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Comparing the Ideas of Abraham-Hicks and Brian Weiss

Feeling conflicted about the message of Brian Weiss’s masters compared to the message of Abraham-Hicks

This post answers some very interesting questions from a reader named, Caroline, who’s been a long-time listener and lover of Abraham-Hicks. Caroline says, There’s really never been a message from Abraham I haven’t greatly resonated with. Recently I’ve become fascinated with the topic of reincarnation and read the book, Many Lives, Many Masters, by Brian Weiss. I feel very conflicted and confused after reading this because the messages of these masters seem to conflict with Abraham’s message in many ways. From Abraham I learned reincarnation exists, but its purpose isn’t to fix your past life mistakes or karma. Abraham says karma doesn’t accumulate and isn’t passed on from lifetime to lifetime.

We come into this reality to experience different beliefs

The Council says, first let’s begin with the two souls who are giving these messages. There’s Brian Weiss, who came into this reality to share this message about karma. This message is perceived as totally different from Abraham’s message. This is because we all come to this reality to learn different things and experience different beliefs. Brian Weiss chose to learn what he did about past lives and to share it. He shares this information for people who need to believe what he’s teaching. Abraham has come through Esther Hicks to share what you’d call a different message for other people who need to learn the way Esther is teaching, and function within those beliefs.

There’s no right and no wrong

It’s not that one of these people is right and the other is wrong. With your beliefs (what you choose to believe) you create in your reality. The people who hear about karma and how you bring it from one life to another, they need this teaching and they’ll experience lessons and learning through this teaching.  Abraham says there is no karma and we’re here to have a wonderful time and create. Other souls who are on another level need to learn from that message. There’s no right and no wrong.

Choose the belief that makes sense to you

Learn about these two beliefs and then choose what makes the most sense to you. That’s how this reality is made. It’s made that we come here and have choices for every little thing we do. We have the choice what to believe. We have the choice what path we’ll follow. Many people can be raised one way and they have certain beliefs. As they get older they no longer vibrate with their earlier beliefs and so they change their beliefs. That’s the law of this universe. If Caroline disagrees with Brian Weiss’s message, she can play in her mind with the idea that there are other people who need that belief and she can allow these people to have these beliefs.

Caroline’s Beliefs

Caroline says she learned that the sole purpose of coming to Earth as a human is to have fun creating and sorting through desires and contrast. The Council says this is a wonderful belief for many people.

Freedom of choice is there for you

Caroline says she learned nothing is ever imposed on us, nothing is happening to us, everything is attracted to us through our thoughts and vibration. The Council says everything that happens to us and everything we experience is from our thoughts, our beliefs, and what we planned to experience in this life. No one else comes in and creates for you or tells you, this must be done this way and this must be done that way. The freedom of choice is there for you.

Caroline says, I learned from Abraham we can be, do, or have anything we desire. The Council responds, Of course. And if we want to go without and experience poverty, you have the freedom to do that.

It’s wonderful to be in alignment with your higher self

Caroline says, I learned from Abraham the best and only way you can help someone is to be in alignment with your inner being. I learned you can let yourself off the hook regarding thinking that you need to be helping people because everyone has their own inner guidance system and the best and only way you can help is to be in alignment with your own source. The Council says it’s wonderful to be in alignment with your own source, with your higher self. It’s also wonderful to have positive intentions.

We’re here to help others

You’re not here for the sole purpose of helping yourself. We come here from spirit, which is full of love. We come here bringing that love here and wanting to spread that love in this reality. You can’t do that by only taking care of yourself. You take care of yourself, but you look for others to help, to show compassion, to help them if they’re stuck on some part of their path. We don’t say this is something you have to do, but we’re here to spread the love. We are here to help others, not by forgetting ourselves, but by being in alignment and loving ourselves and sharing that love, compassion, and helpfulness with others.

Being selfish is NOT necessary

Caroline says, I learned from Abraham that being selfish is necessary. The Council emphatically states that being selfish is not necessary. Being selfish isn’t something you think of when you’re in spirit. You didn’t think you’ll come to Earth and only create for yourself. You didn’t think you will come to Earth and be selfish and you will come first and then everyone else will come. This isn’t how we share love.

Quotes from Brian Weiss’s Masters

Caroline says, Here are some quotes from the masters in Brian Weiss’s book. In my opinion, every one of these quotes conflicts with one or all of the statements I made above.

