Questions About Jerry & LOA
On the Jerry Hicks Says Goodbye post, Suzy wrote:
I really hope Abraham will address Jerry’s passing. They did not address his illness, and I know I was not the only one very distressed by it.
I do not understand why Jerry, who was loving life, having fun, asking questions, envisioning new projects, and clearly eager for more, would die. It does not seem that he was anywhere near finished with his life.
This is something I have long wanted to ask Abraham about. We’ve all heard of many instances of people who are totally loving their lives, blissing out, maybe they’ve just gotten married or had a baby, they’re madly in love, they’ve recently gotten everything in their lives going just as they’ve wanted, they’ve got so much to live for, so much they are thrilled with living, and then, bam, some disaster strikes, and they’re gone. This does not match up with Abe’s teachings that have made it seem that people either transition because they are experiencing so much pain that their only relief is in leaving physical, or because they’re done creating on this plane and ready to move on. Neither of these was happening with Jerry. So I don’t get it. :/
And this question came to me through facebook:
I am a fan and follower of the LOA, and Abraham Hicks and have been having a hard time with the Jerry Hicks illness/passing. I was hoping maybe you could shed some light on it for me.
Its not the fact that Jerry became ill and passed, because those are things that eventually no one can avoid – but rather that they chose to go withi heavy chemotherapy when Abraham Hicks advocated that you can heal yourself of anything with your thinking/vibration.
It makes me think that if Jerry Hicks, an expert at this couldnt do it, then how can we? This has really shaken my core beliefs and i am having a hard time. any insight or advice would be appreciated very much. Thank you!
Jeannette again: I have to admit, I’m still a little sad after reading Esther’s latest note (about the Phoenix workshop) that was just signed by Esther.
Anyway, if you have helpful thoughts to share regarding the questions popping up, please do. Thank you.
UPDATE: for those interested, here’s what Abraham had to say about Jerry’s death:
And another update from Abraham in May 2012 explaining more about Jerry’s experience:
So they spent a lot of time talking about vibration, talking about feelings, and it made both of them aware of two things that they did not understand before. First, they understood that they had some vibrations going on that they did not know were active in their vibration. Jerry had been very keenly aware of cancer. He was aware of it from his father’s experience with it, and he was aware of so many people who were in his terms, “suffering with it”.
And whenever he would meet a physician, and he met a lot of them through his work, if he had an opportunity to visit with them in private, he would always say to them, “When do you think we’re going to as as society begin to start focusing upon the cause rather than the symptom? When do you think that we’re going to get to the vibrational reason for this and not have all of our attention upon the treatment of it?” And he had opinions about all of that – he believed that it was a money-making machine, he believed that there was more benefit for some agencies to be involved in the cure of it than the understanding and the prevention of it. He had a lot of these dynamics going on, more than he realized, more than Esther realized, that was all part of the reason for the details of that being the path of least resistance.
But beyond that, there was a Vortex swirling, a Vortex that Jerry had been creating all of this physical life experience and that was in place even before he came into this physical experience, and long before Jerry and Esther came to know one another in this physical experience, about understanding that there is not death, about understanding that we are eternal Beings, about understanding that Consciousness is an eternal thing, about wanting to understand the interplay between what is Nonphysical and physical, about wanting to teach about the Law of Attraction, the Laws of the Universe, wanting to understand how it all fits together.
But most of all, something that was very BIG in his vibration was an understanding of the eternal nature of Consciousness. And so, and it started long before his introduction to the Seth material but it was really enhanced with THAT material. And then all of the conversations that he had with Abraham in all of the time that passed in the interim.
So, what we’re getting at here – some time ago we wrote a book – it isn’t even in publication any more – it was called A New Beginning, and the subtitle was called Joyous Survival. And even Esther as she was receiving it thought that it was about taking care of the details of this physical time-space reality and making the right decisions in order to survive, mean remain in the physical body.
But what we meant by that subtitle is that you cannot cease to survive. You cannot cease to be. But the question is, how joyful, how joyous are you in this eternal, ongoing experience that is yours?
