The Abraham Hicks Vortex Book Review
This review will begin by presenting a brief overview of the Abraham Hicks Vortex content and a summary of some of its main themes. It will then proceed to provide an understanding of the book's main tenets.
‘ The Vortex – Where the Law of Attraction Assembles All Cooperative Relationships' – by Esther and Jerry Hicks.
The concept behind ‘The Vortex' is that it contains the teachings of Abraham, a non-physical mass consciousness, on a myriad of topics pertaining to relationships. Abraham's words are translated through the book's author, Esther Hicks, who receives their vibrational signals at an unconscious level. Whilst in her unconscious state, Esther is assisted by her husband and co-author, Jerry, who, as well as a select number of other questioners, asks Abraham various in-depth questions relating to the subject of relationships. Abraham proceeds to offer advice on how best to attract the perfect relationships into your life by using the Law of Attraction.
The Vortex's Format
The Vortex is divided into six parts, each providing advice about relationships from Abraham's perspective.
Part I, entitled ‘Your Vortex and The Law Of Attraction, Learning To Attract Joyous Co-creators' focuses primarily on our relationships with others, including our parents and siblings, and contains advice on how to enhance all of these and attract into our lives, through the Law of Attraction, the relationships that we desire.
Part II: ‘Mating and The Law of Attraction:The Perfect Mate – Getting One, Being One, Attracting One' provides an insight into why we may not have attracted our perfect mate, with advice on finding, evoking, or being the perfect mate.
Part III: ‘Sexuality, and The Law of Attraction: Sexuality, Sensuality, and The Opinion of Others' examines many rules and taboos relating to sex and provides reasoning as to why these exist.
Part IV: ‘Parenting and The Law of Attraction: Creating Positive Parent/Child Relationships in a World of Contrast' examines the relationships within families, especially between the parents and children, whilst providing advice on why complications arise and how best to remedy these.
Part V: ‘Self-Appreciation, and The Law of Attraction: Appreciation, The “Magical Key” to Your Vortex' considers why people may lose their self-confidence and provides an awareness of achieving self-appreciation through the carrying out of some given processes.
Part VI is a ‘Transcript of Abraham Live: A Law of Attraction Workshop'.
The Vortex's Premise
The basic premise behind the Vortex's teachings is that we, as physical entities, are powerful co-creators and attract into our lives, either consciously or unconsciously, the relationships that we have.
For Abraham, before our birth, we are non-physical entities who understand that, after making the decision to be born, we would be surrounded by others with whom our relationships would provide us with the contrast, diversity and variety needed for our personal expansion as physical beings. This environment would be managed by the Law of Attraction, being that which is like unto itself is drawn, enabling us to be powerful creators of our lives.
Upon birth, conscious awareness of this knowledge can be forgotten, allowing for certain frustrations within ourselves. These frustrations can be eradicated and the awareness regained by utilizing, what Abraham terms, your ‘Personal Guidance System':
“. . . you were born with a personal Guidance System to help you know – every step (or thought) along the way – when you are diverging from your prebirth understanding of life, and when you are on track”.
The Abraham Hicks Vortex views that, although whilst upon birth we become physical beings, the non-physical part of us continues to live as our Inner Being. It is the relationship between our physical and non-physical being that provides us with emotions and enables us to fully know who we are.
We have a Personal Guidance System that works by noticing the variation between the vibration we are currently offering and the vibration of our Inner Being. If the vibrations emitted by our physical and non-physical beings are a match, we are in alignment and are connected to the energy of our source, which will provide us with positive emotions. If these vibrations are different, we are out of alignment and this will be evident in the form of negative emotions.
By having an awareness of our emotions we have the option to constantly reach for better feeling thoughts, however small, in an attempt to incrementally work our way up, what Abraham terms, ‘The Emotional Guidance Scale'. Constantly reaching for better feeling thoughts will enable us to get closer to viewing our world as our Inner Being sees it.
For Abraham, exposure to the many choices, diversity and variety available to us in our environment allows for much personal preference and desires. These desires emanate from us like rockets, and our Inner Being immediately responds by becoming a vibrational match to them.
It is at this moment that it becomes apparent as to the level of agreement between our personal vibrations on the specific desire in question. If the vibrations are not a match, we must utilize The Emotional Guidance Scale until we activate our vibrational aspects that match our new desire, bringing ourselves into total alignment. When we find alignment with who we really are, it will then, and only then, be possible to find harmony with all others and have the relationships that we desire.
“You will never find a point in time where the subject of relationships is not an active part of your now experience, for everything you perceive or notice or know is because of your relationship with something else. Without a comparative experience, you would be unable to perceive or focus any kind of understanding within yourself. Therefore, it is accurate to say that without relationships you could not exist at all”.
For Abraham, we live in an inclusion based universe which is managed by the Law of Attraction and each subject of desire that we think about has two parts, being what is wanted and what is not wanted. Contemplation of any subject will vibrationally activate equal proportions of wanted and unwanted into our experience.
In essence, if you are thinking about something and are focusing on the lack of what you desire, as opposed to what you desire, the Law of Attraction will match you with your current active vibrational thought. So, if you have a desire for something that you currently do not have, by putting your attention on what you want you are offering a vibration which the Law of Attraction responds to by manifesting it into your experience.
However, if you have a desire for something that you currently do not have, and you focus your attention on the fact that you do not have it, the Law of Attraction responds by manifesting into your experience things that match your vibration of that which you do not have, so you will continue to not have that which you desire.
