Mr. Fire's Miracles Coaching


Powered by FeedBlitz

The Gift of Jerry Hicks

by Joe Vitale on November 26, 2011

I personally knew, worked with and loved Jerry Hicks, of Abraham fame. When I learned he passed away on November 18th, I felt the sadness of losing a friend, but the joy of knowing he transitioned into what Abraham and Esther Hicks call The Vortex.

When I lived in Houston decades ago, Jerry and Esther were coming out with their books and audio cassettes. Their first book was typewritten and self-published. I helped them promote it, and later wrote full-page ads for them.

I love Esther and Jerry Hicks

I love Esther and Jerry Hicks

After that, I helped them get their website up by introducing them to my webmaster at the time, and later promoted their site for them. I sent out news releases and contacted the media.

I was an evangelist for Abraham. Jerry sometimes called and asked for advice about publishing or marketing. I loved our chats. And almost two decades ago I wrote the introduction to the first edition of their book, Sara and the Foreverness of Friends of a Feather.

Years ago, when I updated and published a long lost book by Genevieve Behrend, called Attaining Your Desires, Jerry wrote me a long letter praising it. He also went through the first edition, found typos, and listed them for me to correct (which I did). He never charged me, and was happy to help.

Like Esther, Jerry was always upbeat, joyful, and a delight to talk to. I always looked forward to our calls and meetings.

I have rarely met anyone so committed to his mission of getting out the word of Abraham. Jerry didn’t struggle or worry, but simply offered Abraham’s words to those ready to hear them. He never seemed to tire. He never got bored. He never wanted to stop. He was just as enthusiastic over the most recent Abraham seminars as he was over the very first ones.

I drifted away from Jerry and Esther when I realized Abraham’s feel good formula was missing a step. That’s when I began writing about “getting clear” as an essential ingredient to attracting what you wanted. I wrote about this in my book, The Attractor Factor, and spoke about it in my audio program, The Missing Secret. It’s the core of my Miracles Coaching program.

I never stopped loving Jerry and Esther, of course. I’ve always called them two of the most loving people I’ve ever met, a true joy to be around. They are beacons of light.

Jerry was always the picture of fitness and health. Every time I saw him, he radiated wellness. He looked like he could do circus gymnastics at the drop of a hat. As far as I could tell, he would live forever.

I was wrong.

Sometimes fans of the Law of Attraction think they can escape reality. I’ve been teaching for years that you can’t argue with reality. That’s why surrender is such an important step in awakening, and why I wrote about it in my book, The Awakening Course. The Law of Attraction is only one law. As a healer I know once announced, “At some point you’re just gonna die.”

Of course, a handful of teachers think death is just a belief. I even questioned death in my book, Life’s Missing Instruction Manual. Maybe we attract it because we believe and expect it. Maybe it’s further proof of the Law of Attraction. I don’t really know.

Some people criticized Jerry and Esther for accepting chemotherapy to fight his cancer. Some critics took that as a sign the Law of Attraction doesn’t really work when push comes to shove.

I find that odd. I remember some of the early dialogues with Abraham, where Esther said when you use the Law of Attraction, you will be guided to use whatever means might help. When you have a headache and you intend to attract relief, you might attract or create a natural healing method, or you might attract aspirin.

After all, when you consciously intend to attract something, where do you think it is going to come from?

Jerry wasn’t Abraham. Jerry was human. Like each of us, he had life challenges. A song I wrote on my forthcoming singer-songwriter album says, “Everybody’s goin’ through somethin’.” The point is for us to do our best to awaken. Our unconscious programs are running the show. We may or may not clear them all this time around. That’s why it behooves us to reflect on what is behind what we are attracting. Books such as Louise Hay’s Heal Your Body and Daniel Condron’s Permanent Healing can be useful. They can shed light on the unconscious reasons for physical ailments.

Don’t use Jerry’s illness or death as an excuse to become a victim.