So, something that is very vivid in the human experience is a misunderstanding about why you come, and what your intention is in being here and how long you intend to be here and what happens after you are no longer focused in your physical body. In other words, we said to Esther, just the other morning in fact, while Jerry believed that the subject that was of keenest interest to much of the world was how to understand diseases, or how to understand something like cancer, that there’s an even bigger thing that people are wanting to understand from our Perspective, and that is the subject of the death experience, that is the subject of the eternal nature of your Being.
So, you have to make it an individual thing. You have to make it about your relationship with who you really are before you can begin to help anyone else understand it in relationship to who they really are.
We want to say to you that if you can find a way – and you can…if you can find a way to let your experience in all this be about your natural relaxing into your conscious awareness of the eternalness of your Being, and let go of a feeling of urgency to CLING TO the specifics of THIS incarnation and THIS time-space reality…In the urgent clinging to what you call THIS LIFE, there is a defiance of your understanding of the eternalness of who you are. And when you let go of that, there is a release into alignment, a release into the Vortex, there’s a release into this Grid of who you are that defies anything that you’ve ever lived before.
And there is so much confusion and misunderstanding about the control that you have from not just your NonPhysical standpoint, but your physical standpoint, about how long you stay, about how you feel while you are here.
For Jerry, as he relaxed into his vibration, as he found that vibrational place, he said to Esther, “I want you to know that one of two things can happen. Either they’re going to figure this out and I’m going to bounce back into my physical body feeling good or they’re not going to figure this out and I’m going to reemerge into NonPhysical, and in either case I want you to know I’m good.” And Esther said, “Well, good for you, I’m only good with one of those options.” (Soft audience laughter) And we said to Esther, Jerry is the only one who gets to choose. Jerry is the ONLY one who gets to choose.
And Esther realizes now, after watching the experience unfold, that knowing what she now knows, she would have liked it better if they had known before rather than later the deliciousness of letting go, the deliciousness of not struggling and clinging to something that the Vortex is asking for in a different way.
And this is the thing that’s unsettling to so many, because we’ve been talking about Deliberate Creation, and we talk about how you put the components into your Vortex. We just really want you to know that this Vortex is this Pure Positive Energy place and that when you reach for the emotion of who you really are, when you are able to release the resistance and come into pure alignment with who you really are, so that you click into vibrational sync with everything that is in your Vortex, that then the ensuing manifestations and the way the Grid fills in are ALWAYS in sync with that greater wanting.
Humans have been struggling against this for a very long time. We feel it even in the context of these gatherings. People will say, “Abraham, please don’t tell me that there is a bigger plan for me than the one that I’m identifying here and now, because the one I’m identifying is the one I want to play out. And we say, in time you will come to understand that you don’t want to separate those…because the whole point of all of this is understanding…do any of you think that you’re going to remain in your physical bodies forever? Of course you don’t. Everything that you have observed lets you know that you are here as temporary tenants of this. Do you believe that you are more than you see here in these physical bodies? Do you understand that who you are as a Consciousness is reflected in the personality that you know as you?
This is the thing that is so exhilarating to Esther because she has the benefit of being able to chat with Jerry on a daily basis. Any time she is wanting, she can sit, get into that vibrational place and begin to receive him. She’s doing it mostly through her computer as she is writing because she focuses what she wants to talk about and then she receives him fully.
But there is NO QUESTION in Esther’s mind that Jerry is FULLY the personality that she knew as him, minus any resistance, REVELING in the wholeness of who he is, you see. And so, what HE is about is helping all of you to understand that there IS no death, there is no ending to that which you are, that there is a changing of scenery, that there is a changing of experience, that there is certainly a changing of perspective in that there’s the releasing of resistance, but there IS no ceasing of that which you are.
And it is his fervent desire that you come to a place where you are able to let go of that clinging to life which is IRRATIONAL because there is no way that you can separate yourself FROM it, and once you accomplish that, then you will continue as he IS, to live happily ever after.
We don’t want it to be such a resistance about the reemerging into the NonPhysical that that resistance…
It’s like the very thing you worry about is the thing that makes sure that the very thing that you worry about happens. Isn’t that an interesting thing?
Friends, if you can accept the eternal nature of your Being and stop the clinging, the irrational clinging to something that is not at risk, all disease would cease to be on this planet. The disease is evidence of the resistance of the very thing you fear. You see how that is?”
- Abraham, May 2012, Philadelphia