I got back from Norway last night and had such a great time. I missed you guys and am ready to hit the ground running. Today, the spotlight turns on Erik, the woo-woo guru himself. I got to thinking: I ask him questions about death, the afterlife, spirits and the human experience, but I rarely ask about him, personally. This two-part post will keep us up to date on his personal growth in the afterlife. Enjoy.
Me: All right, Erik. Let’s talk about you. I haven’t really spent a lot of time talking about you and your growth over there.
Erik (chuckling): Just like we don’t spend a lot of time talking about you and your growth over there?
Me: Oh, well that’s true, but now it’s your turn.
Jamie (laughing): He totally just turned the tables. That was funny.
Jamie: He just rearranged himself in the chair. He’s sitting sideways in the chair with his legs over the armrest and his back against the other armrest.
Me: Mm hm.
Erik: The work I’m doing over there, I think you can tell that it’s been pretty damn steady.
Me: Mm hm!
Erik: I’ve been thinking a lot about the transition from small to big, and it got me into wondering what is organic and what is manmade or if is there any different between the two. So that’s what I’ve been diving into—understanding the design of determination and free will, because those two can easily feed off of each other. I’ve been sitting back and watching people’s lives—not just people’s lives on Earth, but people’s lives where I am—and, when you start to help people on Earth, there’s a spoken rule and an unspoken rule. You know those things.
Me: Oh, yeah.
Erik: The spoken rule is that—
Jamie laughs at what he just said.
Erik: —you cannot fuck with people’s lives.
Me: And the unspoken rule is you can do it as long as nobody finds out!
Jamie cracks up.
Erik: The unspoken rule is that, you know, giving influence, influences are accepted, but we don’t ever talk about doing it in spirit. And that kind of influence is to help that person reach their goal I guess what you might consider quicker or in a timely fashion, or something like that. But we’re really not supposed to be that. We’re almost like these people who become teachers. We’re just trying to participate without trying to get involved. It’s really fucking hard sometimes.
Me: Yeah. I bet.
Erik: And I noticed it’s so fucked up because the blog is like that, too. Everything that you’re doing is wanting to participate but not get involved, right? Cuz you can’t get involved in someone’s life. It’s gotta be their choice, their doing, their own strength guiding them, but at the same time, we all want to participate in it. There’s such a fine line. It kind of fucks with my head sometimes.
Me: I bet it’s difficult.
It reminds me of how hard it was for me to stand by and watch my kids doing homework without jumping in. (Although if it was past 4th grade level, I’d probably have done more harm that good if I did)
Me: So, do you try to influence people who are instrumental to our success?
Erik: Yeah. I just get them to notice the name more or come across it more often, like coincidences.
Me: So, that’s probably participation instead of involvement. I think I understand.
Erik: Yeah. It’s kind of like those influences can do something but not get in their way and say, “This is what you’re going to do.” You can’t control anybody.
Me: Mm hm.
Erik: And then the last—
Jamie (to Erik): In Earth time, Erik. Earth time.
Erik: In the last two months, I’ve been thinking about Mother’s Day.
Jamie (clearly touched): Aw, that’s cute.
Erik: Cuz I know how empowered you are by, you know, being a great mom, and so I’ve been thinking about it, because I wanted to see what I could do for you, and I’ve decided that everything I’ve done for you so far has been great, but I still feel like we’re in the same boat.
Jamie (whispering to herself): In the same boat.
Jamie: He’s pausing.
Erik: You know. In the same position we were in before I left. And I want more from that. What I figured out—what I really want—I’ve gotten for myself. You know, I understand what the pain was and what life was, and I see it differently. That’s helped me, but I want you to really see.
Me: To see what?
Erik: Not what I’ve gone through. I want you to really heal from what happened, and um—
Jamie: He’s pausing again.
Jamie: He won’t let me see his face. He’s got his hat on today, and he’s got it pulled down so I can’t really make eye contact with him. I can just kind of see his jawline.
Erik: Well, I know that—first off, let me just say I’m not going anywhere. This is not a goodbye talk. That’s bullshit.
Me: Oh god. Don’t even think about it.
Erik: But I wanna say that when people on Earth experience that loss of someone, they experience the absence of them, and I’m concerned that I’ve never given you the absence for you to finish your grieving.
Erik: So, the Mother’s Day gift I decided to give you is to help you heal, and I started working on you at night. I’ve started inviting people to come help you. There are all of these crazy highs and lows energetically in you. There are these emotions that are kind of stored off in these random places. Now that I’m starting to understand better what peace feels like and, I don’t know, I guess you can call balance or something—
Me: Mm hm.
Erik: —I realized that I used to do my emotions like that like kind of tighten ‘em up and ball ‘em up and put them in random fucking places.
Me: Like compartmentalizing them?
Erik: Yeah, kind of.
Erik: And that was really the first time I saw it in you.
Jamie: He’s quiet. And?
