skeptics, has been confirmed :-)
Every story has two sides. By focusing on the side that you (suspect) choose to believe is true, you’ve already began the attraction process and will definitely see evidence that meets with your expectation.
This is the earliest evidence of LOA that I have on hand:
Of course the left brain (washed?) reasoning of Mr. Dawkins and yourself will simply state that Buddha was a charlatan. And so it shall be for you and yours...
Here are a couple of things to consider:
Those who don’t know, quite often consider those who know to be a bit odd, slightly mad, neurotic, deluded or maybe even completely insane.
When the truth is that those who know, know that the illusion isn’t real, know it’s just a fantasy and thereby avoid the entire ego-self created pain and suffering.
That reminds me of a line in a song by John Lennon, called Instant Karma:
Isn’t it insanity to be living in a negative reality, chosen by you and all the while forgetting that you created it? Isn’t it insanity to wage war and kill other people, and all the while not realizing that those other people are yourself?
answered 11 Jul '10, 07:13
Without exception, every good idea comes with it's fair share of skeptics.
Ask anyone who ever started a business with a simple idea and became very successful, and they will tell you that they did so in spite of the many people (especially friends and family) who said that their idea would never work.
You can be quite certain that, if everyone likes your idea and is supportive, it's probably not a good idea.
DMin Please give us some credit as intellectual human beings. From some of the responses I can tell that there are some very brilliant people who are regulars on this web site. I dont know about you but I do not buy into anybody's ideas easily. I select what I want to accept as truth. For me the law of attraction is truth. However I am not trying to convince you of this truth but I think you have some "attraction" to what is happening on this web site. i think that if you hang around long enough and ask enough questions you will eventually understand what some of us already know.
answered 12 Jul '10, 17:06
The law of attraction is is not anything new, many authors and sages have long before Jerry and Ester have talked and explained it.Wallace D. Wattles,Napoleon Hill,Charles F. Haanel to name just a few.
answered 10 Jul '10, 23:29
My answer is going to be very simple as English is only my second language. You guys got a very deep debate here! :)
We know how to Google, thank you!
We are aware, yes. I dare say we all here stumbled upon LOA in a bookshop, magazine or the net, and as far as I am concerned, no one put a gun on my temple to force me to buy these books nor believe in what they say. I did it on my own free will.
Please, don't feel for us! We're all grown ups and we know bad from good.
For sure! If I had found that the LOA info didn't work, I would have put the books on my top shelf not to think more of them ever, but actually, it works!!!
And now I could tell you of all my achievements using the LOA, big and small, in only three months, but it would be a looong list, and..., you know...? I just can't be bothered!
answered 12 Jul '10, 14:43
haha! I got into the metaphysical materials from firstly self help to NLP to PUA seduction to more self help materials to osho to the power of now to metaphysical. I just dont see these contradicting with one another at all. Though your question is already 2 yrs old, let me chime in with my secondary language and share my 2 cents ;D
Still a big fan of Derren Brown here. I love how he can dissect the human brain behaviors and make efficient use of it for his tv and live shows. NLP, misdirection, and tricks certainly works if you can select your prospects correctly. Till this day I still like to use / play some of those tricks especially on new people I meet. Abraham Hicks materials on the other hand, resonates well with me so theres more of an inner knowing and initial acceptance.
That seems like a hugely irresponsible answer. But let me elaborate a little. (I did go to a Catholic primary school and a Christian high school.. Either resonated with me despite me being in my youth) What sets it apart for me as not some new age hoax. Is simply because of the content. Everything Abraham said include undeniable wisdom. Even if they are a hoax I'd gladly accept them as a guidance. But I'm just saying that because such infinite wisdom couldnt associate with hoax from my understanding.
That. And I also had a possible encounter and UFO sighting. But that is another topic.
Afterall youre welcome to choose any reality you see fit in this physical life time. (Thats the same message I've been getting again and again from different metaphysical sources) So why not lighten up a little because it'll most definitely make things easier and possibly more joyful with your experience here.
answered 26 Jun '13, 12:02
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