Thursday, October 11, 2012

Still Alive!

Hey all,

I just realized that the 4th of this month was this blog's two-year anniversary! Time sure does fly. I would like to start off by thanking everyone who has supported and encouraged this blog since its beginning. A special thanks to those like Clarity, Dave Stone, Ahnalira Koan, Cosmic Connie, Mariah, and Kelly Martin, who have been so helpful and wonderful with their support and encouragement. There are so many others who have been a part of this, and to all of you, you have my total appreciation. Also, I really do appreciate all you pro-Abers and pro-New Agers who have been willing to participate on the blog. I know that it might not be the easiest place to discuss your beliefs and ideas, but I do believe that it's beneficial to have an open forum where we can dialogue. Certainly, your participation has helped me to clarify my own understanding of people's experiences with the Teachings of Abraham, as well as other New Age materials.

So...where have I been?

I started this blog and Abraham Hicks Skeptic because, when I was first questioning the Teachings of Abraham, there were not many places where I could find or discuss skeptical information. I hoped that, as I shared my skepticism, those who were becoming skeptical or were already skeptical would benefit from my own findings and maybe even have an open place to dialogue. I feel that my mission has been accomplished. The information is available and open to anyone who is looking for it. Not only is this information available, but now there are plenty of others having open dialogues about the teachings on a regular basis, and that thrills me. There are so many who are struggling with or recovering from the teachings, and I know that all these resources are helping them in their journey.

Since I let the blog just sort of float around in January, I have kept myself busy with various projects. Some of these have utilized my skeptical skills. Others have been purely work-related. During this time, I'm happy to report that the giant, negative, swirling vortex that I created with this blog did not destroy my life. In fact, during my time with the blog up to now, I am happier, healthier, and wealthier than I ever was when I was using the Teachings of Abraham. Certainly, everything isn't perfect, and I don't think it ever will or should be, but I am having a very good time with it all. I write this because I know that there are many out there who are still struggling emotionally because of their experiences with the teachings, and I just want to encourage anyone who is at that place that there is life after Abraham, and it is wonderful.

Recently, I heard a line from the musical of Les Misérables: "There are dreams that cannot be. And there are storms we cannot weather." No, I'm not going to be able to be, do, or have anything I desire, but can't I be happy anyway? What's wrong with setting out for Ithaka but ending up in some other wonderful place? I didn't achieve all my dreams when I was eight (and I really have no desire to have achieved them now), but it certainly didn't kill me or make me miserable. I learned a lot from those dreams, and they shaped the new dreams I hold. I didn't get that job I so desperately wanted when I was sixteen, but it doesn't phase me now. I didn't end up with the boy I pined over in my early twenties, but now the thought of us having ended up together makes me gag. He wasn't even that cute. What was I thinking? Dandruff is still a bit of an issue, but the shampoo seems to be working. I reach for my dreams, and I see where circumstances and life take me. It may not be where I want to end up, but surely I can make the best of it. I fall, I struggle, I cry, and I bleed. I get back up, I find my way, and I do my best to keep moving forward. Perhaps this isn't as magical and miraculous as the claims that Abraham (and gurus like them) make, but I think it's enough. And not only is it enough, it has to be.

As of now, I don't know what my future plans for the blog are, but as always, I encourage anyone who is struggling with their experiences with the Teachings of Abraham to feel free to reach out.



  1. I have wondered where you were. I thought perhaps I had missed something along the way. I am part of a group that most just love the Abraham videos and for many it is the new concept they need to hear. I heard one of the last ones where "they" seem to be getting back to the "old" new way of thinking about it being the journey not the destination, it is the joy of anticipation not the getting that is important. I just say quietly (ok not always) glad they are starting to think more like me. At 60 now I've heard/read them all or many and "bless their hearts" it all sounds so great. I've been telling people in our group that "not getting what you so desire is sometimes the Universes way of knowing better" Always has been that way. hope you blog more, I enjoy your spirit. I need to get back into talking myself, perhaps you can inspire me. hugs

  2. Good to see words from you.

  3. Hi, Kyra! Nice to hear from you! I just signed on to my blogger and saw that you'd posted! :)

    I recently made a comment that I've already said most of what *I* have to say on this subject. The points have been made, no need to keep scheduling workshops, I mean, writing more posts at the previous pace. :)

    Thanks for the update! I'm very glad you decided to start blogging!

  4. Happy day, Kyra
    Thanks for the "shout-out" :D

    Life goes on, doesn't it? I know in my own process, I have no regrets. Learning comes through experience, and I've learned alot through all of my forays into this culture.

    I continue to travel to Abadiania to experience Casa Dom Inacio... though I've learned to stay far away from the 'personality politics' of the people involved:P And I continue to meditate daily with the focus on 'listening Within' rather than finding someone outside myself to listen to.

    I'm working on a new collection of meditations that will, hopefully, be of benefit to people who are drawn to meditation, and I'm getting ready to start on that "next" book, too, after the final trip to Abadiania for this series at the end of December.

    It will be fun to see where our paths meet and intertwine again.
    Best to you,

  5. Thanks for the shout out, sorry for the delay in responding. I am grateful for your forum and my video I put on you tube I eventually shut comments off because it had more than 4000 views and 1000s of comments and I could not, to be honest, be assed listening to people attack me all the time. It kinda showed them who they were not who I am. Things have been changing for me too, I have reconnected with my own spirit and spiritual energies, but not in the brainwashed style of the Abers. I feel more connected and empowered, also revamping the blog now and intend to start writing again in New Year (I had a 6 month hiatus).

    I wish you well with whatever you go forward with now but keep questioning, I question all teachings since Abraham, that is one benefit of the brainwashing the questioning and also I took the core teachings that to me meant something (the ones from the beginning - that many spiritual teachers speak about and is not unique to Abraham) and I am utilising them.

  6. Kyra,
    Thank you for your postings and comments. They are well-considered and thoughtful, as are your responses to others' feedback. I live in Berkeley (home of the Woo), and was recently handed The Vortex, and was a bit daunted with the task of taking the time to examine the assumptions to see where the author was coming from; certainly I knew from the get-go that it went from the usual benign 'positive-thinking' approach to blur the lines within critical thought itself. Your thoughts have been incredibly helpful, thank you