All Lives Matter, Part One

Yesterday, I got a message from Erik on Facebook Messenger through medium, Emma McIntosh, and was pretty blown away. The details are too personal, but she mentioned that Erik wanted to talk to me about a certain family matter, and she mentioned names and dynamics that she could not possibly know. In fact, only a small handful of immediate family is aware of those details. I can’t wait to have a personal session with her because it’s not often that the energy comes in so strong that the medium picks up on specifics like names. I’ll let you guys know how it goes. 

Enjoy this multi-part series featuring our interview with Freddie Gray, Michael Brown and Trayvon Martin. Note that I mean no offense by the title and don’t mean to imply that black lives matter less. It’s just that I think ALL life, white, black, yellow, red or purple, human, animal or plant, matters. 

Robert: Hello.

Me: Hi, Roberto. You got your earphones on.

Robert: Yes. I mean to wear them every time, and then I forget. Erik will remind me right before, but then I get in the zone and forget. I put a note on my computer.

We go on for a little bit about the earphones and Post-It notes, but I won’t bore you.

Me: We’re going to do something interesting today. First, I want to say, hi Erik. I love you so much.

Erik: I love you, too, Mom. I want everybody who’s watching this video to post some appreciation comments for my mom.

Me: Aw. They don’t have to do that.

Erik: They don’t have to, but I want them to!

Me: Post some sweet ones for Robert, too!

Robert: He said that today’s session would be a big deal. He wouldn’t tell me what it was about. I was getting nervous about it because sometimes he’ll give me a little bit of stuff—

Me: Just enough to make you nervous!

Robert: Well, sometimes he’ll say, “We’re going to talk about these kinds of things,” or whatever, and it won’t be like him doing it but whoever it is that gets pulled in, and they’ll end up bringing up those things.

Me: Okay.

Robert: And the questions you ask will bring those kinds of answers out.

Me: What I’d like to do is see if Erik can bring in Freddie Gray, Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown. I want to ask them some questions. A blog member has a lot of questions.

Robert: Okay.

Me: Can we do that?

Erik: Yeah.

Me: Thank you, Erik! Go fetch!

Erik barks like a dog, and Robert laughs.

(Long pause)

Erik: They’re all here.

Robert: These are all gentlemen that died because of police?

Me: Yeah. First I want to say, welcome, and I hope we can shed light on a very controversial subject that has been a tender box for society, and maybe we can bring some peace to a lot of people. First of all, Freddie Gray, can you tell me if there’s anything about your death that we should know about or about the situation surrounding your death?

Robert: He’s kind of quiet. Trayvon is the one who’s more talkative.

Freddie (politely): Thank you for giving us this opportunity. Victims don’t always get the chance to speak. I don’t even like that word, though. I’m not a victim.

Me: Oh, good.

Freddie: That’s what society sees me as. That’s why people get so angry about all of this, but they gotta let that shit go.

Robert: He’s talking like Erik.

Freddie: A lot of stuff is going around about blame. What it’s doing is distracting us from the cause. We have to get down to the cause. If you just keep pointing your finger at everyone like, “He shouldn’t have done this,” and “He shouldn’t have provoked the police,” or “The police provoked him,” or whatever then you’re missing the point. The point it that there’s a reason for it.

Me: And that reason is what?

Freddie: It’s because they feel separate from each other. It’s like, “Okay, this person, whether it’s their race or where they were born or their sexual orientation,” it creates this division between people, and we get into these little camps. Then we don’t do things from a place of love. We do things from a place of fear.

Me: I want to get to the specifics of your death. Let’s start out with how, specifically, you died. How did you break your neck? I mean, they say you were banging your head against the inside of the van. What exactly happened?

Robert: He said no about banging his head. He’s showing me stuff.

Me: Okay.

(Long pause)

Robert: He says something about a seizure, something like a seizure.

Me: Oh, okay. So did you have a seizure that broke your neck?

Robert: Somehow, I’m sorry. I’m trying to figure out what he’s telling me. I’ll just tell you that all spirits communicate differently. Erik is very specific. He’s very easy to talk to, and he’s very—

Me: Conversational.

Robert: Yeah. Other spirits might use a lot of images and may not be big on words, and some mediums might not be able to interpret it right.

Me: Well, let’s ask Erik. Erik, how did he die?

Erik: It was an accident.

Me: Tell me how that accident happened. How did his neck get broken?

Erik: He hit his head.

Robert: How did he hit his head?

Erik: Somebody pushed him. They were being too rough. He hit his head, but it didn’t affect him right away.

Robert: You said he was in a van?