Therefore, your attention to anything, whether wanted or not wanted, invites it into your experience, and any thought or desire that you give your attention to, after emanating from you like a rocket of desire, expands and is joined by your Inner Being, which has become a vibrational match to it. If you, in your physical being, are a vibrational match to this also, your desire will manifest itself.
However, if there is a discrepancy between your vibrations, this expansion will be held in, what Abraham terms, Your Vortex of Attraction, until you activate within your vibration of your physical being only aspects that match your desire, thus enabling you to enter The Vortex and receive manifestation of your desire.
Overview of the Vortex
The Vortex is written in a logical sequence and the terminology and structuring of the sentencing makes for an extremely enjoyable and fully comprehendable read. It also provides the reader with practical information to enable them to live a more fulfilled an joyous life. The underlying concept throughout the book is that of the importance bringing yourself into alignment with who you really are, and ultimately connecting to Source. This is reiterated throughout, and is achieved without reference to, or the need for reliance upon, any religion.
The Vortex provides extensive guidance to numerous scenarios relating to relationships, all of which are documented in an admirably succinct manner. Abraham views that we, as physical beings, are guided by a set of flawed premises that ‘are at the heart of the confusion and distortion of (y)our physical reality', and provides us throughout the book with no more than 22 of these premises, and insight in how to release the resistance caused by these contradicting views, to return to one with Source.
The contents of the Vortex can provide you with techniques that, if applied, will enable enhancement, not only in your relationships, but in all areas of your life.
The Vortex attempts to provide insight into a number of sensitive issues, imparting Abraham's somewhat possibly contentious views on the subjects.
One such issue was touched upon when, whilst discussing dysfunctional families, a questioner revealed to Abraham that as a child, they had been subjected to their parents arguing and fighting with each other, and that they themselves had been physically struck by their parents. Such an ordeal resulted in the questioner growing up to view the world as an extremely unsafe place in which terrible things could happen. Such thoughts prompted them to enter into therapy for five years, during which time they came to the conclusion that their parent's actions were not as a result of any wrongdoing by themself, but as a result of their parents being out of control.
Abraham responds to this by suggesting that, in blaming their parents, the questioner is keeping themself out of The Vortex, and ultimately out of alignment with who they are. Blaming their parents makes the questioner a victim, of which ‘there is no more destructive conclusion to come to than the belief that you are a victim and that others have the power to inflict pain and suffering upon you'. Abraham view that the parents did not hit the questioner because they were bad, or indeed because the questioner was bad, but merely because the parents were out of alignment with who they are. In reacting fearfully to the situation by crying and cowering, the questioner evoked from their parents more of exactly what they did not want.
Abraham suggests that if the questioner could have removed themselves mentally from all of the drama created by their parents, and instead focused on remaining external to the vibration of it by staying in their room and playing with their toys, their parents would have excluded them from all of the drama.
Another question posed in the Vortex was with regards to how a nine month old baby could attract an awful experience to itself. Abraham responds with the idea that, even though babies cannot speak, they are still responsible for attracting the wanted or unwanted into their experiences, through the vibrations they emit. Because most babies are born into safe environments, they remain in alignment with who they are. However, before birth, some beings make a conscious decision to enter the physical world with the intention to teach well being, comprehending fully that to fulfil this would mean exposure to a variety of contrast immediately on becoming a physical being.
Abraham proposes that before birth, we understand that,
‘the true source of discomfort or negative emotion or sickness or all things unwanted, is misalignment with your Vortex, misalignment with who-you-really-are. And so there is actually an eagerness on the part of all beings coming into physical bodies to have early contrasting experiences in order to project rockets of desire to their Vortices of Creation, because the more powerfully the Vortex spins, the louder the call of Source'.
This is furthered in the Vortex by suggesting that offering forgiveness to anyone who has hurt you will enable you to enter your Vortex, from which you will gain total comprehension of Abraham's conveyed words on this matter, and when you are in alignment, ‘you will harbor no ill will toward anyone who helped you achieve that. In fact, you will stand in appreciation for the part they played in your joyous expansion'.
One area of the Vortex by Abraham Hicks that was of particular interest to me was a section on the workplace, where Jerry asked Abraham's advice on what to do if a person is being harassed in their workplace. Abraham responded to the question by suggesting that, due to your observing of what you do not want for the period of time since the harassment commenced, your negative thought pattern and resistant vibration are extremely strong, the consequence of which is that even if you went to the extreme of changing jobs in an attempt to get away from the situation, you would still feel the negativity, as it is your resistant point of attraction that is causing the discomfort in your emotions. As a result of such discomfort, you will have launched rockets of desire for an improved situation, the results of which will be waiting for you in your Vortex.
With regards to this expansion, Abraham asks, ‘Are you imagining the improvement, appreciating the contrast that caused it? Are you looking forward with optimism to the improved life experience regarding your work environment? Or are you continuing to speak of the injustices of your past experience and therefore holding yourself out of alignment with the new expansion that this relationship has spawned?' To allow such expansion, Abraham suggests trying to make peace with your current situation and offering some forgiveness.
In conclusion, although the Vortex does touch upon some extremely contentious issues, Abraham's response to every issue raised is consistent throughout. I can personally find no fault in the advocation of seeking joy through implementing incremental changes in your thinking towards positivity, which ultimately results in wonderful relationships, and above all, a wonderful life experience. Learning to understand and be more aware of your emotions, for me personally, is paramount to achieving happiness, and I derived great elation from putting the advice given into practice. Taking responsibility for your thinking can be extremely empowering, and after reading the Vortex and applying the Law of Attraction, of that, I'm positive!
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