Before we begin this typical Erik topic, I’d like to make a few announcements:
1) I’m very excited about the response to the San Diego event. If anyone has any questions, please ask them in the comment thread or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I know one reader asked about bringing children along. I’m not sure about the answer to that, but I bet there are age restrictions. I can forward Jamie’s assistant if you all want to email me your specific situation. Another reader asked how many would be in attendance. All I really know is that Jamie can’t take more than thirty. The main thing: It’s going to be a fun and life-changing experience. That’s the adjective that everyone seems to use after these events.
2) I’m almost finished transcribing the Buddha interview. Wow, how amazing it is. As soon as we interview a religious figure from one more faith, we’ll be able to make public all the YouTubes: Jesus, Moses, Buddha, etc. Words just don’t do them justice.
3) I spoke with Jamie today about the grieving parents session. She wants to keep the groups no larger than six or seven because she feels like more time is needed for parents to communicate with their sons and daughters. It’s so intimate and emotional. She’s also considering hosting such sessions every couple of weeks if there’s enough interest. Here are some questions you might consider asking:
a) Are you happy?
b) Who was there when you passed?
c) Do you have any messages for me, your siblings, girlfriend/boyfriend, etc.?
d) Was it your destiny to dies when and how you did? If so, why?
e) Was your death painful?
f) Did we have some spiritual contract and was if completed/honored?
g) Was there anything I could have done?
h) How can I best communicate with you?
i) How can I help you?
j) Have you been trying to communicate with me? If so, how?
k) Did you like your memorial service? What did you like about it?
l) Why did you do it? (if the death was by suicide)
m) Did we share a past life that most influenced the one we had this last life?
n) Was I a good mother/father?
o) Do you have a life’s work there?
p) Who are you with? Who do you hang out with?
q) Can you describe your afterlife?
r) Do you have a girlfriend/boyfriend?
s) What do you do for fun there?
t) When I grieve, is it sometimes because you are nearby?
I could go on and on. If I think of any other questions, I’ll let you know. If you think of questions, please feel free to make comments, because it will help those parents who grieve their loss. Now, let’s see what Erik has to say today. This came from a two-part question.
Me: Erik, your individuality is very much intact in the afterlife as is everyone we’ve interviewed. If you were to reincarnate back to the Earth as another person or individual, what happens to the current individuality? Is it replaced by your new, reincarnated identity?
Erik (in a smart ass, sugary tone): Tell the kind reader—
Jamie and I laugh hard.
Erik: Tell the kind reader—
Jamie: Oh, Erik! He’s being silly, okay? So—
Erik: —that my personality as Channeling Erik has become so big that no matter if I reincarnate or not, it won’t trump the mark of this personality that has been created.
Me: God, Erik! You sure are too big for your breeches, Mister Man! Maybe you need to be taken down a notch or two!
Jamie: That’s definitely how it sounds, how he’s coming out with it.
Erik: Think about it. We’ve had these other lifetimes, so those personalities, they’re not dead. Let’s just remember for a second –TIME IS NOT LINEAR.
Me: Right, right.
Erik: If time were linear, we truly would have an ending to what was created.
Me: Um hm.
Erik: But it’s not. Just because our souls divide as we have these lifetimes and these occurrences, right? That doesn’t mean that we are lesser than or that we’re getting smaller than our existence used to be. If I reincarnate, which has already been done, I already have future lives—if we’re looking at time as linear—and look, I’m still here.
Erik: I mean, it’s already happened! I’m still here!
Me: Are you reincarnated on Earth right now in terms of our linear existence on this plane—in our lifetime?
Erik: No, it won’t be in your lifetime.
Me: Okay, because if you were I’d try to track you down!
Erik: Punch it up!
(I have no idea what that means.)
We all laugh.
Me: When we pass over to the afterlife, are we able to interact with the souls and spirits of the various individuals we’ve been in the past?
Me: Okay. Amber wants to ask you this question, Erik: “My question for Erik would involve himself. He seems to have so very, very quickly freed himself up to do the sterling work”—I hope this doesn’t make you, you know, even more pompous than you already are! Are you pompous now, Erik, or are you still the humble Erik that I’ve always known?
Erik (laughing): No, no, no, no! I’m still humble. I just play the role of being pompous.
Me: Okay, good, good. Okay let’s see, “To do the sterling work for humanity and want to help his mom with her grief so that she can share this work with him. So, I just don’t know how it is. My dad went over two years ago and said that he was in the spirit world learning. I guess that someone like him, who didn’t believe in the afterlife, adjustment would be harder than for someone who did.” So, I guess she wants to know why you so quickly evolved to be this person doing all of this humanitarian work, and other people who have passed over haven’t evolved to that degree. I guess—
Erik: It was my purpose!
Me: Okay, so it was your purpose; other people have different purposes.
Erik: It was totally my path and my purpose, yeah. With some people, their path is a little more personal.
Erik: And with mine, it wasn’t. I didn’t want to be as quiet as when I was on Earth.
Me: Oh gosh, you were quiet.
(This is so true. While he was “alive”, Erik was so quiet, so under the radar and, well, invisible, really.)
Me: And of course there are probably countless others who are doing work on a grander scale like you, Erik.
Erik: Sure! Of course.
Me: Anything else on that?
Erik: I’m not a pompous asshole.
Me: Well that’s good to hear, Sweetie. I can’t imagine you being so, because you never ever were.