The Teachings Of Abraham - Are They Mocking our Grief?
Do The Teachings Of Abraham Disrespectfully Mock Grief?
I’ve recently taken part in several discussions involving certain specific teachings of Abraham. For those who aren’t familiar with these teachings, Abraham is a group of non-physical entities who are channeled through Esther Hicks. Abraham, who describe themselves as a collective consciousness, specialize on the subject of conscious creation through the law of attraction. Abraham teaches from the perspective of expanded consciousness, and a large part of their message includes the concept that life is eternal.
I've engaged in dialogue with several people who say that Abraham’s habit of referring to physical death as ‘croaking' is extremely disrespectful. They feel that Abraham should see the seriousness in grief and acknowledge and support the extremely negative emotions that most humans experience when a loved one dies.
This is a subject I am passionate about. If it were not for my ability to reach for and attain an expanded perspective, I would never have come to my own place of resolution regarding the unexpected death of my dear brother. I've personally traversed through the process of deep and profound grief to arrive at a place of peace and understanding regarding this monumental, physical loss. The perspective of spirit is indeed very different from the physical perspective. However, being that we are first and foremost beings of spirit ourselves, this perspective is always available to us. We need not listen to Abraham or any other teachers for that matter regarding the subject of eternal life. Our higher self is always beckoning us forward and upward. The teachers who resonate with us will likely reflect our own inner knowings.
Plain and simple, If you view Abraham's light-hearted attitude towards death as being "callous," "mocking," or "disrespectful," you are completely missing their point and have not yet achieved the level of expanded consciousness that Abraham is touting.
In my conversations with those who criticize these teachings, accusations and labels such as 'cult-followers' have been tossed about to describe those who defend Abraham. The truth is, the teachings and spiritual concepts put forth by Abraham are similar to spiritual concepts put forth by other spiritual teachers. Either we are eternal beings who create our own reality, or we are not. This is a spiritual truth that is embraced and expounded upon by many. The beauty of Abraham is in the concise, seamless delivery of these incredibly uplifting message through their delightful channel, Esther Hicks.
Is it not really rather silly to think that teachers who stress the importance of eternal life would lower themselves to embrace and acknowledge the very thoughts and feelings they are helping us to rise above? If they were to acknowledge the necessity of our grief, would they not be contradicting the core message of their teachings?
Surely most of us are familiar with the use of hyperbole and humor in making an important point. It seems to me this is what Abe is doing when referring to death as 'croaking.' What better way to demonstrate the reality of eternal life than to offer a light-hearted perspective regarding physical death? Abraham's use of humor in teaching is in my opinion one of their strongest assets.
Anyone who has had the experience of navigating their way through grief to a place of peace and acceptance, knows the importance of choosing positive thought.
A contracted view of death and dying will only continue to keep us mired in our grief. It’s only through adopting a position of expanded consciousness that we can move into a perspective where we can see the big picture. The big picture includes a knowing that our deceased loved ones continue to live on and that we continue to have access to them.
Those who see mockery or callousness within Abraham's perspectives on death and who would prefer them to be more respectful of grief, are in my opinion, arguing in favor of holding on to limiting beliefs and insisting that their teacher join them in their contracted
perspective.it is only a contracted perspective that causes us to feel the pain of physical absence stronger than the peace we feel when we embrace the eternal nature of life.
Clearly, those who criticize and see mockery have missed the core message inherent in the teachings of Abraham. All you need to do is stop arguing for your limited perspective long enough to open up to the reality of a new perspective.
Life is eternal. If you cannot see the light side of the death experience, you are viewing the entire life process from a limited perspective. The broader perspective not only allows us to laugh at death, it allows us to embrace it as an integral part of life.
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