Who’s Afraid of Abraham Hicks?
Posted: 15 April 2010 10:12 PM   [ Ignore ]
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She seems to be growing in popularity, particularly ever since she appeared on Oprah’s XM Radio show. Has anybody else heard of Abraham Hicks? I know she buys into the whole “The Secret” nonsense, but what makes her approach to life so appealing? Some of my friends think she’s all the rage. I had the displeasure of watching one of her videos, and I rolled my eyes so frequently, I thought they would roll out of their sockets. Lol.

Anyways, my major concern with those who think like her is that their “teachings” involve an approach to real world issues, such as poverty, inequality and injustice that is apathetic and peurile. What a ridiculous notion that by “thinking positively” ALONE we can some how use our brainwaves through cosmic vibrations and alignments to bring about change?  Such crap!

Anybody else had that displeasure?

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Posted: 24 April 2010 11:16 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Why do I allow myself to get side tracked by such tripe?

OK, thanks to the marvel of YouTube I now know who Abraham Hicks is.

“. . . family of Non-Physical beings naturally assembled by our powerful intention to remind you, our physical extensions, of the Laws of the Universe that govern all things.”

What a smooth actor, I love how she refers to herself in the regal “We”
my favorite title:
“ALIGNING WITH YOUR VERITABLE FORTUNE”

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Posted: 24 April 2010 09:12 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Citizen, thank you for exposing me to that disgusting fraud, she is like snuff porn for the brain… mad

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Posted: 24 April 2010 11:13 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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asanta - 24 April 2010 09:12 PM

snuff porn for the brain… mad

love it
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Posted: 27 April 2010 09:21 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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I have a friend who buys into this crap.  Only she calls it ‘affirmations.”

This kind of crap is horrible.  It does nothing but teach people to be passive and apathetic.  I think it’s as successful as it is because it appeals to humanity’s desire to feel like we’re doing something without actually doing it.

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Posted: 22 March 2011 12:36 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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Has anybody else heard of Abraham Hicks?

Never heard of her, but if what I’ve seen posted here is any indication, I wouldn’t be surprised if Skeptic and Skeptical Inquirer end up doing specials on her.

Woo never dies. It just takes on some new packaging! shut eye

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Posted: 22 March 2011 08:13 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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Dead Monky - 27 April 2010 09:21 AM

it appeals to humanity’s desire to feel like we’re doing something without actually doing it.

Exactly DM. It is kind of like the intensity with which people engage in campaigns to “raise awareness” but allocate little of their time to actually working for a cause.

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Posted: 22 March 2011 08:56 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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The_Au_Mean - 22 March 2011 08:13 AM

Exactly DM. It is kind of like the intensity with which people engage in campaigns to “raise awareness” but allocate little of their time to actually working for a cause.

God I hate those people.  All they do is pass responsibility off on others.  “OMG!  This is so horrible.  You should know about it.  Also, you should be the one to actually do anything to help.”

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Posted: 22 March 2011 12:05 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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citizen477 - 15 April 2010 10:12 PM

She seems to be growing in popularity, particularly ever since she appeared on Oprah’s XM Radio show. Has anybody else heard of Abraham Hicks? I know she buys into the whole “The Secret” nonsense, but what makes her approach to life so appealing? Some of my friends think she’s all the rage. I had the displeasure of watching one of her videos, and I rolled my eyes so frequently, I thought they would roll out of their sockets. Lol.

Anyways, my major concern with those who think like her is that their “teachings” involve an approach to real world issues, such as poverty, inequality and injustice that is apathetic and peurile. What a ridiculous notion that by “thinking positively” ALONE we can some how use our brainwaves through cosmic vibrations and alignments to bring about change?  Such crap!

Anybody else had that displeasure?

What’s the matter? Don’t you want to come in alignment with the energy of your source? or use a vortex to pull in a lover?

It doesn’t matter if the “laws” are real. It only matters if she can get people to act as if the laws were real. In doing so she can change an individuals future. I don’t know if that is good or bad. Say half the time people who believe a mental “vortex” pull in a life partner who would not have otherwise do so if they hadn’t acted as if such a vortex could accomplish this.

Abraham, strange name for a women, helped them accomplish their goal. Is this good or bad?

Her “laws” have nothing to do with reality however they can still affect reality.

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Posted: 22 March 2011 02:53 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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citizen477 - 15 April 2010 10:12 PM

She seems to be growing in popularity, particularly ever since she appeared on Oprah’s XM Radio show.

Another of my predictions has come true…

Rocinante - 02 February 2011 12:43 PM

Oprah Winfrey will endorse some stupid crap!

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Posted: 23 March 2011 12:00 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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Rocinante - 22 March 2011 02:53 PM
citizen477 - 15 April 2010 10:12 PM

She seems to be growing in popularity, particularly ever since she appeared on Oprah’s XM Radio show.

Another of my predictions has come true…

Rocinante - 02 February 2011 12:43 PM

Oprah Winfrey will endorse some stupid crap!

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No, what you should have said: “Oprah will endorse any stupid crap”

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Rocinante - 22 March 2011 02:53 PM
citizen477 - 15 April 2010 10:12 PM

She seems to be growing in popularity, particularly ever since she appeared on Oprah’s XM Radio show.

Another of my predictions has come true…

Rocinante - 02 February 2011 12:43 PM

Oprah Winfrey will endorse some stupid crap!

grin wink

No, what you should have said: “Oprah will endorse any stupid crap”

I think Oprah’s believes it is necessary to empower one’s self, certainly empower herself, and probably believes she is helping other to that regardless of the stupid crap they believe in.

Now if a person gets filthy rich by believing they are empowering people, is that wrong?  oh oh

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