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 long hikes together, but we made up for it by being in a cozy cabin together in front of a roaring fire. Here are some more pics:
Enjoy today’s post!
Kim: Good morning!
Me: Hello. How are you doing?
Kim: Good. Finally got up and running.
We talked about how she had to go through several updates and restart her computer, and I told her that she must have a PC instead of a Mac.
Me: Well, hello, Erik. How are you doing?
Erik: Hello, Mom. I’m good.
Me: Good! I’m so glad. I want to talk about something that has always bothered me a lot, and a blog member brought it up. Our spiritual contract with Native Americans. It’s such a shameful part in our history. I have some Cherokee blood in me, myself, but I feel like what we did to them was horrible! What’s that all about?
Kim: I can relate. I have a lot of Cherokee in my family, too. There are a couple of angles he wants to take.
Erik: It depends on what perspective you take as far as saying, “What we did was terrible.” Even putting that judgment on it blocks your view and the ability to see the purpose behind it. No matter what we’re talking about, Mom, we’re always looking for the purpose and the growth from it. From your perspective, which many take, we consider it “horrible” for a few reasons. We’re thinking from a human standpoint, thinking from the mind instead of the heart. We are a people who believe that our views, our thoughts, our actions are right and take priority over those of others. The aggressive approach that we took was all about ego.
Kim (wincing): This might ruffle a few feathers.
Erik: There was, at that time and still is, a huge lack of openness to other cultures and perspectives as well as value and appreciation. Down to a minute level, to the level of self rather than the whole, cultural level, to believe that we’re right. Self is right. It depends on how you look at it. You can look at it from a cultural or community standpoint or a mankind standpoint, but we’re coming all the way down to the level of the individual where the individual believes in its own ego and that its ego is right and prioritized over other beliefs. The spiritual purpose is to first separate from ego. It’s almost like a lost cause, Mom. You have to get people to separate from their ego first, and that is hard because a lot of people don’t truly understand what ego is. Ego isn’t just a sense of self. So if we can first get people to understand where they’re acting, then they can separate from it enough to be open minded and respectful. It doesn’t matter what cultural traditions you practice, if you—
Kim: He kind of laughs. He has such a, his vibration is so simple today. This might sound strange, but it feels very thin, and he’s taking a very simple approach.
Erik: It doesn’t matter what cultural traditions you practice. You know, Mom, there is no right and wrong. It’s just different eyes looking for the same thing. So for us to go in and take over and to push our beliefs and even do different things to the land was very ego-driven, but it was also driven by fear. It was also very fear-based. But this kind of stuff happens all over the world.
Erik: It’s not just with Native Americans. It happens all over the world when one becomes so clouded with their ego that they believe that their beliefs, their traditions, their practices are right.
Me: Like the Jihadi.
Kim: Man, his approach today is so somber!
Erik: Mom, as long as we act in ego and believe our beliefs are right or best, we’ll never know world peace. You can’t truly operate in love and respect another because they’re different and respect them for their differences when we operate through the ego, and world peace can never happen, at least in our world.
Me: What about the fear? You said it was fear-based. What was the fear about?
Erik: I couple the fear with territorialism. “I have to mark my territory. I have to own.” So the actions were out of fear, needing to have the territory, needing to take over.
Erik: It doesn’t matter who you are. Anytime you see that drive or need to “own” or dominate a space, it’s fear driven, Mom, and it’s an illusion. To actually “own” land or take over other people all goes back to the ego.
Me: So it was basically a contract for us to learn how to separate from our egos? Is that what our spiritual contract with the Native Americans was about?
Erik: As a people. As mankind, not at the individual level. There’s a big difference, but again, whether it’s at the individual level of the level of a group of people, owning space, taking over, having ownership is just an illusion.
Me: What can we do about it. They have increased suicide rates, alcoholism, and, I mean, what can we do for the Native Americans now, and why is that all happening. Why are they struggling so? Answer that one first and then what we can do about it.
Erik: They feel as though it’s a lost cause. Mom, they operate from the heart space more than most, and when you are completely or at least more aligned with that heart space, that sacredness, there’s not a sense of ownership there but rather an understanding of what’s sacred. To them, they feel we’re so far gone from seeing and knowing what is sacred and keeping anything scared. They see us as very wasteful, as people of waste and convenience and superficiality, so they exist as they are in their culture without disruption or they’d rather not exist. They feel like it’s impossible for us to mesh.
Me: Oh, okay. Well, what can we do in a practical sense?
Kim: He’s showing an image of us nurturing their beliefs.
Erik: It’s very easy, Mom. It’s very simple. Keep an open heart and an open mind and show them that their ways are respected. But it’s also hard in a way because they live a slower lifestyle than we do. That makes it really hard to find a common ground.
Erik: This is especially true when you have two types of people that are hard headed. Both parties need to keep the traditions from getting in the way. Let the traditions fall away and find common ground like, “I’m a human; you’re a human. Let’s start over.”
You can still respect those traditions, though.
Erik: It’s hard because it’s embedded. It’s so thick on both sides, but it has to be mutual.
Kim: This is interesting.
Erik: It has to be mutual in that we need to nurture respect for their ways, but they have to do the same.