Abraham taught you’d always have challenges. As soon as you resolved one issue, you’d attract another. Welcome to the human experience. This doesn’t mean the Law of Attraction doesn’t work. It means it does work. You always get what you unconsciously believe and expect. (Re-read that.) Jerry once told Esther he’d probably depart before her, which proves he had a belief in dying, and maybe a belief in a particular way of passing on.

I wasn’t with Jerry when he grew ill, so I can’t say what he was thinking. I don’t know why he attracted cancer, or why he chose the modern medicine path to remove it. But if he accepted conventional medicine as a treatment, than he must have felt he attracted it as a possible solution. He was probably reaching for the thought that felt best to him at the time.

The fact that he got ill and passed on doesn’t mean anything more than he got ill and passed on. Everything else is simply our projecting our beliefs onto his situation.

If you have thoughts, fears, doubts, beliefs and expectations surfacing — triggered by Jerry’s illness and passing — that’s what you want to clear. What you are experiencing is your unconscious coming to the surface. You are discovering what you really believe.

What you see reveals your beliefs

What you see reveals your beliefs

Jerry’s situation is revealing your unconscious belief system. He’s a mirror. Whatever you say about Jerry reflects your own beliefs. That’s all. And that’s wonderful. He left you a great gift. Here’s your chance to break free.

Death isn’t a bad thing. It’s not failure. Jerry and Esther, via Abraham, taught that death is simply walking from one room into another.

“Make fun of death. We are as dead as it gets, and we are fully aware of this joyous experience. We are with you every time you allow it. We are in every singing bird and in every joyful child. We are part of every delicious pulsing in your environment. We are not dead, and neither will you ever be. You will just get up one day, and get out of the movie.” – Abraham (Esther Hicks)

Jerry exited stage right.

I loved him.

I’ll miss him.

As Abraham would say, “You are loved. All is well.”

Ao Akua,


PS — Some info about Jerry’s passing:

Member BBB 2003 - 2012

Member BBB 2003 - 2012

Read the book FREE

Read the book FREE

All writings here are copyrighted by Joe Vitale. You may not use them without written permission but you may link to the posts or give out a link to the posts.
If you like the free articles on this blog, let Joe know by buying him hisall-time favorite gift - an Amazon gift certificate. His email is Click Here!

{ 3 trackbacks }

The Gift of Jerry Hicks « Dawn Nocera
November 26, 2011 at 8:24 pm
The Gift of Jerry Hicks | Tips For Self Improvement
November 28, 2011 at 2:17 pm
The Gift of Jerry Hicks | Dawn Nocera
June 26, 2014 at 3:29 pm

{ 118 comments… read them below or add one }

Laura February 5, 2012 at 8:34 am

Thank you for the beautiful tribute of Jerry Hicks! Jerry gave us a wonderful gift which will benefit thousands for years to come. It is disappointing that because he died and that he chose to use chemotherapy that many are questioning his teachings. I personally view the world differently because of Jerry and Esther Hicks and I am grateful that I had the opportunity to share their gifts.


Adam Hanson February 7, 2012 at 2:06 pm

Hi Joe,

thanks for this and there’s one crucial question though, Abraham say we can have everything we want, why didn’t Jerry learn anything from Abraham enough to stay with his beloved wife for a longer time than this if he could have had the option?

Abraham say we all choose when we die, how could he have done this if he had learned anything from Abraham? It is absolutely illogical and pulls the chair from beneath everything he stood for because he wasn’t able to fulfill his life plan to be with Esther, as anyone would want, as long as possible, especially with the age difference…

Abraham says get in the vortex and you will have well being, didn’t he learn anything from Abraham or is cancer ok in the vortex? Jerry WAS a vortex guy and cancer is pain beyond description..

Abraham says

And btw why didn’t he do like in the Secret “thank you for my healing, thank you for my healing”..

This is just so astonishingly paradoxal to such astronomical degrees and I’m actually in a bit of a shock that he would pass away like this.. To me Abraham is still THE best source information about the universal laws and principles..

What do you say Doc? Got any ENLIGHTENMENT to share with us on this?




Joe Vitale February 8, 2012 at 7:21 am

As I said in my post, Jerry was human and did the best he could. We all do.


