Me: All right. Let’s talk about meteorites and asteroids. Are we going to be hit by an asteroid and if so, will it be anytime in the near future?
Erik: What’s near?
Me: Well, I don’t know! When are we going to be hit by one? I know we eventually will be.
Erik: Nah. We’re too badass. We’ll shoot that shit up.
Me: Oh, really? Good. So, we’re pretty much safe. Everyone will be safe? The blog member asking this question wants to know where the safest place to be is.
Erik: Oh, yeah. Tell the dude we’re pretty much safe because NASA doesn’t really have much on their hands, and there are so many other stargazers and watchers for asteroids to name after themselves, blah, blah, blah. And we have the ability to break it up so that when it enters into the atmosphere on Earth, most of it will burn up. You know we might get some chunk and a little bit of devastation but less than what war does to us.
Me: Well, when will the next one come where we’ll have to shoot it down.
Erik: That’s not for a long ways away.
Me: More than a hundred years?
Erik: One that we’ll have to attack and dissipate? Yes.
Me: Okay. That’s all I need to know. (Chuckling) I’m fine. Is climate change manmade or media hype or a self-correcting phase that the Earth is going through on its own anyway?
Erik: Nah, it’s totally manmade.
Me: All of it?
Erik: Yeah. We fucked her up. We cut down too many forests and we put too much pollution to where she couldn’t breathe well.
Me: Isn’t some of it just the normal cycles, because we’ve had the heating up of the atmosphere over hundreds of thousands of years. I’m talking about the long-term cycles of the Earth.
Erik: Yeah, like the poles shifting?
Me: Yes. I mean is some of that—
Erik: Yeah, the poles are shifting and some of the things of that nature is Earth’s long-term correction pattern, but we’re fucking it up by speeding it up.
Hm. He’s contradicting himself. I guess spirits are not perfect, as Erik has said before.
Me: I see. Because I know that we’ve had this global warming in the distant past, but now we could be in that part of the cycle again, but we’re speeding it up. Is that what you’re saying?
Erik: Yeah, like it’s supposed to happen something like every 20,000 years and here we are in a 5,000-year cycle. What the fuck is up with that?
Me: This guy also says, “If it’s really happening, it looks like there will be a lot more devastating weather happenings and, in the not so distant future, a lot fewer people living on the planet.”
Jamie: I heard, “What’s that?” Okay. What was the question again?
I repeat it.
Me (nervously): Okay. Well, will it be like 50% of the people gone?
Erik: Oh, no. Fucking no. You gotta decide how much smarter people decide to be.
Me: That’s true. That’s free will. How hot will it get?
Erik: Just like it is now, there are different—
Jamie (to Erik): Well, in general, then.
Erik: There are different heat zones. Like Arizona to Florida compared to—
Me: Oh, yeah. Of course.
Erik: All that shit’s different. What do you mean, “How hot is it going to get?”
Me: Well will it get to 140 degrees? Will my face melt or what?
Jamie (chuckling): He loves that.
Erik (in a goofy voice I can’t describe): Maybe.
Might be an improvement.
Jamie: He still, he doesn’t know how to answer it.
Me: Okay. Well what about the extremely cold weather? The crazy cold weather that’s been happening. Is that part of the climate change?
Erik: Yeeeesss it is.
Me: It seems like it would be.
Jamie: It’s like that wall of ice.
Me: Oh yeah.
Jamie: Rui (Her husband) was telling me about it. He goes, “They say the wind blew it in.”
Me: That’s weird.
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.
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