It’s just another path

“People of the religious orders have come closer than any of us to learning the lessons of life because they’ve taken these vows of chastity and obedience. They’ve given up so much without asking for anything in return.” The Council says this is something that people who follow certain religions need to believe. They aren’t closer to being enlightened. They aren’t higher on the rung of learning and moving forward because they’ve given up so much. It’s just another path and that’s the path they’re taking.

It’s not your higher intention to help someone so you can have a reward

Caroline says, “The rest of us continue to ask for rewards, rewards and justifications for our behavior when there are no rewards, rewards that we want. The reward is in doing, but doing without expecting anything, doing unselfishly.” The Council says it’s wonderful to ask for rewards. We believe Abraham called it putting your desires in your vortex. You have every right to want to enhance your life and have rewards. But it’s not your higher self’s intention to help someone so you can have a reward. Your reward will come naturally. The universe will help your reward happen. You’ll help others and you’ll be rewarded. That’s how the universe works. As you’re helpful to others the universe will say, How wonderful. We’ll now help this soul. We’ll show this soul what it feels like to be helped so they’ll continue to help others. We’ll give this person rewards. Whatever they’re thinking they’d like, whatever they’re imagining they can have, the universe will supply that for you.

Caroline says I feel like Abraham would say what I just quoted from Brian Weiss’s masters is such old news. The Council laughs and says it’s just another page in the newspaper.

You don’t come here carrying karma from other lifetimes unless there’s something you desire to experience

Brian Weiss’s masters say you should check your vices before you come to this point. If you don’t, you carry them over with you to another life. Only we can rid ourselves of the bad habits we accumulate when we’re in a physical state. The masters can’t do that for us. If you choose to fight and not to rid yourself, then you’ll carry them over to another life. The Council says this is another belief that many people need. It helps them through fear to learn how to be another person so they don’t carry what they believe they’ve done in other lives. It’s just a belief. You don’t come here carrying karma from other lifetimes unless you want to experience something, as we’d say, the other side of the coin.

It’s your choice

But it’s your choice to experience something you handled one way in one life and you wish to handle another way in your current life. It’s not a punishment. It’s something you choose to bring in and see how the other side feels, or how to do it differently. It’s your choice to go through that. It’s your choice to say: I did it this way. Let me see what would happen if, say, I didn’t turn my back on this person. Let’s see what that would look like. In spirit, very calmly, you plan some of the things you wish to experience. It’s all your choice.

It’s wonderful to ask for more

Caroline says the masters say we must accept what comes to us at a given time and not ask for more. Abraham says asking for more and accumulating desires in your vortex and bringing desires into physical reality is the purpose of life as a human. The Council says when you come here it’s to have a lot of fun, even if it’s stressful or challenging. The fun part is working it out, turning the situation around, and finding another way to experience it. As you’re going through your daily life it’s wonderful to ask for more. It’s wonderful to have desires.

Purpose of a child’s death was not to satisfy anyone’s debt

Caroline says, When speaking about the premature death of Brian Weiss’s infant son the masters say: “Your son’s heart was also important for it was backward, like a chicken’s. He made a great sacrifice for you out of his love. His soul is very advanced. His death satisfied his parents’ debts”. The Council emphatically states that this death did not satisfy anyone’s debt. The parents, the child, everyone agreed to that. It was an experience that was wanted. The purpose of Brian Weiss’s son’s death was to see how, through love, they’d get through it. The child isn’t suffering. The child didn’t have this horrible thing happen to him. The parents aren’t being punished for some karma or something they did in another lifetime. It was an experience of the souls loving each other so much that they’d help each other go through this death.

Many people need to believe there’s karma and debts you have to pay

Bob comments he’s not sure the previous quote is accurate, but he asks The Council if they can explain why the masters may have said what they said. The Council says it’s because there are many people that need to believe there’s karma and debts you have to pay. And usually there’s the belief you have to pay these debts by something horrible happening to you. It’s necessary for those people who need to grow by learning this particular way.

Caroline says: Abraham says over and over that nothing is ever imposed on us, especially something from your previous lives. The Council agrees.

You’ll automatically have people come into your life that match your vibration…

Caroline quotes Brian Weiss’s masters again: “We also must learn not to just go to those people whose vibrations are the same as ours. The Council says we normally will just radiate to each other. You won’t have people in your life for a long time that don’t radiate where you are. If some people are growing more slowly, if they have more difficulties, their vibrations can’t reach yours and stay with you for a long time. You’ll automatically have people come into your life that match your vibration, that will help you with something, or that will push your buttons and make you crazy because you asked for this in spirit. The vibration of love is within all of us.