Margaret April 1, 2013 at 9:39 am

Why does anyone think Jerry failed by “not fighting” his illness….What if this WAS Jerry’s intentional exit?…Abraham always said all death is a suicide…..Jerry loved life, but he was also a seeker of more, a seeker of why, a seeker of what’s next….I truly believe he wanted to go at this time, he wanted to know what’s on the other side for himself…..Everyone’s gonna die, and this was Jerry’s way of picking his “when”….


Cee Sharp June 20, 2014 at 5:02 pm

Thank you Margaret, this is what I felt to be true as well, he was wanting the non physical again, and there are no accidents, it is what it is, we will make a choice some day to do the same, release back into non physical! Gracias


Liz March 1, 2015 at 8:12 am

Yes…sometimes you just are ready to transition. He did a lot during his physical life. One thing I can note about the Abraham teachings, is that I never heard Abraham criticize other teachers or say that they were missing anything. I also appreciate that what I get from the teachings never makes me feel that I have to proselytize to others. I know that Esther will transition one day as well and I and others will miss her but will hopefully be in touch with our own source so that we can move forward. That is what Abraham has done for me…helped me more easily connect with source.

Adam Hanson February 7, 2012 at 2:09 pm

Just want to add my gratitude for you and Jerry, you are fantastic and so was Jerry! Many thanks for all the great work and help you have provided with throughout the years!



yesman February 7, 2012 at 6:26 pm

Probably a few two many sales pitches in this, even for a sales man. The world of LOA is so full of opportunist marketers, but I doubt Jerry would have minded, being one himself.
As for using Chemo, Abraham advised using the best of modern medicine and aligning your vibration to health numerous times, so no contradiction.
Having Esther channel Jerry however, now that’s when it starts to go real weird.


Stella February 8, 2012 at 10:00 am

Can I say only God can decide everything…surrender to God who love us, whatever he decides is good to us, but humans sometimes dont believe/can’t see…
BTW, I am a Christian


Hoit February 9, 2012 at 8:58 am

I have really enjoyed the teachings of Abraham. They have helped me out tremendously and have helped me to feel better about myself and others.

The nature of Jerry’s passing brings a couple of questions to mind:
Why or how would Jerry attract this?
Why would he not correct it?

I would have expected him to just gently pass. That would have been a true testimony to the work he was promoting.

When people travel the country and charge hundreds of dollars for admission and sell numerous books and media for “truths” and then it doesn’t work for them then we need to be honest with ourselves and they with us.


Margaret April 1, 2013 at 9:41 am

If you know anything of Abraham’s teachings, you know that they see all death as a suicide…..I believe for whatever reason, Jerry chose to pass at this time and for some unknown reason, in this way…..Maybe he chose the time by deliberate creation, but the way was by default creation….


Amy February 13, 2012 at 5:55 pm

Wow I feel very fooled. Joe I read your book several years back and thought it was wonderful! I’ve also read in depth all of the Hicks Laws of Attraction books, taking notes and reviewing those notes several times over the years, always looking forward to the next. You should know that their teachings insisted that “any illness can be cured in 3 days time” and referred to miracle cures of cancer and other diseases where doctors originally gave them 2 weeks to live. I think Esther owes it to every reader or participant in their belief system an explanation of the illness and if anything from Abraham’s teachings were ever tried during those months of Jerry’s illness. Did he have good days? Did the doctors give him less time to live Buthelezi exceeded that? What was he not clear about?

Honestly I’m feeling doubtful about their teachings at this point and getting more disappointed the more I’m reading about them being possible scammers.

