People have been asking me what it’s like to attend an in-person Abraham seminar, and whether it’s worth the cost. Here’s how I would explain it.
Imagine you’re at a shopping mall and there’s a TV camera crew from the Ellen show.
You feel the bright, hot lights and know that the camera is on you as it pans the crowd. Later, when the show airs, you’ll probably be glued to the screen when that clip plays on the Ellen show because you’ll be looking for your face in the crowd scene. That’s something like going to an in-person Abraham event when you’ve got a question you want answered.
You’ll be glued to what Abraham’s saying.
You’ll be hanging on every word, listening for the nuggets that are for you.
When you go to an Abraham seminar, bring questions
You’ll find your energy is much more engaged at a seminar when you have active questions for Abraham. Your focused energy will literally drawing forth answers from Abraham. You know how they say how important our “asking” is? That’s your role when you show up with clear questions. You’re co-creating with Abraham and even if you don’t get called on, you’re also influencing the people in the hotseat. If you’ve written your questions out, don’t be surprised to hear your exact words coming out of the mouth of someone in the hotseat. But just keep your questions in mind or written down in your notebook. Don’t talk about them.
Keep your questions to yourself
If you tell people what your questions are, there is a very typical reaction. Those people will almost always answer your question themselves. There are a few reasons why this is not a good idea.
- First, you want Abraham’s answer, not some attendee’s opinion. You didn’t pay a pretty penny to hear someone in another seat give you their guess as to the answer.
- Second, once someone has chimed in with their two cents, now you have their thoughts (and your reaction to their thoughts) in the mix. It muddies the water.
- Lastly, it takes the edge off your focus. If you think your question has been answered, then you’re not focusing as pointedly as you had been. You have an answer, and it wasn’t as thrilling as you’d hoped (hmm, wonder why). Keep your questions and your energy about them close to you.
There are plenty of other things to talk to the hundreds of other Abe-heads about. And keeping your energy well-focused on your questions will mean you’re more clear and present. Your interactions with others will be be heightened. And that’s not only at the seminar.
Get together with people afterwards
A focused “you” at the workshop means a highly energized “you” when you walk out the door after the workshop is over. (Or glide out the door, as the case may be.) After a day spent soaking in every word at an Abraham event, you can count on being your best self. From that state you’ll bring out the best in others. With that energy active, definitely make plans to do something with other people after the seminar. Especially consider doing something with your non-Abe friends or family. Not to talk aboutAbraham to them (don’t do that!). But you’re going to be oozing delightfully high-flying energy. Your friends will have their best time ever with you. And while I say not to talk to them about Abraham, don’t be surprised if they ask you. If they really want to know, that’s the time to tell them about it. But wait and let them ask. Even if they don’t ask today, don’t be surprised if anAbraham conversation comes up later that touches back on this time (”Remember that day…?”).
Objection: Some people say that attending in person is just like listening to the CDs
Well, I guess I could preface everything I’ve written here by saying, ‘This is what I’ve found.’ But I could also say that I rest my case. Because I’d be willing to bet that people who don’t see any difference between attending live and listening to a CD or watching them on youtube, are people who weren’t focused on clear questions during that live workshop. If they were, they’d have been glued to Abraham’s dialogue in a way that they would never be while just listening to a CD.
You may have heard Abraham say to let the questions come up during the seminar
Don’t get me wrong, I’m not suggesting that you be rigidly sticking to your questions. Find your balance between focus and clarity with your questions, and actively keeping up to speed with the dialogue and wisdom that’s unfolding in the room. Being engaged with the material as Abraham speaks it in a seminar is fertile ground for new questions to percolate within you.
Admittedly, there are personality types that aren’t a match to crafting out questions
But before you say that it’s not your personality, I would suggest giving it a try. Especially if you’ve never attended an Abraham seminar in person before. Make the most of your experience by planning out your questions in advance. Holding some questions in mind creates a great energy to show up with. If you give it a try but find it feels too rigid then just let it go and enjoy being present in the moment.
When you attend a live event, bring questions. Take your time in crafting clear questions, and keep those questions to yourself. Enjoy the crowd but don’t share with other attendees the questions that you’re asking of Abraham. During the sessions, listen for your answers. Just as you’d be glued to the Ellen show if they were going to be showing footage with you in it, you’ll be focused and engaged as you listen for Abraham’s answers to your questions. Being tuned in with Abraham all day means you’ll be your best self by the end of the seminar. Make plans to get together with people right afterwards, and let your best self to bring out the best in your friends.
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All Abraham material is copyright J&E Hicks. This article represents Teresa Rogovsky's personal understanding of the teachings of Abraham.