The vibration is just different

Caroline continues with the same quote: “It is normal to feel drawn to somebody who is on the same level that you are, but this is wrong. You must also go to those people whose vibrations are wrong with yours. This is the importance in helping these people.” The Council says it’s not that the vibration of these people is wrong because they don’t agree with you. Their vibration is just different and it’s in your life for you to decide how to deal with it.

Make choices that bring love into your life

Caroline asks, What’s the deal? Do we have to successfully do certain things in our lifetime? The Council says, No. It’s successful if you planned a certain life and you went through the list and did everything you wanted, which never happens because there’s always more and more you want. You’re just here to have fun and experience things. The #1 thing you’re here to do is to make choices that bring love into your life and this reality. When you can experience this love it grows and grows and everyone in your reality, whether you know them or not, feels this love and it will help them on their path.

There’s no unwanted karma that follows you from lifetime to lifetime

Caroline asks if karma is passed down through lifetimes? The Council says there isn’t any karma. If you believe there is, you’ll come up with a story and create something. If you don’t understand why something is happening, you think you must have done something in another life, and so you believe this is passed down. It’s not passed down. There is no karma that says you must pay for something or settle a debt. And yet there are many people who believe in karma because they need to believe it for how they planned to experience their current life. There is no karma that needs to be settled, cleaned out, or cleared before you can go on, or it will follow you from lifetime to lifetime.

It’s not karma if you choose, in spirit, to experience it

Caroline asks if bad things like the death of a child happen because of your karma. The Council says it doesn’t happen because of your karma. It happens because you’ve all chosen in spirit to experience this.

You can be, do, or have anything you desire

Caroline asks if asking for more in life is bad? The Council says never. We’re supposed to be here to ask for more and more and more, and to experience everything we can in this reality. We’re here to create as much as you want. We believe Abraham said you can be anything and have anything, and that’s why you’re here.

Lastly, Caroline asks if people who give up things like sex and choices get closer to source? The Council has a big laugh at this question and says, No, we don’t agree with that.

Caroline says I feel like all the answers to these questions is, no. The Council laughs again and tells Caroline she has all her answers.


We feel the information in this post will be helpful to many people. Listen to the entire 20-minute audio recording of our session with The Council (below) to hear all their guidance for Caroline and the rest of us and let us know what you feel about it. Or you can ask your own question by typing it into a Comment box that appears at the bottom of most of our blog pages.

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September 19, 2021 Posted by | Abraham-Hicks, Audio Content, Beliefs, Channeling, Choice, Desire, Helping Others, Karma, Love, Other Lifetimes, Pre-Incarnation Planning, Questions & Answers, Reincarnation, Religion, Spirit, Vibration, You Create Your Reality | , , , , , , | 7 Comments

Who or What is the Holy Spirit?

This post answers a question from a reader named, Keith, who wants to know who or what is the Holy Spirit? Keith says when I was born again 20 years ago I experienced miracles every day for about two weeks and felt a buzz that my new Christian friends said this meant I was filled with the Holy Spirit. Lately I’ve gotten away from religion and I’m on a more direct spiritual path. Even though God and Christ come up in my readings and discussions, I’ve yet to find mention of the Holy Spirit.

The Council says what we’ve created in our reality is: God, Christ, and the Holy Spirit, are all one. Some people will feel the Holy Spirit as energy, almost like a typhoon going through your system. Some people will hear a buzz. Imagine living the rest of your life hearing this buzz every day. This wouldn’t be beneficial. What is beneficial is that you’ve experienced the Holy Spirit and it hasn’t left you. Your physical body has learned how to accept it and use it. It doesn’t matter if you’re on a religious path or a spiritual path. It’s all one.

Being born again and experiencing this buzz is a wonderful thing for you. Some people experience the acceptance of Jesus as part of this trio and they don’t experience it with a buzz, but with a great feeling of love and happiness.

Many people experience God, the father, as a state of euphoria, seeing bright lights all the time. It’s how you’ve chosen to experience this in this particular lifetime. The Council says they want to assure Keith that this energy is still within you.