Id like to repeat their belief that any life-threatening disease can be cured in “3 days”

Thank you for your time Joe



Amy February 13, 2012 at 6:07 pm

Correction to my post:
“Buthelezi is supposed to read: but he had”
(error from my computer’s text auto- fill)


Dan February 28, 2012 at 11:48 am

Interestingly, many emotions have surfaced with the passing of Jerry. Never doubting what I have learned or continue to learn from Abraham, LOA as well as everyone on this planet including myself. Abraham opened my eyes to be aware of what is happening in the now, allowing what will happen in the now and enjoying what will happen in the now. I just found out of Jerry’s death yesterday. Had a bit of trouble sleeping last night. When I woke up, I felt such an expanding of my awareness making me realize how Jerry’s experience not only gave me questions, but also the answers. What surfaced most for me has been those fragmented thoughts I hold on to about life and death. And for me, they are the same thoughts I feel when I leave a movie that really moved me. Almost a sadness that it is over. Then only to see another movie which takes me to a whole new place. Thank you Jerry. Thank you Joe. it is nice to see all the comments, whether I agree with them or not, they have helped me to define what I want even more clearly.
I am looking forward to this beautiful year of 2012. I think we live in a great time of diversity.


pam September 30, 2012 at 12:39 pm

very well put Dan !

The fact that Jerry died and how he died has given alot of people a chance to shoot down all the amazing information that Abraham gave over the last 25 yrs. Shame for them , they remain in ignorance . On some level Jerry chose to go the way he did. Its his life journey ( I do not need to fully know it or understand it ) and as far as i am concerned does not negate the core Abraham message.


Agnieszka February 28, 2012 at 6:59 pm

Thank You Joe for everything you do.
i was angry reading all negative comments about Jerry’s death, but now i’m just cleaning and clearing on it in my head.
ps. : loved Escher’s lithograph:-)


Nabanita March 23, 2012 at 7:13 pm

I am shocked by all the hate inspired by Jerry’s passing. I have been listening to Youtube videos of Esther + Jerry + Abraham recently. I have not spend one red cent on their seminars or CDs or books. You do not have to be a genius to get their message from free resources like Youtube.

ALL they have ever propagated was trying to feel happy all the time. Vortex, manifestation and all that jazz would come of their own volition — if only we could learn to train ourselves to be happy or remove negative contemplation from our spheres.

What is so bad about that? Why have sceptics zeroed in on Jerry’s chemotherapy or whatever to prove that the Hicks are a scam. A marketing gimmick?

Coca Cola, Starbucks and other big conglomerates make billions of dollars by selling us caffeine drinks. The Hicks made a fraction of that, selling us the idea of just being happy.


Is being happy such a bad word in this fast-paced, 4G-enabled world we live in?

My blessings to Esther. How hard it must be to continue without Jerry’s physical presence. But you will do it. Silent masses, people like myself, are with you all the way.



Joe Vitale March 24, 2012 at 9:23 am

This is about the wisest comment I’ve seen in a long time. Thank you. Well said.


pam September 30, 2012 at 12:41 pm

Ditto Joe ! Nabanita you rock ! :) :) :)


elsie lazatin January 21, 2014 at 1:48 pm

Jerry Ester and Abraham changed my Life as well as many others that i know. I will always have much Gratitude for their teachings. How can people still find so much negative things to say when they never put out anything but Love. They never said you would never die! Maybe this is the way he chose because it would be another great lesson in life for everyone else.
from a Grateful Student ~Elsie


Wendy April 29, 2014 at 1:49 pm

Thank you Joe for this forum. I think a lot about Jerry, what he did to help me, and about his transition. It surprised me and when I opened my iPad on that November 2011 morning and read Esther’s announcement, tears flowed. I have concluded that Jerry was ready for a new perspective in his eternalness. I don’t take any issue with him having chosen chemo in the end (assuming that’s true). He probably did that for Esther. What I or anyone else thinks doesn’t matter. I am very curious about the next perspective but I am still very viable in this physical experience. I am careful to focus on wellness so that as long as I’m here I can live to my maximum potential (comfort, energetic, etc.). I do want to take a moment to thank Jerry again. The teachings of Abraham have enabled me to have a life of great satisfaction and joy. I applaud Esther as well. It is now April of 2014 and Esther has done a fabulous job with the work. (Of course she continues to cocreate with J.). Thank you again Joe for this blog entry to recognize such important people in my life. May your Source be with you!