Kim: I don’t have a lot of knowledge about this. I live in a bubble, but he’s showing me that they’re not cooperative either, so it’s very, there’s no communication right now. There’s no will.
Me: Well, maybe all we can do in a practical sense is send them healing energy, white light.
Erik: Sometimes, Mom, even that might not work. Instead of sending THEM healing energy, send the cause healing energy. Send it to the collective awareness of it. If we constantly sit around and think, “It’s a horrible situation! It’s a horrible situation!” then you’re putting that energy into the situation.
Me: Yeah. So send light to the situation.
Erik: Yeah, Mom.
Me: Okay. That sounds great! Anything else you want to say before we go onto our next topic?
Erik (wagging his finger): Remember that your way isn’t the wrong way; your way isn’t the right way. It’s YOUR way. Your way is just your way.
Me: That’s right.
Kim: He’s asking people to neutralize and accept everybody for their differences. Man, his approach is interesting, today. He’s kind of shaking his head and giving off this sense of hopelessness.
Erik: There’s a huge chunk of people who want this peace, but there’s also a huge chunk of people who are so blinded by and sickened with their own ego.
Me: Yeah, that’s too bad. Well, we’ll let it end off on that very happy note! I’ll talk to you in a little bit!
Kim laughs and says goodbye.
Here’s a message from Alison and Kari about the upcoming U.K. Channeling Erik event! Sounds exciting!
What could be more exciting than a week in the company of your favourite spirit teachers and the shiny sisters?!! We are planning a whopping week of spirit fun and channelling in September 2017, in Farley. We have reserved the three cottages all on the same block and it is such a beautiful place to be, the energy is fantastic! Read on for all the info you need to join us. We will need a 50pound deposit to secure your accommodation as soon as possible! First come first serve for the places which will sell quickly – there are 19 places total available in the cottages and we need to fill all of them for this to go ahead. If we exceed that number then we will cross that bridge with accommodation when we come to it but for now let’s get the Farley Cottages booked in….read on <3 Please note that in the event we fill the cottages already reserved that the price may change if we have to outsource another cottage. Please email me for more details and how to book etc
Working Itinerary: Event Price is 150 + Accommodation
Meet n greet 4pm check in Friday the 15th September (Address of cottages will be released privately). Settle in then energy clearings of all three cottages and participants, BBQ and relax.
Saturday 16th: 9.30am opening chat and Kari’s meditation and Light Language session followed by channelling Prime Source energy approximately 2 to 3 hours, break for light refreshments (Michael, event husband) approximately 1 hour. Afternoon workshop on healing and mediation by Kari Mena. Kari will teach meditation techniques and how to create a healing environment for both yourself, your family and your pets – how to send healing. Alison can attune anyone who wants to be attuned to level 1, 2 or 3 (depending on what one’s level is currently at) Reiki with the aid of Reiki Spirit Master Dr Usui. End of session will be about 4pm
Sunday 17th: 9.30am Opening session with Kari expanding awareness mediation and LL then up to two hours semi-trance channelling with your favourite dude of all time, the man himself – Mr Erik Rune Medhus. Erik is great fun if you’ve not met him like this before then you’re in for a powerful treat. Have your topics ready to discuss aside from what Erik wants to talk about. Break for an hours light refreshment by our event husband extraordinaire Michael approximately 1 hour then afternoon workshops. You will need to bring with you a photo of a loved one and another item from a loved one, we will be helping you learn to use your intuition. Bring a notepad and pen to write things down with. We will also teach you to do intuitive readings in pairs. And if time permits some remote viewing exercises. Approximately finish at 4pm.
Monday 18th: Opening with Kari’s grounding meditations and LL. This is the channelling finale with your newfound meditation skills, the very high vibration we will all be channelling several Archangels who have agreed to participate in the heart squeezing exercises. AAs Michael, Raphael, Lucifer, Uriel and Gabriel all will come in for a short chat to the group – have your questions ready for them. Break for light Lunch approximately 1 hour then followed by Alison’s heart-centered meditation led by Kari where we invite the Archangels to squeeze some hearts. Time permitting we will do another workshop on energy and how to find Erik, our Andy and Archangels in the field outside with Divining Rods (weather permitting). Andy will be part of the whole event helping to prank us all.
Tuesday 19th: Opening meditation of Kari’s choice and LL followed by a Gallery reading assisted by Andy approximately 2 hours then lunch break for an hour then if we’re all not exhausted by then we can dig out the eboards and chat to some awesome family members. Last year Robin Williams was top billing!! Let’s invite him back again.
20th 21st we will go look for spirits among local castles but basically free to do as you would all like, if you want to have a short break from the group feel free to do your own thing, the last 3 days are free for all.
22nd 10am checking out for those still with us who haven’t already left.
That is one whopper of an event, packed with a great many things to help get you on your spiritual pathway. Please make your deposit and nominate either dbl or single from the availability to the PayPal Account on the booking form. Final payment due 8 weeks before the event. Payment for the event due 2 weeks before the event. Instalments welcome by arrangement.
Love form the Shiny Sisters
Alison Allan and Kari Mena