Jamie: I’m just asking him, ‘What’s your overall point?’ cuz he’s getting stuck on his words.
Erik (chuckling): I’m not a fucking poet, Jamie!
Me (laughing): That is true! You have many talents, but that’s not one of them!
Erik: I’m just trying to say that I wanna help you heal, and I don’t know how. I feel a bit paralyzed in this situation, because I know I’m a part of it, but once–
Jamie: He stopped and goes, “I don’t fucking know!”
Jamie (to Erik): You do! Just deliver it flat.
(Very long pause)
Jamie (to Erik): What’s the concern, then, Erik?
Me: I feel great! Of course I have my days, but they’re not as bad as they were before. I’m-I’m-I’m functioning quite well.
Jamie (chuckling): Functioning. He—(to Erik) Don’t. Oh my gosh. He says, “I’ll shut up, then,” and I was like, ‘No! No, don’t.’
Erik: I can see ways how you can be better, but I can’t do it for you. I’ll just say if you ever figure out how I can help you heal more from this, you let me know.
Me: Well, you just have to be patient, Erik. It’ll all happen in due time. All of this is part of my healing. Also, self-reflection, inner reflection, etc. You just have to be patient with me. It’s going to happen. Don’t worry about me. I’m strong and persistent.
Jamie listens to Erik.
Jamie: Bla-la-la-la-la. He’s talking fast.
Erik: What if when it gets really big—when this all blows up and you have to fucking sit down and tell the story again and again and again? What the fuck is that about?
Me: What do you mean?
Jamie (to Erik): Yeah. What do you mean? What story?
Me: Our story. The story of his death. But what do you mean? What’s that about?
Erik: I just don’t think you should have to say it again and again and again.
Me: Of course I’m going to have to for every place I go. On the media tour for the book? Is that what you’re talking about?
Me: Well what am I going to do, sit on the next couch and say, ‘I’ve already told the story on Good Morning America, so watch the tapes.’
Me: I mean, I can’t do that. As painful as it may be, I have to.
Erik: I would—
Jamie (giggling): He’s getting so flustered with himself.
Erik: I just want you to be in the right state of mind. I want you to feel really empowered by talking about it, and I don’t want it ever to hurt you again.
Me: Oh, do you think I’m going to just break down in tears when I get up there?
Erik: I don’t care about the tears. That’s going to happen. But sometimes—
Jamie: He just changed his tone and posture. His feet are on the ground; his elbows are on his knees.
Erik: Listen. What I mean is when a human thinks about one thing again and again and again and again, it doesn’t leave room for any other thoughts, and I just don’t want the media to hound you to tell the story over and over so that it doesn’t leave you any fucking room for any other thoughts. I don’t want you to lose your mind over it. I want your mind to be really, really healthy and strong before you have to do this, so, I don’t know, is there some kind of fucking exercise you can do? Lift some weights with your brain or—
Me: No, I just, I don’t know. (Laughing) I’m not going to do any exercise, I’ll tell you that!
Jamie cracks up.
Me: Forget about it. I don’t have time for it. But it’s okay. I’m not going to be under the media microscope all the time. I’ll have time set aside for myself.
Erik: Okay, make a promise then. For every hour that you invest into the Channeling Erik name, media, career, whatever you wanna call it, you take an hour away from it. And sleep is not included!
Me: Aw, I love sleeping. No, I sleep normally.
Erik: No, sleep is out of it. I’m talking about awake hours.
Me: Oh, okay.
Erik: You put one hour for writing the blog, then I want you to put one hour drinking coffee and being by the pool.
That’s exactly what I try to do every morning.
I have great news! Jamie is trance channeling Erik this weekend for a full 90 minutes! It will be on Saturday, August 17 from 10-11:30am EST. Don’t miss it because it’s so, so fun. You know Erik; he’s a real cut up. Plus he shares so much valuable insight that you can apply to many aspects of your life. You can ask him questions, too. What a treat! The direct link to register is here: CLICK HERE
The journey on which you’re about to embark will take you through stories that are deeply personal and involves a relationship between a mother and her son.
As a physician raised by two atheists, I had no personal belief system about life after death. In a word, I was a confirmed skeptic. As my journey progressed, my mind opened. It is my sincerest hope that yours will open as well and that you will have a greater understanding of your own life and what’s to come ahead.
Although Erik sometimes paints a rosy picture of the afterlife, time and time again he stresses that suicide is not the answer to one’s problems. If you struggle, please understand that the information in my blog and my book is no substitute for professional help. Please click here for a list of resources for help when you find yourself considering taking your own life. Know that they are readily available when you feel that hopelessness and despair that many of us feel from time to time in our lives.
I refuse all donations and ad revenue on the blog. It is my dream to one day establish a nonprofit organization that delivers a variety of spiritual services for those who have lost loved ones to suicide and cannot afford that assistance on their own. It’s a mission of love, sacrifice, and dedication.
Love and light,