Think about if this Holy Spirit is within me, how do I use it? What does it mean to me? How can I spread this feeling, maybe without talking about the religious part, the Holy Spirit and God part, but how do I spread this wonderful feeling that is within me? The way you spread it is the reason we’ve all come into this reality: to show love. To bring love from the spirit world into your reality. Meditate on this. How would you use this Holy Spirit (or Holy Ghost as some call it)  to bring happiness and love into this world?


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December 14, 2020 Posted by | Audio Content, Channeling, Feelings, Love, Meditation, Questions & Answers, Religion, Spirit | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Did I Share a Past Life with a Man I was with 10 Years Ago?

This post answers questions for The Council from a reader named, Evelyn, who wants to know if she shared a previous lifetime with a violinist she was with 10 years ago. Evelyn also asks if she’ll be able to maintain contact with a different man who The Council told her in a different post (A Past Life Son Comes Back as a Current Life Lover) that she had a mother-son relationship with this man in another life. She says she’s grateful for both these people being in her life because they’ve changed her a lot for the better. She also wants to keep people in her life that were important to her. She’s particularly concerned about the second man because they’ve been out of touch for a long time.

The Council sees Evelyn sharing several past lives with the man she calls the violinist. In one of those lives they were both studying for the Catholic priesthood under very strict conditions. You formed a bond in that life that you brought into your current life so you could meet each other and have an exchange of ideas, speak about spirituality, speak about different religions, and help each other on a learning path.

To see if you’ve fulfilled what you planned in spirit, look at how this relationship developed. What have you learned? What have you taught each other? And then use this to bring you closer to the spiritual part of you. That was the purpose of this relationship. There wasn’t any permanent relationship with this man planned in spirit. There was just a memory of how nicely you two got along in that other life, how you learned together, and how you followed rules together. You thought in your current life the two of you would be able to learn again and help each other on your paths.

The second relationship you ask about had some qualities about it from the past life where you were this man’s mother. You planned for this relationship so you could fulfill your desire to take care of this man. And like your relationship with the man who played the violin, you didn’t plan to stay together.

Most of what you planned for your current life was to meet people in order to learn. You wanted to jump ahead in your spiritual growth in your current life and have a certain understanding of everything you gathered from these other people. When these relationships come to an end, this is what you wanted in spirit so you could move on to the next person you wanted to learn from.


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October 1, 2020 Posted by | Audio Content, Channeling, Other Lifetimes, Pre-Incarnation Planning, Questions & Answers, Reincarnation, Relationships, Religion, Spirit | , , , | Leave a comment

Is Sensitivity to Showing My Skin Related to a Past Life?

This post answers questions for The Council from a reader named, Eden, who says she’s quite self-conscious about showing her skin in public even though there’s nothing wrong with her skin. She asks if this is issue connected to a past life, and what she can do to work through it and heal it?

The Council says they see two past lives related to Eden’s difficulty exposing her skin. One life wasn’t too long ago where she was Amish and had to cover her skin. Eden never liked this and wanted a life where she was free from these restrictions and could dress differently.

There was also a life in the 1500s where you were part of a very large family with a mother and father who thought they were very religious and had many rules. In this lifetime one of the rules was that you couldn’t show your skin. These people believed the body was shameful and had to be covered.

The cell memories of these two past lives bring the fear you need to be covered up and the fear you can’t change your life, but these past lives are why you’ve come into your current lifetime. You can very slowly change this pattern. You have the freedom to wear shorter skirts and shirts with short sleeves.

One day you can go out without socks on. Go out with something where you can roll up your sleeves. It may be nerve-racking at first. You may not understand your fears and you may not think these things are helping, but you wanted the freedom to experience this fear again in your current lifetime and realize you have choices and you can change this pattern. Maybe start by just walking around your house or apartment with clothes that give more exposure to your skin and see how that feels. Then gradually you can work you way up to going outside and see how that feels.

As you get over the fear of exposing your skin you’ll have the freedom to enjoy the heat because you can dress the way you want.


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October 22, 2019 Posted by | Audio Content, Channeling, Other Lifetimes, Questions & Answers, Religion, Spirit | , , , , | 2 Comments

Why Do People Think Astrology and Tarot are Demonic?

This post answers a question for The Council from a reader named, Miyagi, who’s into Astrology and reading Tarot cards, but some of her family think it’s witchcraft and this scares her. A friend told her it’s demonic. Why do people have a difficult time believing in Astrology and the Tarot for guidance?

The Council says many people who don’t understand getting guidance from Astrology and Tarot are afraid of it and think it’s demonic. Most people who are afraid of Astrology and Tarot have experienced lifetimes where they misused it and so coming back in this lifetime they’re afraid of it.