Me: Right. So maybe he had a seizure because of a—

Robert: Right. Something happened when he was having a seizure because I see him shaking and twisting his head. Then his neck broke.

Me: Okay. From hitting his head from the seizure or what?

Erik: No, no. There were people around him. Somebody was holding him. It was this whole culmination of things. So, his head got hit, and later he had a seizure. People were grabbing hold of him, and in the process of doing that, they weren’t holding him right so his neck broke.

Me: Police officers were holding him down?

Robert: I would assume because there were wearing darker clothes. Some of them are.

Erik: It wasn’t on purpose.

Me: Can you take any responsibility for what happened to you, or was it pretty much all the police who were responsible?

Freddie: The responsibility is shared. It’s never just one person’s responsibility. Everyone plays their part.

Robert: Yeah, I don’t know much about this Freddie Gray because I wasn’t following the news.

Me: Well, you resisted arrest, right? I think that was part of it. That can always lead to trouble.

Robert: I guess so. Maybe that’s what caused him to hit his head.

Freddie: It was.

Me: Okay.

Freddie: We’ve got to rebuild trust between each other.

Me: Yeah, we do.

Freddie: We don’t trust each other anymore. We don’t trust the police; we don’t trust each other; we don’t trust our politicians. We don’t trust anybody. Then we all start acting from a place of fear and aggression. That pushes us apart from each other even more, creating more division and all this dysfunction goes on.

Me: It seems like this whole thing with your death and Trayvon’s and Michael Brown’s has just made everybody more distrustful. Erik was the victim of horrible police brutality, and he didn’t do anything wrong, so I can understand. Do you think that the officers, in your case, should have been charged or rather indicted?

Freddie: With the ways that the laws are set up now, it’s not easy. They have to change things, but I’ve got to tell you, even though these horrible things have happened to me and to other people no matter what their race is, but it’s kind of heavy on my side of the fence—

Robert: I guess he means his race.

Freddie: –we have to look at that.

Me: Yeah.

Freddie: We have to look at those divisions because the police force itself is just a reflection of our society and how we feel towards people who are different from us.

Me: Oh, sure.

Freddie: So, we have to change that within our society so that will be reflected in our police force.

Me: Do you feel like racism is super common among police officers?

Freddie: For some people, it is. A lot of it is rooted in fear. When the fear is gone, then all of those other things go away, too. So calling it racism or whatever, of course it’s valid.

Me: So you think racism is rampant among police officers as much as Black Lives Matter seem to think?

Freddie: Well, here’s the thing I gotta say. Sometimes the officers who are doing the shooting are black or of another race.

Me: Yeah.

Freddie: Ultimately, tactics create these scenarios for the police.

Me: What do you mean?

Freddie: The tactics they use [during arrests.] Sometimes that can amp things up. Also, a big part of it is the person’s class. Sometimes people, because of the way they dress or the way they carry themselves, they get labeled as lower class or there’s prejudice associated with that.

Me: Well, I think that’s what happened to Erik. He wore beat up old clothes and a wife-beater t-shirt and a grungy ball cap.

Robert: Yeah.

Erik: That certainly affects things, Mom.

Me (sadly): Mm.

Erik: I can’t tell you how many times I’d be with friends who had an older car, and then they’d get stopped.

Me: Yeah.

Erik: Like just because they had an old car with a dent in it.

Quick announcement: Raylene Nuances, one of my favorite mediums, wants to remind everyone that she’s accepting questions for Erik for monthly YouTubes, the first being mid to late January. She can only take a certain amount, so be sure you sign up ASAP. Some suggested questions (and this is just my opinion): 

  1. What is my spiritual mission?
  2. What other life most influences my current one?
  3. What is my life purpose?
  4. You can also ask about health, career, relationship issues, etc.
  5. Get Erik to get a message from your deceased loved one.
  6. Erik, can you get a message from my Higher Self?
  7. Erik, what advice do you have for me?
  8. What is the name of my guardian angel? What are the names of some of my spirit guides.
  9. Do the above have any messages or advice for me?
  10. You can ask about anything related to death, the afterlife, life as a spirit and bigger concepts.
  11. Erik, can you give me a message from Jesus/Mohammed/Buddha [insert your favorite spiritual/religious guru here.]

Here’s the information from Raylene:

We are now taking the $5 Ask Erik questions that will be channeled by Raylene. It’s $5 USD per question, which your payment and question can be sent to the following link:
Your questions will be answered through the Channeling Erik videos on YouTube starting in late January. If there are any concerns or issues please direct them to Raylene’s email at:
Until tomorrow, guys!

R.I.P. Freddie

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