Roman April 11, 2012 at 1:44 am

Abraham always said that you are never physical or non-physical, you are always non-physical and your body is an extension of non-physical. And Abraham always spoke about connecting to source through the path of least resistance. I feel that perhaps Jerry from a physical standpoint just got to a place where the path of least resistance in connecting to source (or non-physical) was by re-emerging into source :)

Others speak about why Jerry did not ‘correct’ his illness, well perhaps correcting it was ‘upstream’ from a broader perspective. Abraham always said that humans never have been or were ever meant to be connected 100% of the time because of all the benefits of contrast. When we remember that there is no death, only life and see that from broader perspective, we then can see that he isn’t gone but has become the culmination of all there is. And the only reason we think of this is as a loss is because we ourselves in trying to look for a problem in all this, are disconnected from what Jerry has become and are unable to see the broader perspective he now embodies :)

Thankyou Jerry and Esther for the profound influence you have had on my life and I look forward to growing and expanding through your teachings and through the teachings of many others I will encounter in the future! Much love :)



Elizabeth April 13, 2012 at 3:23 pm

My sense when Jerry passed away, was that his consciousness was ready, ripe, and wanting to make the transition. He was so full of wonderful inquiry and curiosity, that to be one with all that, and to experience this from larger perspective, was the next logical step for him. How exciting! My sense about his getting “leukemia” was that his humanely heart was resistant to leave Ester and his loved ones, and that resistance is what cause physical illness, and delayed his transition a bit. Only Jerry knows, but that was my sense. With Love! Elizabeth


Daiva May 11, 2012 at 11:32 am

That certainly would make sense. Just because Jerry knew what to do, doesn’t mean that he did it all the time in terms of tending his vibration. Just like we don’t…


Anton April 16, 2012 at 11:06 am

How come Jerry’s purported spider bite is in the same place that a band-aid was in many prior seminars? Was he getting chemo the whole time?


Joe Vitale April 16, 2012 at 5:36 pm

I have no idea.


Pedro Avalos April 17, 2012 at 9:32 pm

Dear Joe,

I will be forever grateful to you, because after the Spiritual Marketing Summit in Austin Texas my life went through the ceiling and skyrocketed, however, I do not agree with you that Abraham does not teach how to get clear, it is really nice the way she teaches it, although she probably is not using your same own words.

With spiritual love and respect,

Pedro Avalos
Your fan and eternally grateful student


carol Butler May 27, 2012 at 3:37 pm

I just want to say – I absolutely love Abraham’s teaching. I have found nothing that I disagree with. It is none of our business how Jerry chose to make his transition. In a way, I think he desired to “go on” as his wanting for more and more knowledge was insatiable. I get moments when I get bored here on planet earth and would like to be where knowledge is unlimited and where I can remember everything I have learned and experience continual joy.



Ms. J May 28, 2012 at 1:08 am

I appreciate your insight on Jerry’s transition. I must admit though I was a little turned off by all of your marketing and sales pitches. It was a tad bit tacky being that it’s not about you but about your friend.

I am a firm believer in the laws and it saddens me to see such a great teacher pass n such a way.



A Y May 30, 2012 at 2:15 pm

Thank you, Joe, for writing about your perspective on this. I didn’t realize that you started out with Esther and Jerry Hicks… I only became acquainted with the avatars through watching The Secret and seeing you on it. You were very articulate and I enjoyed your perspectives.

I am only now getting into the teachings of Abraham, and was saddened – only for a few moments – by Jerry’s passing. I also didn’t know the manner in which he made the transition or that he used chemo. I don’t see how his selection of method of treatment contrasts with Abraham’s teachings: his lessons were that in our feeling of the contrasts, we become larger in the becoming. What I got out of Jerry’s passing is that I value life more. I value the diversity of others’ beliefs and opinions and that they don’t detract from my alignment, that is, to have a helluva ride in this experience called “Life.” It’s perfect that I stumbled across Abraham’s teachings at this time, and your opinions and those of others just help to clarify what I want.

So, thank you for that.


Amanda July 25, 2012 at 8:29 am

Maybe this has something to do with God?

When he decides, it’s time. I’m not catholic, christian, and in fact I don’t know what faith I really believe. What I do know is during this physical lifetime we can believe in the present and believe in creating out own happiness.

