Ask Erik: Skoshi’s Questions

There is little I can say as a preamble except: Here are amazing answers for an amazing woman!

Skoshi’s Questions

I’m 63 and live in Spotsylvania. I have many heart birth defects, which I assume was planned and has to do with karma. Many years ago my cousins spent a lot of time and effort putting together our family history and they could find out nothing about Grandmother Stanley. (I also tried unsuccessfully later.) I don’t have her date or place of birth or death. Grandmother Stanley was my grandmother’s grandmother, and she was Native American, but that’s all we know about her. I assume Stanley was her last name, but I don’t know if it was her married name or the name her family was given by white settlers. My grandmother was born around 1900, so her grandmother must have been born around 1840, but that’s just a wild guess. I’m not surprised my cousins couldn’t find anything about her. I doubt very much that she was born in a hospital or had a birth certificate. I contacted Native Americans and researchers collecting Native DNA to see if they could test my blood to tell me which tribe I descended from, but they said they could not provide information that specific.

Whenever we asked our grandmother what tribe Grandmother Stanley was from, she said it used to be a shameful thing to have a Native American in the family, so it was never talked about (back when my grandmother was growing up, they never talked to children in any event!). I’ve always felt a connection with Grandmother Stanley. It’s inexplicable. I had a session with Sylvia Browne in 2004, and she said Grandmother Stanley was Sioux and a shaman. That seems very strange to me because to my knowledge my grandmother (Emma Rooney Sutter) and all my relatives were from Long Island. I don’t think there were Sioux on L.I. I also think of female shamans as very spiritually evolved, and can’t understand why she’d marry a white man.

My grandmother, obviously, was of Irish descent. In America and England back in the 1800s and 1900s, the Irish were considered to be lower class, dirty, drunks and were persecuted along with blacks and Native Americans. The family was actually very respectable, lithographers I understand.

Sorry for the long explanation, but I figured you’d better know some of the background. I’d like to know whatever Erik can find out about Grandmother Stanley. What tribe was she from? Was she a shaman? Why did she marry a white man? Where was she born? Did she or her family move to L.I. because of persecution? Did we have a connection when she was “alive”.

Both of my grandmothers, Emma Rooney Sutter and Catherine Bubb Neuburger, were wonderful, kind, generous women, and I’d like to send them my love. Any messages from my father or mother would be greatly appreciated. My mother (Phyllis Sutter Neuburger) was a very cruel woman who told lies about all her family members, wrecking havoc with my father, brother and me and causing her sisters to disown me and my brother. I’d like to know if she has a clue now that she’s discarnate as to the damage she did and what she has to say about it. She was 77 when she died here in Fredericksburg, VA on 8/4/05. She was a terrible racist to boot. It was fortunate for me that my father, Edward (died at the age of 58 on 7/11/81 in Oceanside, LI) considered everyone equal and I admired and imitated him. Was he standing at the foot of my bed after my last open heart surgery 2/26/04 (would have been his birthday) as I thought?

Channeling Transcript

Me: Okay, let’s see, the next one is…Oh, yeah! This lady is amazing! She’s so wise. Her name is Catherine, but she often goes by the name Cate. I know her by her screen name, Skoshi. Anyway, she’s 63 and lives in Spotsylvania, uh—I don’t know where that is, you know? Hm, what state is that in? Maybe New York? Well, she’s had a lot of heart defects and, as a result, has had to undergo many heart surgeries, has had some near death experiences. A long time ago, her cousins were trying to put together a family tree. Grandmother Stanley was her grandmother’s grandmother. All they know is that she was Native American. I think she was born around 1840. Can you contact Grandmother Stanley and ask her about her past?

Jamie (chuckling): One thing I could hear clearly is, “You said around 1840; it was 1843!”

Me: Oh, okay! Was it Grandmother Stanley correcting us?

Jamie: Yeah. I guess that would make her, what, three years younger than what we thought she was.

Erik: When you talk about the name, Stanley, it was given to her. That was not the name she was born with, and it wasn’t a married name.

Me: Oh, okay! I was going to ask you that! So what tribe is she from?

Erik: When you talk about tribes, it’s still in the north. It’s not in the southern states. Michigan, south Michigan, southeast Michigan.

Me: Um hm.

Erik: Is that where the Sioux were?

Me: It could be. I’m not sure.

Erik: Well, that’s what I’m hearing.

Me: Well, that’s what she got in a reading with Sylvia Browne. Was she anything special in that tribe like a shaman?

Erik: She says no, because she was a woman, but she knew quite a bit about plant life, about how to identify it, use it, eat it, grow it. She knew less about animals, you know, how to hunt, kill, skin, cook, things like that. She was more into plant life and speaking to the plants.

