Healing

Hey all. I hear some of the links are broken! Are you all having trouble with them? Which ones are they? Sigh. We’ve had some problems having posts go to archive, and I think that all happened after the most recent WordPress update. 

Since I won’t be posting over these holidays (both Thursday and Friday), I want to take the opportunity to tell you all I’m so thankful to have you as my friends. You’ve gotten me through some really rough patches, and for that, I’m grateful. I wish you all a Thanksgiving full of grateful reflection and love. 

Enjoy this as always amazing post from Kate!

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Erik, my most excellent homeboy!  What is goin’ on?

Kate, you forgot to take out the garbage this morning.

(I do a double-check to make sure that’s not my brain intruding on the space.)

Naw, I had to get that out of the way so there’s room in here.  F the garbage!  You worry so much – I had to make some damn brain space by getting this out of the way!

Huh, I didn’t realize I still had that in the back of my head.  It’s too late to do anything about it now.  Erik persists in fussing around – tells me to get a sweater then tells me to get a drink of water, then eat something.  I’m still half-asleep this morning and I guess I’m disconnected from what my body needs / wants.

Coffee f’s you up too.  (I have had a lot of coffee this morning.)  Feels like I’m sitting on a jackhammer!  Aren’t you hippies supposed to be drinking green tea?  It’s much better for you.  Keeps the wrinkles away! 

Erik asks me to share what I’m doing right now to make the connection with him stronger – I hum.  Humming is a great way for me to control my frequency.  When I hum, it feels like I’m taking chaotic static and getting all the little atoms to calm down and work together.

Erik says, Yeah, it’s like you have a huge crowd at a Weird Al concert.  Everyone’s going nuts (shows me a packed amphitheatre and the general static crackle of the vast crowd cheering and applauding.)  When you add music, (Shows how the crowd immediately synchronizes and starts clapping in unison along with the beat and swaying in unison.)  It’s the same thing on an atomic / electrical level, you’re synchronizing all the energy waves so they can build on the power rather than cancel each other out.  It’s like a pace-maker for your whole body.

 I also find it helpful to change the note I’m humming to a lower frequency if I’m trying to ground or calm myself or my environment, and to hum a rising series of notes if I’m trying to establish or strengthen the connection between myself and a spirit who’s coming through at a very high frequency.  Sometimes I can’t even perceive certain spirits until I’ve done this humming a few times.

Sound therapy is underrated, and it’s REALLY useful.  It’s useful in processing trauma, like for post traumatic stress disorder.  And it’s most useful if you’re sitting in water, like a swimming pool or a bath tub.  Some dudes will feel better if they’re doing laps in a swimming pool and hum with every breath they push out under water.  Some women are gonna feel better if they’re humming in a bubble bath.  It just depends on who you are – some people need to combine physical activity with humming to really get the full benefit.

It’s so important to understand how to heal yourself. 

I sit in silent agreement with Erik for a few moments, feeling the weight of this last statement.

You remember how I was saying that sometimes it has to get worse before it gets better?  Sometimes when you’re fixing something in your life, like a relationship or a shitty job, sometimes you have to like, (ewwww he shows me lancing a boil) and it gets smelly and messy and looks so much worse before it actually starts to heal? 

Let me see if I can find that past entry… right, it was the Rut Busting entry: http://www.channelingerik.com/rut-busting/

Here’s the paragraph he wants:

* It  might look like things are getting WORSE for a while because that’s what it feels like for a second when you stop hiding from the flying shit and just face it.  BUT!  Once you nut up and face it, you can at least start taking steps out of the spray. *

It’s like that with more than money, it can be like that with health too, especially if you’re trying to break a negative cycle.  Like, say you’re a control freak… (he cocks his eyebrows at me significantly and takes a looooong pause, like “this one’s for YOU KATE!”) it really sucks to stop controlling things so much and watch shit fall apart that you KNEW you were holding together with your SHEER WILL and SUPERWOMAN ORGANIZATION!  But if it’s making you sick, you can’t afford to be that organized, sorry!  You just have to watch it fall apart and then realize!  (he gasps and makes this histrionic OH MY GOD face) THE WORLD DIDN’T END WHEN YOU STOPPED TRYING TO CONTROL IT.

That’s just an example, I’m not tryin’ to pick on you, Kate.  (winks)

Physical health though, for the majority of people who weren’t born with a major health issue as part of their Life Challenge! (He says it like it’s a game show.) The vast majority of people have potentially healthy bodies.  Let’s put it this way:  If you’re getting up out of bed and going to work every day and you have a social life, there is NO REASON you can’t be as healthy as possible.  But it’s tough to make a change ‘cause you’re in this fix for a fuckin’ reason.