In the end though, there is a higher power, if you so chose to believe. And when you are called, all you can hope is that you lived your best life.

Food for thought.


Tess July 31, 2012 at 2:59 pm

I have been reading all the “comments”on line about Jerry’s passing and I personal belief that we have to find in this life what works for each of us. I consider myself a christian, as I find that many of the teachings of the LOA are taught in the bible. Norman Vincent Peale wrote the power of positive thinking and yet there will always be skeptics to all aspects of life. PT Barnum said that there is a sucker born every minute… for myself I have listened to the teaching of Abraham thru Ester and Jerry Hicks and while I found some teachings didn’t fit my specific belief, I did take away may wonder attributes of said teachings… If you can find peace and enlightenment from any teaching then taking what you learn is that much more to your own peace and fulfillment. I believe that GOD exists and feel I would rather be pleasantly surprised that horrified when I reach the other side…. There is a great deal of truth in you attracting illness, it happened to me, and thru positive thinking, prayer and remaining at peace with my life, I have been in remission for sometime now, and my docs are scratching their heads….
LOA is real, it would be nice if everyone would give it consideration.


Mark December 2, 2012 at 8:22 pm

Re posted after proofreading…

I just found out about this and it’s very disturbing to me. But I moved on from Abraham Hicks quite awhile back because I found it to be limiting especially for health regarding some of the answers they gave and really missing quite a bit. I’m not going to say they are fakes but something seems to be lacking..

I prefer on a totally different level. And I think Abraham’s teaching is lacking. Gregg Braden, Wayne Dyer both reversed their diseases. It makes no sense to me that Jerry would take the traditional medical route and that Abraham or his inner guidance would not have lead him to the alternative path unless he was ready to go.

The problem with Abraham’s version of the LOA. Is it really does not do all that much I have found. I have found EFT, Deep Theta Meditation and Visualization to be a magnitude more effective.

What Abraham teaches is good for day to day thinking and becoming aware of your thought, but it’s only the tip top of the iceberg.

I found out about A-H by the book by Lynn Grabhorn “Excuse Me Your Life is waiting” who also died of cancer.

Model the people who have the lifestyle and health that you want not those that don’t.

As far as cancer there are many things that cure cancer. Those waiting for “Scientific Proof” and discounting the testimonials from individuals are very naive. Cancer Treatment, Research, and B.S. Cancer fundraising is all a multi-billion dollar business. None of the above ever want it to end.

Watch the movie “Burzynski” on Netflix or rent it shows a a Medical Doctor has cured even brain cancer in children for over 20 years and how the scumbag FDA tried to put him out of business for 20+ years! This is well documented… We have less freedom in America than they do in Russia!

Also watch “Run From The Cure” look for it on Youtube by Rick Simpson who discovered that THC Hemp oil cures cancer and many other diseases. (The real reason Marijuana is illegal)

Also go to PHKILLSCANCER(dot)Com and see how one man cure his stage 4 prostate cancer his-self for less than $30!

Also google “The Budwig Diet” to learn how German Scientist Johanna Budwig cured cancer in many people when she discovered the link between lack of omega oils and Cancer and how to deliver them effectively. American Doctors came to see her and when they found out it was natural and cheap they wanted no part of it!

Also read the book “The One-Minute Cure” About H202 Therapy that has cured caner for people.

And Of Course Alkalizing the body along with changes in beliefs and emotions. But for some people they are just ready to go I think.


