Helping Those Who Want Out

Here’s some advice from Erik that comes from a channeling session this past summer:

Jamie: You know, your boy and I have been having some talks.

Me: Oh really? Tell me, tell me!

Jamie: Yeah, I got two emails asking him to hold back on the F#@*#s. And I said ‘I told you! I told you!’

Me: Uh oh! But it’s so hard for him!

Jamie: And he goes, “Naw, I swear I’m not trying to force them out! They drop like bombs!” So, I go, ‘Well maybe pull back on the bombs!’

Me: Yeah, I know! He’ll do the best he can, I’m sure. It must be hard, though, because that’s the way he’s talked all of his life. Well, not all his life!

Erik: That would be sharp, Mom. As a baby, cussing it up?

Me: So, how are you, Erik?

Jamie: He is really happy today! Joyful.

Me: Oh, good!

Jamie: He’s saying how much he loves you, and everything is going really well.

Me: Oh, Michelle is here; she says hi.

Erik (chuckling): Oh, now she’s trying to get on my good side?        

Me (laughing): How cute! Sibling rivalry never ends. Hey, Erik, a lot of people want to know if we can start a chat room so we can chat online with you. I would think that would take a lot of energy!

Erik: So, what, we would just get on at a certain hour and chat?

Me: Yeah.

Erik: What is that really going to achieve? I think what people might need more would be to do more of the weekends.

Me: Like we did in Atlanta?

Erik: Yeah.

Me: Okay. Here’s another question from a blog member: Why are so many people unsuccessful in their suicide attempts?

(Pause)

Erik: A lot of the time for the failure is that it’s a way of saying, “It’s not your time.”

Me: Yeah.

Erik: And the thought of failing at the one thing, the one thing you want the most is a shock and awe experience. It shows the person that maybe what you want isn’t the right thing for you, and it helps rewire them to think about “well, if I’m living, then in what direction do I really want to go with it?”

Me: Hmm. Okay. Somebody else wants to know: What is the best way we can help people who are suicidal?

Erik: The best way to help them is to #1, don’t tell them not to do it. That’s the most stupid ass thing you can ever do. It makes them feel like you don’t “get” them at all, and they’re just going to move closer to it. The best thing you can do is ask them all the hows and the whys.

Me: Oh!

Erik: Talk about all the negative stuff first: Talk about ending life, how would it feel, what kind of relief would it give, and then ask, “Well, do you think you could achieve that relief if you stayed alive? Is there any way other than this that you can walk into that relief?

Me: Okay.

Erik: The answer is gonna be, “Yeah! There is!”

Me: Well, they might not say so at first, but…

Erik: True. But then you gotta walk into it and give them their guidance. I mean, really, every person who has tried to commit suicide or want to should be paired up with someone else. I really dig the whole life coach thing, but the people who are true life coaches who are really good at it.

Me: Wouldn’t it be cool to have life coaches from the other side? Maybe that’ll happen once people really start to believe in all this!

Erik: Mom, isn’t that what we are? That’s totally what we are!

Me: Yeah, but I’m talking about having a person who has successfully committed suicide pair up as a life coach with those who want to.

Erik: We could start that program.

Me: Yeah. That’d be great! That would be very powerful. 

Be sure to share the love, guys, and have a great weekend!

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