(Back to 80s gym bunny Erik with magenta bicycle shorts, sleeveless muscle shirt with an alarming quantity of chest hair, and a terri-cloth head band.)  He’s doing jumping jacks that are extra-bouncy, and he wouldn’t say anything until I wrote about his jumping jacks.  And his smelly armpits, gawd Erik!

I’m the new Old Spice Guy.  Now I’m riding a horse!

Why am I riding a horse?  Because it’s grounding!  Kate, you’re the best one to talk about animal partnerships in our healing.  GO!

Okay, I’ve put a lot of thought and conversation into this over the years.  Oh, I want to give a shout out to these people, who regularly partner with animals in healing:  http://www.reikifurbabies.com/

You would be surprised how much work our household pets and plants do to help us heal and stay healthy.  Often our animals are our first line of defense against malevolent energies, in grounding whatever craziness we may have picked up throughout the day and brought home, even in taking on or mirroring our own physical ailments.  All of our pets love us and love is automatically, reflexively healing and grounding, but some of them take it a lot further than that.

Some animals even devote their whole lives to healing, like these guys:  http://providence.bc.ca/  This is one of my favourite places on Vancouver Island – every human, every animal, every blade of grass has a healing orientation.  The place is enchanted.

I’d like to draw particular attention to the horses of the therapeutic riding program:  http://www.ctra.ca/ which operates out of Providence farm.  If you don’t know what therapeutic horseback riding or hippotherapy is, check it out and be amazed: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hippotherapy

Erik says, even the horses in the races are teaching humanity.  Humans wouldn’t have survived on earth without horses. 

That’s a broad statement – we really would’ve died out without them?

Yeah, because horses were the first willing partners with humans.  (I ask him about dogs – I thought I read somewhere that dogs were found to be buried ceremonially with people before the known archeological evidence we have of people working with horses.)   No, it was horses before dogs.  We didn’t saddle / bridle horses for a long time – hey you don’t have to believe me!  (My brain is busy sifting through all the information I’ve absorbed over the years, because this doesn’t make sense to me right now.  Oh well, I’ll figure it out later.)

See horses and dogs and cats and cattle and all these other animals that have “been domesticated” by humans are really participating in a grand (evolution / expansion).  They’re all these little compasses that just naturally want to attune, mellow and move the direction of expansion (forward / outward.)

Erik, I didn’t quite get what you meant by the direction of the expansion.  Expansion / growth / learning is all expansion, right?

Yeah but you’re always moving towards or away from love.  Domesticated animals are always pushing humanity towards love, no matter what they’re doing.  If they’re cows sent to slaughter, if they’re race horses with short lives or if they’re a 20 year wise old shih-tzu, (shows me leaning) they’re leaning towards love just like plants find the light. 

(Shows me some potato seedlings that I put in a drawer and forgot about – a year later they had sprouted, pushed the drawer open with their stems and grown leaves.)

But how fair is it to lean on your pet for all your healing?  They can do a much better job if you are actually putting time and thought into it yourself.  They can do surface damage control, but the real healing and the real change is something We The People (Americaaaaa!) have to do for ourselves. 

So…. How?

How should people heal themselves?  Yeah, what do you suggest?

(points to his mouth) You gotta use this thing, it’s your first line of defense.  Use it to say no or to ask for help when you need it.  Use it to speak out when you see something wrong ‘cause seeing harm come to others hurts us on the inside – we take that damage on empathetically, so you need to speak

You know how you hear this terrible news story, and it’s so terrible you just HAVE to tell someone else about it?  Part of why you just have to talk about something bad that happened is speaking about it is a way of partially healing it.  It comes back to voice and sound, vibration again.  Those noises you make with your flapper MATTERS.

I take a second to poke Erik teasingly about the sheer quantity of cursing he does.  He replies, Yeah but when I do it, it’s *funny*! 

Speaking is also a way of perpetuating / spreading crap, so it’s important to think about how you talk about shit; avoid just smearing the shit around and actually create some healing energy.  (He pokes at me to explain animal communication, because he’s saying it’s applicable to what he’s talking about.)

Erik’s talking about how, when communicating with a dog for example, it’s better to think in terms of what you want.  If your dog is jumping up on people when they come into your house, what you want to say in your head is “Stay down” while clearly picturing the dog with all fours on the ground while calmly wagging his tail and greeting people.  What is confusing to the dog is if you say, “Don’t jump!” or you say “Off / Down / Sit!” with your words while you’re thinking “Oh no, he’s jumping again, I knew he would jump again, he always JUMPS!”  The dog is going to be confused by the message you’re sending with your thoughts vs. the message you’re saying with your words.  And that’s before we start thinking about how you’re communicating with your body – I could go on and on about animal communication, but I hit the point Erik was after.