Deb June 3, 2013 at 12:59 pm

ok im shocked i was always thought not to get caught up in our world cause we are here for a short time anyways im so sorry ester i didnt even knw till now . i have been so busy in my life i had no idea. and ther is no death of Abraham any ways i was to understand that you channeled him and worked with him i also have yr series of books .so i dont knw wat the problem is anyways . you and all of us can talk to anyone we want . all we have to do is put forth our efforts and try instead of relying on other ppl .yes we need people to show us and properly to guide and guard our self and do it out of love . no hurt or harm to intend on anyone.its the divine will . dont you guys get it ther is no death of Abraham it still goes on if you have a will there s a way . and ester can talk to abraham anytime she want all she has to do is ask and find someone she trust. thats the whole point of it . god bless her and jerry ,and she might have something up her sleve so wat if she talks to jerry that would be so cool . now that someone passed to the other side she can really trust. and get the answer she asking and wat we are asking . this is totally awsume .people dont be so rude and closed mined . if yr not open then nothing will be opened for you.i think they did well together and gave us lots of answers.things to believe in .and ester used her self as a tool a great tool. now she going to be outrages beautiful . i cant wait to see wat am totally on the edge of my seat Ester dont give up please for the sake of our humanity. and especially getting ther and iwant it so bad i can taste it . but it like the secret says we want it and want it , then give up in our time not the universe time . then it disappears and its harder to get it back again . CAUSE WE ALL HAVE THROWN IT AWAY A TIME OR TWO. god bless to all . AND JOE THANKYOU FOR ALL YOU DO TELL ESTER I CANT WAIT I BELIEVE>


K. Moyer July 28, 2013 at 8:32 am

I really wish people would remember that all of us are eventually leaving one way or the other, when we are meant to! Cancer was Jerry’s door to the next step. That’s all. He didn’t handle things differently because he wasn’t supposed to! Of course no one likes to see a loved one leave, but we will all leave nevertheless. It is our emotional attachments in the physical life we know that makes us feel there is something “wrong” with Jerry’s death the way it happened. How silly. It’s not wrong. Cancer was presented to him and his loved ones as a life challenge, and a means of leaving (only) the physical. It does not discredit Jerry, or Abraham, or Esther, or medicine. It was his mode of transportation for departure.
And, the Teachings of Abraham are not lacking anything, they are simply one shade of knowledge. Just as some people respond to different colors with favoritism, (I prefer Blue!) some people resonate more strongly to a different shade of verbally translated knowledge. It does not mean one or the other is lacking of anything. Check your egos.


John September 3, 2013 at 8:46 pm

The biggest objection I have against the Abraham teachings is the continual focus of using your mind to heal anything. I remember one answer where Abraham mentioned they couldn’t advise one person to take medicine and another not to take medicine, however, they responded to do what feels best to the person. It seems for those who follow the teachings, there has been this basic myth that if we change our thoughts, we’ll change our bodily conditions and the experiences that happen to us. The death of Jerry Hicks shows that we need modern medicine to survive, and these frequent uses of processes are not a cure-all to change our experiences. The biggest error I get from the Abraham teachings is to make us our own doctors and to explain every problem we have is a connection to some bad thought we are thinking. If we need medicine then we need to take it regardless of whether we want it or not. Even though Jerry’s departure was from Cancer, the teachings are faulty for taking such a cognitive approach to everything that happens to us. If we have a cancer it’s due to some effed-up thought we have. If we get spider bite it’s because it’s our way to make the transition. These teachings do have errors and their take on modern medicine is the biggest one by focusing on shifting our thoughts over taking medication is the biggest one. We shouldn’t be disciples to these teachings, and it’s a shame when we devote ourselves to these principles knowing they are not fool proof.


Maria August 5, 2015 at 7:32 am

There is a great misunderstanding of the teachings of LOA. It’s not our thoughts that attract energies. It’s our feelings. It may start with a thought, but it’s the feeling it generates that affects our body and our reality. The body responds to our vibration. We could be visualizing good health but if we are not truly feeling that health for ourselves, the body responds to our dominant feeling. It’s not a mental exercise. But what happens is as we do begin to allow the feeling of what we do want, it brings up the resistance to those desires. It’s like shining a flashlight in the dark, it creates shadows. And then our job is to not push away the shadows, or the so called negative feeling, but to gently shift our attention to feeling better. Sometimes it’s a gradual process, but doable. To me the challenge is to not make my joy contingent on physical conditions. Being human isn’t as easy as it looks!!


Gerardo December 14, 2013 at 1:01 am

I just found out Jerry transitioned, two years after the fact. Thank you Jerry. Say hi to my brother. He transitioned in Tacloban on November 8th. I am at peace because of all the Abraham teachings. Deatj is not really a tragedy.


