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Questions About Jerry & LOA

Enough of you are asking questions about Jerry Hicks’ death last month that I thought we might be able to offer each other some good answers.  Or at least food for thought.

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:

“Jerry made his transition into NonPhysical and the seeming pathway through which he made it was through a cancer, a leukemia. And so, as he was diagnosed, it was very unsettling to both Jerry and Esther because it seemed that it was a contradiction to what they thought they were living. It seemed that it was a manifestation that certainly didn’t match what they were wanting. And, neither one of them was able, especially at first, to acknowledge that there could possibly be anything in Jerry’s Vortex that could be being answered through this process. In other words, it just didn’t seem like it added up.
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

  • December 2, 2011

Jerry Hicks Says Goodbye

Jerry Hicks is dead
For those of us who “grew up” in LOA world with Abraham material, it was a shock to hear we would continue our journey without Jerry Hicks along for the ride.

Some wondered how this could happen if Jerry was practicing deliberate creation as taught by Abe.  We had that discussion over here.

In the meantime, here’s the note Esther Hicks emailed about Jerry’s passing on Friday, November 18th:

Dear, dear Friends,

Our sweet Jerry made his transition into Nonphysical last Friday. How sweet the Vortex is feeling to him today!

Jerry said to me when we came together over 30 years ago that given the difference in our ages that it was likely “that I will cut out on you early,” to which I replied, “I don’t mind.” His joy of life and continual new discovery of purpose kept his life feeling fresh and we shared such joyous eagerness for life.

Over the years, Abraham has consistently insisted that there is no death. Again and again they have reminded us that there is only life and more life and more life. It has taken me some time to understand this, and I honestly must say I have not yet fully come to terms with it, but I do believe that in what we are calling Jerry’s death he is discovering the next logical step of life that Abraham has always been talking about. And at times I am catching a glimpse of the bigness of what Jerry is feeling and while I am still pretty mad at him for not sticking around longer to surprise and delight me in all the ways he has been doing throughout our 30 years together I accept fully that the next logical step of joyous life for Jerry was to be found in his re-emergence into Nonphysical.

Since 1985 it has been Jerry and Esther and Abraham and I believe with everything that I am that that has not changed. I know that Jerry will continue to be the third powerful point of the triad of Energy that makes up the Abraham experience and I am certain that his new vantage point will be, as it has always been, of advantage to us all.

I know for sure that Jerry will help me, in time, release my own personal resistance to physical death, because I will not be able to maintain that resistance and also play easily with him. And my desire to continue not only my Abraham experience but also my Jerry experience I am certain he will be the catalyst to help me do what Abraham has been trying to help us all do all along.

Once again, Jerry is out there leading the way for me. But the difference this time is that I must find the way. I am not there yet, but it is my absolute promise to myself that I will find the way, because it is the most natural thing in the world to do and because Jerry has provided for me the reason to do it.

I am eager about what is ahead and while I cannot begin to explain or even imagine the details of how it is all going to play out, I am certain that it will be fun.

I am such a fortunate girl, to have been able to play with Jerry and Abraham and all of you for so many wonderful years and I am so eager to continue doing more of the same for many more years to come. I feel certain right now that not only has nothing gone wrong, but things are going especially right.

It will be different, for sure, but it will also be very, very good.

I’m feeling such love for you all, and for Abraham and most of all for Jerry. And as I have said to him a thousand or more times through the years, “Well isn’t life just a kick in the pants?”

Love,
Esther

 

Join me in sending huge thanks and appreciation to Jerry for all that he’s inspired, for all that we’ve benefited from, for all his great stories, for his lovely sense of humor, and for keeping Esther such good company on her amazing journey.

Big love and lots of peace to Esther Hicks and family at this time.  Well, all times.  But especially this time.

Thank you, Jerry.  There is much love for you here.

PS – here’s a lovely Appreciation page from their site.

UPDATE: here’s what Abe had to say about Jerry’s transition:

And here’s another update from an Abraham workshop in Philadelphia on May 19, 2012:

“Jerry made his transition into NonPhysical and the seeming pathway through which he made it was through a cancer, a leukemia. And so, as he was diagnosed, it was very unsettling to both Jerry and Esther because it seemed that it was a contradiction to what they thought they were living. It seemed that it was a manifestation that certainly didn’t match what they were wanting. And, neither one of them was able, especially at first, to acknowledge that there could possibly be anything in Jerry’s Vortex that could be being answered through this process. In other words, it just didn’t seem like it added up. 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 anymore – 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<

Here’s another clip from Abe after being asked if Jerry died from resistance:

  • November 23, 2011

Jerry Hicks’ State of Health

Jerry Hicks with wife Esther Hicks, channeller of AbrahamAfter receiving more than a few emails from folks wondering what’s going on with Jerry Hicks, it’s clear this topic is on many deliberate creator minds.

Even though it’s none of our business, it’s not unusual to have questions about someone else’s experience.

Especially when it’s someone we look up to as an example of how to live.

To the extent we can learn from it, be inspired by it or feel better by looking, I am all for getting in someone else’s business.

Since we’ve learned from Abraham that disease is a result of our vibration, and we assume Esther and Jerry Hicks are pretty good vibration managers, it does naturally lead one to ask what’s up with Jerry Hicks.

Last Wednesday Jerry sent out out an email sharing these details:

On March 12 we slept next to the dock with many yachts from many different parts of the world in the slip right outside our window. The next morning I had a large welt on the inside of my wrist that looked like a spider bite.  It seemed to resolve itself as time went along forming a pea-shaped nodule on my wrist.

On April 18, I showed it to a dermatologist in Del Mar and she immediately decided to scrape it off and sent it in for a biopsy. We … heard back from the biopsy results that there was something amiss relative to my white blood cell count and she put us in touch with a dermatologist. The subsequent blood test showed my white blood cell count was extremely exaggerated and the physician insisted I undergo immediate treatment with no delay. He pointed out a number of options, one of them was to use the “big guns” (heavy chemotherapy) and so we decided to go along with that and checked into the hospital on May 6th.

We were swept up in such an obvious current of amazing “path of least resistance” events unlike anything we’ve ever experienced before. The strong feeling that we were proceeding in exactly the right direction continued as my response to these “big guns” was a week of no discomfort and none of the highly forewarned side effects. Everyone around us at the hospital kept speaking their surprise at my unusually comfortable experience. We are now in day 18 of a 28 day regimen of bringing my blood counts back into perfect balance.

Jerry plans to rejoin Esther at the workshops after he regains 15 pounds.  Read the full post here if you’re interested.)

From the notes I’m getting it’s clear that deliberate creators are wondering how Jerry was a match for this experience, when everything Abraham trains us toward would seem to steer us clear of something like this.

I’ll share my thoughts in the comments, which I invite you to do as well.  Together maybe we’ll better understand how this all works.

More importantly, and in keeping with the advice Lisa shared in her article on Maria and Arnold, I’m inviting everyone reading this to hold nice strong happy healthy pictures of Jerry.

Quoting a fellow creator:

“Feel free to think about me strong, whole and healthy, but for God’s sake if you’re feeling sorry for me mind your own damn business.”

Update: Jerry Hicks passed away on November 18, 2011. Read Esther’s note about it here.

  • May 30, 2011
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