Yeah, the big difference is between “Don’t Jump!” and “Stay down.” Just even feel the difference – say it out loud, right now!  Even saying the words with no dog around affects how YOU FEEL. 

 Watch how you’re reacting to a news story, or to something in your life.  Are you saying in your head, “That shouldn’t have happened.  Why do bad things always happen?”  It’s extra work to train yourself to think differently, like, “Hmm, why did that happen?  What can we learn?  Is someone helping?  What have we learned?”  Sometimes you really have to look and think about it before you can figure out a Mary Sunshine way of looking at things.

But that’s one of the reasons animals are so great at gravitating towards love, because they don’t think about things like, “That shouldn’t have happened.”  They’re looking at what is, most of the time.  And they’re thinking about the next immediate thing.  In that way, your pet is like a zen / reiki master!

Erik ends this session by offering me a dog treat and saying SPEAK!

Kate Sitka is a spirit medium and animal communicator located in Tofino, BC.  To learn more about her and her work, please visit her professional website: tofinopsychic.com and her personal blog: psychicintraining.com

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  • cristina

    ” your pet is like a zen / reiki master!” <3

  • Chris Scardino

    I love animals! Actually I’m not crazy about raccoons because they act like they’re hot shit…and the squirrels that antagonize other animals like dogs – or animals that run out in front of a car, or even someone walking instead of just waiting for the person to pass. I think Florida drivers are influenced by squirrels.

    • Judith

      Hilarious, thanks for the laugh Chris!

  • Judith

    I took in my mother’s cat after she and my step-father died (six months later), she has so much love, it’s like she’s obsessed with me, very comforting to have her and I now think I understand why my mother wanted to get this kitten so late in life.

  • Bootsctr

    My son sent me a baby chick. Amazing story. Her name is Peeps.

    • What’s the story?

      • Bootsctr

        I had a mother hen who had been sitting on her clutch of eggs for almost 21 days (time it takes for an chicken egg to hatch). Went to check on her one morning and chicken snake had killed her – strangled her. Tried to swallow her actually, but she was too big. All the eggs were gone. Greedy snake had eaten all the eggs. . . . or so I thought. Next morning I go out to let my hens out as usual and I hear the slightest little peep. I checked the area where the mother hen had been sitting on her eggs and there was a lone little chick, still a little damp and very cold of course. Brought her in and put her on a heating pad and expected her to die before the day was out. Surprise! She didn’t. She has thrived and I think my son, Cole, sent her to me. He knew how much I loved my chickens and I had been very sad as of late and I think he did not want me to be sad so he arranged for me to have Peeps! Thanks for asking. I’m reading you and Erik’s book. Will post review on Amazon when I’m through reading. It is a lot of information for me to soak in, but I’m getting there. Just want to say thanks for being there. Somehow I think my son arranged me to hear you Fox & Friends and hear Erik’s story. It’s helping, but still a huge hole in my heart. : ) I know you understand.

      • Aww, you’re sweet! I’m sure you were nudged here for a reason. Probably Cole had something to do with it! Thanks for the wonderful and uplifting story.

  • Boone

    Hello Elisa, I may have been punked by the Supreme Punker…. more on that at the end. I feel that heartfelt condolences are in order but that may be unnecessary due to daily communication with your son on the other side. My condolences. What mother would not give anything for that privilege. I cannot express in words how much I appreciate your/OUR connection with Erik. I have been devouring Erik’s communication for the past two weeks. My wife and I have been grieving over the passing of a family companion who crossed about six weeks ago. Many years ago I was on a quest for enlightenment but lost interest due to ego starting to take a strong hold in the New Age community. We are ALL equal. IMHO, a sure sign of enlightenment is a base sense of humility. My hats off to you Elisa, your family and channeler’s…..humility and groundedness abound here at CErik!!!!! Excuse me for getting sidetracked, back to the point of writing. Recently I re read my Robert A Monroe and William Bulhman books etc…… refreshing my memory the protocol for induced OBE and also how to safely navigate the planes in hopes of connecting with our cherished feline companion, Rascal. It was strange how I stumbled upon you and your sons book. After reading the book I made it over to the blog, subscribed and started reading the archives. Erik was talking about all of the people he would like to help in a post. I thought that maybe it was a stretch to ask for help being such a recent follower……or one of the multitude for that matter. I thought at least a prank would be great if his workload allowed. I asked the jokester for a prank. Days later I sat down for the evening CE reading and out of the blue the page went blank white. I tried to click on ANYTHING, even the home page went white and blank. This lasted until next day. It happened on 11/26/13 around 10:18 or 10:19 pm EST. Did your website crash at that time? I immediately went to to other sites and they loaded fine……went back to CE and blank white for the duration of the evening. Maybe it was our lighthearted enlightened one……that’s a mouthful. Anyway, I can’t express how heartwarming it is to see Erik, you and staff having followers around the globe. The Shift moves into a higher gear . ( that one may have pegged the corny meter) Each of you are bursting with pride of the other and for good reason!! I have to mention , seeing Erik’s photos and reading about him hits a nerve with me. I had a VERY tough childhood similar to his and share/shared the same interests. I thought about checking out on plenty of occasions but never had the guts ( or balls as Erik would put it). Anyway, I did not intend to share anything about myself in this post…… it surfaced for some reason. Thanks again for your efforts and I look forward to hearing any insight as to what made the site take a poop (shit Erik?) on me that evening. I wish peace to you and endless energy fueling your quest of proding us all to…………….remember. Lastly, thank you Erik for focusing on helping the rest of us still asleep start to wake. Your devotion and selflessness is very much appreciated and must make your family proud. Sincerely , Michael G.