Astrology and Tarot go very far back in time. The pagan religions, which are also thought to be demonic, were people who worshipped the stars, the moon, the Earth, animals, and everything that had life. In ancient times people worshipped many different gods. When Christianity came along this unfortunately changed things. They believed in Christ and if you didn’t believe their way they’d destroy your temples and punish you. There were Popes who changed the laws of Christianity to make all other religions evil.

Because Miyagi has the power to read cards and stars, the more she studies this the easier it will come to her because she’s done this in other lifetimes, and did it in a way that was good for people. Miyagi says she looks at everything as created from the divine source, but she’s confused about all this and wants The Council’s opinion. The Council says when you can see things through the eyes of creation, you’re on the right track because you’re looking at these things with love. We advise you to stay on this path.


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October 8, 2019 Posted by | Audio Content, Channeling, Guidance, Other Lifetimes, Questions & Answers, Religion, Spirit | , , , , , | Leave a comment

A Jealous Partner or Travel?

This post is inspired by a reader named Kelly who has several questions for The Council. First she asks about her 7-year old boy who has a physical tick disorder because Kelly and her son’s father (who she’s apparently separated from) have extremely different religious views – he’s a Jehovah’s Witness and she believes in magic.

The Council suggests keeping calmness around her son at this time and giving him more attention. He needs stability that he’s not feeling right now. Give him a peaceful environment and show him love. And it is very important to teach him about the many different religions in this world and experience their different beliefs. This is something he’ll use later in life.

Kelly had a miscarriage recently and she asks why, and if she’ll have another child. The Council says it was agreed upon in spirit if she, her partner, or her child had a change of heart about this pregnancy it would be acceptable to end it. In this case the soul of the child decided it wasn’t able to learn what it needed to learn by coming into Kelly’s life and decided to miscarry. And The Council says they do see another child is possible.

Kelly has had dreams about having a child and she asks how important they are. The Council says sometimes a dream has pieces of information about problems during your day. And sometimes when you have a dream you cannot forget and is crystal clear to you day after day as if you’re currently experiencing it, there is a very important message in that dream, and as you give this dream more attention you will learn what it’s trying to show you.

And Kelly asks about the man she’s currently involved with and whether she should give up her professional plans for travel because of her partner’s jealously. The Council suggests reviewing this relationship and deciding whether Kelly is truly happy in it or not. If she thinks they have the patience for each other, keep focusing on the happiness they can experience. And when the doubt comes, acknowledge it and refocus on how you’d like your life to be. Or does she prefer the freedom of traveling, learning, and perhaps bringing someone else into her life. Only she can make this decision.

Listen to our entire 14-minute session with The Council on Kelly’s questions to receive all their guidance, and let us know what you think.

January 14, 2017 Posted by | Agreement, Audio Content, Channeling, Choice, Questions & Answers, Relationships, Religion | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Future Lives, Connecting with Famous ‘Dead’ People, & the Importance of the Present

This post describes part of a session with The Council inspired by a question from Jose about how the past, present, and future all happen at the same time. Topics addressed include:

  1. Jose’s question: Why does The Council sometimes refer to ‘past’ lives when they say at other times the past, the present, and the future are all happening at the same time?
  2. Future lives
  3. The connection all human beings have to the creative genius of any human being who has ever lived, and your ability to access this creativity.
  4. The importance of your ability to choose
  5. The importance of the present moment
  6. Karma

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May 7, 2013 Posted by | Choice, Expansion, Karma, Love, Multiple Realities, Other Lifetimes, Part of a Series, Questions & Answers, Religion, Spirit, You Create Your Reality | , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

What is the Meaning of Religion?

This post is a response to Oxana’s questions about:

  • The meaning of religion
  • —Why she has never been able to embrace religion, particularly Christianity, which she considers her religion
  • —Feeling like an outsider because of difficulties becoming part of a group

The Council’s Perspective on Religion

During our session on Oxana’s questions and comments, The Council made several points about religion, including these:

  • Religion is about people’s desire to: experience God, experience a connection with God, experience a connection with the source of all that is.
  • —The desire for a religious experience of unity and oneness with God is a powerful attractive force that draws people of similar religious beliefs together into communities of worship and faith.
  • This is an introduction to this post. Click here to read the full post→

April 18, 2010 Posted by | Questions & Answers, Religion | , , , | 2 Comments

   

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