New article on the “Links” page

New article on the “Links” page

I’ve just added an excellent new article to the Links page. I highly recommend stopping by the Links page, by the way, and visiting some of the articles by David Stone, Kelly Martin, Spirituality is No Excuse and the other writers listed there who have boldly offered opinions other than what is trendy.  There are different perspectives represented, from skeptical to spiritual to a combination of both. Check out the latest article on the list, along with an excerpt below…

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No Law of Attraction Mindset Necessary

No Law of Attraction Mindset Necessary

I had been meaning to call my internet provider. The last deal I secured came to an end a couple months ago, and I didn’t like that my bill was back up to more than $70 a month for nearly the lowest internet package available.  I needed to call and re-negotiate a better deal.  But I was putting it off. Negotiating is not my comfortable place.  Quite the opposite.  But I finally called my provider, and after going back and…

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Abraham-Hicks: Cult, Scam, or Legitimate? A Reference Guide

Abraham-Hicks: Cult, Scam, or Legitimate? A Reference Guide

Abraham-Hicks, the popular Law of Attraction ideology, is touted as “The Secret Behind the Secret.” Their bestselling book on manifesting your desires currently has a nearly 4.2 star rating on Goodreads from over 17,000 ratings. But is this actually a legitimate way to unlock the heights of success and human potential? Or is it a cult or scam? The International Cultic Studies Association (ICSA) has a list of characteristics that are associated with cultic groups. Below, I have included the…

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Cult Parallels: Unquestioning Commitment to the Abraham-Hicks Leader and Ideology

Cult Parallels: Unquestioning Commitment to the Abraham-Hicks Leader and Ideology

I cringe to think back on the many past conversations I have had that were centered around the words: “Abraham says…” “Abraham says this about relationships… Abraham says that about money…” Like other devoted followers, I automatically stamped all of Abraham’s proclamations as valid.  Whatever came after “Abraham says” had to be wisdom and truth, in my eyes.  This leads me to the next characteristic I’d like to point out in this series where I compare Abraham-Hicks with known cult…

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Cult Parallels: Abraham-Hicks, Encouraging Laziness and Passivity

Cult Parallels: Abraham-Hicks, Encouraging Laziness and Passivity

Why is it that so many people who become disillusioned with Abraham-Hicks come away feeling like they were brainwashed or part of a cult?  In no particular order, I will be comparing components of Abraham-Hicks with known cult tactics in a series of blog posts.  First up: Encouraging and Reinforcing Laziness and Passivity

Wasting a Whole Lot of Time with Abraham-Hicks

Wasting a Whole Lot of Time with Abraham-Hicks

How I (mis)spent my time as an Aber When I was an Aber, I spent my time in foolish ways.  I was mainly concerned with feeling good, taking it easy, soothing negative emotions, and tending to my “vibration.”  I filled endless notebooks with feel-good exercies, “virtual reality” fantasies, gratitude lists, Abraham quotes to inspire me, and Abraham-recommended emotional and psychological exercises.

Digging a Financial Hole with Abraham-Hicks

Digging a Financial Hole with Abraham-Hicks

Now for a question on the mind of many Law of Attraction enthusiasts.  How can I create a “vibration” of abundance and attract more money? Abraham promises a simple and appealing route to financial success: When I was an A-H devotee, I thought there was a simple equation for financial success–for everything in fact:  financial abundance, just like everything else in my life, was simply a factor of my “vibration.”  This was great news, especially since it just so happened…

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