Me: Okay. So why does Cate have such a connection with her?

Erik; I love this. She says, “Because we have a bit of the same soul, a bit of the same purpose.” And they’re platonic soul mates, too.

Me: And what purpose is that?

Erik: To bring consciousness to a sleeping society.

Me: Oh!! Okay, so is she a guide for Cate?

Erik: Yes. And they’ve had many lives together as friends, mother/daughter, sisters, always as females. She says there’s much more power and creativity when you’re a female.

Me: Aw! Well, heck, yeah!

Jamie giggles in agreement.

Me: Why did Cate have to have so many heart problems and near death experiences?

Erik: To elevate her own consciousness so she could then elevate the consciousness of others.

Me: Okay.

Erik: Grandmother Stanley says you’re already channeling all this, Mom. You’re using logic to put it into words in your mind, but you’re channeling this information before you even get it.

Me: Oh, that feels like it, yeah.

Erik: I like the way she speaks. Very calm and really simple. Nothing is complex with her. You know how women’s voices are more high pitched? Hers is lower and it’s whole, like it comes from her whole cavity in her mouth.

Me: Wow! Now, does she have any messages for Cate?

Jamie (giggling as she talks to Grandmother Stanley): Really, that’s it?

Me: What’d she say?

Jamie: I hear, “Let’s party!” Maybe it means something more to Cate.

Me: Too funny! Let’s see, I think we have time for one more person. Let’s see. Oh, wait, I have a couple more questions from Cate. Uh, why did she marry a white man?

Erik: Two reasons: One, she fell in love with him and two, she knew she would be safe.

Me: Okay. Was she born in southern Michigan?

Erik: In that area, yes.

Me: Okay. Any connection between her and Cate while she was alive?

Erik: Huh?

Me: Oh, I mean, in that lifetime in the late 1800s, was Cate alive there with her in some way?

Erik: Yeah, they were female friends. It looks like they were about the same age, but Cate was Caucasian. Very close friends. Cate didn’t care about the whole race thing.

Me: Okay, that sounds like Cate. So why did they move to Long Island?

Erik: The family had to. It was to keep from getting persecuted. There was a lot of racial tensions and hate and fear toward the Native Americans where she was.

Me: Gosh, why are people so mean? Okay, she also wants to send her love to both her grandmothers, Emma and Katherine. They were both amazing, kind and generous women, apparently.

Erik: Done.

Me: She says any messages from her mother and father would be great. Her mother’s name is Phyllis and her father’s name is—

Jamie (laughing): Holy cow! I’m looking at Erik. He puts his hands up and says, “I’m not touching this one; you gotta talk directly with Phyllis. The mom is more of a character. Mom, you would just flip over her. You’d write a whole book about her.”

Me: Oh my God, is it a bad thing or a good thing.

Erik; Totally a bad thing. She is completely selfish. She admits that now. Okay, so she admits that she did everything out of selfish reasons.

Me: Yeah, well Cate did say she was cruel…a racist.

Erik: She played the victim for attention. You know that, “Oh how horrible for you!  How do you every handle it?” And she would just make up things to keep that going cuz even after one problem healed, she—

Me: She liked to create drama, huh?

Erik: Yes, because that’s the energy she knew how to feel good and accepted. That was her way to get praise. She learned that from her father’s mom.

Me: Wow. Okay, one last question: Her father, Edward, died at the age of 58 in Oceanside, Long Island. He considered everyone equal, unlike Phyllis. She wants to know if he was standing at the foot of her bed after her last open heart surgery on his birthday in 2004.

Erik: Yes.

Me: Any messages from him?

Erik: He’s actually sorry that you couldn’t sing “Happy Birthday!” He was really just there to make sure she got through her surgery.

Me: Aw, how sweet!

Skoshi’s Response

Wow.  It will take a lot to digest that. I’m going to do a lot of mulling things over.

My father was SUCH a big-hearted man. A real blessing considering my mother was so closed off and phony. A lot of my studying about human development was trying to figure out exactly what had gone wrong in her head. She got colon cancer at one point, and I had to go to a therapist because I figured I’d have to take care of her and wouldn’t be able to stand such close contact without being positively ill from abuse.

I really appreciate this Erik and Elisa. I look forward to reading the rest.  Can’t blame Erik at ALL for not wanting to get closer to her. She was SO toxic. I can remember her picking fights with my father about race and homosexuality…his heart was so expansive and she was so full of hate. – XOXO to you both

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  • Skoshi

    Wow! Thank you Elisa, Erik and Jamie! I have been meditating on it and thought I was Caucasian in that life. I’ll have to find out if we were friends before she left Michigan for LI or if we met once she got to LI. I have a picture in my mind of her leaving and me crying, which makes me think I lost close companionship with her when she moved to LI.

