Abraham-Hicks will teach you how to defy gravity!

Abraham-Hicks will teach you how to defy gravity!

According to one Abraham clip on youtube, gravity is just a perception/belief that has a lot of momentum going.  YOU, the powerful deliberate creator, can defy it:

“There is no exception to the premises that you can defy… You can become such a vibrational being that you can experience plenty of life experience that does not include gravity.  And those who are observing you would find you to be complying with their idea of it.  But your personal experience would not be.”

Hm, The Emperor’s New Clothes anyone?  What a thing to say!  This one made my jaw drop, which is really saying something considering the Abraham quote I was actually looking for was about how science is essentially one big placebo effect, conforming to the expectations of each researcher.  Please recognize these exaggerations as the illusions that they are.

I do not wish to be the enemy curmudgeon shooting down possibilities.  This is a breathtakingly amazing world we live in, without even knowing the half of it.  But at what point does thinking become unhelpful, impractical, delusional? Reality still exists, even though Abraham is hard at work trying to take away this notion of objective reality while putting his own appealing spin on things.  (And the scary thing is, so many now accept whatever he says, without question.)

We are living in an age of inspiration and motivation:  “You can do anything, and don’t listen to anyone who tells you otherwise!”  That message is incredibly powerful.  It can have a true, game-changing impact on a person’s life.

But what about when it is taken to absurd, even brainwashing extremes?  For instance the idea that you can defy the law of gravity (but will be the only one who notices)?

Definitely real life.

There are a lot of far-out ideas commanding people’s attention these days.  Here are a few examples of where this kind of thinking leads people when they really get going:

  • When I was first hyped up on Abraham-Hicks, I encouraged someone to focus on healing an old hernia with vibration and Law of Attraction.  After all, didn’t they know they can do ANYTHING?  At least I didn’t tell someone to go off her psychiatric medications like my coworker did.
  • I visited LoA forums where members were busy trying to effortlessly attract eyes that change colors, straight teeth, weight loss, even different-gendered bodies.
  • A colleague of mine told us that we have the power to heal our own broken bones without the use of tools or medicine, and implied that this is the direction we should all be moving in.
  • On Facebook, a friend posted about Chronicle, the science fiction movie about boys who gain powers of flight and telekinesis.  What followed was an excited discussion amongst people already busy trying to unlock similar hidden powers of their own.

From someone who once trained in a professional psychic development program and currently works in a spiritual field, I am not saying there isn’t much more to our world than meets the eye.  I don’t deny the mystical and metaphysical, but I no longer deny the realities of our physical world either!  Seeing the world through this hyped up “you can defy the law of gravity” mental space did not help me to achieve anything unique.  It did not make my life better, though I believed for a long time that it did.  It felt really good for awhile, but in fact it was a huge, hollow distraction and made me less effective than ever.  I love being grounded again and being in touch with the true nature of our world.  This approach has felt more authentically spiritual than anything.

Be aware of your relationship to subjective and objective reality.

  • Are you constantly emphasizing mental and emotional energies?
  • Living in a dreamy, subjective fantasy world?
  • Scornful of normal, accepted reality and infatuated instead with possibilities beyond it?
  • Attempting to take the metaphysical path to each goal while devaluing established knowledge?
  • And mistaking all of this for superior knowledge and the road to success on the planet Earth?

Pumped up positive emotion and exhilaration play a huge role in belief systems that encourage magical thinking, which I now find manipulative.  (As a sidenote, I have felt very similarly hyped up in the past at multi-level marketing events, fueled by intoxicating dreams.)  “You can do anything” can be pumped up to the extreme, becoming a message that disconnects people from reality, fogs up our critical thinking, and puts pure emotion in the drivers seat.  It is very effective for selling something (especially to us idealists) and also effective for brainwashing and control.

In my opinion, people who are successful in the world–as opposed to simply in their heads–are not successful because they have learned to go BEYOND the capabilities of a regular human on earth, but because they have learned to be really GOOD at being human on earth.  This includes thinking clearly, taking appropriate action, and learning to work more effectively within the guidelines of reality, not outside of it.

Thanks for reading! Comments and discussion are welcome.

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11 thoughts on “Abraham-Hicks will teach you how to defy gravity!