Robin Grace March 13, 2014 at 9:05 pm

Thanks for your input. I listen to you as well and some others. I do have to say, for myself, I never heard the part you did, as it missing ‘a step’. Sometimes I find people need clarification for themselves, said in a different way, than what they are ‘hearing’. I don’t find Abraham teachings as a ‘feel good’ teaching.. that leaves anything out. I know all about being ‘objective’, reality focused etc, and have had enough experience by the time I heard Abraham ’s teaching, that their message was the icing on the cake. Long story short… I am not here to teach anyone, anything. We are all our own Creators. Much love and peace


Artem April 3, 2014 at 8:57 pm

Wow, talk about the ability to focus!
If you’ve been following Abraham for a while you’ve heard them mentioning Momentum. They often joke: “It’s like you’re telling us – Abraham, I’ve just jumped out of an airplane without a parachute on, what do I do now? – And we say hang in there, it’ll be over in a minute”.
I also recall Jerry saying he wasn’t a healthy child and it was a part of his life for almost 90 years (not that bad, huh?) – that’s a lot of momentum slowly building up if you don’t clean it up. If it hadn’t been for Abraham he might have died at 40, who knows? And it really seems to me you can’t clean everything up. His poor health was in the back of his mind without bothering him much, so, just as Esther never bothered to lose weight, he never bothered to be vital and completely healthy. He was a lot more interested in abundance and knowing how the universe works. Humans have never been perfect. They never will. There are no exceptions to this rule.
“We’re really making too much out of all of this. Be easy about it.” Abraham Hicks

Greetings from Russia :)


Pedro Avalos May 2, 2014 at 12:20 pm

If you haven’t yet watched Abraham Hick’s videos, which explores the Law of Attraction, yet then do it!


Just be humble and start whatching THEIR videos.


VIVIAN B. November 12, 2014 at 8:55 am

84 is a ripe old age and he had a very full life. This is one of those “physician, heal thyself cases”. At the core of you you have to desire it…maybe cancer wasn’t so frightening to him. I don’t think this disproves anything at all. That’s like saying if you die of an illness you are not aligned or enlightened. He had a great wife, great life and dying isn’t disgraceful. They never claimed immortality and one can really make peace with an illness and die with grace.


Martin St. Luis February 25, 2015 at 11:27 pm

It may be a stupid question,but do your best to humour me, why can’t Dr. Vitale grow hair? can you just feel good and voila head full of hair!


Joe Vitale February 26, 2015 at 12:26 pm

Martin, you seem to have a superficial understanding of LOA. First, you have to want something to attract it. Two, what you attract doesn’t just “appear”. You have to take action. You might want to learn more about LOA.


Bronwyn Sutherland November 2, 2015 at 1:05 pm

You have to trust your own intuition first. If something doesn’t feel true to you, then let it go. It’s not true for you.

Ultimately, the way I see it, the only objective truth is love. As for everything else, it’s subjective. If it’s true for you, it’s true. This means that everyone is walking around doing things according to their own playbook. That’s ok.

The minute we begin to rely too much on the intuition of another person, we’re no longer listening to ourselves and that is a problem, in my opinion. You have to realize that YOU are an immeasurably intelligent being. You know what to do. You have to trust yourself. Listen to yourself. If you hear something, either via Abraham Hicks or something else, that resonates with you, great. Take that in. It doesn’t mean you have to buy the whole thing lock, stock and barrel.

As far as Abraham goes, I’ve found that much of what is said resonates with me. But if there is something that doesn’t sound right to me or I can’t relate to, I just leave it. I don’t dismiss the entire thing outright. I would never go on one of those cruises or whatever.

I just really believe in following my own intuition. Intuition is something that can be developed. People don’t believe enough in their own wisdom and power.


Karen November 15, 2015 at 8:44 pm

Beautifully put. Thank you.


Leave a Comment

Previous post: Three Urgent Life Lessons

Next post: You Know You’re Famous When…