  • Michael this is so Erik. Sometimes he’ll just put the CE homepage up on the screen of someone who’s never heard of the site. One time he had a woman’s screen show moving pencils. Later the woman found her calling as a writer. One lady, Who lost her son like I did, pay back their concession determine to kill her self. Before she did she had the urge to go to her computer and type in my son is dead. Up comes Channeling Erik. I don’t think the site has had any crashes in at least two years maybe even more. As far as his workload is concerned, he is able to divide himself probably infinitely to do the work he is doing now.
    Glad you’re here and that you have reawakened your spiritual journey!

    • Boone

      Thanks for the kind thoughts. I now have a prankster. Pretty cool having a world famous joker/author stopping by! CE blanked out again last evening as I was typing my initial comment to you. More comments to follow……. Ps -are you still offering conference calls ? If not, can you recommend a trusted medium that you have worked with? I am interested in a higher self connection , past life regression and animal communication . Have a great day. Michael

      • Yeah Jamie and Erik do them all the time. They have one this Friday but it might be full. Just go to withloveandlight.com then Personal Growth. And world famous? You’re funny!

  • rsandga

    i dunno if its been asked yet but do you think Jaime could channel Bruce Lee?

    • I had him on my list, but my publicist said no channeling celebs. The media would tear me up and spit me out.

      • rsandga

        Makes sense, I supposed that window was bound to close sometime 🙁

  • Maya

    Hi Elisa,

    OK, these are my ideas to get over thanksgiving blues. Emotion vs. logic. (I know if I were in your shoes, I won’t do better than you. Sometimes I feel I have to ‘take a leap of faith’ before posting. If you think this is too silly, you can forget it 🙂 ). Emotion is there, but let’s balance it with logic. Let’s bring logic to the surface.

    Scenario 1:
    Thanksgiving 2013. Erik is still alive. Then he would be 23. He was sitting on his chair. But… at this time maybe his bipolar was gettting worse, to the extreme level and almost crazy. He came to the dinner upset. He gets angry easily, get irritated more. He yelled and scream, everyone’s fighting. Turkey’s on the floor, gravy was spilled. Erik and some people leave the room angrily.
    Then you’re sitting in front of table, palm on chin, wonders what supposed to be a happy day became a unhappy day. You wonder why it cannot be like 15 years ago…

    Scenario 2:
    Then, a genie pops up and granted your wish. Suddenly puff, it became 15 years ago. 8 year old Erik pops up, your other little children also pops up. You and Mr. Elisa were younger and having a turkey dinner in the exact same settings. Every one was happy. But then you thought, “why am I repeating all of these? Every one (in the world) young once. Why do I want Erik to be 8 year old twice? This is same like someone who never grows up. I don’t want this…

    Scenario 3:
    Thanksgiving 2013. Erik took his own life. You are looking at his empty chair with teary eyes. Heartache. You want him to sit there.
    But wait… maybe he is sitting there. You just cannot see him.
    If you want him to sit there on his chair on Thanksgiving dinner, maybe you should pretend that he is sitting there. You serve dinner on his table. People think you are crazy. But you don’t care, you don’t let other’s opinion shaken your faith.
    Then you remember, chinese people also have an altar for their deceased family members or ancestors. They serve food for the ghost. Eventhough it doesn’t make sense to most poeple long time ago, but then you realize, after all you are not weird at all.
    Then you kept pretending he’s sitting on his chair, then slowly it opens your third eye and your heart chakra. You really able to feel his presence, then eventually see him sitting smirking with your mind’s eye.
    Suddenly you feel different, because you know from now on, for the next Thanksgiving, things will be different. You know you are not alone and Erik is always present. The chair maybe empty, but your feeling is not.

  • That’s my feeling, too. We always place his framed photo at his place. Still, there’s always that undercurrent of wishing. But, yeah, I do feel his presence in those moments.

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