On October 6, 2009, my 20-year-old son Erik, took his own life. Since that sad and tragic day, an overwhelming sense of grief and despair propelled me into a search for answers. Answers that would provide me and others with comfort and hope. Some of those answers came from the many books I bought, but many came from an unexpected source: Erik himself. Read more.

Was it Erik?

Rune is in New Orleans racing (with his broken foot.) I hope he doesn’t re-break it, but he’s pretty cautious, so I’m sure he’ll listen to his body so that if it hurts, he’ll stop. Meanwhile, I’m at home taking care of Baby Easton who, thankfully, is taking a nap so that I can get...

How Past Affect Present

Y’all, I’m thrilled to announce a happy accident that happened to me recently. Let me start from the beginning. I was discussing with blog member, Pamela Oakes, how terrible my sun damaged arms are. I call it “old lady skin” because it looks like the skin of some of my patients 80 years old or...

The Physics of Death, Part One

Since my vacation, I’m pretty much back in my usual rhythm except in one area. Kickboxing. I wasn’t able to go, obviously, when I was in California taking care of my sister, Teri. Then I come back and Rune breaks his foot and ankle, and then we take off for Norway. The first day back...

Connecting to the Source of Wisdom

Before you start reading today’s Best of Erik, I have a couple of announcements. Kim is in L.A. working so she will not be able to do the radio show again this Thursday. No worries, because we’ll definitely be back on tract the following week. Because of her travels, she’s also not been able to...

Erik on Native Americans

We got back last week from a wonderful time in the peaceful mountains of Norway. We try to go there twice a year to see relatives, especially Rune’s father who will be 94 this month. Rune’s broken foot put a little bit of a damper on things because we weren’t able to ski or take...

Our Life’s Purpose

Before we go into this great and not so trivial Best of Erik, I want to share the beautiful weather we’re experiencing in our last day up in the mountains above the tree line. Tomorrow, we drive to Oslo and we take off Sunday early in the morning so I son’t be posting again until...

Global Warming, Part Two

This day was dedicated to a trip to the coastal city of Aurland. We had to go through fifteen tunnels and navigate through several switchbacks, but the scenery along the west coast made it all worthwhile. It’s not as lovely in the winter, but we enjoyed a “vafler med syltetøy” (waffle with jam) and a...

Global Warming, Part One

Last night, it snowed so much, and snow is planned for tonight and part of tomorrow. Then, the sun comes out for the rest of our trip, but it will be pretty cold like -15 celsius.  So, this topic is a perfect segue! Sorry about the lack of editing. I’m too busy having fun! Kim:...

Erik’s Dream Visit

Apparently, m grand daughter, Arleen, had a double header yesterday in her first appearance as a softball player. Here’s the deal. She has NEVER played softball. She has NEVER played t-ball. One afternoon, with my son-in-law, Nick, she swung her brand new bat at a ball on the t-ball thingamabob, but that’s the extent of...

Erik, Always a Godsend!

It’s been snowing cats and dogs over here in Norway, so we’ve been holes up in our cabin by a cozy fire. It’s so beautiful and quiet here. At night, when I lie in bed, the silence is actually deafening like you have fluffy cotton stuffed in your ears. One of the main reasons we traveled...

Erik on Music, Part Two

Emma McIntosh is offering her first public reading with Erik! Be sure to sign up in case space is limited! Here’s her message with all the information you need. Hey guys As I am currently booked until September I would like to give you all the opportunity to ask your questions during a public reading...

Erik on Music, Part One

First some announcements! Rune went to the foot specialist yesterday and discovered that he had broken three metatarsals and one ankle bone. The thing is, he isn’t experiencing much pain. Thank god, because we’re leaving for Norway tomorrow afternoon, and I’d hate to watch him hobbling around the airport in pain. The plus side, like I’ve...

A Break from Being Human

The human experience can be rough, so some of us long for a break. A break from the grief of losing someone we love. A break from being mired in daily struggle. A break from being human. This is the first time Erik spoke to me without the need of a question prompt. He spoke with...

Alcoholism

It seems like this is the month when I take care of gimps with broken bones. My husband broke his foot when someone on the racetrack accidentally t-boned him. The bad thing is we leave for Norway Thursday, but at least we’ll get priority boarding! We have an appointment with the ortho doc sometime tomorrow...

Erik in Dreams and More

This coming week is going to be very busy for me as I get ready for my trip to visit relatives in Norway. The house needs a major cleaning after hosting two parties here. I also have a million errands to run and several sessions with mediums including Kim, Emma, Celestine and Raylene. But then,...

Helpy Helperton Strikes Again!

Guys, I had so much fun with blog member peeps last night: Kerry, Kari, Sara, Tiffanie, Jeff, my family, a mess of kids and more. All I can say is CE peeps know how to par-tay! The kids loved the hot tub and some of the daring ones would jump from the 100 degree water...

Where to Begin

If you're new to Channeling Erik, I recommend you read the backstory first. Then, I suggest you start with the very first post. In doing so you can follow my journey just as I did, through the inexplicable, inconceivable, and yet utterly undeniable surprises that I have encountered since my son''s death. Welcome.

-Elisa

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