    I consider myself a dull person, not a partier at all, but since she and I both have the same mission and I get such intense joy when others make spiritual progress, it occurred to me when Grandmother Stanley says “Let’s party!” she means let’s help sleepy people awake. Hethyrre said I am correct in that, and GmS is raring to help; I just have to invite her “along”. YAAAYYYY.

    I wish I could have sung happy birthday to my Father. The second open heart surgery was on his birthday. I always wish him a happy birthday on what would have been his birthday, and sometimes I buy flowers and put them on the diningroom table and tell him they’re for him. Actually, I’ve felt his presence often since he died. He used to work till around midnight. Sometimes he’s stop on the way home and buy White Castle burgers and orange drinks for us, and he’d come into my room and sit on the edge of the bed and shake me awake and tell me to come out and eat with the family. For years at night I would feel the bottom of the bed go down as though someone were sitting on the end of the bed. Sylvia Browne said he liked to come visit me at 3 a.m., and that confirmed what I had been thinking.

    My father had his faults, of course, but I always knew he loved me, and that was very fortunate considering our mother’s personality.

    By the way, there were Sioux in Southern Michigan. My grandmother used to say Grandmother Stanley was Blackfoot, but for some reason the family always thought she was kidding. Researching recently, I found out the Blackfoot ARE Sioux! When I can afford it, I’ll have a private session and see if I can find out GmS’s real name.

    Thank you, Erik, for putting up with my mother! You are very generous to take all of us and our loved-ones on.

    • Oooo, I was worried you might be put off by the way Erik reacted to your mom. It sounded like she was too much for him to handle. 😉

  • Skoshi

    Not at all, Elisa. Unfortunately, he hit it right on the head. I was hoping she would have had more of an epiphany upon leaving her last incarnation, but apparently not. I used to think, we all do stupid things, so if my mother wanted to speak badly about people, she could have done it without telling lies and tripping herself up, but apparently stories had to be extreme to suit her. She may say she learned that tactic from her father’s mother, but I think that’s just trying to shift blame. She dug herself in deeper and deeper, and had lots of opportunities to gain wisdom and change her way of going through life when seeing all the harm caused by the havoc she caused. Human nature is stranger than fiction!

  • Epeavey

    Oh my gosh Skoshi! When you talked about your Native American Grandmother, I couldn’t believe it because I have one too. We don’t know her name…only that she also came from Michigan and she was the medicine healer in her tribe. She apparantly watched her entire tribe be massacred and she knew it was going to happen. In fact, she tried to warn them all, but to no avail. We found out about this “grandmother” of mine when my mom started having dreams about the massacre and some mediums told her she had a guide that was a great-grandmother. She has been a guide for her for many years (she has even been in her aura picture that my Mom had taken) and only until my daughter Emi was born (she is now 14 months) did she come to be either with me or with Emi, or both. In fact the circumstances around Emi’s birth are guite fascinating but long story short, Emi would not go into labor until Grandmother had helped my mom finish some things she needed to. The day before Emi was born, my Mom finished the “spiritual” job and was told that Grandmother would be leaving her to help someone else. My Mom said she grieved over that loss as if she had lost her sister or a child. My Mom then felt that before Emi could be born, Grandmother needed to be there at her birth. A few months later a medium told me that Grandmother was with us (I had given her no information about anything) and described her as being Native American. She told me that she was an extension of my higher self. This seemed to fit perfectly because I had always felt (and my Mom often said it) that I came here to help protect my mom during many things. She went through quite a lot with remembering things from her past and when she was pregnant with my twin brothers she was on bed rest for months. I would make sure there was dinner every night and that the house would be cleaned, at 11 years old. I never regretted anything, just knew my mom needed help. Long story short, the roles have finally reversed for us…it happened at the time that Emi was born and now my Mom is able to help be there for me in that same way.

    Sorry I am rambling but this is just so similar. I too am hoping to find out Grandmother’s name and learn how she is helping me. I was told that she would help me bring about healing modalities that were used in the Indian tribes. Being a doctor…I am so excited about this!!

    When I read this I even felt and wondered if there was some sort of a connection between you and I, if our Grandmother’s knew each other.

    So Amazing!!

    Much love!!

    Elisa

    • This is amazing! Talk about synchronicities! Maybe your grandmother is Grandmother Stanley too? That’d be too much of a coincidence, but I bet they knew each other!

  • Debbie B.

    …we are advised there are no “coincidences”…

  • Skoshi

    Epeavy – You noticed GmS said I felt so connected to her because we have “a bit of the same soul”?