  1. This is an interesting post, I too like abraham but I also believe inspired action. Abraham preaches the art of allowing but it can be deceiving. It can mean resting on our laurels a little to much. I translate the teachings into attracting through inspired action. I don’t doubt some of the ‘crazy’ claims and I do believe that anything is possible. That’s how our world has become what it is today. Who knows what we will be able to do in 100 years from now. I am open to that possibility though I won’t be practicing teleportation any time soon lol. Good post!

    1. Wonderful to have your input here, Sakeenah, thank you. It’s a fine line for me, trying to stand for both common sense and inspiration, because I share your belief in possibility. How much different would 2015 look if no one ever pushed the bounds of accepted thought! And it’s a great point about what may be possible 100 years from now.

      But I don’t believe it is the people thinking like I used to who are taking the world anywhere fast (especially not anyone trying to use “vibration” to defy gravity in a way that only they can notice). When I bring to mind various amazing strides that have been made in the world, I’d say they happened by building upon knowledge and discovering what works and what doesn’t. And the breakthroughs happen on the fronts where people learn how to make their goal viable within the order of this amazing planet. I think many people are trying to bypass that order and accomplish everything through consciousness, spirit, and inspiration whilst leaving out the entire rest of the equation. The line between leading edge thought and a return to the Dark Ages starts to blur!

      Thanks again for your comments.

  2. Frankly, I like what I thought LOA was, and I used it and had good results. But Abraham hicks warps everything and focuses so hard on the nonsense side of things. She makes it impossible to have a nice life because you are constantly fighting (aka aligning) your emotions! And then she is so anti science and anti logic and anti personal judgement.

    1. You nailed it on the head that Abraham-Hicks will have people constantly battling themselves. The idea that experiencing a normal human emotion means separating oneself from Source or from one’s inner being? And that it creates negative consequences in your life? That is one of their most twisted and damaging lies. And molding followers to deny logic, science, reality, critical thinking—what a very useful purpose that serves for a false teacher/prophet.

  3. I don’t care for the abe hicks teachings because I think it’s a bit unrealistic and implies we must be perfect in our thoughts, etc, to manifest. (I’ve began consciously manifesting many experiences and things long before i had ever heard the term “vibrational escrow” and I can tell you with certainty that I was most definately not in the vortex all the time prior to this. I meditated on a vision board each morning for about 10 minutes.) However, I do believe there is some truth to the whole gravity thing and anything really. Many great spiritual teachers have talked about how one truly can defy many earthly laws and beliefs if truly aligned with that belief. The problem is that there simply isn’t anyone who is going to be able to totally believe they can defy gravity. But I have heard some amazing stories of a few people throughout history who supposedly were able to do miraculous things because they believed it with every fiber of their being. I believe abe hicks was trying to make a point about the power of aligning with a certain belief…and not implying that we are all going to experience this specifically. It’s an extreme example.

    1. Hi Menley, thank you for reading and commenting!

      I would like to challenge the idea that we have incarnated as physical humans on this physical planet with its specific natural laws in order to defy those laws through believing “with every fiber of our being.”

      I realize you didn’t say that’s what we should be focusing on, but I’m saying it because I think that is one of the fundamental problems with A-H that it’s important to draw attention to.

      It’s not that extraordinary things aren’t possible, it’s that a system based completely on this sort of talk is relying on people’s impulsion towards fantasy in order to bamboozle them. I think that this “you can defy gravity” sort of talk is more than an extreme example, I think it is THE Abraham-Hicks shtick.

      I think people (all people, not just a few throughout history who perhaps came with a very unusual life focus) would benefit more from finding ways to do things that are practical within the mechanics already set out for us here on Earth rather than get hyped up on the idea of creating miracles.

      For example, going forward with the assumption that 1+1=2 (not something else if you believe it enough) allows for even more to be built upon that framework, like calculus, astronomy, or the physics of actual flying. Focusing on “1+1 does not have to equal 2 for ME, and all I have to do is get aligned” is not a helpful premise with which to go about life.

        1. Hi Danny, just wanted to say thanks for the above book recommendation. I appreciate this Zen approach to spirituality and awakening: real and humble and unembellished compared to what’s popular right now!

          1. You’re absolutely welcome. I find sometimes it’s nice to have a simple few words to digest instead of a novel. Though I should probably digest a novel now and then.

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