    I’d be more surprised if we WEREN’T related than if we are. If you google Sioux, you’ll see how the Native Peoples came to the US from Asia, Tibet, Mongolia. I’ve had memories and information about a life in Mongolia before being to the US and knowing GmS. In the life in Mongolia, I was a man. He lived life “in his head” and wasn’t there emotionally for his family the way they needed him to be. Such a shame.

  • Skoshi

    By the way, Elisa, I think Erik was here earlier this evening. I was meditating and “saw” Erik in the room when my eyes were closed. He is tall!

    • He’s been very busy visiting you guys. He loves you all!

  • Jen

    I ran into the same problem going back in my ancestry. I had a horrible time finding information on my father’s side, but I do know that I had a grandmother who was a Blackfoot Indian. I was unable to find any records of her though and my uncle said it was because they refused to be “counted like cattle”. Amazing story, and I’m so happy that Skoshi got some answers. 🙂

  • Grady

    ahu – your grand greatmother’s birth name was Grace Willa White. Her home name was MorningStar and she was a very gifted medicine woman. she worked with nature not animals and continues to practice her medicine. you are correct. together you shake people out of their dream to be responsible for their native right to health.

  • Skoshi

    Thank you so much for your messages. I felt like I was being selfish asking about Grandmother Stanley when so many people have terrible pain around loss.

    Elisa, I thought of another name for consideration for the foundation. Because Erik is so busy visiting us and finding our loved ones and bringing them forward for us, and because you are just a non-stop ball of love! “Still Going Strong” It’s positive and it’s accurate.

    • Aw!!! Great idea! I like it! Positive, strength, hope, it’s all there.

  • Steve

    I would like to think the toxic mother that has now passed on has amended her ways on the other side.

    I often wonder about my passed on family members if they will still be the same when I greet them after death – gossipy, judgemental, what-not.

    • Steve, that would be an excellent question to ask!

  • Epeavey

    I am so intriqued and I wonder! As soon as a bit more income enters our lives (it is coming and flowing) I plan to get a session so I can learn more about her! So crazy too that they were both medicine women in their tribes. OMG…this is awesome!
    Grady…are you talking to Skoshi or me when you talk about her name being Grace Willa White? How do you know this? Sounds as if you are very gifted as well!
    I am on cloud nine right now! Amazing how the Universe brings us together!

  • Skoshi

    Grady, I was so flabbergasted when I read your post that I was speechless. How did you come by this information? Did you channel it or have you got access to Native records?

  • Shawna

    Hi All! Thanks for sharing Skoshi. I really enjoyed it and Erik’s answers. I feel like I got to know you a lot better and also think very highly of you and your input on this site. It’s a shame that some of our ancestors were ashamed of being Native Americans. My great-grandmother had some Cherokee Indian in her but she never wanted to talk about it and I didn’t understand why so this kind of explained that for me. I have always been proud that I have some Indian in me and also Irish and German…what a combination. lol And who knows what else. I was thinking that maybe your mother was a type of spiritual student/teacher for you and your father. You learned from her what you didn’t want to be like (so in that way she was a teacher and a good one)and your father modeled for her and you the best he could how to be loving. Sometimes I think we pick these types of characters to help us evolve in a way even though it seems painful and we really can’t stand there energy or being around them. Wow-that just made me think of a few. lol
    You were very blessed to have a such a cool spirit guide your Grandmother Stanley. I think ya’ll are both very spiritually evolved women! Love it girlfriend- Wake up and Let’s get this Party started!!! 😉
    Love & Light,
    Shawna
    P.S. I just came back from a cruise went to Cozumel and Progreso Mexico had a blast but I’m still feelin’ a bit rocky so I hope this makes some sense. I partied a little bit too much. lol 🙂

  • Skoshi

    Thank you, Shawna. Your message made perfect sense and contained a lot of wisdom.

    Unfortunately, not only have Native Americans been persecuted, but they’re still getting a bad deal. The Federal government has broken treaty after treaty and not lived up to its side of already very bad bargains. I believe it’s the Department of the Interior that’s supposed to be managing monies on their behalf and reimbursing them for losses, and Courts keep confirming that they’re failing miserably. Of course, money can’t really make up for lives destroyed.

    I too am a “Heinz 57 Variety”…English, Irish, German, French, Dutch, and Native American! The Irish and Native Americans were considered to be less than human; and the German, French and Dutch were colonialists! I’m lucky to have had two wonderful grandmothers and a father, all of whom had their acts together when it comes to recognizing the equality of all people.

  • Tiffany

    Wow people, this is pretty darn “universal” meaning, the universe is at work! Knowing the details of Epeavey in person and now the same mystery that Skoshi is apart of, can’t simply be for not. Like Debbie said, there are no coincidences! I got goosebumps reading the parallels. There is lots of work to be done ladies!